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If You Dont Know About Underground Artist Kalo...Let Him Introduce Himself With His new Project "Kalo-I-Am"

       Recording artist "Kalo" has just released his new mixtape. The DJ 837 hosted "Kalo-I-Am" is an amazing catalog of music from this young man. With a little something for everybody, Kalo does not fail in showing his talent and ambition with each song on this 13 track release.  Dope instrumental…

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Added by AP Exposure on July 18, 2017 at 2:17pm — No Comments

King K Lets It be Known He Holds The Crown With The Bake Session In His New Single "Bakery Status"

    King K just released his new single "Bakery Status." King K rides so perfectly over the pocket of an uptempo yet laid back track that honestly couldn't have been released at a better time. Summer time...full tank...open road...and what's the trip with out getting baked? And that's exactly what King K would…

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Added by AP Exposure on July 16, 2017 at 1:04am — No Comments

Toronto Emcee Shay-D Kid Is making A Blaze In The Indie Scene From Canada Through The States

Young Toronto-based Hip Hop recording artist Shay-D Kid is one of the fastest rising talents to hit the rap scene and is signed to Bentley Records a International Record Label based in New York City. 



At the age of only 18 he's quickly leaving his imprint on the rap…

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Added by AP Exposure on July 15, 2017 at 12:45am — No Comments

Saf Has Released His New Project "Yung Shonen" And He Is Showcasing Raw Talent

    Underground emcee Saf is blazing through the indie scene with his new project "Yung Shonen." Produced by Atl Stackz, this 9 track release sets forth to show Saf's versitility, creativity and down right talent.  From the energetic Ring Around the Rosie to the mellow track Movie, Saf shows his diversity. Even…

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Added by AP Exposure on July 15, 2017 at 12:09am — No Comments

In Less Than A Year Since Their iconic Debut Mixtape "BooPac", Greezy Gang Prepares to Release the Follow Up Project "G.O.A.T."

 

    In an industry of one hit wonders and flopping album sales, it's refreshing to see dedicated rhyme spitters with good music. Enter Greezy Gang, the Harvey Finch Enterprise hip hop group who's members C Mo & Lil Matt continue to stay fixed on a mission of…

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Added by AP Exposure on July 14, 2017 at 10:47am — No Comments

How Lynette Yiadom-Boakye got short changed by the New Museum

 

How Lynette Yiadom-Boakye got short changed by the New Museum:

An introspective look at Lynette Yiadom-Boakye’s “Under-Song for a Cipher”

 

On a chilly night, when there was a low hanging fog…

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Added by AFROPUNK ARMY on July 13, 2017 at 6:24pm — No Comments

King K1o5e Is A Focused And Dedicated Artist With A Track Record Of Work Ethic That Speaks For Itself

    Colonial Beach, VA has a wildfire brewing and about to spread that goes by the title "King K1o5e."   He has released quite a few singles...they have have racked up quite a buzz quickly pushing the King closer to that thrown in the underground.

     His soundcloud page has brought…

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Added by WePromoteInc on July 13, 2017 at 4:25pm — No Comments

RIP Ray Phiri

"According to SABC news, legendary Jazz musician Ray Phiri has passed away. Phiri, 70, had been recently admitted to a hospital in Nelspruit where he battled lung cancer."

"The news came after long-time friend and Stimela band member Richard Mitchell shared his…

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Added by Temba Msiza on July 13, 2017 at 2:50am — 2 Comments

London's Tate Modern immortalizes the black revolution in tributary exhibit "Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power"

Revolutions are sparked and continued by a collective agreement. This agreement to persistently voice and activate one's cause comes in many forms of-arguably one of the most important forms being through art.

Art defines generations, and- in the activism attached- comes to represent the collective consciousness of a movement. London's Tate Modern is doing it's part at…

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Added by Eye Candy on July 12, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Natural monument to Resistance: the Great Dismal Swamp was a refuge for those escaping slavery

Rarely is the real history of the Great Dismal Swamp ever talked about. There is a good reason. It was used for nearly 250 years as a sanctuary for those escaping slavery and colonialism.



