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May 2015 Blog Posts (148)

Dom Kennedy

Dom Kennedy has blessed the internet with a surprise leak off of his highly anticipated album Dom Kennedy by Dom Kennedy which is set to release June 2nd. The California rapper has been teasing fans by releasing the artwork and then the official track-list earlier this month. Dom effortlessly flows over the track in true Kennedy fashion and reminds us why we’ve been waiting so patiently. “2 Bad” has a smooth melody and Tish…

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Added by Adedeji taiwo adeyanju on May 30, 2015 at 3:55am — No Comments

Diamond Platnumz – Nana ft. Flavour

Tanzanian superstar Diamond Platnumz teams up with Flavour on this new cut titled – Nana.

Flavour has recorded new music with Diamond Platnumz. The Nigerian Highlife singer teams up with the Tanzanian entertainer to drop a new single which they have entitled ‘Nana’. This new…

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Added by Adedeji taiwo adeyanju on May 29, 2015 at 4:15pm — No Comments

AFROPUNK EXCLUSIVE: Interview With Punk Pioneer Death's Bobby Hackney #SoundCheck

Even 5 years ago, when punk pioneer trio Death's legacy began to be unearthed and rediscovered, the possibility of new music from the band seemed unlikely. Based on the strength of decades of word of mouth and a single 7”, Death catapulted from a half-forgotten memory to the subject of the…

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Added by Sound Check on May 29, 2015 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

FEATURE: 'Cosmic Girl' - By Visual Artist Ron E.A. Powell

Take a look at the latest painting from New Jersey based Jamaican visual artist Ron E.A. Powell (aka REAP). The unfinished painting - entitled 'Cosmic Girl' - was inspired by a selfie that the artist came across on instagram. Yet another example of the innovative ways visual…

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Added by Eye Candy on May 29, 2015 at 8:13am — No Comments

FEATURE: 'Large Fears' - A Children's Book About A Queer Kid of Color

Take a look at new children's book 'Large Fears', a book about a queer kid of color who "defies gender roles, race politics, sexuality and his fears". The book was written by Myles E. Johnson and illustrated by NYC based artist Kendrick Daye; and with their creation and central character Jeremiah Nebula, Johnson and Daye hope to encourage children to conquer their largest fears, accept differences in others, and chase their wildest dreams. Johnson…

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Added by Eye Candy on May 29, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

INTERVIEW: DJ-Photographer Superduper Brick is the Definition of a Dream Chaser

“Oh my god, there he is…there’s Brick”, a tiny curly-haired tween squeals to her friends as they all huddle together to point and whisper. I’m sitting on the steps of the stage at SOBs and watching the meet-and-greet for the national tour that Brick is DJing for. I look over to see Brick with his arms draped around two fans, all three of them are straight up beaming. At first glance, Brick looks like he walked straight out of your favorite 90s movie or cartoon.…

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Added by Eye Candy on May 29, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

AFROPUNK PREMIERE: Hip-Hop Soulstress Harleighblu's New Video - 'Mmm' (feat. Dr. Zygote)

Today we're premiering the visual for Hip-Hop soulstress Harleighblu's new single, 'Mmm' (feat. Dr. Zygote). The track is the lead single from the British singer-songwriter's new EP, 'Futurespective', and is described by her camp as a "late night tale of lost shoes, dignity and more, over a seedily slinky bassline and synth fuzz". Harleighblu tells us, “My life has changed and I feel like my new songs have come from a more honest and (sometimes) frank place. My EP…

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Added by Sound Check on May 29, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Tinashe – All Hands On Deck (Remix) Ft. DeJ Loaf

Tinashe releases a new remix to her current radio single ‘All Hands On Deck’ featuring Dej Loaf.

