Shane Eagle Drops a New Song ‘BLACK’ From Upcoming Mixtape ‘Dark Moon Flower’

Shane Eagle releases a new song accompanied by a music video.

Shane Eagle announced a new mixtape earlier this week. Titled Dark Moon Flower, the project features the likes of Nasty C, Santi, Bas, Lute, Kota The Friend, PatricKxxLee, J-Tek, Resarn, Caleborate and TheMind.


Today, the young South Africa released the mixtape's opening song "BLACK." Shane Eagle talks his ish over a mean bassline and 808s. He tells you he prefers to pray at the crib instead of church.

In the video, as usual, Shane Eagle is on his own. The video is as ominous as the song—it's shot in black and white, and is made friendlier to the eye with slight visual effects.




Dark Moon Flower is Shane Eagle's third project, a follow-up to December 2018's Never Grow Up. The rapper's debut album Yellow was released in 2017.

Shane Eagle has had a massive year. Never Grow Up and the single "Let it Flow" were certified gold, and the rapper joined Bas on the Dreamville rapper's Milky Way Tour.

With a new project that has a line-up as fears as this one, his year is poised to get better.

Watch the music video for "BLACK" below and stream the song underneath.

Pre-order/pre-save Dark Moon Flower below. It arrives on the 16th of October.

Shane Eagle - BLACK (Official Video) www.youtube.com


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Photo by Don Paulsen/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Hugh Masekela's New York City Legacy

A look back at the South African legend's time in New York City and his enduring presence in the Big Apple.

In Questlove's magnificent documentary, Summer of Soul, he captures a forgotten part of Black American music history. But in telling the tale of the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, the longtime musician and first-time filmmaker also captures a part of lost South African music history too.

Among the line-up of blossoming all-stars who played the Harlem festival, from a 19-year-old Stevie Wonder to a transcendent Mavis Staples, was a young Hugh Masekela. 30 years old at the time, he was riding the wave of success that came from releasing Grazing in the Grass the year before. To watch Masekela in that moment on that stage is to see him at the height of his time in New York City — a firecracker musician who entertained his audiences as much as he educated them about the political situation in his home country of South Africa.

The legacy Masekela sowed in New York City during the 1960s remains in the walls of the venues where he played, and in the dust of those that are no longer standing. It's in the records he made in studios and jazz clubs, and on the Manhattan streets where he once posed with a giant stuffed zebra for an album cover. It's a legacy that still lives on in tangible form, too, in the Hugh Masekela Heritage Scholarship at the Manhattan School of Music.

The school is the place where Masekela received his education and met some of the people that would go on to be life-long bandmates and friends, from Larry Willis (who, as the story goes, Masekela convinced to give up opera for piano) to Morris Goldberg, Herbie Hancock and Stewart Levine, "his brother and musical compadre," as Mabusha Masekela, Bra Hugh's nephew says.

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