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Young Fathers Announce New Album 'White Men Are Black Men Too' + Share 'Rain Or Shine'

Stream the lead single off Mercury Prize winners Young Fathers' new album 'White Men Are Black Men Too.'


Young Fathers have announced the follow-up to last year's Mercury Prize-winning, top album of the year choice Dead. The Scottish/Liberian/Nigerian trio's upcoming full-length, titled White Men Are Black Men Too, was written and recorded on the road throughout their 2014 world tour and finished at their studio in Edinburgh.

The 12-track album will look to further band members ‘G’ Hastings, Alloysious Massaquoi and Kayus Bankole's distinct blend of apocalyptic pop — a combination of group vocals, heavy beats, rhymes and experimental rock edges. If you're wondering about the LP's provocative title, Alloysious explains in an impassioned press statement "We came at it from a different angle, a positive angle. it's got issues of race and so what? Why should alarm bells start ringing, even though in general conversations race, politics, sex and religion are always the subject matter? Why should it be discussed behind closed doors and never confronted head on? How do we help tackle one of the biggest hinderances in people's lives and the world... by not putting the question forward and not letting people debate positively or negatively about the statement?" You can read the full statement at The Guardian.

Stream Young Fathers' new single "Rain Or Shine" below, which is also available through the band's website. White Men Are Black Men Too is due April 7 on Big Dada, view the cover artwork and full tracklist below.

White Men Are Black Men Too

01 - Still Running

02 - Shame

03 - Feasting

04 - 27

05 - Rain Or Shine

06 - Sirens

07 - Old Rock n Roll

08 - Nest

09 - Liberated

10 - John Doe

11 - Dare Me

12 - Get Started

Young Fathers Tour Dates

Apr 09 Boston, MA - Great Scott

Apr 10 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall Of Williamsburg

Apr 11 Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle

Apr 12 Washington, VA - Rock N Roll Hotel

Apr 15 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade (Hell Stage)

Apr 16 New Orleans, LA - Republic

Apr 17 Houston, TX - Fitzgeralds

Apr 21 Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar

Apr 22 San Diego, CA - Casbah

Apr 24 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo

Apr 25 San Francisco, CA – The Independent

Apr 29 Portland, OR - Holocene

Apr 30 Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club

May 02 Seattle, WA - Neumos

May 06 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge

May 07 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge

May 09 Minneapolis, MN - 7th St Entry

May 10 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall

May 13 St. Louis, MO - Firebird

May 14 Nashville, TN - Exit In

May 16 Gulf Shores, AL - Hangout Fest

Apr 14 Raleigh, NC - Kings

Apr 18 Dallas, TX - Trees

Apr 19 Austin, TX - Parish

May 01 Victoria, BC - Distrikt

May 05 Boise, ID - Neurolux

May 08 Lincoln, NE - Vega

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Wizkid, Tems, Black Coffee & More Nominated For 2022 Grammy Awards

See the full list of African artists honored during Tuesday's nomination ceremony.

Next year's Grammy nominations are in and Africa showed up and out!

The 64th annual Grammy music awards are on the horizon, and Tuesday's nomination ceremony covered a lot of ground within the music industry. Not surprisingly, Wizkid's Made In Lagos (Deluxe) received a nod for Best Global Music album, with the stellar and globally adorned track "Essence" featuring Nigeria's Tems being nominated for Best Global Music Performance. Nigerian favorites Femi and Made Kuti's joint project Legacy+ received a nomination under the Best Global Music Album category.

Other notable nods include; Beninese singer-songwriter Angélique Kidjo's collaboration with Nigerian powerhouse Burna Boy, as well her performance with American cellist Yo-Yo Ma received under the Global Music Performance category. South Africa's Black Coffee's album Subconsciously made its mark within the Best Dance/Electronic Music Album category with his own nomination, and Ghanaian artist Rocky Dawuni under Best Global Music Album.

The music ceremony will be hosted in Los Angeles, US on January 31 2022 and we're excited to see who snags the highly coveted awards during next year's ceremony. In the meantime, let us know on Twitter who you're excited to see perform.

Keep scrolling to see the full list of African artists nominated for next year's Grammy award ceremony.

Check out the full list of nominees here.

Best Global Music Performance

"Mohabbat," Arooj Aftab

"Do Yourself," Angelique Kidjo and Burna Boy

"Pà Pá Pà," Femi Kuti

"Blewu," Yo-Yo Ma and Angelique Kidjo

"Essence," Wizkid featuring Tems

Best Global Music Album

"Voice Of Bunbon, Vol. 1," Rocky Dawuni

"East West Players Presents: Daniel Ho and Friends Live in Concert," Daniel Ho and Friends

"Mother Nature," Angelique Kidjo

"Legacy +," Femi Kuti and Made Kuti

"Made In Lagos: Deluxe Edition," Wizkid

Best Dance/Electronic Music Album

"Subconsciously," Black Coffee

"Fallen Embers," Illenium

"Music Is the Weapon (Reloaded)," Major Lazer

"Shockwave," Marshmello

"Free Love," Sylvan Esso

"Judgement," Ten City

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