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Ray BLK Celebrates Black Hair Salons in Her New Video 'Patience'

British-Nigerian artist, Ray BLK, celebrates black womanhood by way of the hair salon in her new music video "Patience."

British-Nigerian artist, Ray BLK, landed on our radar earlier this year when she became the first independent artists to win BBC Music's Sound of 2017 poll. We spoke with her about her dual Nigerian and British upbringing, tackling homophobia, and black British womanhood. The singer and MC spotlights the beauty of black womanhood once again in her new video "Patience."


The video is an ode to the black hair salon, which for many black woman is more than just a place where we go to get out hair laid, but also a safe space for us to nurture our personalities, beauty and style. The music video highlights the rich camaraderie of the hair salon that, in many ways, has become a symbol of black womanhood.

For many of us, visiting the hair salon can feel like a retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The video captures this essence as Ray BLK sings and rhymes about slowing things down for a change.

Watch the video above.

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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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