RU1-FAM members Watusi87 & Majical combine on a poignant and uplifting track, inspired by the wisdom of Haile Selassie I. Weaving charismatic images over a Hybrid Freqs production, the duo deliver their first Cultured Sounds release with aplomb.
’Imagination’ is a song that encapsulates the problems of today’s society with an optimistic outlook. Both rappers describe their awareness of the corruption and injustices that damage life, but find hope comes from inner strength and knowledge of self. The subtle presence of readings from ‘The Autobiography of Emperor Haile Selassie I’ perfectly compliment the descriptive nature of the verses, juxtaposing the lack of control we have over our wider environment with the ability to master our own thoughts and actions.
Hard-hitting lyrics with a spacious flow draw the listener in to a swirling atmosphere of strings and wistful horns, amid rolling percussion – another signature Hybrid Freqs beat in the vein of 2015 single ‘Universal Mind’.
The single is available to buy directly from the Cultured Sounds website and across digital platforms.
Verse 1 (Majical)
The world at my fingertips, hope in my hand. The wind blows in my face my bare toes in the sand. I gaze out to the water and look to the sky. This systems got man caught up, times passing us by. We’re tryna break free from this sad situation. The Da Beers, The diamonds, the silence, the masons. Decisions decisions, the violence, divisions. I remove myself from these hisms and skizms. Jump out of their boxes, their phones and iwatches. We know their eye watches, from rising to noches (Night in Spanish). We’re guiding the lost, though these roads cross the Crossings. It’s hard tryna grow, tryna know all the options. When history’s hidden, the story’s forgotten. We’re pouring libation for those who were trod in. Remember the sound of the drum when it beats. The vibration resonates, comes through my Speech
*Break Section (Reading from ‘The Autobiography of Emperor Haile Selassie I’)
We must put to the best use the rich heritage of our past, in that way and in that way alone can we live to the highest standard set by our fore farther’s. We hope that future generations will realise the magnitude of sacrifices required to accomplish all the work so it may preserve as gain.
The Struggle Continues.
Verse 2 (Watusi87)
The earth is my wilderness, I’m scoping the land. At one with the elements that flow in a man. A face on the water, I look to the sky. A new world without order for the crooked and sly. Destruction, corruption, they function in meet Hype vibes and likewise the club and the street. The skyline’s pouring, live with libation. The public, the corporate, privatisation. The thiefs, consumers, the buyers, the sellers, the workers, the earners, the grinders, the beggars. The hooting, the hollering, the sirens, the dog barks. The loop of dichotomy, society contrast. Confusion, amusement, simulation and arcade. The dark state, the wet path, the Rock and the hard place. The hustle, the bustle, the tussle, the struggle. But there’s light at the end of the tunnel, above all.
Outro (Reading from ‘The Autobiography of Emperor Haile Selassie I’)
In the history of the human race, those periods which later appeared as great have been the periods when the men and the women belonging to them had transcended the differences that divided them and had recognized in their membership in the human race a common bond. Study and examine all but choose to follow the good.
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