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Edinburgh Newcomer LAW Covers Young Fathers' 'I Heard'

Edinburgh newcomer LAW covers one of our favorite Young Fathers tracks of 2013, 'I Heard,' for the Vic Galloway show live on BBC Radio Scotland.


Newcomer LAW (aka Lauren Holt) landed hard on our radar today with her cover of Young Fathers "I Heard"– one of our Top Songs of 2013. A collaborator and close friend of the YF crew, the Edinburgh-based DIY R&B/art-rapper recently appeared on Vic Galloway's BBC Radio Scotland. Her rendition of the original trotting lullaby showcases a phenomenal range of reasons to keep an ear out for the name LAW– alternating from foreboding synth and electro-fuzzy hip-hop to a voice that stops rooms dead in their tracks. Watch LAW's cover of "I Heard" below and find her debut EP Haters & Gangsters over here.

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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