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Video: Young Fathers 'The Guide'

Watch an experimental lyric video for African hip-hop group Young Fathers' latest single "The Guide."


Young Fathers' adopted logo of the veiled head of  a North African/Middle Eastern revolutionary fighter waves on the screen in the experimental lyric video for their latest single "The Guide." The track, presumably from their forthcoming Tape Two release, shows forward movement from the group as their usual distorted-drum rap approach gives way to an acoustic guitar breakdown and infectious harmonized refrain.  Watch below, read our interview with Young Fathers and check out their recent Africa In Your Earbuds mixtape. Download "The Guide" for free on their soundcloud.

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

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