Tag Archives: Sounds

LISTENING POST: Kendra Ross — "Strange Fruit" (for Troy Davis)

Kendra Ross offers her take on a timeless classic, done in the wake of Troy Davis’s execution.

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LISTENING POST: Jean Grae — "Live Up (feat. Talib Kweli)"

Something to tide you over til the next Jean Grae album arrives in the fall

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Q&A with Keziah Jones + "Lagos vs. New York"

On “blufunk,” bucking tradition and how interest in Africa is on the rise

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LISTENING POST: Sydnee Jane and the Jane-ettes — "Ready to Go"

Cuz we know you were wonderin’ what these young women sound like. Well, wonder no more

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FREE DOWNLOAD: URB Alt Sampler Quattro!

Boston Fielder presents the latest assemblage of sounds from the URB Alt universe.

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LISTENING POST: Pillow Theory — "Rescue"

A track from the band’s new 5-song EP Meltdown

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LISTENING POST: Nona Hendryx — "Temple of Heaven"

The music icon returns with pointed critique of our social and political environment.

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LISTENING POST: Pharoahe Monch — "W.A.R. f/ Immortal Technique & Vernon Reid"

Living Colour’s Vernon Reid adds fire to Pharoahe Monch’s urgent message

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LISTENING POST: The Soul of John Black — "Digital Blues"

A former Fishbone member mashes up blues, rock, soul, and funk, and adds a modern, digital vibe and ends up a 21st century soul man.

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LISTENING POST: Throwdown Syndicate — "The Hate That Hate Creates"

The DMV’s at it again. This time, serving up “groove ghetto metal” trio Throwdown Syndicate for your listening pleasure

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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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