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Emtee Says He’s Now Sober from ‘All Narcotics’

"I don't do no drugs. Sober as a judge."

South African rapper, singer and businessman, Emtee tweeted this morning that he's a sober man. He went on to admit that he used to make his music "high AF." This is, of course, not a surprise, he did rap, "You'll never catch a nigga sober," on his breakout single, 2015's "Roll Up." And he has never made it a secret that he sips on lean.

In the series of tweets, Emtee says he took some time off and went to Bloemfontein, and that he doesn't drink alcohol. This follows an incident, which saw the artist making headlines and trending on social media for falling on stage while performing.

He looked lethargic, sometimes going for several seconds without uttering a word, mic in hand. He looked like he was under the influence of a certain substance. He eventually fell. The video went viral and many artists and fans expressed their pity and disgust at the incident.

Cassper Nyovest tweeted that Emtee and other artists need to "drop the drugs" as "We got families to feed."

We are glad Emtee has cleaned up, and we are looking forward to his EP DIY 2 is due for a September release. The project is a sequel to Emtee's seminal EP, DIY—a cult classic which laid the foundation for Emtee and his ATM conglomerate.

Read: How Emtee Found His Voice and Became South Africa's Number 1 Trapper

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The New Fela Kuti Box Set is Curated by Femi Kuti & Chris Martin

And they said the perfect holiday gift doesn't exist...

Fela Kuti's 50th anniversary reissues released this year have reminded us why his status as a legend continues to ring true.

Through the year, Partisan Records (the homes of Fela's catalog) has released a number of special reissues, and now Vinyl Box #5 is set to drop just in time for you to be named the coolest gift giver in your friend group. The highly-anticipated fifth installment of vinyl reissues was co-curated by Fela's son, Nigerian afrobeat ambassador Femi Kuti and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin.

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