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Erykah Badu, the new face of Givenchy

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:57 pm December 17, 2013 Givenchy’s new Spring-Summer 2014 brand ambassador is none other than Erykah Badu. The fashion line’s creative director Riccardo Tisci chose Badu for her charisma.

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VIDEO: Janelle Monåe | The Return of Artistry in R&B, Soul, & Hip Hop

By RASHAD SMITH @RadicalENT 8:33 pm May 3, 2013 Janelle Monae has been on the scene for a brief minute. Clearly, she’s here to stay! Monae’s style is equivalent to an equinoctial point. In other words, she’s distinctive in fashion, beauty, and music and there’s no one like her. If so, they too are very rare, appearing […]

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VIDEO: Janelle Monae’s “Q.U.E.E.N.” f/ Erykah Badu

Yesterday, two of our absolute favorites – Janelle Monae and Erykah Badu – unleashed a brand new video, “Q.U.E.E.N.” “Q.U.E.E.N.” is the first single from Monae’s forthcoming album Electric Lady; and it’s probably the funkiest thing you’ll hear all year!

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For Your Consideration: Summer M.’s Movie Pitch

By Summer M. 9:11 am January 14, 2013 It’s awards season. And although I did not spend a tremendous amount of time in the movie theater, I learned a thing or two about what’s hot in Hollywood, which might be summed up in the following tweet from Erykah Badu: Judging from the trailers I sometimes […]

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THINGS FALL APART: What Happened To Hip Hop’s Conscience?

There was a time when a Neo Soul/alternative Hip Hop movement was a visual, popular alternative to the violence, misogyny, and materialism of mainstream Hip Hop. This article is a love letter to that glorious movement, and an explanation as to why it faded away.

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Do we still play Black Girlhood Games? Little Sallie Walker Vs. Nicki Minaj’s Vibe Magazine Cover

By Fallon 8:13 am June 4, 2010 Little Sally Walker Sitting in her Saucer Rise Sally Rise Wipe your Blinking Eyes Put your Hands on your hip and let your backbone slip Oh, shake it to the very one you love the best I remember playing Little Sally Walker with the neighborhood girls. Each one […]

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Janelle Monae’s “The ArchAndroid”: A STAR IS BORN

Combining the fearlessly experimental, quirky soul disposition of Erykah Badu, the Afro-futurist bent of Parliament/Funkadelic and OutKast, along with a complete mastery of an indefinable, genre-jumping form of pop music (ala Prince, Michael Jackson), Janelle Monae’s The ArchAndroid will at the very least impress the hell out of you.

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Eating iChips By the Waters of Babylon

By Summer M. 7:57 am April 12, 2010 The other night, some friends and I were hanging out in a hotel room listening to music.  At some point, the Eric Benet song “Ghetto Girl” featuring Meshell Ndegocello (dude, I know. I assure you that it was not my iPod. I’m not saying I don’t have […]

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A Southern Gul, Southern Genius Feeding Her Own Meter

By Summer M. 9:00 am March 29, 2010 Though I am ostensibly a U.S. Citizen (some days it feels tenuous as hell), I also have a Crunchy Nation green card, which means my Twitter feed was full of earth mother goddesses, headwraps, and the like drooling over Erykah Badu’s new video for “Window Seat,” the […]

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