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links for 2007-06-20

"Stop Listening To Trash," Church Calls Out Rappers In New Campaign Another example of the backlash against commercial hip hop (tags: hip+hop)

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links for 2007-06-11

Did Beyonce Kill Neo-Soul? Perhaps the problem was that there weren’t enough of these artists being developed to fill the gaps between albums by Erykah, Jill, Lauryn, D’Angelo etc. (tags: Beyonce neo+soul) Gnarls Barkley’s Label & Engadget’s Founder Launch Label 2.0 This sounds familiar because, well, didn’t someone else try this before? (tags: Gnarls+Barkley Downtown+Records [...]

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links for 2007-04-30

Lynne d Johnson || is rock and roll racist? Just came across some insightful work done by Lynne Johnson on the subject of Black rock (tags: disconnect)

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links for 2007-04-20

Cam’ron vows he’ll never help police – ever Unfortunately, this kind of idiocy is part of commercial hip hop’s alternate reality (tags: disconnect)

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links for 2007-04-12

Now they’ll see his face – BUZZ BANDS – Los Angeles Times – calendarlive.com Kenna’s electro-soul album–"New Sacred Cows"–was produced by the Neptunes. (tags: bands identity)

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links for 2007-04-06

Chicago Reader | Sharp Darts | His Not-So-Secret Identity: Ralph Darden comes out from behind his DJ handle to push the debut full-length by the Jai-Alai Savant. Ralph Darden, a genre smasher out of Chicago, both as DJ Major Taylor and as frontman for Jai-Alai Savant, whose new record hits April 10 (tags: bands)

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links for 2007-03-02

‘We are not members of a tribe. We are not linked by blood or soil. We are citizens of an idea.’ (Blipster.info) This is what I love: "We are citizens of an idea."  Great. (tags: identity)

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links for 2007-02-28

The Afrofuture of Rock by Kandia Crazy Horse Kandia’s review of the final BRC show at BAM (tags: bands Black+Rock+Coalition)

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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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