Bam! Pump up the volume and check out hip-hop artist/Def Poetry Jam alum Narubi Selah's new album 'Architect: Sacred Geometry'. The girl goes IN, speaking her mind about social issues, art and more in an explosive brand of slam.
Check out two hard-hitting cuts from the album below and click HERE to download it and listen to…
Oneness. Creativity. The Shift. Consciousness Awakening. The End of the World? What is going on with all this talk lately, as December 21st approaches. To those of you who may not know or have been hibernating in your own world of business, the spiritual communities and Pagan, Wiccan and Goddess religions along with the Mayans (yes their offspring do exists) are preparing for a cosmic alignment of our planetary system on December 21st, which is also know to us in the…Continue
Boots Riley is the outspoken frontman for Oakland revolutionary hip-hop group The Coup. Since their 1993 debut, Kill My Landlord, Boots has become known as much for his activism and revolutionary politics as his music. He founded Street Sweeper Social Club with Tom Morello in 2006, and has been an active and outspoken member of Occupy Oakland. The Coup's latest record Sorry To Bother You drops October 30th.
As Afropunk's resident Occupier, I talked to…
Boots Riley is the outspoken frontman for Oakland revolutionary hip-hop group The Coup. Blending hip-hop, soul, and punk rock, The Coup have a sound as radical as their politics. Since their 1993 debut, Kill My Landlord, Boots has become known as much for his activism and revolutionary politics as his music. He founded Street Sweeper Social Club with Tom Morello in 2006, and has been an active and vocal member of Occupy Oakland. The Coup's latest record Sorry To…Continue
Added by Sound Check on October 26, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments
Big big shout out to our bro P.O.S., who has to cancel his tour due to his need for a kidney transplant. Wishing him a speedy recovery. P.O.S. will still appear October 26 at Minneapolis' First Avenue.
His album 'We Don't Even Live Here' is available in stores today, and below are the videos released so far, including a brand-new one called 'Get Down'. Let's support this talented guy! …
Funky as ever! Boots Riley's The Coup just released their new video and are kicking off their tour today, hitting Europe and North America. Dates are below + more US dates to be announced.
The Coup's new "aggressive but danceable punk-funk" album Sorry To Bother You is coming out October 30th, stay tuned for an exclusive AP interview with Boots Riley in the very near future.
In the meanwhile, here's their brand-new video 'The Guillotine'.…
Added by Sound Check on October 16, 2012 at 10:16am — No Comments
What do you guys think of writer Touré's latest piece for the Washington Post about the war on drugs and hip-hop?
Excerpts: "In the early 1980s, most of the socially conscious hiphop records mentioned drugs as one of the many problems affecting black Americans, not the central one. When they did touch on drugs, they were almost always depicted negatively; doing drugs was a character failing, and the songs usually portrayed the speaker as a bystander trapped in a ghetto,…
Added by Afro-Punk on October 5, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments