Raury is still a newcomer to the industry but his social awareness is already on another level compared to his competition. That's never been more present than in his new video for "Fly" with Malik Shakur, which Raury originally released after Darren Wilson was not convicted in the shooting death of Michael Brown. In the Malia Murray-directed animated video, the two characters flip through the pages of a textbook that documents significant events in history.
Here's what Raury had to say about the song:
“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.”