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Parisi Recruits RZA For Striking 'No Refuge' Video
As president Donald Trump's travel ban continues to leave judges across the country at odds, critics in protest and refugee families with limited options for shelter, electronic duo Parisi and Wu-Tang Clan rapper and producer, RZA, deliver a striking new visual for the political track "No Refuge."
The song -- which is the first to ever be produced entirely on ROLI's beat-making software BLOCKS -- soundtracks a band of refugees traveling and dancing through a vast desert without a destination.
"This is the moment to speak out about the values of love and acceptance," said RZA in a release.
He also flips Trump's campaign slogan for a more positive message. "Like I say in the song, it’s time to make America great again -- not filled with bigotry and hate again. My friends the Parisi brothers have seen refugees struggle in their homeland, and I’m seeing the same in mine. Working together on 'No Refuge' has been a great act in more ways than one."
"No Refuge," which premiered on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 radio show Monday (March 27), will be available on iTunes, Apple Music and Beats 1 the same day. Starting March 28, the track will be available for streaming on Spotify, Deezer and other platforms.
All proceeds from the song's streams and sales will go be donated to the UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency, to aid the global refugee crisis.
Watch the Ben Strebel-directed presentation -- in collaboration with creative agency Stay In School -- below.