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August 2012 Blog Posts (107)

Afropunk Festival 2012: Spin Shares Their Dope Images

Spin.com says: "The eighth annual Afropunk Festival is the only music festival in America that truly understands just who invented rock'n'roll." Yeah baby. Thanks guys for the dope photo gallery. Click here to see all the pics, taken by photographer Matt Ellis.…

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Added by AFROPUNK on August 31, 2012 at 3:20pm — 3 Comments

The Peculiar Kind: Episode No. 5 - Queers in the Media

If you didn't make it to the screening organized by AFROPUNK at FREE CANDY 2 weeks ago, we've got you covered. Here is what you missed! In this episode, the cast talk about visible queer folks of color in the media, if they feel accurately portrayed in the media, and what they'd like to see more of in the media "when it comes to the queers".…

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Added by Gender Bent on August 31, 2012 at 2:35pm — No Comments

Sugar & Spikes Tattoo Feature - Photographer Chris Carr's Art Series 'Flesh'

Stepping into Chris Carr's world is like entering a place where all your false pretenses that society has taught you are stripped away leaving you in your truest form, naked...literally. This New York based nightlife and editorial photographer created the company Eat The Cake NYC with the intention to break down the walls people choose to hide behind and force them to get…

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Added by Safety Pins on August 31, 2012 at 2:12pm — No Comments

#SoundCheck - Crystal Axis, Teenage Punk Rockers from Kenya, Release “Devil Sold His Soul”

The DIY scene in Nairobi is quickly becoming one of the most vibrant on the continent. A group of young bands, few older than 25, supporting each other making independent, badass, and just plain LOUD music. We've written about the scene before and I'm…

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Added by Sound Check on August 31, 2012 at 1:37pm — 2 Comments

Black Fashion By Javii - Afropunk Fest Fashion!

On the eve of the eighth annual AFROPUNK music festival, while most were raving on about the killer lineup to come, my phone was bombarded with text messages by friends wondering what the hell they should wear? Questions like "Is this punk enough?" "Is this Afro enough?" Some questions were of a more serious tone. One friend wondered if Bindi's were considered cultural appropriation. (If you have to ask, then yes, yes it is, but let's save that topic for another week.)

I…

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Added by Safety Pins on August 31, 2012 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

"I'm full of fears and I do my best to avoid difficulties and any kind of complications. I like everything around me to be clear as crystal and completely calm." - Alfred Hitchcock

"I'm full of fears and I do my best to avoid difficulties and any kind of complications. I like everything around me to be clear as crystal and completely calm." - Alfred Hitchcock

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Added by blaqvenus on August 30, 2012 at 8:19pm — No Comments

A POEM FOR AFROPUNK

Inspiration was thick in the air at AFROPUNK FEST this past weekend. AFROPUNK and festival goer Terrence Lathan came to the festival, was struck was inspiration and wrote this poem about his experience on his way home. We thought we'd share. Thanks…
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Added by AFROPUNK FEST '12 on August 30, 2012 at 1:23pm — No Comments

Do Yoo Givva??

FREE Download Here-------------------->>>>>>> http://soundcloud.com/nowfuwcha/do-yoo-givva…

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Added by NOW FUWCHA on August 30, 2012 at 11:49am — No Comments

Caktuz Talks To Ebony Mag On Working With Blaxploitation Legend Melvin Van Peebles [EBONY.COM INTERVIEW]

Caktuz recently sat down with Ebony.com to talk about his relationship with long-time mentor and Father of Blaxploitation movies, Melvin Van Peebles, as Ebony celebrates the filmakers 80th birthday.

Van Peebles shared that he hopes his legacy will instill confidence in others to pursue their dreams—even if it includes several different…

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Blasphemy: Caktuz Drops "Kottdayumn!!" Video Teaser 4 New EP

Once again Caktuz pulls no punches with the phonetically titled "Kottdayumn!!". This fan favorite from his recent 2011 UK tour has only been performed live before now.

Originally written as a demo for an ill fated 9th Wonder collaboration (the beat is a chopped loop from Little Brothers "Home"), Caktuz drops this gritty black & white video, directed by Deitrich Davis (Director of Photography for…

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Added by Caktuz on August 30, 2012 at 3:15am — No Comments

PEREZ HILTON TRYNA START SOMTHING

Perez Hilton thinks Erykah Badu was trying to DISS Nicki Minaj by "remixing" the mind-numbing "Beez in the Trap" this past Saturday at AFROPUNK FEST? Someone give Perez a copy of Worldwide Underground STAT!

