Butta Beats Inc delivers a visual to “Dead Already” which was shot in Atlanta by director HonestVisions. It is a reflection on Black life in America and the video centers around the murder of Kenneth Chamberlain Sr by the hands of police in 2011.
Kenneth Chamberlain Sr. was fatally shot on November 19, 2011, in White Plains, New York. After his LifeAid medical alert necklace was inadvertently triggered, police came to his home and demanded that he open his front door. Despite his objections and statements that he did not need help, the police broke down Chamberlain’s door, tasered him, and then shot him dead. Chamberlain was a 68-year-old, black, retired Marine, and a 20-year veteran of the Westchester County Department of Corrections. He wore the medical alert bracelet due to a chronic heart problem.
ButtaBeats Inc hails from Greenburgh NY and currently resides in Atlanta GA. His music is a reflection of the Black experience in America, laid over lush audio soundscapes produced and written by the artist himself. To put it simply Buttabeats Inc doesn’t sound like anyone in the industry and his music occupies a unique space. With 2 prior releases under his belt (2005 Men Apart and 2009 Shine From Within) he is not a new artist even if this is the first time you have heard of him. With over a decade of experience producing and recording; his next album The Revenge of Charles Martin is a testament to that experience. Recorded in Atlanta over the past year this serves as a statement to what it took to get from an aspiring Rapper/Producer to actually being one.