In an announcement on Friday (April 21), Belly announced that he will be collaborating with Hit-Boy on Mumble Rap 2, the successor to the 2017 release of Mumble Rap. To get his fans ready, he also released a new single titled “American Nightmare” from the forthcoming tape, which was produced by DannyBoyStyles as well as Nick Lamb, which was also included in the final mixtape. Upon pressing play on the track, it’s apparent that the Canadian emcee hasn’t lost a step, a fact that’s largely due to the boastful reminders throughout that show just how strong his flow is.
“American Nightmare” also had a matching visual, which was directed by Darren Craig. This video captures Belly and a mysterious passenger racing through the streets of Los Angeles during a rainy evening in a trippy clip.
There was a brief message published on Belly’s social media before the music was released which explained what the song is about.
“Even though I am from a place that is constantly demonized in the media, I would like to take this opportunity to express how proud I am to be black, and of being not only an Arab, but of being someone who has been able to show an example for young Arabs all around the world,” he said. “Sometimes, it seems as if the Arabian dream resembles the American nightmare, but we would rather dream than worry. Being patient is easy when you know what you are meant for.”