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Rae Sremmurd Travel To South Africa In The Video For 'This Could Be Us'

Atlanta rap duo Rae Sremmurd party across Johannesburg in the South Africa-shot video for "This Could Be Us," off their SremmLife LP.


Atlanta rap outfit Rae Sremmurd, the sibling duo behind last year's massive singles "No Flex Zone" and "No Type," travel to South Africa in the latest video for their SremmLife track "This Could Be Us." The Max & Michael Illiams-directed music video follows brothers Swae Lee and Slim Jimmy as they break up with their girlfriends back home over Facetime and proceed to go out around Johannesburg. The visuals see the pair visiting Nelson Mandela Square, partying in the city's nightclubs and (of course) swinging South African flags in a wildlife reserve.

Rae Sremmurd will be playing the upcoming 8th Annual Roots Picnic in Philadelphia on May 30 alongside Erykah Badu & The Roots, The Weeknd, A$AP Rocky, Phantogram, Hiatus Kaiyote and many more. Watch the Rae Sremmurd South Africa-shot music video for "This Could Be Us" below. Johannesburg: what other spots would you have recommended Rae Sremmurd to shoot their video in?

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Sarkodie Is Not Feeling Any Pressure

The elite Ghanaian rapper affirms his king status with this seventh studio album, No Pressure.

Sarkodie is one of the most successful African rappers of all time. With over ten years of industry presence under his belt, there's no question about his prowess or skin in the game. Not only is he a pioneer of African hip-hop, he's also the most decorated African rapper, having received over 100 awards from close to 200 nominations over the span of his career.

What else does Sarkodie have to prove? For someone who has reached and stayed at the pinnacle of hip-hop for more than a decade, he's done it all. But despite that, he's still embracing new growth. One can tell just by listening to his latest album, No Pressure, Sarkodie's seventh studio album, and the follow-up to 2019's Black Love which brought us some of the Ghanaian star's best music so far. King Sark may be as big as it gets, but the scope of his music is still evolving.

Sonically, No Pressure is predominantly hip-hop, with the first ten tracks offering different blends of rap topped off with a handful of afrobeats and, finally, being crowned at the end with a gospel hip-hop cut featuring Ghanaian singer MOG. As far as the features go, Sark is known for collaborating mostly with his African peers but this time around he branches out further to feature a number of guests from around the world. Wale, Vic Mensa, and Giggs, the crème de la crème of rap in America and the UK respectively all make appearances, as well as Nigeria's Oxlade, South Africa's Cassper Nyovest, and his fellow Ghanaian artists Darkovibes and Kwesi Arthur.

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