Portland Rapper’s Edgy Video
6/7/2016, 4:36 p.m.
Swiggle Mandela has just released a controversial new hip hop music video with a positive message.
The Portland rapper's "40 Acres and a New Car" is breathtaking and riveting for its strong images and lyrics about gentrification, prostitution, child neglect, and the dark history of Portland's racist past.
The video starts with Swiggle being escorted to his execution in a convoy of black cars for a lynching perpetrated by an “urban tribe" of people, complete with participants of all colors, some with tribal paint. The video is meant to represent a right-of-passage and to honor our history with a spiritual rebirth.
Swiggle Mandela will also be performing at Portland’s historical Juneteenth celebration on Saturday, June 18. Watch "40 Acres and A New Car" and search Swiggle Mandela on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.