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Media Questions Of The Week

Will Alexandra Shipp overcome her lack of resemblance to Aaliyah and do her role in the Lifetime biopic justice? Did Rolling Out mistakenly identify Rev Run as the late Jam Master Jay? More »

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Shad-Progress (Part 1: American Pie, Part 2: The Future is Here)

Shad’s video for “Progress (Part 1: American Pie, Part 2: The Future Is Here)” is a visual match to his critique of the rotting parts of Americana culture including; ADD inducing social More »

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Brooklyn’s denitia and sene are releasing their 4-song fx. EP on November 11th. “fx.,” the title song is more of their cross-genre ambience lead by denitia’s flirtatious vocals over sene’s old school More »

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Jimi: All Is By Side Is Coming To Theaters September 26th

Forty-four years ago today Jimi Hendrix died under suspicious circumstances and his genius that had so much more to give was quelled. Since his death several attempts at making a worthwhile film More »

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King-Supernatural Live In New Orleans Record Store

King had the opportunity to open for Prince at this year’s Essence Music Festival and NPR interviewed them and filmed their in-store performance of “Supernatural.” Three years ago they independently released The More »

Media Questions Of The Week

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Will Alexandra Shipp overcome her lack of resemblance to Aaliyah and do her role in the Lifetime biopic justice?

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Did Rolling Out mistakenly identify Rev Run as the late Jam Master Jay?

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Why did the New York Times call Shonda Rhimes “an angry Black woman” when discussing the new show “How To Get Away With Murder” when Rhimes isn’t the creator? And then reducing all of the Black females characters introduced in “Scandal” and “Grey’s Anatomy” to the same stereotype but later calling her a “romance writer?”

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Shad-Progress (Part 1: American Pie, Part 2: The Future is Here)

Shad’s video for “Progress (Part 1: American Pie, Part 2: The Future Is Here)” is a visual match to his critique of the rotting parts of Americana culture including; ADD inducing social media, inequality and overall nihilism. “Progress” is from his Flying Colors album released last year.

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denitia and sene-fx.

Brooklyn’s denitia and sene are releasing their 4-song fx. EP on November 11th. “fx.,” the title song is more of their cross-genre ambience lead by denitia’s flirtatious vocals over sene’s old school computer game-sounding beats.

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Jimi: All Is By Side Is Coming To Theaters September 26th

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Forty-four years ago today Jimi Hendrix died under suspicious circumstances and his genius that had so much more to give was quelled. Since his death several attempts at making a worthwhile film about his life ran into roadblocks. John Ridley’s Jimi: All Is By Side, starring Andre 3000 will enter theaters on September 26th. Ridley’s film also had problems with the Hendrix Estate regarding the usage of his original music. The issue has been avoided with the focus on Hendrix’s life before fame and the inclusion of his covers of other people’s songs like “Hey Joe.”

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King-Supernatural Live In New Orleans Record Store

King had the opportunity to open for Prince at this year’s Essence Music Festival and NPR interviewed them and filmed their in-store performance of “Supernatural.” Three years ago they independently released The Story EP which caught the attention of Prince who invited them to meet him. Since meeting him they have been able to talk to him regularly about their music and receive career advice. The Story and an appearance on Robert Glasper’s Black Radio has built anticipation for their We Are King full-length album that will be released soon.

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Flying Lotus-Coronus The Terminator

Flying Lotus says that “Coronus, The Terminator” is him singing about the end of mankind with Niki Randa, who is a member of the Los Angeles hip-hop band Blank Blue. Lotus will kick off his tour in support of You’re Dead on October 9th, two days after the album’s release.

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Kendrick Lamar’s Artwork For I

Kendrick Lamar’s second major label album will be released before the end of the year and this is the artwork for the single simply titled “I.”

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Public Enemy-Public Enemy No. 1 On The Jimmy Fallon Show

Public Enemy celebrated yesterday’s release of the Def Jam 30th Anniversary Box set on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. They performed “Public Enemy No.1″ from their classic Yo! Bum Rush The Show.

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Noel Gourdin’s Second Single from City Heart, Southern Soul Is An Act Of Patience

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“Patience” is the second single from Noel Gourdin’s City Heart, Southern Soul album. The Boston singer’s retro-relevant soul movement uses Motown as a muse for the song co-written by him and Marcellus Dawson. Gourdin will be appearing at Harlow’s in Sacramento, CA on October 11th.

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Ledisi-Like This (Official Video)

Ledisi’s “Like This” is from The Truth released earlier this year.

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