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Native Son: Blitz the Ambassador


Blitz the Ambassador mixes the rhythms of Afro-beat with hip-hop on this vibrant new track called "Dear Africa." The song, which is the kick-off single from Blitz's upcoming second LP Native Sun (due May 3), is his loving ode to his native continent of Africa. Blitz will also release an accompanying film of the same name with the album.

"Native Sun the album is a journey backwards, back through hip-hop, the Caribbean soundsystem culture that preceded it, back to its African roots, with the final kora," explains Blitz about the project. "[Both the album and film] are about the longing for home we feel in the diaspora, and about letting go of old notions and embracing new ideas. The sound in itself speaks to that."


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