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Hear Kwesta and Wale's New Song, ‘Spirit’

If you loved "Ngud'," consider "Spirit" a favorite already.

South African rapper Kwesta had a great 2016. His third album DaKAR II went gold, and his single "Ngud" was one of the biggest songs not just in hip-hop, but music at large.

Kwesta is currently working on his fourth album, which will be the last in the DaKAR series.

The rapper announced a few weeks ago that he was working with Tory Lanez and Rick Ross. Last week, he released a snippet of his collaboration with Wale, "Spirit," which is a bit reminiscent of "Ngud." Kwesta raps in the same deep vocal projection as on the hit single, and the song has the same tempo and feel.

We aren't complaining, "Spirit" is really fresh, and is definitely sounding like it might just be another summer hit.

Stream Kwesta and Wale's "Spirit" now below. This track bangs 🔥)🔥)🔥).

Revisit our interview with Kwesta on how he wrote one of the biggest hip-hop song of his generation here, and view our favorite 10 Kwesta songs 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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