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Premiere: Ill Skillz 'To The Beat Ya'll (T.T.B.Y.)'

Listen to our premiere of Cape Town rap duo Ill Skillz' Common-sampling "To The Beat Ya'll."


Cape Town rap duo Ill Skillz return with their golden-era deliveries and boom-bap production in new single "To The Beat Ya'll." MCs Jimmy Flexx and Uno July lace the track with their weaving throwback flows while the J-One beat takes cues from Common's indisputable classic "I Used To Love H.E.R." Stream and download Ill Skillz' "T.T.B.Y" below, a track "dedicated to the fans" and perfectly suited for lovers of the old-school style.

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

Dying Lagoons Reveal Mexico’s Environmental Racism

In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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