George Clinton, Funkadelic and Thundercat were in the KCRW studios and performed “Flashlight” “Atomic Dog” and “Tear The Roof Off The Sucker.” Flying Lotus walks by during “Flashlight” and it’s a reminder that his Brainfeeder label is releasing Clinton’s next album. The whole session can be seen here. You can buy tickets for the Brainfeeder showcase at the Hollywood Bowl on September 17th here.
Daily Archives: August 25, 2016
Mick Jenkins and BADBADNOTGOOD’s video for “Drowning” is a dramatic piece where slaves almost exact revenge on their slavemasters for lynching and almost drowning on of their own. The Chicago rapper and Canadian jazz band will see their Healing Component album come out September 23rd.
Watch Blood Orange dedicate his performance of “Augustine” and “Thank You” to murder victims Philando Castile, Terrence McCrary, Jr. and Hande Kader. He played the piano while dancers were on each side of him. Photos of Castile, McCrary and Kader were positioned in front of the piano. Blood Orange’s Freetown Sound album is out now.
Damian Marley addresses stereotypes and judgemental people in his video for “Nail Pon Cross.” Marley and a host of others including a Black boy and a police officer are nailed to utility pole cross because of other people’s assumptions. Some Christians are offended by the imagery of him on the cross because of the Jesus reference. Marley talked about the reaction to the Huffingtonpost and this is what he had to say: “If you look at the news and check out popular media, you can see people are being crucified one way or the other,” Marley said. “Whether it’s with police using excessive force on young African-Americans, or whether it’s people judging our police because of those news topics. Likewise, with people who are of Middle Eastern descent, and likewise of people who are of Mexican descent. It’s looking at the stereotypes and the ways we judge each other.” Marley’s Stoney Hill album is coming out October 28th.