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Yasiin Bey Confirms His Retirement in a Live Stream From Cape Town

Yasiin Bey went on Facebook live today to announce his retirement in a feed from Cape Town.

Yasiin Bey went on Facebook live today to confirm his retirement in a feed from Cape Town.


"I'm retiring for real this year. This week was the 17th anniversary of Black On Both Sides being released," he says. "I'm grateful to have had the career that I've been able to enjoy, as I say to many people... my brother and sisters, thank you for spending your money and more importantly your time."

Yasiin also mentions that he has to cancel his upcoming European shows. But, although he can't make it over there, he has a solution: he'll be live streaming his concert for all paying ticket holders live from Cape Town.

In the live stream, Yasiin also mentioned that he'd be performing new material that he hasn't performed anywhere else live and will be taking seven requests every night.

He also mentions he has "one or two" films that he'll be in due to prior commitments.

"Apart from that, I'm moving on to other things. Still being creative. Definitely fashion, textiles and just art. Whatever I can create that's beautiful and useful," he says.

He also shouts out Jay Z and vows to give TIDAL exclusives on his new music. Then goes on to shout out friends and legends like Madlib, Tribe, Living Colour, Kanye West, and many many more.

"This is my retirement party year."

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Spirit Of Humanity Gives Hope To Young Boy Mauled By A Hyena

A 9-year-old Zimbabwean boy Rodwell Nkomazana has a shot at a normal life, again, after a horrific hyena attack left him with half of his face missing.

It takes a village to raise a child and sometimes that village comes from thousands of kilometers away, and consists of committed surgeons, passionate nurses and generous international donors. Nine-year-old Rodwell Nkomazana was asleep at an all-night church service when the unthinkable happened. The little boy was attacked and mauled by a hyena outside Harare, in Zimbabwe.

The medical team at Parirenyatwa Hospital in Harare, where he received his initial treatment, did all they could to save his life and stabilise him. However, due to a lack of resources and expertise, it was all they could do.

With half of his face missing, including an eye, his upper lip, his nose and part of his forehead, Rodwell was set for a life full of challenges. Not only would he have lost his childhood, but he would have probably spent most of his time in seclusion — isolated from the rest of society.

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