Ever the wordsmith and serene storyteller, Derek Minor is impacting the Hip Hip political scene this year with his “Decisions” video.
The animated mini-movie — directed by Johnnie Hxllywxxd — follows the path of a young and embarrassed black youth who thinks retorting back with gun violence is the answer. As we’ve seen time and time again in these United States, there are consequences. Or this case, we’ll say “decisions.”
Minor exclusively revealed the inspiration to HipHopDX to coincide with the premiere saying he drew it from “multiple stories that I’ve either personally been close to or I’ve seen in the media.”
He continued: “Often times in our media-driven culture we boil complex situations down to a headline, We want clear-cut lines that are easily digestible for our perspective platforms. When I wrote ‘Decisions’ I wanted to show how messy life really is. I wanted to capture how one decision can change everything. Unfortunately, for a song like ‘Decisions, there is…