What's new? How do I feel? How I feel? This means more to me than I have ever let you know or will ever say because words can never describe. There is no beat that's raw enough, No flow that’s Pure enough, no mic that's clear enough to effectively express what I’m doing. "It’s not about drums, drugs, and hospital drips, oh no. There's more there than that, my friend. We all like a bit of the good life - some the money, some the drugs, others the sex game, the glamour, or the fame" But this…Continue
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Are you in the mood for some "homopop, queercore, punk, non-college rock, bullshit"? Brooklyn-based band Aye Nako got just what you need with their new track 'For The Inverted'. Debut album 'Unleash Yourself' to be released on May 31.…Continue
There are some collaborations that seem like they'd make perfect sense on paper, and yet somehow fail to work. (I remember being so excited when I first heard that one of the 90's greatest singers - Chris Cornell - would be teaming up with the 90's greatest rhythm section - Rage Against the Machine - for what turned out to be the 2000's most meh band. No matter how good they may taste separately, nobody wants a peanut butter and goat cheese sandwich.) Then there are other…Continue
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Kimya Dawson, Chuck D, The Roots, Tom Morello, Alice Walker, Junot Diaz, W. Kamau Bell, Rosario Dawson, Favianna Rodriguez and many more signed the "Migration Is Beautiful" artists' statement on immigration reform.
Check out their statement below and let us know what you think.
More info and petition at http://migrationisbeautiful.com. - L.…
What happens when Erykah Badu, her cousin Jah Born, DJ Big Texas, RC Williams, Symbolyc One, Rob Free, PicnicTyme, A1 + HeadCrack (on voice box) produce beats during a live jam session in Dallas, Texas? The Cannabinoids, 'The Beat Tape VOL.2'! 21 minutes of badass beats with additional production & arrangements by Mike Chav. Pump up the volume and check the mix below already! It's a free download. - Lou C-D…Continue
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If you're a fan of retro soul and Motown sounds, Latasha Lee and her band The BlackTies got just what you need. A big admirer of Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Sam Cooke, Lee offers melodies, style and visuals celebrating the greats. Check out some of her videos below and let us know what you think. Latasha Lee & The Blackties' self-titled album is out now on …Continue
Now that the full track has been revealed by Mark Ronson on East Village Radio (stream below), what's your verdict on Andre 3000 & Beyonce's Cover Of Amy Winhouse's 'Back To Black'? Did they murder the song in a good way or a bad way? The track is from The Great Gatsby soundtrack.…Continue
For much of the world May Day is celebrated as an international worker's holiday. In America May 1st is Loyalty Day. No. Seriously. While most countries are celebrating worker's rights and international solidarity, in the Land of the Free® we celebrate obedience to the state. But cities across the country are holding their own May Day celebrations. In New York a coalition of Immigrant Rights groups, Unions, and Occupy are organizing a day of action and a march to promote…Continue
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This is gonna be hot! UK funkateer-in-chief Omar Lye-Fook's new album is coming soon (June 2013? - there's an album release party in London on June 28). The tracklist and first single have surfaced. The record will feature collaborations with Caron Wheeler (Soul II Soul) and Pino Palladino.
You can stream the single 'The Man' below…
Mynheer Noir is a 31-year-old budding photographer based in Inwood, NY. His personal style could easily have him in front of the camera as well. I recently had the opportunity to work with him on a photo shoot and immediately noticed he was heavily tatted. We started chatting about ink and our upbringing. What I found particularly interesting is that being a man of color he was actually raised in a family with artists and musicians that encouraged his alternative choices in art…Continue
Get funky! The new Janelle Monae single 'Q.U.E.E.N.' featuring Erykah Badu that we told you about is out now. Stream/download it below to hear them sing (and rap!) their asses off while you wait for Janelle's Monae's new album 'The Electric Lady' + check out a spot on review from AFROPUNK contributor Justin…Continue
The Unbolted = A brand made to last
Two young black men- a mechanic & a teacher- have created something that only they could create. The Unbolted is a brand focused around not only fine…Continue
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Janelle Monae announced that her upcoming single is a collaboration with Erykah Badu, to be released on April 22 at 7:54pm EST (precisely! Better not be 7:55pm or else...). The track, titled 'Q.U.E.E.N.', will be the first cut off Monae's new album 'The Electric Lady' (still waiting on an official release date for that…Continue
Dope rock and roll band and AP members The London Souls are back in full effect with a Live video and tour dates announcement. Check out the schedule, ticket info and performance footage below and get ready to rawk!
New supergroup alert! TEN are Thomas Pridgen (The Memorials, ex-Mars Volta), Eric McFadden (P-Funk) and Norwood Fisher (Fishbone). They promise music of the rock, funk, punk variety".
"T.E.N. released a limited-edition EP on April 1st, 2013, (...) featuring songs from their recording session at Hyde Street Studios, which was the first day the…
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Have you heard the news? Andre 3000 will cover Amy Whinehouse's ‘Back to Black’ for the soundtrack of the upcoming adaption of 'The Great Gatsby'. The soundtrack will be executive-produced by Jay Z and Beyonce will also be on the track. The news was reported by E! Online: "The new flick, directed by Baz Luhrman, stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey…Continue
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Meet tattoo model Kevin Wallace! I met Kevin at an audition searching to feature tattoo models in a new project called AMPED 360. This guy oozes style and when he entered the room you can feel his confidence radiating off of him. Not only did the other female models take notice for obvious reason, I also watched the casting directors gush over how handsome and awesomely tatted he is. In an audition room where there was mostly Caucasian tatted hopefuls, I must say...I felt pretty…Continue
AFROPUNK Fam! 'Let Fury Have the Hour' is a dope film about creative counter-culture featuring Chuck D of Public Enemy, Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine, Boots Riley of The Coup, Ian MacKaye of Minor Threat, Wayne Kramer of MC5, among others.
Sharing "powerful tales of how they transformed anger and angst into provocative art and ideas". Music, activism, skate, art, education and more.
The movie is…
Modern day superheroes based on ancient West African deities called Orishas. That's the concept director Nosa Igbinedion and producer Joy Gharoro-Akpojoto are working on for their upcoming movie 'Oya: Rise of the Orisha'.
To learn how you can support the project, visit http://www.oyariseoftheorishamovie.com/ and…