1974- I loved FUNK music 1974- TV shows were created around Black American life 1974- I learned the dance move “the bump” 1974- My creativity began and my love for black culture became more alive A HUGE YEAR for black arts, culture, music, film, and I am celebrating 1974

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Mc Lyte interview- Ebro in the Morning

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I am fan of MC LYTE. A legend of hip hop and a top female MC in the business..an Originator.
Her voice represents the sound of HIP HOP…the Beginning
Here’s a recent interview on Ebro in the Morning in which she talks about her independent release of her newest lp “Legend”, her collaboration with other female MCs, the history of hip hop, and a SHOUTOUT to our own MICHIE MEE at 18:18. It’s a great look into her journey
And, If you weren’t lucky enough to pick up “Legend”, stay updated on the digital release on her site
Lastly, for those who are fans, as I am…I share with you a Hip Hop Classic and one of my favourite MC LYTE jams

What Happened Miss Simone?

As an admirer and fan of Miss Nina Simone, I cannot help but wonder what life was for people around her. She stood up for what she believed in, sometimes in the most unconventional way. She spoke her truth whether people liked it or not. She was real and raw
As quoted from her daughter Lisa Simone: “..people think Nina Simone’s persona appeared only when she performed, Nina Simone was always Nina Simone”, and that was the problem. This activist stood up for racism, injustice towards black people, and sang about the horrors in life. Some of these horrors, ironically continue to happen today. Check out the newest trailer of “What Happened Miss Simone”, premiering on Netflix Friday, June 26, 2015. It depicts her life during those tumultuous times, and life for those around her.

In honour of Nina Simone, Afrodelik has created a tshirt depicting the power that she resonates, and the true beauty of her honesty. Purchase yours here Available in MEN, WOMEN and KIDS style.
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