Audio

Irish-Togolese-Zimbabwean Rap Collective Rusangano Family Premiere 'Wasteman'

Download "Wasteman," the latest booming single from Ireland-based rap & electronic collective Rusangano Family.


Rusangano Family is an Ireland-based hip-hop and electronic outfit made up of Togolese MC MuRli, Zimbabwean rapper God Knows and Irish producer mynameisjOhn. The trio, who've been working together for the past two years, deliver a potent blend of rhymes over rumbling bass and sliced-up break beats. Their recent solo and joint efforts like MuRli's Surface Tension EP and God Knows & mynameisjOhn's Rusangano / Family album have led to the group getting BBC Radio 1 airplay, as well as shows alongside Run The Jewels, Young Fathers, Snoop Dogg and BadBadNotGood.

Rusangano Family's latest single "Wasteman" features swift vocal deliveries from MuRli and God Knows over mynameisjOhn's frenzied, guitar-sampling beatwork. In an e-mail to Okayafrica, the group expanded on the track's meaning: "Ethics. Right versus wrong. Good versus evil. Morality versus sin. A universal conflict that has played on the conscience of the individual for eternity. Some argue that it is indeed the essence of the human condition. It is the foundation of all belief systems and religions, an inescapable conundrum for the entire world to face every second of every day. This antagonistic duality is a theme that is fervently explored in the arts, tackled by everyone from Aristotle to Shakespeare to Tolkien to George Lucas. And now, Rusangano Family step forward to present their philosophical insights on the matter. The condensed version is basically this — Don't be a wasteman, just be a good human."

Stream and download our premiere of Rusangano Family's "Wasteman" below and keep an eye out for an album from the trio coming soon.

[audio:http://www.okayafrica.com/wp-content/uploads/Rusangano-Family-Wasteman.mp3|titles=Rusangano Family "Wasteman"]

>>>Download: Rusangano Family "Wasteman"

Popular
Photo credit should read KELVIN IKPEA/AFP via Getty Images

The Netherlands Returns Nigeria's Centuries-Old Stolen Artefact

The Netherlands has returned to Nigeria a 600-year-old stolen artefact, the Ife Terracotta, which has been received by Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

According to The Guardian Nigeria, the Netherlands has returned a 600-year-old artefact to Nigeria. This comes after the artefact was reportedly smuggled using fraudulent papers through Ghana to the Dutch country. Netherlands ambassador to Nigeria, Harry van Dijk, handed over the Ife Terracotta to Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture. The repatriation of the small but "priceless" Ife Terracotta has been a long journey considering it was reportedly smuggled out of Nigeria in 2019.

Keep reading... Show less

get okayafrica in your inbox

popular.

Sho Madjozi Drops New Upbeat Mixtape 'What A Life'

Sho Madjozi drops her latest mixtape 'What A Life' featuring Manu WorldStar, Dr Thomas Chauke, Makhadzi and many more.