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Black Folks Won Halloween 2017 With These Incredible Costumes

These folk took Halloween to the next level this year with this standout costumes.

Halloween might be over, but that doesn't mean we can't still revel in all of the outstanding costumes we saw this year—and there were many.

We were overwhelmed with the amount of clever, well-executed costumes that crossed our timelines over the past week. It seems as though every year, costumes get grander and more creative, and we're here for it. We're already thinking of ways that we can step our game up and perhaps "win" Halloween next year, like these folks did.

Below are some photos of the standout costumes from celebs and folks that tagged us on Instagram, and some corny commentary to go with them. Enjoy!


Mans is definitely not hot in this Big Shaq costume.

Jackie Aina and her boo can serve us up some "Good Burger" any day of the week

She's giving us the "Sweetest Taboo" with this classic Sade costume.

This genius costume, captures how much we all love Fenty Beauty

There must be some African Clovers in the atmosphere.

We have a serious "Love Jones" for this couple and their black love films-inspired costume.

This person got hella "breative" with this Insecure "bostume" (be sure to click through )

We wanna "rock with Solange all night" in this glowing MJ-inspired ensemble.

This Fresh Prince is our only sunshine.

Duckie Thot as a historically accurate Cleopatra

Evelyn from The Internets as Wednesday Adams' sister Black Friday, has us spooked out in the best way possible

We'd travel the world on a magic carpet with this stunning Princess Jasmine.

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When you're still not willing to let go of "Chewing Gum"

This Frieda Khalo deserves endless self-portraits.

You gotta love the Carters.

We want to paint with all the colors of the wind with this spot-on Pocahontas


This one just speaks for itself, honestly.



This adorable child "reclaiming her candy" as Aunty Maxine is simply everything.

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9 Must-Hear Songs From Ghana's Buzzing Drill Scene

We give you the rundown on Ghana's drill movement, Asakaa, and the most popular songs birthed by it.

Red bandanas, streetwear, security dogs, and gang signs. If you've been paying any attention to the music scene in Ghana over the past few months, then by now you would have noticed the rise of a special hip-hop movement. The movement is called Asakaa, and it's the Ghanaian take on the Chicago-born subgenre of hip-hop called drill music. It's fresh, it's hot, it's invigorating and it's nothing like anything you've seen before from this part of the world.

The pioneers of Asakaa are fondly referred to by the genre's patrons as the Kumerica boys, a set of budding young rappers based in the city of Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. They came into the limelight towards the end of 2020, and have been dropping banger after banger since then, topping several charts and racking up millions of views collectively. The rap is charismatic, the visuals are captivating, and their swag is urban. Characterized by Twi lyrics, infectious hooks, and sinister beats, the allure and appeal of both their art and their culture is overflowing.

"Sore," one of the benchmark songs of the movement, is a monster hit that exploded into the limelight, earning Kumerican rapper Yaw Tog a feature on Billboard Italy and a recent remix that featured Stormzy. "Ekorso" by Kofi Jamar is the song that took over Ghana's December 2020, with the video currently sitting at 1.3 million views on YouTube. "Off White Flow" is the song that earned rapper Kwaku DMC and his peers a feature on Virgil Abloh's Apple Music show Televised Radio. These are just a few examples of the numerous accolades that the songs birthed from the Asakaa movement have earned. Ghana's drill scene is the new cool, but it isn't just a trend. It's an entire movement, and it's here to stay.

Want to get familiar? Here we highlight the most prominent songs of the Asakaa movement that you need to know. Here's our rundown of Ghana's drill songs that are making waves right now. Check them out below.

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