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Mr JazziQ Enlists Focalistic and Busta 929 for New Single ‘Hello Mo’Girl’

Listen to Mr JazziQ's single 'Hello Mo'Girl' featuring Focalistic and Busta 929.

One half of the duo JazziDisciples, Mr JazziQ, has a new solo single. The song features Busta 929 and the rapper Focalistic.


Focalistic has made a name for himself rapping over beats that are either pure amapiano or are inspired by the incumbent subgenre of house music in South Africa.

In true amapiano fashion, the instrumental to "Hello Mo'Girl" is built over a deep bassline reminiscent of 90s and 2000s kwaito. Focalistic raps with the personality and light-heartedness that's at the heart of kwaito and amapiano. His lines are sparse in form and lyrically, they are easy on the ear, with catchphrases that you'll catch if you are educated enough to understand Pitori slang.

Read: Interview: South African Amapiano Duo JazziDisciples Mean Business

Mr JazziQ and his partner in beats Josiah The Disciple. The duo churned out multiple hits last year and released their debut album Disciples of Piano. They also played at Black Coffee's annual concert Music is King in December—they were the only amapiano outfit on the lineup.

Stream "Hello Mo'Girl" below:




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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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