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Gqom duo Distruction Boyz Release the Ultimate South African Summer Album

You were never ready.

Durban-based gqom duo Distruction Boyz just released their highly anticipated album Gqom is the Future. And, as expected, it bangs.


The duo has been making waves with their songs that never fail to make people lose their morals. Like, seriously, try it.

The13-track album will definitely pack dancefloors all over South Africa, with its incessantly pounding bass lines, thumping drums and dark synths.

Gqom is the Future features the mainstays of the Durban dance music scene, DJ Tira and Rude Boyz, alongside Prince Bulo, Benny Maverick, Tipcee and Dladla Mshunqisi.


The duo is urging South Africans to help them reach for their dream of their album being the first gqom album to sell gold.

With the amount of buzz they have garnered, and considering how great their album is, it's highly possible that dream will come true.

Listen to Gqom is the Future below and download it here.

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Six Things History Will Remember Kenneth Kaunda For

News of Kenneth David Kaunda's passing, at age 97, has reverberated across the globe. Kaunda, affectionately known as KK, was Zambia's first President from 1964 to 1991.

Following Nelson Mandela's passing in December 2013, Kenneth Kaunda became Africa's last standing hero. Now with his passing on Thursday, June 17 β€” after being admitted to the Maina Soko Military Hospital in Lusaka earlier in the week β€” this signals the end of Africa's liberation history chapter.

It is tempting to make saints out of the departed. The former Zambian struggle hero did many great things. He was, after all, one of the giants of the continent's struggle against colonialism. Ultimately however, he was a human being. And as with all humans, he lived a complicated and colourful life.

Here are six facts you might not have known about him.

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