As an actor Riz Ahmed is currently appearing in HBO's The Night Of and will be in Star Wars: Rogue One next year. The multi-talented Brit also records music as Riz MC. His latest video is for "ENGLISTAN," the title track from his 2016 mixtape of the same name. Released yesterday, July 6, as Muslims celebrate the end of Ramadan, the video celebrates multiculturalism in a Britain divided by the recent Brexit result.
“We made this video in the context of a 500% rise in racist hate crime after the recent Brexit referendum in the UK,” Ahmed told Pitchfork of the video. Filming was done partly using drones and captures Britain's diversity between a mosque in Manchester, synagogue in London, and temple in Bolton. Check it out above.