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Video: Darq E Freaker ft. Afrikan Boy & Jeb Loy Nichols 'Hard Times'

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Afrikan Boy runs amuck over a grime beat from South London producer Darq E Freaker in "Hard Times". The London-via-Lagos rapper spits about hustling 'round monetary woes over a track that samples UK crooner Jeb Loy Nichols' acoustic tune of the same name. Londoners: catch Afrikan Boy alongside K-Melia and Joao Brasil plus resident DJs Vamanos, Moroka, A.J. HolmesMC Kastro at Palm City Social #2 Friday 4/13. Watch the music video above.

(H/T GhettoBassquake)

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