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Watch JR, Okmalumkoolkat & Spoek Mathambo In The 'Bob Mabena' Video

South African rappers JR, Okmalumkoolkat and Spoek Mathambo star in the 'Bob Mabena' video shot in Joburg and directed by Yanga Ntshakaza.


JHB rap titans Motswako vet JR, reigning king of collaboration Spoek Mathambo and Affine Records' most recent signee Okmalumkoolkat came together back in May to salute South African radio icon Bob Mabena on his 25th year in the industry. A remix to an earlier track that JR had done with BrandNuAfrika, the "JRMALUMSPOEK" carnation of "Bob Mabena" (aka "B.O.B.") was released as a single on JR's Feel Good Music on May 30th. The heavy-hitting tribute now has a sharp-looking video that plays like a double nod to Mabena as well as Johannesburg. Yanga Ntshakaza, who was also behind AKA's "Kontrol" video, directs the partially slo-mo visuals. Watch the video below and look out for a sly cameo from Mabena at the 2:50 mark.

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

Dying Lagoons Reveal Mexico’s Environmental Racism

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.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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