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Audio: Tommy Genesis, “Art”

After officially announcing the release of her new album World Vision 2 last week, Awful Records underground rap queen Tommy Genesis has gifted fans with “Art,” the first single from her forthcoming LP. The Vancouver native lends some ghostly, monotone vocals over the Ethereal-produced unconventional beat to deliver a perfect dark and enchanting  sound. With…

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“Circle of Mothers” Series Sheds Light on Mothers as Victims of Injustice

“Circle of Mothers,” a painting series by Sylvia Maier captures the pain of the mothers who lost children to police brutality. The backdrop of each painting is what appears to be a US coin with the words “In God We Trust” and “Liberty” all of which are ironic because in the cases of these mothers,…

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7 Songs That Make Jackie Nickerson ‘Wine & Grind’

  Boston born photographer Jackie Nickerson, has been challenging viewers to examine their relationships with their environments and work places with pieces like Farm, Terrain, Faith, and 10 Miles Round. In Terrain, she traveled to Sub-Saharan Africa to capture laborers at work. She tells Time of the piece, that she wanted to explore the importance…

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Nina Simone’s “Young, Gifted & Black” Inspires South African Exhibition

  Whenever Nina Simone graced the stage or flows through our speakers despite her nonchalant and effortless demeanor, it is her presence and raspy voice that often leaves you with chills. Her voice belting words that are as relevant today as they were when the wax dried on the vinyl. Her more popular song “Young,…

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Drake is the Muse for W Magazine’s Annual Art Issue

As W Magazine prepares for release of their annual art edition issue, they share their feature story which features select visual artists artwork inspired by Drake. Titled “View from the Five,” each of the five artists tapped into their signature styles to portray the rapper-meets-crooner from their artistic perspective. Jersey City-raised and New York City-based visual artist KAWS…

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Sage Guillory Whisks Away From Reality With His Dreamy Pop Art

A wise man once said, “where words fail, music speaks.” This speaks much truth as music has the power to heal and fuel. However, while sweet melodies may assist with coping, complex, scaled visual artistry may assist in releasing us from reality, which is sometimes much needed. Atlanta based artist Sage Guillory is a creative…

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Responsibility of The Artist: Apology Culture, Stereotypes & The Demonization of Black Culture

This summer when Paula Deen appeared across television screens offering a tearful mea culpa for her use of the n-word, it was all America needed to forget it ever happened. The nocuous apology culture that allows the most serious of offenses to be ramified by a “sorry” was enough to garner the support of other…

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Interview: Rashaad Newsome

Harmoniously blending the dichotomy of Urban Baroque and Propaganda, artist Rashaad Newsome takes the grandiose aesthetics of urban African American culture and renders it into Pop Royalty.

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