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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.

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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