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Pictures Michelle Obama Will (and Won't) Instagram in Africa

We guess what images FLOTUS Michelle Obama will (and won't) post on her newly founded Instagram account while in Africa.


Michelle Obama has joined Instagram just in time for the Presidential caravan through Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania. Thus far she's posted mostly photos of African women she's been inspired by. As the trip goes forth we decided to take a crack at what images she will (and won't) be sharing next. Don't put money on us, but here are our best estimations:

Things she WILL Instagram:

1. More inspiring African women

2. Colorful wax prints

3. Twin baby elephants

4. Her awkward dance with the locals at a reception held in her honor ala Hillary Clinton

5. Barack in a pith helmet

6. Her new Rocawear ad:

7. At least 20 "on top of the world" selfies:

Things she WON'T Instagram:

1. Today's protests against Obama in South Africa

2. Rick Ross in the beautiful country of Africa!

3. Her afternoon tea with Die Antwoord

4. Zamunda

5. Gay-bashing US missionaries

6. Kenya

7. Or any family members in Kenya

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Interview: Ranks ATM Makes ‘Substance Music’

South African hip-hop artist Ranks ATM on his latest EP 'Substance Music', working with Riky Rick and his crew African Trap Movement's new chapter.

Ranks ATM demands to be taken seriously. With every successive release, listeners are bound to pick up on both his personal and artistic growth. His latest EP, Substance Music, released towards the end of 2020, is an honest body of work that sees the artist divulge some aspects of his life while remaining playful and entertaining.

Young2unn, who produced a majority of the project, gave Ranks ATM beats that primarily consist of keys and strings cushioned by atmospheric pads and ethereal vocal samples panned for effect. The music is soulful enough for Ranks to tell his story and gritty enough to maintain his street aesthetic.

On Substance Music, the artist strikes the balance between playful banter and poignant expression of emotions. It's what makes his raps believable in general—he presents himself as a complete human who feels pain at times but also feels himself. Songs such as "Die For Me" and "How Could It Be" are laced with specific details that could have only been extracted from his life experiences, for instance, on the former, he raps, "You cheated on me with a gym freak, you did me dirty."

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