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Skwatta Kamp Pay Tribute To Flabba In Their New Single ‘There You Go’

Listen to Skwatta Kamp's new song.

Today marks three years since the passing of Skwatta Kamp member Flabba. In his honor, the remaining six members (Infa is, however, notably absent) and their frequent collaborator Relo released a new single today.

Titled "There You Go," the song's verses are delivered in third person as personal messages to the fallen rapper.

The most endearing moment on "There You Go" has to be Slikour's play on the rapper's date of passing, which is the same as The Notorious B.I.G's. And he mentions that Flabba, on the other side, is probably still the fowl-mouthed rapper with unmatched shock value.

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"The greatest rapper of all time passed away on March 9/ That's Biggie, that's Flabba, see the stars are aligned/ Imagine you, Biggie and Pac in heaven in a cypher, I'm sure you still cursing."

The mellow "There You Go," which is key-based, features an emotional sung hook by Relo, in which she sings, "There you go, I'll always wonder if I will be all right without you."

Since the song came out this morning, fans have been reminiscing about Flabba and the group's glory days on Twitter.

The last time Skwatta Kamp released new music was in 2009 when they released the album Fair and Skwear. In 2015, they appeared on a song by Reason titled "Brand New," but they weren't rapping, just sending shoutouts.

Listen to "There You Go" below or download it for free here.

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Cameroon Holds Vigil to Remember Children Killed in School Attack

Residents in Kumba paid their respects to the seven lives lost, and those injured during the attack over the weekend.

In the latest tragedy to come from Cameroon's historically violent clash between Anglo and Francophone citizens, seven children were murdered after attackers stormed a school with guns and machetes over the weekend.

In what has been deemed as the "darkest and saddest day," by Bishop Agapitus Nfon of Kumba, armed attackers stormed the Mother Francisca International Bilingual Academy, targeting students aged 9 to 12. The tragic event saw dozens of children injured, some critically.

The attack has shocked the nation, with both local and international agencies condemning the horrible offense. On Monday, Cameroonian President Paul Biya denounced the "horrific murder" of the school children, and alluded to the "appropriate measures" being taken in order to bring justice to the families of the victims. Prime Minister Dion Ngute Joseph shared his condolences via a tweet saying, "I bow before the memory of these innocent kids."

The Cameroonian presidency and governing body have blamed Anglophone 'separatists' for the attack, though the group claims no part in the attack.

Human rights groups, however, have blamed both opposing parties, as the conflict has led to the death of over 3,000 deaths and resulted in more than 700,000 Cameroonians fleeing their homes and the country.

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