Jahn Rome – Art of Denial

Project Info

Client Jahn Rome, PRISM

Project Description

Music video for upcoming hip-hop artist Jahn Rome, directed by Dalton Price. This video received over 100,000 views on Facebook, and has been used to as a direct challenge against American rape culture. You can view the Facebook video here: https://www.facebook.com/jahnrome/videos/1879762148914049/

Free Song Download: http://bit.ly/denial-download

Dedicated to all those who have suffered and currently suffer from sexual abuse and assault.
RAINN Hotline: 800-656-5672
RAINN Website: http://hotline.rainn.org

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http://instagram.com/jahnrome
http://jahnrome.com

Written & Performed by Jahn Rome
Director: PRISM aka Dalton Price – http://www.dpsteadi.com

Co-director & DP: David Garcia (Between Pictures)
Co-Producer: Troy Nelson
1st AC: Todd Rawiszer
2nd AC: Nick Billiris
Colorist: Sergio Herrera
Editors: Dalton Price, Jahn Rome
Photographer: Magdalena Papaioannou

Production Assistants:
Anna Pruett
Eric Quao

Extras:
Sophie Ettinger
Anna Pruett
Magdalena Papaioannou

Special Thanks:
Between Pictures LLC
John Armstrong
Max Rome

Lyrics:
You were feelin frisky forgettin about a human being
She was sayin no but for certain reasons you don’t believe it
Remember what he said they play hard to get
you should make it even
If she punches and scratches that only means she really needs it
You see it you grab it you tell her she better be still
Keep her quiet she needs to know her body’s for sale
You payin her in some flirtin and maybe degradation
Showin her that she is nothin but some entertainment
Give yourself that ego boost you need your daily dues
Need to feel like you seduce and you just made a move
Tell yourself that she was playin she’s into it too and she’s dishonest making up the fact that she did not approve
Aw man that’s an impressive lie
got alotta guts to make it seem like you’re within your rights
I got alotta fucks to give ’cause you just took somebody’s pride
I don’t care if I get out of line because you crossed the line
Far from any time when you did not commit a crime
Far from any friendship of what you’ve become and I
Know that there is much to think about and redefine
But either way this shit applies
You’re a mother fucking rapist
I don’t wanna say it twice
Imma get it through your head tho
You’re a god damn predator
With a brain made of lies
and a heart full of charcoal
You’re a mother fucking rapist
If you want my advice
take care to see yourself bro
You’re a god damn predator
You get no peace of mind
when you took a piece of her soul
You’re a mother fucking rapist
I don’t wanna say it twice
Imma get it through your head tho
You’re a god damn predator
With a brain made of lies
and a heart full of charcoal
You’re a mother fucking rapist
Feel the burning thatchu got,
well you took it for yourself bro
You’re a god damn predator
You get no peace of mind
when you took a piece of her soul.
You were feelin frisky forgettin about a human being
She was sayin no but for certain reasons you don’t believe it
‘member what he said they play hard to get you should make it even
She was punching at ur throat but you continued doin what you did
and you cannot take it back
even if she forgives
you can’t take it, you can’t take it

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As a young boy I was given a masc.
I didn’t know what it was, and I didn’t understand why I received it. But I didn’t question it — none of us did.
But I got older, and I learned what it meant, what it represents, what it causes. I studied the masc and I saw how it teaches hate and uses fear to to stay on our faces.
It makes me who I am. There was a time when I wanted to destroy that.
But through my hatred of the masc I realized what it gave me: a voice, power, opportunity. I was ashamed but I couldn’t deny that it was crucial to my life.
Many of us never realize we have a masc on. Some of us know, but we don’t care. Some of us hate it, and try desperately to get rid of it.
I’ve been at those stages, and I still go through those phases everyday. I always will. But now I know what I have to do.
I will use the masc to denounce its own evils.
To amplify voices of the unheard.
I will use it to show what the masc has done and what it can do.
Because I will not be a wasted opportunity.
I will point out the fallacies.
I will use my voice for what’s right.
I will describe, denounce and transform
The Art of Denial.