By Alexandria Gamlin

 

Brooklyn was #BLESSED and electrified by Erykah Badu this past weekend at AFROPUNK FEST 2012. There were many memorable moments including seducing the mic stand and dropping it ALL THE WAY LOW, keeping the…

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Added by AFROPUNK FEST '12 on August 29, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Blasphemy: Caktuz Drops "Kottdayumn!!" Video Teaser 4 New EP

Once again Caktuz pulls no punches with the phonetically titled "Kottdayumn!!". This fan favorite from his recent 2011 UK tour has only been performed live before now.

Originally written as a demo for an ill fated 9th Wonder collaboration (the beat is a chopped loop from Little Brothers "Home"), Caktuz drops this gritty black & white video, directed by Deitrich Davis (Director of Photography for…

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Added by Caktuz on August 29, 2012 at 6:26pm — No Comments

Preveiw + Rate My New Album! "How To Dress Well For Suicide"

 

The eclectic 'Carolina Blues Traveler', Caktuz, launches a digital listening party for his long anticipated third studio album,How To Dress Well For Suicide.…

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Added by Caktuz on August 29, 2012 at 5:59pm — No Comments

Caktuz Sings? "MessUpYaMakeUp" [AUDIO]

Caktuz must've been thinking Prince and euro dance music for this track; "MessUpYaMakeUp!". Caktuz sings (not too bad) his way through a slinky track produced by new comer Mayhem Manny.…

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Added by Caktuz on August 29, 2012 at 4:54pm — No Comments

Caktuz Drops Video Teaser For #FEA (Fucc 'Em All) From New Album

From the forthcoming third album "How 2 Dress Well 4 Suicide", Caktuz drops this teaser for the S. Type prod. #FEA.

Directed by Deitrich Davis Cinema/ AMAS Multi-Media.

wardrobe: Rocksmith NYC

www.caktuztree.com

@Caktuz

@DeitrichDavis

@RocksmithNYC

@pwrdby_AMAS…

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Added by Caktuz on August 29, 2012 at 4:45pm — No Comments

According to Rolling Stone, "the other black experience" is outdated

By Alexandria Gamlin

AFROPUNK FEST 2012 has been receiving all types of crazy awesome press, post festival. One of the biggest "horray!"'s came from a stellar write up from Matt Trammell at Rolling Stone. Matt has always been a friend of AFROPUNK and his re-cap of…

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Added by AFROPUNK FEST '12 on August 29, 2012 at 4:30pm — 16 Comments

Afropunk Festival 2012: Photo Recap from TimeOut NY

Amazing pictures of the 2012 Afropunk Fest are pouring in. We'd like to thank all the photographers and media outlets who are helping us spread the madness to the world. Below are some dope pics from TimeOut NY (taken by wagz2it), please visit their website here for the full slideshow!

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Added by AFROPUNK on August 29, 2012 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

#SoundCheck - The UK Garage Rock Renaissance continues with The Connectors new video “Naked”

Between Melody Nelson, and now The Connectors, we definitely seem to be in the middle of a UK garage rock renaissance. Taking their cues as much from Nirvana and 90's garage as the Kinks, the two piece band consists of singer/guitarist Andy and drummer Danny. Their first single is “Naked,” a fist pumping garage anthem reminiscent of fellow two piece Local H. Built on a simple riff and repeating “just like everybody else / unlike anybody else,” the duo makes the most out of their…

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Added by Sound Check on August 29, 2012 at 1:42pm — 1 Comment

INTERVIEW: Catching up with Reggie Watts & Straight Line Stitch @ AP Fest 2012

After she enjoyed the Afropunk Fest performances like the rest of us, AP member Olivia Haynes got a chance to catch up with hilarious mad scientist Reggie Watts and Alexis Brown of Metal band Straight Line Stitch.

They told her about what Afropunk means to them and what they have in store for us in coming months. Check it out.




(Straight Line Stitch photo by wagz2it/TimeOut NY)…



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Added by Sound Check on August 29, 2012 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

AFROPUNK FEST 2012 TOP 10 HIGHLIGHTS

2 days, 26 bands, 5 DJs, 15 Food trucks, 80 local vendors, 8 custom motorcycles, 100+ skaters and 40 THOUSAND AFROPUNKS made up AFROPUNK FEST 2012. There was so much energy and it was all ((POS VIBES)). We’ll be talking about all the sweet stuff…

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Added by AFROPUNK FEST '12 on August 28, 2012 at 6:30pm — 4 Comments

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