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Video: AKA ft. Khuli Chana 'Bang'

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AKA's been making waves in his native South Africa, and the rest of the continent, winning 2011 hip-hop honors from the likes of Channel O and Metro FM. "Bang" is the latest single of his Altar Ego LP. In the track's video, dude is joined by motswako rapper Khuli Chana for ocean coast driving, neighborhood ballin', and a brief SA-acoustic "Swagga Like Us" cover. Altar Ego is out now via Vth Season.

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Photo: Courtesy of Saphir Niakadie

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The female gaze is paramount to the way in which the aforementioned visual stories are told and the female photographers here are using their camera lenses to give us glimpses of lands, peoples, histories, and futures unknown. Their individual experiences and perspectives are widening the scope of what is believed to be Côte d'Ivoire. Within the country's capital, Abidjan, there's a creative scene that seems to have sprawled up out of nowhere yet is so rich in its offerings.

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