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October 2012 Blog Posts (100)

#SoundCheck: The 10 Essential Halloween Tracks

Screamin' Jay Hawkins and the Misfits are great and all, but it turns out people are still writing great Halloween songs. Check out our top 10 below and leave your favorites in the comments!



By Nathan Leigh



The Heavy – Can't Play Dead

British indie-soul band The Heavy conceived of their latest album The Glorious Dead as the score to a film that hadn't…

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Added by Sound Check on October 31, 2012 at 9:27am — 2 Comments

Black Fashion By Javii: KibonenNY S/S 2013 - The Milagro Collection, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week South Africa

Two weeks ago I was invited to KibonenNY (KNY) fashion fundraiser. Kibonen at the time was invited to South Africa Mercedes Benz fashion week. Shortly after her invitation, Kibonen started an indiegogo account to help raise funds to get her and her team there. It seems Kibonen raised all the funds needed and had the opportunity to showcase her new collection KibonenNY S/S 2013: The Milagro…

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Added by Safety Pins on October 30, 2012 at 8:36am — No Comments

Caktuz Prepares To Start A Riot w/ New Video "Anti" [TRAILER1]











Carolina 'rock-a-rolla', Caktuz, prepares to drop his 3rd studio album,Ã???Ã??Ã? How To Dress Well For Suicide,…

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Added by Caktuz on October 29, 2012 at 5:05pm — No Comments

Exclusive Interview (Part 2): Boots Riley Of The Coup Talks Revolution, New Album

Boots Riley is the outspoken frontman for Oakland revolutionary hip-hop group The Coup. Since their 1993 debut, Kill My Landlord, Boots has become known as much for his activism and revolutionary politics as his music. He founded Street Sweeper Social Club with Tom Morello in 2006, and has been an active and outspoken member of Occupy Oakland. The Coup's latest record Sorry To Bother You drops October 30th.

As Afropunk's resident Occupier, I talked to…

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Added by Sound Check on October 29, 2012 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

I STILL Hate College

So fast forward from my last blog post. Now I'm active duty military and sure enough I still hate college.  A few things through my own experience.

When it comes to college, you have to do for you and no one else. I sincerely wish that I had enlisted straight out of high school rather than going to college first.  I wasted time and money. I ended up going to a school that I hated. Once I…

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Added by Gullah*Gotham*Glitter on October 28, 2012 at 1:33pm — No Comments

AFROPUNK EXCLUSIVE: New "Day and Night Video" from D*NIK

We've got the EXCLUSIVE on the new video from soul-rock duo D*NIK. If you've been lusty doing a load of laundry, then you may be able to relate.…
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Added by Sound Check on October 26, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

ARTST TLK episode one with Pharrell Williams now airing on the Reserve Channel on Youtube

Uncommon Content announces the new Fall line-up for RESERVE CHANNEL, a YouTube original channel that provides access to some of the most extraordinary people and places on the planet. Get ready for three brand new shows that innovate and expand the RESERVE…
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Added by Eye Candy on October 26, 2012 at 12:40pm — No Comments

Woo! Morcheeba Album Announced + Skye Edwards' Solo Project

Always good to hear from UK trip-hop power trio Morcheeba and lead singer Skye Edwards. So you're in for a double treat: 1) The band has announced that they're cooking up a new record for 2013. They say: "we’re collaborating with some great international artists and it’s set to be one of our most innovative records to date." Sounds like a plan.

2) In the meanwhile, Skye Edwards is set to release her solo album 'Back To Now' on Monday October 29th! Woo! Check the first single…

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Added by Sound Check on October 26, 2012 at 7:02am — No Comments

Riot! Mykki Blanco Joins Death Grips' Tour

Ok this is gonna be a riot: Trans rapper Mykki Blanco has been added to the bill of punk/electro/hip-hop group Death Grips' tour (see dates below). Her debut mixtape 'Cosmic Angel: The Illuminati Prince/ss' drops November 7.

