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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: Everyday Sunshine Trailer — Fishbone Documentary Opens in New York

WATCH: Everyday Sunshine Trailer — Fishbone Documentary Opens in New York

In Everyday Sunshine, a new doc about the ups and (many) downs of Fishbone, fans get a glimpse of what prevented the band from realizing its infinite potential.
WATCH: Grime — San Fran Tattoo Artist Stars In Video Series

WATCH: Grime — San Fran Tattoo Artist Stars In Video Series

These three videos show Grime's borderline obsessive work ethic. Dude is consumed by his art, which is admirable and worrying at the same time.
Blu's NoYork Album & New Video — "MYSUNSHINE" ft. Nia Andrews

Blu’s NoYork Album & New Video — “MYSUNSHINE” ft. Nia Andrews

Word has it that Blu was passing out free copies of his latest effort, No York, at a recent Rock the Bells concert. Listen to it online as a free stream or download it now.
SBTRKT Talks First Musical Experiences

SBTRKT Talks First Musical Experiences

SBTRKT wants listeners to focus what comes through the speakers. Here the man behind the mask explains some of his most memorable musical firsts.
WATCH: Bjork's "Crystalline" — New Video

WATCH: Bjork’s “Crystalline” — New Video

Very Artistical's back with lots to share. And so is Björk. "Crystalline" is an innovative new video from the Icelandic icon's forthcoming album, Biophilia.
WATCH: Mos Def, "World Premiere" — The Daily Habit Performance

WATCH: Mos Def, “World Premiere” — The Daily Habit Performance

Mos Def looks ageless in this FuelTV clip, despite the tailored, '50s-era style choices. His breathless, high-concept rap style just seems to get better and better too.
WATCH: Lykke Li, "I Know Places" — New Video

WATCH: Lykke Li, “I Know Places” — New Video

Over some tender guitar strumming, Lykke belts out lyrics about retreating to a special place with a special someone.
LISTEN: Shabazz Palaces, "An Echo From the Hosts That Profess Infinitum" — New Music, Album to Come

LISTEN: Shabazz Palaces, “An Echo From the Hosts That Profess Infinitum” — New Music, Album to Come

The extra-long song titles keep coming from the Seattle duo with the first single from their new album, Black Up, which drops on May 31.
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