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Listen to Falz' New Fela Kuti-Sampling Album 'Moral Instruction'

The Nigerian rapper's new album is here.

Falz has just dropped his brand new album, Moral Instruction.

As the title implies, the new record follows the rapper as he tackles several topics dealing with Nigeria's social ills and issues with political & social awareness throughout its nine tracks.

The album notably samples Fela Kuti, who was undoubtedly outspoken about similar issues himself, in some of its standout songs.

"Johnny" flips Fela's "J.J.D. (Johnny Just Drop)," "Follow Follow" samples the afrobeat king's scathing attack on the Nigerian military "Zombie," "Amen" features elements from the hit "Coffin For Head of State" and "E No Finish" interpolates "Army Arrangement."

Additionally, the cover art for Moral Instruction was crafted by Nigerian artist and longtime Fela collaborator Lemi Ghariokwu—the man behind many of Fela Kuti's iconic covers.


Falz had just recently dropped the music video for the album's single, "Talk," which deals issues like greedy politicians, an ineffective president, and Nigerian's penchant for conspicuous consumption.

Stream and purchase Moral Instruction below.

Falz - Talk (Official Video) youtu.be



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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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