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AKA Reminisces About His Ex on His Latest Single ‘Sweet Fire,’ And It's Pure Flames

Can't even front, "Sweet Fire" is a potent pop record.

Just before 2017 ended, AKA tweeted to his more than 2 million followers that him and his bae Bonang Matheba were calling it quits.


On his new single, "Sweet Fire," Supa Mega seemingly seeks closure from the relationship. He bears his soul, reminiscing about how the relationship started, and talks about how he feels now that it has ended:

"I remember when I used to love you/ Now I'm finna burst your bubble/ All the bad bads gon sub you/ Every mami in the streets tryna cause trouble."


"Sweet Fire" sees the rapper return to his forays into pop, which he took a break from when he released "StarSigns" with Stogie T earlier this week.

While AKA's pop attempts have been hit-and-miss, with this single, he seems to have found his pop voice. "Sweet Fire" sounds like money.

The artists shows just enough vulnerability to make the song emotive, yet he sings with such verve, it becomes such a pleasing piece of music.

"Sweet Fire" is the first single to the artist's third studio album Touch My Blood. It's promising to be yet another gem in his impressible discography.

Listen to "Sweet Fire" below, and download it here.

Photo courtesy of 1-54/SUTTON.

1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair Landing in Marrakech is 2018's Most Anticipated Art Event

The leading art fair dedicated to contemporary African art makes its mark on the continent for the first time this weekend.

This weekend, 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, the leading art fair devoted to contemporary African art, will debut in Marrakech, Morocco. The announcement of the Fair's expansion to the continent last year has left aficionados of contemporary African art in eager anticipation of this "homecoming"—this author included.

1-54 debuted in London in 2013. Although an expansion to New York followed, a presence on the continent was always part of the long-term vision of the founder Touria El Glaoui. Finally, the time has now arrived.

Here are five reasons why we're looking forward to 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair Marrakech.

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This Olympic Figure Skater Blew Us Away Again By Pulling Off a Costume Change Mid-Routine

First Maé-Bérénice Méité performed to Beyoncé, now she's effortlessly slaying outfit changes mid-routine. What can't she do?

French-Congolese and Ivorian figure skater, Maé-Bérénice Méité, has pretty much been the life of the Winter Olympic figure skating competition.

Earlier this month, the athlete had the internet shook when she performed her opening routine to two Beyoncé songs. Now she's back with even more black girl magic.

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10 Stand Out Moments From Janelle Monáe's Powerful Music Videos

Janelle Monae came back making a statement—and we're just as obsessed as you are.

We've got to talk about Janelle Monáe.

Over the past half decade, she's embarked on a profound journey that's solidified her as an artist, creator and activist who isn't afraid to shoot down the stars—or shoot with them.

After having roles in Hidden Figures and Moonlight—two Oscar nominated movies where one won an Oscar, a stellar speech at the Grammy's and a stunning presence at the Black Panther red carpet, she's ready to grace us with "Dirty Computer," the latest musical venture in her Afrofuturistic saga.

To whet our appetites before the album, which is set to release on April 27, Janelle dropped not one but two music videos yesterday. Both are distinctly entertaining: one is a black, intersectional feminist anthem and the other a psychedelic soundtrack of sexual fluidity.

Watch both, then read some of the highlights we gathered from the hypnotizing visuals and powerful wordplay.

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