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July 2013 Blog Posts (89)

AAAHH!!! As We Are Is Here!!

The album is finally here!! I'm excited, I'm nervous, and getting kinda sweaty ;-p This has been a long time coming and I'm so thankful to finally release this album!!!

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Today only, I'm streaming the full album on my blog,…

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Added by HASINA on July 31, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

It's time to move past praising LE1F for being a “gay rapper” and just praise him for being on some next-level shit. #SoundCheck

Hip-hop has a (deserved) reputation for being homophobic, but contrary to what many op-eds on the subject would have you believe, it's not exactly more homophobic than the rest of American culture. It's at best louder (though Adam Sandler's late period and unjustifiably popular gay panic “comedies” are certainly nothing if not loud). But we live in a society that loves to point fingers without examining our own flaws, so those op-eds aren't likely to stop any time soon. Since…

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Added by Sound Check on July 31, 2013 at 2:02pm — 1 Comment

NEW TV on The Radio-- Mercy

After a long hiatus, TV on the Radio is back with new music, and the dance-y, rock-heavy track 'Mercy' is a wonderful welcome back. Although there is no official talk of a new album or EP as of yet, the band reports "things came together smoothly", so we can safely assume, this…

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Added by Sound Check on July 31, 2013 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

NOTHING WILL STOP THIS TRAIN

IT'S OFFICIAL WE HAVE WENT THRU 4 BASS PLAYERS AND STILLHAVE NOT FOUND SOMEONE WITH THE FEET AND HANDS OF A GIANT THIS MUSIC (BY THE WAY THATS DOUG WIMBUSH AND KWAME BOATEN ON THE BASSES ON THE ALBUM FIGHT ON GREEN WITH RAGE IS JEFF BLOUNT FROM HARLEM NYC THESE GUYS ARE THE TOP BASS PLAYERS IN THE WORLD AND ILL ADMIT NT'S MUSIC HAS BEAT UP ON A LOT OF FOLKS. BUT THE TRAIN KEEPS ROLLIN ALL NIGHT LONG! WE ARE ABOUT TO DO SOME SECRET GIGS IN THE ATLANTA AREA…

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Added by NAKED TRUTH on July 31, 2013 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Live: Solange at vitaminwater #uncapped

This past week, The FADER Magazine's #uncapped series continued with Solange Knowles at a laundry mat on Atlantic Ave in Brooklyn. While most would think hanging out in a laundry mat is probably the worst possible place to be on a Monday night, Vitamin Water is into making "the…

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Added by Sound Check on July 31, 2013 at 11:05am — No Comments

PETE ROCK & CAMP LO’S NEW MIXTAPE ’80 BLOCKS FROM TIFFANY’S PT. 2′

EIGHTIES EXPLOSION! For all the heads who remember the "golden era of hip hop", we have a treat for you! Camp Lo and Pete Rock come together for '80 Blocks from Tiffany's Pt.2' and rocking mix of hot bars and funky beats. Check it out!…

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Added by Sound Check on July 30, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

SAMPHA "Dual" EP [LIVE video + download]

If you've been crossing your fingers and gritting your teeth in anticipation of Sampha's ( of SBTRKT fame) solo EP, THE.WAIT.IS.OVER! Remember all those times you were listing to SBTRK's "Hold On" or "Never Never" and you said "Man, this guy should go solo!"-- That just happened.…

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Added by Sound Check on July 30, 2013 at 3:49pm — No Comments

FESTIVAL FEATURE: Rye Rye to bring the fire at AFROPUNK FEST 2013

Rye Rye’s lyrics and beats spit fire.  A mix between MIA and Azealia Banks, Rye Rye’s music and persona makes you want to booty pop and be a fierce woman at the same time, like it-aint-no-thang. Her hot beats have you bumpin’-- perfect songs to blast in your…

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Added by Sound Check on July 30, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Spike Lee Responds To Critics Of His Kickstarter Campaign

What do you think of Spike Lee's reply to those who say he's too wealthy to ask people for money via Kickstarter to finance his upcoming movie. In a recent …

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Added by Eye Candy on July 30, 2013 at 11:43am — 3 Comments

You Might be a Racist if . . .

