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RE: NO PUNK AT AFROPUNK

There are the purists who say TO HELL with new music and it's Bad Brains or death! (I mean "death" as in "kill me now", but I guess they'd say the same about DEATH, the 70s punk legends out of Detroit). Then there are those whose daily breath is to discover new music from all walks and all genres.…
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Added by AFROPUNK FEST '12 on September 17, 2012 at 12:00pm — 25 Comments

NIKE BATTLE FOR THE STREETS DAY 2 RECAP: BY HOST KEITH TOOBLACKTOBEWHITE

What's up guys! It's Sir 2BLACK here to refresh your headpieces with the day 2 highlights! Alright where to start?

By: Keith "TooBlackTooBe" White

 

There was the fight at the beginning of the…

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Added by AFROPUNK FEST '12 on September 15, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

AFROPUNK FEST 2012 TOP 10 FOOD HIGHLIGHTS

In the wake of AFROPUNK FEST we've been reminiscing about all of our favorite bands that won't be back in the USA until next summer, how the fall weather is making us pack up our skateboards, and how all of a sudden we have outrageous cravings for food truck…

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Added by AFROPUNK FEST '12 on September 11, 2012 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

NIKE BATTLE FOR THE STREETS DAY 1 RECAP: BY HOST KEITH TOOBLACKTOBEWHITE

 
The music would have been enough for any festival, but this is AFROPUNK, baby! The Nike BATTLE FOR THE STREETS competition is the largest street skate competition in America, and it went down at AFROPUNK FEST 2012. You may…
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Added by AFROPUNK FEST '12 on September 6, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

AFROPUNK IDENTITY

By: Alexandria Gamlin

How do you identify? Black, White, Latino, mixed, Queer, Native, AFROPUNK? With so many multicultural identities and experiences in New York and around the world, identity is becoming more personal and more of a head-scratcher for…

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Added by AFROPUNK FEST '12 on September 5, 2012 at 3:30pm — 5 Comments

A POEM FOR AFROPUNK

Inspiration was thick in the air at AFROPUNK FEST this past weekend. AFROPUNK and festival goer Terrence Lathan came to the festival, was struck was inspiration and wrote this poem about his experience on his way home. We thought we'd share. Thanks…
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Added by AFROPUNK FEST '12 on August 30, 2012 at 1:23pm — No Comments

PEREZ HILTON TRYNA START SOMTHING

Perez Hilton thinks Erykah Badu was trying to DISS Nicki Minaj by "remixing" the mind-numbing "Beez in the Trap" this past Saturday at AFROPUNK FEST? Someone give Perez a copy of Worldwide Underground STAT!

By Alexandria Gamlin

 

Brooklyn was #BLESSED and electrified by Erykah Badu this past weekend at AFROPUNK FEST 2012. There were many memorable moments including seducing the mic stand and dropping it ALL THE WAY LOW, keeping the…

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Added by AFROPUNK FEST '12 on August 29, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

According to Rolling Stone, "the other black experience" is outdated

By Alexandria Gamlin

AFROPUNK FEST 2012 has been receiving all types of crazy awesome press, post festival. One of the biggest "horray!"'s came from a stellar write up from Matt Trammell at Rolling Stone. Matt has always been a friend of AFROPUNK and his re-cap of…

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Added by AFROPUNK FEST '12 on August 29, 2012 at 4:30pm — 16 Comments

AFROPUNK FEST 2012 TOP 10 HIGHLIGHTS

2 days, 26 bands, 5 DJs, 15 Food trucks, 80 local vendors, 8 custom motorcycles, 100+ skaters and 40 THOUSAND AFROPUNKS made up AFROPUNK FEST 2012. There was so much energy and it was all ((POS VIBES)). We’ll be talking about all the sweet stuff…

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Added by AFROPUNK FEST '12 on August 28, 2012 at 6:30pm — 4 Comments

AFROPUNK FEST 2012: DOWNLOAD LIVETAPP

Want a MAP? GET THE APP! We've got the technologic hookup through our partners at LIVETAPP and they've hooked it up sweet! Download LIVE TAPP of your smartphone and check in when you arrive at AFROPUNK FEST 2012! You'll have access to the schedule, a map of the grounds and SWEET GIVEAWAYS…

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Added by AFROPUNK FEST '12 on August 24, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

