Daily Archives: September 27, 2016

ScienZe-Water To Wine Featuring Blu Produced By Black Spade

Brooklyn rapper ScienZe uses a Jesus reference in his Blu-assisted single “Water To Wine.” Black Spade produced the song that comes six months after the release of ScienZe’s Good Food album.

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London Quartet Hugh Release New Single Look Back In Laughter

London quartet Hugh just released their new song “Look Back In Laughter” ahead of their upcoming showcase at Elektrowerkz in their hometown on October 12th.  Vocalist Josh Idehen had this to say about the song: “I’d been working as a barman for a while when Hugh started out. Long night shifts that often had more than a few bad moments in them and would leave me exhausted at the end. It was rarely funny when it was happening, only in the past. “No long face, you’ll laugh about it later” was what we told each other. When Andy and I made the first top line, I remembered that phrase and the rest followed.”

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Danny Brown-Atrocity Exhibition Album Stream

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Danny Brown has released his Atrocity Exhibition a few days earlier than his originally planned September 30th date. Kendrick Lamar, B-Real, Earl Sweatshirt, Ab-Soul, Kelela and Petit Noir. Stream Atrocity Exhibition below.

 

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Kaytranada-You’re The One Featuring Syd Official Video

Kaytranada’s video for “You’re The One” is a fun story about an African prince finding love at first sight. Kaytranada is in the clip as the prince’s assistant. Syd only appears in bits from the video for The Internet’s “Girl.” Kaytranada’s 99.9% is proving to be a breakthrough album for Canadian producer.

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Pam Grier & MC Lyte To Receive Harvard’s W.E.B.Du Bois Medal

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Pam Grier and MC Lyte are among this year’s recipients of Harvard’s W.E.B. Du Bois medal awarded to  those who have made significant contributions to African-American culture and intellectual life. Grier is the prototype for the female action hero because of her career in the ’70s as an icon of the blaxploitation genre. Director Quentin Tarantino created the movie Jackie Brown specifically for Grier and she was a cast member of The L Word . MC Lyte is an icon of rap for her output in the ’80’s and ’90’s including her classic album Lyte As A Rock. Opera singer Jessye Norman and The Wire’s David Simon will also receive the medal at the event taking place October 6th at Hutchins Center for African and African-American Research at Harvard.

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