Venezuelan rapper Emilio Rojas makes an apt return to the scene with a timely musical offering in “Walk Through Fire,” a brand new audiovisual that stands as a response to the repeal of DACA and the current threat against the livelihoods of so many immigrant families.
“The US is being torn apart by racism, extreme nationalism, and xenophobia. This is a country built on the backs of immigrants,” Rojas told Billboard. “My father is an immigrant from Venezuela, my niece and nephew are half Moroccan and have a Muslim father. The stories I told in this song are real. I wrote it because no one is speaking for us. And it is important that we aren’t marginalized, especially in times like these. Our voices deserve to be heard.”
The visual premiere details the journey of two different men: One who crossed the Mexican border, and another who is a Syrian refugee. Watch how it all unfolds below.