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Premiere: Blitz the Ambassador 'African In New York'

Be the first to listen to Okayafrica's premiere of "African In New York" by Blitz The Ambassador.


Blitz The Ambassador's latest track, “African In New York” depicts the multifaceted story of the African migrant living in New York City. Flipping a couple well known sound bytes — one from the 1988 classic Coming to America and another from Jay Z's "99 Problems" — Blitz gives us a glimpse into the royal arrival and humble adaptation of the African migrant to the big city. From a model’s aspirations to dollar cabs, the Ambassador tells the real hustler’s story, going in over a lively guitar and bass combo. With real in-studio instrumentation — produced by Blitz himself  — and exceptionally dope lyrics, Blitz continues to show us why he’s more than just your average master of ceremonies. Listen to the ‘cloud below and let us know what you think in the comments section.

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