Left: NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 11: Issa Rae attends the world premiere of "The Photograph" World at SVA Theater on February 11, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ferdman/Getty Images) and right: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 19: Jordan Peele attends the premiere of Amazon Prime Video's "Hunters" at DGA Theater on February 19, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic).

Issa Rae and Jordan Peele pictured above.

Issa Rae Teams Up with Jordan Peele for Major Sci-Fi Film 'Sinkhole'

Issa Rae is collaborating with 'Us' director Jordan Peele for a new psychological sci-fi/horror film that explores identity and perfectionism among women.

Issa Rae has reportedly signed a deal with Universal for an upcoming film titled Sinkhole with talented director, Jordan Peele. The movie tackles perfectionism and identity among women and Rae is set to star as well as produce the multi-million dollar production alongside Peele.

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Sinkhole is based on a short story by Leyna Krow about a family that moves into their dream house that happens to have a sinkhole which transforms damaged object into perfect objects. However, the story goes on to ask the consequences would be if that object were a person. According to Deadline, Krow wrote her short story to "explore the notion of female perfection and was particularly interested in the ways society and cultures can promote the concept of women as imperfect or broken."

Sinkhole is rooted in psychological sci-fi and horror and with a focus on commentary on the human condition, it promises to be worth the wait as the release date for the upcoming film has yet to be determined.

Universal beat out ten other bidders for movie rights from Krow's book and secured a tight budget. Rae and Peele are no strangers to Universal Pictures and have worked on multi-million dollar blockbuster projects, US and Out for Peele, Little and The Photograph with Issa as executive producer. Issa Rae Productions will serve as a producer alongside Universal and Jordan Peele's company Monkeypaw for the film.

Rae and Peele have signature artistries when it comes to confronting societal issues and the human condition. Rae's quirky writing style has evolved over the years and shot her to stardom with the hit series Insecure, which has recently been renewed for a fifth season. What Rae shares with Peele is perfect comedic timing. Rae uses humour in Insecure to speak on the varying hardships that Black women face while Peele expands on the psychological underpinnings of race theory in Us and Get Out. Rae, an Emmy award-winning actress, writer and producer, has a subtle but strong ability to shift focus on tenuous, controversial subject matters that affect Black lives.


9 Must-Hear Songs From Ghana's Buzzing Drill Scene

We give you the rundown on Ghana's drill movement, Asakaa, and the most popular songs birthed by it.

Red bandanas, streetwear, security dogs, and gang signs. If you've been paying any attention to the music scene in Ghana over the past few months, then by now you would have noticed the rise of a special hip-hop movement. The movement is called Asakaa, and it's the Ghanaian take on the Chicago-born subgenre of hip-hop called drill music. It's fresh, it's hot, it's invigorating and it's nothing like anything you've seen before from this part of the world.

The pioneers of Asakaa are fondly referred to by the genre's patrons as the Kumerica boys, a set of budding young rappers based in the city of Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. They came into the limelight towards the end of 2020, and have been dropping banger after banger since then, topping several charts and racking up millions of views collectively. The rap is charismatic, the visuals are captivating, and their swag is urban. Characterized by Twi lyrics, infectious hooks, and sinister beats, the allure and appeal of both their art and their culture is overflowing.

"Sore," one of the benchmark songs of the movement, is a monster hit that exploded into the limelight, earning Kumerican rapper Yaw Tog a feature on Billboard Italy and a recent remix that featured Stormzy. "Ekorso" by Kofi Jamar is the song that took over Ghana's December 2020, with the video currently sitting at 1.3 million views on YouTube. "Off White Flow" is the song that earned rapper Kwaku DMC and his peers a feature on Virgil Abloh's Apple Music show Televised Radio. These are just a few examples of the numerous accolades that the songs birthed from the Asakaa movement have earned. Ghana's drill scene is the new cool, but it isn't just a trend. It's an entire movement, and it's here to stay.

Want to get familiar? Here we highlight the most prominent songs of the Asakaa movement that you need to know. Here's our rundown of Ghana's drill songs that are making waves right now. Check them out below.

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