Kam-Bu Champions Black Empowerment & Unity In “Black On Black”
25 Feb 2021
Set to be one of the most vital songs of this coming year, South London’s emcee Kam-Bu has released the video to his latest empowering track named “Black on Black”.
The 24-year-old has delivered a strong track that for someone of his age is rare to find. Accommodating a textured production from Pablo Pullen, HYLNU, Tom Henry and Leon Vynehal, “Black on Black” flips the often negative connotations of the phrase on it’s head and instead uses this 3 minute song to empower, strengthen and unify the Black British community.
Paired alongside a set of cinematic visuals, we are faced with a generational tale that challenges British imperialism. Only enhancing his message to the next given level, Kam-Bu hasn’t slacked in this one!
Speaking on the release, Kam-Bu commented; “This track is an exploration of how the ‘Black on Black’ narrative, which is often perceived as negative, can be flipped on its head to represent black culture in a positive way. Discussing topics such as the teaching of financial literacy, the circulation of wealth and unity within a community. This song was inspired by Fela Kuti and his use of repetition as a sort of sonic marching song on demonstration day, this is what I was aiming for when writing the chorus. Black on Black is a track for empowerment, equality and reflection.
You can peep the visuals above!