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March 8, 2017

Dumi RIGHT – PROGRESS (ft Novakane & Toki Wright)

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Written by: AvianD

About the Song:

Dumi RIGHT drops a new single “PROGRESS”, a shout to people worldwide striving for social justice and change. The song is especially poignant given the heightened uncertainty and angst rapidly spreading in light of current events. He is joined by two incredible lyricists, Kane “Novakane” Smego and Toki Wright, both who he connected with through the Next Level hip hop cultural exchange program. The musical soundscape is provided by the incredible producer Youngcee.

“PROGRESS” is a forerunner for the soon to come solo project from Dumi RIGHT. Keep your ears to the ground.

“…if you keep it movin’, we’re gonna get there, ain’t no regrets here, you know the destination is clear.”


About Dumi RIGHT

Dumi RIGHT was first introduced to audiences in hip hop’s golden age as a founder of the groundbreaking group Zimbabwe Legit, widely regarded as one of the first African crews to gain international recognition (All Music Guide). Through all the ensuing years and on to the present day, he has remained heavily involved on the hip hop scene as an active practitioner with a solid discography of album releases, projects and performances conducted both domestically and internationally.

He is known for insightful and thought provoking lyrics and wordplay over a backdrop of rugged beats by some of the artforms finest producers. His influence has been documented in publications across the globe including academic works of hip hop history including The Hip Hop Wars by Tricia Rose and Say It Loud! The Story of Rap Music by K. Maurice Jones.

Recently he has rocked stages at high profile venues that include The Kennedy Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music and DC’s famed 930 Club among many others. In 2016 Dumi was selected as a cultural ambassador to complete a residency in Thailand teaching emceeing as part of the Next Level exchange program.

Kane “Novakane” Smego is a spoken word and hip-hop artist, a National Poetry Slam finalist and international touring artist.

Toki Wright is an Emmy Award-winning MC/Producer, radio host, actor, arts ambassador, educator, and community organizer who has toured throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, South America, and Asia.

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