Rapper Logic just released a powerful video for his newest single, "1-800-273-8255," from his third studio album "Everybody."
The video features a strong pro-LGBTQ message and stars Don Cheadle and Matthew Modine. The video tells the story of a gay black teen with a white boyfriend (played by "Modern Family" star Nolan Gould) who has to come to terms with his sexuality and his family's reaction to it. Cheadle and Modine star as the gay teens' fathers.
The song, which features Alessia Cara and Khalid, was originally based on a story of suicide hence the title which is the National Suicide Hotline number.
Logic, who's known for his politically driven rap music that often flashes back to his memories growing up with addict parents, added a message about the song on the liner notes of his album.
"In the first hook and verse we hear a person at the end of their rope who has called the suicide hotline," He said. "Plain and simply; they are ready to commit suicide, feeling they have nowhere else to turn and are expressing the reasons why they wish to commit this act. In the second verse we then hear words from the perspective of the hotline operator who in turn gives them many reasons to keep fighting for their life. Expressing that this act is a permanent solution to a temporary situation. On the final hook and outro we then hear the caller express their new lease on life and outlook on a life that they thought was over but had actually been far from it all along.