Lagos, Nigeria- and London-raised singer/rapper DAP the Contract laments for slain children in his new video for "Too Young." Through graphic images, he emphasizes the many injustices in the world that violently take the lives of youth across the globe. Dressed in all white, DAP the Contract stands in an open field and questions these atrocities as he sings, "When children die too young/ Do their bodies grow?/ Does anybody know?"
Over email, DAP the Contract told The FADER, "This song was initially inspired by the need to comfort friends who had lost close friends of theirs. However, as I wrote the song, I began to think about all the children suffering all over the world and the cries for help we see and scroll past on our timelines so frequently."
"The concurrent Syrian refugee crisis and the daily reminder of the extreme poverty that cripples the lives of children in my hometown Lagos, Nigeria only reinforced the importance of the song," he continued. "This song is dedicated to all children across the world that have passed away too young, and to those that continue to suffer every day."