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FEATURE: #AFRICASOUT - Friday June 5th at Gladstone Gallery, New York

Next week, Friday June 5th, AFRICA'S OUT will hold a fun filled night to celebrate Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina; and to bring awareness and funds to non-profit organisation UHAI EASHRI (the East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative) and the work they do for LGBTI East Africans. The night will include Live performances from Solange Knowles and AFROPUNK Fest alums Cakes Da Killa and Electric Punanny; as well as a set from DJ Cuppy. See more details for the…

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Added by Eye Candy on May 28, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Lil Jon – Cutie Pie Ft. T-Pain, Problem & Snoop Dogg

Listen To Lil Jon New Single. “Cutie Pie” Featuring T-Pain, Problem, Snoop Dogg

Lil Jon decides to take a quick break from djing and deliver this brand new tune titled Cutie Pie featuring T-Pain, Problem and Snoop Dogg. The veteran producer responsible for the ATL Crunk…

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Added by Adedeji taiwo adeyanju on May 28, 2015 at 2:52pm — No Comments

NEW MUSIC: Bad Rabbits' Explosive New Single, 'How High'

Listen to the explosive anthem from funk five-piece Bad Rabbits, 'How High'. The single, co-produced by super-producer Teddy Riley, is from the AFROPUNK Fest alums' upcoming sophomore album. Check it out below (plus the group's future tour dates).

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor

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Added by Sound Check on May 28, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: 'Blending French and African Identities'

Check out this new article from The New York Times Lens blog, a write up exploring the balancing act that many first generation French-Africans face juggling their French and African identities. The article, written by Whitney Richardson, features photos from Carolina Arantes' ongoing photo-documentary project “First Generation,”which captures the daily lives of young Afro-French women. The Brazilian photographer states, “I wanted to…

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Added by The Establishment on May 27, 2015 at 6:52pm — No Comments

Rhythm Lab Radio 10 Year Anniversary Micro-Fest on July 24, 2015

My radio show, Rhythm Lab Radio is celebrating its 10 year anniverary with Micro-fest on July 24 in Milwaukee, Wi.  Headlining the micro-fest will be Peanut Butter Wolf, Natalie Prass, and Taylor Mcferrin.  You can find details and tickets at http://radiomilwaukee.org/microfest…

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Added by Tarik Moody on May 27, 2015 at 1:57pm — No Comments

The Weeknd – The Hills

The Weeknd originally debuted his Mano & Illangelo produced single “The Hills” (or “Mood Music” as it began being known as) back in April at Coachella and today he finally releases the song with some accompanying visuals.

The Weeknd – The Hills Mp3…

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Added by Adedeji taiwo adeyanju on May 27, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

FEATURE: The Versatility of Photographer Nicolas James Harris

Take a look at the versatile work of Dallas based freelance photographer Nicolas J. Harris. The Texan shoots several genres of photography including street-style, performance, and editorial. Harris states on his website, "Photography has been a passion of mine since age 7. It has always been my goal to help capture the moment, as it is created and allow the viewer to feel as if he or she was there." The photographer will debut his first so exhibition project,…

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Added by Eye Candy on May 27, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

CIARA IS THE NEW FACE OF ROBERTO CAVALLI

Roberto Cavalli's creative director Peter Dundas has appointed songstress Ciara as the face of the Italian fashion house.

Shot by Francesco Carrozzini, Ciara can be seen decked in the label's Fall 2015's threads. The shot's dark tints definitely give the diva a mysterious…

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Added by Knfck on May 27, 2015 at 9:25am — No Comments

FEATURE: The "Rhythmic-Rage" of punk group Sick Sad World

Check out punk rockers Sick Sad World. Hailing from Chicago, the group describe themselves as "Bilingual 5 piece, anti system oppression rhythmic-rage". Get into their sound below. 

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor

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Added by Sound Check on May 27, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

FEATURE: Jaden Smith Set To Play Superhero Static?

