The video is of a world where things aren’t as they should be. A world with wealth and prosperity, where injustice and inequality seems to be played for gains, inhumane.
The video itself – directed by award winning black film director and queer Afropunk musician Danny Denial – is a mini movie giving us the true-life story of one prominent black woman protest leader – activist, actor, musical artist Jaiden Grayson.
The track was produced by King Youngblood’s Black/Jewish leader Cameron Lavi-Jones and Phillip Peterson (A$OP Rock, Portugal The Man) with co-mix credits to Eric Lilavois (Ayron Jones, Pearl Jam).
Cameron said: “As a black Jew, I’ve been incredibly lucky to grow up with a sense of pride in who I am and my dual cultures, without ever having to look at them as opposite sides of a coin. People that look like me have spent too much time being shoved in the shadows. I have a unique privilege and opportunity to look forward into what I think is where we should have been already. I have something to say and I am grateful my songs and band King Youngblood gives me the forum to speak my mind and lift up others.”
Let’s use what tools we’ve got to make folks aware and work together for equality.
It’s the sane way to go.
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Hey friends, Cameron here!! I want to thank you for the 2000 views on the visual for Yakubian Antics just in two days 💝 This piece in particular means a great deal to me as a Black artist during this time and all this support from you has been incredibly empowering. I figured I'd just pop by and show you guys the clip that had the most impact on me, but what I'm really curious about is what spoke to you! So if you feel like sharing what messages or visuals you picked up on, I'd love to hear about it and talk about it with you!!⠀ ⠀ ok rad I'll see u in the comments💐