In the wake of Charlottesville, Riz Ahmed performs powerful rendition of ‘Sour Times’

Riz Ahmed, also known as Riz MC, is a British Pakistani actor, rapper and activist. Riz Ahmed is also the man who put together a moving rendition of ‘Sour Times’ during an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

His performance comes in the wake of the horrific tradgedy in which a man rammed his car into anti-white supremacist protesters in Virginia, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer and wounding at least 19 other people.

With a country reeling and their president under justified pressure, Ahmed took to the stage to say some words.

“I wrote this piece ten years ago, and every year, I keep hoping it’ll become irrelevant, but it seems to become more and more relevant, sadly,” he said. “It’s my attempt to get behind the headlines and work out where all this extremism is coming from.”

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