Daily Archives: May 8, 2014

Rapsody-Betty Shabazz (Official Video)

“Betty Shabazz” is Rapsody’s ode to the late educator and wife of Malcolm X, her love of rapping and the state of the current rap game. “Betty Shabazz” is from 9th Wonder Presents: Jamla Is the Squad.

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Prince Covers Essence

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Prince is on the cover of the June 2014 issue of Essence magazine. He discusses The Revolution, new music and success in his interview with the magazine. Prince is also headlining at this year’s Essence Music Festival in New Orleans. The 30th anniversary edition of Purple Rain is on the way under his new contract with Warner Brothers. The issue goes on sale tomorrow May 9th.

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The Jitterbugs: Pioneers Of The Jits To Debut At The DIA On May 23rd

The Jit was a popular dance in Black communities in Detroit during the ’70’s and the ’80’s. The McGhee Brothers, who pioneered the dance as The Jitterbugs, are the focus of the documentary, The Jitterbugs: Pioneers Of The Jit. Haleem “Stringz” Rasul Ar-Rasheed, who is the founder of the Hardcore Detroit dance company is the film’s director. The film’s soundtrack was scored by Underground Resistance and Malik Alston and Detroit radio legend John Mason provides the narration. A May 23rd premiere is scheduled to take place at the Detroit Institute Of Arts at no cost to the public. There will be a reception event and a performance from The Jitterbugs.

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Zion I-Masters Of Ceremony (Official Video)

Zion I collaborated with the Substance Over Hype crew to make their B-boy and B-girl heavy video for “Masters Of Ceremony” at the Youtube studios in Marina Del Rey, California.

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Flying Lotus-Phantasm Feat.Laura Darlington

Flying Lotus’s striking visual for “Phantasm” explores the song’s questions about reality, memory and manifestation.

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