Prophets Of Rage: Hail To The Chief (Official Video)

Prophets Of Rage criticize the White House with a cartoon video for “Hail To The Chief” interspersed with footage of the band. Their self-titled album just came out and they are on More »

Watch Angelo Moore Go Through Each Song Of Fishbone’s Truth and Soul

Twenty-nine years ago this month Fishbone released Truth and Soul. At the time they were budding punk funk ska band resistant to stereotypes about Black bands that shaped record company’s marketing plans More »

Missy Elliott Opens The VH1 Hip Hop Honors: 90’s Game Changers

Missy Elliott opened VH1’s Hip Hop Honors last night with a performance of “She’s A Bitch.” The trailblazing video was referenced in the stage act with Missy and her troupe of dancers More »

Shabazz Palaces: KEXP Performance

Stas Thee Boss introduces Shabazz Palaces before they perform a live set in the KEXP studios. They take a quick break and she interviews them about their current albums Quazarz: Born On A Gangster More »

Esperanza Spalding Shares EXPOSURE Studio Segment With Lalah Hathaway

Esperanza Spalding’s EXPOSURE album is centered around improvisation and capturing the musical moment in one take. She brainstormed the project live on Facebook last week and Robert Glasper and Lalah Hathaway were More »

MF Doom: Notebook 06

MF Doom’s Notebook 06 sounds like a something perfect for a  gunfight as he raps about being a murderous emcee. Adult Swim has kept the music from MF Doom’s vault coming every week. Doom is getting ready re-launch his old group KMD with their first recording in more than two decades.

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Prophets Of Rage: Hail To The Chief (Official Video)

Prophets Of Rage criticize the White House with a cartoon video for “Hail To The Chief” interspersed with footage of the band. Their self-titled album just came out and they are on tour now.

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Watch Angelo Moore Go Through Each Song Of Fishbone’s Truth and Soul

Twenty-nine years ago this month Fishbone released Truth and Soul. At the time they were budding punk funk ska band resistant to stereotypes about Black bands that shaped record company’s marketing plans for Black music. Truth and Soul went against the usual expectations of a Black band because Fishbone shamelessly plays multi genres with a mostly punk base. The album is influenced by everyone from Iggy Pop to Curtis Mayfield. Today Fishbone is still against being pigeon-holed and have achieved the status of respected OG Afropunk founders. Frontman and saxophonist Angelo Moore spoke with Riot Fest on the origins of Truth and Soul. Fishbone is on the road right now and Moore has also been making music with The Brand New Step.

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Missy Elliott Opens The VH1 Hip Hop Honors: 90’s Game Changers

Missy Elliott opened VH1’s Hip Hop Honors last night with a performance of “She’s A Bitch.” The trailblazing video was referenced in the stage act with Missy and her troupe of dancers dressed in all black space meets the city gear. Hype Williams who directed Missy’s video for “She’s A Bitch” and so many other important videos from the ’90s was honored. The theme of the show was 90’s Game Changers and people from that era who moved the culture were honored including Martin Lawrence, Mariah Carey, Jermaine Dupri and Master P.
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Shabazz Palaces: KEXP Performance

Stas Thee Boss introduces Shabazz Palaces before they perform a live set in the KEXP studios. They take a quick break and she interviews them about their current albums Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star and Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines. They discuss the possibility of turning the albums into an animated series before finishing their set.

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