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Young Paris & M1 of Dead Prez Bring 'African Flyness' to the Streets of NYC in 'Get Ready' Video

French-Congolese Rapper Young Paris teams up with M1 for the new NYC-shot music video from his 'African Vogue' album.

French-Congolese rapper Young Paris is at it again, this time with a new music video for his latest single “Get Ready.”


The single, which is taken from his new album African Vogue, features M1 of Dead Prez and is characterized as a liberation anthem, a call for revolution in light of Africa’s greatness.

In an earlier interview with Okayafrica, Young Paris explained that “'Get Ready’ invites the people of color to express themselves vigorously with the mindset of Africa rising.”

Directed by Junkyard Cinema, the video features Paris roaming the streets of New York accompanied by the Loumingou Night dancers. He dresses in alternating all-white and all-black outfits while speaking directly to the camera as he follows the bass of the beat.

“This song is an affirmation of African flyness!” M1 mentioned in that same interview. “It spits in the face of those historically backward thinkers who will be slammed to the ground by future-forward African culture and technology.”

As Young Paris mentions, “My intentions were to get people feeling revolutionized while shaking all they got.”

If you want to hear more, you can catch Young Paris live August 14 at Okayafrica’s NYC SummerStage show alongside Mbongwana Star and Batida.

For now, you can watch the music video above, and stream Young Paris’ entire album African Vogue on Tidal.

"SA Rappers Out Here Killing Y'all," M.I Abaga On Nigerian Rappers

M.I has fueled a debate about the state Nigerian hip-hop with his latest song, "You Rappers Should Fix Up Your Life."

Nigerian star M.I Abaga is back with a punch and taking aim at all of his fellow Nigerian rappers.

The track—which sees M.I. drop lines like "none of you rappers is real enough... that's why these fans are not feeling ya'll," "SA rappers out here killing ya,ll," and "rappers are singing now just to get popular, yuck"—has sparked a debate across social media on the current state of Nigerian hip-hop.

There's been some calling out M.I for not supporting young Nigerian rappers like big rappers do in South Africa. These years have seen the likes of Cassper Nyovest and other big SA stars supporting younger talent.

Others, however, have taken up the challenge and started responding to M.I's track over the "Fix Up Your Life" instrumental. M.I's been retweeting the responses and, in a way, the track's been getting a lot of the young rappers M.I calls out some more attention.

M.I and his label Chocolate City have also been in the news lately over suing Nas for not delivering a good verse.

What do you think? Is Nigerian hip-hop in decline?

See some choice tweets below.

Video: Looking at the Roots of IsiPantsula Culture Through Some of Its Leading Voices

This new video shows us why South African Pantsula is much more than just a dance move.

Pantsula is more than just a dance, it's a cultural movement and it's being revived through enthusiastic South African youth.

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In Photos: Migos' Culture Tour in Johannesburg

ATL trio Migos' Culture Tour had two South African stops–in Durban on Friday and Johannesburg on Saturday.

We attended the Joburg leg of the tour, and the group didn't disappoint, although the event itself was unacceptably disorganized. South African rappers Riky Rick and Nasty C gave great performances, especially the latter.

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