The video was inspired by a Philadelphia street fight that turned into a viral message for non-violence earlier this year when a Good Samaritan intervened. The two Southern Cali spitters each take turns tackling issues affecting the black community and preach a message of positivity and growth over haunting production from West Coast veteran SoundsByKrock.
The song and video call for unity and present the numerous positive possibilities it would bring to underserved areas. With neither artist afraid of speaking their mind, they also bring light to the injustices, pain and racism America’s systemic oppression has brought on inner cities for countless years.
Much like the viral video it was inspired by, “Trust” aims to use hip-hop to bring focus to the real issues that come from violence and society’s glamorization and obsession with it. You can watch the video for “Trust” below, along with the original Philly street video.