By definition, a mantra is a word or sound repeated to aid concentration in meditation. With his “Mantra,” Anik Khan pays homage to both his Queens upbringing and Bengali heritage. The newly released video features a classic clip from Eddie Murphy’s infamous Coming To America flick.
“For me ‘Mantra’ is about what I value most in life, the people I love, and doing right by the culture that raised me,” Anik Khan explained in an email. “And by culture I don’t just mean rap music or my foreign origins; I mean hip hop, queens, and my Bengali heritage all in one.”
Watch the video for “Mantra” below.