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Zimbabwean Rapper Black Fin's 'Distortion In The Music' Video [Premiere]

Rising Zimbabwean rapper Black Fin shares the song and accompanying video "Distortion in the Music," off his debut mixtape 'HOKOYO.'


Zimbabwean-born rapper/producer Black Fin strives to rescue hip-hop from its pop-polluted sea and bring back its truth-speaking nature with the song and accompanying video for "Distortion in the Music." Taken from his debut mixtape HOKOYO, which means "Be careful" or "Beware" in his native shona language, the track has the Tribe Called Quest-admirer "moving in the underground" of percussive pings and electronic stretches where he creates beats like his "finger's made of cardiac tissue." Speaking to OOGEEWOOGEE about HOKOYO, Black Fin says:

"I’m a fan of great albums which form emotional stories. I wanted Hokoyo to be a large collage of experiences that have shaped my history up to the present. Every song is a link in the chain that tells a larger story. Some links skip each other and connect later down the line. So in as much as my brother and I worked to make Hokoyo a cohesive project both visually and sonically, I would have to say it isn’t complete yet as whole. The story of Black Fin is still unraveling. The main diagram on the Hokoyo website is a symbol of this, and the white space is the next chapter."

In the grainy, animation-featuring black-and-white visuals for "Distortion in the Music," Black Fin first roams empty streets but then looks at the wide ocean, a world of possibility before him. Check out "Distortion in the Music" below, listen to HOKOYO in full at Black Fin's website, and keep posted for more from the artist.

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