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Watch J Molley’s Dark ‘Dreams Money Can Buy’ Short Film

J Molley's film, just like his music, shows the artist's duality.

South African rapper and singer J Molley's short film, Dreams Money Can Buy is a visual portrayal of his 2017 EP of the same name.


In the film, the artist goes through different moods, just like he does in his music. Early in the film he's in a hospital, he can be seen aiming a gun at his head and at a mirror, and taking a walk in a graveyard. He's clearly in a sunken place.

Then later on, you can see his light side, as he hangs up with his goons, and then he's alone again, panting, he's back in the sunken place once again.

Towards the end of the film, you can see him in studio with veteran producer PH, who he worked with, among other producers, on Dreams Money Can Buy, the EP.

The film is dark, and gets a bit spooky at times, by way of dark shots with the spotlight shining only on the subject.

Watch Dreams Money Can Buy (Short Film) below, and revisit the EP underneath.


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Photo: Benoit Peverelli

Interview: Oumou Sangaré Proves Why She's the Songbird of Wassoulou

We caught up with the Malian singer to talk about her new Acoustic album, longevity as an artist, and growing up in Mali.

When Oumou Sangaré tells me freedom is at her core, I am not surprised. If you listen to her discography, you'll be hard-pressed to find a song that doesn't center or in some way touch on women's rights or child abuse. The Grammy award-winning Malian singer has spent a significant part of her career using her voice to fight for the rights of women across Africa and the world, a testimony to this is her naming her debut studio album Moussolou, meaning Woman. The album, a pure masterpiece that solidified Oumou's place amongst the greats and earned her the name 'Songbird of Wassoulou,' was a commercial success selling over 250,000 records in Africa and would in turn go on to inspire other singers across the world.

On her latest body of work Acoustic, a reworking of her critically acclaimed 2017 album Mogoya, Oumou Sangaré proves how and why she earned her accolades. The entirety of the 11-track album was recorded within two days in the Midi Live studio in Villetaneuse in 'live' conditions—with no amplification, no retakes or overdubs, no headphones. Throughout the album, using her powerful and raw voice that has come to define feminism in Africa and shaped opinions across the continent, Oumou boldly addresses themes like loss, polygamy and female circumcision.

We caught up with the Malian singer at the studio she is staying while in quarantine to talk about her new album, longevity as an artist, and growing up in Mali.

This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.

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