In case you've been living under a rock and don't know Ms. Blanco yet, her peeps tell us: "Mykki Blanco is a NY-based, self-described "acid punk" trans rapper. Taking elements of rave, hip-hop, and riot grrl culture, Michael Quattlebaum has become the…

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Added by Sound Check on October 26, 2012 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Exclusive Interview: Boots Riley Of The Coup Talks Revolution, New Album & Live Shows (Part 1)

Boots Riley is the outspoken frontman for Oakland revolutionary hip-hop group The Coup. Blending hip-hop, soul, and punk rock, The Coup have a sound as radical as their politics. Since their 1993 debut, Kill My Landlord, Boots has become known as much for his activism and revolutionary politics as his music. He founded Street Sweeper Social Club with Tom Morello in 2006, and has been an active and vocal member of Occupy Oakland. The Coup's latest record Sorry To…

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Added by Sound Check on October 26, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

Halloween x Natural Hair: Glamed Up Medusa Video Tutorial (+ Janelle Monae look, Grace Jones look)

NATURAL HAIR Tutorial: for Halloween, Chescaleigh aka Chescalocs will be a glamed up Medusa! In the video tutorial below, you'll learn how to create this look (hair and makeup). Bonus videos: Janelle Monae look, Grace Jones look, and more natural hair ideas. Let us know which one you'll try! - L…

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Added by Safety Pins on October 26, 2012 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Caktuz Prepares To Start A Riot w/ New Video "Anti" [TRAILER1]









Carolina 'rock-a-rolla', Caktuz, prepares to drop his 3rd studio album,Ã??Ã? How To Dress Well For Suicide,…

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Added by Caktuz on October 26, 2012 at 5:21am — No Comments

Nelson George Kickstarter Campaign- FINDING THE FUNK

Filmmaker Nelson George needs your help to raise 20K by November 9th through his kickstarter campaign! Let's bring the community together and get this awesome film made! --> "A journey through the origins and influence of funk music from James…

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Added by Eye Candy on October 25, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Halloween Costume Guide: Look Cool, Don't Look Like a Tool

We're sick of costumes that look ridiculous. it's 6 days before Halloween and chances are half of you guys have been planning since summer, but the other half of you still have NO IDEA what you're going to be are going to end up being something terrible. like…

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Added by Eye Candy on October 25, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Black Witch: Spells and the Internet--Not Gonna Work



So I was on the Black Witch tumblr, tumblin' like always and look at what I found on my dashboard:



Oh. My. Gods. No.…

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Added by The Establishment on October 24, 2012 at 2:58pm — No Comments

#SoundCheck: Arthur Walwin, Formerly Of Post-hardcore Band This Part Is Us, shows his sensitive side on “For One More Night.”

UK post-hardcore band This Part Is Us played their final show this past spring, but lead singer Arthur Walwin is back with his new solo project. His debut EP For One More Night is decidedly softer, but Walwin brings the same emotional intensity and range to this set. This is post-post-hardcore.…

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Added by Sound Check on October 24, 2012 at 6:16am — No Comments

My Face To Face With Racism in The LGBTQ Community

It’s that time of the year again, when all American citizens have a right to vote for the right person to lead the country. Apparently it is also that time again, where Blacks are being harassed by some racist white people, including in the LGBTQ community when LGBTQ issues are up for a vote. One of those issues is marriage equality. Recently, I was one of the people who was harassed by one of those white racist Gay male. The harassment spun from a comment I made on the…

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Added by Gender Bent on October 24, 2012 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Sugar & Spikes Tattoo Feature, Halloween Edition: "Zombie Boy" Rick Genest

The hauntingly alluring "Zombie Boy", Rick Genest, redefines the face of beauty with his head to toe body art that has turned him into the Living Dead. To Rick, he is simply exhibiting his true self through skin art and it is that honesty that allows him to feel more alive...looking like a zombie. When he speaks he is surprisingly soft spoken, charming, engaging and very real. Just like with any other art form, if you are genuine about your work, people will see your true spirit…

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Added by Safety Pins on October 24, 2012 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Mandee Monet Tackles Breast Cancer In New Video "Feel Me"









Women are sometimes not accepted furthermore recognized for the goals they have struggled to accomplished. Breast Cancer, also a common struggle is an issue for every 1 in every 8 women all around the world.

Mandee Monet's video "Feel Me" is a promotional piece to raise awareness and recognition to different career-driven woman accomplishing their goals and to the women fighting Breast…

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Added by Caktuz on October 24, 2012 at 4:50am — No Comments

D'Brickashaw to RG3: Why Do Black 2012 NFL Rookies Have The Wierdest Names?





Ever wonder where these NFL rookies get their names from? The guys on the stoop have come finally found the answer! …

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Added by Caktuz on October 24, 2012 at 4:30am — No Comments

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