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Our Readers Showed Out for 'Black Panther' in Style

We asked you all to share your "Black Panther" style using the hashtag #OkayWakandaStyle, and you did not disappoint.

Black people across the diaspora celebrated showed up in their flyest attire to celebrate the monumental release of Black Panther over the weekend.

We asked our audience to send in their Black Panther looks over the weekend, using the hashtag #OkayWakandaStyle, and you all truly delivered—like seriously, y'all did that.

We received several submissions of festively dressed folks—families, friends and couples alike—who displayed pure black pride in their African-Inspired attire.

Check out some of the stellar submissions we received below.


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Interview: 808x On Crafting Different Sounds For the Diverse Innanetwav Roster

808x, the in-house producer for South Africa's popular hip-hop collective/label Innanetwav, breaks down his working process with artists and the importance of energy.

Reflecting on the early days of Cash Money Records during a conversation with legendary New Orleans producer Mannie Fresh earlier this year, Lil Wayne said:

"When we started, record labels had one producer for the whole record label. Meaning that Mannie Fresh produced every song on every album, from the intro to the artist."

Some labels, groups and collectives still observe that tradition. It, however, takes a producer with such versatility they could be mistaken to be different personalities altogether.

Joburg-based producer 808x is a great example of that type of producer. Being the in-house producer and engineer for one of the country's most versatile collectives and contemporary hip-hop labels, Innanetwav, 808x has to craft beats that slice through the spectrum of genres with inimitable fluidity and creativity.

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Namibia Announces Special Court in Response to #ShutItDown Protests

Namibian Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila has announced the establishment of a special court to deal with sexual and gender-based violence but protestors are skeptical and continue to call for further action.