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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 for black identities. Lindell publishes his artwork as stand alone pieces which go on to be part of his printed booklets (think zine-sized). If you'd like to support the project, you can do so on …Continue
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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. The world of underground burlesque is certainly notably for its range of diversity as far as represented fetishes and niches for both performers and enthusiasts, but the default entertainer and what, I wager, many audience members might expect are…Continue
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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 extreme topics yet. With his folk spin on traditional Hip Hop, his feel good rhythms dismantle pre-existing prejudice and stereotypes surrounding the LGBTQ community, while simultaneously posing as the antithesis to the misogynistic reputations of…Continue
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Born and raised in Hackney, East London, Lea Lea (pronounced 'Lee Lee') has been transcending musical boundaries since her start at 17. As she has grown into her career, her work has become increasingly more dauntless, powerful, and self-affirming. In Lea Lea's latest hit 'Drum of Death', the excitingly edgy…Continue
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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 throughout their debut, but the fresh energy and defiant bursts of both joy and frustration make What's The Price stand on its own.
By Nathan Leigh, AFROPUNK contributor…
'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 series captures four black models representing four different shades of blackness and showcasing the diverse beauty of the black community. Check out ‘Brown is the new black’, below.
By Erin White*, AFROPUNK…
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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’ and it’s a tough, in-your-face track about self-assertion and staking their claim in punk-rock music and two young women of color. "We're on your HITLIST!!! Our first release from our forthcoming EP is finally here!! This is for all the people who…Continue
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 degree, who was inspired by a lifetime of being described as “pretty for a dark skin girl.” Since it’s inception in Dec. 2015 as mainly graphic tees, All Dem Shades has expanded into a visionary line that now makes swimwear and womenswear. Check out some…Continue
Added by Safety Pins on June 27, 2016 at 10:18am — No Comments
Hello to you all!
I just thought I'd write to you to keep you in the loop on what's going on!
First off, I am planning two albums. One album that will be coming very, very soon is called The Future's Alright. The album is a more positive response to YACHT's album, I Thought the Future Would Be Cooler. TFA answers the album by naming all of the positive things about the future.
But before I give you updates on that, I want to share with you my new…Continue
EXTREMELY TIME SENSITIVE!!!!!!!!!! LOOKING FOR COOL YOUNG AFRO PUNK BANDS. MUST HAVE FULL BAND WITH MUSICIANS! CASTING WILL BE HELD IN LOS ANGELES 6-25 THROUGH 6-27. IF YOU ARE NOT IN THE LA AREA WE CAN SKYPE :) HOWEVER MUST BE IN THE UNITED STATES. IF INTERESTED EMAIL ARISEASJAI@GMAIL.COM ASAP!!!! WITH THE FOLLOWING INFO: NAME OF BAND AGE INSTRUMENTS LINKS TO ANY PERFORMANCES AND VIDEOS LINK TO SOUNDCLOUD LINKS TO ALL SOCIAL NETWORKING ARE YOU AVAILABLE FOR ALL IMPORTANT DATES LISTED…Continue
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Every so often, if you’re lucky during the summer you months, you’ll have the chance to catch a good live show in your city. As I write this, Funk Legend Masseo who did most of the early production work for James Brown and who often played alongside Prince, will be performing tonight in the city in which I reside. Yet ironically, a group by the name of Foreign Exchange played at the same venue called the Jazz Kitchen a few weeks earlier.
The journey of…
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Get to know Nigerian musician Mile XY, an indie R&B-soul artist who is now based in Vienna. The exciting soundscape on his track ‘Too Many People (RMBA Baumgarten Session 04 V5 Roughmix 01’ is a smooth, densely packed and eclectic mix of jazz, soul, and experimental sound effects. Mile describes himself as as a natural lover who is very spiritual, which definitely lends itself to his sound signature on this track. Listen to ‘Too Many People (RMBA Baumgarten…Continue
Denisenhando is an on-going illustration project by industrial design student Denise Silva. Silva uses pastel illustrations featuring diverse depictions of people of color paired with empowering quotes by prolific intersectional writers and thinkers, like Audre Lorde.…
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Alt. pop singer-songwriter Dregas is premiering her newest single with us today called ‘Cannonball’, an energetic ode to fleeting romances where (some) men only want to hookup and what happens with the gender rolls are reversed. The lively Girl Power anthem features subtle undertones of 60s and 70s pop music, making for a groovy throwback vibe that packs an intense punch. “As if we, as women, must build in a level of skepticism when dealing with men in their "natural state"…Continue
The McKinney, Texas police officer who attacked a teenage girl attending a community pool party last year won’t face charges for disproportionately violent handling of the situation and the young woman. The decision not to indict former Cpl. Eric Casebolt was made by a Collin County grand jury that, apparently, was totally okay with a trained officer and grown man body slamming a law abiding, but black, teenager for essentially no reason. Business as usual.…
Jabu Nadia Newman is the creator and show-runner of Cape Town’s The Foxy Five—an intersectional web series that follows a powerful group of 5 young womxn who are tearing down the “white-supremacist-capitalist-patriarchy“ on their own terms. The series also explores many of the different perspectives and…Continue
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One of the best feelings in the world, to me, is falling in love with a song less than 30 seconds in. Being unceremoniously introduced to the perfect combination of sounds and rhythms that both relaxes and energizes you. At the risk of over-hyping it, Marcus Alan Ward’s ‘Little Sunshine’ is such a song! The smooth, infectious melody are paired with soulful vocals and 70s-inspired harmonies that come together in sweet funk-soul bliss. Treat yo self, listen to ‘Little…Continue
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