The Self-Destruction Video

The Self-Destruction Video
The Power Of Hip-Hop Unity
From AmbrosiaforHeads - In the late 1980s, Rap music had a problem. At the time the genre was exploding with national and overseas tours, incidents were taking place at some of those concerts that were smearing the reputation of the Hip-Hop culture. As the safety of show-goers was a significant concern, [...]

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Angela Davis Speaks Out

Angela Davis Speaks Out
After Civil Rights Award Is Revoked
In a Democracy Now! exclusive, legendary activist and scholar Angela Davis speaks out after the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute rescinded a human rights award for her, reportedly due to her activism for Palestinian rights. In September, the institute announced that it would award Davis the Fred L. Shuttlesworth Human Rights [...]

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From Beyoncé to Sorry to Bother You.

From Beyoncé to Sorry to Bother You.
The new age of Afro-surrealism
THE GUARDIAN ///// From psychedelic sketch shows to far-out satire, black artists are expressing the absurdity of life in a racist society by embracing the disturbing and bizarre. ////// There he was, dangling into the void. Sinking, arms outstretched, helplessly clawing at the air. Jordan Peele’s satirical horror Get Out [...]

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Hiphop Evolution on the LQ

Hiphop Evolution on the LQ
This is Episode 3
Check out Hiphop Evolution on Netflix and catch Rapify cofounder Paradise Gray (producer of legendary group X Clan and promoter of new York’s legendary Latin Quarter Club). #rapify #hiphop #latinquater #legendary.Read About the full story on No Half Steppin': An Oral and Pictorial History of New York City Club the Latin Quarter and the [...]

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Kento su ‘Stand 4 What’

Kento su ‘Stand 4 What’
per il blog del fattoquotidiano.it
Il viso di Colin Kaepernick, lo stesso della campagna Nike che ha suscitato polemiche e forti prese di posizione nei giorni scorsi, appare  – stilizzato ma riconoscibilissimo nell’iconica posizione di protesta inginocchiata – sulla copertina di Stand 4 What, con il sottotitolo Razza, rap e attivismo nell’America di Trump. L’autore del libro è U.Net, pseudonimo dietro cui si [...]

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Stand 4 What ! – Intervista

Stand 4 What ! – Intervista
Carmine Errico intervista u.net
Qualche giorno fa sono stato a Milano per lavoro. Mentre ero a pranzo ho scoperto che – a sorpresa – il Cox18 organizzava un dj set con Dj Lord (Public Enemy/Prophets of Rage). I ‘nuovi’ Rage Against the Machine, avevano suonato in città il giorno prima. Chiaramente ero lì e non potevo mancare. E [...]

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Questo mondo non è più bianco.

Questo mondo non è più bianco.
Tranne che in Italia
DI IGIABA SCEGO.  L’album “Damn” di Kendrick Lamar inizia e finisce con una sparatoria. Un suono sordo, vuoto, pauroso, l’antitesi stessa della musica. E da lì che è partita la ricerca dell’autore in direzione di un se stesso non sempre facile da afferrare. L’indagine di Kendrick Lamar è stata minuziosa, [...]

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The Origin Of Woke

The Origin Of Woke
How Badu And Muldrow Sparked The "Stay Woke" Era
“Woke is definitely a black experience — woke is if someone put a burlap sack on your head, knocked you out, and put you in a new location and then you come to and understand where you are ain’t home and the people around you ain’t your neighbors. They’re not acting in [...]

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Gentrification & Subway Dancers

Gentrification & Subway Dancers
How Gentrification is criminalizing street dancers
Priscilla Ward breaks down just how gentrification and the police are criminalizing ‘Showtime’ for a generation of youth looking to make a way for themselves. Gentrification is shifting the culture of MTA’s underground performance ecosystem, particularly for African American and Hispanic youth. Police are finding a means of controlling what [...]

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The Soundtrack to #BlackLoveMatters

The Soundtrack to #BlackLoveMatters
Ashford and Simpson
Almost 50 years after its release, Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” may be the most recognizable Soul duet ever recorded.  It’s easy to think that the song’s timelessness has every thing to do with the musical bond that Gaye and Terrell shared, in the studio and on [...]

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