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Art Papers Magazine "ART X HIP-HOP" Issue AVAILABLE NOW

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As artist collaborations between hip-hop artists and visual artists become more and more sophisticated, now is a great time to open a dialog that does more than see hip-hop as novelty, or fine arts as being unapproachable or inaccessible. Considering the two mediums in conversation opens up new levels of critical discourse with both art forms.” – Fahamu Pecou

ART PAPERS “ART X HIP-HOP” issue = #KILLER MIKE x #RASHAADNEWSOME x #KENDRICKLAMAR x #WANGECHIMUTU x #JAYZ x #ROBERT PRUITT x #JAYSONMUSSON x #CAKESDAKILLA x #MARCIAJONES x #BAYETEROSSSMITH … Edited by #FAHAMUPECOU

January/February 2014: ART x HIP-HOP
Letter from the Guest Editor  
Text /
Fahamu Pecou

http://www.artpapers.org/feature_articles/2014_0102-editor.html

Render, R.A.P. Music, and “Reagan”: Killer Mike & the Hip-Hop Imagination   Text / Joycelyn A. Wilson

http://www.artpapers.org/feature_articles/feature1_2014_0102.html

Eye Candy Is Dandy: Rashaad Newsome’s Hip-Hop Heraldry
& the New Black Swag  
Text / Katie Cercone

http://www.artpapers.org/feature_articles/feature2_2014_0102.html

3 months ago

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Imamu Amiri Baraka shares a life well lived with Ekere Tallie and family. (at Afrikan Poetry Theater)

Imamu Amiri Baraka shares a life well lived with Ekere Tallie and family. (at Afrikan Poetry Theater)

3 months ago

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atrewn:

Learn and ask questions about Afrofuturism at an upcoming book talk and panel discussion at Northwestern University!

atrewn:

Learn and ask questions about Afrofuturism at an upcoming book talk and panel discussion at Northwestern University!

4 months ago

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Time is ticking for audio producer/visual artist/curator KEVIN SIPP as he moves along his Kickstarter campaign for THE AMAZING ADVENTURES of DAVID WALKER BLACKSTONE.  The 40-page graphic novel of history-related pulp fiction will be printed in February 2014.  Support this.

-from the Kickstarter campaigh profile

David Walker Blackstone is a Victorian Age explorer, reporter and metaphysician. Born into slavery in 1847, Blackstone comes of age a free man in Africa. Returning to America to fight in the Civil War,he afterwards settles in Boston Mass. When a secret society of former abolitionist and post slavery freedom fighters headed by Frederick Douglass come looking for his spiritual services Blackstone soon finds himself  in the midst of a war between men, demons, and Gods for the soul of the world.

Magic, mystery, colonial imperialism and the mystical lives of post-slavery African Americans are at the core of the story.  The universe constructed is a historical and literary mash-up where the influences of Mary Shelly, Herman Melville, Talbot Mundy, Robert E. Howard, Arthur Conan Doyle meet those of Zora Neal Hurston, Alice Walker, Henry Dumas, Toni Morrison and Ishmael Reed.   Ultimately I seek to insert the voice and imagery of African hoodoo heroic life into the age of steam and 19th century occultism.

4 months ago

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4 months ago

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Rare New Microbe Found in Two Distant Clean Rooms
A microbe that can survive on very little food and through sterilization processes has only been found in two spacecraft clean-rooms, first in Florida (JPL) — back in 2007 for the launch of the Phoenix Mars Lander — and more recently in South America (ESA).
This new microbe, the Tersicoccus phoenicis, is so different from known organisms that it gets it’s own genus. It seems that this microbe is only found in clean rooms because it gets out-competed by other organisms, get rid of the competition and this genus starts to show up. It might also be in the soil but could just be buried, making it undetectable by the thousands of different types of other organisms.
Read more: NASA, SciAm

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#AFROFUTURISM  @ARCDIRECT
Shouts to Reanimator Rap. 
microbes on your earth ###.  
red planet music
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the-science-llama:

Rare New Microbe Found in Two Distant Clean Rooms

A microbe that can survive on very little food and through sterilization processes has only been found in two spacecraft clean-rooms, first in Florida (JPL) — back in 2007 for the launch of the Phoenix Mars Lander — and more recently in South America (ESA).

This new microbe, the Tersicoccus phoenicis, is so different from known organisms that it gets it’s own genus. It seems that this microbe is only found in clean rooms because it gets out-competed by other organisms, get rid of the competition and this genus starts to show up. It might also be in the soil but could just be buried, making it undetectable by the thousands of different types of other organisms.

