ATL native Raury may only be 18-years-old but his wisdom and vision span much further than just a number. Back in January the singer/songwriter released “Fly,” a tribute to those who have been victim to racial profiling after Darren Wilson was not indicted for the killing of Michael Brown. The acoustic backed song featuring Malik Shakur is a hopeful track that we as a whole humanity can “Fly” above the killing of innocent men, racial profiling and many other series situations that seem to continually arise in the world. Raury had this to say about the track.
“I wrote ‘Fly’ right after hearing that Darren Wilson was not being indicted for murdering Mike Brown. I wrote it instantly that the words and music didn’t even feel like mine. I knew that this track belonged to the universe. ‘Fly’ is a reset button on the revolution. ‘Fly’ is an ode to the ones who were wrongfully murdered, mourning the deaths and also looking on the bright side to help us find peace in the fact that they are in a better place, they fly in heaven now. “My best friend Malik Shakur also felt the need to express his hope for the future and the growth of Black excellence when he recorded with me in the midst of America trying to capture his Aunt Assata Shakur. He also looks to walk along with me, as we heal the world through love and high-frequency music.”
The video for “Fly” which is directed by Malia Murray depicts some of the most well known historic instances such as the Harlem Renaissance, the 1921 bombing of black Wall Street, MLK’s March on Washington and all the way until now with an angel recession of recently slain men such as Trayvon Martin and Tamir Rice. Watch the inspiring visual below as well as Raury’s first trip to Sway In The Morning.