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You Have To Hear This South African Acapella & Beatbox Remix Of ‘Hotline Bling'

South African producer, vocalist and rapper Kimosabe releases an acapella and beatbox remix of Drake's 'Hotline Bling.'


Hotline Bling” remixes seem to be everywhere on the interweb, with many artists wanting to put their own unique spin on Drake’s massive hit. We’ve heard countless covers of the song ourselves, but none quite like South African artist Kimosabe’s take. On “Hotline Bling (Kimosabe’s Acapella Remix),” the singer, producer and rapper shares a delicately stripped-down version of the 80s-inspired tune. Kimosabe adds layers of crisp vocals to Drake’s lyrics and lays them atop a rhythmic, beatbox drum loop—giving the song a charming barbershop quartet feel. The acapella rendition manages to stand out in the endless sea of “Hotline Bling” remixes. Check it out below.

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

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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