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You Need To Hear Mr Eazi, Seyi Shay & Shakka Jump On Da Beatfreakz’s ‘Take Over’

You're gonna have this UK-meets-Nigeria jam on repeat.

UK-based Nigerian production duo Da Beatfreakz have been steadily dropping notable collabs with the likes of Moelogo, Nadia Rose, Sneakbo and others, the most popular of which has been the head-nodder "Swinging In Da Whip" with Giggs.

The duo has now come through with the new single "Take Over," which sees their production taking a more aftobeats-influenced 'Afro swing' approach than their previous drops.

"Take Over" boasts an impressive cast that includes the always-buzzing Mr Eazi (who reportedly recently signed to Diplo's label Mad Decent), Nigerian singer Seyi Shay and London's Shakka, who arguably steals the track here with his verse.

Check out "Take Over" below and grab it here.


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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