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Watch Kahli Abdu & Trackpants' Visuals For 'On This Side'

Nigeria-born, Brooklyn-based rapper Kahli Abdu and production team Trackpants share the video for their "On This Side" single.


Nigerian-born, Brooklyn-based rapper Kahli Abdu is beaming in his latest video for "On This Side," the second single off his upcoming collaborative A.R.T. Project with production duo Trackpants (fka Make/Believe). The Jay Sprogell-directed visuals for the track showcase a rising emcee's downtime amongst a radiant portrait of friends & the food-filled hours leading up to a summer night's gig. From crisp shots of sunny backyard hangouts to dogs pulling skateboards, the clip smoothly compliments Abdu's croons and Trackpants' honeyed guitars. Check out the video for "On This Side" below, and catch Kahli Abdu and Trackpants October 21 at the Aputumpu CMJ Showcase in Brooklyn. For more from the crew, check out the their previously featured single "Forever and Ever."

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Malian Rapper Ami Yerewolo Rises Against All Odds

Ami Yerewolo reflects on her hard-won rap career, new album AY and why she insists on creating support spaces for young female rappers in Mali and beyond.

"No one is a prophet in his or her own land!" This is an accurate way to describe Ami Yerewolo's career to a tee. The Malian rapper's music has not always been popular in her home country, where female rappers are generally frowned upon. Instead, it has taken off abroad. Yerewolo's upbeat sound mixes traditional Malian elements with fast drums, contemporary beats and significant lyrics that compel listeners to reflect on life — all of which makes her songs carry a universal appeal. Her new album, AY (titled after the rapper's initials) has just been released by the label Othentiq.

Yerewolo shares her frank thoughts below...

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