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Blitz The Ambassador & Les Nubians Pen a Letter to “Dear Africa” (Listen & Download)

Posted by Nathan S. on 04/01/11 | Filed under Downloads, Underground, Blitz the Ambassador, Les Nubians
Blitz the Ambassador Native Sun
Blitz the Ambassador's "Stereotype" album easily earns my pick for the most sadly slept on album of 2009 - seriously, that album is so goddamn good - so I'm determined to do my part to wake people up to Blitz' music. After The Ambassador fittingly took us on a tour of his native Ghana, he's now back with new single "Dear Africa", featuring the always lovely Les Nubians. I'll let the man himself take it from here:

"A blindingly bright clarity drives Blitz the Ambassador. With a spot-on sense of flow, he name-checks Basquiat and Lumumba, evokes lovelorn sighs on Accra buses, émigré alienation, history’s shadows. All set to swirls of brass, distorted guitars, and the crackle and pop of old amplifiers. With a lightning-fast mind, the political boldness of Chuck D, and the sixth groove sense of Fela Kuti, the Ghanaian-born, New York-based MC, composer, and producer unleashes psychedelic Afrobeat colors and triple-time rhymes on Native Sun. The album was sparked in Accra yet forged in the African diaspora."

Blitz's upcoming album "Native Sun" drops May 3. Don't get caught sleeping again.

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