Check out the first images from The Birth of a Nation, written and directed by Nate Parker, who also stars alongside Armie Hammer, Aja Naomi King, Jackie Earle Haley, Gabrielle Union, Chiké Okonkwo, Aunjanue Ellis, Colman Domingo, Dwight Henry, Roger Guenveur Smith, Penelope Ann Miller, and Mark Boone Jr.

Set against the antebellum South, this drama follows the story of Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner, accepts an offer to use Nat’s preaching to subdue unruly slaves. After witnessing countless atrocities against fellow slaves, Nat devises a plan to lead his people to freedom.

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  • Here Right Now
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  • Here Right Now

This song, I am lucky to have. Seems that when NateWantsToBattle, or Nate Sharp, or whatever he’s calling himself now does something new, all of his old stuff suffers. This is the product of that change, one of a few songs (no others of which I have) that was released before he became NateWantsToBattle. Despite his decision to remove the song from the face of the earth, I still managed to get a hold of it, and I think any NWtB fan should listen to it if you already haven’t. I like this song more than any song he’s ever released.