Rusangano Family Turn The 'Lights On' Immigrant Identity Issues In This New Video

Irish-based grime trio Rusangano Family share their latest music video for "Lights Off" from their new album 'Let The Dead Bury the Dead.'


Rusangano Family—the Irish-based hip-hop trio comprised of MCs God Knows and MuRli and producer mynameisjOhn—put on for their new home country in their latest video for "Lights On."

Zimbabwean-born God Knows rhymes vigorously about immigrating to Ireland and learning to embrace his new home and, in-turn, himself. The rapper comes to terms with his new environment with lines like, “I just wanted to be Harlem, I just wanted to be London I just wanted to be Trench Town, now it's time to be Shannon, now it's time to be Limerick, get used to my surroundings." Meanwhile Togolese rapper MuRli name-drops his grime influences in between sincere lines about his family and overcoming life’s challenges.

The music video centers on a guy who’s having a bit of an odd day before he encounters the group performing in a quirky lounge. The visuals show the band members in various spots throughout their hometown, energetically delivering lines in pubs and in the city’s colorful streets over steely, bass-filled production.

Rusangano Family’s new album Let The Dead Bury The Dead is available now. Check out the music video for “Lights On” below.

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