New York hip-hop pioneers Public Enemy put together a music video for “Fight the Power: Remix 2020” to kick off June’s BET Awards, which was broadcast in the shadow of continuing street protests against police brutality triggered by the killing of George Floyd. They’d made the original version of “Fight the Power” for the soundtrack […]
Few artists want to be called “neosoul,” partly due to the perception that the genre is inauthentic or a short-lived trend. Singer Jaguar Wright was so forthright in her distaste for the term that she named her 2005 album Divorcing Neo 2 Marry Soul, which seemed to nod to fans who couldn’t deal with plasticky […]
Also, a tour of DuSable Museum of African American History is now required for Chicago police recruits.
Boots Riley of the Coup lays some truth on straightedge Chicago party rapper ShowYouSuck.
Just a couple months after Village affiliate Isaiah Rashad signed a deal with Kendrick Lamar’s Top Dawg Entertainment local rapper-singer and Village member Jean Deaux appears on a tune from UK pop-rock band Glass Animals and makes the track her own.