The LEL Brothas' “Bad Guy” video is a crushing commentary on the oft-flawed process of the American justice system. While the video revolves around the Brothas in their orange jumpsuits behind bars, their stories of how they got there are not black and white. Whether it be Nytmare’s self-defense gone wrong, a revenge-inspired, fabricated domestic assault pinned on DJ Clone, or CB5 trusting the wrong people in his home, each one ended up in the klink for the wrong reasons.
The thing is, however, even though they’re not supposed to be in there they know that they need to do bad things to survive. It’s a blunt narrative about the mass incarceration in our country and the long term effects left behind.
On the outside, Coolio takes his place in front of the camera to spit some bars. His mission is remind anyone who may have doubted that because he’s enjoying the good life of fame and fortune, he is still bad. As in bad in the bad, not bad in the good!