KATIE GOT BANDZ – “CHI-RAQ REMIX”
KATIE GOT BANDZ – “CHI-RAQ REMIX”
DREEZY – “CHI-RAQ”
YASSS!! Katie Got Bandz devours Nicki Minaj’s ‘Chi-Raq’, Da Brat goes in on ‘Fancy’, plus new heat from Gangsta Boo and SZA
Taken from the forthcoming cd “A Couple Friends” on Shanachie Entertainment available June 10th 2014.Kindred The Family Soul Return with the new single and v…
I want to marry Janelle Monae in this.
"cuz ms. badu’s always coming for real"
ahhh!!!! omg!!!!!!!!! !
SO IM IN LOVE WITH HER ….PERIOD (.)
The four-part documentary, based on producer Steve Stoutes book, explores hip-hops history and impact.
Next week VH1 is set to air The Tanning of America: One Nation Under Hip Hop, a four-part documentary series based on Steve Stoute’s similarly titled book, The Tanning of America: How Hip-Hop Created a Culture That Rewrote the Rules of the New Economy. It was a fascinating read and remix of hip-hop’s history and impact, and I turned the last page wanting to know more about how the “tanning” effect—as Stoute describes it—is mapped to spaces outside the commercial industry. I’m hoping that’s where the TV version ofTanning ventures.
Here are four more reasons to set your DVR, starting Monday:
To find out what “tanning” is. African-American culture is ingrained in our nation’s identity. Ways of talking, styles of dress, intellectual perspectives and other “norms of cool” get tossed into a goody bag of tools that continue to shift music-industry standards and the socio-political landscape.
Tanning isn’t “selling out” or “assimilation.” In fact, it’s better understood as assimilation in reverse. To sell out is to promote inauthenticity in one’s identity in order to gain some sense of power, fame or money. To forget where ya came from, as my “mudear” would say. Here, I’m thinking of Vanilla Ice, who tried to boast about growing up in the hood as a way to identify with black rappers—but who was later called out for it and hung over a hotel balcony—in contrast with the rap community’s acceptance of other white rappers like the Beastie Boys and Eminem, who figured out how to be their authentic selves within the genre.
Tanning is a psychological shift—an energetic force, according to Stoute, that “went beyond musical boundaries and into the psyche of young America, blurring cultural and demographic lines so permanently that it laid the foundation for a transformation.”
The singer, whose real name was James Timothy Shaw, broke racial barriers and influenced a generation of musicians
James Timothy Shaw died on Jan. 30 at 74. He was better known as King Hannibal or the Mighty Hannibal, but if you’ve never heard of him, you’re not alone.
Hannibal was an R&B, funk and gospel singer-songwriter who released only two albums of original material. He occupied the rest of his time as a sometime actor, a staff producer at Venture Records, an entertainment editor at The Atlanta Voice, a drug addict and a pimp. He scored a couple of minor hits but labored primarily in obscurity. His passing is worth mentioning and his work worth celebrating because, when Hannibal was at his best, he was socially ahead of the curve. He fronted an integrated band in Atlanta before Arthur Lee and Love, and wrote songs about addiction with an unsentimental directness, born of experience.
Starting in the late 1950s, Hannibal released a few singles on independent labels, such as 1958’s “Big Chief Hug-Um an’ Kiss-Um” and “The Biggest Cry,” the latter written and arranged by Jack Nitzsche, who went on to work with the Rolling Stones and Neil Young. None of these efforts were chart toppers, but by working with white artists like Nitzsche, Hannibal was already expanding beyond his cultural confines.
Angelique Kidjo - AGOLO
February 16, 2014 7:00pm
Angelique Kidjo is a Grammy award-winning vocalist deemed “Africa’s premier diva” by Time Magazine. Known for her dynamic and uplifting music, Kidjo’s internationally acclaimed repertoire crosses boundaries, genres and ethnicities, blending Western pop & African traditions.
This wonderful woman is performing in GWU this Sunday. Illoon and I are planning to go! We’ve featured some of her music on our tumblr. This is gone be da bestttt!
Angelique Kidjo: Idjé - Idjé
From the 1994 album “Ayé”. Written by Kidjo-Hebrail.
presented by BBC
Labrinth feat. Emeli Sandé - Beneath Your Beautiful
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Music video by Labrinth feat. Emeli Sande performing Beneath Your Beautiful. (C) 2012 Simco Limited under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited