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Okayplayer Audio: Lushlife X Shabazz Palaces "Hale-Bopp Was the Bedouins" (Remix)


OKP recently sang the praises of Lushlife's remarkable Plateau Vision album and now there's another reason to become a fan of the man's work. OKA favs Shabazz Palaces take on the record's most Shabazz Paladociously titled track "Halle-Bopp Was the Bedouins," crafting an aquatic rework that sends off vocals to every end of the sonic spectrum, and wobbly bass-effects deep into the stratosphere. Das Racist's Heems is virtually erased from the track, making room for an extended, al dente Ish verse. Go cop that album!

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How Relocating to Ghana Helped Reinvigorate Jewelry Designer Aisha Asamany's Work

Moving to Ghana gave Aisha Asamany's luxury jewelry brand, inspired by Adinkra symbols that traditionally project strength, fearlessness, love and power, renewed verve to tell personal stories of her growing clientele.

In 2019, the government of Ghana made a global splash with its Year of Return initiative – the campaign sought to encourage the African diaspora to return home to the continent, specifically to Ghana.

Linked to the 400th year commemoration of the first recorded landing of slaves in the United States, it became a launchpad for the Ghanaian government to convince Black people around the world to permanently settle in the West African country.

Aisha Asamany, a corporate management consultant for high-profile UK financial institutions turned self-taught luxury jewelry designer was one of many who heeded the call, trading in the corporate life for a spiritual and an entrepreneurial journey – one of joy, appreciation, and representation in her fatherland.

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