Daily Archives: April 28, 2011

Aretha Franklin On The View

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The Queen of Soul appeared on “The View” today and performed “How Long I’ve Waited” from her new album and “Respect.” A Woman Falling Out Of Love comes out May 3rd.

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For 19th Anniversary of Rodney King Riots, Thurz of Award-Winning Rap Duo U-N-I Releases “Los Angeles” & Preps Solo Album L.A. RIOT

(Los Angeles, California – April 28, 2011) – As one half of Los Angeles’ critically lauded sub-commercial rap duo U-N-I, Yannick “Thurzday” Koffi along with rhyme partner Yonas “Y-O” Michael have already racked up over 2 million views on Youtube while being rained with accolades – named “Best Breakout LA Artist” at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards, featured in URB Magazine’s “NEXT 100” & “NEXT 1000,” XXL Magazine’s “New Kids in Town,” Billboard Magazine’s “Acts to Watch,” The Source Magazine’s “Unsigned Hype” & “Off the Radar,” Time Out New York’s “The Volume,” MTVu’s “The Hot Seat,” BET.com’s “Rookies of the Year” and ending up on the “SoundBoard” of The Los Angeles Times while serving as the official hosts of MTV’s “Sucka Free” – on the strength of their observant, life-affirming rhymes that revolved around everything from limited-edition sneakers to cosmic existentialism and old-school video games to down-home musings on life and actress Lauren London.

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Kehinde Wiley: The World Stage: Israel

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In July of last year Kehinde Wiley travelled to Israel as part of his “World Stage” series paintings. Dwayne R. Rodgers caught the trip on film. We see Wiley talking with the people, checking out Israel’s pop culture and shopping for cloth.

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Bangladesh & Diggy Simmons In The Studio

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Bangladesh and Diggy Simmons are in the studio together and it will be interesting to hear the outcome.

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MeLo-X:In Studio Remix Of Bad Habits

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MeLo-X lets the camera catch him remixing Maxwell’s “Bad Habits” from The Highest, which was X’s version of Maxwell’s BLACKsummer’s Night album.

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