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What Does Publicly Tearing Down Black Artists Really Do For You In The Long Run?

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Competition between artists of the same gender and in the same genre will always come into play when it comes to music. It’s a natural reality that’s actually a vital part of helping artists stay on top of their game. However, what isn’t natural–and becoming...

En Vogue Will Always Be En Vogue

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The other night an En Vogue song came on the radio and I was in all my 90’s girl feels. I tweeted the following: God. En Vogue was pure perfection. We need that sound again. — Diana Veiga (@dianaveiga) November 6, 2014 I remember being...

Beyoncé’s New Surprise Album Is Actually a Platinum Box Set With Two New Songs

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So after all the hoopla about a surprise album, Queen Bey took to the throne Tuesday morning via her label, Parkwood Entertainment to verify the details of her new release. Yes – by the end of the year, we will get the opportunity to enjoy...

Kameelah Janan Rasheed: 5 Must-Read Interviews With Young Black Writers

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You could probably call Photographer and Artist Kameelah Janan Rasheed the bohemian Black Barbara Walters. In Rasheed’s conversations with creatives, especially Black creatives, her incisive questions often result in incredibly generative dialogues. Rasheed’s conversations with Black artists are rich texts that capture something critical and...

Shinique Smith: 5 Interesting Facts About the Contemporary Artist

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Much like past contestants on the reality show Project Runway are often tasked with combining their creativity and sewing skills to transform used articles of clothing into something fiercely innovative, New York-based artist Shinique Smith manipulates abandoned materials such as old clothing, shoes, picture frames...

Rapper Mz. 007 is Fat, Fly and Very Important

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Sometimes you just have to let folks, scratch that, let the whole world know who you are and that you’re important. Enter St. Louis, MO rapper, Mz. 007 who is doing just that with her song ‘Important’ where she declares with authority, “pass me a...