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Watch Emtee And His Goons Live Like Rockstars In This New Documentary

Watch a documentary about the making of Emtee's sophomore album.

The second episode of the ongoing ATM Documentary takes you behind the scenes as South African rapper Emtee records his sophomore album Manando, which came out last year to critical acclaim.


In between recording sessions and performances, Emtee and his goons, who are part of his label ATM Records, live like rockstars. The artists take helicopter flights, leave fans euphoric at shows, smoke and live their moments out.

You can follow the crew as they go through interviews and do an in-store signing leading up to the album's release.

In one of the recording sessions, Emtee can be seen FaceTiming with Burna Boy about a possible collaboration, which evidently didn't make the album. Hopefully, it will happen in future.

Artists such as Sjava, Emtee's producer Ruff, Sims, and a few more, all make appearances in the documentary, which shows a great improvement from the previous episode. This one is tighter, and does a great job of showing instead of telling.

Watch the episode below and revisit our take on Emtee's Manando album here.

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Influential Louis Vuitton And Off-White Designer Virgin Abloh, Dies at 41

The popular Ghanian-American designer had been battling a rare form of cancer in private for several years.

The fashion industry has lost a talented, unique, and boundary-pushing influence this weekend.

41-year-old Ghanianian-American designer Virgil Abloh has died after a 2 year battle with a rare form of cancer, a statement from his associates LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton said on Sunday. Abloh, founder of luxury streetwear brand Off-White, and artistic director of men's wear at French fashion house Louis Vuitton leaves his wife Shannon, and 2 children - Lowe and Grey. Chairman and CEO of LVMH Bernard Arnault said in a statement, "We are all shocked after this terrible news. Virgil was not only a genius designer, a visionary, he was also a man with a beautiful soul and great wisdom." "The LVMH family joins me in this moment of great sorrow, and we are all thinking of his loved ones after the passing of their husband, their father, their brother, or their friend," he added.

After the news broke on Sunday, Abloh started trending on Twitter, with fans of the designer remembering his influence on music, art, and fashion. The 1990s saw Abloh DJ and the creative director once told The Guardian in a 2016 interview, "When the phone is off, I play my favorite songs really loud for myself, and I'm not talking to anyone. I'm not managing anything. It's just like a time when I can listen to music… I'll be DJing after I'm done designing or doing anything else." Virgil got his hands into designing album artworks after strumming up a friendship with American rapper Kanye West before becoming the creative director of West's DONDA Creative House. More recently known for his creative streetwear brand 'Off-White' the designer became popular among fashion-conscious youngsters and will forever be immortalized.

A statement posted to Abloh's Instagram explained that "Virgil chose to endure his battle privately since his diagnosis in 2019, undergoing numerous challenging treatments, all while helming several significant institutions that span fashion, art, and culture"

Friends, fans, and colleagues took to social media to share their well-wishes for Virgil as he transitions to his next destination.



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