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The Militia ft. Oswin Benjamin - Chicago '84

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On Shade My Shine, single numero uno off his next instrumental album, Johannesburg beatsmith The Militia invited Big Apple emcee Oswin Benjamin to spit over a stirring, soul-sampled instrumental. Since that cut won a tremendous 4.6-star average rating from our readers, he decided against fixing what ain't broke; making its world premiere in the Booth, follow-up Chicago '84 fits the same description. In contrast to its predecessor's exultant vibe, though, this cut has a more bittersweet vibe; a minor-key string/vocal loop accompanies Benjamin as he places his hustle within the broader context of the black struggle, peppering his bars with allusions to basketball history. For more, cop Militia's Jordan Status LP when it drops independently, next Tuesday, December 9.

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