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Pharoahe Monch's “Haile Selassie Karate” In South Africa

Pharoahe Monch travels to Mitchell's Plain, SA in his latest video for "Haile Selassie Karate."


La familia over at Okayplayer point towards Pharoahe Monch's music video excursion to Mitchell's Plain, SA in the clip for "Haile Selassie Karate." The track features Monch's seamless rhymes and croons from Denaun Porter, while the visuals focus on a group of young boys in the township as they stroll and break dance around. Here's what Shamz had to say:

I’ve been waiting for Pharoahe MonchJean Grae and them to continue that dope ass storyline that started with the Monch x Jean x Royce posse cut and continued with Greazy’s “Kill Screen.” Assassin 13 (Monch) resurfaces in Mitchell’s Plain, South Africa for the official video for “Haile Selassie Karate” featuring Denaun Porter, off Monch’s 2011 LP, W.A.R. (We Are Renegades). With deadly rhymes like that, this assassin is sure to remain at large. Video directed by Tim Gregory (Samiyam on the beat). Monch’s next LP,PTSD, is set to drop this fall, with a national tour to support the project this summer.

Watch the video for Pharoahe Monch's "Haile Selassie Karate," featuring Denaun Porter, below.

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Interview: TOBi Is Making Unapologetic Soul Music

We talk to the Nigerian-Canadian artist about his latest project ELEMENTS, his creative process, mental health and more.

It's a big year for music, and in the midst of many good drops from the motherland and beyond, we caught up with Nigerian-Canadian singer/songwriter TOBi to discuss his recently released 10-track project ELEMENTS.

ELEMENTS is a fusion of old-school soul, contemporary rap sequences, clever lyrical symbols & metaphors. and melancholic vibes which reference TOBi's Nigerian heritage through afrobeats, the reality of his life and the state of the world today. The compilation features production from Nigerian producer Juls on "Dollas and Cents" and "Made Me Everything and Shine."

Below, we also discuss his creative process and passion for mental health with the announcement of an exciting collaboration. "I'm attracted and curious about so many things in life that I can't help but bring [them] into my world and craft," the multi-genre artist says.

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