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Now on @Slideshare: The Rise of Black Alternative Culture

...An Oversimplification of Her Beauty (Terence Nance) in the music of a whole host of black rock, Afropunk and black 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...
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Afropunk, Black Diversity, And What Marketers Need To Know

...s a left-of-center creative community that’s been growing under the radar. Over the last few years, creators who 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...
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Afropunk Fest 2013 features Chuck D, Death, The Heavy, Jean Grae & many more!

...k. From the press release: Brooklyn’s AFROPUNK FEST is thrilled to announce it’s back for the 9th year! Chuck D & 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...
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The #NewBlackImagination At Target First Saturdays — December 7

...collage inspired by Mutu’s work. Artist Talk 7 p.m. Nigerian-born artist Njideka Akunyili [3] talks about the materials 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...
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Best of 2007: Chaka Khan, Somi, Afrofraktal, Brazz Tree, Cornel West, Graham Haynes + the list goes on. . . !

...The Man Of My Dreams” The NOISETTES “What’s The Time, Mr. Wolf” CX KiDTRONIC “Big Girl, Skinny Girl” BURNT SUGAR “More Than Posthuman – Rise of the Mojosexual Cotillion” SAUL WILLIAMS “the inevitable rise and liberation of niggytardust!” (*NOTE: I haven’t even heard this record yet, I vote just from the album name and especially the sales format on Saul’s...
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TOMORROW: Janelle Monae's "The ArchAndroid" in stores!

...ng only Saul Williams, Outkast's Big Boi (natch!), indie pop/rock band Of Montreal and Wondaland labelmates Deep Cotton. In the meantime, here's the track listing: Suite II Overture    Dance Or Die (feat. Saul Williams)      Faster      Locked Inside      Sir Greendown      Cold War      Tightrope (feat. Big Boi)     ...
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Behind The Scenes With Shawn Peters

...reat 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 reclaiming our dignity as a people. I mean Saul Williams was a philosophy and theatre major and his efforts in those arenas shaped his poetry and music prowess. Martin Luther majored in mass communication and was a filmmaker in college. The great thing about...
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More FREE Music: Afro-Punk's Fuck Rockstars

...t; 02:16 The oOohh Baby Gimme Mores – "Batman" 02:49 Activator – "Shackle" 02:45 American Fangs – "Le Kick" 02:41 Peekaboo Theory – "Immediate Hesitation" 03:11 Saul Williams – "Convict Colony" 03:28 IrRAdio – "Call The Nation" 06:47 The Thirst – "Ready To Move" 03:52 The Cool and Deadly – "Rudeboys Revenge" 02:45 McRad...
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Best of 2007: Alice Smith, Shawn Hewitt, Black Kids, Santogold + more!

...olfDon Cash Shawn Hewitt & The National Strike, The Soft Society EPSaul Williams, The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust!Fleetwood BlackBlack Kids, Wizard of Ahhs Kelsey, NYC/singer, songwriter, Pillow Theory Saul Williams – Inevitable Rise & Liberation Of Niggy TardustImani Coppola – The Black And White AlbumBusdriver – Road Kill OvercoatMe’shell Ndegeocello – The World Has Made Me The Man Of My...
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Best of 2008: Toshi Reagon, VV Brown, The Thirst, Amplive, The Dears, Seun Kuti, Marla Turner + more!

...60; A great show full of music that shines light on our humanity.Gnarls Barkley–"The Odd Couple".  I can't think of a more introspective, and in some ways, existential album put out by a Black artistSaul Williams–"The Rise and Liberation of Niggy Tardust". Hard-hitting and truth-telling, especially "Raised to be Lowered".BLK JKS–"Mystery" (EP)Amplive – “Rainydayz”...