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Q&A with Pharoahe Monch

Not rhymin’ for the sake of riddlin’. Indeed.

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Q&A with Grammy-nominated Carolyn Malachi

One of DC’s best kept secrets steps up onto a bigger stage

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Q&A with Noon:30

Talking with the DC trio’s drummer on avoiding labels, why DC is still so homogeneous and taking noon:30 beyond the beltway.

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Cindy Blackman talks Carlos Santana

The virtuoso drummer talks Carlos Santana and the whole “stardom” thing.

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Interview: Mem Nahadr on "For Colored Girls" and Lars von Trier

Multi-hyphenate M. talks “For Colored Girls,” free jazz and Europe’s openness.

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Tamar-kali: The Interview

An excerpt from a longer conversation between Tamar-kali and contributor Jen Williams.

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Q&A with KimberlyNichole

A few words with the “puffy-haired tower of power.”

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Q&A with Kameron Corvet + his song "This Way To Love"

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Atlanta keeps him hungry. Here’s why.

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Q&A with Earl Greyhound's Kamara Thomas

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With a killer new album just released and a gang of tour dates ahead of them, I caught up with bassist Kamara Thomas for a quick trip into the world of Earl Greyhound. RF: Tell me about the title.  First, there was Soft Targets.  Now there’s Suspicious Package.  There’s definitely this modern paranoia, slightly military [...]

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Q&A with The Bots


The Bots: Anaiah (l) and Mikaiah LeiPhoto credit: Walter Einenkel, courtesy of Vital Records An edited version of this ran on 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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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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