After going through my computer and looking up mixtapes, I noticed that for a guy who doesn't listen all that much to hip-hop, I have a lot of hip-hop mixtapes and album in my computer. Mostly because this past few years have brewed some of the most solid and interesting hip-hop mixtapes and albums this year from that of Death Grips, LE1F, Chance the Rapper and one of my personal favorite rappers Julian Malone. The very people I should be throwing into this list? Anyone within…Continue
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Need a break from the stress of the omnipresent social obligation to conspicuously consume consume consume right about now? Toronto singer Allie brings the mellow with her unique abstract RnB. Strange Creatures blends RnB with glitch and triphop for atmosphere rich and bass heavy grooves. The ambiance is palpable. The thick layers of effects, piled on smooth discordant keys, are anchored by minimal beats. And topping the whole thing is Allie's smooth but still commanding…Continue
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Who likes to rock the f#uck out?! Check indie band, AFROPUNK members American Fangs' previously unreleased track 'Brazilian Axe'. Fasten your seat belt though!
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AP Fam, what's your take on the whole "selfie" madness?
Some say they're empowering and a sign a pride. Some say they're a cry for help.
What's the deal? Pride or desperate narcissism? (i.e. "a devastatingly vulnerable…
It’s been over 400 years since the Trans-Atlantic slave trade occurred & throughout African Americans & Blacks’ struggle for equality, the mental idea of freedom is still blurry within the African diaspora. The world as a whole has quickly developed as a chess board for the most influential leaders to play on, as we the citizens take on the attributes of pawns and puppets. This system is even more present in the billion dollar prison industry. In his paintings &…Continue
The lower part of Manhattan is a maze for those unfamiliar with it. The canyon-like city is at its deepest and most structurally imposing here, as the towering, mirrored office buildings stand on some of the oldest, most narrow streets in the U.S.. Like a spelunker, descending to reveal the treasures hidden in the Earth’s core, I came to find The Deep Roots of Rock and Roll within Pace University’s Michael Schimmel Center For The Arts. Having never been there before, yet knowing…Continue
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In a recent interview with the Huffington Post, Lenny Kravitz revealed some details about the album he's working on: "It’s a real strip down, rock and roll album. With some horns here and there, but really big sounding and strip down. Very up-beat, very sexy… It’s a real interesting balance between classic rock and today’s sound. It’s hard to describe, but you’ll hear it." + About whether or not the album will be released on a major label: "I’m not sure right now. Right now I’m…Continue
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New Zealand indie / hip-hop trio The Wyld have been blowing up steadily since their debut Preface last year. Mixing indie rock, hip-hop, and blues, The Wyld has a sound all their own. Their latest EP, Abstract,, dropped October 29th.
By Nathan Leigh, AFROPUNK Contributor
Nigerian born writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s latest book Americanah is a vivid tale that illustrates the complexity of life in the US for many Africans. The story centers around the life of Ifemlu and Obinze, two bright college students who fell in love at a young age, the two are forced to part ways and leave their country due to unrest in their area and university strikes. The two are separated when Ifemelu moves to the US to continue college, and Obinze heads to…Continue
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The height of Black giants larger than life, surpassing clouds while odd looking beasts and ﬁsh roam the earth is nothing far from the imagination; especially when you have the gift to be able to recreate the exact image of some sort of surreal, spectacle in your mind. The beautiful part about these spectacles shared is that they're ambiguous- open for one’s own interpretation. So who's to say that artist Mattahan’s (born Paul Davey) illustrations are not a force to be reckoned…Continue
Amari Rebel is a musical maroon armed with a guitar and a vision of freedom. His mission…Continue
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"Bad Rudolph" is now available on iTunes and other digital outlets. All proceeds of sales go to the Ronald McDonald House Houston. Now go and be merry.…Continue
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From the new album 'Faithful, Brave, and Honest' in stores 2014.
Director & Editor: Adam Gambrel
Director of Photography: Rogelio Espinosa
1st AC: Sam Barill
DIT: Jeffrey James
Hair/Makeup: Phoenix Rose
Accessories by Julie Mims Collection
Ms. Charm Taylor
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Vanessa VanDyke was told to cut hair or leave Faith Christian…Continue
To all my AP members that are fans of MMA.
I'm back in the mix again to finish what I started at the MMA Platinum Gloves tournament on December 14th in patchogue. If you want to come out and see me in action, make sure to show support by purchasing tickets from me directly or at my website. - …Continue
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As the state of urban-alternative music progresses, it's becoming clearer by the day that its presence is here to stay, and hopefully forever. Singer, Kwabs (born Kwabena Sardokee Adjepong) is one artist who's making his contribution to this revolutionary culture. He brought us his melodic version of James Blake's, 'The Wihelm Scream' and now an original tune, 'Last Stand' (check out both and more below).
By Tip Jordan, AFROPUNK…
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What happens when African culture and Pop art mingle and explode in the non-traditional art scene? You get Afro Pop Art! Dubbed the King of Afro Pop Art, Lemi Ghariokwu has created numerous album covers for the likes of Bob Marley, Lucky Dube, Miriam Makeba and most notably, the legendary Nigerian musician, Fela Kuti. Commanding the eye’s attention, the vibrant colors, social commentary, and figurative characters dance with the messages of equality, freedom from social dogma in…Continue
I would like to invite you to this joyous occasion. I'm having a book celebration !! I am one of the new curators at this space so come support your local healing art community.
I will be reading a couple of my poems and doing one spoken word piece. I will also have special guest, beautiful and talented Sariyah Idana http://sariyah-idan.com/ performing live!!
Come for dancing, mingling and art…
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