Mali Music f/ Jhene Aiko "Contradiction" (Davis Silis, dir.)

Mali Music - Contradiction ft. Jhené Aiko

Mali Music has shared a sweet new video for "Contradiction," one of his contributions to the ChiRaq The Movie soundtrack.

Directed by Davis Silis, the warm video shines a spotlight on the Georgia singer and his collaborator Jhene Aiko. The pair sway gently with a glowing dance club's pretty crowd while singing about the ups and downs of love. As well as creating a reminder of everyone lost in violence not just in Chicago, but all over the world.

David Silis, director: "The insurmountable loss Chicago has experienced over the years for many people only came into perspective when compared to America’s losses in Iraq, a war more publicised, and certainly longer-running than any other.

I grew up not far from Chicago, so when this project came around, working with the supremely talented Mali Music, Jhené Aiko, and the team behind Spike Lee’s film ‘Chi-Raq’, the soundtrack on which ‘Contradiction’ features, it felt quite personal. Especially when only a few weeks after we finished filming, my own hometown suffered a mass shooting.

What we wanted to create was a video that reinforced the story of ‘Chi-Raq,’ but also had its own message. Both a celebration of community, and a lament of its destruction. Or in other words, a contradiction. That while life does go on, we shall never forget those who were lost."

Production Company
Independent Representative
Director of Photography
Editing Company
Executive Producer
Gabriel Younes, Production Coordinator
Sam Shapson, First Assistant Director
Kurtis Gnagey, Second Assistant Director
Jared Bargiel
, First Assistant Camera
Holly Horne, Second Assistant Camera
Andrew Ansnick, Steadicam Operator
Michael Tingley, Best Boy (Electrical)
Angelo Soiza, Key grip
Zak Cole, Art Director
Brian Mayfield, Production Designer
Sarah Kinsumba, Stylist
Alysha Marcantonio, Make-up Artist
Steven Tabimba, Hairdresser