Hip-hop duo Taoreta delivers empowering track “Samurai Nation,” an anthem about conquering your fears rooted in a powerful sonic combination of boom-bap hip-hop and nuanced traditional Asian influences. Balancing a culturally-rich influence with smooth bars, the track encapsulates principles of a Samurai, with sharp lyricism framing messages of courage, respect and honesty.
Brimming with the Leicester-based duo’s signature explosive hip-hop but founded on an intricate and innovative base of Asian instrumentation, the track reminds us of the power of quiet resistance and that you don’t always have to attack to win a fight.
An accompanying music video further drives home the fighting spirit brought to life in the video, the dark backdrop of the visuals bringing forth strength and calm in equal amounts. The visuals are the fourth of the duo’s imaginative five-piece film series Shadows In Dust.
Consisting of MC Loaneski, and DJ Icon, who have combined musical experience of 30 years, Taoreta’s artistry has developed as one crafted to delve into taboo subjects and challenge negative stereotypes, while infusing their anthemic soundscapes with flowing arrangements and tinges of fun.