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Flying Lotus Strikes Black Gold: Acclaimed DJ, producer and rapper Flying Lotus has shared a double single — two songs from the forthcoming Netflix anime series Yasuke. “Black Gold” featuring Thundercat and “Between Memories” featuring Niiki Randa serve as the opening and closing credits on the show which premieres on April 29.

As well as working on the music, Flying Lotus consulted on the story and worked alongside MAPPA Studios as an executive producer.

[Producer, creator and director LeSean Thomas] and I talked about being outsiders in anime,” Flying Lotus said in a press release. “I was like, ‘Why aren’t more Black kids trying to do this? Why is it so out of the ordinary?’ He was saying that it’s because they don’t have examples.”

Flying Lotus Strikes Black Gold: The Yasuke show premieres April 29 on Netflix.

LA Weekly