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DRC-Durban Pop Crooner Tresor Shares 'Mount Everest' ft. AKA

DRC-born, Durban-based singer Tresor releases the music video for "Mount Everest" alongside AKA.


DRC-born, Durban-based singer/songwriter Tresor is ebullient in the music video for "Mount Everest," the latest single off his forthcoming debut VII LP. After a bouncy drum intro, South African rapper AKA sets the adoring tone of the track before a sunglass-wearing Tresor appears, radiating pure affection. Whether playing the guitar, filming his lover drinking champagne, or bobbing his body to high-tempo drums, the sweet-voiced singer beams sheer joy, promising to take his partner "higher than Mount Everest." Tresor, who came to Durban in 2008 as a refugee and previously worked as a car guard and waiter, has been earning airtime on major South African radio for his previous singles "Complete" and "Stuck on You." He's also recently played live with Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Vusi Mahlasela and toured with SA singer Zahara (whom he's written for and collaborated with). Like his influences Freshlyground and Asa, Tresor (French for "treasure") is a pop star with heart. Check out the video for "Mount Everest" featuring AKA below, and keep posted for more from Tresor as he releases VII, which will also feature Khuli Chana and Beatenberg.

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Influential Louis Vuitton And Off-White Designer Virgin Abloh, Dies at 41

The popular Ghanian-American designer had been battling a rare form of cancer in private for several years.

The fashion industry has lost a talented, unique, and boundary-pushing influence this weekend.

41-year-old Ghanianian-American designer Virgil Abloh has died after a 2 year battle with a rare form of cancer, a statement from his associates LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton said on Sunday. Abloh, founder of luxury streetwear brand Off-White, and artistic director of men's wear at French fashion house Louis Vuitton leaves his wife Shannon, and 2 children - Lowe and Grey. Chairman and CEO of LVMH Bernard Arnault said in a statement, "We are all shocked after this terrible news. Virgil was not only a genius designer, a visionary, he was also a man with a beautiful soul and great wisdom." "The LVMH family joins me in this moment of great sorrow, and we are all thinking of his loved ones after the passing of their husband, their father, their brother, or their friend," he added.

After the news broke on Sunday, Abloh started trending on Twitter, with fans of the designer remembering his influence on music, art, and fashion. The 1990s saw Abloh DJ and the creative director once told The Guardian in a 2016 interview, "When the phone is off, I play my favorite songs really loud for myself, and I'm not talking to anyone. I'm not managing anything. It's just like a time when I can listen to music… I'll be DJing after I'm done designing or doing anything else." Virgil got his hands into designing album artworks after strumming up a friendship with American rapper Kanye West before becoming the creative director of West's DONDA Creative House. More recently known for his creative streetwear brand 'Off-White' the designer became popular among fashion-conscious youngsters and will forever be immortalized.

A statement posted to Abloh's Instagram explained that "Virgil chose to endure his battle privately since his diagnosis in 2019, undergoing numerous challenging treatments, all while helming several significant institutions that span fashion, art, and culture"

Friends, fans, and colleagues took to social media to share their well-wishes for Virgil as he transitions to his next destination.



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