While the American outlet of Al Jazeera shut down earlier this year, worldwide, the Qatar-based news operation is as prominent as ever. Now, courtesy of the British MC Sonnyjim and Queens' own Heems, Al Jazeera gets a particularly modern honor: its very own rap song. On this elegant summer sizzler, Heems and Sonnyjim take turns talking lighthearted shit, and bring the special relationship between the US and the UK ever closer.
Said Heems via email to The FADER of the song and corresponding video (premiered above), "I met Sonnyjim on tour out in Birmingham in 2013. He's one of my favorite dudes rapping right now. 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."