WHO ARE THE BLACK LION INSURGENTS?
Synnika Alek-Chizoba Lofton, Randolph Harmon, a.k.a. Babatunde, Gregory Lee, and Cliff Vizhun Johnson make up the group Black Lion Insurgents, an indie hip hop group from Chesapeake, Virginia. Their sound is militant, aggressive, and conscious; it also has elements of traditional hip hop. Their debut EP, Make War in the Temple (2016), is a gritty, aggressive, and intellectual contribution to indie hip hop. It was released by Guerrilla Ignition Recordings. The members are concerned with issues of race, culture, injustice, and gender discrimination, as well as with the abuse of power by the government.