Tag: music

Research Launching: What’s the Value of Culture To A Marketer?

What do you think the value of culture is to a marketer? Let me know by taking the survey!

/ February 12, 2014

My 2014 Twitter Must-Follow List: Contemporary Culture

Inspiration, information, and windows into other POVs and places in the world.

/ January 16, 2014

TOMORROW: The Rise of Urban Alternative @CMJ

Two years after the Grammys kill the category, there's still much to discuss.

/ October 16, 2013

Afropunk Festival 2013

As the Village Voice notes: One doc, ten years, two Websites and eight festivals later, Afropunk--home of "the other black experience"--seems to be going strong, growing pains and all. You can check it out in NYC this coming weekend, if you're not familiar.  However, it's worth noting that I've been...

/ August 21, 2013

Noted: Movement From Hip Hop To Electronic Music

Rapper Danny Brown (photo: Ysa Perez) In a profile on rapper Danny Brown in this week's Village Voice, I came across this statement by writer Aaron Frank: Brown's distinct delivery alternates between menacingly gruff and playfully nasal, a signature style that earned him the nickname "The Hybrid." His drug-fueled rhymes,...

/ May 1, 2013

Lefsetz’s Rules of the Road

6. We live in a singles world. If you listen to the outcries demanding an album you’re no different from Karl Rove protesting that Romney won. He who cracks the singles market on a regular basis will win in the future. No one’s got time. Stay in their mind constantly...

/ December 10, 2012

REVIEW: Kanye West — "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" (Roc-A-Fella)

Every super hero needs a theme song. And a super villain to fight against.

/ December 15, 2010

Now on TheRoot.com: "Black Rock Rolls On"

The state of black rock circa 2010.

/ June 29, 2010

Now on HuffingtonPost.com: "Window Seat" or Much Badu About Nothing

Erykah risked nothing emotionally, physically or artistically. Then what are we applauding?

/ April 2, 2010

Now on The Huffington Post.com: Dash’s Blakroc disses black rock

How can you call something “BlakRoc” when the black folks on the project only rap and the rockers are all white?

/ October 21, 2009

Now on TheRoot.com: Loud and In Living Colour

Living Colour: They're literally like Coltrane's Classic Quartet playing rock. Yeah.

/ September 28, 2009