Haitian-Canadian DJ and record producer Louis Kevin Celestin, best known for his stage name KAYTRANADA, released one of 2016’s critically-acclaimed favorite CDs, 99.9%. To complement his song “YOU’RE THE ONE” featuring vocals from SYD, he released a music video crediting his artistic vision, but directed by Shomi Patwary. 431 more words
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Before Dallas-raised Annie Clark was recognized as St. Vincent, she drove around Texas blasting music from her favorite heavy metal group, Pantera, “hoping something would happen.” 492 more words
Frank Ocean is an anomaly to the black community within a predominantly homophobic hip-hop/R&B scene, and he knows it.
Musical genres like hip-hop, which, since their origins, approached music with notoriously hyper-masculine and homophobic attitudes, did not seemingly promise acceptance of queer men within their movement. 445 more words
Overall, it’s been a bleak, bleak year indeed.
With the passing of many much loved music icons this year, new albums turned out by artists such as King, Frank Ocean and Solange provided some much needed hope for the future of music iconography and artistic vitality. 124 more words