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20 Faces Of Joburg Street Culture

20 Faces Of South African Urban Street Culture photographed by the incredible Anthony Bila aka the Expressionist at Joburg's STR CRD.

Earlier this week we rolled out our video coverage of SA's most stylish and the international streetwear community's best dressed alike all gathered for a weekend of urban street culture at Joburg's Constitution Hill. Joining OKATV on the ground at September's annual STR CRD festival was magician behind a lens, the Expressionist (aka Anthony Bila). Our dude's tumblr has been blowing up the past couple of weeks with his incredible portraits of festival attendees. Watch our recap below and check out 20 of the coolest kids in Joburg that Anthony caught up with. For more STR CRD photos from the dapper lens of the Expressionist head to his tumblr, facebook, and twitter pages (he's dropping 10 per work week, so keep checking up!).


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Malian Rapper Ami Yerewolo Rises Against All Odds

Ami Yerewolo reflects on her hard-won rap career, new album AY and why she insists on creating support spaces for young female rappers in Mali and beyond.

"No one is a prophet in his or her own land!" This is an accurate way to describe Ami Yerewolo's career to a tee. The Malian rapper's music has not always been popular in her home country, where female rappers are generally frowned upon. Instead, it has taken off abroad. Yerewolo's upbeat sound mixes traditional Malian elements with fast drums, contemporary beats and significant lyrics that compel listeners to reflect on life — all of which makes her songs carry a universal appeal. Her new album, AY (titled after the rapper's initials) has just been released by the label Othentiq.

Yerewolo shares her frank thoughts below...

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