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Young Fathers 'Queen Is Dead'

Watch African hip-hop trio Young Fathers' new music video for "Queen Is Dead."


Scottish/Liberian/Nigerian trio Young Fathers just dropped a(nother) cryptic, black-and-white video for Tape Two single "Queen Is Dead." The track is a highly experimental and aggressive sonic attack that ties in mentions of beriberi, monetary gains, Queen Mary I aka Bloody Mary, and  America. It's a definite departure from their recent  vulnerable highlight "I Heard." Watch the video below and check out Young Fathers' Africa In Your Earbuds mixtape for more.

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Photo by Toka Hlongwane.

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Part of Impilo ka Darkie's appeal is that it also documents Hlongwane's growth as a photographer. As the years roll on, his composition becomes stronger, the focus on his pictures becomes much sharper and a storyline begins to emerge in his work.

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