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Nina Simone's "Four Women": A timeless anthem of Black women

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Nina Simone’s “Four Women”: A timeless anthem for Black women

In 1966, Nina Simone released "Four Women," a powerful song that gave voice to the experiences and struggles of Black women in America. The song profiles four distinct characters, each representing a different stereotype: Aunt Sarah, the maternal figure; Saffronia, the tragic mulatto; Sweet Thing, the sexualized object; and Peaches, the angry militant. Through these archetypes, Simone exposed how Black women have been dehumanized, exploited, and oppressed throughout history. More […]

todayApril 15, 2024

Remembering Rico Wade, the producer who shaped Atlanta's hip-hop culture

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Remembering Rico Wade, the producer who shaped Atlanta’s hip-hop culture

The hip-hop world is mourning the loss of Rico Wade, a pioneering producer and key member of the legendary Organized Noize production team. Wade, who passed away at the age of 52, leaves an immeasurable legacy as one of the architects of Atlanta's distinctive rap sound and a visionary who helped shape the course of the genre. The Birth of a Partnership: Rico Wade and OutKast Rico Wade's impact on […]

todayApril 14, 2024

Milwaukee's Myaap returns with 'Actin Up' feat. Chicken P

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Milwaukee’s Myaap returns with ‘Actin Up’ feat. Chicken P

Photo Credit: Brandon Cowans Milwaukee's rap scene has long been underappreciated, thriving in the shadows of more prominent metropolitan heavyweights, but not for long. At the forefront of this burgeoning movement stands Myaap, a rising star whose latest single, "Actin Up," featuring Chicken P, showcases her infectious energy. Fresh off the second leg of Veeze's Ganger Tour and the release of her EP "BIG MYAAP, NOT THE LIL ONE," The […]

todayApril 12, 2024

Milwaukee’s SistaStrings releases new song on Alice Randall’s ‘My Black Country”

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Milwaukee’s SistaStrings shine on Alice Randall’s ‘My Black Country’

SistaStrings, photo credit: Hanna Hanseroth In country music, where Black voices have long been underrepresented, songwriter Alice Randall's latest project, "My Black Country - The Songs of Alice Randall," is a beacon of change. The album, released alongside Randall's memoir of the same name, celebrates the Black roots and ongoing influence in the genre while showcasing the immense talent of contemporary Black female artists. Among the standout tracks is "Girls […]

todayApril 12, 2024

New albums from artists include Nia Archives, Shabaka, Meshell Ndegeocello, various artists paying homage to Alice Randall, Leyla McCalla, and the dynamic duo of Future and Metro Boomin.

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6 new Albums out Apr 12 include tributes to Sun Ra & Alice Randall

HYFIN remains committed to celebrating the diversity of Black music where no box can contain it. This week's must-listen new albums exemplify the remarkable range of talent and ingenuity within the Black music community. From the pioneering electronic soundscapes of Nia Archives to the poignant tributes honoring iconic artists like Sun Ra and Alice Randall, these releases showcase Black musicians' enduring impact across a broad spectrum of genres. New albums […]

todayApril 12, 2024

J. Cole and Drake perform during the 2023 edition of Cole's Dreamville festival in Raleigh, N.C., last April. Their collaborative track "First Person Shooter" recently touched off a war of words with fellow MC Kendrick Lamar. Astrida Valigorsky/WireImage/Getty Images

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Can rap beef exist when no one agrees on what’s being fought for?

J. Cole and Drake perform during the 2023 edition of Cole's Dreamville festival in Raleigh, N.C., last April. Their collaborative track "First Person Shooter" recently touched off a war of words with fellow MC Kendrick Lamar. Astrida Valigorsky/WireImage/Getty Images In 2016, then-President Barack Obama weighed in on an issue of utmost national importance: Who would win in a rap battle between Kendrick Lamar and Drake? "Gotta go with Kendrick," he […]

todayApril 11, 2024

Newport Jazz Festival announces 2024 lineup

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Newport Jazz Festival 2024: Andre 3000, Noname, Robert Glasper

Newport Jazz Festival announces 2024 lineup The Newport Jazz Festival, a pillar of the American music scene, is set to commemorate its 70th anniversary with an impressive array of talent across various genres. This year's event, curated in collaboration with Artistic Director Christian McBride, will take place from August 2-4 at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island. Iconic artists such as André 3000, Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Kamasi […]

todayApril 10, 2024

Credit: Photo: Zayrha Rodriguez

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Tiny Desk Premiere: Yaya Bey

Credit: Photo: Zayrha Rodriguez Throughout an emotional, soul-stirring set, the multitudes of Yaya Bey's music and artistry are on full display in her Tiny Desk concert. The New York-bred singer-songwriter opens the show by paying homage to her Barbados roots: reggae-tinged grooves of "meet me in brooklyn" from her powerful 2022 album, Remember Your North Star, that flow seamlessly into "on the pisces moon" from 2023's Exodus The North Star. […]

todayApril 10, 2024

The Blue Note Jazz Festival returns with an eclectic 2024 lineup

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The Blue Note Jazz Festival returns with an eclectic 2024 lineup

The Blue Note Jazz Club has unveiled the highly anticipated lineup for the 13th annual Blue Note Jazz Festival, set to occur across multiple venues in New York City from June 1 to July 7, 2024. Headlined by acclaimed vocalists Andra Day and jazz legend Wynton Marsalis, the expansive festival will feature 37 artists representing various genres, including jazz, soul, hip-hop, MPB, funk, alt-rock, and more. Kicking Off with Soulive's […]

todayApril 8, 2024

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