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Video: Q-Tip Stands In Solidarity With #Ocuppy + Day Of Action

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In light of Monday night’s raid of NYC’s Zuccotti Park (aka Occupy Wall Street HQ) and on the eve of one of the biggest #Occupy days of action, Q-Tip — who has always touted the importance of hip-hop in politics and politics in hip-hop — shouts out his solidarity with the #Occupy movement.

But yo, doesn’t NYPD know that the proverbial shiznit is hitting the fan TODAY for #N17– the International Day of Action for all #Occupies, and that they just turned the fan up to 11 with their brutal tactics? Nice planning, New York’s Finest.

Okayafrica and Okayplayer will be representing down at the protests, and we want you – YES, YOU – to come with. Choose the time and place and action that floats your boat – there are plenty to choose from. It’s gonna be crazy out there what with everyone you know in the streets giving the corruption of Wall Street and the government the finger for selling us so many lies – and selling us out.

In case you need some additional  motivation, check out all the endorsements from these other fine folk: ?uesto,  KweliRussell and Kanye, and and even kinda maybe Jay-Z (how to interpret his recent moves to invest/cash in on the movement–doing well by doing good or straight douchebaggery!?).

For all the details for Thursday massive protest actions, check here. And to keep up to date moment-by-moment keep watch on the#N17 twitter feed.

See ya’ll out there and be safe.

 

 

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Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

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The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

Keeping it in the Mavin Records family, legendary producer Don Jazzy sprinkles his magic on the track, while undoubtedly motivating the young singer-songwriter to be his best self. And with this track being like nothing we've heard from Rema before, one could say Jazzy succeeded. "Bounce", fast-paced and fierce, is a love song dedicated to bewitchingly beautiful and blessed bottoms. The candid declaration and hip shaking beat are a force duo and we can't help but love it.

Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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