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Black Panther Is Back In the New Trailer for 'Avengers: Infinity War'

Rejoice! We get to visit Wakanda again on April 27. 🙅🏿

Lucky for all of us, we don't have to wait much longer for the Black Panther to return to our screens.

The new trailer for the final installment in Marvel's Avengers series dropped today, and it looks like we're in for yet another visual treat. The movie features some of our favorite Wakandans including the king, T'Challa, Okoye, Shuri, M'Baku and more.


The crew will join forces wth the rest of the Avengers for the upcoming installment, including Iron Man, Spider-Man, Thor, Captain America, The Black Widow, Dr. Strange, and more as they take on Thanos, the monstrous alien on a mission to destroy "half the universe."

The best part of it all is that the film is partly set in Wakanda, so we'll get a chance to bask in all that melanin glory again. We seriously can't wait.

We'll have even more to look forward to in the future as well, last week Marvel Studio's president Kevin Feige confirmed that a second Black Panther film is in the works.

Check out the jam-packed trailer for Avengers: Infinity War above.

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6 Samples From 'Éthiopiques' in Hip-Hop

A brief history of Ethio-jazz cultural exchange featuring songs by Nas & Damian Marley, K'naan, Madlib and more.

This article was originally published on OkayAfrica in March, 2017. We're republishing it here for our Crossroads series.

It's 2000 something. I'm holed up in my bedroom searching for samples to chop up on Fruity Loops. While deep into the free-market jungle of Amazon's suggested music section, I stumble across a compilation of Ethiopian music with faded pictures of nine guys jamming in white suit jackets. I press play on the 30 second sample.

My mind races with the opportunities these breakbeats offered a budding beat maker. Catchy organs, swinging horns, funky guitar riffs, soulful melodies and grainy and pained vocalists swoon over love lost and gained. Sung in my mother tongue—Amharic—this was a far cry from the corny synthesizer music of the 1990s that my parents played on Saturday mornings. I could actually sample this shit.

The next day, I burn a CD and pop it into my dad's car. His eyes light up when the first notes ooze out of the speakers. “Where did you get this?" He asks puzzlingly. “The internet," I respond smiling.

In the 1970s my dad was one of thousands of high school students in Addis Ababa protesting the monarchy. The protests eventually created instability which lead to a coup d'état. The monarchy was overthrown and a Marxist styled military junta composed of low ranking officers called the Derg came to power. The new regime subsequently banned music they deemed to be counter revolutionary. When the Derg came into power, Amha Eshete, a pioneering record producer and founder of Ahma Records, fled to the US and the master recordings of his label's tracks somehow ended up in a warehouse in Greece.

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