In loving memory of Malcolm Lateef Shabazz 1984 -2013
Rajae wrote this song for a young man shortly after they met in Doha in 2009. One year later they filmed this video for the song in Amsterdam. Both half Algerian and revolutionary thinkers, he became like a younger brother to her. In may 2013 he was killed in Mexico. This song reminds people that everyone should have the right to be themselves, instead of what and who people expect them to be, she says. Malcolm Lateef Shabazz knows this message well. As the first male descendant of his iconic grandfather El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Malcolm X), Malcolm faced many pressures. Rajae's music, he said, raised his spirits, while simultaneously pleads in favour of equality and integration. In the song, Rajae also speaks out against false media hypes, manipulation and the abuse of authority. The friendship and conversations they had have influenced Rajae's perspective on life and will forever be present in her art.
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