Recently, Phive vocalist Afika Nxumalo took a trip to South Africa, his father’s home country, to reconnect with his family roots. The experience left him with a deep appreciation for Nelson Mandela’s role in the fight against apartheid, and inspired him to pen the North Carolina crew’s latest single, Madliba. Released to commemorate Nelson Mandela Day, the record finds Nxmalo celebrating the ex-President and political activist’s achievements, as well as those of other freedom fighters, over production by Xfactur‘s Jeremiah Albritton. Josh King, Julian Sizemore and Brand New Life provide guest vocals, and an unknown director’s poignant visuals round out the package. Madliba is available now for digital purchase. All proceeds form its sale will go to Gems Girls, a charity dedicated to empowering young women who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking.
Written by richard on 07/18/13
Submit your Rating
Boyd Allen Music Group
First DJ Booth Appearance:
"Nothing To Say" (2012)
You Might Like...
Commentsblog comments powered by Disqus
- DJBooth Announces Our New Top Prospects…
- Indie Savage: Crooked I Gets Physical With “Sex, Money & Hip-Hop”
- The Hip-Hop Albums I Need to Hear in 2015
- 4 Fresh Songs (& An Album) You Might Have Missed (12/15)
- Meet Fanesha Fabre, the Voice Behind the “La Musica De Harry Fraud” Drop
- All 93 People Named on J. Cole’s “Note To Self” Outro
- 1 Listen Album Review: J. Cole’s “2014 Forest Hills Drive” (aka F*cking Up Hip-Hop)
- The Most Sampled Rapper Voices in Hip-Hop History
- Your Favorite Indie Rapper is Secretly Signed to a Major Label
- The DJBooth - Top Prospects EP (Vol. 2)
- The Best Hip-Hop & R&B Songs of 2014 (Ongoing)
Discover the best new songs, videos, and albums added to the Booth.