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Watch The Cape Flats-Filmed Visuals for Zaki Ibrahim's 'Draw The Line'

Canadian/South African singer Zaki Ibrahim releases the visuals for "Draw The Line" the first track on her debut album "Every Opposite."

Canadian/South African smoldering soulstress Zaki Ibrahim returns with stunning visuals for "Draw The Line," the opening track from her 2012 album Every Opposite. The song features the geographically diverse soundscapes we've come to know from the Cape Town-based singer/songwriter — thundering percussive elements rumble throughout under airy background vocals, entrancing listeners in a complex, emotive & rhythmic spell. In the visuals for the song, Ibrahim's earthy, soul-capturing voice floats above clean, starkly beautiful images of the Cape Flats. Following a young girl as she navigates through her everyday environment, the video presents a type of imperfect innocence. Shots cut between sweeping views of Cape Town's diverse landscape and the girl gazing into the camera, her pensive stares holding a sense of longing and wonder for a future that seems distant and unknown. When speaking about the message behind her recently released visuals, and how she's represented in the imagery, Ibrahim commented,


"The "Draw The Line" story does show me, but not exactly. Coming from the Cape Flats and overcoming an environment with challenges such as poverty, drugs, sexual assault, and Post-Apartheid conditioning is no easy feat. Creating your own path and shining your light through adversity, taking everything that you’ve experienced and everything you are, is what the song is about."

Watch the visuals for  Zaki Ibrahim's 'persevere against all odds' anthem below and, ahead of the release of Finding Fela,’ revisit when Zaki Ibrahim teamed up with fellow SA artists Spoek Mathambo and Petite Noir to pay tribute to Fela Kuti with an electronic reinterpretation of "Zombie."

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Listen to Saul Williams' New Album 'Encrypted & Vulnerable'

The score for his directorial musical debut, Neptune Frost, which is based on Williams' tale about hackers living in a Burundian village made up of recycled computer parts.

Saul Williams is back with his new album, Encrypted & Vulnerable.

The 13-track album, which is part of his MartyrLoserKing project, is described by Williams as his first "spoken word" album. It was entirely self-produced, mixed by by Gonjasufi and features the likes of Dave Sitek (TV On The Radio), My Brightest Diamond, Christian Scott (Atoms For Peace) and more.

Encrypted & Vulnerable is also the score for Saul Wililams' directorial musical debut, Neptune Frost, which is based on Williams' tale about hackers living in a Burundian village made up of recycled computer parts.

"Encrypted & Vulnerable is simultaneously a personal and intimately optimistic takedown on struggle, defiance, awareness, aloneness, and a takedown of heteronormative capitalistic patriarchal authoritarian politics in topics ranging from love, technology, religion, war, to migration," Williams mentions.

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Simi and Adekunle Gold are the Absolute Cutest In Their New Music Video 'By You'

The couple are giving us all the feels in their latest music video.

Simi and Adekunle Gold continue their streak of duets with their latest "By You," from the former's latest album Omo Charlie Champagne Vol. 1.

On the new track, the couple once again deliver loving lyrics and sweet melodies, sharing an accompanying video highlighting their bond. The video behind with what looks like personal footage from the company, later following them around as they adventure across Los Angeles, playfully driving around and even making a stop at the LA staple, Randy's Donuts.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo's 'Coming To America'-Inspired Nike Sneaker Will Be Dropping Very Soon

The Nigerian-Greek NBA MVP is releasing a limited edition run of his Nike collab, 'Zoom Freak 1.'

Giannis Antetokounmpo is set to release a limited edition run of his sneaker, the "Zoom Freak 1" in collaboration with Nike very soon, Konbini reports.

And to top it all off, it's going to be inspired by the classic late 1980s comedy Coming To America—one of Antetokounmpo's favorite movies—where the designs will be made in collaboration with Paramount Pictures.

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