MAJICAL X KIBIR LA AMLAK “DO YOU KNOW?”
Before Zero Records
“Do You Know? — UK Grime meets UK Dub”
Released on 23rd July, Haile Selassie’s Birthday. The 7″ vinyl is now available from https://www.beforezerorecords.com
Majical is a revolutionary wordsmith, undefinable by genre. An MC and a Rastaman who’s journeyed through garage, grime, hiphop and reggae to arrive at his own destination he’s coined as ‘roots hop culture’.
‘Do You Know’ started out as a dubplate on the ‘King of Grime’ instrumental by producer Lewi B. Inspired by the title of the beat, Majical penned this song to exalt the many earthly achievements of the King of all Kings, Emperor Haile Selassie I. On hearing this version, Kibir La Amlak approached Majical to make a new version of the track together, to bring it into the world of UK Reggae Sound System he hails from. The result is a genre bending testament to modern RasTafari music. It is heavily influenced and dominated by the weight and grove of a hard hitting, drum and bass line, but laced lyrically like a UK grime track, mixed and dubbed hard and heavy in the Kibir La Amlak studio.
No other day could be more fitting for this release than the anniversary of Haile Selassie’s birth 23rd July. ‘Do You Know’ is out now on all leading digital and streaming platforms. A limited edition run of poly-vinyl, now followed by a full vinyl run are available from www.beforezerorecords.com
MORE ABOUT MAJICAL
Part of the RU1 Fam, a highly respected UK hiphop collective who received international recognition for their debut album Otito in 2018. Whether as part of a collective or as a solo act, word sound and power is the central tenet of Majical’s works, his razor sharp delivery and rhyme patterns are seamlessly married with knowledge, wisdom and overstanding. His flow is modern, his style is ancient, Majical represents the continuous evolution of RasTafari roots music which is beyond the confines of genre.
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