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.

Posts tagged "hip-hop"
MUST-SEE: 'The Box That Rocks' — Exhibit At Brooklyn's MoCADA

MUST-SEE: ‘The Box That Rocks’ — Exhibit At Brooklyn’s MoCADA

With the new exhibit 'THE BOX THAT ROCKS: 30 Years of Video Music Box and the Rise of Hip Hop Music & Culture,' visitors can examine the pioneering show’s "historic contribution to urban music and culture."
LISTEN: Nas, "The Don" (Prod. By Heavy D, Salaam Remi & Da Internz)

LISTEN: Nas, “The Don” (Prod. By Heavy D, Salaam Remi & Da Internz)

Nas has dropped another heat rock with the Heavy D-coproduced "The Don," following recent murderous verses on songs “Triple Beam Dreams” and “King & Queens."
Robert Glasper On New CD 'Black Radio': "I have no choice but to blend things"

Robert Glasper On New CD ‘Black Radio’: “I have no choice but to blend things”

'Black Radio,' Robert Glasper Experiment's new CD, is proof that Glasper has his feet in two worlds. He loves so-called "pure" jazz and he's a hip-hop head who's got Yasiin Bey, Bilal, and Lupe Fiasco on speed-dial.
WATCH: Flatbush Zombies, "Thug Waffle" — New Video

WATCH: Flatbush Zombies, “Thug Waffle” — New Video

Flatbush Zombies mine the weed smokin', fright night, grimy hip-hop thing on "Thug Waffle." But the Brooklyn duo don't do typical badman NY rap. Instead, they freak a style that sounds entirely more current and increasingly "regionless."
WATCH: Quadron Covers Lauryn Hill's "Ex-Factor" — New Video

WATCH: Quadron Covers Lauryn Hill’s “Ex-Factor” — New Video

Quadron's Coco remakes Lauryn Hill's "Ex-Factor," a hip-hop soul classic that's guaranteed to have you tearing up and swallowing that lump in your throat.
This Year's Most Essential Story About The Roots' 'undun' LP

This Year’s Most Essential Story About The Roots’ ‘undun’ LP

Capital New York writer Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah unpacks a powerful profile of the Roots that's part personal essay, part sociological study, part history lesson.
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.
UA-17319854-2