Audio: Spaza$hop Boyz 'Light Up' [Download]

Listen and download Jo’burg hip-hop experimentalists Spaza$hop Boyz Light Up.

"Light Up" from Jo'burg hip-hop experimentalists Spaza$hop Boyz is a distorted-bass scorcher that abstractly links the seemingly impossible-to-connect subjects of saber-tooth tigers, Gucci boots and 'lighting up' in its refrain. Download the track for free below, which will feature in the group's upcoming debut album Popular $cience due Oct 31.

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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