Daily Archives: August 10, 2018

Media Questions Of The Week

Why are international distributors refusing to take Boots Riley’s Sorry To Bother You because “Black movies” don’t do well internationally? 

Is Eric Benet’s right about gangsta rappers being agents of white supremacy? 

 

Will Denzel Washington take on any role for Antoine Fuqua’s Scarface remake? 

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Laolu Releases New Song So Right

Laolu’s “So Right” is a moment of bliss with heavy acoustic guitar and the songstress all in her state of happiness. The South London singer survived depression and was glad to make a song dedicated to her progress. She admits that on the first listen people will assume she is singing about a romantic love but she’s really focused on coming to a powerful self-love. She says, 

“On “So Right,” I sing as though I am confessing my love for a partner, but I’m also singing to myself, I sing to the emotion of happiness as if it’s a person, because for me, who didn’t think I’d ever feel or be truly happy, this emotion was very alien to me. It was something I was not sure could happen to me, me being fulfilled and confident in myself again, I didn’t see that for myself. So now, I celebrate that I am on this journey and I make sure that I learn and enjoy my experiences.”

“So Right” is the third single from her All In Me EP coming out at the end of August. 

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The Internet Going On Hive Mind Tour

The Internet will tour the United States this fall in support of their Hive Mind album. Tickets will include a VIP option which includes a meet and greet, t-shirt and photo with the band. There are dates for over 20 cities and more will be added at a later date. Tickets went on sale today. 

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Junglepussy Drops Video For All Of You Announces North American Tour

Junglepussy is blonde and sings in the Vashtie-directed video for “All Of You.” She flirts with the camera and flaunts her lingerie in the mirror in what could easily be a tribute to Lil’ Kim. “All Of You” is from her recently released JP3 album. She will kick off a tour of  North America in September that will take her through 18 cities. Support The Girls, in which she has her first film role, opens in theaters August 24th. 

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Moses Sumney Releases Black In Deep Red, 2014 EP

Moses Sumney’s Black In Deep Red, 2014 EP is inspired by a protest he attended after a grand jury decided not to charge the officer who shot Mike Brown. Sumney stated in a press release:

Black in Deep Red, 2014 was ignited by the first and last time I attended a protest. It was in the fall of 2014, after a grand jury decided not to charge the offending officer in the Mike Brown murder, delivering the verdict just in time for them to get home for Thanksgiving.”

Sumney later went into the mountains and wrote these songs wondering about the true power of vocalizing one’s displeasure with the world. 

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