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Video: Ill-Skillz drop "Ill-Skillionaire"

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Coming out of Cape Town is the fresh young duo, Ill-Literate-Skill, now known as Ill-Skillz (not to be confused with our own Okayplayer formerly known as "Mad Skillz" Skillz). The South African twosome just released this video, above, for their track “Ill-Skillionaire,” produced by Rich Kidd of Toronto. They kind of remind us of The Cool Kids, no? Check out the vid and for more Ill-Skillz check out their blog.

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Interview: TOBi Is Making Unapologetic Soul Music

We talk to the Nigerian-Canadian artist about his latest project ELEMENTS, his creative process, mental health and more.

It's a big year for music, and in the midst of many good drops from the motherland and beyond, we caught up with Nigerian-Canadian singer/songwriter TOBi to discuss his recently released 10-track project ELEMENTS.

ELEMENTS is a fusion of old-school soul, contemporary rap sequences, clever lyrical symbols & metaphors. and melancholic vibes which reference TOBi's Nigerian heritage through afrobeats, the reality of his life and the state of the world today. The compilation features production from Nigerian producer Juls on "Dollas and Cents" and "Made Me Everything and Shine."

Below, we also discuss his creative process and passion for mental health with the announcement of an exciting collaboration. "I'm attracted and curious about so many things in life that I can't help but bring [them] into my world and craft," the multi-genre artist says.

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