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Q&A With Rising Hip Hop Duo Young Black And Gifted

Hey Young Black And Gifted! Please tell us how many years have you guys been making music? Where are you guys from? Most importantly, how did you guys meet? Kidd Called Quest We’ve been working together for almost 15 years now. I started out producing back in 2000 when I was in the 7/8th grade. I grew up in the suburb Webster that was like 15/20 minutes outside of the inner city of Rochester NY. I was always back and forth. I had cousins that lived in the inner city, I met Azariah through our b...
Tags: Europe, US, America, Chicago, Jazz, Rochester, Wu Tang Clan, Rza, Def Jam, Upstate Ny, Webster, Kidd, Pete Rock, Rochester NY, Quest, Q&A Interviews


Neil Young says Trump's use of songs at Mount Rushmore 'not OK with me'

Singer objects to playing of Like a Hurricane and Rockin’ in the Free World and says he stands with Lakota Sioux protestersUS politics – live coverageAfter two of his songs were used by Donald Trump at Mount Rushmore on Friday, Neil Young had a simple message for the president: “This is not OK with me.”Like a Hurricane and Rockin’ in the Free World were played before the president appeared in South Dakota, for an incendiary speech in which Trump claimed US history was under siege from “far-left ...
Tags: Music, US, US news, Neil Young, Culture, US politics, South Dakota, Native Americans, Donald Trump, Trump, Mount Rushmore, US elections 2020


What are Top 5 Kodi Sports Addons and Free VPN for PS4?

The top Kodi sports addons have a lot of benefits by being a part of the Kodi streaming community, which features endless entertainment of all sorts. You can find many fantastic options on Kodi by installing this free app from free live TV to online education. The top free sports add-ons for Kodi are so easy to install and use. In this article, we will discuss Kodi sports add-ons, which make it a fantastic place for live sporting action and reply content on demand. These Kodi sports add-ons ar...
Tags: Gaming, Technology, US, NFL, Guest Post, Nba, Jazz, Ncaa, Vpn, Ps4, Hulu, MMA, Kodi, Kristen Smith, All Sports Talk, XFL


Is Spotify Duo Premium Worth It?

My girlfriend and I share a single account for every subscription service we use. Most of these services are cool with us using the same account simultaneously, but a few of them aren’t. Spotify used to be one of those more restrictive apps, but the company has just added a new “Premium Duo” subscription plan for US…Read more...
Tags: Spotify, Music, US, Music Streaming, Lifehacks


'Every black man have to fight': Buju Banton on prison and liberation

Jamaica’s reggae megastar received a hero’s welcome when he came home after seven years in a US jail. ‘No guts, no glory – that’s my genesis,’ he says in a rare interview At the end of 2018, the reggae star Buju Banton returned to Jamaica after almost seven years in a US prison, and Norman Manley international airport was mobbed. His flight was delayed, the chants of “We want Buju” ramped up, then after a brief prayer huddle in the customs area, he pushed into the arrivals hall to pandemonium. I...
Tags: Music, Race, Americas, US, World news, Culture, Jamaica, Reggae, Kingston, US prisons, Caribbean, Norman Manley, Buju Banton, Banton


ACL Fest 2020 Officially Cancelled

Coachella cancelled. Lollapalooza cancelled. Bonnaroo cancelled. It was only a matter of time before Austin City Limits cancelled too. Today, it's official: The ACL festival will not take place this year due to the ongoing pandemic, which is raging all over the US but especially in Austin. More »
Tags: Music, News, US, Coachella, Austin City Limits


When the Beatles Refused to Play Before Segregated Audiences on Their First U.S. Tour (1964)

When American rock and roll made its way to the UK in the 1950s and 60s, along with a burgeoning folk and blues revival, many young British fans hadn’t been conditioned to think of music in the same way as their U.S. counterparts. “Unlike racially segregated Americans,” for example, “the Beatles didn’t see—or hear—the difference between Elvis and Chuck Berry,” writes Joseph Tirella, “between the Everly Brothers and the Marvelettes.” They also couldn’t see playing to segregated audien...
Tags: Google, Music, Florida, UK, College, John Lennon, US, Paul Mccartney, Elvis, Beatles, Mccartney, Ron Howard, Jacksonville, South, Facebook Twitter, Little Rock


Beyoncé urges voters to 'dismantle a racist and unequal system' in the US

The singer made a call to action as she was given a humanitarian BET award by Michelle Obama, who said ‘her activism demands justice for black lives’Beyoncé has been awarded the humanitarian award at the BET awards, using her speech to encourage viewers to vote “like our life depends on it” in the upcoming US election, and calling on them to “dismantle a racist and unequal system” in the country.Michelle Obama highlighted Beyoncé’s commitment to the black community before presenting her with the...
Tags: Music, Beyonce, US, US news, Culture, Michelle Obama, Bet, Black Lives Matter Movement


