Lupita’s speech is something that every little girl/woman needs to hear. Words that sadly, so many can relate to. So many dark skinned girls grow up thinking they are not beautiful because dark skin is not the standard of beauty they are subjected to every day. In the media, in the “history” that we learn in school, in our very own culture, it is everywhere. No matter how much the people that love us tell us we are beautiful we still don’t accept it. In worse cases, the loved ones are the ones that do the most damage to the self esteem of a dark skinned girl.
Personally, I am of a “lighter” complexion and I always am trying to get darker, haha. I think dark skin is beautiful and I wish so many more would embrace it. Especially those that have it! Be You. Be Beautfiful. Feel Worthy. Embrace Diversity. Love The Skin You’re In.
Mara Hruby is back with some new tunes. Her voice is so sweet and her style is EVERYTHING! It’s so beautifully reminiscent of a time in which I did not live but can enjoy now through her. I’m anxious to see where Part ll goes in this little storyline she’s created. Check out her new EP entitled ‘Archaic Rapture’ set to be released March 18, 2014!
“During the course of the year I probably spent making this, I met three woman that embodied some of these traits but not all of them. So, this is essentially me taking the best bits from each of them and creating in my mind a Bride of Franksteinesque ladyfriend and putting it into song form, lol…” - LAKIM
The Hip-Hop Fellow is a 78 minute documentary following Grammy Award winning producer 9th Wonder’s tenure at Harvard University as he teaches ‘The Standards of Hip-Hop’ course, conducts research for his thesis and explores hip-hop’s history, culture and role in academia. The film centers on the emerging significance of incorporating hip-hop studies into the academy and spotlights the scholars and musicians at the forefront of preserving 40 years of hip-hop culture.
Interviewees include Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Kendrick Lamar, Young Guru, Dr. Mark Anthony Neal, Phonte, Dr. Marcyliena Morgan, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Ab-Soul, Rapper Big Pooh & DJ Premier.
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Amerigo Gazaway’s new *Soul Mates* series continues the theme of his previous work in creating collaborations that never were. On the series’ first installment, the producer unites Brooklyn rapper Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) and soul legend Marvin Gaye for a dream collaboration aptly titled “Yasiin Gaye”. Building the album’s foundation from deconstructed samples of Gaye’s Motown classics, Gazaway re-orchestrates the instrumentation into new productions within a similar framework. Carefully weaving Bey’s dense raps and Gaye’s soulful vocals over his new arrangements, the producer delivers a quality far closer to Gaye’s famous duets than that of a “mashup” album.