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Soundcheck: Moko

Soundcheck: Moko

Diane Nadia Adu-Gyamfi, better known by her stage name Moko, is a 23 year old soul singer from New Cross in London. Her childhood was built upon a foundation of soul, gospel and house records and she would spend her Sunday’s singing in church. A couple of years later she went to Goldsmiths University and moved on to bands. She rose to fame after featuring on the Chase & Status single “Co...

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Soundcheck: Kendrick Lamar debuts new Untitled song on “The Colbert Report”

Soundcheck: Kendrick Lamar debuts new Untitled song on “The Colbert Report”

“Tell him we don’t die! We multiply!” excerpt from Pitchfork.com… As Stephen Colbert prepares to say goodbye to “The Colbert Report”, he welcomed Kendrick Lamar. Kendrick debuted an untitled new track alongside a band featuring Thundercat, Bilal, Anna Wise, and Terrace Martin. During the Colbert’s interview Lamar also discussed why he’d rather be vie...

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Nujabes – my homage to the Japanese Hip Hop mogul

Nujabes – my homage to the Japanese Hip Hop mogul

Before I compare the hip hop of today versus the beginning in the 90s, let me just throw out one thing: Hip Hop is not my favorite genre. What I will talk about is a foreigner who has brought hip hop to life through an anime called Samurai Champloo. The show is about three travelers wandering the land of Japan to get to a father who smells of sunflowers. Beautiful story, with an even beautiful sou...

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PGTV Spotlight: Issa Rae’s FIRST

PGTV Spotlight: Issa Rae’s FIRST

A modern day Love Jones documenting the milestones of dating as childhood friends, Robin and Charles fall in love one first at a time. Created by Jahmela Biggs  |  Directed by James Bland Robin and Charles have known each other since middle school, but it’s not until their late 20s that they realize their feelings are more than platonic. Robin an aspiring novelist moves back to her hometown ...

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Andre3000, Hendrix… All is by My Side

Andre3000, Hendrix… All is by My Side

The Jimi Hendrix biopic All Is by My Side, starring Andre Benjamin, made its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last fall, and will make its USA premiere at the upcoming SXSW Film Festival this month. Thus far the film has been mired in controversy. The feature film is written and directed by John Ridley, and it’s centered around the early, pre-fame days of the legendary roc...

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a LuvJonez Valentine…

a LuvJonez Valentine…

Darius Lovehall: Say, baby… can I be Your slave? I’ve got to admit girl you’re the shit girl…and I’m digging you like a grave. Now, do they call you Daughter to the Spinning Pulsar… or maybe Queen of 10,000 moons? Sister to the Distant yet Rising Star? Is your name Yemaya? Oh, hell no. Its got to be Oshun. Oooh, is that a smile me put on your face, child… ...

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pgp355: a blues for nina…

pgp355: a blues for nina…

Say baby, can I be your slave? I’ve got to admit girl, your the shit girl And I am digging you like a grave   Now do they call you daughter to the Spinning Pulsar Or maybe Queen of 10,000 Moons, Sister to the distant yet Rising star   Is your name Yemaya? Oh hell nah, it’s got to be Oshun…       When it comes to art, food, fashion, health, fitness music, culture an...

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Lena Waithe’s TWENTIES

Lena Waithe’s TWENTIES

Approximately three months ago, writer/producer Lena Waithe’s unveiled the pilot episode for a new series called TWENTIES. The show is funny, irreverent and comically sincere. The following clips are four, carefully chosen, scenes from a pilot which had the goal of giving networks an idea of what we want this show to be. And while I discovered these gems on YouTube, this is not intended to b...

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pgp350: Mother of George

pgp350: Mother of George

all content, unless noted otherwise is courtesy of Studio Africa “Mother of George” almost never goes outside, and when it does it’s shocking that “outside” is New York City… it’s an exclusive gateway into a microcosm. –Matt Prigge, Metro.us Mother of George is a 2013 Nigerian drama film directed by Andrew Dosunmu. The film, which premièred in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2013 Sundance Fil...

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Wrath of Siafu…the eye of the storm

Wrath of Siafu…the eye of the storm

the words of Kalonji Jama Changa i gotta post this video to show heads that Organizing Is The New Cool and Hip Hop ain’t dead)))) And this is only the first track off the soundtrack, we got about 14 more to go (but y’all probably don’t wanna here it so we gonna keep it pushin’) *oh yeah, word on the streets is this song may be performed live during 34th Annual Black August ...

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