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September 2013 Blog Posts (75)

'Re-Introducing Oshun' Exhbibition in London Will Explore Black women's bodies, gender and sexual expression through the lens of the Orisha, Oshun

Dopeness happening soon in London, UK! 'Re-Introducing Oshun' is "an interdisciplinary exhibition in style of Art Nude, discussing black women's bodies, gender and sexual expression through the lens of the Orisha, Oshun." Creative director Janine Francois allowed us to premiere some of the images right here on AFROPUNK. She tells us that this series, called 'Exotic Fruits', "aims to be a critique of European colonial and…

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Added by Eye Candy on September 30, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Artists Delphine Diallo and Jules Arthur Collab On 'Lion Base' Art Pieces

A fundraiser for Folorunsho was recently held at the James Hotel (Soho, NYC). Visual artist Jules Arthur collaborated with Delphine Diallo on two art pieces which were donated to the fundraiser. He tells us: "Folorunsho is a group out of Sierra Leone. [It includes] child soldiers of the civil war…

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Added by Eye Candy on September 30, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Listen to Flying Lotus, Toro y Moi and More Take Over the Grand Theft Auto: V Soundtrack!

The Grand Theft Auto V soundtrack was just as anticipated as the game itself. There’s nothing like completing missions and aimlessly driving around listening to your favorite artists and discovering new ones. If you had the pleasure of playing any GTA games, you’ve spent a lot of time toggling on radio stations looking for the perfect tune to cruise to. But what makes this game different from others in its series is that each mission is perfectly scored to assist in the games…

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Added by Sound Check on September 30, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Free download! Kool Head's latest single 'Stick Up Heads' is a synth-laden dose of infectious optimism. #SoundCheck

The trouble with genre names is: what do you do when you create a sound that's influenced by New Wave? Call it Post-New Wave? New New Wave? (Post-Hardcore is about to suffer the same dilemma. It will be hilarious.) Hailing from Brooklanta (that's apparently the union of Brooklyn and Atlanta for those of you without a Tesseract), duo & AFROPUNK members Kool Head call it Black Wave. Blending soul and…

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Added by Sound Check on September 30, 2013 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Activator Album Out Now + CD Release Show 10/3

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Added by Activator on September 27, 2013 at 2:15pm — No Comments

Holy Nostalgia, Batman! Legendary garage rock outfit The Dirtbombs pay tribute to late 60's bubblegum pop on their latest record. #SoundCheck

You gotta give the Dirtbombs this: when they pick a concept, they follow through. The Detroit garage outfit was acclaimed for their 2001 soul record Ultraglide in Black, and paid tribute to Detroit's other great musical legacy: House music on 2011's Party Store. This time out, the aim of their affection is the bubblegum pop of the late 60's and early 70's on Ooey Gooey Chewy Ka-Blooey!…

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Added by Sound Check on September 27, 2013 at 10:09am — No Comments

AP Fashion: Overalls back at it again?

Overalls were the rave again this summer, along with Jellies, jersey style shirts, grillz and bucket hats... At AfroPunk Fest 2013, Bayli, lead singer of the Skins wore a very fabulous pair of overalls -- a light washed and bleached jean overall, colorfully bejeweled on the front and pocket edges -- a cute way to re vamp my favorite clothing item from my childhood.



Words by Aliyah Blackmore, AFROPUNK…

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Added by Safety Pins on September 27, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

"Reel Sisters Honors Film Icons Shola Lynch & Issa Rae at the Kumble Theater, LIU, Brooklyn on Oct. 13!"

From Reel Sisters: Win Tickets to Free Angela & All Political Prisoners and the Reel Sisters Awards Ceremony!

"Reel Sisters will honor film innovators ISSA RAE, the creator of the ground breaking web series THE MIS-ADVENTURES OF AWKWARD BLACK GIRL (HBO recently acquired the hit show), and SHOLA LYNCH, director of Chisholm ’72 – Unbought & Unbossed and FREE ANGELA AND ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS. Enjoy an awards ceremony with performances by vocalist Tamar-kali and…

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Added by Eye Candy on September 27, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

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Added by NAKED TRUTH on September 26, 2013 at 11:48am — No Comments

LMAO! "23 Pieces Of Evidence That Punk Is Dead"

LOL! Buzzfeed.com got jokes. Here are "23 Pieces Of Evidence That Punk Is Dead". Check out some examples below and click here for the full list.