Beyoncé urges Black community to 'vote like our life depends on it' in BET awards speech

The singer was awarded the humanitarian award by Michelle Obama, who said ‘her activism demands justice for Black lives’Beyoncé has been awarded the humanitarian award at the BET Awards, using her speech to encourage viewers to vote “like our life depends on it” in the upcoming US election.Michelle Obama highlighted Beyonce’s commitment to the Black community before presenting her with the award, saying: “You can see it in everything she does, from her music that gives voice to Black joy and Bla...
Tags: Music, Beyonce, US, US news, Culture, Michelle Obama, Bet, Black, Black Lives Matter Movement


Rolling Stones threaten to sue Donald Trump over use of songs

US president played 1969 classic at Tulsa rally despite cease-and-desist directivesThe Rolling Stones are threatening Donald Trump with legal action for using their songs at his rallies despite cease-and-desist directives.The Stones said in a statement on Sunday that their legal team was working with the BMI music rights organisation BMI to stop the use of their material in Trump’s reelection campaign. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, US, World news, US news, Culture, The Rolling Stones, Donald Trump, Trump, Tulsa, US elections 2020


The story behind Yello's "Oh Yeah," famously used in Ferris Bueller's Day Off

In 1985, Swiss synthpop duo Yello's quirky dance track "Oh Yeah" became ubiquitous on US radio after being used in the classic high school film "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." Above, Great Big Story shares the story of Oh Yeah straight from the mouths of the musicians, Boris Blank and Dieter Meier. Hear the whole track below. Ch-ka ch-ka. And for a little more Yello, here's "The Race" from 1988:
Tags: Video, Music, Movies, News, Music Videos, US, Yello, Dieter Meier, Ch-ka Ch-ka, Leisure Rules, Boris Blank


Jamo Gang – “Francis Scott Key” (Video)

Jamo Gang is the trio of LA legend Ras Kass, NYC vet El Gant, and emcee/producer J57, and today they’re sharing the politically charged new video for “Francis Scott Key.” The track stems from their well received recently released full length LP, Walking With Lions, which shares its name with the American lawyer best known for writing the US national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner.” The track is an anthem in its own right, but more about protesting for what’s right and just, and Brian Sachs...
Tags: Videos, La, US, America, Jazz, Lions, Ras Kass, J57, Francis Scott, El Gant, Jamo Gang, Fat Beats Records, Brian Sachsen, Ras Gant, Jacken Slaine


How US K-pop fans became a political force to be reckoned with

Expect more online raids of the kind that drowned out a racist BLM backlash and humiliated Donald Trump, experts sayIt started as an attempt to blunt the impact of the Black Lives Matter movement but it ended in derision. When the #WhiteLivesMatter hashtag appeared on Twitter, its unintended descent into ridicule was driven not by hardened political activists but by a loose coalition of young people worldwide united by their love of South Korean pop music.Those hoping to hold back the tide of su...
Tags: Music, Technology, Activism, US, World news, US news, Culture, US politics, Pop and rock, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, Bts, Black Lives Matter Movement, K-pop, Tiktok, US elections 2020


Nicki Minaj Joins Lauryn Hill As the ONLY Female Rappers to Debut at #1 on Billboard Hot 100

Nicki Minaj has made history as the first female rapper this century to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Minaj was able to grab the honor thanks to her “TROLLZ” collaboration with Tekashi 6ix9ine, which is the #1 song in the country this week. “TROLLZ” also had the biggest U.S. sales week of 2020 with 116,000 copies sold … and the biggest since Taylor Swift and Brendon Urie’s “Me” released in May 2019. [email protected] & @NickiMinaj’s “TROLLZ” scores the biggest US sales week of the year and t...
Tags: Music, Celebs, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, US, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Lauryn Hill, Brendon Urie, Lauryn, Nicki, Minaj, Tekashi 6ix9ine, Tekashi, Nicki Minaj Joins Lauryn Hill


Billie Eilish granted restraining order over man who repeatedly visited home

New Yorker Prenell Rousseau behaved erratically outside pop singer’s Los Angeles home seven times on two days in MayA US judge has awarded pop singer Billie Eilish a restraining order against a man who repeatedly visited her family home.Prenell Rousseau, 24, who lives on Long Island, New York, appeared outside Eilish’s Los Angeles home seven times on 4 and 5 May, before being arrested and sent back to New York, a court was told. A temporary restraining order was taken out, which has now been ext...
Tags: Music, New York, Celebrity, US, Los Angeles, Life and style, World news, US news, Culture, Long Island New York, Billie Eilish, Prenell Rousseau, Eilish 's Los Angeles


When Punk & Reggae Fans Launched the “Rock Against Racism” Movement and Pushed Back Against Britain’s Racist Right (1976)

