SOME STUFFS: Paul White’s new album out today

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He has been dropping hints and it has lead to this moment. Watch The Ants by Paul White was formally released today, with tracks that feature Homeboy Sandman, Sean Price, Danny Brown, and Trim. White himself says he is all out of the vinyl pressing made for it but you’re in luck, as they will be made available through Norman Records, Rush Hour, HHV, AccessHipHop, and Bleep. U.S. customers will want to go through AccessHipHop and Bleep to save on postage costs, but of course, feel free to look around. For the digital folks, you may purchase through Bandcamp.

White also found himself on the Solid Steel radio show, and you may listen to his set below.

SOME STUFFS: 9th Annual Afropunk Fest returns in August

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Look at this, I think the poster/flyer speaks for itself to where I almost don’t have to explain what’s going on. Just look at it and head out there if you can, right? However, I should let you know what’s going on.

First off, the obligatory introduction as to what Afropunk is:
AFROPUNK is an influential community of young, gifted people of all backgrounds who speak through music, art, film, comedy, fashion and more. Originating with the 2003 documentary that highlighted a Black presence in the American punk scene, it is a platform for the alternative and experimental. Remaining at the core of its mission are the punk principles of DIY aesthetics, radical thought and social non-conformity. AFROPUNK is a voice for the unwritten, unwelcome and unheard-of.

The 9th annual Afropunk Fest is bringing together a lot of talent in one place. Headlining will be Chuck D. & DJ Lord of Public Enemy, who will be performing Fear Of A Black Planet in full. Also scheduled to appear include ?uestlove (of The Roots), Saul Williams, The Coup, K-OS, Danny Brown, Jean Grae, Theophilus London, Mykki Blanco, LE1F, and so many more. In fact, more artists are being pulled in for the Afropunk Fest as you read this. Everyone will be gathering at Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn on August 24-25th, so if you want to consider this one of your end-of-summer events, this would be a great way to celebrate the season. For updates and more information on the festival, head to

VIDEO: Danny Brown’s “WitIt”

There are women in this video dancing in and out of the club. Cool. But it seems Danny Brown, or at least his music, is causing them to throw blows. What’s going on? Maybe Danny Brown is very much “WitIt”, as he explains in this video.

AUDIO: A-Trak featuring Juicy J & Danny Brown’s “Piss Test”

There’s “piss broke”, “Piss Christ”, and the old Patti Smith song “Piss Factory’, but when it comes down to it, some of you fear a “piss test” the most. In this case, you don’t have to fear this new track by pee pee DJ master A-Trak, who collaborated with urine dwellers Juicy J and Danny Brown for a song that celebrates your shishi.

VIDEO: Danny Brown’s “Blunt After Blunt”

I believe it was producer 9th Wonder who made reference to this (2011-) being the new “golden era” of hip-hop, and anyone not really taking a serious listen will be missing out on a lot.

For me, when I saw this new video by Danny Brown, I got stoned. From the video and the song. I don’t partake, but I’m watching this and I felt like what happened when I saw the Oliver Stone movie The Doors at theaters, going “whoa man… this is far out”. Of course YMMV, but I really like this and I hope artists will follow their muse and do what THEY want to do, no excuses in 2012. Check it out.