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Canadian-Ghanaian 'Poetronica' Artist Ian Keteku's Dark Video For 'Lumumba'

Watch the provocative music video for 'Lumumba' from Canadian-Ghanaian 'poetronica' artist Ian Keteku's 'Love & Lumumba' LP.


A little over a month after sharing the lead single and accompanying music video from his sophomore LP Love and Lumumba, Canadian-Ghanaian self-coined 'poetronica' artist Ian Keteku drops the music video for the album's title track. Paired with a description that aptly reads, "The proverbial battle between The System and The Revolution - the struggle continues," the video, which Keteku was writer/director/performer for, shows a series of intense boxing matches that culminate in a shocking act of violence. The song itself, produced by Ottawa-based Driftnote, is considered by Keteku to be "a war cry honouring the fallen fighters of freedom and a revolutionary call to action of the heart." With its at times frantic, at others calm mix of pounding drums and running electronics, the Patrice Lumumba-referencing track powerfully comes to life in this colorfully disturbing video. Watch the music video for "Lumumba" and listen to the song below. Love & Lumumba is available via Nocturne Records and on Bandcamp.

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The 10 Best HHP Songs Ranked

On the second anniversary of HHP's passing, we rank 10 of the South African hip-hop legend's best songs.

Jabulani Tsambo, popularly known by his alias HHP, was a pivotal part of South African hip-hop. Renowned for trailblazing the motswako sub-genre in the early 2000s, the rapper sadly passed away on October 24th, 2018 after a long and much publicised bout with depression.

During his active years, which span two decades (from 1997 to 2018), he was instrumental in breaking barriers and bridging the gap between kwaito and hip-hop in SA, from the late 90s to early 2000s.

He became a household name in the 2000s as he spearheaded the motswako movement, propelling it to the mainstream and solidifying his legendary status in the process.

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