Shirley Ave: JFK x Statik Selektah present short film for Autism Awareness

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With autism affecting one in 88 children in the USA, rapper JFK and producer Statik Selektah team up to present the autism awareness short film, Shirley Ave. Read more


Saigon - "Blown Away" | Music Video

Saigon's sophomore album The Greatest Story Never Told Chapter 2: Bread & Circuses (tracklist here) drops tomorrow (on Election Day) and it's shaping up to be a mature, politically-aware showing from The Yardfather.

After dropping three video-accompanied singles already, Saigon's back with a fourth, entitled "Blown Away", which comes complete with a hard-hitting political message. The visuals show Sai giving an impassioned black history lesson to youths, whilst clips of martyred Civil Rights campaigners and socially conscious artists play out in the background. As he tells the tragic stories of MLK, Huey Newton, Marvin Gaye and more, the New York rapper struggles to keep the attentions of the younger generation, until eventually, his own assumption of a revolutionary role has Saigon staring down the barrel of a gun.

Watch "Blown Away" for yourself below:

http://youtu.be/kwZmfSDMhlg

Sai's also dropped a 16-minute album sampler which allows us deeper insight into the project. With the "Vote Saigon" tagline and the deep subject matter of some of these songs, Bread & Circuses will be well worth a listen.  Pre-order it here and have a listen to the snippets below:

http://youtu.be/KqAjJNouB4k


Rilgood - 'We Rollin 2' | Music Video

With a growing catalog of tunes behind him, up-and-coming Brooklyn spitter Rilgood gets in front of the camera for some fresh material. Providing the sequel to “We Rollin”, a track found on his breakout tape, JFK, which dropped earlier this year, Ril takes us on a journey from Barbados to Brooklyn for, one as slow as the lethargic and possibly Purp-laced pace of the audio.Read more


Rilgood f/ B. Smith - "Gun" | New Music


Wasting little time after the release of his well received JFK mixtape (which stirred the interest of a few labels I'm told, but let's keep schtum about that for now), Dot Da Genius' artist Rilgood returns with the first leak from his next project, Great Expectations. The track, entitled "Gun", features B.Smith (who guested on JFK's "Automatic" cut) and serves as a powerful tribute to the tragic Trayvon Martin case. Read more


Reks f/ Kali, JFK x Termanology - "Such a Showoff" (Prod. Statik Selektah) | New Music


Gearing up for the release of his sixth LP Straight, No Chaser, Boston native and underground favourite Reks gives his "Such a Showoff" cut an early release. The track features Kali, JFK and Termanology and is produced by Statik Selektah, who also claims production credits for the entire album.Read more


Rilgood – JFK [Mixtape] | Stream x Free Download


After being treated to teasers from the Brooklyn artist for weeks now, today Rilgood brings us his JFK mixtape in its full glory. The release, which features production from WZRD's other half Dot Da Genius, will have two songs featured in the upcoming Keanue Reeves movie, Generation Um. Read more


Rilgood – "Banga" (Prod. Dot Da Genius) | New Music


Having showcased Brooklyn-bred freshman Rilgood twice before here on SoulCulture (with "Automatic" and "We Rollin"), today we're graced with the presence of his mentor Dot Da Genius, who hops behind the boards for Ril's latest track, "Banga".Read more


Rilgood – "We Rollin" | New Music


After cultivating buzz with his "Automatic" song a little over a fortnight ago, Rilgood vents yet more electro-infused rap with the galactic club track, "We Rollin". Read more


Rilgood ft. B. Smith – "Automatic" | New Music


You'll have to grant me a late pass on this one. Premiered on HYPETRAK a fortnight ago, "Automatic" is the latest single from Brooklyn artist Rilgood who, mentored by Kid Cudi's go-to producer, Dot Da Genius, already boasts impressive industry co-signs. While this cut will feature on Ril's JFK mixtape (which is set to drop on on February 20th - President's Day in the States), two further records from the project will feature in the upcoming Keanu Reeves movie, Generation Um. Big looks for such a new artist.Read more


MUSIC NEWS: Erykah Badu Charged With Indecent Exposure


Oh dear.

It seems not everyone was sympathetic towards Erykah's 'political' nudity point in her new promo for 'Window Seat'. Reports say she's gone and got herself charged as a result of complaints from passers-by on the street in Dallas - Badu's hometown - where the video was filmed. And here's me thinking the whole thing was staged with permission from the municipality and that those were extras in the background.

Click here for the full story.
Click here to read Erykah's rebuttal to her critics.

It could be said that the protest backfired but I can't help thinking this is exactly the kind of result Ms Badu expected or even wanted. After all, they say there's no such thing as bad publicity...

[Spotted at BBC News]

Shalom x


Poignant Political Nudity & Violence: Erykah Badu's Video For "Window Seat"


Erykah Badu premiered the video for "Window Seat" on her website at 3.33 AM last night. Directed by Coodie & Chike, the video begins with audio from the day John F Kennedy was assassinated.

Click HERE to watch the video on erykahbadu.com

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