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Andre Cymone (Former Prince Bassist)

Started Feb 28 0 Replies

Former Prince bassist (during the Black punk Dirty Mind period) Andre Cymone talks about the Minneapolis sound, his mom and his latest project, the first in over twenty years, The Stone. …Continue

Tags: Prince, Cymone, Andre

The Death of Funk

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Writer Michael A. Gonzales on the music of James Brown, the Ohio Players and P-Funk, and the fading sound of real funk.…Continue

Tags: Players, P-Funk, Ohio, Funk, A.

Black Pulp Fiction

Started Jun 17, 2013 0 Replies

Black Pulp edited by Gary Phillips and Tommy Hancock by Michael A. GonzalesPlanet Hip-Hop has always overflowed with folks into various forms of pulp culture. Over the years, I’ve interviewed many…Continue

Tags: Harlem, Crime, Fiction, Pulp, Black

Dark Days in Crack City

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The latest essay by writer Michael A. Gonzales is "Dark Days--Life in Crack City," which documents the crazy 1980s, when his lower-middle class neighborhood became a cracked out haven for fiends.…Continue

Tags: the, '80s, Heights, Washington, Crack

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Andre Cymone (Former Prince Bassist)

Former Prince bassist (during the Black punk Dirty Mind period) Andre Cymone talks about the Minneapolis sound, his mom and his latest project, the first in over twenty years, The Stone. …See More
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The Death of Funk

Writer Michael A. Gonzales on the music of James Brown, the Ohio Players and P-Funk, and the fading sound of real funk.http://www.ebony.com/entertainment-culture/death-of-the-funk-bands-420See More
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Black Pulp Fiction

Black Pulp edited by Gary Phillips and Tommy Hancock by Michael A. GonzalesPlanet Hip-Hop has always overflowed with folks into various forms of pulp culture. Over the years, I’ve interviewed many rap artists and producers who shared their love for Star Wars, crime movies, karate flicks and the novels of Iceberg Slim and Donald Goines. Still, I was surprised when Queensbridge legend Nas told me in 1999 that he had once created a Black Pulp hero when he was a kid.“I used to used to draw my own…See More
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Dark Days in Crack City

The latest essay by writer Michael A. Gonzales is "Dark Days--Life in Crack City," which documents the crazy 1980s, when his lower-middle class neighborhood became a cracked out haven for fiends. "Dark Days" deals with his relationship to that devastating drug and its direct affects on his friends, family and himself.…See More
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Dark Days in Crack City

The latest essay by writer Michael A. Gonzales is "Dark Days--Life in Crack City," which documents the crazy 1980s, when his lower-middle class neighborhood became a cracked out haven for fiends. "Dark Days" deals with his relationship to that devastating drug and its direct affects on his friends, family and himself.…See More
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"read this with much interest in the local CP...nicely written,  quite evocative of the time and place.  I'm a recent baltimorean, but I remember those days well, having a somewhat similar experience arriving in the US from puerto rico…"
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Memoir of a Black Punk

Below is a link to my cover story "Memoir of a Black Punk" thatwas published today 6/27/12 in the Baltimore City Paper.…See More
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Memoir of a Black Punk

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Memoir of a Black Punk

Below is a link to my cover story "Memoir of a Black Punk,"as published in the Baltimore City Paper.http://citypaper.com/news/memoir-of-a-black-punk-1.1335005See More
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Blunted on Reality featuring Tricky

Sonic innovators RZA, Premier, Massive Attack, The Dungeon Family, Nas, The Pharcyde, Mobb Deep, Jodeci, Portishead, Tricky and countless others injected a sinister “blunted” style into their own productions. Unlike the lovey-dovey, sixties pop potheads, the weed dependent apocalyptic nightmares and urban paranoia of those 1990s artists were translated into gritty and additive compositions...Blunted on Reality:…See More
Apr 21, 2012

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Name
Michael A. Gonzales
About Me
Music journalist/short story writer who lives in Brooklyn, NY. Loves cats, smart women, great movies and cool books.
Website :
http://www.soulsummer.com
Occupation:
Writer
Favorite bands:
Apollo Heights, Massive Attack, Pillow Theory, Portishead, Living Colour, The Roots, Saul Williams, Prince, Lenny Kravitz
Favorite movies:
Annie Hall, Taking of Pelham 123, The Five Heartbeats, The French Connection, Purple Rain, The Anderson Tapes, Superfly,
Favorite Magazines:
Wax Poetics, Vanity Fair, the New Yorker, Rolling Stone
Orientation:
Straight

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Dark Days in Crack City

Posted on October 12, 2012 at 8:33am 0 Comments

The latest essay by writer Michael A. Gonzales is "Dark Days--Life in Crack City," which documents the crazy 1980s, when his lower-middle class neighborhood became a cracked out haven for fiends. "Dark Days" deals with his relationship to that devastating drug and its direct affects on his friends, family and himself.…



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Memoir of a Black Punk

Posted on July 2, 2012 at 9:05am 0 Comments

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Black Polaroids on Planet Pop

Posted on July 21, 2011 at 9:52pm 1 Comment

 

Summer 2011. One More Robot Magazine featuring “Black Polaroids on Planet Pop” written by Michael A. Gonzales; Art by  Jean, Michel Basquiat,…

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Sly Stone/Van Hunt

Posted on April 9, 2010 at 9:59pm 0 Comments

With the power of funky pop being as addictive as religion, one of the musical prophets responsible for many a musical conversion is the aural superman Sly Stone. Before being schooled to Stone’s politics of artistic integration—that included the race of his band members as well as multihued influences heard in his music—the only thing that mattered to me was the electrifying mojo of his grooves. Jamming to the hypnotic tracks like “Everyday People,” “Dance to the Music” and the seminal… Continue

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At 5:07pm on February 3, 2013, Casanova Frankenstein said…

Mike, I want you to join the lack Punk Rockers FTW group on facebook. Also you should check out my book and the negronomicon. http://www.flickr.com/photos/alfrankenstein/sets/72157626582995157/

At 1:16am on December 15, 2009, Renegade Muthafuckin' Green said…
can't complain I'm doing pretty good just relaxing
At 12:49am on December 15, 2009, Renegade Muthafuckin' Green said…
so how ru?
At 11:10pm on December 14, 2009, Renegade Muthafuckin' Green said…
thanx 4 the add :)
At 5:43pm on November 29, 2009, D. Scott said…
Thanks for the request! I'm usually in Brooklyn for open mic at the Five Spot on Wednesdays. It'd be great to meet a fellow Afro-punk. :-)
Blessings - D. Scott
At 5:48pm on November 2, 2009, CurvyDivaJC said…
Thanks for the request! Hope to get to know you...pick your brain. Journalist here...in school...in a rut...don't know what to do. Like literary though...maybe hmm?
At 3:41pm on October 29, 2009, Ladybug said…
Hey whats up??
At 8:52pm on October 26, 2009, CaliforniaAfrican said…
I went to school with a Michael Gonzales. Hey, new AfroPunk fam! Blessings.
At 8:59pm on October 24, 2009, Rakiyah C said…
hey there. i just briefly looked over your page and i think i'm kind to enjoy reading what you have up there. thanks for being my first :-)
 
 
 


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