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Spoek 'Hit The Floor' Ft. Cassper Nyovest

Spoek's latest 'Hit The Floor' featuring Cassper Nyovest is a heavy-hitting ode to kwaito flavour.


Spoek just blessed us cold suckas in NYC with an early holiday present– a taste of Joburg summer through the internet. A month removed from his standout joint venture with Shamon Cassette, Sub Pop's afro-futurist hero returns with a kwaito flavourful reminder to "Hit The Floor" as things warm up– which he recorded a few months back with Joburg blazemaker Cassper Nyovest. The Silver Bullit-produced track sees official drop today. Listen to Spoek's welcome letter to SA's hot and heavy-hitting days below.

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

Dying Lagoons Reveal Mexico’s Environmental Racism

In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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