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Listen: Alabama Shakes’ ‘Sound & Color’

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By diamond 10:23 am May 4, 2015 By Sam Fleming Sound and Color opens with the lyrics,  “A new world hangs outside the window, beautiful and strange.” This lyric describes how this album differs from anything Alabama Shakes has released before. In their previous albums, Alabama Shakes have always had the potential to separate themselves […]

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The Best Music This Month

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By diamond 3:19 pm March 31, 2015 By Sam Fleming Kendrick Lamar, ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’: The Compton MC, Kendrick Lamar has taken over mainstream rap in the past few years with two albums that have been dubbed instant classics and a mixtape. He has established himself as one of the most lyrical and versatile […]

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Music Fridays: New Track From Toro y Moi

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By diamond 4:15 pm March 27, 2015 “Run Baby Run” is the latest track from Toro y Moi. The single is from his What For? LP which drops on April 7th. Listen below: Photo: Toro y Ma/Facebook

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Video: 7-year-old hopes to bring peace to Ferguson by playing violin

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:42 am November 20, 2014 7-year-old Leah Flynn is using her talent to bring peace to Ferguson. The violinist has performed as a soloist at numerous concerts and venues. She hopes use her talent to calm the unrest happening in Ferguson, Missouri. 

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Rapper facing life in prison for releasing gang-related album

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:14 pm November 17, 2014 San Diego based rapper Brandon Duncan, better known as Tiny Doo, has rapped with the likes of Lil’ Wayne and others. He has a big following with music detailing gang life, and that is what may send him to prison. 

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Video: Chicago-based MC Mick Jenkins addresses racism in new song

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:01 pm October 10, 2014 Chicago-based MC Mick Jenkins has joined forces with Hurt Everybody’s Supa BWE on a track that not only addresses issues of race and privilege in the country, but leaves a lingering effect on the mind. 

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Earl Sweatshirt: Taylor Swift is ‘perpetuating black stereotypes’ with new video

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:29 am August 20, 2014   Odd Future musician Earl Sweatshirt is coming for Taylor Swift. The country music star released the video for her latest single, “Shake it Off,” which boosts a noticeably different image and beat from Swift’s traditional format. Earl Sweatshirt took to Twitter to talk about how the […]

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Video: ‘urban music is destroying black youth’

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:49 am July 3, 2014 An award-winning music producer took to YouTube to express his feelings about the changes that have occurred in music on the radio. Producer/songwriter Carvin Haggins says that today’s music is “disrespectful”, “degrading” and that it tears “our children down.” 

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Chuck D wants the music industry to just say no to the n-word

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:32 pm June 10, 2014 Public Enemy frontman Chuck D is challenging those involved in the music industry to stop using the “n-word.” In a set of tweets, the rapper called upon radio stations, record labels, and artists to stop using the derogatory term. Chuck D. went as far as asking if performances featuring homophobic […]

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Broadway musical featuring songs from Tupac set for June 19

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:41 am June 5, 2014 A new Broadway musical will feature songs and poetry of the late Tupac Shakur. 

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