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Zimbabwe Legit House of Stone

If you’ve been searching milkcrates for signs of Zimbabwe Legit ever since the Afro-rap duo was remixed by DJ Shadow, look no further. Akim Funk Buddha and Dumi Right are back, with a guestlist that works well with House of Stone’s true-school vibe: YZ, Vast Aire, Chubb Rock, Prince Po, Asheru, Skillz, Mike G, and others all take part. Yet since ZL first appeared, African hip-hop has become a phenomenon in and of itself. So it’s a bit disappointing that the group’s native cultural influences have been toned down; only one track, “All Over the Map,” connects the duo with their motherland MC peers. Still, House of Stone should hit with tracksuiters and fat-lace heads.

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