Lauryn Hill, singing your life with her words.
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Lauryn Hill, singing your life with her words.
(Larry Hulst/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
New Charlie Walk Allegations, Creative Control, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Turnstile, Alice Merton...
Matty Karas, curator February 23, 2018
quote of the day
It took about two years on the road for me to learn that in this industry, the people who have convinced everyone around them that they know all the ways to be successful are full of s***. Those 'rules' of success in the industry are meant to be rewritten, and most of the people who will tell you you're not good enough are meant to be ignored.
rant n' rave

Another day, another woman, this one a black woman, here to let us know there are people employed in the music business who have said to her face, "There’s already one ALABAMA SHAKES. Why do we need two?” FFS, people. Cheers to this great essay, by KAM FRANKLIN, about succeeding in spite of those voices. Here she is with her band, the SUFFERS, who sound nothing like the Alabama Shakes but who do bear a sonic resemblance in this song to the late SHARON JONES, who she has also been told we don't need two of. Seriously... How women told their handlers to stuff it and took control of their own musical fates in the rockin' and rollin' '90s... Four new allegations of sexual harassment and assault against REPUBLIC RECORDS president CHARLIE WALK, covering a period of at least 15 years, in an explosive ROLLING STONE report by JASON NEWMAN. If you take the women at their word—and it's important to take women at their word in 2018, or any year—at least some of them would have stayed silent if Walk had apologized to his first accuser, TRISTAN COOPERSMITH, a month ago. "I don't think I would have ever [told my story] had he just f***ing said sorry," one of them told the magazine. Walk has denied the allegations against him from the start, and he tells Rolling Stone the new claims are "false" and "untrue" and adds, as he has said before, "I support the national discussion taking place right now"... There's going to be a ROXANNE SHANTÉ biopic on NETFLIX next month. Clear your calendar now... The original interviews were wonderful and hilarious. The apology is also wonderful and hilarious. Win-win... It's FRIDAY and that means new music from TURNSTILE, SOB X RBE, BLACK MILK, IMARHAN, ALFREDO RODRÍGUEZ, LO MOON, STARCHILD & THE NEW ROMANTIC, TOWKIO, FEMI KUTI, S. CAREY, JERICHO JACKSON, CAROLINE ROSE, DARLINGSIDE, BLAC YOUNGSTA, VANCE JOY, MT. JOY, BLACK MOTH, SCREAMING FEMALES, WE SELL THE DEAD, THY ANTICHRIST, REGGIE & THE FULL EFFECT and DANIELLE NICOLE.

Matty Karas, curator

February 23, 2018