By Kieran Webber
The Hamilton, Ontario based rapper has shared the track and video for ‘Bakkah: The History Of Humankind’ the follow up single to ‘Israfil Angels Trumpet’. Both tracks are taken off Emays forthcoming debut album ‘Ilah’ that the artist has been writing for three years.
The glitchy post apocalyptic video matches perfectly with Emays ideological bars that with recent events speak truths more so than ever. Speaking about the track Emay says:
“This new song “Bakkah: The History of Humankind”, was initially just a poem about humanity as a whole. When it began to rhyme I basically just ran with it. It was also a great opportunity for me to experiment with my writing as I was always self-conscious about using a more poetic/metaphorical style of writing so with this track I allowed myself to get completely lost in that form”. Talking about the video he continues; “Me and the director, Aaron Hall, bounced a lot of ideas off of each other and eventually Aaron thought of using riot gear for the video. To me the video is a battle displaying my ideological development and the conflict of ideas taking over and building off of one another. Much love to Aaron Hall and Dujean Williams for creating that with me”.