Enigmatic lyricist Sun Zulu and renowned producer Mydus return to reveal Black Butterfly, the second visual offering from their masterful new album Asrah.
Black Butterfly is a reference to ‘The Black Butterfly,’ a term coined by Morgan State University Professor Lawrence Brown to describe a history of systemic practices and their tangible impact upon the city of Baltimore. It follows the narrative of a Black man growing up in this system; visually depicting his impact on those closest to him.
“A young man in the wilderness from Baltimore / Life put me on the Mirror’s Edge – I learned parkour!” – Sun Zulu
Driven by an infectious horn and buttery drums, Mydus’ smooth beat merges with Sun’s deep & honest lyrics to tell the story of Black Butterfly – a powerful message about the resilience of men and women in the face of adversity. Shot & directed by True & Livin’ Development, nature and human emotion fuses with anime and other imagery to showcase the creativity and uniqueness of the emcee/producer duo.
“I’m just tryna grow, who will I be? Will my life have an impact?” – Sun Zulu.