BY Josiah HughesPublished Aug 7, 2015

As confirmed in an Exclaim! interview earlier this year, long-running Bay Area rap crew Blackalicious will soon break a 10-year silence with a trilogy of LPs. The first, fittingly titled Imani, Vol. 1, arrives next week. We've heard "On Fire Tonight," and now we get another taste with "Blacka."

You wouldn't be able to tell that the band have been on semi-hiatus, as "Blacka" is packed with vitality as the Gift of Gab spits empowering verses atop soulful cuts. It's a fantastic, well-crafted celebration.

Listen to "Blacka" below courtesy of NoiseyImani, Vol. 1 arrives on August 14.

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