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Watch K.O. Own The Streets Of Joburg In The Video For ‘MS2’

Skhanda God releases a new video.

South African rapper K.O. can't help it but be charismatic. And he has the skill to back it up. From his stellar sophomore album, SR2 (Skhanda Republic 2), comes a new single "MS2 (Mission Statement 2)."

"MS2" is a sequel to his 2014 hit "Mission Statement." Just like in the predecessor's video, the Mpumalanga-born MC opts for a minimalistic visual, in which he is the main subject. And it works.

Directed by Ofentse Mwase, "MS2" is a one-take video, which looks like it was shot on just a drone. While this may look easy, because of the way the man does it, hear it from us when we tell you this is the work of a virtuoso. Try fly a drone between buildings and take shots of different angles without pausing, and we can have this conversation again.

Watch the video for "MS2" below and listen SR2 below, or download it here.

Photo: Courtesy of Saphir Niakadie

Meet Four Women Pushing Ivorian Art Forward Through Photography

These young and emerging female photographers from Côte d'Ivoire are shaking up Abidjan's art scene.

There's been a tremendous amount of awe-inspiring art coming from the African continent lately. Photography is no exception. It is one of the most powerful tools used in changing the way in which the West perceives Africa and its diaspora and perhaps the reason why contemporary photography is thriving.

The female gaze is paramount to the way in which the aforementioned visual stories are told and the female photographers here are using their camera lenses to give us glimpses of lands, peoples, histories, and futures unknown. Their individual experiences and perspectives are widening the scope of what is believed to be Côte d'Ivoire. Within the country's capital, Abidjan, there's a creative scene that seems to have sprawled up out of nowhere yet is so rich in its offerings.

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