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Download DJ Drama and Don Cannon’s Boondocks-Inspired Mixtape

On April 21, Adult Swim’s staple series The Boondocks — “the wittiest, most ruthless satire of Black culture on television since Chappelle’s Show” — will return for a fourth and reportedly final season. And to … read more »

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Celebrate Passover Seder with Beyoncé

Having Beyoncé at your Seder reciting the Four Questions would be ideal. But since that is not likely, at least when you’re bored at your auntie and uncle’s house this Passover, you can amuse yourself … read more »

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Adult Swim: Discretion Isn’t Advised

THE SICK MINDS BEHIND LATE-NIGHT TV’S LATEST REVOLUTION Adult Swim scans like TV from a dark, twisted parallel dimension. Its parent channel, Cartoon Network, is kid-friendly during the day, but flip by when the sun’s … read more »

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From Where I Am: Ten Years of Touring Musicians in Istanbul Documented

Dean Blunt, Gang Gang Dance, Omar Souleyman and more hang out in the Turkish capital. “They came to İstanbul, where I live. I claimed this city is sad, they thought it is undeniably beautiful,” writes … read more »

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Check out SELFEED, a Realtime Stream of the #Selfie Tag on Instagram

I’m sorry, I can’t do any more work today. I’m hypnotized by SELFEED, a new site by Tyler Madsen, Erik Carter and Jillian Mayer that aggregates Instagram selfies in super-fast succession. It’s like a way … read more »

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Interview: OkMalumKoolKat

Meet Johannesburg’s busiest party-starter Presented by Sprite and FADER, Obey You Collective: South Africa is a series devoted to showcasing artists, trail-blazers, and bright young talents from South Africa. For this installment, we spoke with … read more »

POSTED April 4, 2014 10:02AM IN ART+CULTURE INTERVIEWS, Featured - Sprite, Sprite Comments (1) TAGS: , , , ,
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Video: On the Court with Lenny Mogoba

In her second and final video for the Obey You Collective: South Africa series, Johannesburg-based Lenny Mogoba is doing what she loves most: shooting hoops. “You have to be a very strong person mentally,” she … read more »

POSTED April 1, 2014 12:30PM IN ART+CULTURE VIDEO, Featured - Sprite, Sprite 0 Comments TAGS: , , , , ,
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Video: Lenny Mogoba’s Got Game

In the thick of this year’s March Madness, let’s take a moment to zoom in on a different kind of college basketball star: Johannesburg-based Lenny Mogoba. The 23-year-old talent is a starting center on the … read more »

POSTED March 31, 2014 11:53AM IN ART+CULTURE VIDEO, Featured - Sprite, Sprite 0 Comments TAGS: , , , ,
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Live: I Survived Trinidad Carnival

SEVEN DAYS AT THE WEST INDIAN FESTIVAL OF FÊTES AND HARD-EARNED FUN My first memory of Trinidad Carnival was in 1993. My aunt, having just returned, told my sister and I about the history of … read more »

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Video: Tony Dangler’s “No Manners” + MP3

Yesterday, we posted a mini-documentary about Tony Dangler, an on-the-rise rapper from Johannesburg, South Africa. Today, we have a new clip of the 25-year-old performing “No Manners,” a song he wrote and recorded especially for … read more »

POSTED March 27, 2014 12:31PM IN ART+CULTURE VIDEO, Featured - Sprite, MUSIC VIDEO, Sprite 0 Comments TAGS: , , , ,