If you've never heard of rapper Li'l Zay don't feel out of the loop -- he's not a high profile dude even in the hip-hop scene -- but his video for "The 48 Bars of Power" might catch a few eyes.
Zay has both Latino and African American roots, and teamed up with music video director Michael Shahin to do a rousing vid protesting Arizona's soon-to-be-in-effect immigration law SB 1070. The racial profiling aspect is what bothers him most.
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"I feel the people who passed this law and the governor who signed it have no clue what racial profiling feels like," says the 18-year-old rapper.
I was pretty impressed with this project. This video isn't just a dude and a blue screen -- footage was shot on the border and at a rally at the Arizona capital. It's just a shame this song wasn't done in time for inclusion on our SB 1070 protest songs collection, A Line In The Sand.