First they put DIDDY in the 'Raisin in the Sun' musical/movie and THEN they made the Color Purple with American Idol star Fantasia (who, granted, was FABULOUS) and now there is this: a Basquait musical in the wings.
By: Alexandria Gamlin, AFROPUNK Content…Continue
Added by Eye Candy on June 18, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments
ATTN ALL DOPE LADIES, this one is for YOU! AFROPUNK +Qream present "GIRRRL RIOT" a night of natural hair politics, identity and good times with Taren Guy as your host! Join us for conversation and performances from Alice Smith and VERY SUPER SECRET SPECIAL guests! RSVP! June 24th …Continue
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AFROPUNK is happy to support and be affiliated with Red Bull Sound Select, an ongoing program to support local music scenes. We've curated Sound Select shows with Danny Brown, Le1f, The Skins and The Oxymorrons and now MORE of these amazing shows and curators will be available in…Continue
Added by Sound Check on June 18, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Blackalicious is BACK and has a new album headed on the way after 8 years of being off "the scene". They will be replacing Big Boi as the headliner for "Celebrate Brooklyn" due to Boi's recent injury. They'll be supported by…Continue
Added by Sound Check on June 18, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments
By: Alexandria Gamlin, AFROPUNK Content Editor and RIOT GIRRRL
Mexican born artist, revolutionary, feminist, painter, legendary artist and RIOT GIRRRL Frida Kahlo is poignant reminder of how powerful, self-awareness is for women. She was…Continue
Added by Sound Check on June 18, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments
M.I.A. is premiering 'Bring The Noize' today on DJ Zane Lowe's show (BBC Radio 1, 7pm GMT). The high-energy track is the new single off her upcoming record 'Matangi', to be released later this year. In the meanwhile, check a snippet on her website. - L.
* Update: single now available below: …
It's confirmed: Grace Jones is working on a new album. Producer Ivor Guest (who also produced most of her previous record Hurricane) is sharing images and thoughts about the creating process online. He says: "This record is different. We are not referencing her classic sound. We are going deeper into areas that GJ’s personality suggests."
Stay tuned and in…
The pop culture landscape is littered with the remains of careers who were very nearly “made” through an appearance on a reality show. It's a difficult situation to be in. One minute you have cameras, a cheering crowd, millions of people who suddenly know your name. Then the cameras shut off one day, and you're known forever as: So-and-So, former contestant on Dancing with Cats and Also Donald Trump is There and A Very Angry British Person Who Yells a Lot Because Why…Continue
Added by Sound Check on June 17, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
A month or two ago, I sent a message wondering if Afropunk was aware of Imani Coppola's new album came out. I know they don't cover every artists, but since they were tackling R&B atists, some even with an alternative edge and some of them going down the DIY route, I figured she would be a dead ringer for attention. No dice. It's too bad because the album is, in fact, really good. Though, I would not really expect less from Imani than the best she can give.
A rant, some songs, and…Continue
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LET IT BE KNOWN THAT AFTER 20 YRS OF MADNESS NAKED TRUTH HAS FINALLY FINISH BIZ WITH SONY PUBLISHING AND AS OF JULY 1ST 2013 WE WILL OFFICIALLY HAVE OUR RIGHTS BACK TO THE FIRST NAKED TRUTH ALBUMS GREEN WITH RAGE AND FIGHT AS FAR AS NEW RECORD WE ARE STILL FINISHING UP WITH SONY MUSIC (LABEL) WE ARE RE ESTABLISHING WITH (MGR) BERNIE RHODES NEW RELATIONSHIP WITH LABEL COULD BE SONY MOST OF ALL THE NEW ALBUM IS IN THE OFFICES OF A&R AND AS SOON AS THESE TALKS ARE FINISHED WE WILL HAVE NEW…Continue
Added by NAKED TRUTH on June 14, 2013 at 12:36pm — No Comments
AFROPUNK Fest alum Toro y Moi is still doing by things. Check his remix of Billie Holiday's "My Man" for the newest installment of 'Verve Remixed: The First Ladies' (due out July 16). The record will also feature remixes by Bassnectar, Azari & III, TOKiMONSTA and more (see artwork below).…
Added by Sound Check on June 14, 2013 at 10:05am — No Comments
Weyhey! : because some people recognise good shit when they hear it, Madame So has been selected in the semi-finals of Planet Rox, the Alternative Music Festival taking in Quebec City this September!
So, I need the help of you, FRIENDS, FANS AND SUPPORTERS, to get me through to the finals for this event.
Here is the link: …
Added by Madame So on June 14, 2013 at 9:52am — No Comments
"Why is it so difficult for Black American men to be themselves, their essential selves and to remain who they truly are?"
Question Bridge is an interactive project using video as a format to facilitate a conversation between people who are separated by class, age, geographical, philosophical, and cultural differences.…
Added by Eye Candy on June 14, 2013 at 9:17am — No Comments
Prince's new single is a duet with Ledisi. The track, wgich we assume is from Prince's upcoming album Plectrum Electrum (due out this year), was only posted on his 3rdeyegirl.com website for purchase, without a chance to stream it first. A bold move in this day and age. Obviously it ended up online. Check out the stream SoulCulture posted …Continue
Added by Sound Check on June 14, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
I've never really been the kind to buy into conspiracy theories. The Moon Landing was real. 9/11 wasn't an inside job. Obama was born in Hawaii. And I can say with absolute certainty as an anarcho-communist who regularly attends meetings, the fluoride in your water is not an international communist plot. Macklemore is though. But the revelation that the NSA has in fact been keeping tabs on American's internet and phone usage puts things in a new light. And while the Alex Jones…Continue
AREN'T THESE HEADPHONE DOPE? We Know. And we're giving away a pair of these awesome Onkyo headphones to YOU to celebrate the FINALE of BATTLE OF THE BANDS. The winners of the battles will play AFROPUNK FEST 2013, receive a distribution deal with Thirty Tigers and sweet Onkyo gear. But you don't have to be in a band to enjoy the sharp and booming sounds of Onkyo.
Follow @Onkyo_USA and @afropunk on twitter…Continue
Added by Sound Check on June 13, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Joey Badass's album is being pushed back farther into the summer (slated for a July 1st release), but to get you through the wait, sir badass is giving you another track off of the album. Check out "95 til infinity"! And listen up for the AFROPUNK shoutout around…Continue
Added by Sound Check on June 13, 2013 at 10:46am — No Comments
We're hearing that Ms. Amel Larrieux has a new song out. Pump up the volume and check out funky number 'Afraid' below while you wait for her new album (coming soon, we hope).
Added by Sound Check on June 12, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments