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The #NewBlackImagination At Target First Saturdays — December 7

…erials and process behind her intricately patterned art. Spoken Word 8–9 p.m. Musician, poet, writer, and actor Saul Williams [2] 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 [4] leads a discussion about how their writing relates to Mutu’s art. Music 8:30–10 p.m. REBELLUM’s [1] hybrid sound borrows from funk,…

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Afropunk Fest 2013 features Chuck D, Death, The Heavy, Jean Grae & many more!

…& 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 are all set to play Brooklyn, New York’s Commodore Barry Park on Saturday, August 24 and Sunday,…

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Now on @Slideshare: The Rise of Black Alternative Culture

…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 which to draw. Just relying on hip hop isn’t quite as compelling and it shows that you’re being lazy. ThatR…

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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 [...]

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More FREE Music: Afro-Punk's Fuck Rockstars


Slow on letting folks know about this.  My apologies, but this came out in mid-October, about the same time as the 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 such as The Smyrk, Saul Williams, and [...]

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TOMORROW: Janelle Monae's "The ArchAndroid" in stores!


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 [...]

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Best of 2007: Alice Smith, Shawn Hewitt, Black Kids, Santogold + more!

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Behind The Scenes With Shawn Peters

…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 art because of our tremendous desire to offer something artistically meaningful to the world that was particularly relevant to recla…

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Best of 2007: Otto Fischer, Spitshine, Tay Zonday, Little Dragon, Shrine for the Black Madonna, Wicked Wisdom + so many more!

Thanks again to everyone who offered their congrats after this blog was honored last week by  Since then, some additional lists have come in and I wanted to share shout outs from as many of you as choose to participate.  Remember: You can view the entire set of posts by scrolling down and clicking [...]

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Fear Of A Black President

Some excerpts from Ta-Nehisi Coates’s tour de force on Obama, race and the limits of integration.

GOOD READ: Hate Crimes Always Have A Logic: On The Oak Creek Gurudwara Shootings

A perspective on the Oak Creek, WI shootings from a member of the Sikh community

GOOD READ: Erykah Badu to Wayne Coyne: “Kiss my glittery ass!”

In case you missed it, Ms. Badu’s choice words to Mr. Coyne

GOOD READ: Jeff Chang On The Legacy of Chuck Brown

A worthwhile read on the go-go legend

GOOD READS: #TrayvonMartin Around The Web

So much conversation–and now maybe some justice–for this young man.

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