The UK of the late-70s was, in many unfortunate respects, like the UK (and US) of today, with far-right attacks against West Indian and Asian immigrants becoming routine, along with increased aggression from the police. Enoch Powell’s inflammatory 1968 “Rivers of Blood” speech (denounced in the papers as a naked “appeal to racial hatred) energized the far-right National Front. Nazi punks and skinheads began violent campaigns in the mid-70s. A very hot summer in 1976 saw a riot at the Not...
Tags: Google, Music, Politics, UK, London, College, US, RAR, Britain, Elvis Costello, Birmingham, Public Enemy, Leeds, Enoch Powell, Eric Clapton, Nme


Dion: 'When I heard my album sober, I thought "Wow – heroin didn't touch it"'

He was a street-tough doo-wopper, then a wayward cult legend. Now at 80, Dion is embracing the blues – and his status as one of the last rock’n’rollers standingDion DiMucci was 13, maybe 14, when he first sang in a club for money, roughly the same time as he picked up a heroin habit that lasted 15 years. He got on the stage and belted out three Hank Williams songs – Cold, Cold Heart, Jambalaya and Hey Good Lookin’ and when he was done “the owners, Yodi and Bart, they gave me $20 apiece, which wa...
Tags: Music, Celebrity, Religion, US, Life and style, Society, World news, Music Industry, Culture, Pop and rock, Bob Dylan, Christianity, Blues, Older people, Columbia, Bart


Defund the Police: Warum die US-Polizei staatlich definanziert werden sollte

Polizeigewalt mit Todesfolge an BIPoC ist nicht erst seit dem Mord an George Floyd ein Problem in Amerika. Gegen Derek Chauvin, den Polizisten, der Floyd tötete, gab es zum Beispiel schon mindestens 17 Anzeigen wegen Fehlverhaltens im Dienst. Die für den Tod von Philando Castile, Freddie Gray und Terence Crutcher verantwortlichen Beamt*innen wurden entweder freigesprochen oder die Anklage gegen sie wurde fallen gelassen, und die Beamt*innen, die Michael Brown, Alton Sterling und Tamir Rice tötet...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Usa, Texas, New York City, US, Tamir Rice, Durham North Carolina, Salazar, Tod, Sinn, Schutz, Frieden, Mauer, Einstellung, Beispiel


'I loved the weirdness' – can Laura Marling's crowdless gig rescue live music?

The singer played ticketed livestreams from an (almost) empty church to brighten up lockdown. We took up a lonely pew to see if it could match the real thingAfter three months of shuttered concert venues, hearing Laura Marling’s voice eddy around the Union Chapel in north London is like being dosed with a vitamin I had been leaving out of my diet. It’s almost like hearing live music for the first time; a different kind of beauty than you get on a daily walk or a drive to a castle, something vivi...
Tags: Music, UK, London, US, Life and style, Music Industry, Culture, Laura Marling, Marling, Coronavirus outbreak


Miss concerts? Drive-in shows with major acts are coming to Southern California starting July 4th

Back in May, in an op-ed piece in The Atlantic by Dave Grohl, the Foo Fighters’ frontman said that although the coronavirus global pandemic had put the music industry and live events on pause, there would be a time when we all could rock again. “Because we have to,” he said. “It’s not a choice.” As the state begins to open back up, promoters and bands are coming up with clever ways to bring live music back to the masses. A trio of promoters including Jon Reiser of Garden Amp in Garden Grove, fes...
Tags: Music, US, Sport, Things To Do, Atlantic, Soccer, Willie Nelson, Dave Grohl, Southern California, Concerts, Los Lobos, Fontana, East Los Angeles, Silverado, Bonnie Pointer, Waylon Jennings


Taylor Swift: 'Racial injustice has been ingrained in US state government'

Pop star urges fans to vote for candidates committed to fighting police brutality, and shares Barack Obama essayTaylor Swift has accused local and state governments in the US of harbouring institutional racism, and has called on her fans to elect candidates committed to fighting police brutality.The pop star told her 86 million Twitter followers: “Racial injustice has been ingrained deeply into local and state governments, and changes MUST be made there. In order for policies to change, we need ...
Tags: Music, Taylor Swift, Race, US, Social Media, US news, Culture, Pop and rock, Black Lives Matter Movement, George Floyd, Barack Obama essayTaylor Swift


The Killers Update “Land Of The Free” With Lyrics About George Floyd

Last year, the Killers released a one-off track called "Land Of The Free" with a music video directed by Spike Lee that was shot at the US/Mexico border. In a statement that accompanied the song at the time, Brandon Flowers said that it was inspired by "Ava DuVernay's 13th and my friend Jimmy … More »
Tags: Music, News, US, Spike Lee, Ava Duvernay, Brandon Flowers, Jimmy, The Killers, George Floyd


