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Artist Thu Aug 14 2008
As we told you about last week, Chicago indie hip-hop emcee Rhymefest issued a pretty bold statement when he was prepping listeners for the release of his new video. The video, which is for his new track "Stolen," stated officially circulating this past Tuesday, and here it is:
Civil war...genocide...refugees...blood diamonds. Yep, Rhymefest definitely isn't treading lightly with the narrative this time around.
In his prior statement, 'Fest said of "Stolen":
"For those who appreciate music with both soul and social commentary, this video will offer an intriguing look into the lives of people who suffer from genocide, starvation and war. It was very important for me to make this song after my travels to London where I had an opportunity to speak to a former child soldier from Sierra Leone. If you listen to the song, I document that conversation."
NO I.D. stepped in to provide the beats; and the video was directed by Konee Rok, who's previously worked with 'Fest, All Natural, Kanye, Lil Jon, and others. "Stolen" is an advance track from 'Fest's forthcoming sophomore album El Che, which is slated for release on J Records some time this fall.