With the release of Wale's new album The Gifted came the remix of his sexy single "Bad." The remix is made up of a fresh new beat and Rihanna's raw gritty vocals. The two add a fun flare to the song while trading off of each other throughout. A constant mix of rapping and singing bring a much more engaging and fun vibe. I'm going to need Wale to release this to radio stations ASAP, because this is without a doubt my new…Continue
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Is there anyone interested in starting a rock band?
Hot new jam from Janelle Monae and the promise of a POPPIN video! Check both below!
AND A VIDEO TEASER…Continue
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There's a movement right now of kids looking back on the Golden Age of hip-hop; mixing in new school techniques with old school beats and DIY sensibilities. Groups like Meatloaf Muzik, Phony Ppl, and now Brooklyn's own Donny Oh. Set to release his debut EP Stuffed Shells, Donny's music has a classic feel to it. His dense rhymes and effortless flow anchor the first single “Fencing.” Also, ramen noodles.…Continue
From the minds of Keith Miller and Chuck Collins, Triboro Tales is the psychedelic NYC experience of 3 friends navigating the city with not much more than love, friendship and MUSIC. AFROPUNK is proud to present Season 1 of the graphic novel on afropunk.com. Dive into mundane-adventures-turned-extraordinary through the visually fantastic world…Continue
Summertime in Brooklyn is a beautiful thing. Locals and outsiders are always in awe of the constant culture surrounding the quaint neighborhoods of New York City's historically rich borough. If you can swing it this weekend, take advantage of what The BK has to offer and enjoy an afternoon of sun, music and pleasant…Continue
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Janelle Monae's duet with Erykah Badu, 'Q.U.E.E.N.' got the remix treatment by none other than Prince. The track got stripped down and infused with some extra funkiness. Check the stream from Pinboard below (ripped from Prince's 3rdeyeTV Livestream). Let us know what you think.…
Ready for some blues and rock & roll? Gary Clark Jr. announced his North American fall tour dates + 1 date in Mexico City. Don't miss him when he hits your city! Check the schedule below.
TOUR DATES (via Jambands.com):
September 26 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
September 27 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
Added by Sound Check on June 26, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
There's some music that just belongs on a movie soundtrack. Last year's The Glorious Dead from The Heavy especially demanded inclusion on the score to some summer epic (and if you can listen to any doom metal without picturing the Lord of the Rings style battle that should be staged to it then you're a better man than I...). The new EP from Johnnyswim may not have the world-ending scope of The Heavy, but the lush arrangements and giant melodies of …Continue
New music! Santigold is telling you to "Rock This" shit in her new track. Put your dancing shoes on and head to EW to stream it: CLICK HERE. 'Rock This' is from the soundtrack of upcoming comedy 'The Heat' (ft. Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy). Also featured on the soundtrack are Angel Haze, Azealia Banks and many more. Tracks…Continue
AFROPUNK.com has been a cornerstone of alternative culture for the last 10 years. Our annual celebration, AFROPUNK Fest brings together over 60,000 attendees in one weekend to Brooklyn, NY. We will be re-launching our YouTube channel, AFROPUNK TV during AFROPUNK Fest 2013 on August…Continue
Added by AFROPUNK on June 26, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments
KEEP YOU CIRCLE TIGHT starring LURKAVELLI aka KING ABs [Movie Trailer]
here is some new visuals from the Lower East Side based artist KING ABs aka LURKAVELLI titled ‘Keep Your Circle Tight’. This is a single off KING ABs x…Continue
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Today marks 4 years since the passing of the King of Pop, The Master, The King, The Young Gawd, whatever you know him and love him by, Michael Jaclson. We couldn't pick just one Michael photo. Despite his notoriously changing "styles" throughout the years, we are alos reminded of our favorite Michael's throughout history. Do YOU remember the time, he did that…Continue
Added by Sound Check on June 25, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Before MJ died four years ago today, I imagined his death being a national mourning period. Kinda like 9/11 but maybe more controversial like Hurricane Katrina. But one thing I never expected was for it to come so soon.
It was the summer before my first year of college. I had just…Continue
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Tonight is our GIRRRL RIOT event with Taren Guy brought to you by AFROPUNK x Qream at Knitting Factory Brooklyn. In the spirit of GIRRRL power and empowerment, we're giving a #GIRRRLRIOT salute to image activist, former fashion editor and current fashionista Michaela Angela Davis.
Whatever she's doing, she's doing it with…Continue
Added by Sound Check on June 24, 2013 at 1:09pm — No Comments
In a recent interview with Uncut Magazine, George Clinton said that he sent a request to President Obama to "save the funk". (re: his copyright battles).
“The entire band is having [copyright problems], my entire family, we just sent a request to the President of the United States to save the funk.
“We got a list of names, my entire family, to BMI requesting all our cheques. Other artists are involved in it, too. We gonna have us a Twitter Army! You can bet we know how…
Since hearing “Loving You Down” I've been totally hooked on Bells Atlas. One of the most inventive original bands in recent memory, Oakland's Bells Atlas merges soul, Afrobeat, and dream-pop for a sound that's unlike anything else out there. Eminently chill and sexy in equal measure but with out of this world complexity and musical sophistication, their self-titled debut is the first must-hear album of the summer. (And yeah yeah I know it's only been summer for like 2 days, but…Continue
Our Evening with Taren Guy is coming up this Monday at Knitting Factory! But you can't have a fancy event without fancy drinks! Thanks to our friends at Qream, they've got you covered! It's tasty! You know what else is tasty? Hot jams! Here are some of our favorite riot girls who we think are just peachy.
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Dr. Dorothy I. Height (March 24, 1912 – April 20, 2010)
Dr. Dorothy I. Height was a celebrated educator, American administrator, Civil Rights and Women’s Rights activist whose career spanned over seventy years. After attending and graduating from some of the most prestigious universities in the nation including, New York University and…Continue
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