Chase Allen hopes we ‘See The Light’ in new video.
On the first day of Black History Month, in a time when itâ€™s important to be aware of how the narrative of American history glosses over abuses and atrocities and sometimes casts a sinister light on people who fight for their rights,Â Chase AllenÂ embraces self-love and black identity inÂ the beautifully shot music video for “See The Light” directed byÂ GoodÂ Hype.
“I learned about Christopher Columbus before Malcom X. When I didn’t know any better I thought the black panthers were gangsters. I grew up making fun of dark complexioned kids. If a girl had Cherokee in her family we used to say she had good hair. Seeing the light is about looking past all of the layers of oppression and self hate. The history of slavery is just the tip of the iceberg of our existence. We were once kings, you know?” -Â Chase Allen
“See The Light” is from the West Philly native and Los Angeles-based emcee/producer’s recently released debut albumÂ Far From Home.Â Inspired by Malcolm X’s highly influential autobiography,Â the project chronicles Chase’s transformative trip across the country to his new home on the West Coast, while detailing theÂ tumultuous life events that fostered his significant personal growth throughout his journey.Â The deeply personal project features guest producersÂ SlimkatÂ andÂ Johann Sebastian, as well as guest vocalistÂ Domi Jo.