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FREE DOWNLOAD: Jada Pinkett Smith's rock band Wicked Wisdom's 'Bleed All Over Me (Remix)'

You know we always share goodies with you! Today Jada Pinkett Smith's rock band, AFROPUNK Fest alums Wicked Wisdom offer a download of 'Bleed All Over Me (Remix)'.

Click HERE, then scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on "MP3".

You're welcome!…


Added by Sound Check on June 11, 2014 at 11:32am — No Comments

NEW MUSIC: Singer/Songwriter Ari Lennox's 'Bound'

Love is in the air! Singer/Songwriter Ari Lennox revealed her new track 'Bound', produced by Dave James and Raphael Jason Zamora. Emotions run deep, as in her previous project, Ariography.

Stream the track below.…


Added by Sound Check on June 10, 2014 at 11:24am — 2 Comments

FEATURE: Folorunsho x K1X Hand-Dyed Basketball Jerseys For A Good Cause

Folorunsho is a creative collective based in Freetown, Sierra Leone, formed by 20 young men and teenagers. We've told you about the sneakers they created and …


Added by Safety Pins on June 10, 2014 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

FREE DOWNLOAD: Second installment of Yasiin Bey (Mos Def)/Marvin Gaye Mashup 'Yasiin Gaye'

The second installment of Yasiin Gaye (Amerigo Gazaway's mashup project uniting Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def to Marvin Gaye) is out now. What happens when you mix hip-hop's best with soul music's best? Check it out below.

Free Download: …


Added by Sound Check on June 10, 2014 at 12:41pm — 2 Comments

AP FASHION: The Art of Head Wrapping: 1953 Collection by Folasade Adeoso

You are creating your own crown and embodying your inner queen when engaging in the art of head wrapping. I have fallen in love with the 1953 head wrap collection by Folasade Adeoso—the colors and fabric are crisp, vibrant and illuminate the “confidence, diversity and creativity of women.” There is something so regal in rocking this crown in your own way. Whether wearing jeans, a tee and converse, or a fabulous dress and heels, the head wrap can only positively accent your…


Added by Safety Pins on June 10, 2014 at 1:03pm — No Comments

NEW MUSIC: Santigold is 'Kicking Down Doors'

Santigold is back! Her latest track 'Kicking Down Doors' is produced by Yogi and it's a banger. Santigold says: "I was sent this beat by Yogi and I really liked it a lot. It felt tough, but energetic and fun at the same time. I came up with the chorus on my first listen (which hardly ever happens), and was talking in the chorus lyrics about kicking down doors, etc. out of nowhere.” The track is featured on the 'Pepsi Beats Of The Beautiful Game' album. Yogi also released a…


Added by Sound Check on June 9, 2014 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

FEATURE: Get a First Listen to Unique Singer-Songwriter JazzMine Garfield #SoundCheck

This 24 year old singer / songwriter has only an EP and a handful of tracks up on SoundCloud to her name, but these days that hardly matters. Just because JazzMine Garfield hasn't collated her fresh tracks into a downloadable package yet, that doesn't mean you can't celebrate the lush production and raw emotion of tracks like “Simply You” and “Missing Identity.”

By Nathan Leigh, AFROPUNK Contributor…


Added by Sound Check on June 9, 2014 at 12:07pm — 3 Comments

FREE DOWNLOAD: Death Grips just dropped a surprise album featuring Bjork

Oh shit! Death Grips just dropped a surprise album featuring Björk on all the tracks! Niggas On The Moon is the first installement from Death Grips double-album the powers that b due out later this year.

Stream Niggas On The Moon below and click HERE or …


Added by Sound Check on June 9, 2014 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

NEW MUSIC: Who Says Punk Is Dead? The Objex's 'Super Charged Little Nova' Is A Perfect Punk Rock Explosion. #SoundCheck

“If punk is dead, just call me a necrophile” is one of the best damn lyrics I've ever heard. On their ode to punk provocateur / total bastard GG Allin “GG (Get It Done),” The Objex makes a case for the continued vitality and necessity of no-frills punk rock. Their latest record, Super Charged Little Nova is a straight up declaration of punk pride.

By Nathan Leigh, AFROPUNK Contributor…


Added by Sound Check on June 6, 2014 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

REVIEW: Giovanni Marks - 'C.O.A.T.'

