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Riz MC, AKA Riz Ahmed, Unveils Video For New Single Mogambo

Wednesday, 03 October 2018 Written by Jon Stickler

Riz MC, aka Riz Ahmed, has released a new single, Mogambo.

The politically-charged track was produced by Redinho of Ahmed's group Swet Shop Boys. View its accompanying video, which was directed by New York based filmmaker Bassam Tariq, who said:

"Our initial idea was a glamorized and intentionally composed video that challenged ideas of masculinity but after looking back at footage Riz and I shot in Pakistan, we realized that there is a raw energy that we can never recreate. So we decided to make the footage work and embrace the pedestrian nature of it. It’s tough for my ego to put something out that feels rough around the edges but throughout the edit the footage kept telling me that we are enough to keep viewers interested. We don’t need to be flashy to have people like us. We are perfectly imperfect - shaky compositions and soft focus and all."

The song is named after a Bollywood villain of the same name and follows Ahmed's 2016 'Englistan' mixtape and Swet Shop Boys' debut LP 'Cashmere'. In 2017, the trio dropped the 'Sufi La' EP. 

Riz MC Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Sat November 17 2018 - LONDON Village Underground

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