Random Midday Hotness: Look at Me Now.
The breath control is amazing.
Random Midday Hotness: (Clap)
So many good things about this video. The best thing, I think, is how Monch & Co shed light on the most important issue regarding police brutality: someone is hurt/killed by the people who are charged to protect them. That individual, immediate crime shouldn’t be forgotten, or made smaller by people who want to jump Read More
Claire Huxtable’s Secret Past.
The Internet again justifies its existence: “In 1978, [Phylicia Allen (now Phylicia Rashād)] released the album Josephine Superstar, a disco Concept album telling the life story of Josephine Baker. The album was mainly written and produced by Jacques Morali and Rashād’s second husband Victor Willis, original lead singer and lyricist of the Village People. She Read More
Lupe Fiasco’s “All Black Everything.”
Got to love this song. Well no, you don’t GOT to…but at least appreciate what Lupe is trying to do in a genre where conscious rap–while it surely isn’t dead its constant balancing act between sellability and socio-political responsibility often make it a less-than-profitable venture record labels usually shy away from. Lupe evidently aware of Read More
Random Midday Hotness: The Desi Dougie?
Taz jokingly wonders if Cali Swag District boosted the ubiquitous dance from Bollywood. Exhibit A: Meanwhile, this mashup is very well done:
I was content to ride out 2010 listening to nothing but Kanye West’s brilliant new release, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Being the patriotic American that I am, though, I felt obligated to make some sort of Black Friday purchase – so, appropriately enough, I scooped up Pink Friday (and yes, I tried for several Read More
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
In the New York Times’s most recent psycho-analysis of Kanye West, prompted by the release of his fifth album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, the exquisiteness of the product is written off in passing: “it’s terrific — of course it’s terrific.” But according to the Times, this fact is beside the point – it “doesn’t Read More
The Burning Question About The ‘Color Purple’ Reunion:
Will Phonte be there?!
Grinding in Obscurity.
The New Yorker profiles Bettye LaVette, a singer/badass who had some minor hits back in the 60s, but who’s experienced a career resurgence after her performance of The Who’s “Love Reign O’er Me” at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2008. The profile is unfortunately behind a paywall, but it paints LaVette as a charismatic, somewhat Read More