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Cardi B Slams UN Over Slave Trade in Libya: "What's Going On Over There Is Shameful and Disgusting"

The Grammy-nominated artist calls the UN on their bluff for their lack of action on social media this week.

Cardi B is another celebrity from the diaspora who's using her platform to address the brutality of the slave trade in Libya.

The newly Grammy-nominated rapper took to Instagram live this week to express her disappointment in the lack of action by the United Nations to help those in the midst of the crisis, according to Refinery29.

In the nearly 3-and-a-half minute clip, the "Bodack Yellow" singer calls the situation in Libya "shameful and disgusting," and implies that Western countries, and the UN have the capability to help, but won't because they benefit from ongoing chaos in the country.

"It's convenient for them not to help," she says "because they want their resources, and that's a fact." She also suggests that the slave trade would not have occurred if Ghaddafi were still in power.

You can watch the full clip below.

Following the video, many fans on Twitter praised the artists for sharing her knowledge, with some even suggesting that she become president—after all it seems like she has a better grasp on things than our current Commander-in-chief.


Boity's Hometown Takes Centre Stage In Her New Music Video

Boity has released the music video for her latest single 'O18's Finest' which features Maglera Doe Boy and Ginger Trill.

South African rapper Boity has finally shared the visuals for her latest single "018's Finest" featuring Maglera Doe Boy and Ginger Trill. The single comes off Boity's EP 4463, which dropped last December. Marked as a fan favourite "018's Finest" borrows from Boity's hometown dialing code. The 31-year-old rapper hails from Potchefstroom, affectionately known as Potch, a quaint town in South Africa's North West province. The music video highlights the lesser known aspects of hip-hop culture in the otherwise sleepy town.

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Listen to Chimurenga Renaissance & King Britt's New Single 'Zimbabwe', Featuring Nadine Stoddart

'Zimbabwe', the new single from Zimbabwe's alternative band Chimurenga Renaissance, is an effortless fusion of soul and rap.

Chimurenga Renaissance has returned with a new single titled ''Zimbabwe". The Chimurenga Renaissance duo, made up of Tendai 'Baba' Maraire and Hussein Kalonji, have partnered with producer King Britt and added sultry vocals from Nadine Stoddart. The single pays homage to Dumisani Maraire, Tendai 'Baba' Maraire's father.

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The 8 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Mr Eazi, Scorpion Kings x Tresor, Falz, Kamo Mphela, Khuli Chana and more.

Every week, we highlight the top releases through our best music of the week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow our SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

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Tru Hitz and Co Kayn Drop Joint EP ‘The Wave’

South African hip-hop producers Tru Hitz and Co Kayn release new Joint EP 'The Wave' featuring Yanga Chief, Stogie T, Maglera Doe Boy, Indigo Stella, YoungstaCPT, Big Star Johnson and many more.