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Watch The Music Video For Yugen Blakrok’s Latest Single ‘Carbon Form’

Yugen Blakrok releases a music video for her first single to her upcoming album.

About two weeks ago, South African rapper Yugen Blakrok released her first single in five years, following her debut album, 2013's Return of the Astrogoth.

The new single, titled "Carbon Form," is the first single to her upcoming follow-up album, Anima Mysterium.

The music video shows Yugen Blakrok owning the different spaces she occupies, with subtle yet effective effects.

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"Filmed during the 'Emancipation' exhibition at Couvent Levat in Marseille this past summer, the visuals connect different states of being," Yugen told All Hip Hop about the video. "The Carbon Form is seen moving through Nature, at the center of the religion vs science debate and in its element, space. The video is directed by street artist Gaël Lefeuvre and shot by Psymedia."

Watch the music video below and download the song here.

Yugen Blakrok - Carbon Form youtu.be

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Malian Rapper Ami Yerewolo Rises Against All Odds

Ami Yerewolo reflects on her hard-won rap career, new album AY and why she insists on creating support spaces for young female rappers in Mali and beyond.

"No one is a prophet in his or her own land!" This is an accurate way to describe Ami Yerewolo's career to a tee. The Malian rapper's music has not always been popular in her home country, where female rappers are generally frowned upon. Instead, it has taken off abroad. Yerewolo's upbeat sound mixes traditional Malian elements with fast drums, contemporary beats and significant lyrics that compel listeners to reflect on life — all of which makes her songs carry a universal appeal. Her new album, AY (titled after the rapper's initials) has just been released by the label Othentiq.

Yerewolo shares her frank thoughts below...

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