DAARA J – Exposing Politricks

Daara J is a Senegalese hip-hop duo with an enduring mission: to contribute to a rich future for Africa by exposing corruption in their homeland. True to form, here is the video for “Politricks”, a mellow track whose style and content finds itself somewhere between Pharcyde and Damian Marley.

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