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GIVEAWAY: Chop and Quench, “The Fela! Band” at The Knitting Factory

Chop and Quench, “The Fela! Band” is back in New York and has a weekly Monday…

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Added by Sound Check on April 24, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

GIVEAWAY: Jesse Boykins III Record Release Show

Jesse Boykins III is having a record release show on Saturday May 3 along side Body Language and Kris Bowers.

To win tickets, leave a comment below to tell us why you love Jesse. Deadline to enter is April 30, 12pm EST. Winner will be contacted on May 1.

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Added by Sound Check on April 24, 2014 at 1:21pm — No Comments

Bad Girl Confidence: Championing The Aspiring Creator

Bad Girl Confidence is the brainchild of Tope Eletu-Odibo. The purpose of this online publication is to draw attention to the promising and aspiring creators in our local communities from individuals who make music in their bedrooms to entrepreneurs just starting out in their garage. These talented individuals do not have the needed exposure they desire to reach a wider audience. Bad Girl Confidence is a platform to champion our brave adventurers as they pursue their…

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Added by Tope Eletu-Odibo on April 23, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments

THE BOTS - LA TIMES article "Not Kid's Stuff" (Old School Paper Copy)

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Added by THE BOTS on April 23, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Ban on affirmative action in Michigan Upheld by U.S. Supreme Court

The Supreme Court decided 6-2 to support a ban on affirmative action in college admissions in Michigan. What's the deal Michigan? Is institutional racism suddenly over? Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who is the first Latina judge on the Court, was one of only two votes (out of 6) in support of affirmative action. She said: "As members of the judiciary tasked with intervening to carry out the guarantee of equal protection, we ought not sit back and wish away, rather than confront, the…

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Added by The Establishment on April 23, 2014 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

April 2014 DJ Set - Bassline.FM

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Added by Jordana on April 23, 2014 at 12:12pm — No Comments

FREE DOWNLOAD: 'Whipper Snapper' from Fishbone's latest 'Intrinsically Intertwined' EP. #SoundCheck

It looks like Angelo Moore's creative resurgence on last year's Brand New Step has carried over to his main drag Fishbone. But the credit isn't Moore's alone, the whole band sounds focused and energized in a way they haven't in years. Norwood Fisher handles the majority of the songwriting duties on Intrinsically Intertwined, and the chemistry between the band members is as strong as ever.



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Added by Sound Check on April 23, 2014 at 10:30am — 5 Comments

NEW MUSIC: Low Leaf's Wonderfully Weird Single 'Set Me Free'

Los Angeles-based artist Low Leaf revealed an experimental, twisted and wonderfully weird single off her upcoming album AKASHAALAY (to be released April 29th).

Stream the genre-bending 'Set Me Free' below.…



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Added by Sound Check on April 23, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Coachella: THE BOTS click into success - Glendale News-Press

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Added by THE BOTS on April 23, 2014 at 12:12am — No Comments

THE BOTS look to go beyond skate punk - Los Angeles Times

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Added by THE BOTS on April 22, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Naked Truth Live @ The Atlanta Pot Festival

AFTER OVER A DECADE THE METAL PHENOM KNOWN AS NAKED TRUTH EMERGES BACK ON TO THE WORLD MUSIC SCENE HERE THEY PERFORM THEIR SONG "RAISING THE DEAD" FROM THE LATEST CD ENTITLED "THE CURE" ON SALE NOW OR LISTEN TO FOR FREE ON SPOTIFY!

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Added by NAKED TRUTH on April 22, 2014 at 4:44pm — No Comments

FEATURE: "KKK Forms Neighborhood Watch Group In Pennsylvania"

Well well well... The Ku Klux Klan formed a neighborhood watch group in Pennsylvania but says "it’s not targeting any specific ethnicity"... ... ...

The Huffington Post reports: "In response to a string of recent break-ins, the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan has given a local Pennsylvania chapter the go-ahead to form a neighborhood watch…

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Added by The Establishment on April 22, 2014 at 1:02pm — 4 Comments

REVIEW: Nas' 'Time is Illmatic' Documentary, A Signature Moment In Hip-Hop History

Today, the seminal hip-hop album Nas’ Illmatic is being re-released with bonus tracks. This is a significant moment for hip-hop as a culture. April 19th marked the 20th anniversary of the album and on that day the documentary Time Is Illmatic headed the 13th annual Tribeca Film Festival. The film doesn’t gloss over the social conditions that influenced the creation of this landmark album. It is an…

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Added by Eye Candy on April 22, 2014 at 12:43pm — 1 Comment

FREE DOWNLOAD: MNEK Has Us Hooked On “Every Little Word”

Lewisham native MNEK’s name might not initially set off alarms for you, but if you’re into the UK pop/dance scene then you’ve surely two-stepped to a track or two of his making. MNEK (pronounced Em-En-Ee-Kay) has spun some of his plenteous magic and whipped up hit singles for UK rapper Tinie Tempah, Roc Nation’s Kylie Minogue, singer/songwriter Misha B and hit the top spot twice with both X-Factor girl group Little Mix and Future Records signee A*M*E. He also received a Grammy…

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Added by Sound Check on April 22, 2014 at 10:44am — 1 Comment

Rolling Stone - 20 Best Things at Coachella 2014's 2nd Weekend THE BOTS - Most Likely to Succeed!

Coachella was awesome! Rolling Stone wrote this up about awesome things that went down Weekend 2, amazingly awesome that we get to be a part of this list! Peace :)…

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Added by THE BOTS on April 22, 2014 at 12:00am — No Comments

Greenspan feat Ellis x Rome Cee - Wine and Cheese

Greenspan feat Ellis x Rome Cee - Wine and Cheese

Wine and cheese is a collaboration between Baltimore rappers' Greenspan, Ellis and Rome Cee. The sing tackles the…

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Added by Rome Cee on April 21, 2014 at 8:40pm — No Comments

Clutch Douglass is back at it!

Hello there Clutch Douglass fans,

We've been in hibernation for the winter- but fear not! We're awake and ready to party. We got new songs, new antics and new costumes. We're ready for the summer and all of it's glittery glory.

Check out what's going on in Seattle here:…



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Added by CLUTCH DOUGLASS on April 21, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Documentary 'Taboo...Yardies' Tackles Homophobia in Jamaica

AFROPUNK Fam, check out the documentary Taboo...Yardies, tackling homophobia in Jamaica. Director Selena Blake investigated and interviewed people from the LGBTQI communities in Jamaica, homophobic people, officials and more.

IMDB Info: "Taboo... Yardies, is a film that captures the violence against lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender in Jamaica West Indies and the violation of ones…

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Added by Gender Bent on April 21, 2014 at 2:36pm — 1 Comment

NEW MUSIC: Jesse Boykins III is back with the ultra-smooth 'Love Apparatus.' #SoundCheck

It's been 6 years since Jesse Boykins III's last full length album, but the singer hasn't been laying low. In the years since The Beauty Created, Boykins has released a few stellar EPs and collaborated with Theophilus London and MeLo-X. But now the modern Romantic is back in full form with the effortlessly sexy Machinedrum produced Love Apparatus.



By Nathan Leigh, AFROPUNK…

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Added by Sound Check on April 21, 2014 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

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