Al Jazeera America may have shut down earlier this year, but the rest of the Al Jazeera Media Network is still going strong. And in a new track off of his upcoming album Mud In My Malbec, British MC Sonnyjim teams up with erstwhile Das Racist rapper Heems to pay tribute with “Al Jazeera.” “I met Sonnyjim on tour out in Birmingham in 2013. He’s one of my favorite dudes rapping right now,” Heems told The FADER in an email. “As British as he is, his lyricism reminds me of the rap I grew up with in New York in the 90s. Shooting this video was one of the rare occasions a drone flew above people with our skin color and we wasn’t afraid of dying.” Watch the two rappers hang out and smoke on a rooftop below.
Sonnyjim’s Mud In My Malbec is 6/24 on Daupe Records.