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November 2012 Blog Posts (92)

'We Out Here' Mini-Doc about inner-city kids seeking refuge in a community of misfit-punks and skaters

"There's no stopping a summer in New York City. We Out Here is a micro-documentary that chronicles the limitless will of a group of city kids who haven't been dealt the strongest hands, but are striving to overcome generational obstacles and bias in a popular sport. From evading gang life in Brownsville, to seeking refuge in a community of misfit-punks and skaters to avoid life on the streets, this is a story of celebration and survival. In a city where you have to find ways to…

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Added by APX on November 30, 2012 at 12:39pm — 4 Comments

Meshell Ndegeocello captures the soul of Nina Simone on her latest record 'Pour Une Âme Souveraine' #SoundCheck

While the internet erupted in full-on shitstorm mode over casting actress Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone in the upcoming Nina, genre-bending icon Meshell Ndegeocello was busy staking a less disputable claim to the venerable singer/songwriter's legacy. On her latest record Pour Une Âme Souveraine: A Dedication to Nina Simone, Meshell Ndegeocello covers songs either written by Nina Simone or famously interpreted by her. But rather than try to recreate Simone's sound (because…

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Added by Sound Check on November 30, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The Peculiar Kind: Documentary Trailer + Gearing Up For Season 2

Been wondering what's going on with The Peculiar Kind lately? Welp, we're gearing up for season no. 2, prepping for our spring tour, working on dropping a new web series and more...

We're posting our season finale episode about Community next week (It's been a long time coming... You can thank Sandy and a wonky internet connection ever since her wrath for that delay) but in the meantime check out the new Trailer/Snippet for The Peculiar Kind: The Doc.…

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Added by Gender Bent on November 30, 2012 at 11:57am — No Comments

Monthly Music Fix: Afropunk's Roundup of November 2012 Best Tracks

It's been a big month at AFROPUNK. We've discussed punks in Africa to ratchet gold-toothed rappers. And in case you missed it, we've rounded up ALL of the music we've posted this past month. Get caught up on these AFROPUNK jams as we say goodbye to November and…

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Added by Sound Check on November 30, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Brit N That: Skate Skool N All That

Ever been to a late-night skate at a mall? Probably not if you don't live in London-town. AFROPUNK British correspondent and homie, Zinzi lays it down on the awesome Skate Skool takeover event in East London. Oi!…

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Added by Eye Candy on November 29, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

'Being a black punk is like a weird fukin feeling' by Yumii of The Breathing Light

Ever go to a show and just get a... type of feeling. Yumii of the experimental rock/punk group The Breathing Light gives you his take on how sometimes traveling and performing as a punk band of black kids can get well, pretty fucking…

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Added by Sound Check on November 29, 2012 at 12:30pm — 15 Comments

Living Colour frontman Corey Glover breaks some new ground on his 2nd solo record #SoundCheck

As the old model for the music industry continues to die an undignified death, all eyes are on crowdsourcing as the “new model.” While successes like Amanda Palmer's million-dollar-kickstarter will never be the norm (and really shouldn't be if were going to be honest about sustainability here...), Corey Glover's latest solo record 'The Pledge is a perfect example of why we should be optimistic about a future of crowdsource funded records.



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Added by Sound Check on November 28, 2012 at 10:43am — No Comments

Tattoo Of The Week: Artist Brandyn Dayne

Brandyn Dayne is a rapper with a trap rock band called L.O.L MOBB. He has been getting inked since 18 years old and has lost track of how many tats his body owns! He admits that his enthusiasm for ink when he was young led him to getting cheaper tats that weren't done so well. A lesson for all you eager ink-lings! Brandyn proves experience and patience can really lead the way to getting some awesome ink. Especially getting ink of people that serve as a significant influence in…

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Added by Safety Pins on November 28, 2012 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Reunited,Benefit Show, Reissues and New Album

Whats up All,

If you didn't know all ready Millsted is back together. We will be Headlining a show on December 22nd 2012 at The Gutter In Williamsburg NYC.

