Man, I miss watching documentaries in theatres of any kind. To me, they’re the most important pieces of artistry based on truth & perception that any living individual should have an eye for (besides the bull you guys watch on TV). I own a few of them, but the last time I’ve went out to watch one… hmm… it’s been ages (plucks out white hair from beard).
This piece, brought to you by Shola Lynch, is definitely one to watch. The only thing is.. it’s being shown in a few cities (Los Angeles, NYC, Chicago, Philadelphia, DC, Detroit, Oakland, Boston, Atlanta) in AMC Theaters. Seeing this pop up online has remind me of when I saw her speak live at CSULB almost 8 years ago.
Make sure you dont miss out on the first day when this come out! April 5th is the date!
Questlove, the go-to drummer and DJ in hip-hop, has lots of love for the Beastie Boys, as he explained to Rolling Stone at the trio’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in Cleveland this weekend. “I’ll say that the Beastie Boys are probably one of the biggest influences on the Roots,” he raved. “Back when me and my cousin would listen to Power 99 [FM] and they’d come to Philadelphia, we thought they were Puerto Rican; they had to be Puerto Rican, ’cause there were no way white guys rhyme like that, or talk like that!”
Here’s the song that Questlove is talking about with MCA & Burzootie.
Shot live backstage at the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies at Public Hall on 04.14.12, listen to an exclusive interview with Chuck D of Public Enemy as he discusses inducting the Beastie Boys into the Rock Hall and touches on the age-old question, “Is Hip-Hop rock and roll?”
Also, he talks about how this is the third hiphop induction that all of the original members of a group couldn’t come together because of unfortunate situations (Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, Run DMC, & this time, the Beastie Boys).
In the process of making his upcoming album, MoveMeants II: The Reprise, Jansport J wanted to get an honest opinion about how his latest work sounded. So, he called on House Shoes for an opinion and he gave Jansport J what he wanted. What was fresh about this is that he went back home and worked on his project, which will be ready for release on April 3rd, so be ready for it to come out…
this video is sort of old; check out the actual video that debuted a few days ago [here].
I have to admit, the first time I’ve heard of this Charles Bradley was when his No Time For Dreaming track was playing during an intermission VH1‘s Mob Wives (I think it was either the 2nd or 3rd episode). But after discovering the track, I went to purchase the album.. which I have to admit was pretty damn good. Anyways, he’s re-released his critically acclaimed debute album, which features covers of songs from Nirvana and Neil Young.
Right now, he’s currently touring Europe, but he will make a return to the US to perform at the Bowery Ballroom on December 3rd in NYC. Check out his current tour dates below…
Here’s the album’s promo video for BlackBalls, due for release on November 10th. The Santa Monica natives received the album firsthand.
Music has long been the soundtrack of protest: Fela Kuti, Bob Marley, Mos Def, Rage Against the Machine, Saul Williams, Public Enemy, Tupac, Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, Dead Prez – the list of musicians fighting on behalf of the people goes on and on.
Now we’ll stand with Occupy Wall Street and support the protesters fighting for a more just world.
Here’s a more detailed, noted, & CLEAR video of the message that Talib Kweli gave at the #OWS protest. OkayAfrica was on the scene to cover it.
Politicaly-engaged Kweli has been on board with the protesters from the beginning, tweeting about it several times in the past few weeks – although this was his first trip down to the park.
Kweli later added, “this is the most American thing I’ve seen in my lifetime. I had to come down and see it for myself, so I could tell everyone about it.”
Talib Kweli joins #OccupyWallStreet and performs a new song called ‘Distraction’. Towards the end he gives his final take and support for the movement.
The Stepkids will be performing at the CMJ Music Marathon later this month. In addition, they have announced seven conference performances on their month-long US Tour with The Horrors that ended two nights ago in NYC. Check out the new video Legend In My Own, and also the rest of their current tour dates below, including their full CMJ schedule, west coast schedule, and their upcoming shows in Japan.
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