In the 1800s, the Great Dismal Swamp was a 2,000 square mile tangle of dense brush, swamps and bogs between Virginia and North Carolina. As early as the 1600s, Native Americans, runaway slaves and even white indentured servants used the swamp as a refuge to avoid bondage and…

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Added by The Race Card on July 12, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Macron says Africa's issue is "civilizational", fails to address France's imperialism

20 of the major economies on the planet unite annually at the G20 to discuss ways in which they can work together in order to improve the state of the world globally. It is during this forum that Emmanuel Macron, the freshly elected French president, made remarks about Africa that made many people frown. When asked why there was no Marshall Plan (a financial aid given from the US to European countries destroyed after World War 2) for the continent, Macron answered by…

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Added by The Establishment on July 12, 2017 at 2:17pm — No Comments

Nigerian-American filmmaker explores healing and self-discovery in upcoming feature film

‘The Beautiful Ones Are All Mad’ is the breathtaking visual project by Nigerian-American filmmaker Uche Aguh that follows the journey of a manic depressive, Kunle, and the psychiatric Intern, Lola, who works at the rehabilitation center Kunle has landed in. Through whimsical, romantic, and hopeful…

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Added by Eye Candy on July 12, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

VIDEO PREMIERE: New York jazz-pop band tubafresh gets groovy in playful "Casper Connect"

New York-based jazz-pop band tubafresh (all lower case) was only formed in late 2016, but they are already making waves. Led by sousaphonist Chanell Crichlow, the band's latest song “Casper Connect” is a playful instrumental carried by a persistent wave of synth melody, percussion, and horns. The video for the upbeat jam follows the band's performance under a technicolor matte that gives the visuals just as much life as the music.…

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Added by Sound Check on July 12, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

An open letter to "undateable Blerd men": It's not us, it's you

Another day partaking in the internet’s favorite pastime: slandering Black women. The latest 0 Kelvin take is also a staple: Why Black women made me, a Black man, date white women. An opinion piece so cold Mr. Freeze couldn’t hold it without losing a limb to frostbite has popped up frequently on popular sites…

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Added by Sexual Politics on July 12, 2017 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

WTF! Facebook bans hardcore band Negro Terror for "Hate Speech", doesn't ban their racist harassers

While U.S. Marines are sharing revenge porn and non-consensual pornographic photos of servicewomen for years and years, Facebook has been severely cracking down on pages and accounts belonging to Black and non-black POCs, locking folks out of their account for “hate speech” against white men, which so often includes posts…

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Added by Sound Check on July 11, 2017 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Interview: London-based company Printed Soles to vend at AFROPUNK Paris

We sat down with London-based company Printed Soles-hand designed, customised footwear- to learn a little bit more about their unique products and the mission that accompanies. As a Black-owned business it's important to not only get your work sold, but your purpose heard as well.

Look out for them at this years …

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Added by Safety Pins on July 11, 2017 at 5:05pm — No Comments

Yorùbá-pop duo Ibeyi is back to lift your spirits with energetic new track "Away Away"

Your favorite twins are back in full effect with the release of their new single!

"Away Away" is the perfect reintroduction of the revelating group, who've- Since the release of their critically-acclaimed, self-titled, debut album-made a name for themselves under their genre-defying umbrella of a Yorùbá fusion of pop,…

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Added by Sound Check on July 11, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Aid is a sham: The West is taking more from Africa than it is "giving"

Have you ever came across an aid campaign on TV picturing a child sitting on a dusty ground, wearing ripped clothes, with a fly wandering around his face. The child in question is told to be suffering from cholera, diarrhea, malaria, pneumonia…you name it. He becomes the ambassador of despair of a whole continent, where all 660 million children are waiting for the donated dollar that will improve their lives. Not to mention that these type aid ads stay around for 5 to 10…

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Added by The Establishment on July 11, 2017 at 4:29pm — No Comments

Nelsan Ellis' family wants his addiction to be a cautionary tale to help others

In the wake of a death, it is often difficult to find a silver lining, seemingly impossible when that death is untimely.

But the case of Nelsan Ellis and his family, his untimely death may be an instrument of education and prevention to those he's left behind. Following his death on July 8th, reports confirmed it due to "complications with heart failure", yet over the past couple of days his father has come forward…

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Added by Eye Candy on July 11, 2017 at 2:48pm — No Comments

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