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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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South African Black Twitter has accused Megan Ryte of being a 'culture vulture' after releasing her new song 'Culture' featuring will.i.am and A$AP Ferg. South Africans claim 'Culture' has an uncanny similarity to DJ Lag's 'Ice drop'.

American DJ Megan Ryte has been accused of stealing beats from prominent South African gqom artist, DJ Lag, according to IOL. This comes after Ryte released her new song "Culture" featuring will.i.am and A$AP Ferg. Accusations gained traction this past Wednesday after many South African fans compared "Culture" to DJ Lag's "Ice drop" which was released in 2016 from his self-titled EP. Many more have also remarked on the apparent similarities in the music video as well and going on to further accuse Ryte of not only stealing the song's beat but also the video concept itself. DJ Lag responded to Ryte's "Culture" Twitter post with his "Ice Drop" music video which was released back in 2017.

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