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Nairobi Alt-Rapper Wangechi's 'Artilude Noire' Dreamscapes

Watch Kenyan alt-rapper Wangechi's visual collage 'Artilude Noire (A Theatrical Notion of Disguise).'


In the lead up to her upcoming full-length debut, young Kenyan alt-rapper Wangechi recently took to unveiling her dream-influenced ponderings on the age old question of what constitutes art. The striking yet divisive Artilude Noire alternates between Rhye sensuality and Where The Wild Things Are dreamscapes. Luxury advertising aesthetics and fashion show similarities aside, the images are undoubtedly beautiful. According to HBR, the spoken word piece that accompanies all this visual mind-fuzzing will feature on Wangechi's forthcoming Art 19 LP. Watch the midnight marauding Artilude Noire teaser below.

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

Dying Lagoons Reveal Mexico’s Environmental Racism

In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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