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Chimurenga Renaissance - "The B.A.D Is So Good"

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Chimurenga Renaissance is the side-project of Shabazz Palaces' Tendai Maraire. While world music certainly informs the music of Shabazz Palaces, it has an even heavier vibe in Maraire's solo work.

Above, check out the lead single from Chimurenga Renaissance's forthcoming debut LP riZe vadZimu riZe, "The B.A.D Is So Good." In it, Maraire speaks of the "black American dream" over an instrumental that continues the influence of reggae, jazz, and African mbira music found on his 2012 mixtape Pungwe, which you should definitely stream below if you're into this new track. Happy listening!

riZe vadZimu riZe is due out March 25 via Blacklane.