These are dark days of state violence where structural racism, the direct result of white supremacy, is rendering black lives worthless across the world. DOOKOOM and David Banner, from South Africa and Mississippi respectively, two places that are separated by many thousands of miles, but united by a shared history of black oppression at the hands of white supremacists, came together to vent their anger and remind their black brothers and sisters to embrace the principles of unity, historical and political education, and resistance. The song also demands that white brothers and sisters hear black anger, confront their own history and contemplate the effects of colonialism and white supremacy across the globe, in order to be part of the solution, not part of the problem. The controversial video shows DOOKOOM kidnapping two white men and 'torturing' them (in the style of the famous aversion therapy scene in Stanley Kubrick's 'A Clockwork Orange') by forcing then to watch historical footage of atrocities committed by white supremacists on black bodies. The video also draws on a theme that runs throughout DOOKOOM's work; that the passive acceptance of victimhood is not an option. It echoes Malcolm X’s Speech at the Founding Rally of the Organization of Afro-American Unity in 1964, "We want justice by any means necessary... we want it now or we don't think anybody should have it.". DOOKOOM don't beg for justice, they demand it. As a multi-ethnic group (with two white members) DOOKOOM are quick to reject the simplistic knee-jerk response, that they are racist against white people, "We are artists, we want white people to hear and see black anger and really think about their part in causing historical oppression, or maintaining the power structures that enforce white supremacy to this day. At the end of the day, we want peace and unity... by any means necessary."
A favorite here on Beat Bangaz Radio...Single picked off the "Zero Hour Zone Reloaded" (2017). Download here: https://soundcloud.com/uno-july/
It’s a celebration of Hip-Hop culture in the energetic video for “Go Hard,” the brand-new single from Nigerian producer Teck-Zilla and his frequent collaborator, the inimitable Phlow.
These two Str8Buttah artists have been dropping some serious heat over the past several years, and their work together only seems to get stronger with each subsequent release. Not only that, but they’re capable of switching up their styles while retaining what makes their music so damn dope in the first place: unquestionable talent paired with distinctive style.
It’s all on display in the “Go Hard” video shot by themythcreate, and edited by fellow Str8Buttah member Rcube, who blends visuals that were shot on location in Lagos, Nigeria during this year’s RedBull-sponsored “Battle Of The Year” for breakdancers. As the b-boys kill it on stage, Phlow flaunts her skills on the mic over Teck’s boisterous production that features a crazy flip on the chorus.
Teck-Zilla is currently working on new projects and will be live in Ibiza, Spain( alongside famed South African House DJ, Black Coffee (who produced Drake's Get it together). Phlow is currently preparing her debut "Flux" after taking time off to work with the Hennessy VS Class 2017 rap auditions as a judge.
Youtube link: https://youtu.be/KBvsR1rKHS0
Purchase link: https://selar.co/p/a4hz-go-hard
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Mixcloud : http://www.mixcloud.com/teck-zilla/
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Facebook : https://facebook.com/Phlowetry