redveil ended his set at Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival this past Sunday (November 12) with a statement on the violence in Gaza, where more than 11,100 people — about half a percent of the densely inhabited strip’s population — have died due to Israel’s ongoing airstrikes, ground invasion, and blockade since Hamas fighters killed roughly 1,400 Israelis (including 260 attendees of a music festival) and took roughly 240 more hostage on October 7. Among Gaza’s dead are more than 4,000 children, according to the Palestinian health ministry.
Footage from the festival shows the Prince George County, Maryland MC pointing to a long, fast-scrolling list of names projected on the screen behind him. “Behind me is a list of names of Palestinians that’s been killed in Gaza since October 7,” he says, an instrumental playing behind him. “Nobody on this fucking list made it to the age of four.”
redveil goes on to urge audience members to call their reps and demand a ceasefire at CeasefireToday.com. “It’s not complicated — don’t nobody tell you that shit,” he says in the video, to which a voice that sounds very much like Camp Flog Gnaw founder Tyler, the Creator’s replies, “It’s not.” Before leaving the stage, he leads the crowd in a “Free Palestine” chant. Watch the full clip below.
Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival 2023 took place Saturday and Sunday at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles and was broadcast live via Amazon Prime and Twitch. It was headlined by SZA, Kendrick Lamar and Baby Keem as The Hillbillies, and Tyler himself. Check out some of the best photos from the festival on our Instagram.
redveil’s most recent project was April’s playing w/ fire EP, the follow-up to the 19-year-old rapper’s third LP, learn 2 swim. With his statements Sunday, he joins a growing list of prominent figures in music who have called for a ceasefire in Gaza, including Rage Against The Machine’s Zack De La Rocha and Tom Morello, Kid Cudi, Drake, Jennifer Lopez, Caroline Polachek, Dua Lipa, and Devonté Hynes.
The FADER has reached out to a representative of redveil for further comment.