If you have an outfit made from 180 count percale white cotton sheets . . . you might be a racist.  If you’ve ever attended an event where a cross was burned and people chanted, “Death to all niggers,” . . . you might be a racist.  Right.  Everyone gets that; that’s the ugly face of racism everyone loves to hate.  In reality, racism is far more subtle and FAR more pervasive than that.  Racism is a sickness so deep, so omnipresent, and so completely enmeshed in the very fabric of…

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Added by AfroerotiK on July 30, 2013 at 12:43am — No Comments

tech N9Ne and Danny Brown in "Thizzles"

If there's anything we can count on Tech N9NE for, it's a monstrous beat, silly (yet, fire) lyrics and out of this world collaborations. In the latest teaser track for N9NE's upcoming album "Something Else", Tech enlists Danny Brown, probably the only…

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Added by Sound Check on July 29, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

John H. White's photos of 1970's everyday chicago

Photographer John H. White was commissioned by the Environmental Protection Agency for the “Documerica Project.” in 1970's Chicago. His photos were to…

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Added by Eye Candy on July 29, 2013 at 5:15pm — 1 Comment

Homemade plastic free Yogurt

I did it! It only took two times, but I managed to make homemade yogurt. We'll see how long I can keep relaying the yogurt to produce more yogurt.

Man friend thinks indefinitely, but we'll see.

If you too wanted to make plain yogurt this is what you do:

Wait -  first, this is what you'll need

  • A Thermos
  • A towel
  • A warm spot
  • Milk (whatever kind you want)
  • Yogurt with live bacteria in it
  • a…
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Added by Ti Pha Nerd on July 29, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Michael Jackson's Duets With Freddie Mercury To Be Released This Fall?

UK media outlet The Times reports: "Duets between Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury will be released officially in time for the autumn after a wait of three decades, Mercury’s bandmates

have declared. Brian May and Roger Taylor, the guitarist and drummer who played with Mercury in Queen, promised “something for folks to hear” in two…

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Added by Sound Check on July 29, 2013 at 2:34pm — 2 Comments

New Recording Of Death's 'Story Of The World'

Punk rock pioneers Death just premiered a new recording of their 1975 track 'Story Of The World' via Billboard: "Bobby, Dannis and guitarist Bobbie Duncan are building on this new level of visibility with the July 30 release of Death's first vinyl single since 1976, on the resurrected…

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Added by Sound Check on July 29, 2013 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

#SoundCheck: Trash Talk's “Blossom & Burn” is how you blend punk rock and hip-hop. Check them at Afropunk Fest 2013

Bands have been trying with varying success to blend punk rock and hip-hop since the early days of both. Some have been bizarre but exciting experiments (the Beatnigs, Happy Go Licky) some have been truly great (Death Grips) and some have been more than a little embarrassing (Sum 41...Also Crass' “Smash The Mac” gets the award for worst song from a truly great band). But on “Blossom & Burn” from Trash Talk's fantastic 119, the band gets it completely…

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Added by Sound Check on July 29, 2013 at 11:43am — No Comments

Connecting and all that: The Connecters LIVE in London

They come at you like a head-butt of sound, they are strong and aggressive, but after a while the songs start to blur as your concussion sets in and you’re gasping for the variety in the set: They are the kinda band that do what they do…

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

the bus project as a friend barometer?

Two weeks ago we had a birthday celebration at the farm and EVERYBODY from the neighbouring community was here.
Very few of them in my age bracket; I think there were 5
To avoid, or minimize, the parental disapproval we worked extra hard
to get the "skeleton" shaped so…
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Added by Ti Pha Nerd on July 26, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Founder of Dakar Fashion week bans models who have bleached skin

"One can blame white supremacy or colonization for the mental conditioning Blacks have endured, but finally in the African diaspora’s fashion industry, a change has come. Adama Ndiaye, founder of Senegal’s Dakar Fashion Week, has put her foot down on beauty practices…

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Added by Safety Pins on July 26, 2013 at 4:26pm — No Comments

Zimmerman Trial Juror Says He "Got Away With Murder" But Still Voted "Not Guilty"

So Juror B29 from the Zimmerman trial told ABC News yesterday that Zimmerman "got away with murder", that she "fought to the end". "I was the juror that was going to give them the hung jury". And yet she still opted for a "not guilty" verdict. It probably was not an easy choice for her, but what exactly is "to the end" then?…

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Added by The Establishment on July 26, 2013 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

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