Watch J Molley’s Music Video For ‘Flower Child’

J Molley takes a breather in his latest music video.

In his latest music video for his new song "Flower Child," J Molley takes a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. While the South African artist has shown himself many times as a person who enjoys his privacy, his previous videos have always been steeped in mystery.


On "Flower Child," however, the young hip-hop artist enjoys what's left of the autumn sun. He retreats to what looks like a resort, and even does yoga and a bit of martial arts.

The visuals are fitting for "Flower Child," a song in which J Molley sings on the chorus:

"Felling way too good I'm feeling liberated/ Know that you don't understand so you're just sitting hating/ I know that you're in pain that's why you're just complaining/ Just get on my plane/ There ain't no point in waiting"

"Flower Child" is the first song J Molley has released since the beginning of the year. Last year, he released the EP Leader of the Wave, a Playlist by J Molley, from which came the singles "Leader of the Wave" and "Lightning," which both got visuals.

J Molley is working towards an album, which is due for release later in the year. The artist hasn't stated whether the song will be part of the project.

Watch the music video for "Flower Child" below:

J Molley - Flower Child ( Official Music Video ) www.youtube.com

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Photo by Don Paulsen/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Hugh Masekela's New York City Legacy

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In Questlove's magnificent documentary, Summer of Soul, he captures a forgotten part of Black American music history. But in telling the tale of the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, the longtime musician and first-time filmmaker also captures a part of lost South African music history too.

Among the line-up of blossoming all-stars who played the Harlem festival, from a 19-year-old Stevie Wonder to a transcendent Mavis Staples, was a young Hugh Masekela. 30 years old at the time, he was riding the wave of success that came from releasing Grazing in the Grass the year before. To watch Masekela in that moment on that stage is to see him at the height of his time in New York City — a firecracker musician who entertained his audiences as much as he educated them about the political situation in his home country of South Africa.

The legacy Masekela sowed in New York City during the 1960s remains in the walls of the venues where he played, and in the dust of those that are no longer standing. It's in the records he made in studios and jazz clubs, and on the Manhattan streets where he once posed with a giant stuffed zebra for an album cover. It's a legacy that still lives on in tangible form, too, in the Hugh Masekela Heritage Scholarship at the Manhattan School of Music.

The school is the place where Masekela received his education and met some of the people that would go on to be life-long bandmates and friends, from Larry Willis (who, as the story goes, Masekela convinced to give up opera for piano) to Morris Goldberg, Herbie Hancock and Stewart Levine, "his brother and musical compadre," as Mabusha Masekela, Bra Hugh's nephew says.

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