The star of Fox’s Sleepy combines musical & visual elements in an attempt to encourage dialogue about violence in America …
Inspired by recent events that have been resonating deeply throughout the core of society, Orlando is releasing the single Thug Music Vol. 1-Play At A Maximum Level. He’s using his music and accompanying visuals to weave a compelling narrative as a platform for debate, dialogue and engagement to ask—can individuals create a social movement that might actually change the world?
“I’m a big fan of the Steve Jobs quote that launched Apple’s “Think Different” campaign in 1997” Jones explains. “It says – Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square hole, the ones who see things differently— they’re not fond of rules. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things. They push the human race forward and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world—are the ones who do.”
Jones relates the quote to the recent deaths of black males in Florida including Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis as well as a range of other miscarriages of justice. “I wonder where young black men like Jordan Davis fit into this conceit. Would he have been “crazy enough” to change the world? Or Trayvon Martin-could he have been part of the movement to “push the human race forward”? Sadly, we’ll never know what might have come from their unrealized potential, not to mention the countless other fallen brothers and sisters whose lives were cut down too soon and for whom justice was not served. What of Renisha McBride and Rekia Boyd? Emmett Till and Medgar Evers? Aiyana Jones and Latasha Harlins” asks Orlando.