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Video: 50 Cent Fights Hunger 'We Can't Eat Shoes'


HuffPost Live's Marc Lamont Hill spoke with 50 Cent about his Street King energy drink initiative and the rap music industry. Basically, the first 10 minutes of this 30 minute interview are what we find most interesting, or rather, amusing. For those unfamiliar, Fitty's Street King project teams up with the UN World Food Program to feed a billion kids in Africa by providing a meal to a hungry child for every drink purchased. Fitty tells Hill that the project spurred from his travels in Africa as well as the Occupy movement, in which people got angry that "corporations weren't conscious of the everyday person." To avoid "digging into his own pocket," Fitty started the SK brand as part of what he (and we're sure his colleagues at Product (RED) and TOMS Shoes) calls "conscious capitalism." If ya can't beat em, join em - despite the painful irony of a capital-based charity model. Concious capitalism isn't the only side-eye aspect of this interview, because surprisingly, Africans are missing from the whole conversation. In fact, at a certain point you get the sense that Fitty is confusing African hunger (whatever that is) with poverty in America. We can't say what's wrong or right in this situation - just seems like a morality link is missing somewhere. Judge for yourself above and view the whole article here.

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B3nchMarQ and the Art of Making Something From Nothing

B3nchMarQ's EP consists of great songs that don't require much from the listener—but it bangs.

There's nothing groundbreaking about South African rap duo B3nchMarQ's debut release ASPEN EP. But one indisputable fact is that it bangs.

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Nasty C and French Montana Hit the Club In the Video for ‘Allow’

Watch the video to Nasty C and French Montana's new collaboration.

South African rapper Nasty C just released the visuals to "Allow," his collaboration with French Montana. The song is featured on Bad Hair Extensions, the re-release of Bad Hair, the Durban-born rapper's debut album.

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Let Jojo Abot's New Afrofuturistic Video Hypnotize You

The Ghanaian artist releases the new video for "Nye VeVe SeSe," an entirely iPhone-recorded track.

Jojo Abot is rounding out a strong year which has seen her tour South Africa, release the NGIWUNKULUNKULU EP and work with institutions like the New Museum, Red Bull Sound Select and MoMA on her art and performances.

Jojo is now sharing her latest music video for "Nye VeVe SeSe," a song featured on her iPhone-only production project, Diary Of A Traveler.

"Nye Veve Sese is an invitation to let go of the burden of pain and suffering that keeps us from becoming our best and greatest selves," a statement from Jojo's team reads. "Asking the question of why pain is pleasurable to both the one in pain and the source of the pain. Often time the two being one and the same."

Watch her new "meditative piece," which was shot in Bedstuy, Brooklyn, below.

Jojo Abot will be playing her final US show of the year in New York City alongside Oshun on October 26 at Nublu 151. Grab your tickets here.

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