Daily Archives: September 25, 2010

Medusa-Pimps Down Flows Up (Live At Fat Beats LA)

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One more reason why the closing of Fat Beats is a great loss. More than record store but a cultural institution you could catch someone like West Coast legend [[Medusa]] doing her thing live. Rapping for a couple of decades now Medusa received some recognition in the recent BET documentary My Mic Sounds Nice.

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Janelle Monae-Cold War (Live On Carson Daly)

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Have you heard The ArchAndroid yet?

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Fishbone 25th Anniversary Video

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Fishbone have been at for 25 years only to watch lesser bands surpass them in commercial success. It’s been a hard road for them as Black men doing a blend of rock, funk, ska and R&B. From ’86 to ’96 they had a deal with Columbia and produced some of the most wickedly good music around. But by the late ’90’s they lost their contract and went with Dallas Austin’s Rowdy Records to record the intensely fierce Chim Chim’s Badass Revenge which Austin also produced. They’ve continued to record marvelous albums and tour but they remain mostly unknown outside of the underground because they had the bad luck to have swarthy complexions. Even the so-called best rock critics have been too ignorant to understand the rhythmic Nettwerx that is Fishbone. Thankfully Lev Anderson and Chris Metzler have shot Everyday Sunshine, a new documentary about the band narrated by Laurence Fishburne. Make sure to check out the website to see if it’s coming near you.

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Media Questions Of The Week

1. What will be the outcome of the Eddie Long situation?

2. Will MC Hammer’s response to Jay-Z raise his profile?

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3. What will happen with Lyfe Jennings’ career now that he will be gone for a few years?

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