Tuesday, May 31, 2011
VIDEO: Truth Universal's "Immigrant" Delivers a Hip Hop Voice for the Voiceless
If Hip Hop is an acquired taste in music, this track sure helps me acquire it.
As immigrants continue to have their human rights compromised in state after state, Hip Hop artist Truth Universal responds with "Immigrant," the lead single from his latest project Resistance Vol. 2: Polygraph.
Himself a Trinidad-born immigrant who was raised in New Orleans, Truth addresses the plight of the U.S. immigrant in the piece. He cites the commonality of the immigrant struggle, regardless of their land of origin, and challenges the contradictions of U.S. immigration enforcement policy.
Amidst the sonic backdrop crafted by DJ Black Panther, Mexican born MC, Bocafloja, assists Truth in his commentary on the subject, making it a bi-lingual production.
The video was shot on location in Mexico City and New Orleans, during the artists' tours .
--adapted from the YouTube notes of Akoben Ologun of Truth Universal Press