…erials and process behind her intricately patterned art. Spoken Word 8–9 p.m. Musician, poet, writer, and actor Saul Williams  blurs the line between poetry and hip-hop. Book Club 8:30 p.m. Presented by Bold As Love magazine, authors Kiini Ibura Salaam and Bridgett M. Davis read from new work. Tayari Jones  leads a discussion […]
…ack alternative artists from Janelle Monae, Flying Lotus, Bad Rabbits, Ebony Bones, Living Colour, Mykki Blanco, Saul Williams and on and on and on. . . The bottom line for brands: It’s WAY past time for brands to get smarter about how they try to engage this audience. There’s a broader, more nuanced palette from […]
…& DJ Lord (performing Fear Of A Black Planet), Questlove (?love), DEATH, The Heavy, Trash Talk, Danny Brown, Saul Williams, Theophilus London, Vintage Trouble, The London Souls, The Coup, Mykki Blanco, K-OS, Big Freedia, Rye Rye, LE1F, Jean Grae, CX Kidtronik, The Dust Rays, The Skins, Meatloaf Muzik, Rebelmatic, Unlocking The Truth and Sunny Gang […]
…share the ethos are making the leap to greater visibility: Singer Janelle Monae is the face of Cover Girl; poet Saul Williams and Tony-Award winner Stew have been on Broadway; Peabody Award-winning Comedy Central duo Key & Peele are set for their fourth season; acclaimed visual artists Sanford Biggers and Wangechi Mutu exhibit internationally; filmmaker […]
Best of 2007: Chaka Khan, Somi, Afrofraktal, Brazz Tree, Cornel West, Graham Haynes + the list goes on. . . !
Since the submissions are slowing down, I think this may be one of the last posts on the subject. Remember, you can check out all the submissions by clicking here. For this post, shoutouts to the following people: Bruce Mack, Brooklyn and Jersey inna house!/Producer, composer, founder of Tricky Dilemma 1. Sharon Jones & The […]
Slow on letting folks know about this. My apologies, but this came out in mid-October, about the same time as the Boldaslove.us compilation. If you don't have it, I encourage you to download it now. This compilation has 16 tracks from artists who've been featured here on Boldaslove.us such as The Smyrk, Saul Williams, and […]
…Wilkins about the impact of Morehouse on him and his group of contemporaries and fellow classmates that include Saul Williams, Sanford Biggers, and Tahir Hemphill, to name a few: Well what’s interesting is that Morehouse is not known as a school that focused a great deal on the creative arts, but many of us pursued […]
More of what you wore out this year. Continuing the previous post. Drumroll, please. Nichelle Stephens, NYC/comedy impresario Alice Smith, For Lovers, Dreamers and MeSantogold, Santogold EP Graph Nobel, Los Angeles/singer, songwriter Noisettes, What’s the time Mr. WolfDon CashShawn Hewitt & The National Strike, The Soft Society EPSaul Williams, The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of […]
Best of 2008: Toshi Reagon, VV Brown, The Thirst, Amplive, The Dears, Seun Kuti, Marla Turner + more!
I think this is going to wrap up the Best of releases lists for 2008. Thanks all who participated. Looking forward to catching up on some of these releases and to hearing what's coming in 2009. Maureen Mahon, Brooklyn, NY, Visiting Associate Professor of Music, NYU The Dirtbombs, We Have You SurroundedGnarls Barkley, The Odd […]
So, tomorrow's the day when you can pick up the new Janelle Monae album, The ArchAndroid (arc, as in "archangel"), which delivers parts II and III of the Chase Suite. I swear, it feels like homegirl has been working Metropolis for close to three years! I'll have a full review tomorrow, but I think you'll […]