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HHP Releases A New Single After Long Hiatus

Jabba returns with a new single.

South African rap veteran Hip Hop Pantsula (aka HHP, aka Jabba) just released his first single in over a year. The last time we heard from the rapper was in 2016, on the song "Ngotha," featuring Kenya's Lon Jon.

Today, the rapper unleashed a song called "Kea Jelwa," which is a tongue-in-cheek take on when you get the feeling your partner is cheating on you. The song features BFB, and is vintage HHP, with lounge and kwaito flavors–the sound the rapper popularized on his extensive discography.

We feel sorry for for Jabba and BFB that their partners might be cheating on them, but we are grateful for a new song from the legend, who won a Life Achievement award at the South African Traditional Music Awards last year.

Jabba's 10th studio album, which "Kea Jelwa" is taken off of, is coming sometime this year.

Stream "Kea Jelwa" below, and download it here.

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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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