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Burna Boy Drops New Single, "Rock Your Body"

Burna Boy drops his new single "Rock Your Body" and shares a new music video for "Boshe Nlo."

New heat from the one and only Burna Boy has arrived, in the form of his new single "Rock Your Body," produced by the one and only Juls.


The jazzy, highlife-tinged track certainly lives up to it's name—it's bumping percussion, and light piano riff will likely make you move along.

It's not the only recent release from Burna Boy, either. Earlier this week, the musician quietly dropped the music video for "Boshe Nlo," which features the artist with some ladies in a lush, natural setting. The video runs through airy scenery as the song's melodic, Yoruba-sung hook plays along.

These drops come just in time for the weekend. Thanks, Burna Boy!

Listen to "Rock Your Body" and watch the music video for "Boshe Nlo" below.

Burna Boy will be performing at New York's PlayStation Theater on May 6.

 

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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