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“I Am Not Your Negro”

Today’s post is all about the Academy Award nominated feature “I Am Not Your Nergo” an impactful film that raises question and puts a pulse on the country. This film captures the revolutionary life of James Baldwin in a way that stirs up uncomfortable but very necessary. “I Am Not Your Negro is in theaters across the country. Please do your self and check out this historic film and as always…

 

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Sledgehammer

Star Trekkies will have to wait until July 22nd to see the movie “Star Trek Beyond” but they are able to wet their beak today with the official music video from Rihanna titled “Sledgehammer”. This intergalactic video might just be one of Rihanna’s most visually stunning music videos ever made, shot entirely with IMAX cameras “Sledgehammer” takes you to outer space, depicting Rihanna as the queen of the cosmos. Capturing the vibrations of the universe as she sings gracefully over the track marrying the two worlds. Make sure you stream the video below and as always…

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‘SOS’

Good morning friends, today we bring you visuals from the talented Milwaukee artist Lord Fredd33 as he releases his latest single ‘SOS’ a new age narcissism collective inspired by Takashi Miike’s ’13 Assassians’.Lorde recreates this  timeless story about forbidden love, honor and betrayal with a very unique and eerie aesthetic in a metaphorical language. Touching on violence and the complication of human relationships while experimenting with a trap orchestral sound. The conceptual detail in this video easily places you in the realm of short film creating a cinematic vibe. Make sure you stream ‘SOS’ below and as always.

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Childish Gambino returns with new T.V series”Atlanta”

Childish Gambino has been off the scene for a few years and everyone has been patiently waiting for his next project.  Well the comedian writer turned rapper turned Renaissance man has been working hard developing his show “Atlanta” for FX. Recently releasing an extended sneak peak of the show during Game 1 of the NBA Finals, allowing viewers to see Glover’s vision as well as the premiere date in September. “Atlanta” will focus on Earnest “Earn” Marks (Glover/Gambino) who returns to Atlanta after failing to make a career out of his artistic aspirations. Once he returns, Marks discovers that his cousin, Paperboy has become ATL’s new big act. The series is a set for a 10-episode run this fall. Watch the trailer below and as always…

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Political Music

In the past month, musicians Beyonce and Kendrick Lamar have used two of pop culture’s biggest stages to showcase their political message.

Beyonce’s Super bowl halftime show included her controversial new song “Formation.” Meanwhile, Lamar took home five Grammy awards and offered a visually and lyrically stunning performance of his own songs at the awards show. Queen Bey held court at the Super Bowl half-time show, urging people to join the cause, and get in formation. Leading an army of Afro-American dancers in black attire through a series of choreographed maneuvers concluded with the pumping of raised fists. Compton rapper Lamar took the stage at the Grammy Awards in a different formation, stepping out shackled and chained a story many young Americans know too well. Offering visual metaphors of police brutality and the complexity of prison with his band caged inside cells. Ending the song with a jailbreak and transition to “Alright,” an anthem about the struggle, showing a resurrection from the chain gain. Both performances where political statements, displaying the power of music, addressing generational problems encouraging listeners to change the psychological cycle. Bringing awareness to former activist groups (black panthers) and paying homage to ancestors who created a counter culture with food co-ops, free clinics, underground newspapers and exemption from the draft. Promoting a self-sufficient lifestyle and unity within the community. To see re cap of both performances click the links below… and as always

 

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Trap Tears

Raury, a musical prophet for the youth has received much praise and recognition in the music industry with his constructive content and positive vibes, which hasn’t particularly translated into album sales. Nonetheless Raury pushes forward and continues to build his buzz by throwing his own music festivals (raurfest), embarking in his own clothing line and touring the country. Touching the heart and soul of his fans, using frequencies to enlighten his audience becoming the spokesperson for the millennia’s and indigo’s of the new age as well as connecting with old school hippie’s. With a style that can be compared to Andre 3000 and Jimi Hendrix it’s not hard to see why. Raury brings us a visual for his latest song “Trap Tears” an collaboration with fellow Atlanta native Key! Explaining the trap lifestyle with an alternative perspective, blending melodies form an acoustic guitar he creates a folk trap sound that’s unique and different. Transcending genres and race Raury focuses on the struggles of living in poverty and the traps most fall into. To stream the video click the link below and as always….

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