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Issa Rae and Daniel Kaluuya Snag Golden Globe Nominations

We're rooting for everybody black.

Award show season is upon us and we're anticipating who will be going home the glistening, gold trophies in 2018.

And for us—we're rooting for everybody black, obviously.

Our favorite awkward black girl Issa Rae has been nominated for best actress in a television series, musical or comedy for her role in the hit HBO series, Insecure for the 2018 Golden Globes.

Breakout star Daniel Kaluuya, who was recently received a nomination for the 23rd Critics Choice Awards, snagged a Golden Globe nomination for best actor in a motion picture, musical or comedy for his role in Get Out.

Here are more black greats who've been nominated and who we're rooting for the 2018 Golden Globes:

  • Best television series, musical or comedy — Black-ish
  • Best actor in a television series, musical or comedy — Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
  • Best actor in a television series, drama — Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
  • Best motion picture, musical or comedy — Get Out
  • Best actor in a motion picture, drama — Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.
  • Best supporting actress in any motion picture — Mary J. Blige, Mudbound & Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water
  • Best original song — "Mighty River," Mudbound (Raphael Saadiq, Mary J. Blige) & "The Star," The Star (Mariah Carey)

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.