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Video: Tumi x Youngsta x Reason 'What Have You Done, My Brother?'

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Wiping the dust off Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens’ bluesy church number “What Have You Done,” South African hip hop laureate Tumi Molekane (of Tumi and the Volume), together with up-and-coming emcees, Reason (Sizwe Moeketsi) and Youngsta (Riyadh Roberts) team up to deliver this dope standout track recorded at the Redbull Studios in Cape Town: “What Have You Done, My Brother?”

Never straying too far from his trademark poetic-realism Tumi raps:

“For every birth there’s blood/for every hurt there’s love/but how you figure for a man trying to avenge his son/he barefoot on the streets/nothing but socks on his feet/a big gun, he’s numb from the shock and the grief.”

Stream "What Have You Done, My Brother?" below.

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

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