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Video + Interview: Baloji Live In Brooklyn

Our boy Baloji recently brought his culture melding blend of hip-hop, jazz, and vintage Congolese sounds to a bar in Williamsburg.* MTV Iggy was there to capture the intimate performance in which the Belgian/Congolese MC and his Sapeur-ed out live band ran through alluring renditions of "Nazongi" and"Independance (Cha Cha)."


The self-described 'Afropean' artist also sat down for a short interview in which he discussed his diverse influences, compared African music to punk, and spoke about his mom. Watch "Nazongi" and Baloji's interview (above and below). Head on over to MTV Iggy for the rest of the performance.

 

*For our New Yorker readers, that's definitely Pete's Candy Store.

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B3nchMarQ Shares The Music Video For 'New Friend$' Featuring A-Reece

South African hip-hop duo B3nchmarQ's new visuals for the single 'New Friend', featuring A-Reece, are a depiction of the quintessential boys' night out.

South African rap duo B3nchMarQ has officially released their music video for New Friend$ featuring A-Reece. The single comes off their recently released 18-track offering Power Trip Album which dropped in March 2021. The visuals for New Friend$ are a montage of a chilled night out with the entourage and were shot in Pretoria, A-Reece and B3nchMarQ's hometown.

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