DOOKOOM, the Afro-punk noise rap crew that was recently taken to the Human Rights Commission by a white Afrikaans civil rights group for raising issues of inequality, land ownership and structural violence in South Africa with their track ‘Larney Jou Poes’, have joined forces with Dirty South hip hop legend David Banner for the forthcoming release of their new single, ‘The Worst Thing’.
These are dark days of state violence where structural racism, the direct result of white supremacy, is rendering black lives worthless across the world. DOOKOOM and David Banner, from South Africa and Mississippi respectively, two places that are separated by many thousands of miles, but united by a shared history of black oppression at the hands of white supremacists, have come together to vent their anger, over a hard turn-up beat, and remind their black brothers and sisters to embrace the principles of unity, historical and political education, and resistance.
The song also demands that white brothers and sisters hear black anger, confront their own history and contemplate the effects of colonialism and white supremacy across the globe, in order to be part of the solution, not part of the problem.
It is no coincidence that ‘The Worst Thing’ was released in the middle of Black August, a hugely significant month in the history of the struggle against white supremacy, colonialism and imperialism.