The show will be a Benefit for the Victims of Hurricane Sandy. All Proceeds will got to the American Red Cross. So Come out and…

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Added by Millsted on November 27, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Female Rappers From Morocco to Gaza: Hip-Hip as a forum for political female voices

In the wake of the continuing political, religious and cultural clashes and war in Gaza, Huffington Post takes a look at the female rappers of Gaza and Morocco and reveals the truly fascinating perspective of female MCs in the region. check it out via …

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Added by The Establishment on November 27, 2012 at 1:18pm — No Comments

Win Tickets to 'Otelo Burning" Screening at MIST Harlem

Live in NYC and want to check out this awesome film about a South African surfer finding his personal freedom? We've got 2 sets of tickets we're giving away! TWEET & FOLLOW US @afropunk, and tell us why you want to be in the house for a very special screening of "Otelo…

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Added by Eye Candy on November 27, 2012 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

AP Quickie: WTF? Controversy Around Willow Smith's Style/Hair

What do you think of the controversy around Willow Smith's style? Her mother Jada Pinkett Smith says: "The question why I would LET Willow cut her hair. First the LET must be challenged. This is a world where women,girls are constantly reminded that they don't belong to themselves; that their bodies are not their own, nor their power or self determination. I made a promise to endow my little girl with the power to always know that her body, spirit and her mind are HER domain.…

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Added by Sound Check on November 27, 2012 at 10:59am — 8 Comments

New Caktuz Video "ANTI" Is A Rebel Without A Pause [VIDEO]







Caktuz drops this dance floor murderer; "ANTI", from the forthcoming street album How To Dress Well For Suicide.

Produced by DC musical maverick, Kokayi and featuring new songstress Bird (Blaque Bird), "ANTI" smacks you in the face with a gritty bassline and angst filled hook. Directed by Romain-Gavras, this video borrows footage from "Stress".

The high energy of this track is sure to be a banger not only in the european club scene, but an anthem…

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Added by Caktuz on November 26, 2012 at 11:27pm — No Comments

Writing Ideas

Just thought I record a few things that I plan to write out soon enough. Probably a fantasy story based on an original character's nightmares. Additionally a sarcastic little thing regarding a radio show's fan misdirected anger towards the new show replacing it. Or at least attempting to give good content.Based on a rather relevant situation regarding the new lineup for my favorite local radio station. Though admittedly, I don't…

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Added by Kyrian Weaver on November 26, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

#SoundCheck: Badass Metal from Kenya. Introducing Mortal Soul.

Over the past few years the DIY scene in Nairobi has exploded into one of the most vibrant on the continent. While there remains no “Nairobi sound.” the diversity of the bands in the scene ranges from indie pop to the most brutal of metal. Mortal Soul is definitely the most brutal metal Kenya has to offer right now.…



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Added by Sound Check on November 26, 2012 at 12:45pm — 3 Comments

Fall Fashion Essentials from Chauncey Glenn

Looking to revamp your fall wardrobe? Our main girl Chauncey Glenn gives you some hot tips on what's hot and what will make you stand out as a Fall Fashionista this season. 2 words: LEATH. ER.
By: Chauncy Glenn,…
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Added by Safety Pins on November 26, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

My very first ticket in the Joy...... :S

oh, Galleria Mall
 
So the boy came to visit. Is there a nicer place to meet up than the Galleria mall? No, duh!

Well, it is mostly central and very close to where I needed to be the next morning to pick up 6!!!! solar panels. EeEeeeee!



I was…
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Added by Ti Pha Nerd on November 24, 2012 at 12:54pm — No Comments

New Caktuz Video "ANTI" Is A Rebel Without A Pause [VIDEO]



Caktuz drops this dance floor murderer; "ANTI", from the forthcoming street album How To Dress Well For Suicide.

Produced by DC musical maverick, Kokayi and featuring new songstress Bird (Blaque Bird), "ANTI" smacks you in the face with a gritty bassline and angst filled hook. Directed by Romain-Gavras, this video borrows footage from "Stress".

The high energy of this track is sure to be a banger not only in the european club scene, but an anthem…

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Added by Caktuz on November 24, 2012 at 2:31am — No Comments

SHOW UP FOR YOUR REAL LIFE

ARE YOU TIRED OF LIVING SOMEONE ELSE'S DEFINITION OF "HAPPY" ?

ARE YOU TIRED OF KEEPING UP WITH WHAT SOCIETY TELLS US HAS "VALUE" ?

SHOW UP FOR YOUR REAL LIFE!!

Added by blaqvenus on November 23, 2012 at 3:14pm — No Comments

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