Back in October, reports began circulating that Jaden Smith would be playing comic book hero Static in an upcoming Warner Bros.digital series. This was then played down as a mere rumour. However according to actor Tyler James Williams, Smith is now confirmed to play Virgil Hawkins; the teenage hero with electromagnetic powers. The Walking Dead Actor revealed the news in a Comic Con interview, stating: 'There aren't that many young black comic book super heroes. It's…

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Added by Eye Candy on May 27, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: Mokshini weekly fashion illustration - Designer, London Bambi

Meet designer, London Bambi. Keep an eye out, he's set to launch his collection this coming September.

By Nadeesha Godamunne, AFROPUNK Contributor

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Added by Safety Pins on May 27, 2015 at 6:39am — No Comments

The Weeknd – In The Night

The Weeknd drops another new song “In The Night“. This is the second new song The Weeknd has dropped this week. Abel seems to be back into the studio and he’s going hard! With his new song from 50 Shades Of Grey blazing all over the radio, he definitely is showing good work ethic.…

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Added by Adedeji taiwo adeyanju on May 26, 2015 at 5:41pm — No Comments

FEATURE: The hypnotic sound of French Alt singer Bonnie Banane & Walter Mecca

Listen to the sound of French singer Bonnie Banane (pictured with collaborator rapper/producer Walter Mecca). Known for a hypnotic sound and lo-fi visuals, Banane offers a nostalgic sound - inspired by American RnB and Hip-Hop, and a 90's aesthetic. Check out her music below.

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor

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Added by Sound Check on May 26, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

The Weeknd – I Can’t Feel My Face

R&B artist The Weeknd’s latest track has hit the web. A far cry from his previous slower, spacey work, “I Can’t Feel My Face” features a distinctly Michael Jackson-vibe throughout, perhaps signaling a new direction for the crooner. The song is rumored to be the lead single from his upcoming sophomore album and was produced…

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Added by Adedeji taiwo adeyanju on May 26, 2015 at 4:42pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Targeted Sexual Violence - The Story of Jamaican LGBTQI Activist Angeline Jackson

As a lesbian I have often spoken of my self as a survivor of targeted sexual violence, unfortunately today I don't feel too much like a survivor, rather an angry victim.

By Angeline Jackson, AFROPUNK…

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Added by Gender Bent on May 26, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: Hip-Hop Meets Sci-Fi, New Comic Book 'Kid Code: Channel Zero'

Check out new comic book 'Kid Code: Channel Zero', created by John Jennings (Co-Founder and organizer of the Schomburg Center's Black Comic Book Festival in Harlem). The "Hip-Hop meets Sci-Fi" book follows superhero Kid Code and his comrades as they fight to save the Universe from The Power - racing against time to assemble The Everlasting Cosmic Mixtape, nine tracks that will set the Universe back on course. Check out some images from the graphic novel…

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Added by Eye Candy on May 26, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

AFROPUNK PREMIERE: Brit Manor's Supernatural Video for 'Diamond In The Rough'

Today we're premiering the brand new video from LA based musician Brit Manor, 'Diamond In The Rough'. The video was directed by Araeia Robinson, inspired (in her words) by "the beauty and supernatural ability that is developed and unleashed during the transformation to womanhood". In regards to the track, Brit Manor states: “Young women are more than just pretty things; we are electric,​…

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Added by Sound Check on May 26, 2015 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Future – Commas (Remix) Ft. Big Sean & Rick Ross

Listen to Future’s “Commas” remix featuring Rick Ross and Big Sean.

Earlier today Future gave us the official video for “Lay Up,” and now he returns with a remix of his hit single “Fuck Up Some Commas,” featuring G.O.O.D. Music rapper Big Sean and MMG…

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Added by Adedeji taiwo adeyanju on May 26, 2015 at 12:24am — No Comments

Ty Dolla Sign – L.A. ft. Kendrick Lamar

Fresh off the release of ‘Only Right’, Ty Dolla $ign taps Kendrick Lamar and D&D for another new track this time titled ‘L.A.’. ‘L.A.‘ is a nice summer time tune. Kendrick…

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Added by Adedeji taiwo adeyanju on May 25, 2015 at 6:09pm — No Comments

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