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Video: Zakee "Dope Girl" + Assimilations LP

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Our man Eddie "STATS" over at Okayplayer dished us over these two bits from Philly-via-Dakar's Zakee, in his own words:

"Zakee‘s new album Assimilations drops today through Warner/Green Owl and to mark the occasion he just put out this video for “Dope Girl” just to prove one of two things: 1) he is one of the most versatile artists coming up in the game right now and 2) all you really need for a dope video is a rainy day, some cigarettes, a beach and the titular dope girl."

Watch the clip for "Dope Girl" above. Zakke's Assimilations is now coppable on iTunes.

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

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