Watch Toronto artist Mustafa’s emotional plea to end gun violence in his visual for ‘Stay Alive’

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In the midst of a global pandemic, the title of this track, ‘Stay Alive’, seems more and more relevant as a message of perseverance in the midst of a scary time. That’s the beauty of this track, performed by Canada’s Mustafa. The song is written as a plea to end gun violence in his neighborhood, but its message is applicable to really any situation that requires a cool head in the midst of a storm. The video clashes gently against the lyrics–play the visuals on mute and you’d believe you were watching a hardcore Hip-Hop track. Increase the volume and you are soothed by Mustafa’s unique sound. Mustafa has effectively set himself apart from the crowd with this release.

Written by Manny King John

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