akua naru teams up with Brooklyn-based duo The Ruff Pack (Matthias Loescher,Stephan Kondert) on “the Black magnificent”. A titanic collaboration which places atthe fore akua naru’s classic political and poetic lyricism framed by The Ruff Pack’ssignature sonic bravado. A 7-track head nod call-to-action which dances along thespectrum from live hip hop to soul to trap to jazz to the not yet discovered. “the Blackmagnificent” speaks to akua’s focus on the power and resilience, the magnificence ofBlackness in the midstof peril. An insistence on joy and persistence despite a worldcommitted to the opposite.
These tracks offer the audience an audio journal, achronicling from recent motherhood and new life to mourning the senseless loss ofthose unfairly gunned down, from a demand for reparations to a need for radical actsof tenderness, joy, and interpersonal justice in a not yet post-pandemic world. “theBlack magnificent” is more than an album or a listening moment, it's an experienc