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Video: Slikour 'Blacks R Fools'

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Coz blacks are fools/they just wanna be fresh, and they wanna be cool/ give them a little money and they think they rule. Oh boy, South African hip hop artist Slikour (real name Siyabonga Metane) really brought it on "Blacks R Fools (We Better Than That)", a track off his Ventilation Volume 3 LP that's recently set fire to the twitterverse and internets this side of Nelson Mandela.

Music industry is shady, 10 years in the game and Slikour has seen enough shit shoveled down his throat — “radio don’t play us,” “downplayed by [tabloid] editors” — so he’s spitting it right back. It doesn’t make for easy listening, but that’s not the point. The Johannesburg-based MC is tired of the ubiquitous brand-worshiping and being taken for rides by marketing execs. He wants to change the trajectory by starting a conversation on values. Why? 'Cause we better than that.

Check out Slikour's own article explaining "Why Blackz R Fools".

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