Jussie Smollett is turning no shortage of stones in support of his debut album, ‘Sum of My Music.’
Having already hit the U.S. morning and daytime TV circuit to crank out live renditions of some of its critically acclaimed tunes, the ‘Empire’ star continues to increase awareness of his inaugural offering by lifting stunning visuals in its support.
In addition to the Swizz Beatz-assisted ‘Catch Your Eye’ and its predecessor, ‘Freedom’ starring Tika Sumpter (click here to watch both), now fans can feast their eyes on ‘Hurt People.’ Shot in the beautiful cities of Johannesburg and Soweto, South Africa, Smollett reportedly hired an all South African crew (fashion designers, cast, etc.) to help bring his vision to life. In a statement, the 34-year-old crooner said:
“‘Hurt People’ in particular is about celebrating the breaking of the cycle, getting out of that mental prison and taking off for home,” he stated. Going on to add, “…when I think of someone who was consistently attacked and could’ve given in it’s Nelson and Winnie Mandela. This video is completely inspired by them.”
See the sum of his vision inside: