Video: Ill Skillz "Unbreakable"

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Cape Town's own Ill Skillz have put out a new single, "Unbreakable," and its a banger. Simply put. The message is simple but true; don't let anyone ever break you of your passion, of what you love and live to do. It almost reminds me of The Roots' "The Fire" featuring John Legend. The videos aren't remotely similar, make no mistake, but the underlying message of the song is the same at its core. The song "Unbreakable" is featured on Ill Skillz's 24 hour project, Skillz That Pay Da Billz, which dropped earlier this year. Amazingly, the 24 hour project is the nearly impossible endeavor of making an album in 24 hours, including recording around 10 songs, mixing and mastering them, doing a video shoot, a photo shoot, creating artwork, and also launching the album the same day.  Makes me tired just thinking about it. And judging from this song and video, I'd say they did it right.

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Bobi Wine's Release Detailed in Latest Episode of 'The Messenger'

Trauma is the topic on the podcast's latest episode: "The Ballot or The Bullet."

The latest episode of The Messenger is something to behold.

Created by Sudanese-American rapper Bas, The Messenger throws the spotlight on the thunderous circumstances many African countries face, with a close focus on Ugandan politician Bobi Wine.

In his most recent traumatic experience, Wine and his wife Barbara Itungo Kyagulanyi were released from a nearly two-week military house arrest following the ruling of a Ugandan court. Keeping up with current events and circumstances that Wine finds himself in, the latest episode of the podcast recounts the traumatic events that led to Wine's very public abuse and eventual house arrest.

Upon his release, Wine spoke with The Messenger and had this to say, "I want to remind the world that we went in this election knowing how corrupt the staff of the electoral commission is. We saw this through the campaign and the world saw how much was oppressed, how biased and one sided the electoral commission was, and how much it was in the full grip of General Museveni. And therefore we are going to test every legal test, we shall take every legal test. We shall take every legal step. And indeed we shall take every moral and morally proactive, nonviolent, but legal and peaceful step to see that we liberate ourselves. The struggle has not ended. It is just beginning."

Listen to Episode 7 of The Messenger here.

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