Getting back to this "Tough Week," now nearly 14 days ago, as the news raged on, I found myself turning to social media sites like Twitter and Reddit for the latest updates about the situation in Boston.
Left neglected in a Swedish TV station's cellar for 30 years, Black Power Mixtape includes "socially conscious" artists and a sweet soundtrack crafted by ?uestlove... what was there not to love? How about everything minus the soundtrack?
Swedish filmmaker Göran Hugo Olsson's documentary The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 is one of those once-in-a-lifetime films which seamlessly reaches the full cinematic goal of changing its viewers' world for good.
Diamond District's socially conscious lyrics are a welcome relief from the materialism of mainstream rap. Their voices seem bigger than their years, their flows sharpened with a DC drawl, and their delivery confident.
Rumors are as much a part of SXSW as live music and Lone Star beer. This year speculation's swirling around the Levi's/FADER Fort, Perez Hilton's party and whether Red Bull's Moontower Party will return.
The hip-hop trio Tanya Morgan, which consist of Brooklyn emcee/producer Von Pea and Cincinnati emcees Donwill and Ilyas, have set out to craft a signature sound of music that stands apart from industry standards.