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Video: Xtatic 'The Prep Track' + 'Wild'

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In her breakout tune "The Prep Track," 21 year-old Kenyan MC Xtatic boasts an effortless low-frequency flow that places her above a large majority of her rapping counterparts. The accompanying music video showcases the Nairobi rapper's duality — the made-up girl and the skating tomboy. Some definite potential for mainstream gold here (she's been picked up by Sony). Watch the clip for "The Prep Track" above and hear her new electronic-leaning single "Wild" 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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