Daily Archives: May 12, 2014

Maimouna Youssef-We’re Already Royal

Maimouna Youssef’s “We’re Already Royal” is her recognition of cohesive Black communities despite the negative hype about perpetually split people. Ma Dukes makes an appearance in the video as well as Washington D.C. street performers Yaa Adenike Cunningham & Kweku Sumbry. “We’re Already Royal” is from her forthcoming The Reintroduction of Mumu Fresh mixtape.


Janelle Monae-Heroes From The Pepsi Beats Of The Beautiful Game

Janelle Monae’s cover of David Bowie’s “Heroes” is from the Pepsi Beats Of The Beautiful Game project of songs dedicated to football. Each of the 11 songs will have short films directed by a variety people including Spike Lee. Alyssa Pankiw directed this video for “Heroes.


Locksmith-Willie Lynch

“Willie Lynch” is another autobiographical story from Locksmith about his time growing up in Richmond, California and lessons about life that he learned from his brother. A Thousand Cuts is one of his strongest albums yet.