Iraqi-born Montreal MC Yasiin ‘Narcy’ Alsalman, along with Metro Creative, worked in collaboration to produce the latest music video Love Me Hate Me, from his newest album World War Free. The satirical PSA received a launch via The Fader and features UK musician Kindness dancing and enjoying the Canadian tea time staples from Tim Hortons.
Poking fun at the current political climate, Narcy envisions a (potentially future) reality of what it would be like to be a Arab performer in a world where Donald Trump is President of Canada’s neighbouring country to the south.
Narcy tells The Fader “This video is about the everyday work of being an artist, and the behind the scenes bullshit we have to deal with. Most of all, this video is about being a brown/immigrant/Iraqi/Muslim/x and how, no matter what you do, your truth is never shared publicly and fairly in the music industry unless you tell it how it is. It’s also a reminder that history has been repeating itself, and let’s not make the same mistakes, again, with Trump.”
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