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Ignited at the intersection of social commentary and imagination, the cultural undercurrent of Afrofuturism critiques and examines Black subjectivity through the lens of science-fiction. Popularized by such musicians as Sun Ra, George Clinton and, most recently, Janelle Monáe, the Afrofuturist aesthetic has come into conversation amongst a new generation of youth and young adults that literally experience the world as cyborgs, both existing in person and as their online avatars…Continue
What happens when Erykah Badu, her cousin Jah Born, DJ Big Texas, RC Williams, Symbolyc One, Rob Free, PicnicTyme, A1 + HeadCrack (on voice box) produce beats during a live jam session in Dallas, Texas? The Cannabinoids, 'The Beat Tape VOL.2'! 21 minutes of badass beats with additional production & arrangements by Mike Chav. Pump up the volume and check the mix below already! It's a free download. - Lou C-D…Continue
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Free Download! Check genre-defying Tricky's new track 'Tribal Drums' featuring Francesca Belmonte. This cut is from his upcoming album 'False Idols' (due out May 28). Last month we told you about the video for 'Does It', another track off the album also featuring Francesca Belmonte. + in case you missed it, get another free track download…Continue
Hello to all the men and women out there it’s FANBOYYY PRESIDENT with another pumping movie review. This weekend I checked out the new Michael Bay film “Pain and Gain” and I must say this two hour film was phenomenal. Now the synopsis is a trio of bodybuilders played by Mark…Continue
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Botswana-based death/metal band Wrust released their new song 'Spiral of Torture'. You may remember their video we featured years ago and now they're back with a new album. Rock on! - L.
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If you're a fan of retro soul and Motown sounds, Latasha Lee and her band The BlackTies got just what you need. A big admirer of Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Sam Cooke, Lee offers melodies, style and visuals celebrating the greats. Check out some of her videos below and let us know what you think. Latasha Lee & The Blackties' self-titled album is out now on …Continue
Now that the full track has been revealed by Mark Ronson on East Village Radio (stream below), what's your verdict on Andre 3000 & Beyonce's Cover Of Amy Winhouse's 'Back To Black'? Did they murder the song in a good way or a bad way? The track is from The Great Gatsby soundtrack.…Continue
For much of the world May Day is celebrated as an international worker's holiday. In America May 1st is Loyalty Day. No. Seriously. While most countries are celebrating worker's rights and international solidarity, in the Land of the Free® we celebrate obedience to the state. But cities across the country are holding their own May Day celebrations. In New York a coalition of Immigrant Rights groups, Unions, and Occupy are organizing a day of action and a march to promote…Continue
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Caktuz steals a place on the G.O.O.D. Music remix of Cheif Keef's "Dont Like" for a quci freestyle to one of the years biggest records. For all DJ's & turn ups! Follow @…Continue
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“Spreading the Dance/Rock/Electro/House Hybrid - One Toe At A Time.”…
Added by Sound Check on April 26, 2013 at 3:47pm — No Comments
Talk about "Nights over Egypt"!! First things, first. It's HIGHLY illegal to climb the pyramids at Giza. They are one of the 7 wonders of the world, not a jungle gym. but some crazy Russian photographers waited out guards at nightfall for nearly 4 hours, and toyed with the…Continue
Added by Eye Candy on April 26, 2013 at 3:22pm — No Comments
AN OVERSIMPLIFICATION OF HER BEAUTY is directed by Terence Nance, and presented by Jay-Z and Wyatt Cenac. It features music from artists like Janelle Monae and Flying Lotus. Since its premiere at last year's…Continue
Added by Eye Candy on April 26, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Ms. Lauryn Hill posted a statement on Tumblr yesterday addressing her tax/money issues and her new deal with Sony Worldwide Entertainment (+ new music!), her healing process, artistic freedom and more. Check it out below and let us know what you think.
"It has been reported that I signed a new record deal, and that I did this…
Hi guys, please tell us what you think about the piece The New York Times recently published about the Procter & Gamble campaign "My Black Is Beautiful", their new documentary "Imagine A Future", while the company also makes/markets skin-bleaching products.
"The documentary does not mention that Olay, a Procter & Gamble…
This guy is definitely my muse.
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There's something about a song that captures the feel of a house party. Many many have tried, but it's a tough balance. Too live and it feels amateurish. Too polished and it feels phony. But Young Fathers hit the right mix with their single “Deadline.” It's built around the most minimal of pieces, a distorted kick drum, a 4 note buzz-saw bassline, and an almost chanted melody. It's got the hand-made raw chaos of a Death Grips production, but with a kind of hypnotic vocal…Continue