Read more: NASA, SciAm

___________________________________

#AFROFUTURISM  @ARCDIRECT

Shouts to Reanimator Rap. 

microbes on your earth ###. 

red planet music

red clay

5 months ago

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newmanology:

Winold Reiss was an artist and graphic designer active in the early 1900s. Ironically, this German immigrant came to fame for his illustrations, portraits, and cover designs during the Harlem Renaissance. He taught and mentored artist Aaron Douglas, and his work appeared on Harlem Renaissance-era book and magazine covers. His portraits of writers, poets, and residents of Harlem for the book The New Negro, edited by Alain Locke in 1925, were very influential. Here’s a selection of illustrated portraits by Reiss from The New Negro. More information on Reiss here.

Portraits, top to bottom:

1) Paul Robeson

2) Zora Neale Hurston

3) Harlem Girl

4) Jean Toomer

5) The Brown Madonna

6) W.E.B. DuBois

7) Elise Johnson McDougald

8) Black Prophet

9) Two Public School Teachers

5 months ago

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The Harlem Renaissance Illustrations of Richard Bruce Nugent

Richard Bruce Nugent was an author and artist who played an important role in the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s and 30s. He was a member of the talented group of writers and artists who created the ground-breaking magazine Fire!! in 1926 (that group included Langston Hughes, Aaron Douglas, Wallace Thurman, and Zora Neale Hurston). Nugent’s provocative short story in Fire!!, “Smoke, Lillies and Jade,” is considered by many to be the first published openly gay story by an African American writer. Nugent also created a small but memorable set of illustrations for various publications during the Harlem Renaissance, including Fire!! and Opportunity. We’ve collected nine of our favorites, courtesy of the Richard Bruce Nugent website. Nugent’s writing and artwork has been collected in an essential book titled Gay Rebel of the Harlem Renaissance: Selections from the Work of Richard Bruce Nugent, by Thomas H. Wirth. The 2004 indie movie Brother to Brother is a fictional portrayal of Nugent’s life.

(Top to bottom):

Cover of Opportunity, March 1926

Illustration from Fire!! magazine (1926)

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Drawing for Mulattoes—Number 1 (1928)

Drawing for Mulattoes—Number 2 (1928)

Drawing for Mulattoes—Number 3 (1928)

Drawing for Mulattoes—Number 4 (1928)

Illustration for Opportunity, January 1928

5 months ago

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DJ Kenny Parker dug up some tapes of old KRS-One sessions and shared them on the Frozen Files radio show on East Village Radio.

Read more here: http://wp.me/plBE4-2dS

7 months ago

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Found inside the 1976 gatefold LP, Songs in the Key of Life.

Found inside the 1976 gatefold LP, Songs in the Key of Life.

7 months ago

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soulbrotherv2:

Crank & Groove: A Go-Go Love Story
Storytellers, musicians and dancers take us on a rhythmic journey with true tales of go-go’s past and present. Bring your cowbell and your dancing shoes, and get ready to crank and groove to go-go’s distinct blend of funk, rhythm & blues, hip-hop, and live percussion. Featuring some of the DC’s finest “go-go griots” and artists.
FRI SEP 13 at 8pm SAT SEP 14 at 8pm @Atlas Performing Arts Center 1333 H St, NE Washington, DC

soulbrotherv2:

Crank & Groove: A Go-Go Love Story

Storytellers, musicians and dancers take us on a rhythmic journey with true tales of go-go’s past and present. Bring your cowbell and your dancing shoes, and get ready to crank and groove to go-go’s distinct blend of funk, rhythm & blues, hip-hop, and live percussion. Featuring some of the DC’s finest “go-go griots” and artists.

FRI SEP 13 at 8pm
SAT SEP 14 at 8pm
@Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H St, NE Washington, DC

7 months ago

Hut Strut Roots Reggae Mix by Brettfromboundless on Mixcloud

Heavy Roots Reggae, in the tradition of Cosmic Love Sounds, Atlanta, GA! features the voice of Hon. Marcus Mosiah Garvey!!
1  Dub In A Matthews Lane Arena By Augustus Pablo
2  Great Tribulation By Hugh Mundell
3  Proverbs Dub By Natural Selectors
4  Darling You By Caleb Sweetback
5  You’ve Broken The Guitar By Ken Boothe
6  Jahoevah’s Kingdom By More Relation
7  Door Peep Shall Not Enter By Burning Spear
8  Black gun By Augustus Pablo
9  Book of Life By Hugh Mundell
10  Bad Man Comes & Goes By Rod taylor
11  I Know Myself By Ernest Wilson
12  Words Of Wisdom By Cedric Im Brooks & the Light of Saba
13  Come See Yeah By Patrick Alley
14  Safari Tower Rock By Augustus Pablo
15  Babylon Deh Pon Fire By Truth Fact & Correct
16  Ethiopians live it out By Burning Spear
17  Jam Down Rock By Joe Gibbs & The Professionals

7 months ago

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Ras G & The Afrikan Space Program, “All Is Well…” from Back On The Planet (2013), video directed by Eddy “Protius” James.