“The key to playing ‘I Am Determined’ is to know which key the song is played in,” Kev says. “The song is every key. All of ‘em.”
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Your uncles are at that age where the turnup might sideline them for a few weeks, but when has that ever stopped them?
This new jawn from Jidenna is parade of dandified Negritude. Also, watch for cameos from my boo, Teyonah Parris (aka Dawn from Mad Men), and that lady from all them CoverGirl ads. (Dunno how to feel about the you-need-to-stay-in-your-books-and-uplift-yourself business between 1:00 and 1:30, but that’s certainly a kind of classic black ethos of its own.) [h/t Read More
NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts, the stripped-down, live-in-the-middle-of-an-office-cubicle performance series probably most remembered for breaking the Internet when T-Pain dropped by sans AutoTune, held a big contest to give an undiscovered act a spotlight at the Tiny Desk. The winner was Fantastic Negrito, a roots musician from Oakland. What’s good with that name, though? “To me Read More
So Kendrick came through and melted everybody’s face off when he dropped this track a couple of days ago. “The Blacker The Berry” is a reminder of several things: He is an absolute BEAST in the booth. His politics are a bit…unsettling. Evoking the myth of black-on-black crime while regarding the death of black men Read More
This promo for the Rag and Bone fall 2015 collection is slickly produced — and probably cost less than an actual Rag and Bone shirt.
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“But all this still leaves us at our original, vexing question — just who was Biggie talking about in ‘Who Shot Ya’?” Koenig wondered. “What we know and what we don’t — and the deal with Jay. Next week — on Serial.”
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