Belly has teamed up with Vevo to deliver an acapella performance of “Immigrant” from his new album of the same name.
“On this side of the world we’re the only safe haven some people have.”
Belly shared his thoughts while filming an exclusive Vevo performance of his new track, “Immigrant” on location in Brooklyn’s Red Hook neighborhood.
“We could actually play a role in life that has purpose.”
As the son of Palestinian parents, the Canadian rapper saw firsthand what it’s like to flee a worn-torn homeland. Armed with that experience Belly delivered a moving a capella performance of “Immigrant” in the shadows of the Statue of Liberty. The symbolism wasn’t lost on us. “Immigrant” is the lead track on his new album of the same name on Jay Z’s Roc Nation Records. Having built his career as a songwriter contributing to fellow XO labelmate The Weeknd’s success and collaborating with a slew of hungry MCs on the mixtape circuit, Belly is set to level up after notching hits like “Might Not” from 2015’s ‘Up For Days’ and “Ballerina” from the following year’s ‘Another Day In Paradise.’
Pull up and bear witness.
Executive Producer: Micah Bickham
Director: Kyle Goldberg
Producer: Jayson Rodriguez
DP: Cameron Roberts
AC: Oliver Lanzenberg
Sound Op: Reed Adler
Editor: Colton Fordyce