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Michael Kiwanuka Pays Homage to the Black Liberation Movements of the '60s In New Video 'Hero'

The artist's latest single references some of his personal heroes including Malcolm X, Fred Hampton, Tupac Shakur and more.

British-Ugandan soul singer Michael Kiwanuka drops another single ahead of the release of his forthcoming album, KIWANUKA.

In "Hero" the singer pays homage to the Black Power and Civil Rights movements of the 1960s and 70s. The music video, directed by CC Wade references several Black leaders and some of the artist's personal heroes including Malcolm X, Fred Hampton, Martin Luther King Jr., Sam Cooke, Tupac Shakur, Marvin Gaye and more. It also depicts the FBI's often illegal efforts to stop Black movements and other anti-establishment groups through its Counterintelligence Program, as noted in Rolling Stone.

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Listen to Bongeziwe Mabandla’s New Single ‘Jikeleza’

Bongeziwe Mabandla shares new optimistic single.

"Jikeleza" is South African folk musician Bongeziwe Mabandla's latest single. The song, which is sung in IsiXhosa like most of the man's work, speaks on love giving us life.

"It is about our universal need to connect," says Bongeziwe in a press release. "It is about the togetherness in people and about the things that bind us and make us the same."

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Watch Nadia Nakai’s Music Video for ‘Imma Boss’

Nadia shares the visuals for her single 'Imma Boss.'

Nadia Nakai's "Imma Boss" just got the visual treatment. The single, which was released in May, saw the emcee drop quotable after another over a trap beat.

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Nadia Nakai Drops Quotable After Another In Her New Single ‘Imma Boss’

Listen to Nadia Nakai's new single 'Imma Boss.'

Nadia Nakai is currently one of the most confident rappers in South Africa. The Zimbabwe-born rapper is relentless on the mic, rapping with a conviction that is sure to intimidate her competitions in every song. Nadia is unapologetic about her success; after all, just a few years ago, she was an underdog undergoing scrutiny, and the verdict didn't always favor her.

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