Film

Film: Tough Bond's Difficult Look At Glue Sniffing In Kenya

Watch the trailer for Tough Bond, a new film set in Kenya that takes a difficult look at young people sniffing glue to survive.


Watch the extended trailer for Tough Bond, the heavy new documentary featuring young people from the streets of Nairobi hooked on sniffing glue to survive. The film, made by Village Beat (you may remember them from The Very Best's recent music videos), will premiere at The Berlin International Film Festival on February 13. Our dudes The Very Best and Seye built the original soundtrack to this difficult, yet beautifully orchestrated peek into an urgent issue. We're anticipating taking a closer look at the feature length.

H/T to The Fader for pointing out that Shabazz Palaces used footage from the film in their 2011 video for "Blast It." Watch "Blast It" and stream "Liar," a track by The Very Best and Seye featured in the score below.

SHABAZZ PALACES- "BLAST IT" from Village Beat on Vimeo.

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Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

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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Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

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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Courtesy of Jojo Abot.

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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