Blitz the Ambassador, the Afropolitan rapper from Brooklyn-by-way-of-Ghana, premiered a brand new song this morning, “African In New York“, chronicling the “royal arrival and humble adaptation of the African immigrant in the big city”, via Okayafrica. The song is the second offering from Blitz’s forthcoming The Warm Up EP (due out August 6), following the stellar visual for his anthem “Dikembe!”, which premiered via HipHopDX last week. Blitz has been touring the world for the past several years, playing major festivals across Europe and South America with his live band, The Embassy Ensemble, but The Warm Up will be Blitz’s first new offering since his 2011 album, Native Sun.
On “African in New York”, Blitz the Ambassador paints a colorful, vivid picture of the life of an African immigrant in New York, from discussing soccer and politics, to selling fake Gucci bags, to driving dollar cabs, to having aspirations of professional modeling or dance, set to the background sample of Jay Z saying “half a mil for bail cause I’m African”. The Warm Up is a prelude to Blitz’s third full length album, Afropolitan Dreams, slated for release later this year. The album will be Blitz’s first since 2011’s Native Sun, and features guest appearances by Afro-German chanteuse, Nneka, Brazilian rap luminary Emicida, 20Syl from the renowned French turntable crew C2C and more.
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