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Tshepang Ramoba [BLK JKS] x Notorious B.I.G. 'Brooklyn vs. Soweto (Kwaito Mashup)'

Stream BLK JKS drummer Tshepang Ramoba's kwaito remix of Notorious B.I.G.


BLK JKS drummer Tshepang Ramoba, who recently produced a few synth-heavy tracks for SA singer/designer Moonchild, recently sent us this kwaito mashup of Notorious B.I.G. (who would've turned 42 yesterday). Under his RAMBO production moniker, Tshepang blends Biggie's "Juicy" with a "first generation kwaito song [released near] the end of apartheid" from Vibe Lezinto. The resulting "Brooklyn vs. Soweto (Kwaito Mashup)" revisits the classic track through a distinctly Gauteng lens. Stream Tshepang aka RAMBO's remix of Biggie below and check out our Africa In Your Earbuds mix from BLK JKS  for more. 

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Michaela Coel Joins the 'Black Panther' Sequel Cast

The upcoming film, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, is shaping up.

The sequel to the Oscar-winning Black Panther is only due to debut in July of 2022, but the production is well on its way.

The latest news out of the camp is that Michaela Coel, of I May Destroy You and Chewing Gum fame, has officially joined the cast of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Her character details are still under wraps but according to Variety, Coel has already joined director Ryan Coogler at Atlanta's Pinewood Studios, where production started in late June.

Coel joins original cast members Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke, Lupita Nyong'o, Florence Kasumba, and Angela Bassett all reprising their roles. Following the tragic passing of Chadwick Boseman, Marvel reportedly chose not to recast the role of T'Challa.

Read: How Michaela Coel's 'I May Destroy You' Makes Space For Black Creators

"It's clearly very emotional without Chad," Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige mentions. "But everyone is also very excited to bring the world of Wakanda back to the public and back to the fans. We're going to do it in a way that would make Chad proud."

Michaela Coel's highly-lauded 2020 series I May Destroy You — which she wrote, directed, produced and stared in — received four Emmy nominations.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is scheduled for wide release on July 8, 2022.

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