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Issa Rae and LaKeith Stanfield to Star In Upcoming Romantic Drama 'The Photograph'

We're always here for a black love story.

Issa Rae and LaKeith Stanfield are giving us something major to look forward to.

Adding to their already growing list of upcoming projects, the actors will star in the upcoming romantic drama, The Photograph, reports Variety.

Details remain scarce, but according to Variety, the film—which will be directed by Stella Meghie, with Will Packer handling production—"centers on intertwining love stories in the past and present."

We're excited to see more black love on screen, especially with this stellar pairing. The film has officially began prodution, as Meghie shared a photo yesterday on Twitter from the first day of shooting.


Rae will star in the upcoming comedy "Little" starring 14-year-old Blackish star Marsai Martin and Regina Hall, which is headed to theaters on April 12. She also has a sketch comedy show, featuring all black women in the works. Stanfield, who plays Darius in the critically-acclaimed television series Atlanta, is set to star in the Netflix series Someone Great next.



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Kofi Jamar Switches Lanes In 'Appetite for Destruction'

The Ghanaian rapper and "Ekorso" hitmaker presents a different sound in his latest EP.

The drill scene in Ghana has been making waves across the continent for some time now. If you're hip to what a crop of young and hungry artists from the city of Kumasi in Ghana and beyond have been doing over the past year, then you already know about rapper Kofi Jamar.

Towards the end of November last year he dropped one of the biggest drill songs to emerge from Ghana's buzzing drill scene, the popular street anthem "Ekorso." In the December and January that followed, "Ekorso" was the song on everyone's lips, the hip-hop song that took over the season, with even the likes of Wizkid spotted vibing to the tune.

Currently sitting at over 10 million streams across digital streaming platforms, the song topped charts, even breaking records in the process. "Ekorso" maintained the number one spot on Apple Music's Hip-Hop/Rap: Ghana chart for two months uninterrupted, a first in the history of the chart. It also had a good stint at number one of the Ghana Top 100 chart as well, among several other accolades.

Even though he's the creator of what could be the biggest song of Ghana's drill movement till date, Kofi Jamar doesn't plan on replicating his past music or his past moves. He has just issued his second EP, a 6-track project titled Appetite for Destruction, and it would surprise you to know that there isn't a single drill song on it. Although drill played a huge role in his meteoric rise, he wants to be known as way more than just a drill rapper. He wants to be known as a complete and versatile artist, unafraid to engage in any genre — and he even looks forward to creating his own genre of music during the course of his career.

We spoke to Kofi Jamar about his latest EP, and he tells us about working with Teni, why he's gravitating away from drill to a new sound, and more. Check out our conversation below.

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