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Best of 2008: Subtle, J*Davey, Q-Tip, Black Kids, Swear On Your Life, The Mars Volta + still more!

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Q&A with The Bots

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The Bots: Anaiah (l) and Mikaiah LeiPhoto credit: Walter Einenkel, courtesy of Vital Records An edited version of this ran on Converse.com on January 15.  Here’s the full version of my conversation with Mikaiah and Anaiah Lei, better known as The Bots. Have you heard of The Bots?  If not, then meet Mikaiah and Anaiah [...]

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VIDEO: Nelson George/Diane Paragas — "A Walk Through Fort Greene" (trailer)

A Walk Through Fort Greene – TRAILER from Diane Paragas on Vimeo. For those of us who lived in Fort Greene, Brooklyn during the early 90s, this will take you back.  Nelson George and Diane Paragas co-direct.  From the Vimeo page: A feature length documentary of the black arts movement that exploded in Fort Greene [...]

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Lil Wayne's "Rebirth", black rock, and modern music

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 [...]

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Upcoming: 2009 Afro-punk Festival

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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 [...]

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My WRFB Playlist–June 1, 2010 + Earl Douglas

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DC's OmegaBand Thanks again to my in-studio guest, BRC Executive Director Earl Douglas.  I feel like I kept it introspective tonight.  Check out the playlist (song/artist/album): Analogue                       Analogue Transit              Gearheart     Um dia Inteiro               Eletrosamba                     Brazilian Beats 6    Beautiful                       OmegaBand                     In Thru The Navel    Dance Or Die (ft. Saul Williams)  JANELLE MONÁE  [...]

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Analogue Atlanta: A conversation with CufRock

Download Atlanta has been home to Alternative “Urban” or Urb-Alt music for decades.  This episode I speak with Cufrock, formerly of Atlanta-Based Major Label (Virgin/Arista)group El Pus. We talk about the beginnings of his sound, the early 90s Atlanta scene and how his sound graduated into fusion from Hip Hop. We talk about connections to [...]

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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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