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Okayplayer Audio: Spank Rock x Santigold 'Car Song' (Shabazz Palaces Remix)


Okayplayer dishes on Seattle/Zimbabwe experimentalists Shabazz Palaces remix of Santi + Spank(y) Rock:

Spank Rock times Santigold to the power of Shabazz Palaces = instant download. That’s like Philly and BK in a titanium-plated hummer rolling across the Sahel zone <–an image I would be much more comfortable allowing to live in my head than the ray-bans being stabbed through one lens by a skull-branded dental retainer with doll-hair hanging off of it. Ick. Just cover that part with one hand while you focus on the title, which indicates that this is just part of a 4-track remix EP from Spanky’s recent LPE.I.B.A.E.I.A.F.L. which drops April 10th.

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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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