Stori’s response to how a rapper who is white and female, responds to hostility:
“Well you know what, I’m sure it’s out there, but I haven’t really felt that specific hostility yet. But I think it’s just extra hard because obviously I’m white. And obviously I’m a girl, so it’s like a double thing, you know? I’ve just gotta go extra hard. But I think the music really speaks for itself. I’m not robbing people. I’m not speaking about how you need to hide your kids and hide your wives because I’m about to take everything up in here. (laughs). The stories are in the music. Just because I ain’t been to jail or I don’t have balls, people can connect to the music. So as long as people can find something to connect to, they can hate you if they want to, but they’re still going to talk about it. I just don’t pay attention to that.”
Read the rest of the interview on RESPECT.
Photo from Stori’s Tumblr
Daisies and sunflowers and lace and silk is not what typically comes to mind when one thinks of beat-clapping New York hip-hop, but Nitty Scott, MC flirts with her “Bohemian ways” in the latest video for her single “Flower Child” featuring Kendrick Lamar.
Fun fact: The video was funded through 151 of Nitty’s supporters who contributed to her ”Pardon My Bohemian Ways” Kickstarter campaign.
Noisey released a series called A Short Film About Cassettes – You Need to Hear This, to find out why some music lovers have an affinity for compact cassettes. The first film features Jen Long, founder of cassette-only record label Kissability, and Brian Shimkovitz, DJ and founder of blog Awesome Tapes From Africa.
Listening to The Stuyvesants’ (not pictured above) Refined album puts a nice close to this crazy work week. It is literally 25 minutes of aural bliss. The two-man band from Bedford-Stuyvesant, NY, Producer Allan Cole (Algorythm), and record collector Darien Victor Birks (Flwrpt), pays homage to 70s classic soul. We can dig it fellas. Click below and find out for yourself.
Amel Larrieux came out of hiding and blessed fans with her new single “Afraid”. According to SoulBounce, the track is possibly from her long-awaited album, Ice Cream Every Day. We can definitely confirm that we’re not afraid to add this jazzy tune to our summer playlist.
Spotted on Soul Bounce
About two weeks ago, we shared Laura Welsh’s new track, “Cold Front“. Now, the visual has finally been released. The video adds depth to the song as it features a talented lyrical dancer who gives the contestants of So You Think You Can Dance a run for their money.
“Cold Front” is the follow-up to Laura’s Dev Hynes produced track “Unravel”, which released earlier this year through the Luv Luv Luv label. The single will be available on July 15th through Polydor / Outsider.
“I don’t believe in doing drugs, I feel like I am drugs.” – Janelle Monae
We like that Soul Culture is taking a stand for mental health with their #OKNotToBeOK campaign. In SC’s latest segment, singer-songwriter Janelle Monae expresses the importance of asking someone for help and what sparks her creativity.
All she needs is one mic! Singer-songwriter, Rochelle Jordan shares this candid moment with fans.
Photo credit: Rochelle’s Tumblr
Goapele finally releases the stunning visual for the single “Undertow” from her latest effort, Break Of Dawn.