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Player Xchange: Black Milk x A K U A 'Puddles'

In our latest episode of Player Xchange, Detroit MC/beatsmith Black Milk and Ghanaian-Canadian songstress A K U A make a track at Rubber Tracks studio.


Detroit's current crown producer/MC Black Milk teams up with up-and-coming Ghanaian/Canadian songstress A K U A, who you might've caught singing in Solange's band, for this hazy installment of our Player Xchange series. In "Puddles," A K U A lays down some hypnotically airy vocals that float steady over a signature avant-hip-hop Black Milk beat. Milk perfectly summed up the ethereal vibe of the track in his interview, explaining that "there's a good contrast between [A K U A's vocal] softness and that wind sample, like you're kind of caught in that wind, blowing." Watch the behind-the-scenes video following the creation of the song and download Black Milk x A K U A's “Puddles" below and browse all of our previous Player Xchange collaborations.

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu Collapses During Televised Ceremony

Secretary to Cabinet, Simon Miti confirmed that the head of state experienced sudden dizziness during a commemoration ceremony in Lusaka on Sunday.

"His Excellency the President of The Republic of Zambia Dr Edgar Changwa Lungu, this afternoon experienced sudden dizziness while officiating the 45th Defence Force Day Commemoration and Investiture Ceremony. His Excellency recovered immediately and walked to the official car and returned to his residence at The State House," said Secretary to Cabinet Simon Miti in a statement.

This is not the first time the 64-year-old has collapsed during a public engagement. In 2015 President Lungu was rushed to hospital after collapsing during a Women's Day event, according to a report by The Mail and Guardian. After being discharged from Maina Soko Military Hospital in his home country, he was forced to receive specialist treatment in neighbouring South Africa.

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