Premiere: Lalah Hathaway Brings Back A Relevant Classic With Her “Little Ghetto Boy” Video


Lalah Hathaway returns with a timeless message for the youth. With the #BlackLivesMatter movement in full effect and timelines often distraught with SMH-worthy headlines of police brutality, the seasoned songstress repackages the 1972 classic “Little Ghetto Boy” by her father and soul icon, Donny Hathaway.

“What is amazing is ‘Little Ghetto Boy’ is as poignant now as the day it was written,” she says of the soulful record’s relevance. “The truth of the song rings the same today as it did forty years ago. The fact I can deliver this truth with the same conviction my father felt all those years ago is extraordinary.”

While driving through the streets of California, Hathaway takes cues from her father for a record and visual that aims right at the heart. She also brings along some familiar faces for the ride like actor/comic, Affion Crockett and rapper, Snoop Dogg.

“The sentiment captured in this visual will never not be real and never not be now,” Hathaway adds. “It’s real, fresh and it’s powerful. It’s reality.”

Shake the blues with her new visual and the original version below, and pre-order lalah hathaway LIVE! (due Oct. 30) on iTunes here.