D-Mac on "The Code": "My Friend Was Shot in the Back by Police"

Brownsville rapper D-Mac has a message for all racist cops and his peers in music -- and he put it in a music video called "The Code."

Using Black Panther imagery, sampling a Fred Hampton speech, and staging his scenes in the shadows of skyscrapers and on the front porch of Miami-Dade's oldest standing house, D-Mac paints a bleak picture of today, while also offering a better vision for tomorrow.

He is currently at So So Def studios working on his follow-up to the Dear Destiny mixtape. Here's what D-Mac had to say about street violence, police provocation, and music with substance.

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