#BGNPlaylist Is Back For ‘Black Panther’

I have one passion project for BGN that is near and dear to my heart and it's the #BGNPlaylist. We've heard you ask when we would start back up, and this month we got you. Just in time for Black Panther. An idea that came to fruition back in early 2017, has created a new way...

BGN Music: Cam O’bi – “Tenderheaded” feat. Smino

Some of you may have heard of Cam O’bi already, but remember the name. I first learned about Cam from Noname’s deeply personal, fraught, but sublime classic Telefone from 2016, a bonafide classic record of startling intimacy. The most obvious star track would have to be “Diddy Bop,” the breezy outdoor jam featuring Raury and...

Interview With Singer & Songwriter Freelamour

In November of 2017, Netflix released their highly anticipated show She's Gotta Have It, a ten episode serie based off of famed director Spike Lee's 1986 film of the same name. The show stars DeWanda Wise as the protagonist Nola Darling, a Black woman going through a journey of self-discovery though her friendships, romantic relationships...

Exclusive Music Video Debut: ‘Gingerbread Hag’ by Uncommon Nasa

Uncommon Nasa has been a fixture in NYC hip-hop for years, a presence circulating through a surprising amount of some beloved releases, and highly linked to El-P’s seminal Definitive Jux label. His label Uncommon Records has been active since the early 2000s, drawing a creative route through left-of-center emcees like Short Fuze, Gajah, and...

Pixar Releases New Clips For Their Newest Film ‘Coco’

New clips and featuretts for Pixar's upcomming film 'Coco' give us more details about the film and a glimpse behind the scenes.

BGN Interviews Indie Hip Hop Artist ThaGataNegrra

ThaGataNegrra is a Newark, NJ, based artist who merges Hip-Hop with an eclectic geek style, both musically and aesthetically. Self-described as 'Kawaii-Hop,' she is known for multilingual verses laced with rhymes that reference everything from Harry Potter to Sailor Moon. With sophomore album P.R.O.W.L. released last October, BGN sat down with ThaGataNegrra to discuss...

Lin-Manuel Miranda Enlists Latinx Stars for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief

This morning, Lin-Manuel Miranda released a new original song in order to raise money for Puerto Rico hurricane relief efforts. And he didn't hold back when calling on some of the biggest Latinx stars to lend their voices. Here's was @LuisFonsi's response to my asking him to be on this song via DM. We'd never met....

‘The Indies’ Kickstarter—Hip Hop’s Hitmen For Hire

“When you actually become a Backer for , it's like signing a petition; it's like hey I'm tired of seeing the same thing on tv over and over again. I want to see more stuff like this.” Today’s the last day to get in where you fit in and become a Backer for the innovative...

Newest Trailer for Pixar’s ‘Coco’

"Find Your Voice" is the newest trailer for Pixar's Coco, the story of Miguel, a boy who despite the family rule of "'NO MUSIC", wants to do nothing else but play music. This Thanksgiving, journey with Miguel through the Land of the Dead, as he seeks to fulfill his mission of finding his Great Great...

BGN Presents: 15 Favorite Looks from AFROPUNK 2017

This past weekend was AFROPUNK, a celebration of Black excellence and, more importantly, the weekend where Black people pull all the fashion stunts. I've always viewed AFROPUNK looks as a cross between fashion and cosplay, and these festival-goers don't disappoint. Here are our favorite looks! These ladies are giving us afro-futuristic Powerpuff Girls ...
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