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Watch The Music Video For ‘Slam Dunk’ by YoungstaCPT and Da L.E.S

Kaapstad Naaier and North God connect in new music video.

South African rappers YoungstaCPT and Da L.E.S just released the music video for their collaboration "Slam Dunk." The song is from Da L.E.S' compilation album, Hall of Fame 2, which was released earlier this year. The bass-heavy banger was produced by the Cape Town-based Kay Faith.


Sticking to the basketball theme, the MCs filmed the video in a court in balling regalia. And, just like most of YoungstaCPT's videos, there are appearances from the people, and it's shot in Cape Town.

The music video was directed by Nani Chehore, who has directed several Nasty C videos including "NDA" and "Switched Up," among others.

Watch the music video for "Slam Dunk" below, and revisit the Hall of Fame 2 album here.

Slam Dunk - Da L.E.S x YoungstaCPT www.youtube.com

Interview

Interview: Mau From Nowhere Reinvents Himself

The Kenyan artist goes soul-searching with his new MFN EP.

Movement is the crux of mau from nowhere's music—the hip-hop and afropop undertones that dominate his work present a well-traveled artist.

Born in Kenya, Mau spent his life oscillating between the East African nation and England, followed by a short stint spent furthering his studies in New York. In a full-circle moment, mau uprooted his life in the big apple amidst the madness pandemic and made the move to Nairobi.

Listening to the MFN EP feels like diving head first into a pool of Mau's consciousness. He once spoke about the conflict between telling his fans to share their grief while withholding his own, but his latest offering MFN is far from stoic. The project marks his evolution from Kamau Wainana, the soft spoken kid with loud ambitions to mau from nowhere, a trailblazer defining music within 'Nu Nairobi.' As he gets less attached to being defined by a certain space, it's entrancing to watch him find comfort in his craft instead.

In this interview below, we demystify the man behind the music by discussing love, growth, disappointment and the recurrent themes of familial and romantic relationships.

This interview has been edited for brevity and clarity.

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