Are you looking for some new sounds that talk about real world issues? Zaena x Jason Maek’s latest music video for their song ‘Get You Right’ that was just released recently. This feel-good hip hop anthem reflects on life in inner city Chicago, police brutality, our current political climate, and student debt. As you know, Zaena x Jason Maek are LGBTQIA activists and currently on their sold out 30-city tour titled ‘The Freshman Tour’.
Directed by Jason Maek, the high-energy visual for this hip-hop/house track features a young Zaena and Jason as they reflect on what life is like growing up in the inner windy city. The duo shares stories of attending weekend dance parties at landmarks like ‘The Rink’, catching the redline, and features clips of the first Harold’s Chicken restaurant. The video also pays homage to the Chicago rooted dance trend called ‘foot working’. The song and video also tackle several other prominent issues such as police brutality, our current political climate, and student debt. Zaena, a Libyan refugee, compares life in her homeland to her experience in America with the line, “Our countries are like day and night, some nights I don’t belong here. We both suffer from gang fights. F**k people because they don’t care.”
“Although my family moved here for a better life, America still suffers from many problems my homeland currently experiences ranging from political corruption to police brutality”, explains Zaena. “It was important for me to point that in hopes to start a conversation to create change.” According to Jason Maek, “this song and visual are both fun and insightful. Most people only hear about the negatives of inner city Chicago culture. Zaena and I wanted to remind the world that there are a lot of amazing bright spots as well.” Check out the visuals below
Get You Right’ is a high energy hip-hop/house track that reflects on life in inner-city Chicago, police brutality, our current political climate, and student debt.
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