Did you get the latest remixes for underground artist Zebra Katz' anthem 'Ima Read' (featuring rapper Njena Reddd Foxxx and released on Diplo's Mad Decent's Jeffree's Imprint)? They're as cunty as the original, and they're FREE. Grab your mp3 below for the Paul Devro remix + bonus: the Mao remix. You're welcome, bitch. :-* - Lou C-D…Continue
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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…
We'd like to hear news like that every freaking day: UK rock/pop duo Noisettes' album 'Contact' will be released August 27th, preceded by first single 'Winner' on August 13th. In the meanwhile, here's the artwork for the LP + behind-the-scenes footage of the upcoming 'Winner' video (+ in case you missed it a snippet from the song). xo
- L C-D…
Rocking and rolling, often soulful and bluesy, Toronto-based band Najuah’s upcoming debut EP 'Misery & Love' "is a reflection on personal relationships chronicling the triumphs and pitfalls of romance". Stream a few tracks below to let us know what you think. As a bonus, some behind-the-scenes footage and the video for disenchanted single 'Devil'.
Sade only tours every 10 years or so, right? And while it's worth the wait, it's always nice to be able to jam to their performances a little more often. Ms. Adu and her bandmates are releasing a Live DVD from their 2011 tour on May 22nd, available HERE for pre-order. 122 minutes of goodness. Will you be watching it? - L…Continue
Iconic guitarist Slash is making a come back! He never really left actually, although he's not officially a member of Guns N' Roses anymore. His new album 'Apocalyptic Love' is coming out on May 22nd, and if you can't wait 'til then, get a taste of the band and new music in the videos below. The group is also kicking off an extensive tour on May 3rd in Baltimore, with dates all over the US, in Canada and in Europe.
The album is already available for pre-order…
This week, everyone seems to be buzzing about late rapper Tupac's "appearance" at Coachella as a hologram. Most people were just wowed by the surprise effect. But our acquaintance Kelly Virella (from Dominion of New York) shared quite a different point of view. She wrote: "I was a fan of his before he was killed and own a few of his CDs. (...) But Tupac also made music that epitomizes the worst of hip-hop, the gun-toting, gang-banging, woman-hating kind. I held my breath when I…Continue
As she's gearing up for the release of her album 'Master of My Make-Believe' (May 1st), Santigold is not about to stop touring the country. She announced numerous new tour dates (full schedule below), so she's probably coming to your area soon.... In other news, the artist stated that she and Odd Future's Earl Sweatshirt would like to collab some time. Nothing precise yet, we'll see what happens!…
Say what?! The motherfucking London Souls are back on the road for a US tour. You guys might remember their performances at various Afro-pukn events (including the Festival - check out the video below), in which case you know their show is definitely worth your time. Straight up rock & roll. Tour schedule below, more dates to be announced soon. - L C-D
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Underground artist Zebra Katz just rose to "stardom" in the fashion world when designer Rick Owens used his track 'Ima Read' for his Fall Winter 2012-2013 show, during Paris Fashion Week. The cunty song talks about "reading a bitch", aka telling someone to get lost, in club kid lingo. “For me, it was the perfect culmination of where that song could go,” Katz told The New York Times. 'Ima Read', featuring rapper Njena Reddd Foxxx was released on Diplo's Mad Decent's Jeffree's…Continue
In addition to being a singer/MC/producer, Afropunk.com member Nikki Lynette blogs. Her satirical Black History Month post "10 things my White Friends should do for me during BHM" got some love on national TV (and obviously…Continue
You already know by now that J*DaVeY isn't your average boring cookie cutter R&B band. We listened to their upcoming album 'New Designer Drug', a collection of songs they recorded over the past few years that doesn't follow the usual rules and seamlessly juggles pop, electro, funk and [insert whatever the hell you want here!.. they can't be pigeonholed].
Yes, they had the balls to sample French legend…
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With a mission statement that reads "Stories of survival and freedom. No judgement.", new magazine Hycide challenges readers and viewers with captivating, raw articles, photo series and videos. Housing projects, butch lesbians called "aggressives", drug addicts, you name it: the focus is on survivors, and yet many of the features also manage to show the love and brotherhood/sisterhood still present in spite of the adversity.…
Talking about powerful visuals and soulful vocals in this cover of Jodeci classic 'Feenin'. The Name Is Tess. This lady right here is delivering a poignant video, directed by Salvador Bolivar, and she can sing her ass off too! Tess tells us: "Salvador and I (...) are on the "come-up" and are extremely passionate about whatever projects we take on. It's a perfect match. After meeting him and without seeing any of his work, I…Continue