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Jabee [Photo provided]
Jabee [Photo provided]

Oklahoma City hip-hop artist and activist Jabee has released the powerful music video for his gripping song "Hope."

A hard-hitting autobiographical story about a Black family struggling to make ends meet, "Hope" is one of the tracks from his recently released double-LP "This World Is So Fragile And Cruel I’m Glad I Got You." The video was shot in and around OKC and directed by Chris Freihofer.

"I feel like people are waiting for me to fall off or waiting for me to sit down and not make any more music. ... I think that it's important that I don't let those feelings or those insecurities or those voices quiet me or shut me up, because I feel like I still have purpose. And there's so much work to be done," Jabee told me in a recent interview about his honest and affecting new album.

Jabee posted on Twitter that he released his "Hope" video today in memory of his brother, who was shot 19 years ago on Sept. 10, 2001. 

A partner in the Tower Theatre, Jabee will perform the music from his new album to the historic stage Oct. 17, and he will be bring along some special guests for the concert. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at The show will have limited capacity for social distancing. 

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To read more of my interview with Jabee, click here


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Brandy McDonnell

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