Malitia Malimob is one of our favorite Seattle rappers. Period! Chino recently caught local and viral attention while shooting the “Dum Dum” music video. What has only been witnessed in behind the scenes footage, showed a Donald Trump look-a-like mannequin being hung in south Seattle. The video is finally out in censored form, check it out below.
Closing in on the release, Chino took to social media to let fans know that the FBI showed up at his house over the content of this music video. Entertainers have been speaking out since his campaign and Saturday Night Live has been able to remain on air from specifically bashing Donald Trump left and right. Apparently, the same freedom doesn’t exist for black Muslim artists.
Chino was quoted in the Seattle Times,
“America is my home. I left Somalia, fleeing with my mother stepping over dead bodies, laying next to dead bodies. A lot of traumatizing [expletive], bro. … I appreciate being here. I love being an American. I’m proud of being an American…We hate terrorism. I can’t even go back to where I was born because every day there’s bombings.“
While some viewers may have been taken back by this content, we should all be disturbed by the suppressed freedom of speech. Malitia Malimob has an incredible story rooted in violence and terrorism, yet this has absolutely nothing do with their content. The Somalian born natives came to America as refugees in search of a better life. Anyone that follows Chinoo closely knows that he actively speaks out to not only the youth of Seattle but all Solmaians to put down the guns and stop the violence. Promoting a message of being alive and free as the best things life has to offer, it’s sad to see the government try to silence artists.
Malitia MaliMob – Dum Dum (Directed by Harry Clean)
** Any scene that had to be censored shows the United States Code, title 18, section 871. Check out the Malitia Malimob interview on The Break where Chino’o discusses why the visual had to be censored.
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