Relive moments from the Civil Rights America and the Black Power Movement through the eyes of Swedish journalists in The Black Power Mixtape. On recommendation from one of the Sampleface team, I purchased The Black Power Mixtape. The documentary depicts Civil Rights America and the rise of the Black Power Movement between 1967 and 1975. What made the footage original was the people behind the…

Erykah Badu’s “Didn’t Cha Know?” is our Song For Sunday this week. Amongst other things – mostly stylistic – the common link between Erykah Badu and last week’s Song For Sunday artist, Dwele, was Dilla. The late producer co-produced three tracks on the album and one of them was the beautiful “Didn’t Cha Know?”. The story goes that Jay asked Erykah to pick out a…

Erykah Badu’s RBMA lecture at their Madrid 2011 event is our Saturday Matinée feature presentation. She might have spoken at the New York event this year but back in 2011, Erykah Badu gave a RBMA lecture in Madrid (hosted by Now Again Records owner Egon). The “Queen of Neo Soul” touched upon a number of topics regarding everything from her relationship with Dilla to the…

The Unused Word is a singer, producer and instrumentalist from Vienna. Here is her cover of Erykah Badu’s The Healer. We’ve shown you BINKBEATS reconstruct the beat from scratch, now hear Erykah Badu’s The Healer in a minimalist acoustic form. The cover artist in question is The Unused Word (real name Anna), a singer, producer and instrumentalist from Vienna. She started producing in 2005 and…

Janelle Monáe adds some visuals for her funktastic new single, Q.U.E.E.N, featuring Erykah Badu. I’ve found it hard to formulate words for this as it gave me pure unadulterated LIFE, but I’ll keep it professional for a minute. Janelle Monáe dropped “Q.U.E.E.N” from her upcoming album Electric Lady towards the tail end of last month with a feature from fellow music queen Erykah Badu. Having…

Dutch producer BINKBEATS reconstructs “The Healer” from Erykah Badu’s New Amerykah Part One (4th World War). We’ve seen a few “beat remake” videos over the past year, with things like Marley Marl’s ‘Classic Recipes’, this Flying Lotus reconstruction (both for Dubspot) and that amazing Massive Attack track made from vegetables but this is arguably the best we’ve seen so far. Netherlands producer BINKBEATS redid the whole beat…

RBMA have announced the first of their events for NYC 2013. We’ve featured many of RBMA’s past lectures on Sampleface but today, the Red Bull Music Academy have announced some of their shows for the 15th edition, which will be held in New York City from April 28 to May 31. As usual, expect some live gigs, film screenings, installations and their stalwart lectures. So…

Our friends at Empiyah have released a dope new mixtape. U·NI·TY [noun] – A whole or totality as combining all its parts into one © Empiyah Now THIS is what we call a mixtape. London clothing label Empiyah Clothing have produced a superb mixtape via the mixing skills of Akil aka Vodou. You’ve got everything from Quasimoto to Nas to Dilla to DOOM. It clocks in…