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Listen to Vigro Deep’s Highly Anticipated Album ‘Rise Of Baby Boy’

Amapiano producer Vigro Deep releases 19-track album 'Rise of Baby Boy'.

Pretoria's youngest amapiano export, Vigro Deep has released his much-awaited 19-track album Rise of Baby Boy which is the latest offering from his Baby Boy series of albums—he has previously released career defining EP Road to Baby Boy II, followed by Baby Boy 2 Reloaded and Baby Boy III within months of each other in 2019. This latest offering features vocalists Bucie, Rethabile, Khumz, Khama Billiat and Sax.

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This a no-skip album that will have you dancing on your toes from beginning to end. "Phumelela", featuring Mhawkeys, is a motivational fire-starter track in response to the pandemic as we navigate lockdown levels and the pressures that come with being cooped up at home.



Keeping with nostalgia of fun times, "Blue Monday" featuring Focalistic stands out, the track samples the South African house classic tune DJ Mujava's "Mogwanti" which put Pretoria's house scene on the map.

Nineteen-year-old Vigro Deep, young as he is, always references the great music that came before him and "Blue Monday" is in part a homage to Pretoria's notorious night scene and music developments over the years. The project contains 19 songs to commemorate Vigro Deep's 19th birthday.

Twitter went mad within hours of the album's release; music enthusiasts and fans tweeted Vigro Deep with crazy gif reactions leading to Rise of Baby trending nationally.



Born and raised in Atteridgeville, Pretoria, Vigro Deep has earned the respect of house music industry veterans like FistasMixwell. He produced hits a year after learning to produce and the popular indie label Kalawa Jazmee added him to its roster.

Listen to Rise of Baby Boy on Spotify and Apple Music.

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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