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Out Today: JJ DOOM — “Key To The Kuffs”

Doom, Jarel and several collaborators including Boston Fielder get ready to storm the stage

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GET IT–Fela: Live In Detroit 1986

The first new Fela Kuti material to be issued since his ’92 studio album, Underground System

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Lenny Kravitz's "Black and White America" drops this summer

Forthcoming set is “probably the most up album I’ve done.”

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VIDEO: Tricky — "Murder Weapon"

New song from that Tricky kid!

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NEW! The Family Stand's "In A Thousand Years" drops September 7

Peter Lord, Sandra St. Victor and V. Jeffrey Smith offer another exciting answer to the question: “What if Stevie Wonder sat in with Living Colour, Fishbone and Bad Brains?”

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REMINDER: Tamar-kali's "Black Bottom" album release show–Friday, 7/16

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Really excited to be co-promoting this event with Ubiquita Worldwide. Tamar-Kali's new album Black Bottom will be released on Tuesday, July 13 and it. Is. Straight. Fire.  Now, are you from Missouri? Then grab the stream and hear for yourself.  Then, mark your calendars for Friday, July 16 at Littlefield. $20 gets you into the [...]

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UPCOMING: Tamar-Kali's album release party–July 16

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Really excited to be co-promoting this event with Ubiquita Worldwide. Tamar-Kali's new album Black Bottom will be released on Tuesday, July 13 and it. Is. Straight. Fire.  Now, are you from Missouri? Then grab the stream and hear for yourself.  Then, mark your calendars for Friday, July 16 at Littlefield. $20 gets you into the [...]

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BLK JKS new EP "Zol!" drops today, June 8 + track listing

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Say you're like me and can't get enough of BLK JKS. You already have the Mystery EP and you're wearing out After Robots, with its songs like "Summertime" and "Molalatladi".  Believe me, I understand.  There's no wonder After Robots made the Boldaslove.us Best of 2009 list: It's a great album. Good news is there's more.  [...]

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TOMORROW: Janelle Monae's "The ArchAndroid" in stores!

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So, tomorrow's the day when you can pick up the new Janelle Monae album, The ArchAndroid (arc, as in "archangel"), which delivers parts II and III of the Chase Suite.  I swear, it feels like homegirl has been working Metropolis for close to three years!  I'll have a full review tomorrow, but I think you'll [...]

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New Release: URB Alt Music Sampler-Dos

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In a few months, it'll be time for the 5th URB Alt Festival.  While Boston Fielder hasn't unveiled the lineup for this milestone event, he has released the second URB Alt Music Sampler, as he calls it, "more genre-bending sounds from around the globe."  The compilation collects songs by various eclectic artists including Gil Scott-Heron, [...]

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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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