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Spek Won 'Pa$$ports & Cameras'

Watch the video for Ghanaian-Canadian Toronto MC Spek Won's 'Pa$$ports & Cameras.'


Ghanaian-Canadian emcee Spek Won has been rolling with Toronto's diasporic hip-hop movement for a minute now. His 2009 anthem "Hiplife" is a cornerstone of a coalition of Black Stars in Toronto's rap game known as Z-Boiz (Zongo Boiz). The latest from Spek, produced by fellow Ghanaian-Canadian LordQuest, sees the cucumber cool lyricist cruising through Tokyo in a sophisticated guide to rap videos. "Pa$$ports & Cameras" pairs backpack production recalling the great Ali Shaheed with sunny day West coast delivery. Watch the international players anthem below.

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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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Meet Nigeria’s All-Female Bikers Club, Featured In Darey's Latest Video

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