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April 2013 Blog Posts (122)

Upcoming video blog!!!

It's been a while since I posted anything for AfroPunk and luckily I was given another chance to voice my opinion, but now it's time for you to give me some ideas for an upcoming video blog I'd like to create. So give me some ideas on what it is you guys would like to hear!



Ladies, would you like some beauty/ make-up/ skin care videos created specifically for you? Maybe some of the latest fashion trends or faux pas? Let me know, I'm completely open to any ideas and stay tuned for my… Continue

Added by Arianna Garcia on April 30, 2013 at 4:34pm — No Comments

Afrofuturism: A Talk With Artist Coco Fusco - Black Subjectivity Meets Science-Fiction

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…

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Added by Sound Check on April 30, 2013 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

Free Download: The Cannabinoids, The Beat Tape VOL.2 (ft. Erykah Badu)

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…

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Added by Sound Check on April 30, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Free Download: Tricky - 'Tribal Drums' ft. Francesca Belmonte

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…

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Added by Sound Check on April 30, 2013 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

FANBOY PRESIDENT GREG B’S MOVIE REVIEW FOR AFROPUNK: Pain and Gain

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…

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Added by Eye Candy on April 29, 2013 at 2:47pm — No Comments

Free Download: Wrust - 'Spiral Of Torture', Death Metal Made In Botswana

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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Added by Sound Check on April 29, 2013 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Latasha Lee & The BlackTies Bringing Motown Sound Back

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 …

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Added by Sound Check on April 29, 2013 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

Verdict on Andre 3000 & Beyonce's Cover Of Amy Winhouse's 'Back To Black'?

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.…

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Added by Sound Check on April 29, 2013 at 11:30am — 13 Comments

Bring on the Revolution! 10 Tracks to Get You Psyched For May Day. #SoundCheck

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…

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Added by Sound Check on April 29, 2013 at 11:23am — No Comments

Caktuz - "Dont Like" ft. Kanye West, Cheif Keef, & Jadakiss [Cakmix]

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 @…

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Added by PoweredBy AMAS on April 29, 2013 at 10:43am — No Comments

MILADYDEVALAN

ONE OF MY FAVORITES The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical...

Added by MiLady devaLan on April 29, 2013 at 2:01am — 1 Comment

Daring To Dream: A Review of An Oversimplification of Her Beauty

Daring To Dream: A Review of An Oversimplification of Her Beauty



There is a part of me that is very cautious in reviewing a film like Terence Nance's An Oversimplification of Her Beauty. Most reviews, or even descriptions rely on some form of categorization in order to provide a potential audience with an easily identified region to exist within, allowing them to know before they purchase a ticket or spend their time, if they will be comfortable in that setting. But, I am limited in… Continue

Added by Craig Carpenter on April 27, 2013 at 11:06am — No Comments

Miami's The Hongs bring some serious electro dance tunes

THE HONGS

  

“Spreading the Dance/Rock/Electro/House Hybrid - ­One Toe At A Time.”…

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Added by Sound Check on April 26, 2013 at 3:47pm — No Comments

Nights over Egypt: Russians illegally climb Great Pyramid of Giza and take CRAZY photos

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…

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Added by Eye Candy on April 26, 2013 at 3:22pm — No Comments

An Oversimplification of her beauty in select theaters now. A film by Terence nance

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…

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Added by Eye Candy on April 26, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Lauryn Hill Posted A Statement Addressing Tax/Money Issues, New Deal & New Music

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.



Statement:

"It has been reported that I signed a new record deal, and that I did this…

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Added by Sound Check on April 26, 2013 at 11:18am — 9 Comments

Empowerment or Just a marketing ploy to sell products to women of color?

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.

Excerpts:

"The documentary does not mention that Olay, a Procter & Gamble…

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Added by The Race Card on April 26, 2013 at 10:43am — 2 Comments

Vernon Reid

This guy is definitely my muse.

Added by Alayna Woods-Buffalo on April 26, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Scottish trio Young Fathers mix indie, dub, hip-hop, and synth-pop for something truly unique. Check out their latest. “I Heard.” #SoundCheck

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…

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Added by Sound Check on April 26, 2013 at 10:11am — 1 Comment

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