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SA Hip-Hop Laureate Tumi Heads To Nairobi For 'Hello Hello Kitty'

Watch the video for the Nairobi shot video for Tumi Hello Hello Kitty, from the forthcoming 'ROBTHECHURCH' solo LP from the SA hip-hop laureate.


It's been a minute since we've heard from South African hip-hop laureate Tumi Molekane. Since departing Tumi & the Volume the conscious frontman has stayed busy honing poetics of his own. A first taste off the forthcoming solo effort ROBTHECHURCH comes from victory anthem "Hello Hello Kitty," whose weighty beatmaking comes courtesy of Sowetan producer Al The 3rd and Switzerland's Fred Hirsch. Tumi looked to Nairobi for a visually striking, thought-provoking visual accompaniment to his ode to heroic women. We're going full puzzle mode to crack Kenyan filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu's thematic weight. Watch "Hello Hello Kitty" below and stay tuned for more news on Tumi's third solo release via Motif Records.

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Listen to A-Reece’s New Single ‘Re$idual $elf Image’ Featuring Ayanda Jiya

A-Reece releases new single 'Re$idual $elf Image' featuring Ayanda Jiya.

A-Reece has finally released new music even if it comes a few days later than fans had assumed it would. After dropping a mysterious trailer two weeks ago, fans were convinced A-Reece was teasing his upcoming project Paradise 2 and that the release date was the 10th of August—a date that appeared on a newspaper in the trailer.

It turns out, it's a single. One that features Reece's frequent collaborator, the R&B/soul singer Ayanda Jiya. "Re$idual $elf Image" is produced by Reece's long-time producer Mash Beatz. For the first two minutes of the song, Reece raps over Mash's keys and a bassline after a hook in which he's assisted by Ayanda Jiya.

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Deadly Clashes Between Protesters and Police Erupt in Ivory Coast Following President Ouattara’s Decision to Run For Third Term

Ivory Coast President Alssane Ouattara's announcement to run for a third term has seen several citizens killed in clashes between protesters and security forces.