In her new short film for "La Diaspora," Brooklyn-based MC Nitty Scott takes us to a black and indigenous utopia where Afro-descendants are free to sustain and uplift each other without interference from oppressive societies. The track comes from the rapper's latest album, Creature!, which is a celebration of her African and Caribbean roots. The seven minute clip is a visual representation of ancient rituals and tribal dances.
In an email to The FADER, Scott explained the inspiration behind the track and short film: "La Diaspora' is a tribute to the women warriors of the diaspora. It's about bonding and healing over collective nostalgia for an ancient culture we should be living and still feel connected to. This is dedicated to 'la hija de la diaspora,' or the daughters of the diaspora, descendants of Africa and indigenous peoples. For the film, I created a colorful indigenous utopia in my head, free of all oppression and colonization. A narrative that does not begin with slave ships, but with native community, living amongst nature and in alignment with the earth." Watch the video above.