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12/30/2014 12:14 pm ET Updated Dec 30, 2014

Rapper Petty Responds To Samuel L. Jackson's Challenge With Powerful Video

Two weeks ago, Samuel L. Jackson issued a challenge akin to the Ice Bucket Challenge (which helped fund ALS research) with another objective in mind: curing police brutality.

Though not many huge names have participated in Jackson's challenge — which consists of signing this protest song — Nashville-based rapper Petty answered the call and said in a HuffPost Live interview Monday that his video has received tons of positive feedback.

"So far, it's been support," Petty told host Alyona Minkovski. "A lot of people that's watched it, they like it, they post and they share it and tell people about it. I got very [little] bad feedback, but it really wasn't anything major...I feel like more people should speak up, and a lot of artists aren't doing that."

A few notable rappers, including J. Cole, Nelly and Killer Mike, have shown support for protestors in wake of the events in Ferguson, Missouri and New York. Jackson, and Petty, hope to further that movement.

Watch the rest of the clip above, and catch the full HuffPost Live conversation here.

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