“If you having girl problems I feel bad for you son / I got 99 problems but a b*tch ain’t one”
Real life perils; police brutality, social injustice and generational discriminatory practices mirrors visual narration in this week’s edition of “TALES” on BET. A powerful spin on Jay Z‘s 2003 single “99 Problems,” which won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Song, takes the Brooklyn native’s lyrics and morphs them into an entertaining story line.
In the episode, the Black Lives Matter movement is declared an enemy of the state, as two college lovers go rogue, launching war against an unjust system. They join other BLM activists after they go on the run, hiding “in plain sight,” to escape the clutches of the police.
Directed by Tasha Smith, the one hour episode starring Rhyon Nicole Brown, Peyton Alex Smith, Charles Malik Whitfield, Mike Pniewski, Tyra Ferrell, and Jerod Haynes, tackles society’s current issues; “hands up, don’t shoot,” and a corrupt system and it’s governing participants.
The two students forfeited their college education to lead a revolution, fearlessly in pursuit of a matter much bigger than them.
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