Not been a lot of hip-hop getting me excited recently but I kind of like this. Hard to go wrong sampling The Meters‘ “The Hand Clapping Song” really though, right?
I used to love the original of this track. This club remix has caught my ear too. Really nice….
I get a ton of stuff sent to me by 21st century master pop craft-smiths, The Knocks, most of which I never have a chance to listen to, never mind post. But the stuff I have posted in the past has never disappointed and this is no exception. Worth the click to play:
Don’t know nathan about this group or song, but if you like this pop/alternative track with lashings of dubsteppy bass on the bridge, you can download it HERE.
42: the biopic about ballplayer and civil rights icon, Jackie Robinson’s experiences as the first Black player in Major League baseball comes out this month and it’s amazing.
Infographic: are there really more Black Men in jail than college?
Mona Scott-Young Responds To “Love & Hip Hop” Critics: “Don’t Tell Me I’m Not Changing Lives” [Clutch magazine]
English Premier League soccer team, Sunderland FC hires avowed and unapologetic Italian Fascist, Paolo Di Canio as their team manager. WTTF??!?
Intimacy Intervention: “My Husband Uses Racial Slurs During Sex” [Essence.com]
Film director, Antoine Fuqua Says, “Stop Crying Racism At Hollywood… Put In The Work” [Shadow and Act]
Is “Pass The Mic”, this week’s Grid magazine oral history cover feature story on MuchMusic, as told by their on-air VJ’s & show hosts, racist for not including any on-air personalities of color? Soulafrodisiac examines the case.
“Once again the Junos TV slots do not reflect true diversity in music. Still a Molson Canadian Rocks World I guess….” – an industry friend on the recently announced artist performance line-up for the Canadian music industry award show, the Junos.
This one is kind of obvious but I had to include it anyway, NYT Op-Ed: “The G.O.P.’s Diversity Deserts”
And finally, there’s this:
Brad Paisley ft. LL Cool J – “Accidental Racist”:
Brad Paisley On ‘Accidental Racist’: ‘I Wouldn’t Change A Thing’ [Huff Post]