Water Seed’s “Show Work and Prove” Future Funk Machine! AdvertisementsRead More Otherworldly Videos: Water Seed
After reading Shadow and Act’s review about the TLC biopic, Crazy Sexy Cool: The TLC Story, I was reminded of how much Lisa “Left-Eye” Lopes is underrated as an artist. In TLC, some thought of her as mainly the wacky and crazy rapper of the group who burned her boyfriends house down. But if we […]Read More The My-Stery: Tribute to Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes
As we approach another year, some believe it is the end of the world — the apocalypse — but “apocalypse” means “a revealing,” so I choose to see it only as a state of transformation. Today’s date is triple digit number and the last one for a while, so let’s celebrate this moment in time […]Read More Happy 12/12/12!
*Voting for semifinalists begins today for the Black Weblog Awards and ends October 1. Please vote for my blog in the Best New Blog category here! *Update: On November 20th, Andy Allo will be releasing her new album Superconductor, which was executive produced by Prince and features a few songs written by him, including the […]Read More Moving on the Wires: Black Weblog Awards, Andy Allo, P.OS., Tunde Olaniran…
A few weeks ago, Melissa Harris Perry gave a segment on her show about the political, economic and historical significance of transportation in the United States. Transportation for Black communities, as well as other marginalized communities, historically have been modes of displacement and transcendence, and the lack of transportation for these communities has meant entrapment. […]Read More The My-Stery: Let Me Ride Part 1
Ginuwine – What’s So Different Sometimes I feel as if the world looks exactly like this video, and sometimes I wish I could stop time like towards the end of the video. A break would be nice.Read More Rewind: What’s So Different
Tunde Olaniran is a Michigan-based artist who “marches to the beat of his own drum.” The singer, rapper, songwriter and social activist has a background that defies any expectation others may have of him. Growing up in such places as Germany, Nigeria and London, Olaniran was raised by an American social activist mother and a […]Read More Modern Griots Interview: Tunde Olaniran