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Public Enemy Salute All 54 African Countries In The Video For 'Mine Again'

Public Enemy reconnects with Africa in their new music video for "Mine Again," which features shout-outs to the entire continent.


The members of Public Enemy have consistently used their brand of revolutionary hip-hop to make bold statements concerning pressing social matters. Their venerable outspokenness can be heard all over their latest album Man Plans God Laughs, and certainly in their latest song and video "Mine Again." The track sees the group discussing their personal efforts to reclaim and reconnect with Africa, in doing so, they urge other members of the diaspora to do the same.

"So it's cool to be black until it’s time to be black? Ain’t never too late to go back and give back, so I let born-afters know I rap for Africa, to give to the motherland, to see what’s mine again" rhymes Chuck D. "I boarded a plane headstrong, landed with a smile on my face; to give service back to the land that's our home, I long for coming back to Africa." adds fellow Public Enemy member James Bomb

The two-and-a-half minute video celebrates the continent by paying recognition to all of its 54 countries through colorful visual representations. Since the release of the video, Chuck D has been engaging his African followers on Twitter by asking them to "tweet your country, make the USA learn you", peep some of his tweets, and check out the visuals for 'Mine Again' below.

 

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The multidisciplinary Nigerian-American artist on tapping into all her creative outlets, creating interesting things, releasing a new single and life during quarantine.

A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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