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Wizkid Drops 'African Bad Gyal' Featuring Chris Brown

Wizkid has released the official version of his previously leaked collaboration with Chris Brown, "African Bad Gyal."

DIASPORA—Wizkid's upcoming mixtape Sounds from the Other Side is set to drop next month. In the mean time, Starboy has released the official version of his previously leaked collaboration with Chris Brown, "African Bad Gyal."


Wizkid sings "African bad gyal, baby don't change your style gyal," atop blazing, uptempo production. Chris Brown joins in on the second verse, though we can't really place what accent he was going for.

We could have done without an appearance from Chris Brown, for a number of well-known reasons, but the song is a banger nonetheless. It will likely be a mainstay on playlists this summer.

Listen to "African Bad Gyal" below. You can preorder Wizkid's "Sounds from the Other Side" before it drop on July 14.

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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