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Watch Yugen Blakrok Perform ‘Morbid Abakus’ on A COLORS SHOW

Yugen Blakrok performs a song from her latest album on Germany's 'A COLORS SHOW.'

South African lyricist Yugen Blakrok is the latest artist from the country to perform at the popular YouTube show, A COLORS SHOW. The MC performed her song "Morbid Abakus" from her recently released sophomore album Anima Mysterium.


The show's minimal setup always ensures to cast the spotlight on the artist and the music. Which is the perfect setup for an artist like Yugen, whose music requires the listener to pay close attention if they are to appreciate it for what it is.

She spits such venom as:

"We're far from innocent, mediocrely trained on house and tenements/ Immune to pressures from religious sects/ Stay fighting till our own dominant thoughts find a way to manifest/ And insulate the mind against lobotomized societies dribbling/ The most traitorous, turn on their siblings."

Yugen Blakrok is the second South African rapper to perform on A COLORS SHOW. In 2017, the Durban rapper ByLwansta performed his single "Lindiwe" on the German YouTube show.

Watch Yugen Blakrok's perform "Morbid Abakus" on A COLORS SHOW below and stream Anima Mysterium below.

Yugen Blakrok - Morbid Abakus | A COLORS SHOW www.youtube.com



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Photo by Kwesi Yanful, courtesy of MIZIZI.

MIZIZI Has Released a Special Edition 'Lion King' Jersey in Collaboration with Disney

The sleek baseball jersey was designed to celebrate the 25th anniversary of "The Lion King."

MIZIZI returns with yet another timely collaboration—this time with Disney to commemorate the 25th anniversary of our childhood classic, The Lion King.

The African streetwear brand says through the jersey's kid sizes, it now has the opportunity to cater to the next generation of viewers of the upcoming live-action remake that's to open in theaters this week. "The Lion King marked many of our childhoods," the brand says in a statement. "Much before we were aware of our identities, it resonated with us."

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Watch the Intense Trailer for 'Don't Let Go,' Starring David Oyelowo

Oyelowo and Storm Reid shine in the new trailer for the upcoming psychological thriller.

David Oyelowo and A Wrinkle In Time star, Storm Reid are on a psychological journey to escape death in the new trailer for their film Don't Let Go.

Both actors give heavy performances, as the film sees Oyelowo taking on the role of a police officer, Jack Radcliff, who has a chance to change the chain of events that led to the murder of his niece Ashley (Storm Reid), and hopefully save her.

The film was written and directed by Jacob Aaron Estes, with the producers of Get Out. Oyelowo himself is also a producer on the film.

Read: In Conversation: Abiola Oke With David Oyelowo

Don't Let Go also stars Brian Tyree Henry, Alfred Molina and Mykelti Williamson, Shinelle Azoroh, Byron Mann, and April Grace. The film, which originally premiered at Sundance under the title Relive, is due out in theaters on August 30.

Back in March, it was announced that Oyelowo is also working on his very own directorial debut The Water Man, which will be executive produced by Oprah Winfrey.

Watch the trailer for Don't Let Go below.

Don't Let Go - Official Trailer (2019) www.youtube.com

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Watch the Music Video for Patoranking's 'Wilmer'

The artist's beautiful visual ode to his daughter will tug at your heartstrings.

Earlier this year, Nigerian artist Patoranking dropped his 12-track sophomore album, Wilmer, which he dedicated to his daughter. The same-titled track, which features French-born Georgian singer and songwriter Bera, sees Patoranking professing his immense love for his daughter.

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