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This Mr Eazi and New Edition Mashup Is The Gift You Didn't Know You Needed

This seamless mashup of Mr Eazi's "Leg Over" featuring New Edition is everything.

DIASPORA—The internet is the gift that keeps on giving, and this seamless mashup of Mr Eazi's "Leg Over" featuring New Edition is proof.


The video made by Haja Tounkara back in March is one that got lost in the endless abyss of internet memes, but it's here again, and it has us trying to memorize New Edition's classic dance moves once again—but this time—with afrobeats as the soundtrack.

Who would have ever thought that Mr Eazi's mellow banger would work so well dubbed over the video for New Edition's 1988 hit "If it Isn't Love?" Well, Tounkara did and we're thankful.

The internet is an amazing place. Watch the full YouTube video below.

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#BuyBlack: 25 Black-Owned Businesses to Check Out on Black Friday

Our 2017 guide for you to #BuyBlack this Friday.

This is our first gift guide in the run-up to the holidays. Keep checking for more lists of great African products here. And for more ideas check out the Okayafrica Shop.

It's yet another year when America officially begins the holiday season on Thanksgiving tomorrow—a "celebration" that, for most folks, is a great day to spend time with family and to eat your fill.

For those that venture into the mission that is Black Friday shopping (kudos to you), it may be worth taking that moment to put your money where your mouth is and spend your coins on black-owned businesses.

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Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

Kommanda Obbs Favors ‘the African Dream’ Over Western Standards On His New Single ‘Mabelebele’

Listen to Lesotho rapper Kommanda Obbs' latest single.

The music on renowned Lesotho rapper Kommanda Obbs' latest single "Mabelebele" is largely inspired kwaito. For his vocals, the rapper opts for a more melodic style on the track.

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The Black Indie Artist You Need to Listen to This Month: Vagabon

Vagabon is special.

This new series will feature the most exciting independent and alternative artists from Africa and its diaspora. Black artists are complex and multidisciplinary. Twice a month, we'll introduce the hottest, boldest musicians out there that you need to listen to.

Special people have the hardest time. They see so much, are aware of so much. And indeed, Vagabon is special.

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