Shanti Dope has a new single and it’s one of his most powerful yet. “Maya” is a youth empowering record that is dedicated to serving as a tribute to the new generation who relentlessly breaks barriers to be who they want to be.
The 21-year-old rapper compares his fellow generation Z and millennial peers to “Maya” – the former national bird of the Philippines because they are determined to soar high and value their freedom. The empowering anthem also references how his generation is liberal and progressive in their own ways, reminding older individuals to support the plight of their younger counterparts and respect their ideology.
The accompanying music video is just as powerful as the single, featuring scenes of progressive and liberal youth movements and depicting the common everyday lives of Filipino students who also have their own side hustles and interests.
Watch the official music video for “Maya” below.
Cover Photo Courtesy of Shanti Dope Instagram