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Video: Kastra "Brown Cacao"

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There's not a whole lot of info out there about Cameroonian rapper Kastra, but at least we have this headbanging, kitchen-themed clip for "Black Cacao." Things we do know: dude founded the Streetbery music label out of Douala, he cites Diplomats and Wu-Tang as his influences and he somehow got all his boys to mug and wear aprons in the clip above. Where else are you gonna see a rapper in full chef get-up spit about wanting to be the "brown cocoa in your black cappuccino?" Watch above and check out the more introspective "fm 226." (via AIAC)

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

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