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Sons of Kemet

Black To The Future

Release Date: May 14, 2021

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Hustle ft. Kojey Radical
Shake Stew - How We See Things (feat. Shabaka Hutchings)
Sons of Kemet - live in Sao Paulo
Pick Up Your Burning Cross ft. Moor Mother, Angel Bat Dawid
1 Field Negus feat. Joshua Idehen  
2 Pick Up Your Burning Cross feat. Moor Mother, Angel Bat Dawid  
3 Think Of Home  
4 Hustle feat. Kojey Radical  
5 For The Culture feat. D Double E  
6 To Never Forget The Source  
7 In Rememberence Of Those Fallen  
8 Let The Circle Be Unbroken  
9 Envision Yourself Levitating  
10 Throughout The Madness, Stay Strong  
11 Black feat. Joshua Idehen  
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Saxophonist, composer, philosopher and writer Shabaka Hutchings returns with a brand-new album from his Mercury Prize nominated outfit Sons of Kemet. Black To The Future, the band's fourth LP and second on Impulse! Records, is due out May 14.

This is the band's most dynamic project yet, featuring prominent vocalists including Angel Bat Dawid, poets Moor Mother and Joshua Idehen, and grime artist D Double E. The first single "Hustle" features Kojey Radical with backing vocals from singer Lianne La Havas and is out today with a dance-inspired metaphorical video directed by Ashleigh Jadee.

The last time Shabaka Hutchings released a record, it was March 13, 2020 – on the eve of the pandemic – with Shabaka & The Ancestors' We Are Sent Here By History. The "momentous" (NPR Music) album centered around themes of confronting the destruction of humanity as we know it. The prescient theme of this record was not lost on those who heard it.

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