Spanish Town originating reggae artist Chronixx has remixed “Black is Beautiful,” a highlight from his Grammy-nominated album Chronology. In remixing the track, originally released in 2017, the reggae renaissance artist has tapped Zambian upstart Sampa the Great, who recently released her extraordinarily introspective debut album, The Return.
The new remix sees the original production being modified by a graceful saxophone accompaniment by Silent Jay (aka Nap King Cole). Over the tranquil trip-hop instrumental, Chronixx and Sampa the Great relay their immense Black pride. The majority of the original track’s verses from Chronixx have been substituted for Sampa the Great’s visceral lyricism, relaying poignant poetics including “Understand the plight of my people / Now we looking way past equal / Another generation / March on the steps to feel.”
You can listen to the remix of “Black is Beautiful” below.
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More love @sampa_the_great. You are one of the most influential African sisters in the earth today. Thanks you for blessing us. Thank you @naturalhighmusicja ・・・ A fitting time to remember the strides we took to understand that Black is Beautiful. At the end of this decade, we look at the work that still needs to be done and the gap we need to bridge between the diaspora. Much love to my brother @chronixxmusic for involving me in this beautiful remix of ‘Black is Beautiful’ with @nap.king.cole on ? At years end as I sit here at home – my source and my haven, amidst everything that still needs to be worked on, I see the beauty, passion and ingenuity of a beautiful people. Something you won’t find in your lectures/history books. Something you have to come experience and that we experience here. Everyday. ♥? #Blackisbeautiful #TheReturn