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Video: Dirty Paraffin Documentary

Watch a music documentary on South African futurists duo Dirty Paraffin.


“If we had to box it, we would say its primer stove music,” says Okmalumkoolkat, one half of the genre-busting outfit Dirty Paraffin, in this visually-compelling twelve-minute documentary. In this video shot by South African-American filmmaker and Fulbright scholar- Meja Shoba, the experimental duo talk about their musical influences, how they met and the science behind what they do and what they’re trying to accomplish.

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Emtee Says He Has Officially Left Ambitiouz Entertainment

Emtee has left Ambitiouz Entertainment.

Emtee says he has parted ways with the label he's been signed to since 2015, Ambitiouz Entertainment. The South African rapper announced this on a statement he shared on Twitter today.

"Following a long and in-depth reflection on my career as an artist, where I am now and where I see myself in the next few years, I have made a decision that the time has come for me to now part ways with Ambitiouz Entertainment," read part of the statement.
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Gravy, Cape Town's Seasoned Electronic Collective

Get to know Gravy, a South African music collective based in Cape Town making some of the best electronic beats around.

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Meet the Senegalese Designer Making Math Chic

Diarra Bousso uses algorithms to create designs for her line DIARRABLU.

Who knew that math and fashion could work together so seamlessly? Apparently Diarra Bousso did, the self-described "Creative Mathematician" and mastermind behind DIARRABLU. The Senegalese serial entrepreneur and multidisciplinary artist left a career of trading on Wall Street to pursue design and it paid off. She has just been awarded a coveted spot as the Designer in Residence at the San Francisco Fashion Incubator for her innovative use of equations and algorithms in her beautiful designs.

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Daniel Kaluuya Is Producing a Live-Action 'Barney' Movie with Mattel

Yes, you read that correctly.

In a move that absolutely no one saw coming, Oscar-nominated actor Daniel Kaluuya is set to produce a live-action Barney movie in conjunction with Mattel Films. The Hollywood Reporter first broke the story.

Kaluuya will co-produce the film as part of his 59% production banner, which signed a first-look deal with Paramount back in May. Speaking on his involvement with the project and the impact of Barney & Friends, Kaluuya had this to say: "Barney was a ubiquitous figure in many of our childhoods, then he disappeared into the shadows, left misunderstood. We're excited to explore this compelling modern-day hero and see if his message of 'I love you, you love me' can stand the test of time."

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