Riz Ahmed releases new single "Mogambo"
It's going to be an exciting week for Riz Ahmed aka Riz MC! Not only is his much anticipated Marvel film Venom releasing this week, but this morning he dropped his latest single, Mogambo! The song was inspired by a trip Ahmed took last year to Pakistan.
Ahmed talked about his new song with Variety on Monday at the Los Angeles premiere of Venom.
“We’re living in crazy times, a lot of people feeling unseen, unheard, unwanted, and really — the track is saying, a lot of people might not want us here, but we’re not going anywhere. So it’s a bit of a middle finger that you can dance to.”
"It’s a message to anyone who feels unwanted right now,” he said. “It took me a long time to realize that the same reasons you might be excluded are the same things that you should be proud of about yourself. That’s really what it’s about…I hope it connects with people.”
The song is named after a Bollywood villain of the same name. “He’s from this classic film called ‘Mr. India’ that was out in 1987 which I was watching when I was like five years old,” Ahmed explained during a recent appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” “And he’s got the best catch phrase…it’s really quite simple — it’s ‘Mogambo khush hua.’” Ahmed has been promoting the single by asking fans to post videos of their best Mogambo impressions.
Check out the Mogambo music video directed by Bassam Tariq below.
Riz MC - Mogambo (Official Video)