Lorenzo Asher’s “Color Of Ignorance” Video Sparks Discussions of Hip Hop & Race

One week after speaking candidly to TheGrio.com about the importance of a thought provoking + positive “message” in hip hop, today Lorenzo Asher drops the second video from his upcoming Liquor, Loud, Loyalty, Love project, premiered earlier on okayplayer.com. This weekend saw hip hop’s biggest start Kanye West speak to the ideas of racism and superficial imagery in today’s hip hop, making Lorenzo’s message all the more stronger and relevant for his visual for “Color Of Ignorance,” directed by Michael Belcher.

From Lorenzo:

“Ignorance, being the perfect word to describe the stigma that plagues our nation with racism, classification, and homophobia to which has become far too acceptable in this day and age. The ever so concealed yet never ending battle of racial divide, and societal inequality is the theme propelling this visual love story.”
The Color of Ignorance: ignorance, being the perfect word to describe the stigma that plagues our nation with racism, classification, and homophobia to which has become far to acceptable in this day and age. The ever so concealed yet never ending battle of racial divide, and societal inequality is the theme propelling this visual love story of an African American boy, and Caucasian girl involved in a seemingly tabooed relationship. A flower blooms and dies in a metaphorical representation of the harm caused to mankind by said evils. HOPE is key here, for without it we are forced to endure the wounds inflicted by the sword of our harsh realities. There’s always hope, and though it poisons our souls, don’t let it go.

Lorenzo Asher "The Color of Ignorance"