The NYC drill firebrand has the whole city behind him, and he’s just getting started.
The artist’s Sunday Service concerts have afforded him grace in the face of controversy. But a lot has changed since he made “Jesus Walks.”
The dancehall singer has had her fair share of controversy but is learning and growing into one of Jamaica’s most popular stars.
A recently resurfaced interview with Megan Thee Stallion by music industry figure DJ Smallz focuses on her childhood bodily development instead of her career as an up-and-coming rapper.
If the scenes depicted in Conrad’s video were near-facsimiles of movies that have become cultural staples, why are we so comfortable celebrating and watching these same portrayals of violence against black people without discomfort?
YesJulz accompanied Kanye West on his recent trip to Uganda. Their visit poses questions about international goodwill, intent, and how optics relate to actual altruism.
The growing friction between the paradox of “punk” and commercialism has been an ongoing conversation for Cooper and Morgan, which they have worked to address year after year, as they continue to cement themselves as the ambassadors of an independent black media company with a large global imprint.
People will need to reconcile what definition of punk ultimately works for them and whether that aligns with continuing the consumption of Afropunk as a brand.
Originally published for VerySmartBrothas. This weekend, a sea of unapologetic blackness will descend upon Fort Greene’s Commodore Barry Park for Brooklyn, N.Y.’s 12th Annual Afropunk Fest. Instagram feeds and Twitter hashtags everywhere will be peppered with twist-outs and bold prints; your favorite vibe curator will inevitably make a thread of the best of the best of […]
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