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Audio: Suuth's IGN - Simplicity Beat Tape


Suuth, or SuuthSayah Suprheme, is a South African producer and one half of slumREC. The beats in his IGN: Simplicity EP play like golden era hip-hop instrumentals, chock full of soul vocals and jazz samples, but with an added tinge of the producer's local Kwaito and Famo sounds. These tracks were crafted to promote Suuth's Hiatus Mixtape, which we'll be tossing your way soon. Stream "All I Do 2" below and grab the tape for free. It's well worth it.

Suuth - All I Do 2 by Suuth (slumREC®)

 

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

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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.

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