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2008 Afro-Punk Festival - Recap In Pictures

As we're starting to prepare the 2009 Afro-Punk Festival, it's time for a little throwback to reminisce about all the fun we had at the 2008 Festival. And to those of you who were there, please share your memories with us!

For its 4th edition, the Afro-Punk Festival was bigger than ever. 7 days, over 40 bands, a skate park, BMX demos, live painting by graffiti artists, and most importantly, you, the Community, who came by the thousands to join this celebration of creativity… Continue

Added by Lou-Diamond on January 24, 2009 at 12:00pm — 9 Comments

Afro-Punk Scene Explodes on MTV!

MTV News recently aired a piece and produced web content about the Afro-Punk Movement.

Afro-Punk Scene (...) Explodes Into A Multi-Genre Movement.

Even Bad Boy artist Janelle Monae is affiliated with the movement.

By Daniela Capistrano

"(...)The fundamental contradiction of black kids feeling left out of rock — which from its very beginning was based on black music — has played a large role in the creation of Afro-Punk. And while there have… Continue

Added by Lou-Diamond on December 23, 2008 at 12:30pm — 17 Comments

Afro-Punk: CMJ wrap-up. Check out the pictures!!!

Afro-Punk rocked this year's CMJ Festival in New York City! Three amazing shows with bands such as The Noisettes, Millsted, The Dallas Austin Experience, Game Rebellion, The London Souls and many more.

Hollywood Holt

We spotted some members of the Afro-Punk online Community in the crowd! Were you there? Let us know what you thought of the shows and check out the cool pictures below taken by Chris Carr.

The first show was at 205 Chrystie on October 22nd… Continue

Added by Lou-Diamond on November 14, 2008 at 5:25pm — 4 Comments

Here's to you, Afropunk.

Before it was trendy to rock monroes and snakebites, and a skateboard was a part of your swag, there were the black hardcore punk pioneers Bad Brains. Before Vans became a hit song and Lupe encouraged folks to “Kick, Push,” there were the Atlanta punks of The Slack Republic. Before Pharrell warned us about the “f*ckin posers,” people knew the band on their t-shirt because they were die hard fans. Before vests and skinny jeans were commonplace… Continue

Added by Aneesah on October 18, 2008 at 6:40pm — 13 Comments


I need to get laid, kids. Like, really super bad.

And it sucks.

Really, really, sucks.

I'm not one to hide the fact that I like sex...I mean, occupation aside, there is nuthin' wrong with two people sweating together for a few moments. My daughter is proof that I like to fuck. Today I find myself doing some old fashioned feenin' for some good loving and hair pulling. I need to feel his hand wrapped around my throat, and I need to feel my nose nuzzling a nice responsive… Continue

Added by SugarTits on September 23, 2008 at 7:30pm — 9 Comments


i'm testing to see who my real friends are. i sent out the link for an afro-punk interview, lets see who wants to know about me enough to watch it. I requested for them to watch it in its entirety for a better understanding of myself without the subliminal questions of unspoken carefully watched, and sometimes loose, wording and thoughts.

I actually came from a heavily Jamaican family. I mean seriously, eating American food while living in America consisted of pizza, burgers, and the… Continue

Added by Keis Wa on August 16, 2008 at 1:30am — No Comments

moshers unite!!

Ok, so sometimes i go to shows and its hard to start the pit up, or me and like 4 other people are the only ones moshing. Im not having that shit at the festival, so anybody who's going to the festival, and needs a mosh partner, or has trouble starting up the pit, or needs someone to kick in the face. see me in the pit. i most definitely will be in the cipher pit. otherwise. just take a look around and find the fat guy going crazy lol.

Added by Elliott @3rdeyeclutch on June 27, 2008 at 11:26am — 11 Comments

videos of the bands

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Whole Wheat Bread "Old Man Samson" Fighting Records -

G*A*M*E Rebellion …


Added by Elliott @3rdeyeclutch on June 26, 2008 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Fakirah gets me to sign a CD.

Well I just had the most interesting meeting last week with a super cool music artist. I was just at work and this guy comes up to me to purchase a CD. It kind of since I work at virgin megastore. So i took the CD and was trying to ring it up but he wouldn't let go, "hold on let me get a picture" he said and a woman left snapped a shot. OK now I had to know what was going on. I usually don't look at people I ring up cause they're creepy. So I asked who he was and he told me he was from Cameroon… Continue

Added by Kaos Blac on June 18, 2008 at 5:22pm — 6 Comments

Swivel On LOGO tv!!!



These dudes are like one of my favorites and I'm glad that they got this video made. Its just bumping. Cause their like razorblades!!!! They played last years afro-punk festival and they are doing it up in LA.

"Swivel is Eddie Tyclus and Tai Heard, both from Washington, D.C.,… Continue

Added by Kaos Blac on June 18, 2008 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Hard Core punks!!! That like to break stuff!!!!


Love equals death are Cali’s Punk, the real good stuff not the pop stuff, powerhouse’s are hopefully in the running to play sometime in the future. I feel really bad and like a dork but i wasnt there friend on myspace. I been up on them since James… Continue

Added by Kaos Blac on June 19, 2008 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Ask Afropunk bands anything and I'll post up their video replies from this years festival!!!

Please help me out with this guys...

Play this ^^^^^^ vlog for information.

Reply… Continue

Added by Rape Whistle on June 19, 2008 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

The end of an era...

Like, I dunno. I have an attachment to the old page. (like everyone else.) I found out about AfroPunk my freshman year in college and joined. Then I had to rejoin under another name two years later because I forgot my first name lol. But Yeah I've been wandering through there, talking to older, cooler people than myself for almost five years. I mean, I can still do that here, but it's like going to your friend's den for years and hangin out because they live 5 minutes away, but then they… Continue

Added by GodsavetheQueer on June 11, 2008 at 1:26am — 2 Comments

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