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Two years after the Grammys kill the category, there’s still much to discuss.
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 covering the black alternative culture […]
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, often over beats from grime […]
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 and give them what they […]
Every super hero needs a theme song. And a super villain to fight against.
The state of black rock circa 2010.
Erykah risked nothing emotionally, physically or artistically. Then what are we applauding?
How can you call something “BlakRoc” when the black folks on the project only rap and the rockers are all white?
Living Colour: They’re literally like Coltrane’s Classic Quartet playing rock. Yeah.