Sauti Sol ft Patoranking —”Melanin”

    The Kenyan afro-pop band surprised fans with sultry banger “Melanin” which has become the latest anthem in praise of black women. This time they joined forces with Nigerian artist, Patoranking, who added some dance-hall flavor to the track. It starts with the classic Sauti Sol vocals and acoustic guitar riffs and then builds up […]

WATCH THE ENERGETIC BLACK EMPOWERMENT ANTHEM BY BRAZILIAN SINGER TCHELO GOMEZ, “ME EMPODEREI”

  By Cree B. McClellan Brazil-based creative Tchelo Gomez pushes the boundaries of resistance in video for dynamic call-to action “Me Empoderei”. Gomez says: “”Me Empoderei” is a song about racial issues, such as prejudice, and black empowerment highlighting all shades and shapes of black beauty.” Photos by Doma02

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Black Is’ by The Last Poets

(Umar Bin Hassan of The Last Poets (Photo by Mário Pires) The NFL commissioner and owners of NFL teams are moving at this hour to restrict and clamp down on football players, who are predominantly black, so they do not protest during the national anthem. This is happening as former coaches like Mike Ditka babble […]

Watch Stogie T Pay Tribute to His Freedom Fighter Mother In ‘Son of a Soldier’

  Cutting edge South African lyricist Stogie T just released the visuals for his song “Son of a Soldier.” The track, which is taken from his 2016 self-titled album, sees the rapper paying homage to his mother, who was part of Umkhonto Wesizwe, the armed wing of the ANC during the fight against the oppressive apartheid government. “Son […]

Altered Five Blues Band “Charmed & Dangerous” [OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO]

  Official music video for “Charmed & Dangerous,” the first track off Altered Five Blues Band’s album Charmed & Dangerous, on Blind Pig Records. Download on iTunes: http://apple.co/2v2V6K5 Buy on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2tI6lE2 Song written by Jeff Schroedl and Jeff Taylor Produced by Tom Hambridge Mixed by Tom Hambridge and Michael Saint-Leon (P) (C) 2017 Altered Five LLC […]

‘The Gentrification Song’ Is The Inner-City Blues Amerika Deserves From Rap

When Biggie Smalls is nearly banished from Bed-Stuy, the writing is on the wall. An outside mural dedicated in 2015 to the deceased hip-hop icon and Brooklyn native Notorious B.I.G. barely avoided permanent removal last month after the building’s landlord threatened to do away with it for major renovations. Consider it another anecdote in America’s urban makeover. […]