Kazi A releases a heart-felt polit­ic­ally charged single, ‘Galileo,’ a track that high­lights the dis­crim­in­a­tion some­times faced by the Muslim com­munity in Aus­tralia.

With­in the single, Kazi demon­strates his strength as a rap­per, clev­er lyr­i­cism and unortho­dox rhym­ing pat­terns with a pas­sion. ‘Galileo’, is an hon­est, tell-tale story that uni­fies and rep­res­ents the rapper’s ances­try.

The cap­tiv­at­ing single is accom­pan­ied by visu­als dir­ec­ted and edited by Keelan Judge. With­in the video, the power­ful visu­als of a fight break­ing out between a racist indi­vidu­al against a Banglade­shi broth­er and sis­ter. As the video unfolds, it rep­res­ents a harsh real­ity for some. The idea of the video is to remind the world that love and for­give­ness trumps everything.

“The pur­pose of this video was not to attack any race or reli­gion. It is to show that for­give­ness and love can be found in the hearts of people who dis­crim­in­ate, and also in the hearts of those facing dis­crim­in­a­tions,” said Kazi A.

The fol­low­ing events from the video show­case every­day trauma that can be felt with­in the Muslim com­munity, Kazi goes on to say, “There is no bias in this video as it shows frus­tra­tion com­ing from the eth­nic broth­er played by act­or Aj Haid­er from news and social media as well mak­ing him defend with viol­ence. Anoth­er encounter was made at the end of the video, where the changed racist per­son picks up the sis­ter­’s wal­let show­ing will­ing­ness in both their hearts to accept,”

The single was inspired by fear that is spread by politi­cians and main­stream media. The term ‘Galileo’ is a meta­phor for the artists’ frus­tra­tion with cur­rent and past lead­er­ship.

“It seems like our lead­ers are not cap­able of change and play the blame game on import­ant top­ics, like when Aus­trali­an lead­ers single out non-West­ern immig­rants as a prob­lem. They use the fear for polit­ic­al gain rather than solv­ing prob­lems the right way and pro­tect­ing oth­ers. ‘Galileo’ was known for his obser­va­tions with a tele­scope, as the fath­er of obser­va­tion­al astro­nomy and I’m say­ing the lead­er­ship is lack­ing on Earth we need a tele­scope to find a cap­able lead­er in out­er space,”

Hav­ing peppered music over the last years, Kazi has been in the hip hop scene since 2000s’. Born in Bangladesh Kazi was raised by his grand­moth­er. With a unique upbring­ing, he cap­tures the audi­ence with the art of story telling through rap and poetry.The rap­per star­ted writ­ing at the age of 14-years-old and his biggest inspir­a­tions are Tupac, Bone Thugs N Har­mony, NWA and Immor­tal Tech­nique. His latest album ‘Trap­pela­tion’ received love from taste-makers across the globe.

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.