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Cameroonian MC Sadrak Nods To Yaounde On 'Le Gars de Yaoundé'

Cameroonian MC Sadrak, the latest New Bell Music signee, nods to his Yaounde hometown on 'Le Gars de Yaoundé.'


Sadrak is the latest Cameroonian MC we're watching for from what's looking to be a renaissance time in Cameroon's hip-hop scene. The hard-hitting lyricist is the most recent (and first Francophone) addition to Jovi's New Bell Music. On his inaugural single at his new label home, Sadrak nods to his Yaoundé childhood with the production assist courtesy of Le Monstre (aka Jovi's producer pseudonym). It's hard not to bring back memories of Cassper Nyovest's Jozi banger "Gusheshe" on the "Yaoundé" chant. Listen to "Le Gars de Yaoundé" below and look out for Sadrak's EP later this year via New Bell Music.

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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