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“Very Artistical” is a blog that features the cool and complicated stuff in progressive culture. We’ll touch on music, art, photography, film, books, and even how race
is often laying in the cut, informing most of it all. Lots to discuss. Share your thoughts in the comments section.

LISTEN: Kendrick Lamar Feat. Dr. Dre, "The Recipe"

LISTEN: Kendrick Lamar Feat. Dr. Dre, “The Recipe”

On "The Recipe," Kendrick Lamar connects with Dr. Dre on this tune from the young stunner's forthcoming album, 'Good Kid in a Mad City.'
MUST-SEE: 'Keith Haring: 1978—1982’ — Brooklyn Museum Exhibit

MUST-SEE: ‘Keith Haring: 1978—1982’ — Brooklyn Museum Exhibit

Opening March 16 at the Brooklyn Museum, 'Keith Haring: 1978–1982' is the "first large-scale exhibition to explore the early career of one of the best-known American artists of the 20th century."
WATCH: Lianne La Havas, "Lost & Found" — New Video

WATCH: Lianne La Havas, “Lost & Found” — New Video

Lianne La Havas released a great new video for "Lost & Found," directed by Colin Solal Cardo. She's performing at NYC's Mercury Lounge on Tuesday. Who's going?
LISTEN: Taz Arnold (TI$A), 'Rad America' — Free Album Stream & Download

LISTEN: Taz Arnold (TI$A), ‘Rad America’ — Free Album Stream & Download

Instead of waiting to drop his new album, rAd AmericA, beat conductor and style maven Taz Arnold posted it on his Soundcloud page for free download or stream.
WATCH: Danny Brown, "Radio Song" — New Video

WATCH: Danny Brown, “Radio Song” — New Video

Danny Brown's new video for "Radio Song" from last year's crazy banger LP, XXX, is one big F-U to the hip-hop conformists and the label execs who sign them.
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WATCH: Murs, 9th Wonder — "I Used to Love H.E.R. (Again)" Video

WATCH: Murs, 9th Wonder — “I Used to Love H.E.R. (Again)” Video

Murs updates the second and third verses of Common's 1994 original, and 9th revamps the track. Which version do yawl like better and why?
WATCH: Curren$y — "Daze of Thunder" Video

WATCH: Curren$y — “Daze of Thunder” Video

The New Orleans spitta drops more great music in 2010, a year where he's already released two of its better hip-hop albums, Pilot Talk and Pilot Talk 2.
Eminem and Lil Wayne Rock Saturday Night Live

Eminem and Lil Wayne Rock Saturday Night Live

Eminem and Lil Wayne's tag-team exhibition on Saturday Night Live has to be the greatest example of pure hip-hop lyricism in the show's history.
ELEW, Rockjazz Pioneer, Says He's "The Colin Powell of Piano"

ELEW, Rockjazz Pioneer, Says He’s “The Colin Powell of Piano”

Instead of performing traditional jazz, ELEW claims he's found his niche banging the keys doing rock song covers. Are black audiences feeling him though?
Bruce Weber, Fashion Photographer, Shares Portraits of Haitian Immigrants

Bruce Weber, Fashion Photographer, Shares Portraits of Haitian Immigrants

In his Haiti/ Little Haiti exhibition at MOCA Miami, Weber shows an immense talent for capturing the essence of a community.
Janette Beckman Newspaper: Limited Edition

Janette Beckman Newspaper: Limited Edition

Arkitip have culled some of Beckman's B&W photos, published them on 22 x 11" broadsheet newsprint, and packaged them in re-sealable bag. Only 1,000 available.
LISTEN: Georgia Anne Muldrow's "fOnkRocker"

LISTEN: Georgia Anne Muldrow’s “fOnkRocker”

LA's futuristic funk mama drops new music: the first instrumental single from her forthcoming no-vocals, all-beats album, VWETO, which means "gravity" in Swahili.
Emory Douglas' Black Panther Art

Emory Douglas’ Black Panther Art

Considered to be the most prolific and persistent graphic agitator in the American Black Power movements, this former Panther is responsible for some of the best revolutionary art ever made.
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