Jai Nitai Lotus – Ends In Transition [Video]
Montreal, QC – Montreal MC-producer Jai Nitai Lotus has just put down a serious new self-directed video for “Ends In Transition” off his recently released mixtape entitled Acknowledgement.
Jai goes in over top of the instrumental from Thundercat’s “Return to the Journey,” and rips into both his darkest, as well as his most hopeful thoughts with this very poignant spoken word piece: “I looked in my daughter’s eyes/ And they told me/ ‘Daddy look out for the children of the world’.” Check it after the jump.
The track is juxtaposed against home video clips, a visual progression through the seasons, as well as shots of pivotal album covers from Jai’s come-up; most of which you’ll recognize – Black on Both Sides by Mos Def, Things Fall Apart by The Roots, and The College Dropout by Kanye West. I’m sure most of y’all will feel me when I say that many of those albums were universally pivotal for many of us music fans.
I love that Jai titled this “Ends In Transition” because it so perfectly sums up the journey that is life. There are no ends because one thing always leads to something else – everything ends in transition. And all we can do is play like the seasons and change with our lives: “I wake up so frantic/ To make a change on the planet/ It’s ingrained in our being/ To be a spiritual being.”