Most people would rather forget the taunting and name-calling they experienced during adolescence, but not Dominique Rowland. After moving to a mostly white neighborhood in Chicago as a school child, Rowland heard some ignorant classmates call him “Zulu.” Rather than try to avoid the name, he embraced it, and also took inspiration from the Zulu freedom fighters of South Africa and Afrika Bambaataa’s Zulu Nation. These days, Rowland uses the moniker to perform as of the hottest ragga MCs in the U.S. This track is a collaboration with San Francisco-based bhangra-ragga DJ Kush Arora. Wyatt Williams

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MC Zulu – Lose Control