- 09 Apr 19
The song marks Lowkey’s first continuation of the ‘Long Live Palestine’ releases since 2009.
British Iraqi rapper Lowkey has released a video for his latest single, ‘Long Live Palestine [Part 3],’ which features artists including Irish singer Maverick Sabre. Filmed at a protest for Palestinian freedom, the video begins with Scottish comedian Frankie Boyle reading “Think of Others,” a poem by Palestinian poet and activist Mahmoud Darwish. Lowkey then begins rapping, his words alternating with Sabre’s vocals, Khaled Siddiq’s verses, and Mai Khalil’s chorus. The song ends with an audio clip from British film director Ken Loach.
Lowkey, born Kareem Dennis, shot to hip-hop stardom in the UK in the early 2000s with a series of self-made mixtapes. His second studio album, Soundtrack to the Struggle, was released in 2011. Not long after, the London native began a hiatus that lasted until 2016, when Lowkey released several new tracks confronting international issues like police brutality and xenophobia.
Lowkey’s latest album, Soundtrack to the Struggle 2, was released on 5 April.
London-born Sabre was raised in Wexford from the age of four. His career kicked off as a feature artist on rap singles, releasing his first solo track, ‘Let Me Go,’ in 2011. When I Wake Up, Sabre’s third studio album, dropped on 22 March ahead of a UK and Ireland tour, which wraps up this Saturday in Bristol.
Watch the video for ‘Long Live Palestine [Part 3]’ below.