Originally posted on Dana Ellington Myles, MAPW:
I keep reading about how Robin Thicke’s song, Blurred Lines is “rapey” in nature. I’ve listened to it, I’ve read the lyrics. I’ve read countless articles and posts. And I’m sorry, I’m not seeing it. There are plenty of songs I’ve heard – mostly rap, mostly by African-American…
From XOJane.com: He spoke of watching my videos on YouTube, being “appalled” and “immediately hating” my singing. Despite 13 allegations ranging from “Conspiracy for Fraud” and “Tortious Interference” the following stood out like a sore thumb: “Defendant McLafferty was ‘too unattractive’ to front” this kind of band. “Pink is a visually striking woman,” it read … Continue reading
I released a project today. Basically, it’s an audio representation of my last 8 or so months. There is a story behind every song…that’s why some are dark and seething, while others are passionate and uplifting. Get headphones for the studio! Musically, it’s my attempt to make electronic based music soulful by injecting raw emotion … Continue reading
Na’Fear is set to take the industry by storm with his unique approach to sharing his inspirational journey from homeless to hip hop, from a man in prison to a man with a vision, chronicled in his autobiography and accompanying soundtrack both entitled “Inspired by Pain!” The title single from the soundtrack is a moving … Continue reading
And, quite frankly you’re missing out. There are more than a few bangin’ tracks on the CD and it’s much much better than the “Michael” project that was released a few years back. I am actually pleasantly surprised that I am so into this project. I didn’t expect to like it so much. My favorites … Continue reading
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It sounded like good suits and brown skin and red heels on New Year’s Eve in Harlem. It sounded like an afro-punk house party replete with aquamarine twist outs, magenta dreads and skin decorated with tattoos. It sounded like champagne bottles and rich laughter celebrating the election of a Black president or the birth of … Continue reading
Music is a central part of Christmas and the tunes can really get you into the festive spirit. Everyone has their own favorite Christmas jingles and these songs are a big part of the tradition during this lovely time. Next time you are listening to Christmas music you can think about these five fun and … Continue reading
Albums in their early days were stored out of sight in plain brown wrapping. Buyers needed to know what they were looking for and ask for the album by its title. All of this was changed by one man. In 1938 music creative packaging was revolutionized when Alex Steinweiss, a 23-year old man, was appointed … Continue reading
Welcome to Twerk Nation Contrary to popular belief, “twerking” isn’t a new thing. Young ladies with junk in the trunk have been doing it in New Orleans since the advent of the strip club. Don’t believe me? The dance move started as a compliment to a particular genre of hip-hop known locally as New Orleans … Continue reading