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Audio: Captain Planet x Thomas Mapfumo's Future-Chimurenga [Download]

Producer Captain Planet remixes an old Zimbabwean Chimurenga classic by Thomas Mapfumo into a bustling modern rap beat.


Producer Captain Planet reimagines Zimbabwean music legend Thomas Mapfumo and his group The Blacks Unlimited into a modern rap beat flanked by undulating synths and heavy bass frequencies — a concoction the producer aptly calls "future-Chimurenga." "Chingata" features guitarist/vocalist ChigiyoMaster, the lead guitarist of Mapfumo's band, it's the first taste from a week-long session Captain Planet and Thomas Mapfumo & The Blacks Unlimited took part in last spring in Oregon. Stream and download this "future-Chimurenga" gem below.

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Listen to Tems' New EP 'If Orange Was A Place'

The buzzing Nigerian is also announcing her signing to Since '93/RCA Records and her placement as Apple Music's Up Next artist.

Tems is striking while the iron's hot and sharing her new 5-song EP, If Orange Was A Place.

The new release comes a few days after she dropped its lead single, "Crazy Tings," an addictive and bounce-heavy track produced by Ghanaian beatmaker GuiltyBeatz.

If Orange Was A Place also features a single guest appearance from American singer Brent Faiyaz — who lends his vocals to "Found" — and production from Jonah Christian. It was mixed and mastered by Spax.

The new EP comes alongside the news that Tems has signed to Since '93/RCA Records and been announced as Apple Music's latest Up Next artist.

Tems has been a highly-buzzing name in the last month with her feature on Drake's Certified Lover Boy, in which she appears on the song "Fountains," and for the massive popularity of her single alongside Wizkid, "Essence," which recently got a Justin Bieber remix.

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