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Lupita Nyongo'o Stuns In the Music Video For Jay-Z's 'MaNyfaCedGod'

Lupita Nyong'o stars in the music video for Jay-Z's ''MaNyfaCedGod'

Lupita Nyong'o is the star of Jay-Z's latest music video "MaNyfaCedGod" featuring James Blake.


Since the release of his latest album 4:44 the rapper has dropped one striking music video after another, and this one is certainly no different.

The video begins with Nyong'o and a partner taking a gleeful stroll in the park. The quote "Our external reality is an opportunity to heal an internal upset," flashes across the screen, before the video shifts to show the Kenyan actress giving a stirring solo dance performance, much eerier and affecting than the video's opening scene.

Nyongo's performance chops are on full display—she clearly didn't win that Oscar for nothing. Watch the music above.

Jay-Z's previous video for 'Moonlight' featured Issa Rae, Tiffany Haddish, Lakeith Stanfield, Jerrod Charmicheal and more in an all-black remake of the popular 90s sitcom Friends.

 

 

 

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Sarkodie Is Not Feeling Any Pressure

The elite Ghanaian rapper affirms his king status with this seventh studio album, No Pressure.

Sarkodie is one of the most successful African rappers of all time. With over ten years of industry presence under his belt, there's no question about his prowess or skin in the game. Not only is he a pioneer of African hip-hop, he's also the most decorated African rapper, having received over 100 awards from close to 200 nominations over the span of his career.

What else does Sarkodie have to prove? For someone who has reached and stayed at the pinnacle of hip-hop for more than a decade, he's done it all. But despite that, he's still embracing new growth. One can tell just by listening to his latest album, No Pressure, Sarkodie's seventh studio album, and the follow-up to 2019's Black Love which brought us some of the Ghanaian star's best music so far. King Sark may be as big as it gets, but the scope of his music is still evolving.

Sonically, No Pressure is predominantly hip-hop, with the first ten tracks offering different blends of rap topped off with a handful of afrobeats and, finally, being crowned at the end with a gospel hip-hop cut featuring Ghanaian singer MOG. As far as the features go, Sark is known for collaborating mostly with his African peers but this time around he branches out further to feature a number of guests from around the world. Wale, Vic Mensa, and Giggs, the crème de la crème of rap in America and the UK respectively all make appearances, as well as Nigeria's Oxlade, South Africa's Cassper Nyovest, and his fellow Ghanaian artists Darkovibes and Kwesi Arthur.

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