MISSON STATEMENT

“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: Poster Boy and Phlegm how-it's-done videos

WATCH: Poster Boy and Phlegm how-it’s-done videos

These artists show how it's done, with a steady hand, wild imagination and a few walls.
WATCH: Tyson and Tupac in Vegas on this day in history

WATCH: Tyson and Tupac in Vegas on this day in history

One Night in Vegas, a film about Mike Tyson and Tupac Shakur's kinship premieres tonight as part of ESPN's well-regarded 30 for 30 series.
WATCH: New videos from Black Mountain and Das Racist

WATCH: New videos from Black Mountain and Das Racist

Flavors of the month: Black Mountain are a bunch of psych-rockers from Vancouver, and Das Racist are Brooklyn-based rappers who are smarter than you think.
WATCH: Mark Ronson's white hair in "The Bike Song"

WATCH: Mark Ronson’s white hair in “The Bike Song”

The following video of "The Bike Song" off Mark Ronson & the Business Intl's forthcoming album "Record Collection," is the fall anthem for riders everywhere.
WATCH: Rio Breaks, A Film About Favela Life and Surfing

WATCH: Rio Breaks, A Film About Favela Life and Surfing

The touching documentary Rio Breaks shows that surfing can be an organic lifestyle choice for black/brown folks anyplace there's sand, waves and a will.
WATCH: Wyatt Cenac and John Oliver debate the use of racial slurs

WATCH: Wyatt Cenac and John Oliver debate the use of racial slurs

Daily Show correspondents Wyatt Cenac and John Oliver on Dr. Laura Schlessinger, Sarah Palin and that pesky N-word.
LISTEN: DJ/Rupture's L'Beat Afrique

LISTEN: DJ/Rupture’s L’Beat Afrique

DJ/Rupture just dropped "DJ/Rupture presents CIAfrica," his latest project which is a compilation of Ivory Coast hip-hop bangers for your melon.
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