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

...Dragons of Zynth, "Coronation Thieves"Apollo Heights, "White Music for Black People"Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, "100 Days, 100 Nights"Noisettes, "What’s the Time, Mr. Wolf?"Saul Williams, "The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of Niggy Tardust" Toure, NYC/Author, music critic and personable personality Santogold EP Mike Machado, Brooklyn, NY/drums & vox, D-Xtreme 24-7 Spyz ...
Afropunk16-lineup

Afropunk Announces 2016 Lineup

...CeeLo Green Flying Lotus Janelle Monae The Internet SUPERJAM Featuring Members from Bad Brains Fishbone Living Colour George Clinton Earl Sweatshirt Skunk Anansie Skye & Ross from Morcheeba Young Fathers Benjamin Booker Saul Williams Angel Haze Kelela Trash Talk Shabazz Palaces Thundercat Sango Esta Gallant Prayers Radkey Seinabo Sey The Suffers Sir The Baptist Sate Downtown Boys Roman GianArthur Joe Kay The Whooligan SPZRKT Eden Hagos This...
MMM3-NYC

The BRC’s Million Man Mosh III — NYC & DC

...York City. Dragons of Zynth have been Afro-futurist punk rock pioneers for nearly a decade, working with prominent figures such as Massive Attack and TV on The Radio’s David Sitek. The band has performed with Yeasayer, Saul Williams, Modest Mouse, Television and The Roots. Tamar-kali has been a long-in-demand multi-faceted, explosive artist and performer for over two decades. She has collaborated an performed with such renown artists as...
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My WRFB Playlist–June 15, 2010 + Boston Fielder

...160;  MuthaWit    men & women Regret        Uninterrupted feat. Moon        Out Of Air        Earl Greyhound    Suspicious Package        Raised To Be Lowered        Saul Williams    The Inevitable Rise...
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Best of 2008: Tricky, Kameron Korvet, Ben Kenney, Stew, M.I.A + many more!

...60; J*Davey, Your Mama’s Back – (MySpace exclusive) 18)   Various artists, The Best of Chess Records 19)   The BellRays, Hard, Sweet And Sticky 20)   Santogold, Santogold 21)   Saul Williams, The Invevitable Rise and Liberation of Niggy Tardust 22) Kenna, Make Sure They See My Face 23) Ben Kenney, Distance and Comfort, 26, Meduro (that’s right, three joints in one year—brother puts in work) Rozz...
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Alternative, compared to what?

...st looking for artists who are defying convention by doing more than just being a little different. And it would've been easy to fill this category with Black artists who really challenged conventions in 2008. Santogold. Saul Williams. Most importantly, where is TV On The Radio, whose album “Dear Science” was just named Album of the Year by both Rolling Stone and SPIN magazines? Ultimately, it's problematic to put traditional artists...
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Best of 2008: Subtle, J*Davey, Q-Tip, Black Kids, Swear On Your Life, The Mars Volta + still more!

...ng Strange Earl Douglas, Executive Director, Black Rock Coalition: TV On The Radio – Dear ScienceSantogold – SantogoldTom Morello – The Fabled CityKing's X – XVGnarls Barkley – The Odd CoupleSaul Williams – The Inevitable Rise and Liberation Of Niggy TardustSwear On Your Life – Burn Your CrossesThe Mars Volta – The Bedlam In GoliathThe Dirtbombs – We Have Your Surrounded Samuel Fernandez,...
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Weekend Preview: Pan-African James Brown tribute; Loud Lovin' + more!

...Pics Free Era Sitali Velestra FORTUNE COOKIE LOUNGE8pm24 First Ave (@ First Street)NYCF Train to Second Ave $10 at the door(Only $7 if you RSVP by email to info@worldeaternyc.com) Other shows: Shelley Nicole’s blakBushé/Maritri Garrett @ Genghis Cohen, Los Angeles, CA SATURDAY, AUGUST 24 Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls Benefit @ Williamsburg (BK) Music Hall Saul Williams @ Petco Park, San Diego, CA...
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Weekend Preview: Dragons of Zynth @ Siren Festival–July 19

...as though they’re all on fire. The result is bombastic, manic, inventive, possibly terrifying, definitely exhilarating. Last time I saw them at BAMCafe, they killed it.  They’ve just gotten off the road with Saul Williams, so they should be incredibly sharp.  If you’re around Coney Island tomorrow, go. The Siren Festival is free.  DOZ hits at 1PM "Dragons of Zynth Open Siren" by Rob Harvilla Dragons of...
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Can Black Rock Save Black Culture?

...g out of what was readily available.  But we have to begin to ask, “At what cost?”  The question is: How would hip hop have been different if we’d never lost those music programs in the 80s?  The words of poet Saul Williams are appropriate here: The current standard is the equivalent /of an adolescent restricted to the diet of an infant./The rapidly changing body would acquire dysfunctional and deformativesymptoms and could not...