The new music video for “Ain’t Nobody Talking About Shit” from local rapper and activist Draze’s 2016 EP Seattle’s Own may be the most important visual project we see in local hip-hop this year. The six-minute clip plays like a short film, following Draze through his everyday life while being bombarded from all angles by negative images of African Americans in the media.
He lyrically addresses a multitude of social issues and injustices with real-life clips from the internet and powerful quotes masterfully entwined throughout—delivering important messages that your favorite mainstream rappers tend to ignore. Touching on police brutality, overpopulation in prison, white guilt, gay rights, and the misrepresentation of black women in the media (just to name a few), Draze goes all the way in on his quest to educate the masses.
Watch, listen, and most importantly—share this clip and help Draze enlighten and empower our community.