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WINNERS ANNOUCNED: ROOTS PICNIC Poster Signed By All Of THE ROOTS!


UPDATE:  WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

Congrats to @TREnigma, representing Spartanburg, SC - and to @sabamazing, representing Pflugerville, TX!  Make sure to follow them on twitter.

EACH won a fully signed ROOTS PICNIC POSTER (+ signed and numbered by the artist himself).

Stay tuned to Okayafrica for more awesome contests + chances to win!

Initial contest post:

In the aftermath of this year's Roots Picnic we found ourselves with a few (2) limited edition, signed (by the artist, John P. Dessereau) + numbered ROOTS PICNIC POSTERS left over. So, we went ahead and had ALL of The Roots sign them! ?uesto, Black Thought, Kamal, James Poyser, Capn Kirk, Tuba Gooding Jr., Frank Knuckles and Owski all contributed their John Hancock to these 2 priceless posters - and we're letting go of them FOR FREE. To view the poster larger, click here.

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Interview: TOBi Is Making Unapologetic Soul Music

We talk to the Nigerian-Canadian artist about his latest project ELEMENTS, his creative process, mental health and more.

It's a big year for music, and in the midst of many good drops from the motherland and beyond, we caught up with Nigerian-Canadian singer/songwriter TOBi to discuss his recently released 10-track project ELEMENTS.

ELEMENTS is a fusion of old-school soul, contemporary rap sequences, clever lyrical symbols & metaphors. and melancholic vibes which reference TOBi's Nigerian heritage through afrobeats, the reality of his life and the state of the world today. The compilation features production from Nigerian producer Juls on "Dollas and Cents" and "Made Me Everything and Shine."

Below, we also discuss his creative process and passion for mental health with the announcement of an exciting collaboration. "I'm attracted and curious about so many things in life that I can't help but bring [them] into my world and craft," the multi-genre artist says.

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