Raise your hand if you also have your moments where you imagine how things, such as music will be in the future? I know I am not the only one. Thankfully, the future has brought us some truly interesting things in music, and all it took was pissing off purist people. Hell, without that, we wouldn't have pioneers such as crevlord Giovanni Marks FKA Subtitle. With C.O.A.T., Giovanni Marks explores avant rap with a much more synthetic approach. Think hip-hop from the point…


Added by Sound Check on June 6, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

"Wholefoods": Real Food, For Real People

The term ‘wholefoods’ gets thrown around a lot these days, but what does it really mean? And why should you try to include them in your diet?

‘Wholefoods’ are foods that are unprocessed and unrefined; think vegies and fruits that you eat exactly as nature presents them: skin, seeds, juice and all. Whole grains are the same thing – grains you consume in the whole state they grown in, unmilled and unrefined.

Wholefoods have been shown to provide pretty amazing benefits…


Added by Robust on June 6, 2014 at 12:03pm — No Comments


Indie rock pop band Phox revealed their new single "1936." Listen below.…


Added by Sound Check on June 5, 2014 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments


"Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love" exhibition is now on display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Paris-based women’s wear designer and a founder of the fashion house Patrick Kelly Paris. Kelly achieved his greatest commercial success in the…


Added by Eye Candy on June 5, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

INTERVIEW: 'Reflections Unheard: Black Women In Civil Rights' Director Nevline Nnaji

Nevline Nnaji is the director of Reflections Unheard: Black Women In Civil Rights. Through a series of interviews and archival footage the film takes a look at the marginalization of black women from the Black Power and Feminist ideologies of the 60s and 70s, up to the present-day.

“When I started the film, I was synthesizing my own experiences as a black woman and reading a lot of ‘black feminist theory.’ I wanted to create a piece that delved deeper into various…


Added by Eye Candy on June 4, 2014 at 10:18am — 3 Comments

NEW MUSIC: Groove to Max Marshall's funky new track 'Yesterday'

East-London based singer Max Marshall is back with a funky new single, 'Yesterday' (well, new to some: the track was included in her free mixtape 'Forgive Me'). Sit back, relax and groove to this! She also recently released a love song called 'Your Love Is Like' (video below).…


Added by Sound Check on June 4, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

FREE DOWNLOAD: Deep Tracks From Soulful Rocker Amacio Favor! #SoundCheck

With a soulful rasp, and a skill for anthemic hooks, Birmingham-based Amacio Favor makes hard rock descended from Living Colour and Soundgarden, but with a touch of old soul thrown in. His debut record Breakout kneeled hard on big riffs, big drums, and bigger vocals. He's currently at work on the followup, to be titled This Is Rebel Music.

By Nathan Leigh, AFROPUNK Contributor…


Added by Sound Check on June 4, 2014 at 12:22pm — 3 Comments

FEATURE: 'On My Own' Docu takes a look at single mothers in the black community

On My Own is a documentary by Rachel Bradshaw on single parenting in the African American community. Bradshaw was prompted to work on the film after a conversation with one of her close friends who became a single mother at the age of 21.

“She was telling me about a conversation that she had with her son’s father and she said to him you don’t know how your son is clothed, fed or sheltered and I’m having a hard time doing this by myself…. His response was I know that you…


Added by Eye Candy on June 4, 2014 at 2:23pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Lupita Nyong'o joins new 'Star Wars' movie cast

Any Star Wars nerds in the house? Have you heard that Lupita Nyong'o has been added to the cast of the upcoming movie? The news has been announced officially yesterday:

"Lupita Nyong'o joins the recently announced cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. This year, her breakthrough performance in 12 Years…


Added by Eye Candy on June 3, 2014 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

AFROPUNK PREMIERE: Betty Black - Come Back Lover (Deantoni Park's Late Night Mix)

We told you that Betty Black was back with a new single, 'Come Back Lover. Now she's reunited with Kudu/Art World Killer bandmate and partner Deantoni Parks for a funky/alt/electro remix!

We're premiering it below. Stay tuned for more info about Betty Black's upcoming album Valley Low.…


Added by Sound Check on June 3, 2014 at 11:56am — 1 Comment

FEATURE: The New Slaves - The Prison Industry Is Big Business

There is a group of laborers that are paid way below minimum wage, and rival third world sweatshops. Corporations that make large amount of money, and save millions pay the workers low wages. These employees have been stripped, legally, of their political, economic and social rights. These second class citizens don’t have the right to unionize, are violently pressured into silence, they have no voice to even trigger change. These laborers are the 2.3 million American prisoners…


Added by The Establishment on June 3, 2014 at 12:57pm — 1 Comment

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