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First and foremost, like all forms of American pop music, country music was started for and by Black people. Although country music is now viewed fundamentally as white people shit, without Black folks, Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood and whoever the hell else ya’ll listen to would be insignificant. But this wouldn’t be the first time you co-opted our creations, now would it?
The book Blues People by LeRoi Jones, also known as Amiri Baraka, artfully explains the…
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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has long been a source of divisiveness in the music community for reasons much like the Grammys, the Oscars, and all awards shows controlled by the industry--often the most deserving artists go overlooked. But this year, in a very surprising, but exciting turn of events, the legendary DC punk band Bad Brains has been nominated for the hall. The Cleveland based museum included Bad Brains in the list of candidates along with names like Janet…Continue
Icon and father of rock and roll Chuck Berry turns 90 today! From his first single Maybellene in 1955 to now, Chuck has been on the forefront of pushing music’s boundaries. To celebrate his 90th year, he’s releasing an album in 2017 dedicated to his wife of 68 years, Themetta Berry, entitled, "Chuck"—his first album since 1979. Berry recorded "Chuck" with his longtime backing band that includes his children Charles Berry Jr. (guitar) and Ingrid Berry (harmonica), as well as…Continue
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Creating a medley of sounds from influences is a hallmark of fusion music, but none do it quite like Mangoseed. Hailing from the cultural and creative melting pot that London is, Mangoseed’s members are of Trinidadian, Jamaican, Australian and Irish descent. Meshing ska and soca, jungle and funk, rock and punk, all of it high-energy and unfailingly danceable, Mangoseed has been releasing their unique brand of fusion since 2014. In newest video for the Sam Dyson produced…Continue
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The relationship between a Black person and their hair is a special one. Trends, in hair or otherwise, are cyclical in nature and at present, a revitalization of the natural hair movement is being seen on an international scale. “London Locks” is a short documentary directed by Aaron Christian about the rising subculture of locks throughout the city of London. Christian says, The film follows six individuals whom are pioneering a change in the way young black men and women…Continue
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As a child, every time my tooth started to wiggle, I couldn’t wait for the tooth fairy to pay me a visit. The story of the tooth fairy was such a lovely accompaniment to the frightening prospect of losing a tooth. Dr. Tamara Pizzoli, the author of new book ‘Tallulah the Tooth Fairy CEO’ is bringing our favorite fairytale into the 21st century in a partnership with Rome-based Italian publishing house The English Schoolhouse. The book's main character is Tallulah, the founder…Continue
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Atlanta-based fusion indie rock band The Tulips is bring all the #BlackGirlMagic in their tunes. When they're not back rapper Diamond, they're making waves in Atlanta's vibrant indie music scene. In the video below, they open up a Paperboy Studios set with an edgy, intensified cover of Beyonce’s “Don’t Hurt Yourself.” Their own biography states, “The Tulips is an all girl fusion rock band that came together to represent for chocolate women. The Tulips bring energy and…Continue
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After Danny Brown’s hiatus of almost 3 years, he’s back with some undeniable heat. Joined by his peers Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, and Earl Sweatshirt, “Really Doe” is the perfect comeback track. If this song is any indication as to how the rest of the upcoming album, then it’s sure to be a strong return for every rocker’s favorite rapper. “Really Doe” is available for streaming below and Atrocity Exhibition will be available for purchase and streaming on September…Continue
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How exactly did Rock & Roll, the creative offspring of a black man named Chuck Berry, become whitewashed in the span of a decade? That is the equation that drove Jack Hamilton, a professor at the University of Virginia and Slate music critic, to write his new book Just Around Midnight. In an interview with Pitchfork, Hamilton asks, “Why do we ensconce this band in the genre of rock music? You hear them on classic rock stations all the time in the 21st…Continue
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Sea Sharp is an American poet of color who immigrated to England in 2012 as an alleged "refugee of Kansas." Sharp is a self-taught hula hoop dancer with tattoos, piercings, and semi-freeform locs.
As a Kansas State University graduate with qualifications in Creative Writing, Literature, Theatre, and Women's Studies, Sharp is a Pushcart Prize nominee, winner of the Prairie Seed Poetry Prize 2015/16 (judged by Debra Marquart), and has upcoming or published poems…
Added by Robust on August 23, 2016 at 7:17pm — No Comments
My name is Jordan. I'm black, I'm queer, I'm a punk and I'm a vegan.
I'm also a drummer. My band is called Roadkill. We're punk and emphasize animal rights and veganism in our music.
I went vegetarian when I was 15 in 2012. I watched Paul McCartney's "If Slaughterhouses Had Glass Walls" video on YouTube which highlights the ethical side of vegetarianism. I went vegetarian immediately but was conscious that I wanted to go vegan because the video touched on…
Added by Robust on August 16, 2016 at 7:23pm — No Comments
Body Count, the controversial heavy metal band fronted by Ice-T, has been making audiences virtually jump out their skin over the past 25 years. Known for it's lyrical reality checks, and intimidatingly electrifying performances, the primarily all- African American group brings heavy metal sound to a deeper, more grounded level; appealing to multiple audiences. Coming out with a new album-'Bloodlust'- in 2017, Body count shocked listeners yet again…Continue
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Amie Breeze Harper, PhD, the creator of The Sistah Vegan Project and the editor of the ground-breaking anthology, Sistah Vegan: Black Female Vegans Speak on Food, Identity, Health, and Society, is a sought-after speaker, writer, researcher and consultant at …Continue
Added by Robust on March 8, 2016 at 1:44pm — No Comments
My New EP Black is now available for donation only.
ALL proceeds for "Black" will go to water relief for Flint, Michigan and other cities in need in association with Flint Water Fund (…
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