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.
WATCH the video here.