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"This business is not for the faint of heart or thin of skin." That is the harsh reality that I pass on to bright eyed students and once upon a time, standard job bearers that suffered through Promethean and Sisyphean torments who experience that "oh sh$t, i'm an artist" lightbulb that pops on to lend limelight to a future of what can be. As such, I try to never take the stance of the firmly…
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Afropunk is my favorite community. It speaks to the my culture and reflects my history.
My hair today. I'll wash it tonight, so we shall see what it looks like tomorrow. …Continue
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Vinyl records of some of music's most legendary artists like Marvin Gaye, Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, Nina Simone and James Brown have become completely shattered into pieces, but all in the name of art. Their legacy has found a new form of expression to contribute the mutual spirit of love, strength, hope, and resurrection in which they all shared. Visual artist, Lobyn Hamilton is the visionary behind these wonderful portraits created using only vinyl records from his personal…Continue
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Prince, 3rdEyeGirl, The New Power Generation & Liv Warfield's performance on the Arsenio Hall Show was off-the-hook. Prince even debuted a new fun-kay song, 'FUNKNROLL'.
Check out the videos below.…
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Watch a scene from the Jimi Hendrix biopic starring Andre 3000, 'All Is By My Side'!
The movie, which will make its US premiere at the SXSW Festival in Autsin, TX, was written and directed by John Ridley, who also wrote '12 Years a Slave'.
What do you think?…
At a time where people are gleefully taking the most stagnant of musical genres to new directions, to the chagrin of the purist detractors, the timing of louis logic's (all lowercase) return couldn't have been better. For those following as closely as possible to his work, louis logic's career was made to annihilate rap stereotypes one-by-one, all with wit and the honesty of your average alternative brotha. One review compared louis logic briefly to Busdriver, but only mentioning…Continue
Genre specialization has lately reached absurd heights. Arguments about whether something counts as post-punk or dance-punk or the finer points of metalcore clutter every inch of the internet. (I admit, I've taken part in my share...) So it makes sense that the new trend is wild genre mashups. There's hardly a person alive who only listens to one genre of music (and trust me, you don't want to sit next to that person at a party.) One of the more adventurous records on that front…Continue
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The 2010s have summoned a new wave of feminism; one in which we’ve finally begun to acknowledge the fact that sexism and objectification has (not unlike racism) shape-shifted into less obvious but no less menacing disguises. More than ever before we’ve been waving the red flag at Rape Culture, and finally standing up to the chauvinistic tendencies of mainstream media, especially with the backlash of stunts by artists like Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus. Black Feminist scholars…Continue
'Feminist Enough' is a "video storytelling project that allows women of color to vocalize their views on feminism in their own words—most of which goes against the popular, sensationalized images of feminism in the mainstream", according to its creator Shannon Washington, who's also a PR strategist for cosmetics and hair products brands. The points of view presented conflict, and that's the point. "The purpose of this project is not to push a certain agenda nor viewpoint, but…Continue
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Why is it ok for a black person to say black power but not for a white person to say white power.
First of all. FREE SPEECH you have the right to say white power so what's your problem?
I dont feel inferiour to any race so i dont care if anyone says whatever power.
Now to the question of the social acceptance between the two. Well we can start by looking att the origin of the word white power. It was used by the KKK and the KKK started in the 1800s during slavery…Continue
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The years 2000 and up are the years of music with no soul. Unless people like myself Only listen to true music and discard the others. And by true music i dont mean that it have to be about revolting against the tyrants and getting free on every point there is. But also True music for me can be defined as music that was made by people who belive in something and who didnt do a song for money that is true music and you can hear if the song has soul in it or if its dead. - DoshMyntrhill
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Since we live in an age where we are aiming to break down sexual barriers, roles and stuff, I want to talk in depth about what I read on The Guardian a few days ago. I need to make this quick, because I have other things to write about.
Anyway, in the Guardian, they were talking about how women were owning their sexuality through singing…Continue
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Hey guys, check out the 'Try This Instead' web series, a funny take on how to curb some people's enthusiastic and well-intentioned racial microaggressions!
Info: "Is someone telling you you're not really black or that something wasn't really racist? White friends won't stop touching your hair? Did your co-workers respond to you with "girlfriend?" Racial microaggressions are a part of everyday life for minorities, but do they have to be?…
Sometimes you hear something so fresh but so natural and the only thing you can think is “how is it possible no-one's done this before?” With the case of Toronto's A Tribe Called Red, the answer is as obvious as it is damning of North American culture at large. Using Native American pow-wow chants as the backbone for what they call “pow-wowstep” the trio of native producers seeks to blend native dance with modern dance culture, and the results on A Tribe Called Red are simply…Continue
I'm loving UK artist Jetta. The Liverpudlian beauty has set tongue wagging on both sides of the pond after the release of her single “Feels Like Coming Home”. The singer/songwriter has been in the industry for a minute now, previously serving as a backup vocalist for Goodie Mob’s Cee Lo and fellow UK artist Paloma Faith. Jetta quotes her number one musical influence as being Annie Lennox, and I think the influence translates well through her music and performance…Continue
“If you think Zwarte Piet and blackface is wrong in the Netherlands, what do you think about the Zulus?” This the question that sat waiting for me in my Facebook inbox from my mother (who has been a very active member of Facebook since 2011 and who clocks my page religiously, might I add). At first…Continue
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Hey, I'm Simone Varano and I'm the producer of 'Hour by Hour'. The series was pretty much born out of the slums of creativity and the underground NYC lifestyle. I moved to New York about 4 years ago from Alexandria, VA to pursue my BBA degree at Parsons the New School for Design. When I got here, I became extremely captivated with downtown arts and culture scene in Brooklyn and wanted to completely submerge myself in it. What started as the typical "my life should be a TV show"…Continue