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Jean Grae Wrote a Song for Ta-Nehisi Coates' Black Panther

"What You Came For" soundtracks the third promo video for the “A Nation Under Our Feet” story line.

Jean Grae has dropped a new track as part of the promotional release for Ta-Nehisi Coatesreprise of the Black Panther.


Her song "What You Came For" soundtracks the third promo video for the widely popular “A Nation Under Our Feet” story line.

The track, produced by Quelle Chris, finds Grae rapping over a deep bass. It can be heard in the video as Coates' explains the premise for writing the comic and his inspiration.

The famed author tweeted about the song's debut earlier this week.

To which the rapper responded with lyrics to the song in celebration.

You can listen to Grae’s “What You Came For” above and watch the promo video below.

 

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808x, the in-house producer for South Africa's popular hip-hop collective/label Innanetwav, breaks down his working process with artists and the importance of energy.

Reflecting on the early days of Cash Money Records during a conversation with legendary New Orleans producer Mannie Fresh earlier this year, Lil Wayne said:

"When we started, record labels had one producer for the whole record label. Meaning that Mannie Fresh produced every song on every album, from the intro to the artist."

Some labels, groups and collectives still observe that tradition. It, however, takes a producer with such versatility they could be mistaken to be different personalities altogether.

Joburg-based producer 808x is a great example of that type of producer. Being the in-house producer and engineer for one of the country's most versatile collectives and contemporary hip-hop labels, Innanetwav, 808x has to craft beats that slice through the spectrum of genres with inimitable fluidity and creativity.

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