Video: The White Mandingos "Mandingo Rally"

From the upcoming album "The Ghetto's Tryna Kill Me"

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This black-and-white video for "Mandingo Rally" follows Murs (who has been a local rap hero in Los Angeles for many years) of The White Mandingos through a series of wardrobe changes. The rapper first puts on street clothing (a Carhartt beanie and a camouflage coat), then switches to a dashiki (holding up his right fist to people on the street), then eventually puts on a Klan outfit. People watch along the way, reacting differently to each respective stage of Murs' appearance. Finally, Murs reveals his face under the hood to show that he has painted himself in white-face. The video (and the name of the group itself) seems to want to confront certain notions of race by turning them upside-down, but watch and interpret for yourself.

The White Mandingos consist of Murs (a.k.a. Tyrone White), Darryl Jenifer of Bad Brains, and Sacha Jenkins of ego trip. Their album, The Ghetto Is Tryna Kill Me, is set to release on June 11.

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