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AFROPUNK PREMIERE: East London punk-rock duo Nova Twins stake their claim in the punk scene in ‘Hitlist’

Posted by Sound Check on June 27, 2016 at 11:00am 2 Comments

Nova Twins are a female urban-punk duo from South East London. The duo is comprised of two badass musicians who each play guitar and bass while being accompanied by a live drum kit. The band’s newest single is called ‘Hitlist’…

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New Music: Rapper Vic Mensa's revolutionary new track 'Free Love' translates the fight for LGBTQ rights into terms all can understand

Posted by Sound Check on June 27, 2016 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

Within the past two months, rapper Vic Mensa's output has taken a pronounced shift towards cadenced activism. Just in time for pride, his new track 'Free Love' ft. Le1f, Halsey, Lil B, and Malik Yusef, tackles one of his most…

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RAD CREATIVE OF THE DAY: Kye Nelson celebrates blackness in All Dem Shades with empowering womenswear line

Posted by Safety Pins on June 27, 2016 at 10:18am 0 Comments

All Dem Shades is an empowering and unifying clothing line and ideology that celebrates blackness in all shades. The collection was the creative vision of New Orleans-born Kye Nelson, an artist with a Fashion Merchandising…

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NEW MUSIC: ZULUZULUU Pushes The Future of Future Funk On 'What's The Price' #SoundCheck

Posted by Sound Check on June 27, 2016 at 2:39pm 1 Comment

With squiggling synths, irresistible rhythms, and a team of vocalists (including fav Greg Grease), ZULUZULUU look to give Afrofuturist funk from the 70s a modern update. The nods and odes to both P-Funk and Prince abound…

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FEATURE: British Singer-Songwriter Lea Lea redefines women in rock as she rhythmically roars her audience to attention

Posted by Sound Check on June 27, 2016 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Born and raised in Hackney, East London, Lea Lea (pronounced…

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FEATURE: Thássio Dias (aka fotopoetizando) glorifies black and brown skin with ‘Brown is the new black’ editorial

Posted by Eye Candy on June 27, 2016 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

'Brown is the new black' is a new editorial series by Brazilian photographer Thássio Dias aka fotopoetizando. As the title suggests, the project is a visual celebrations of melanin, black beauty, and black hair. The…

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FEATURE: Entertainer Coco Deville shakes up the underground burlesque world with unique routines

Posted by Eye Candy on June 27, 2016 at 4:39pm 0 Comments

Coco Deville is an international burlesque artist who is changing the image of burlesque and pin-up performers. The curvaceous entertainer is known for her unique, theatrical performances and, of course, her gorgeous brown skin.…

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FEATURE: Lawrence Lindell Studio uses quirky illustrations for pro-black representation

Posted by Eye Candy on June 27, 2016 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

Lawrence Lindell Studio is a pro-black artist and illustrator using his imagination and creativity to create technicolor drawings that re-affirm black existence, allude to the diaspora, and create visual representation…

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