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Chimurenga Renaissance Share Zimbabwe-Shot Video For 'They Pray In Vain'

Watch the cinematic Zimbabwe-shot video for Chimurenga Renaissance's "They Pray In Vain"


Chimurenga Renaissance, the project from Shabazz Palaces‘ Tendai ‘Baba’ Maraire and Hussein Kalonji, recently shared the Zimbabwe-shot video for "They Pray In Vain," a highlight off their  debut riZe Vadzimu riZe LP. The cinematic Kyle Seago-directed visuals for the single cycle through slow spans of Maraire rapping in backyards with friends and driving around to the backdrop of some striking Zim scenery. Chimurenga Renaissance's debut full-length, a 14-track collection of hip-hop & electronic beats paired with ngoma, mbira and hosho instrumentation, is available now on vinyl/MP3 and custom wooden USB stick. Watch the music video for "They Pray In Vain" below.

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Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

The Don Jazzy produced track reminds us of why the Nigerian singer-songwriter is topping charts.

Nigerian golden boy Rema took his time on deciding how to start of 2021—and we're glad he did.

The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

Keeping it in the Mavin Records family, legendary producer Don Jazzy sprinkles his magic on the track, while undoubtedly motivating the young singer-songwriter to be his best self. And with this track being like nothing we've heard from Rema before, one could say Jazzy succeeded. "Bounce", fast-paced and fierce, is a love song dedicated to bewitchingly beautiful and blessed bottoms. The candid declaration and hip shaking beat are a force duo and we can't help but love it.

Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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