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Black Girls Rock! Founder Beverly Bond Talks Youth Empowerment at Wheelock College

Black Girls Rock! Founder Beverly Bond Talks Youth Empowerment at Wheelock College

This past Tuesday, Wheelock College brought together hundreds of middle and high school students from all over Boston for its 2016 Youth Symposium centering around politics in race, gender, and equity. The main objectives of the summit included: changing the narrative surrounding young people of color, cultivating safe spaces for dialogue about identity to occur, [...]

April 29, 2016 Candace McDuffie Events, Reviews 0

Beyoncé Gives Us Life, Shows Us Black Girl Depth With Lemonade

Beyoncé Gives Us Life, Shows Us Black Girl Depth With Lemonade

Saturday night’s release of Beyoncé’s sixth album, Lemonade, reaffirmed a notion that my mother inundated me with since I was just a little girl: one of the most dangerous things to be in this country is a black woman . More often than not, black women’s bodies are fetishized and abused, our vernacular is being stolen, [...]

April 26, 2016 Candace McDuffie Pulpit, Reviews 0

Big Boi Rocks Classics And New Heat At Converse Rubber Tracks Live

Big Boi Rocks Classics And New Heat At Converse Rubber Tracks Live

Converse brought one of hip hop’s greats to Boston for a free Converse Rubber Tracks Live show at The Sinclair – internationally acclaimed hip hop artist, Big Boi. Rising local rapper, Aziz The Shake, who recently recorded at the Converse Rubber Tracks studio in Boston as a part of the brand’s recent global studio takeover, [...]

December 18, 2015 KBB Staff Features, Live, Reviews 0

Kelela Wins With New EP Hallucinogen

Kelela Wins With New EP Hallucinogen

by Candace McDuffie The complexity embedded in Kelela’s latest EP, Hallucinogen, encapsulates a sound anchored in both poetic clarity as well as long, passionate self-awareness. The Washington D.C. native’s debut album Cut 4 Me, released earlier this year, served as quite the introduction to the bracing vocalist. Kelela’s tastefully eclectic impulses were deceptively complex yet [...]

October 14, 2015 KBB Staff Reviews, Tunes 0

Lianne La Havas Goes For “Blood” With Stunning New Album

Lianne La Havas Goes For “Blood” With Stunning New Album

I’ve been waiting for Lianne La Havas’ second from the moment she walked off the stage after her April 2013 performance at The Sinclair. Two years later my wish has been granted. Her sophomore album, Blood, is out today and it’s everything a music lover could hope for. It’s clear that her vacation to Jamaica [...]

July 31, 2015 Karl-Lydie Jean-Baptiste Reviews, Tunes 0

DON’T SLEEP: “Amy” [SPOILER FREE FILM REVIEW]

DON’T SLEEP: “Amy” [SPOILER FREE FILM REVIEW]

The documentary “Amy” is a sobering look at how the trappings of fame and celebrity can affect a young woman and exacerbate the issues she was already wrestling with until they can grow into the demons that ultimately aid in her untimely demise. I’m an Amy Winehouse fan going back to her debut album “Frank” which [...]

July 4, 2015 Dart Adams Features, Reviews, Screen 0

Chance The Rapper Trades Coolness for Greatness on “Surf”

Chance The Rapper Trades Coolness for Greatness on “Surf”

Chance The Rapper’s musical career has been as distinctive as his name. The Chicago-bred emcee skyrocketed to fame following his second public mixtape Acid Rap and his intriguing blend of vocals and rap combined with his avant-garde flow was classified as propelling the next generation of hip-hop sound. Despite his massive publicity including heavy magazine [...]

June 30, 2015 Rachel Leah Reviews, Tunes 0

A$AP Rocky Prioritizes Artistry and Innovation on “At.Long.Last.A$AP”

A$AP Rocky Prioritizes Artistry and Innovation on “At.Long.Last.A$AP”

It has been two long years since that pretty mf has blessed our sound systems with new music. A$AP Rocky’s peers, Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$, and Big KRIT, who he gathered for an epic underground cypher for “1 Train” on his first album, have all dropped stunning debuts and maintain regular residence in the music [...]

June 9, 2015 Rachel Leah Reviews, Tunes 0

Snoop Dogg Celebrates California and G-Funk on 13th Studio Album

Snoop Dogg Celebrates California and G-Funk on 13th Studio Album

Thank God the Rastafarian converted Snoop Lion has become a weird, but distant memory and the D.O. Double G has returned. For Snoop’s latest project, it’s the OG Dogg Pound member who shows up; one of the pioneering leaders of the G-Funk movement. Bush is ten-track summer party, with the grooviest jams you can imagine, [...]

May 26, 2015 Rachel Leah Reviews, Tunes 0

Review: Joey Fatts Breaks Through With ‘Ill Street Blues’

Review: Joey Fatts Breaks Through With ‘Ill Street Blues’

It seems incredible that Joey Fatts has only been crafting music for three short years. From being homeless to desperately making beats because no one would give him any, Joey is currently one-third of the Long Beach, California rap group Cutthroat (featuring A$hton Martin and cousin, Vince staples.) His impressive industry consigns have developed quickly. [...]

May 13, 2015 Rachel Leah Reviews, Tunes 0