All Hands On Deck” adds another lovely lady into the frey, Dej Loaf. Tinashe’s latest single looks to ring off before she jet sail on Nicki Minaj’s The Pinkprint…

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Added by Adedeji taiwo adeyanju on May 29, 2015 at 2:41am — No Comments

EVENT: #AFRICASOUT - Friday June 5th at Gladstone Gallery, New York

Next week, Friday June 5th, AFRICA'S OUT will hold a fun filled night to celebrate Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina; and to bring awareness and funds to non-profit organisation UHAI EASHRI (the East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative) and the work they do for LGBTI East Africans. The night, celebrating Kenyan writer & activist Binyavanga Wainaina, will include Live performances from Solange Knowles + an After Party with live show by Cakes…

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Added by Eye Candy on May 28, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Lil Jon – Cutie Pie Ft. T-Pain, Problem & Snoop Dogg

Listen To Lil Jon New Single. “Cutie Pie” Featuring T-Pain, Problem, Snoop Dogg

Lil Jon decides to take a quick break from djing and deliver this brand new tune titled Cutie Pie featuring T-Pain, Problem and Snoop Dogg. The veteran producer responsible for the ATL Crunk…

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Added by Adedeji taiwo adeyanju on May 28, 2015 at 2:52pm — No Comments

NEW MUSIC: Bad Rabbits' Explosive New Single, 'How High'

Listen to the explosive anthem from funk five-piece Bad Rabbits, 'How High'. The single, co-produced by super-producer Teddy Riley, is from the AFROPUNK Fest alums' upcoming sophomore album. Check it out below (plus the group's future tour dates).

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor

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Added by Sound Check on May 28, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: 'Blending French and African Identities'

Check out this new article from The New York Times Lens blog, a write up exploring the balancing act that many first generation French-Africans face juggling their French and African identities. The article, written by Whitney Richardson, features photos from Carolina Arantes' ongoing photo-documentary project “First Generation,”which captures the daily lives of young Afro-French women. The Brazilian photographer states, “I wanted to…

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Added by The Establishment on May 27, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Rhythm Lab Radio 10 Year Anniversary Micro-Fest on July 24, 2015

My radio show, Rhythm Lab Radio is celebrating its 10 year anniverary with Micro-fest on July 24 in Milwaukee, Wi.  Headlining the micro-fest will be Peanut Butter Wolf, Natalie Prass, and Taylor Mcferrin.  You can find details and tickets at http://radiomilwaukee.org/microfest…

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Added by Tarik Moody on May 27, 2015 at 1:57pm — No Comments

The Weeknd – The Hills

The Weeknd originally debuted his Mano & Illangelo produced single “The Hills” (or “Mood Music” as it began being known as) back in April at Coachella and today he finally releases the song with some accompanying visuals.

The Weeknd – The Hills Mp3…

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Added by Adedeji taiwo adeyanju on May 27, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

FEATURE: The Versatility of Photographer Nicolas James Harris

Take a look at the versatile work of Dallas based freelance photographer Nicolas J. Harris. The Texan shoots several genres of photography including street-style, performance, and editorial. Harris states on his website, "Photography has been a passion of mine since age 7. It has always been my goal to help capture the moment, as it is created and allow the viewer to feel as if he or she was there." The photographer will debut his first so exhibition project,…

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Added by Eye Candy on May 27, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

CIARA IS THE NEW FACE OF ROBERTO CAVALLI

Roberto Cavalli's creative director Peter Dundas has appointed songstress Ciara as the face of the Italian fashion house.

Shot by Francesco Carrozzini, Ciara can be seen decked in the label's Fall 2015's threads. The shot's dark tints definitely give the diva a mysterious…

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Added by Knfck on May 27, 2015 at 9:25am — No Comments

FEATURE: The "Rhythmic-Rage" of punk group Sick Sad World

Check out punk rockers Sick Sad World. Hailing from Chicago, the group describe themselves as "Bilingual 5 piece, anti system oppression rhythmic-rage". Get into their sound below. 

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor

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Added by Sound Check on May 27, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

FEATURE: Jaden Smith Set To Play Superhero Static?

Back in October, reports began circulating that Jaden Smith would be playing comic book hero Static in an upcoming Warner Bros.digital series. This was then played down as a mere rumour. However according to actor Tyler James Williams, Smith is now confirmed to play Virgil Hawkins; the teenage hero with electromagnetic powers. The Walking Dead Actor revealed the news in a Comic Con interview, stating: 'There aren't that many young black comic book super heroes. It's…

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Added by Eye Candy on May 27, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

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