Shabazz Palaces Offshoot Chimurenga Renaissance Return with New EP

Shabazz Palaces Offshoot Chimurenga Renaissance Return with New EP
While Shabazz Palaces soldier on as one of modern hip-hop's most interesting acts, the band's Tendai Maraire and Hussein Kalonji occasionally keep busy with their Chimurenga Renaissance side-project. Today, they've announced plans to release a new EP from the group.

Called Girlz with Gunz, the EP crams 11 songs into its 27-minute runtime. It also features a guest appearance from THEESatisfaction member Sassy.

As a press release indicates, "Chimurenga Renaissance's sound is inspired by otherworldly sonics, Zimbabwean beats, Afro-conscious hip-hop, Congolese guitar ambiance, and political fire."

Girlz with Gunz will arrive on February 5 via Glitterbeat, while a full-length is expected out in the fall. You can watch a trailer for the release below.