Forget about the snow, let's kick off the week with some groovy tunes. Rock, electro-funk, hip-hop, R&B... The creativity of Afropunk.com members is showcased in today's free downloads. Ms. Sarah White's retro-funky sound in 'Limitless', Mama's Dirty Li'l Secret's tongue-in-cheek rock & roll,…Continue
Added by AFROPUNK on October 31, 2011 at 5:10pm —
I have been at Occupy Wall St for 5 weeks. On Monday it will be my 6th week.
I hate it here.
This movement has been co-opted by men. For example, I am at a women's safety meeting that has had all of the agenda items bottom-lined by men.
The needs of the people are being addressed by people who have no idea. Middle-class people to whom the concept of poverty is a distant concept. Illustrated by their lack of compassion for individuals. For example, the working… Continue
Singer/songwriter Arama Mara always has something exciting up her sleeve. This time she shares her song 'Black Lullaby', produced by Guy Sigsworth (Seal, Björk, Goldie, Madonna). Grab the free MP3 below! Arama also has a 3-song EP out on iTunes and will release a 'Black Lullaby' remix EP…Continue
We told you about Afropunk.com member Vim Crony's comics. Well Vim also directs videos, among other things. His latest project: thrash metal band Hirax' new video 'Broken Neck'! To tease you, here's some behind-the-scenes footage of what seems to be a fun shoot. Congrats…Continue
Added by AFROPUNK on October 28, 2011 at 9:00am —
Here is Week 3 of AP member Griff Fuller's special report on the 'Occupy Los Angeles' protests against corporate greed: "I started the week missing out on a free Van Hunt show at Amoeba Hollywood. I went back down to Occupy LA. The crowd had grown, but concerns and doubts about stagnant actions in our movement grew with the crowd. I retweeted on October 16 a brilliant document titled…Continue
Ladies and gentleman, on October 27, 2011, a dream will be fulfilled. My novel, A Journey Into The Mind of a Black Woman: In Search of Black Men With Purpose, will be published and I'd like to invite all of you to come celebrate with me on my facebook page:…
Watch this! It's getting real funky up in here: Stockholm (Sweden)-based artiste Amalia is telling you to freeze that shit with the release of the video for her Grace Jones-esque single 'Freeze That!" (watch below). By the way, if you don't have her album 'Art Slave' yet, RUN to this online store to get it. Now! Amalia's raw deliciousness mixed with partner in crime Opolopo's productions are a must-have. But…Continue
What does it mean to be Black today? What "kind" of Black person are you? Are you "Black enough"? Toure's new book 'Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness?' (available here) is tackling the question of racial identity today in America and discusses what he means by "post blackness". An opportunity for us to ask you guys what you think about this topic. Check out the video below and…Continue
One of my newly released films(Post Mortem America 2021) got a review recently and I wanted to share with my peeps. I think it was a fairly good review overall. I'm proud of the work I did on this one.
Today we're featuring Ms. Mika Kenyah, CEO of promotion and model management company Sugar & Spikes. Mika told us about her killer tatts and what they mean to her. If you'd like your tattoo(s) to be our next feature, please email us at least 3 pics of yourself and your tattoo(s), and your answers to the questions below to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Whoa! Bootsy Collins, Nona Hendryx, Questlove, Bernie Worrell, Doug E. Fresh, Full Force, Sheila E., Paul Shaffer, Tye Tribbett, Ray Chew will be paying homage to the "Godfather of Funk," George Clinton in New York October 25th at the Apollo Theater. Other guests include Fab 5 Freddy, Dallas Austin, Vernon Reid, Kim Burrell, Doug E. Fresh, original members of P-Funk, and more artists are coming... Organizers say: "Visit…Continue
Added by AFROPUNK on October 24, 2011 at 4:00pm —
"Right to free expression and assembly", "the people are seeking a chance to contribute and to have a role in the decisions that will shape their lives", "leaders need to respond to these aspirations and to help build that better future for all", "protesters took to the streets to demand their universal rights", "innocent civilians were imprisoned", "government resorting to violence to prevent the free expression of ideas from their own people"...
These are words used by US…Continue
Occupy Wall St. has gotten quite a bit of steam since the last Afro-punk coverage of the ever-expanding protests but I know some of you have remarked that it has one flaw that I’ve noticed too: It looks rather White. The very people out there who should be saying something, the Blacks, Latinos, Asians, Native Americans, etc., etc., are sparse. This is why…Continue
Our band A Broken Code is embarking on journey into making a heavier sound. Heavier meaning more rough and metallic. We're looking for a lady singer with a voice that can sail over such rough seas. Pretty much like what Skin, the female singer in the youtube video link below.
The homies Belikos effortlessly blend hip-hop and rock in their new 'Live & Die' EP. It's their second record to date and you get to download the opening title 'The Fuego', a love & hate anthem, for free! They're definitely a band to keep an eye on. If you'd like to support them, feel free to purchase the EP here. In the…Continue
As some of you may know, our new bass player is Paul Gruntz (formerly of known Long Island alternative metal band Sinaria) and we would like to welcome him into the S.D. Tribe.
Also we are working on global distribution of our album entitled "Delusion", it will be available at 750+ music stores worldwide, including iTunes, Amazon, Last.fm and many more.. We will let everyone know when it goes online "live". Watch out…