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OKA Premiere: BIG FKN GUN 'Wunga'


We've been keeping tabs on SA's BIG FKN GUN since they dropped the Zulu-rhymed house/dub mash "Pop Models." The boys now hit us up with "Wunga," a substance-based track off their upcoming EP. GUN's emcee Solomon explains:

Wunga is a drug that has a tightening grip on South African youth. It's a poisonous and addictive cocktail made up of the retroviral AIDS drugs, mixed in with rat poison, detergent and cannabis.

The synth-flanked track goes from a coercive -dealer perspective to that of the addict chasing that first high. BIG FKN GUN's Pop Models EP is out soon.

BIG FKN GUN "Wunga" by okayafrica

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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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