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Chimurenga Renaissance 'Lean'

Stream Chimurenga Renaissance's spiraling synth "Lean," off their Zimbabwean influenced upcoming album 'riZe vadZimu riZe.'


Chimurenga Renaissance, the project from Shabazz PalacesTendai 'Baba' Maraire and Hussein Kalonji, is prepping the release of their latest full-length riZe vadZimu riZe. The group, which typically rearranges a wide scope of Zimbabwean sounds through a hip-hop lens, takes a turn towards the electronic in the spiraling synth-lead "Lean," premiering here today.

riZe vadZimu riZe, out March 25 via Brick Lane Records and up for pre-order now, will feature Shabazz' other half Palaceer Lazaro, M1 of Dead Prez and THEESatisfaction. Stream Chimurenga Renaissance's "Lean" below and, for more, check out the previously featured album track "The B.A.D Is So Good."

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