AFROPUNK FEST 2012: BROOKLYN RHAPSODY CUSTOM MOTOR CYCLE SHOW

The best of the biker best are shining up their chrome for Brooklyn Rhapsody at AFROPUNKFEST 2012. Twelve spectacular custom bikes from Brooklyn and beyond will be lined up and rumbling to be judged as the best bagger, chopper, bobber, paint and the top award of Best in Show. The…

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Added by AFROPUNK FEST '12 on August 22, 2012 at 2:24pm — 2 Comments

AFROPUNK FEST 2012: YOUR HOST, COMEDIAN/ACTOR SEATON SMITH

Comedian, actor, filmmarker and hilarious fool SEATON SMITH is your HOST for AFROPUNK FEST 2012. He's toured the world telling jokes, and now he's coming to Commodore Barry Park August 25th and 26th to make some jokes with us as our maestro of punk, rap and rock & roll.

Applying smooth charisma…

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Added by AFROPUNK FEST '12 on August 22, 2012 at 12:41pm — No Comments

AFROPUNK FEST 2012: RESTAURANT ROW

Feeling like some local grub? In addition to food trucks we bringing you the AFROPUNK FEST 2012 RESTAURANT ROW featuring delicious eats from BROOKLYN MOON, MADIBA, DOUGH and MANY MORE! Come take and break and…

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Added by AFROPUNK FEST '12 on August 21, 2012 at 1:53pm — No Comments

AFROPUNK FEST 2012: MILITIA IS HER NAME

Shoutout to chicks who fvckn RAWK! That’s why we’ve got the one and only MILITIA to host AFROPUNK 2012 this weekend at Commodore Barry Park! She’s the face and killer voice of JUDAS PRIESTESS, and SWEAR ON YOUR…

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Added by AFROPUNK FEST '12 on August 21, 2012 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

AFROPUNK FEST: LIVE TAPP APP FOR IPHONE

Want insider prize giveaways, schedules and updates the day of AFROPUNK FEST? Good thing it's the future, because there's an app for that. Download LIVE TAPP for special VIP giveaways, merch and more. Streamline your festival experience in the palm of your hand! THE FUTURE IS…

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Added by AFROPUNK FEST '12 on August 20, 2012 at 6:34pm — 1 Comment

AFROPUNK FEST 2012: BRING ON THE PIZZA!

It wouldn't be a NYC FEST without the hot steaming slices of 'ZA! WE'VE GOT THE PIZZA BABY! If the 18 food trucks are too much variety to make your head spin, and you just want to grab a slice on your way to vibe with Alice Smith, we've got you covered. We've got legendary…

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Added by AFROPUNK FEST '12 on August 20, 2012 at 4:55pm — No Comments

#SKATEEVERYDAMNDAY NIKE BATTLE FOR THE STREETS AT AFROPUNK FEST 2012

KICK FLIPS AWAY! The Nike SKATE FOR THE STREETS competition isn’t for the fakers-- just fakies. Nike is shelling out $10,000 cold hard dollars to NYC’s top street skater. Watch out for celebrity surprise appearances from NINJASONIK & FLATBUSH ZOMBIES Want in on this? Go to…

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Added by AFROPUNK FEST '12 on August 17, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

AFROPUNK FEST 2012 COUNTDOWN: 9 DAYS

With only 9 DAYS left until AFROPUNK FEST 2012, there is a lot to be excited about. The bands, OH YEAH, we’ve got (sing-along if you know it) ERYKAH BADU, TV ON THE RADIO, GYM CLASS HEROES, BAD RABBITS, DAS RACIST, TORO Y MOI *runs out of breath* and…

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Added by AFROPUNK FEST '12 on August 16, 2012 at 2:05pm — No Comments

AFROPUNK FEST 2012 LIVE ART WALL

What better place to create an incredible lasting piece of art, than during the gathering of community that will be AFROPUNK FEST 2012. Local artists including Wonder Lee, RIP Josama and Rob Fokused are going set up on a wall and PAINT IT LIVE! They’ll merge their styles,…

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Added by AFROPUNK FEST '12 on August 16, 2012 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

AFROPUNK FEST 2012: OUT HERE WITH NIKE'S BATTLE FOR THE STREETS COMP

The NIKE SKATE FOR THE STREETS competition is going to be high energy and high flying awesomeness. NIKE is shelling out $10,000 in cash, prizes, gear and glory! We've got prizes for skate tricks, and a proper skate…

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Added by AFROPUNK FEST '12 on August 15, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments


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