Video: Rattex 'Ewe Nje'

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Pioneer Unit Records, the independent hip-hop imprint out of Cape Town, comes out with the first video off MC Rattex's solid Streets, Raps & Us EP (which at 11-tracks deep seems more like a full-length, jus' sayin'). In "Ewe Nje," which roughly translates to "for real" in isiXhosa, Rattex takes on the music industry and "candy floss rappers." Beats by Hipe, visuals by spo0ky. (via AIAC)

Image via Sheila Afari PR.

9 Black Electronic Musicians You Should Be Listening To

Featuring DJ Lag, Spellling, Nozinja, Klein, LSDXOXO and more.

We know that Black queer DJs from the Midwest are behind the creation of house and dance music. Yet, a look at the current electronic scene will find it terribly whitewashed and gentrified, with the current prominent acts spinning tracks sung by unnamed soulful singers from time to time. Like many art forms created by Black people all over the world, the industry hasn't paid homage to its pioneers, despite the obvious influence they have. Thankfully, the independent music scene is thriving with many Black acts inspired by their forefathers and mothers who are here to revolutionize electronic music. Here are a list of the ones you should check out:

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