Lies diesen Artikel, bevor du das Gespräch mit schwarzen Bekannten & Kolleg*innen suchst

People hold signs and protest during a rally after a Minneapolis Police Department officer allegedly killed George Floyd, on May 26, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. – A video of a handcuffed black man dying while a Minneapolis officer knelt on his neck for more than five minutes sparked a fresh furor in the US over police treatment of African Americans Tuesday. Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey fired four police officers following the death in custody of George Floyd on Monday as the suspect was pre...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Minneapolis, US, Getty Images, Naacp, Kollegen, Raum, Minneapolis Minnesota, Jacob Frey, Weise, Zeit, Oder, Freund, Herzen


K-pop fans join forces to drown out racist online content

Social media bombardment saw K-pop fans commandeer rightwing and pro-Donald Trump hashtags including #WhiteLivesMatterLive coverage of the US protestsK-pop fans around the world have joined forces to drown out online opposition to the Black Lives Matter movement, flooding social media with videos and images of their favourite artists alongside the #WhiteLivesMatter hashtag and other racist content.While their collective action meant the hashtag, as well as #WhiteOutWednesday and #BlueLivesMatter...
Tags: South Korea, Music, US, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, K-pop


K-pop fans join forces to drown out opposition to #BlackLivesMatter

Social media bombardment saw K-pop fans commandeer rightwing and pro-Donald Trump hashtags including #WhiteLivesMatterLive coverage of the US protestsK-pop fans around the world have joined forces to drown out online opposition to the Black Lives Matter movement, flooding social media with videos and images of their favourite artists alongside the #WhiteLivesMatter hashtag and other racist content.While their collective action meant the hashtag, as well as #WhiteOutWednesday and #BlueLivesMatter...
Tags: South Korea, Music, US, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, K-pop


Jay-Z Takes Out Full-Page Ads Dedicated To George Floyd

Jay-Z and Team Roc, the social justice arm of Jay-Z's Roc Nation management company, took out full-page advertisements in The New York Times, The Chicago Tribute, The Philadelphia Enquirer, and other newspapers around the US in dedication to George Floyd, as reports.
Tags: Music, News, Jay-z, US, Chicago, New York Times, Roc Nation, Philadelphia Enquirer, George Floyd, Jay Z and Team Roc


When Afrobeat Legend Fela Kuti Collaborated with Cream Drummer Ginger Baker

At the end of the 60s, superstar drummer and angriest man in rock Ginger Baker was on the verge of collapse. Strung out on heroin, deeply grieving Jimi Hendrix’s death, and alienated from his former Cream and Blind Faith bandmates, he needed a new direction. He found it in Nigeria, where he decamped after driving a Range Rover from Algeria across the Sahara Desert. (A madcap adventure captured in the 1971 documentary Ginger Baker in Africa). Once in Lagos, Baker started jamming with Afro...
Tags: Google, Music, UK, England, London, College, Nigeria, Africa, US, Jimi Hendrix, Algeria, Rolling Stone, Baker, Sahara Desert, Facebook Twitter, Trinity College


Bandcamp Donating Profits To NAACP Legal Defense Fund On Juneteenth

Bandcamp has announced that it will be donating 100% of its share of sales to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund on this coming Juneteenth and every 6/19 hereafter. In a statement, the company writes that this move is in response to "the ongoing state-sanctioned violence against black people in the US." … More »
Tags: Music, News, US, Naacp, Bandcamp


Beyoncé Demands More Charges In George Floyd Killing: “We All Witnessed His Murder”

Beyoncé is the latest star to speak out in the wake of George Floyd's death. In a video posted on Instagram yesterday, she encourages everyone to sign the Justice For George Floyd petition, which Forbes reports is the most popular change.org petition ever in the US. (It looks like it will … More »
Tags: Music, Beyonce, News, Instagram, US, Forbes, George Floyd


Neu auf Netflix: Auf diese Serien & Filme kannst du dich im Juni freuen

Mittlerweile haben wir so viele Monate in der Selbst-Isolation verbracht, dass wir kaum noch wissen, welcher Wochentag gerade ist – geschweige denn welches Datum wir schreiben. Und die vielen Feiertage machen die Sache auch nicht gerade leichter... (nichts gegen lange Wochenenden, natürlich!) Aber eines wissen wir ganz sicher: Der Sommer vor der Tür!Stück für Stück werden immer mehr Lockerungen vorgenommen und so haben an vielen Orten auch bereits die Freibäder wieder auf. Wenn du willst, kannst...
Tags: Hong Kong, Fashion, Music, Texas, Robert Downey Jr, Navy, Mexico, Senate, China, New York City, US, San Francisco, Spain, Fbi, Afghanistan, Netflix



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