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February 2013 Blog Posts (84)

Trip-Hop legend tricky to release tenth studio album this may [new single]

UK trip-hop legend Tricky’s is getting ready to bless us with his TENTH studio album, and he's calling this one False Idols. The album will feature Antlers’ Peter Silberman, Fifi Rong and Nigerian beauty Nneka. The first single, which you can listen to below is called “Nothing’s Changed”, and features Francesca Belmonte and it's already…


Added by Sound Check on February 28, 2013 at 2:04pm — 2 Comments

An Open Letter to WorldStarHipHop from The Zulu Nation

The Minister of The Zulu Nation wrote an open letter to the creator of It was respectful, to the point and full of LOLs. Read the whole letter below.

Mr. O’Denat,

On behalf of the thousands of members of the Universal Zulu Nation, of which I am Minister Of Information, I write you this letter…


Added by Sound Check on February 28, 2013 at 1:35pm — 2 Comments

Black Thought of The Roots working with TV on The Radio + more on new solo album

Well it's about time we got a Black Thought solo album. The Roots emcee, Tariq Trotter, has won Grammy's with the legendary Roots crew and has always been under-rated as one of the coldest emcee, probably ever (shots fired.) and now it's time to prove it. Trotter is finally giving us a solo album featuring the likes of TV on The Radio and My Morning Jacket.…


Added by Sound Check on February 28, 2013 at 11:38am — 1 Comment


via Facebook again ... (Chinisha Scott, thanks Kanene Ayo Holder, check out her project Searching for American Justice!)

it may go too far for some people, but this is basically why I like to encourage cis-female dancers that I work with to consider not shaving their legs or armpits for a performance, and any of my lovers to use shower-detergents and deodorants very sparingly, if at all (because I want to smell THEM not the…


Added by Thomas Körtvélyessy on February 28, 2013 at 5:02am — No Comments

Food Fight

found this video via via via on Facebook (Mustafa Abbas)
especial alert to the issue of who controls seeds (Monsanto or the rest of the world ...?)

share if you like ..!
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Added by Thomas Körtvélyessy on February 28, 2013 at 3:00am — No Comments

AP Quickie: New Music From Joe Jordan's Experiment

AP Quickie: Afropunk Festival alums Joe Jordan's Experiment are back with some new music. Stream the Philly-based rock band's track 'Climb', bump your heads and let us know what you think! (Afropunk Festival 2012 photo by Gretchen Robinette) - L.…


Added by Sound Check on February 27, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Remembering the Two Black Beatles: Lord Woodbine and Billy Preston #SoundCheck

50 years since the Beatles' famous performance on the Ed Sullivan show and their legacy is more complicated than ever. Were they the greatest song writers of all time, or massively overrated? Were they the band responsible for watering down rock and roll and making it safe for white suburban audiences or were they band responsible for pushing it radical new directions? Can they be all those things? (yes.) Every punk goes through a phase of rejecting the Beatles followed by a…


Added by Sound Check on February 27, 2013 at 11:11am — No Comments

Renegades - the heavy metal sub-culture of Botswana

hit the link for pics, courtesy of BBC Africa

Added by Musolě Kmb on February 26, 2013 at 7:41pm — 2 Comments

A Band called Death: The Documentary [extended track + trailer]

The new documentary A Band Called Death tells the story of Detroit punk pioneers, Death, as they are also recently-reunited. Because they're back out in the spotlight they've generated lots of interest in their music and their story. AND the movie features a 12-minute version of the band’s anthemic “Politicians In My Eyes". Click …


Added by Sound Check on February 26, 2013 at 5:56pm — 3 Comments

New EP from Kaytranada "Kaytra Todo" Todo-ly BANGS!

Killer new EP from Kaytranada! "Kaytra Todo" meaning just,...EVERYTHING is  a complete work of electronic and danceable bass creations we're all about off Jakarta Records based in Berlin. Do your ears a favor and check it out!…


Added by Sound Check on February 26, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

WORLD PREMIERE from AlunaGeorge "Attracting Flies" on BBC Radio 1

Today was the WORLD PREMIERE of AlunaGeorge 'Attracting Flies' on BBC Radio 1 (7pm London Town time) and it's quite catchy! If you're feeling this jam and the other gems the British duo have been dropping, just you wait  for March 10th for the release of the Remixes feat. …


Added by Sound Check on February 26, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Interested in Playing AFROPUNK 2013

Think you've got what it takes to play the big stage at AFROPUNK FEST '13! Here's your shot!

AFROPUNK is hosting BATTLE OF THE BANDS. The 16 bands with the most votes will get to battle it out in Brooklyn.

It's simple:…


Added by Sound Check on February 26, 2013 at 3:00pm — 35 Comments


AFROPUNK FEST 2013 is right around the corner! We're bringing you another weekend of food, fun, sun and beautiful people August 24th and August 25th 2013 at Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn, NY. Mark your calendars and join us in BK!

To be one of the first to RSVP and stay informed on festival…


Added by Sound Check on February 26, 2013 at 2:30pm — 18 Comments

MILITIOUS MAKEUP: Green is the Color for 2013. That includes hair

Militia was just named "Champion Trendsetter" by Manic Panic Punk Rock Beauty products, and we couldn't agree more. Fashion Week, fashion mags and street-fashion kids alike are all saying GREEN is the color for 2013. And if you gives-no-fuqs about what's "in" there's no denying that Militia's hair is dope. And St. Patty's day is right around the…


Added by Safety Pins on February 26, 2013 at 11:57am — No Comments

Malcolm A Davis II Named in Huffington Posts Top 30 Black Artists under 40

Congratulations to AP community member and resident Free Candy, Brooklyn artist, Malcolm A Davis II being named by Huffington Post as one their Top 30 Black Artists under 40 alongside the likes the Kehinde Wiley, Derrick Adams, Paul Anthony Smith and more. Malcolm's mixed-media art is unique, playful and thought-provoking with just a hint of…


Added by Eye Candy on February 26, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

This American Life Podcast Breaks Open Gun Violence Amongst American Youth

America is no stranger to the stark realities of gun violence in schools. The Sandy Hook tragedy unfolded as, not only the nation, the world clung to every premature development. As a collective, we may cry for the victims and their families, we may even express rage. We’ve been known to dissect these types of suburban tragedies,…


Added by Eye Candy on February 25, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

It also helps having the most loving friends i didn't ask for

A break up has normally just broken me, but this time I'm feeling empowered, and not just the words of. "I love you, but I love me more." It's...well I woke up yesterday morning sobbing knowing that today would be easier. I guess I didn't realize just how much easier. The usual histrionics of beating myself up and name calling was very short lived and even as the words were coming out of my mouth I knew they were wrong and misdirected. Yes it was a year of my life, but it was a year of…


Added by Ti Pha Nerd on February 25, 2013 at 3:51pm — No Comments

Not Funny: What's up with the twitterverse justifying Quvenzhané Wallis being called a “cunt”?

During last night’s Oscars ceremony, satirical publication The Onion called 9-year old actress and nominee, Quvenzhané Wallis, a “cunt” via its Twitter page.

By: Justin Allen, AFROPUNK Contributor

As a Black male, I was at first hesitant to write this. It is not my place to speak for Black…


Added by Eye Candy on February 25, 2013 at 3:51pm — 3 Comments

SCAR™ The Animated Series (pilot)

Directed, Written & Composed By: DISTRAKT
The Evil Scientist Skinface has kidnapped Kanes friend, running surgical augmentations and DNA cell experiments on humans for his army. Tell a friend!

Added by DISTRAKT on February 25, 2013 at 2:01pm — No Comments

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