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chronixx and sampa the great know “black is beautiful”

January 6, 2020
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With so many negative messages telling us that Blackness is undesirable or somehow lesser, we must appreciate art with a message to the contrary. Today’s affirmation comes in the form of the remix to reggae star Chronixx‘s “Black Is Beautiful” from his 2017 album Chronology featuring none other than rapper Sampa The Great.

Soaring strings, a boom-bap beat, scratches, and lilting electric-piano keys provide the backdrop for the meeting between the Jamaican roots-culture, reggae revivalist, and the Zambia-born, Botswana-raised, Australia-based MC. The result is an expression of pride in their people. Say it loud.