Thanks again to everyone who offered their congrats after this blog was honored last week by EbonyJet.com. 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 […]
Best of 2007: Otto Fischer, Spitshine, Tay Zonday, Little Dragon, Shrine for the Black Madonna, Wicked Wisdom + so many more!
The following is also my column this week at Blackpower.com. The Grammy nominations for the 2009 urban/alternative category were announced recently and, while I'm happy that both Janelle Monae (who should win) and Kenna were nominated, overall the category is a disappointment. I see a missed opportunity to highlight Black artists who are truly pushing […]
Some good stuff that's come in. Damn, I think I need an iTunes gift card. . . Sketch, Maryland, composer, cartoonist, renegade Gnarls Barkley-The Odd CoupleKanye West-808 & Heart BreakSantogold-SantogoldN.E.R.D.-Seeing Sounds Howard Duffy, Brooklyn, architect & design guru, HTD Studio Santogold – Santogold Michael Mills (leadsinger/guitarist for California King, Production Designer/Decorator) BROOKLYN, NY TV on […]
It's that time of year again. Lots of great music, film and skating to be had. So get out and enjoy. From what I understand, Living Colour is no longer part of the lineup. But the bands that are playing are pretty amazing: Pure Hell (the first all-Black punk band); Saul Williams; Game Rebellion; Earl […]
More really good responses coming in for the Best of 2008 lists. Yes, there's still time to submit yours. Let's continue: Rose Huang, NYC, culinary aficionado Rose sez: "A Band Called Pain. We need to bring them out here!!" Elise Chance-Mussen, Planet Brooklyn, NY, Rock star in my head SANTOGOLD!!!!tv on the radio m.i.a. (i […]
Dragons of Zynth opens tomorrow’s 8th Annual Village Voice Siren Festival. They also get some well-deserved ink in the Voice. Check out some of what Rob Harvilla had to say about them: . . .their blunt, almost free-jazz assaults on conventional songwriting convulse with moments of ethereal beauty and bursts of pulverizing thrash, which they […]
I originally posted the following on MarketingPopCulture.com in October, 2006. Comments have not been brought over. Vernon Reid, originally uploaded by fstop45. In order for the vast majority of black youth to envision better lives for themselves, we need to bring musicality back into their lives. By this I mean, get them playing instruments. Since […]
Best of 2007: Reese, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Common, Soma Mestizo, Brig Feltus, Krystle Warren, + still more!
Continuing the thread, here are more lists submitted by the following people: Dragons of Zynth, NYC DOZ sez: "Everyday all day Lil Weezy" Shyndigg, NYC/Digg Deep Reese, New Fire: Pain B4 PleasureTarrah Reynolds M Maya Azucena, Junkyard Jewel Nhojj, Soul Comfort (’08)Digg Deep, InDIGGnant (me & my band!) Kandia Crazy Horse, NYC/rock critic & Bluegum […]
by Marcus Dowling If he could, Chuck Berry would slap DeWayne Carter in the face with his dingaling for this one. It "leaked." And it damn sure doesn't make me think of Lenny Kravitz. Or Jimi Hendrix. Or Rick James. Maybe it made me think of Eddie Murphy. But "Party All the Time" even laps […]