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Tunji Ige Shares ‘Prince of July’ Mixtape Timed With His 21st Birthday

“Hard music for hard times.”

Philadelphia rapper on the come up Tunji Ige turned 21 Friday, so in celebration of being able to legally pop champagne, he created the birthday soundtrack Prince of July to share with his fans.


“I made music I would like to listen to for my 21st. Hope you enjoy. Hard music for hard times," the Nigerian emcee posts on Soundcloud.

Switching up the laid-back vibe of his April release Missed Calls, the summer-ready, eight-track project features guest contributions from Stephen Ponce, Gravez, Prince of July and Heaven in Stereo. Ige handled the bass-heavy production, himself.

Turn up the volume, and bump this below.

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An estimated 1.4 million children have been hit by schools closing in the Tigray region of Ethiopia amid conflict and crisis. Here's how that's impacting Ethiopia's children.

In times of conflict and war, school-aged children could have their futures defined by whether or not they can access education amid ongoing violence.

Ethiopia's northern region of Tigray is in the midst of a war that has impacted millions of lives and affected neighboring regions, Amhara and Afar. The war — which has forced citizens to flee, has tipped the region into famine, and has barricaded humanitarian aid from reaching the most vulnerable — has now been going on for about 11 months.

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"As schools prepare to reopen in early October in most parts of the country, in Tigray and the bordering regions of Afar and Amhara, where the conflict has expanded, education remains at a standstill," Director of Education Cannot Wait, Yasmine Sherif, told Global Citizen.

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