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Chimurenga Renaissance 'Defenders Of The Crusades'

Stream Shabazz Palaces side project Chimurenga Renaissance's 4-track EP, a marriage of Zimbabwean instrumentation and hip-hop.


Chimurenga Renaissance, the project from Shabazz PalacesTenda Maraire, fuses wide-ranging Zimbabwean influences with hip-hop beats & rhymes. The newly dropped Defenders of the Crusades EP consistently juggles both sonic landscapes — which you can hear in Tendai's raps, the Dilla sirens at the beginning of "Dont," and the infusion of Zim percussion in "Pop Killer" and "I Will Always Love You." Stream Chimurenga Renaissaince's Defenders of the Crusades and watch a recent video for "It's Time 4u2go" below.

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9 Black Electronic Musicians You Should Be Listening To

Featuring DJ Lag, Spellling, Nozinja, Klein, LSDXOXO and more.

We know that Black queer DJs from the Midwest are behind the creation of house and dance music. Yet, a look at the current electronic scene will find it terribly whitewashed and gentrified, with the current prominent acts spinning tracks sung by unnamed soulful singers from time to time. Like many art forms created by Black people all over the world, the industry hasn't paid homage to its pioneers, despite the obvious influence they have. Thankfully, the independent music scene is thriving with many Black acts inspired by their forefathers and mothers who are here to revolutionize electronic music. Here are a list of the ones you should check out:

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