- This back piece…

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Added by Sound Check on September 25, 2013 at 1:23pm — 2 Comments

Forget Yeezus. This is how it's done. Free download + stream of Abdu Ali's new mixtape “Push+Slay.” #SoundCheck

This is the golden moment. This is the moment right before there's really a name for what this is. This is the moment when it's not a style. It's not a genre. It's not even a movement. But a handful of artists are pushing hip-hop in new radical directions and it is glorious. The latest disciple of the new school of noise rap is Baltimore's Abdu Ali.…

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Added by Sound Check on September 25, 2013 at 12:50pm — 4 Comments

AP Quickie: Deep Cotton's New Funky Single 'Runaway Radio'

AP Quickie: Janelle Monae collaborators and producers Deep Cotton have a new funky track out. It's called 'Runaway Radio' (off their upcoming Runaway Radio EP - to be released on September 25th). Stream it below.…

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Added by Sound Check on September 24, 2013 at 12:06pm — 1 Comment

M.I.A. vs The NFL: Middle-Finger Inducing Ridiculousness

Soooooo... The NFL wants M.I.A. to pay $1.5 million for showing her middle-finger to the camera last year during her Super Bowl appearance. They stated in their legal papers that M.I.A.'s gesture was "in flagrant disregard for the values that form the cornerstone of the NFL brand and the Super Bowl.", tarnishing the NFL's reputation.

To which M.I.A.'s lawyer Howard King replied on her behalf: "Of course, the NFL’s claimed reputation for wholesomeness is hilarious in light…

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Added by Sound Check on September 23, 2013 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Marvel's Prodigy Is Bisexual - Get Over It!

Marvel's announcement that character Prodigy is bisexual got a lot of people butt hurt (no pun intended!), saying they're trying to force LGBT propaganda on children. WorldofBlackHeroes.com reports that Prodigy was added to Marvel's Young Avengers line-up and that the announcement of his bisexuality caused an uproar with some comic books aficionados: "The comments regarding the news ranged from comic companies…

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Added by Gender Bent on September 23, 2013 at 8:14am — 4 Comments

Killer new music from Baltimore power trio Me and This Army: This is “What It Is.” #SoundCheck

It's been over a year since we last heard from Baltimore power trio (who have of one of the best band names in indie rock), AFROPUNK members Me and This Army. Courtney, Nicholas, and Jon are back with the first track from their forthcoming 'ZOO' EP. Recorded up in Brooklyn at the…

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Added by Sound Check on September 23, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

Janelle Monae: "Love Has No Sexual Orientation"

Addressing persistent rumors about her sexual orientation, Janelle Monae recently told the “Sway In The Morning” radio show hosts: "I feel love has no sexual orientation. Love has no religious belief. Love is the purest and most important thing we can possess for ourselves and for others. €œI keep my personal life very much to myself. I want everybody to focus on my music.""I feel love has no sexual orientation. Love has no religious belief. Love is the purest and most important…

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Added by Gender Bent on September 23, 2013 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

6ix 5ive?s ?The Heroes of Hip-Hop? episode 1 directed by Nimi Hendrix

6ix 5ive Enterprises X Content Chunk presents: ?The Heroes of Hip-Hop? Directed by Nimi Hendricks for Secret Society Motion Pictures. Written by Kendall ?Loose Cannon? Clark.…

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Added by PoweredBy AMAS on September 21, 2013 at 7:47pm — No Comments

Me 1, Ketchup chips 0, nuh nuh nuh na nuh na



So, I'm addicted to Ketchup chips

(if you happen to be from the US, I'm sorry that you have missed out on something incredible)

And this addiction has pushed me to walk into stores soooo many times, tempting me to buy plastic and most often times that addiction is thwarted, but sometimes.......... (see…

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Added by Ti Pha Nerd on September 20, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

The Bots talk new EP, causing trouble on stage, and weird run-ins with the dude from One Direction - Exclusive interview. #SoundCheck

We were all a little punchy, I guess. Guitarist Mikaiah Lei and his brother Anaiah had just gotten off the stage from the release show for their new EP …

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Added by Sound Check on September 20, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Portland based Magic Mouth's latest EP 'Devil May Care' has its roots equally in Nina Simone and the MC5. Yeah, you just gotta hear this one. #SoundCheck

Portland's Magic Mouth may have gotten their start playing Nina Simone songs, but their latest EP Devil May Care pours their jazz roots through a fine mesh of post-punk. The emerging liquid is pure rock and roll. MC5 riffs collide with funky bass with…

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Added by Sound Check on September 20, 2013 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

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