Cote d’Ivoire-based Cameroonian rap act Sol’e recently dropped his track Entre Culture Et Reve (between culture and dream), a lyrically faithful illustration of the dilemma young Africans encounter when stuck between their dreams and traditions. Acronymed ECER, the mid-tempo French rap track includes cool piano notes and a pretty endearing chorus…Continue
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Michael Jackson's camp announced that "XSCAPE, an album of previously unreleased Michael Jackson songs. XSCAPE comes out May 13th and available for pre-order tomorrow, April 1st" on michaeljackson.com.
It will feature songs produced by Timbaland, Rodney Jerkins, Stargate, Jerome 'Jroc' Harmon, and John McClain, using vocal tracks. EPIC Records Chairman/CEO L.A. Reid…
Watch Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) in the trailer for 'Begin Again', the latest film from writer-director John Carney.
The movie will be released on July 4 and also features Keira Knightley, Adam Levine, Mark Ruffalo, Cee-Lo Green, Hailee Steinfeld, Catherine Keener and James Corden.
PR: "Begin Again is a soul-stirring comedy about what happens when lost souls meet and make beautiful music together. Gretta (Keira Knightley) and her long-time boyfriend Dave (Adam Levine)…
It's rare for a band to make such a huge impression despite only having 2 finished songs recorded, but Austin's BLXPLTN are something else. A mix of electro and hardcore punk, the trio's 2 singles “Train” and “Stop and Frisk” are positively bone-crushing. The trio of kQ, TaSzlin, and Javelin are coming to Brooklyn to play an AFROPUNK…Continue
Look what we stumbled upon! Kenyan sci-fi short film 'Pumzi' brings you Afrofuturism at its best. It was written and directed by Wanuri Kahiu and was brought to our attention via For Harriet. Check out the full movie below!
There will be a FREE Janelle Monae show in Brooklyn on June 4! Ms. Monae opens the Celebrate Brooklyn! show series at Prospect Park.
Info: "The 36th season of BRIC’s beloved performing arts festival kicks-off in intergalactic style with a free concert for the ages. Janelle Monáe has declared herself, over the course of one EP [Metropolis: Suite I (The Chase), 2007] and two critically acclaimed concept albums (The ArchAndroid, 2010 and The Electric Lady, 2013), as the most…
Elektric Hangover is a two part production metaphorically speaking on Love and the withdrawals thereof. The "Electric" side is an ode to love and the feelings associated with it, which is riddled with Electric Guitar and Bass throughout. The second half is illustrated in a tale of a drinking session and the accompanying mental contemplation that takes place as a result. It leaves one with questions regarding the side effects of the love of…Continue
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Greetings everyone my name is Shamari Rockca.
Ok so in my beginning for a self-proclaimed campaign to crowdfund a proper music video, the Indiegogo website asks that I be open and honest about what it is that I am campaigning and why.
Ok well I have always wanted to sing. I have always wanted to be an actor and I…Continue
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By: Lamont Jack Pearley 2013 (c)
It’s legal to kill black folk in America
And we got ignant niggas killing black folk in America
Whitey we don’t need your help
Seems like we doing a damn good job ourselves
The other day on da 5 train A Dominican…
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In the new video for his track 'State Of Grace' ft. Abby Dobson, Talib Kweli tackles issues about what it feels like for a woman who loves hip-hop and/or grew up listening to hip-hop. "Lost count of how many whores she was called today", "ain’t never been a bitch or a ho but she used to sing along when she heard it in a song", are among the powerful lyrics.
Track from his new album 'Gravitas', available …
Guyana-based illustrator Barrington Braithwaite is feature on Design Week. Writer Jon Daniel interviewed the artist.
"Many artists and entertainers have roots in Guyana, such as the distinguished playwright, poet and author John Agard; British-based actors Norman Beaton, Carmen Munroe, Ram John Holder and Cy Grant; and musicians such as Phil Lynott,, global superstar Rihanna and Eddy Grant, the platinum-selling musician and entrepreneur. It was Eddy who first mentioned the…
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The legacy of TV show 'Soul Train' and Nelson George's new book The Hippest Trip in America, Soul Train and the Evolution of Culture & Style were spotlighted on CBS this week.
The Hippest Trip in America is out now and can be purchased here.…
Flirtatious glimpses of a galaxy, Notorious B.I.G., Black women, and Marcus Garvey placed in colorful collages instantly grabbed my interest as I analyzed the vibrant, afro-futuristic images I admired. There’s something about fluorescent tones, brown skin, and imagination that drives me to the brink of insanity. The work of visual artist Carla Aaron-Lopez is beyond fantastic, to say the least.
By Tip Jordan, AFROPUNK Contributor…
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The explosion of hip-hop and black culture in the mainstream music can be unforgiving for artists that don’t fit into the “marketable” mold. Many artists who blur the lines between cookie cutter genres don’t adhere to many industry sounds or standards, rendering them remainders of the capitalist machine that is now hip-hop.
Up Rock, a hip hop…Continue
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Baltimore's mad genius beatsmith Blaqstarr is more known for his innovative club bangers than for ambiance. But on his latest EP Trinity, the performer/producer slows the beats down and cranks up the reverb for a moody and surprisingly beautiful set of songs.
By Nathan Leigh, AFROPUNK Contributor
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AFROPUNK Fam, the 'Labo Ethnik Fashion & Lifestyle' event will showcase Afro-Caribbean talents in Paris from Thursday May 22nd to Sunday May 25th! Fashion, music, culture, dope indie designers that you don't see on the big runways during Fashion Week. Audacious creators who push the boundaries of traditional fashion codes.
Location: "The Labo Ethnik leaves the right bank (Le Marais) to take place on the left bank, on THE DOCKS, (The Fashion and Design Center) more in…
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To a certain recipient, this may be either a late-as-fuck apology or maybe even one just given as a selfish attempt to release himself of Normie Guilt. But I'm going to write it anyway: I have an apology for a certain artists
Fuck it. The artist is Tyler, dammit!
The reason why I give it to him is because I committed the crime of doing what people probably aren't supposed to do: judge someone before they even knew them. When Odd Future hit the scene, I wasn't…Continue
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Stream “Freedom,” the latest single from space soul duo Inky Jack. #SoundCheck
By Nathan Leigh, AFROPUNK Contributor
Inky Jack made a big impression with their self-titled EP last year. The single “Red…Continue
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