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The Weeknd Enlists Daft Punk for the First Single Off His Amharic-Inspired Album

The Weeknd releases the title track from his forthcoming album "Starboy" featuring Daft Punk.

After announcing the -let's call it-"Wizkid-inspired" title of his forthcoming album, Starboy, Abel Tesfaye aka The Weeknd comes through with the release of the album’s title track, a jolting single that pairs Tesfaye's restrained vocals with air-tight electronic percussion courtesy of electronic music's most celebrated enigmas, Daft Punk.


The singer’s been noticeably more vocal about his Ethiopian heritage recently, and though the Amharic-influences aren’t totally obvious on “Starboy,” the singer’s recent comment about the language being key on his upcoming record, has us pretty eager to hear what else the album will have to offer.

We’ll have to wait till November 25 to hear the full project, but we’re counting on “Starboy” to hold us over till then. Preview the song below and stream the full track on Spotify and Apple Music.

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Six Things History Will Remember Kenneth Kaunda For

News of Kenneth David Kaunda's passing, at age 97, has reverberated across the globe. Kaunda, affectionately known as KK, was Zambia's first President from 1964 to 1991.

Following Nelson Mandela's passing in December 2013, Kenneth Kaunda became Africa's last standing hero. Now with his passing on Thursday, June 17 — after being admitted to the Maina Soko Military Hospital in Lusaka earlier in the week — this signals the end of Africa's liberation history chapter.

It is tempting to make saints out of the departed. The former Zambian struggle hero did many great things. He was, after all, one of the giants of the continent's struggle against colonialism. Ultimately however, he was a human being. And as with all humans, he lived a complicated and colourful life.

Here are six facts you might not have known about him.

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