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South African Hip-Hop Duo Ill Skillz' 'To The Beat Ya'll'

Watch the video for South African hip-hop duo Ill Skillz' new track "To The Beat Ya'll"


It's been a minute since we've gotten a look at South African hip-hop outlet Ill Skillz. The dudes are back with the video from their latest release "To The Beat Ya'll," which pairs their golden-era deliveries and boom-bap productions with visuals that represent Jimmy Flexx and Uno July's upbringing in the Gugulethu township. "It's quite reflective and captures a nostalgic essence, you pretty much get an idea of our upbringing in Gugulethu," explains July. Peep the video for the Common-sampling track below and keep an eye out for their upcoming album Notes From The Native Yard.

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Photo: Courtesy of Saphir Niakadie

Meet Four Women Pushing Ivorian Art Forward Through Photography

These young and emerging female photographers from Côte d'Ivoire are shaking up Abidjan's art scene.

There's been a tremendous amount of awe-inspiring art coming from the African continent lately. Photography is no exception. It is one of the most powerful tools used in changing the way in which the West perceives Africa and its diaspora and perhaps the reason why contemporary photography is thriving.

The female gaze is paramount to the way in which the aforementioned visual stories are told and the female photographers here are using their camera lenses to give us glimpses of lands, peoples, histories, and futures unknown. Their individual experiences and perspectives are widening the scope of what is believed to be Côte d'Ivoire. Within the country's capital, Abidjan, there's a creative scene that seems to have sprawled up out of nowhere yet is so rich in its offerings.

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