Daily Archives: October 15, 2011

Lateef The Truthspeaker – Oakland (Mocky remix)

Lateef The Truthspeaker just premiered the Mocky remix of “Oakland” that features Del The Funky Homosapien and The Grouch. His Firewire solo debut will be released on November 8th.

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Beyonce’s Feminism Get’s Called Out for Fela Kuti Adulation in Huffington Post Article

Senior Editor at Yourblackworld.com questions Beyonce Knowles for continuous reverence of Afro-Beat legend Fela Kuti

“The fact that Beyonce Knowles, a self-proclaimed feminist who recently declared that “Girls Run The World”, appeared in L’Officiel Paris in blackface to honor Fela and his 27 “Queens”– even though he physically abused them — is a testament to the one dimensional perspective through which we examine Fela. It is also an ironic reflection of his priorities that the controversy generated over the images was due to her unfortunate choice to mimic racist satire — not her celebration of domestic violence, which disproportionately affects the Black and African-American women she claims to empower. In allowing herself to be blinded by his skewed mythology — that she protects and proliferates through her “iconic” photoshoot — she squandered an opportunity to not only speak out against violent crimes against women, but also to honor Fela’s true Queen: his mother, Funmilayo.”

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Action Bronson & Statik Selektah Are Well Done

Qualified chef-turned-rapper from Queens, New York, newcomer Action Bronson has built up a loyal following since he decided to leave the kitchen for a recording studio only 18 short months ago. However, the man Rolling Stone Magazine recently called the “Artist to Watch” didn’t stray too far from the kitchen, as he is well known for rapping about his culinary delights. Action’s experiences lend a unique flavour to his rhymes, where you’ll find witty mentions of duck prosciutto, Tunisian olives, smoked brisket and other delicacies along with vivid imagery of a modern-day Viking pillaging his way across New York.

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Idle Warship-Rat Race

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“Rat Race” is from Idle Warship’s upcoming debut Habits Of The Heart that will go retail on November 1st. You can stream the album at Spotify right now.

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Boots Riley At Occupy Oakland

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Boots Riley upheld The Coup’s longtime politics and made an appearance at Occupy Oakland on October 13th.

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