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'The Get Down' is cancelled by Netflix after only one season

Shocking audiences all of the internet, Netflix announced last night that it had canceled its break-out hip-hop history drama-musical, ‘The Get Down’ after just one two-part season. The ambition Baz Luhrmann series cost Netflix $120 million for just 12 episodes. For reference, shows like Game Of Thrones shoot 10 episodes in multiple countries for the better part of the year on a $100 million budget.

In an interview with Vulture earlier this Spring, Luhrmann was…


Added by Eye Candy on May 25, 2017 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Solange on asserting Blackness in white spaces: "tear the got damn walls down"

On Thursday, Solange performed two intimate shows at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum as part of the Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York. The performance, titled "An Ode To", was conceptualized, choreographed, directed and composed by Solange, whose Saint Heron platform will also be curating a stage at AFROPUNK Brooklyn 2017. "An Ode… Continue

Added by The Race Card on May 22, 2017 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

VIDEO PREMIERE: Austin hip-hop duo Riders Against the Storm takes on the trauma of slavery in haunting video "Mali"

Riders Against the Storm is one of the top hip-hop acts in Austin, setting the hill country ablaze with conscious, community-building music. The husband and wife duo (Chaka and Qi Dada) recently headlined the Pandora House during SXSW, and won top awards in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Their video for "Mali", released today, tackles the history of slavery, and the spiritual practices Black people used to guide them through it. The video, the title of which is also a play…


Added by Sound Check on April 21, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

Brazilian collective Versus launches an awesome photo-essay inspired by "The Get Down"

Inspired by the return of The Get Down series, the Brazilian creative collective Versus launches the stunning photo-essay Versus Get Down, bringing back the vibe of the 70’s hip hop fashion scene.

Versus is a São Paulo-based collective that has been an awesome creative platform run by some dope young boys and a girl who has refreshed the creative scene in the country.

From a simple Tumblr blog they created to share their lifestyle and…


Added by Eye Candy on April 20, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Shameik Moore of 'The Get Down' cast as Miles Morales in Spider-Man animated film

The Get Down’s Shameik Moore was just cast as the voice of Miles Morales in a new Spider-man animated film, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The untitled Sony project follows Morales, the afro-latinx incarnation of Spidey, who was introduced back in 2011 as a character in the Ultimate…


Added by Eye Candy on April 14, 2017 at 11:23am — No Comments

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II of 'The Get Down' cast as Black Manta in DC's 'Aquaman'

Newcomer Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, known for his role as Cadillac on Netflix’s ‘The Get Down’, is joining the cast of Warner Bros.’s ‘Aquaman’ as villain Black Manta. Manta is a trident- wielding, Baltimore-born autistic orphan with a uniquely complex backstory that makes Manta and his evil schemes tragically likable. Nevermind the goofy costume. Abdul-Mateen will star across Jason Momoa in the Aquaman franchise debut, slated for Oct. 2018.…


Added by Eye Candy on February 1, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Die Antwoord accuse "Suicide Squad" director of stealing their style

In an embarrassing and hypocritical rant on Instagram, South African alternative hip-hop collective Die Antwoord (Ninja, Yolandi Visser, and DJ Hi-Tek) accused filmmaker David Ayer ("Suicide Squad") of “pretendin 2b down” and “jockin” their style for inspiration for “Suicide Squad”’s, most high-profile baddies, The Joker and Harley Quinn.

It should probably be noted that Die Antwoord has made a career off of appropriating black culture, imagery, language, and…


Added by Eye Candy on August 10, 2016 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

FEATURE: New photography exhibition ‘Shut It Down!’ documents Boston’s black liberation movement

'Shut It Down!' is a brand new photography collection which documents Boston’s black liberation movement between the fall of 2014 and winter of 2015. The exhibition will feature the work of various photographers who have captured the energy of the movement and its many manifestations throughout the city. To further the discussion, the exhibition’s…


Added by Eye Candy on April 14, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

NEW MUSIC: Two-time AFROPUNK alums Sunny Gang drop new punk-rap single 'Burn It Down'

Listen to new music from two-time AFROPUNK alums, Sunny Gang, on their track 'Burn It Down'. ‘Burn It Down’ is the latest single off of the punk-rap groups upcoming LP ‘Party/Animal’. Press play and let us know what you think of their new stuff down below!

By Erin White, AFROPUNK…


Added by Sound Check on January 22, 2016 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

New Song "Come On Down" is on-line for $.99

Added by Chris Swann on April 13, 2011 at 11:19pm — No Comments

Afro-punk Closing Down: You Spoke, We Answered

We recently posted a note regarding the new Ning pricing policy and how the increase of costs will affect running After posting several options we are considering to help with operating costs, along with our poll, we would like to respond to some of the best ideas posted by those in the community.…

Added by AFROPUNK on July 28, 2010 at 3:30pm — 12 Comments

I wrote a little song about you...

Been sitting on this for a while. Hesitated to put it out but at this point, fuck it.

Break Me Down -

Say Lady,

I feel you've been haunting me lately.

The way i wronged you has shamed me

The feeling aint gone

you've been loose, running wild, in my dreams for a while

And Baby

I've been roadside just waiting

to see those eyes that take me

that break me down

down (2x)

Nah theres no… Continue

Added by Rhyson on December 13, 2008 at 3:05am — No Comments

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