Big big Thank You to Brooklyn Vegan for posting so many cool pictures of the Afropunk Festival 2012. The bands, the audience, skaters, BMX riders shine! Click here to check out the full gallery (photos by Gretchen Robinette).…Continue
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Amazing pictures of the 2012 Afropunk Fest are pouring in. We'd like to thank all the photographers and media outlets who are helping us spread the madness to the world. Below are some dope pics from TimeOut NY (taken by wagz2it), please visit their website here for the full slideshow!
THE COUNTDOWN IS ON! AFROPUNK FEST 2012 IS MERE WEEKS AWAY! You already know we’ve got the legendary ERYKAH BADU featuring the Cannabinoids. You know about JANELLE MONAE and SPANK ROCK. You may probably perhaps even know about TORO Y MOI, DAS RACIST and BAD RABBITS, but we weren’t done. We just added TV ON THE RADIO, FLATBUSH ZOMBIES, PURPLE FERDINAND and MORE! Check out the full extended lineup at afropunkfest.com. oh no we…Continue
Take that homophobia! Rapper Murs breaks barriers in his latest video 'Animal Style', going as far as playing the role of a gay boy, kissing a man on camera, and sporting a "Legalize Gay" T-shirt (calling for the repeal of California's ban on same-sex marriage Prop 8).
This shouldn't be a big deal, but let's face it, it still is.
Murs says: "Animal Style is a song I did for many reasons. The first was to be an advocate for people close to me who are out, and those who…
AP Quickie! Frank Ocean revealed the artwork and tracklist for is upcoming album 'Channel Orange' (due out July 17th). Among the guests: Andre 3000, Odd Future colleague Earl Sweatshirt and... John Mayer. Check it out below, and in case you missed it, grab a free download of (nearly 10-minute long) first single 'Pyramids', which surfaced earlier this month.
While you wait for Azealia Banks' debut LP 'Broke With Expensive Taste' (coming in September) and her mixtape 'Fantastic' (due out July 4 - get a free track here), here's her brand-new 4-track EP '1991'. It includes '212', the song that made her an Internet…Continue
Self-proclaimed lyricist/bitch/comedian/cutie pie Azealia Banks revealed a track off her upcoming 'Fantastic' mixtape. It's called 'JUMANJI', with production by Hudson Mohawke & Nick Hook.
Check it out below and download it too if you fancy it! It's…
We already warned ya: apocalyptic punk/hip-hop band Death Grips announced that they will release 2 albums this year on Epic. The first one, 'The Money Store' will be out April 24th. A new track called 'Lost Boys' surfaced online, showing that this group shows no sign of slowing down. Fasten your seat belt and press Play already! (click on "Download" to get the free mp3)…
We were compiling a 'Fuck Rockstars" Vol.3 compilation around the AP Festival, and due to the cancellation we weren't able to get it out. So we thought we'd let you hear tracks from the album for the next few weeks! Now we'd love you to comment and share and be as supportive as possible. :) We'll reveal the tracks one by one, stay tuned to this page!
These are shows you don't wanna miss when they hit your town, boyz and girlz! Grounbreaking bands Fishbone and Death Grips are on tour. No, not together (wouldn't that be fierce, though?). Apocalyptic rebels Death Grips are doing a mini West Coast tour with AP member B.L.A.C.K.I.E., while Fishbone is still on their mission to bring twisted ska-funk-rock hotness to the world, one city at a time. Check out their tour dates below! - L C-D…
Scrumptious sing-along bliss, or too bubblegum for ya? Time to stream the latest LP from Travie McCoy and his Gym Class Heroes partners in crime, 'The Papercut Chronicles II' (to be released tomorrow November 15th). Blending pop, hip-hop and rock influences, the production is heavy, the hooks are catchy. How do you like this?
Three singles have been released so far: "Stereo Hearts" featuring Adam Levine of Maroon 5, "Life Goes On" featuring Oh Land and "Ass Back Home",…
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Today's free downloads will rock your socks off baby, starting with NJ Street Klan's new mixtape 'Kool Kidz Of Kolor'. The collective is causing a commotion in the hip-hop/punk department, and this release is no exception (see more of them in our CMJ video recap).
Next up: UK funk/rock band Sabatta is…
You might know him as the MC/vocalist from hip-hop/punk/funk band Rebelmatic. Creature just dropped his solo EP 'Chester Himes', produced by Prefuse 73 (TV On The Radio, Ghostface Killah, Mos Def). Conscious hard-hitting rhymes and innovative production are on the menu. The good news is that you can download here it for free! (click on cover below)
Fasten your seat belts, Afro-punk is about to take you on a wild ride at this year's CMJ Festival in New York. Our "DEATH to HIPHOP" show on Tuesday October 18th 2011 will feature punk pioneers Death, badass newcomers Cerebral Ballzy, hip-hop/rock/electro misfits Ninjasonik and dope…Continue