The White Mandingos – “Mandingo Rally”
The White Mandingos drop “Mandingo Rally” – a dope track that finds frontman MURS rhyming over a sample of the dub-inspired Bad Brains track “Rally Round Jah Throne”. The song is produced by Darryl Jenifer and Sacha Jenkins SHR. It lands somewhere between classic P.E. and early Nirvana on the angst and awesome scale. The vocal sample straight from the canon of Bad Brains classics ups the badass quotient exponentially when combined with a killer bassline and the hard pill of lyrical fire Murs lays down. Here’s what the Cali MC had to say about it:
“Being a backpack/conscious rapper I am often asked my opinion on ‘the state of hip hop’ or the ‘state of the world’ and rarely do I give my personal opinion. Well, this is it, raw, stream of consciousness. The music really dictated the mood. It’s a Bad Brains sample and it simply doesn’t get any rawer than that. And the video is just as raw. And should anyone take offense. Fuck em all”- Murs
This track is the first physical release from the trio. It comes on limited edition 7” vinyl just in time for Record Store Day. The White Mandingos’ debut LP The Ghetto Is Tryna Kill Me drops on June 11th. Until then, feel free to mash out. This is riot music. Blast it in the streets.