Today we're heading to Nashville to hang with a band that sounds nothing like what you might expect from Nashville: a new-wave-ish party band called Republican Hair . The band draws inspiration from the sounds of the 1980s — in particular from Prince.
For many disenfranchised teens in the late 1980s , particularly those of us who might not have lived in the close proximity to a cool college town or a major American city, rock salvation amidst the litany of bad teen pop and hairspray metal dominating.
quot;The biggest blessing is the platform that it creates," the rapper and activist Common says of the widespread awards recognition that his music has received over the past few years, as we sit down at the offices of The Hollywood Reporter to record an.
Philip “PM” Romero co-created the ISHues Project, a series of webisodes on ordinary people taking small-scale action for change. Romero is successful in real estate and is pursuing his passion for social action through the self-funded ISHues Project.
So it is with the music of Shahin Najafi, the exiled Iranian hip-hop artist who is the subject of “When God ... that was a time when the Islamic republic was at its worst in the ’80s; it was really tough and brutal and oppressive, and right away.
A similar struggle is happening in China, where state censorship is giving rise to a new big bang in hip-hop. The Chinese government keeps a tight rein on art and music ... hair in a different way is already deeply subversive in a country with a history.
Instagram/kingdmc) The AFRO interviewed McDaniels about his history with hip-hop and comic books ... We made it an ‘80s-like universe to represent the time that we grew up in—the art, the music and the literature and everything that was influencing.
The 1980s was a period of radical social change, that saw young people express themselves through subcultures such as the New Romantics, the punks, the ravers or the emerging hip hop scene. They were all captured on camera on the streets of London .
“Billy Brown used to cut hair on Springwood Avenue and that’s history to people,” Harris ... the city’s urban music scene has sputtered on city stages for decades. But a city hip-hop scene is vibrant online, on outlets like YouTube and SoundCloud.
There's a new documentary, Scenesters: Music , Mayhem & Melrose L.A. A Documentary 1985 -1990 producerd and directed by Desi Benjamin, a former A&R exec at Island and SBK/EMI Records. The film documents not only music from that era but also the .
For most of the 2010s, Nashville was dominated by the masculinity of bro country. But now the pendulum has swung to the other side: Meet the country .
29 — Cyrus has changed her look and sound yet again, trading in the hip-hop influences of 2013's Bangerz and strange ... Everyone that I've been — whether you are thinking about Hannah Montana or the music I made in the past — all of it has always.