Santigold shared the cover art of her upcoming album with The New York Times, and it doesn't disappoint. Photographer Jason Schmidt did a great job shooting Santi as 3 different characters, and visual artist Kehinde Wiley contributed a painting of her as an army officer. The album 'Master of My Make-Believe' is due out May 1st. Check out the art below + making-of video + 2 songs off the album.…Continue
Femi The DriFish started doing spoken word in the mid-90’s but recently switched over to his more alternative sound where his poetic skills still resound. He has shared the stage with KRS-ONE three times, traveled with Raheem Devaughn during the Slaminomics tour in the early 2000s, and opened for Saul Williams. Femi started to explore and evolve his own artistic imprint with Clown Without a Circus,…Continue
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So humbled to be amongst some of the most creative heads in Los Angeles. Enjoy!!
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Shanaze Reade is an amazing 23-year-old Black BMX chick from Great Britain. Shanaze (of Jamaican and Irish descent) is a triple UCI World Champion in BMX and Track and Field Cycling. She is now dedicating her full time to BMX as she prepares to compete in the 2012 Olympics, despite a prior shoulder injury making her unable to compete in the 2008 Olympics. Like many athletes who attribute overcoming personal issues through sports, Reade believes that BMX can be used as "way out"…Continue
It's coming! The Bad Brains movie 'Bad Brains: Band in DC' will be making its world premiere at the SXSW Festival in Austin, TX. Check out the trailer and show times below for a little taste of what to expect. The legendary punk/reggae band is also playing a few US East Coast shows in April - see schedule below. Are you ready?…
Remember when we told you about documentary 'Everyday Sunshine', about ska/punk/funk pioneers Fishbone, being released and making the festival rounds? It is now out on DVD! (available here). Narrated by Laurence Fishburne, the film offers an intimate look at the band past and present, their struggles, their passion for music, their unique place in the music industry. Featuring exclusive footage from early…Continue
In the beginning...
"Dirty Nights" was written at the end of the summer 1) because we needed a new fast tune for our live show and, 2) to be released a single.
I wanted to come up with a fun song that talked about the nights filled with debauchery and partying in…
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Samarria Brevard was just signed to the infamous Hoopla Skateboards out of CA. Samarria is now teamed up with some of the veterans in the industry such as, Cara-Beth Burnside and Mimi Knoop. A native to Riverside, CA, the teen had been ripping for about four years now. She recently won the Supergirl Am-Jam in August an event that recognizes street skills and solid techniques. As Samarria says "yolo," you do only live once, so let's get out there ladies and start cruising!…Continue
Hey I got a new tune, inspired by the similarities between my native South London and Brooklyn, New York.
Please listen, share and download at will!! (Sometimes These South London Streets Remind Me Of) Brooklyn by Yinka…Continue
Added by Sabatta on February 18, 2012 at 3:45pm — No Comments
This month, Chicago based musician FluiD offers a selection of his favorites for the exclusive mix series.
You can listen to or download the mix here - http://soundcloud.com/collide-scope/collide-scope-exclusive-mix-05
Beginning with a maelstrom of defunct electronic stabs and petering out into a string of choice beats & vocals, this selection resembles a mixtape…
Added by Chris Gilmore on February 18, 2012 at 12:32am — No Comments
"Tell your ex to get off my dick!" Maybe I'm a little twisted but I think that's kind of romantic. Electro-maestro and dancing king Gordon Voidwell gives us his Whitney salute with the new video "XO Boyfriend". Some would say it's more of an homage, some would say it's close to being a frame-by-frame of Houston's "How Will I Know". Sure, the video is all those things, but…Continue
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We talk a lot about the artists behind the microphone. But for every word written about the artists working on one side of the recording studio, tragically few words are written about the artists on the other side of the sound-proof glass. In his 40 year career, Nile Rodgers has worked with everyone from Bowie to Madonna, from Sister Sledge to Master Chief. His music unwittingly formed the backbone of hip-hop with the Sugar Hill Gang basing their breakthrough Rapper's…Continue
Added by Mama's Dirty Li'l Secret on February 17, 2012 at 5:30am — No Comments
The death of Whitney Houston has hit me kind of hard. I cannot even find the words to express the emotions. My heart goes out to the family.
I was born and raised in Newark, Nj. I grew up singing Whitney Houston songs at various contests including the peppermint lounge in east orange, nj.
Whitney Houston is the MAJOR reason why I'm a vocalist today.
I truly hope she has found the peace in death that she struggled so much for in life.
I will always Love…Continue
Added by THA TRUE ORIGINAL GATA™ on February 15, 2012 at 5:30am — No Comments
Hey! It's Yinka from SABATTA - check out my new project - MR YINKA.
It fuses psychedelia, funk, soul, rock and pop! And you're gonna DIG IT!
Check out the first tune from the project (click link below if Souncloud widget does not display:…Continue
By Reza Rites / Venus Sings / DJ Reza Wreckage
"During one weekend in 2008, 37 people were shot in Chicago, seven of them fatally. It was the year Chicago became a posterchild city of America’s gang problem." "On Feb. 14, FRONTLINE presents the television premiere of the award-winning documentary The Interrupters, the moving story of three dedicated “violence interrupters”—Ameena Matthews, Cobe Williams and Eddie Bocanegra—who, with bravado, humility and…Continue
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Saul Williams is kicking off his pretty extensive North American Tour 2012 in New York on February 17th! 28 dates have been announced so far (US & Canada). His 4th studio album 'Volcanic Sunlight' was released in the US a few months ago, and now it's time to live the tracks in a Live setting. You might know from …Continue