linkthink #8998: The Money of Color

zSHARE – 02 live set 2.mp3 – “Where They At” vintage nawlins bounce live performance — triggerman & raunch galore (via twankle&glisten) :: http://twankleandglisten.blogspot.com/2008/05/lil-sumtn-sumtn.html (tags: neworleans bounce hip-hop live mp3 vintage digitized) zSHARE – boss man mood. original soul jazz cl.mp3 tis the season for killer instros :: a new reggae-soul-jazz mix c/o dr.auratheft :: […]

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linkthink #6523: Any Other Chooseday

DanceJam – The largest dance floor on the planet! dance video2.0 emporium !! (tags: dance video archive web2.0 p2p pop digital culture af-am) Blog do Tom Zé – UOL Blog tom zé, one of my favoritest musicians in the whole entire world, has a blog ! (tags: blog brazil tomze portuguese) Africanhiphop.com :: “Ndani ya […]

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linkthink #4825: Like Food

Happy 15th Birthday, Jungle | Mashit DJ C celebrates jungle’s 15th birthday (tags: djc blogpost jungle mixes UK london 90s rave) Passing Strange – Review – Theater – New York Times congrats to stew on his broadway opening! (tags: theater race rock LA amsterdam review) Battleground States Conference Tellem « UNFASHIONABLY LATE analysis of the […]

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linkthink #565687: Shadows and Acts

Q&A with Tay Zonday | Features | Mpls.St.Paul Magazine + mspmag.com pull quote: “That’s not a problem with the video, that’s a problem with the cul-de-sac.” :: awesome interview w/ the singer of “chocolate rain” :: (via todomundo) (tags: interview music pop culture blackness race representation art commerce media journalism critique video youtube internet narrative) […]

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linkthink #0293535: King of Wok

there is none frier The FADER – Prancehall’s Bass Odyssey, Part 5 prancehall interviews DJ NG (via wordthecat) :: that “Tell Me” track is chez fruityloopy (soca stylee too) :: too funny how many things “funky” means around the world — james brown is dead my ass (tags: interview bassline UK london funkyhouse garage grime […]

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Walk the Vote! Participatory Democracy b/w Civil Disobedience

from The Field :: Texas Republicans have worked overtime to make it harder for key Democratic voting groups to vote and be represented fairly. The redistricting games they’ve played are infamous. And for the Prairie View A&M University precincts, they put the early-polling place more than seven miles from the school. So what did the […]

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linkthink #5647477

YouTube – RDC Mugen: Homer Simpson Vs. Predator Warrior bizarre mortal kombat-style face-off between homer and predator (tags: videogames predator thesimpsons humor youtube) WikipediaVision (beta) mashup tracking, in real time, anonymous edits to wikipedia via google maps (tags: mashup google web2.0 wikipedia visualization map webapp) Getting to roots of Mexican rock – CULTURE MIX – […]

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If That’s What You Mean

Mark Dery: Have you ever felt, as one of the few blacks writing SF, the pressure to write science fiction deeply inscribed with the politics of black nationalism? Samuel R. Delany: The answer there depends on what your question means. If you mean: Do I feel that, deep within my work, I’ve situated material that […]

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Up-to-the-Time, Down-to-the-Minute

It’s hard to keep up with dancehall’s now ting from farin, which is why I’m both grateful to and surprised by the way some London brethren keep up on things. Of course, London’s a very Jamaican place at this point, but so’s Boston, in certain corners, and I guess I just gotta get out more. […]

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What Chew Know About Down in the Hole?

I’m not really a TV watcher. Really. I mean, sure, I’ve watched something like 2000 videos on YouTube over the last couple years (and I don’t think that even counts videos embedded in blogs, etc.). But I probably watch OldTube only a couple hours a week at best — like if, say, a big Bawstin […]

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Globalistas e Baptistas

Not long ago, w/r/t global gobbledecrunk, I referred to an interview I gave recently to a Brazilian journalist. The journo in question is Camilo Rocha, who doubles as a DJ (& has a fab disco mix over @ Spannered). The piece was just published in Folha de Sao Paolo, apparently Brazil’s biggest newspaper. I don’t […]

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Local Ghettotech (vs. Gobbledecrunk)

This Friday — here in Cambridge, Mass — the Thunderdudes are bringing none other than Detroit ghettotech luminary DJ Assault to move the (m)asses @ the Greek American Political Club — I have to admit that I’m pretty excited ’bout that, since I find ghettotech, ghetto house, juke, etc. — various hardcore post-house/techno booty beats […]

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I Am Curious! What Beat Does Your Soul Emanate On?

I think a lot of the critical hoo-ha that followed in the wake of SF/J’s miscegenationist broadside could have been averted had we all paid closer attention to the Monkees. Take the following clip, discussed by fellow Riddim Methodist Pacey Foster way back when, in which Charlie Smalls demos the difference between white and black […]

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Prodigal Guns and Hip-hop Cops

Mobb Deep’s Prodigy alleges he was set up by the “hip-hop cops.” Listen >>> … Pull quotes — The hip-hop cops, they all over us, son. … When they locked me up, they tried to get me to set up 50 Cent. … They told me to plant stuff in his car and they’d let […]

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Global Ghettotech vs. Indie Rock: The Contempo Cartography of Hip

“Hipster hedonism takes many forms,” wrote Ned Polsky in reply to Norman Mailer’s hipster manifesto of 1957. “Some hipster groups,” Polsky continued, “have everything to do with motorcycles, whereas others have nothing to do with them.” Similarly, but more in the abstract, in his genealogy of the hipster, “Hip and the Long Front of Color” […]

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Superficial Reflections

“To swing with the rhythms of another is to enrich oneself — the conception of the learning process as dug by Hip is that one cannot really learn until one contains within oneself the implicit rhythm of the subject or the person.” “(And yet crazy is also the self-protective irony of the hipster.” “the nihilism […]

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Simon Says: I’m a Hipster?

Dang. I think Simon just referred to my blog as “hipster chatter.” Them’s fightin words, Reynolds. I mean, I’m sayin, I only own one belt and maybe 3 pairs of sneakers, tops. For serious tho, I’m very curious to know what constitutes hipsterism — for Simon and for others — at this moment in time. […]

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Illadelph Dispatch: More w/r/t “Whiteness”

Been enjoying the ASA conference in Philly for the last few days. Our panel on Thursday went pretty well, I think. We actually seemed to have some coherence across our papers and although we had a rather compromised a/v situation (holding a Shure 58 to laptop speakers don’t really cut it in a ballroom), I […]

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iReggaeton?

Next week (Thursday, Oct 11, from 12:00pm – 1:45pm to be exact) I’ll be presenting at the annual meeting of the American Studies Association, being held this year in Philadelphia (at the Marriott, natch, which is offering a lovely “conference rate” of $200/night). I’m not so excited about the hotel deal, but I’m excited about […]

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