VOLUME VI. 6.15.12
We hereby present to you the Wondaland W LIST….a funky gathering of remarkable art i facts and experiences guaranteed to keep you balanced and on the tightrope for at least the next seven days…
(in no particular order, but arrayed in a fashion to make you smile)
1. Season 2 of Awkward Black Girl
Fresh off her 2012 Shorty Award for Best Web Show and recent deal with Pharrell’s I am OTHER network, Issa Rae has returned with a new episode of our favorite YouTubery. Follow the lead character, J, as she navigates love, life and hilarity with equal parts awkward, black and girl.
2. Shellie Zimmerman Arrested
As the writer Ferrari Sheppard notes, “murder a black kid for nothing, get out of jail. lie about your assets, go to jail.”
What a short-term memory…
“Israel’s interior minister said on Friday he hoped to soon start moving tens of thousands of illegal African migrants from Tel Aviv and elsewhere to a detention camp being built and a planned “tent city.”
5. Killer Mike “Big Beast” featuring Bun B and T.I.
Killer Mike (whose most recent album features the artwork of Fahamu Pecou) dropped this Zombie apocalypse meets Drive themed video for his first single from R.A.P Music. Be on the lookout for the album review right here next week.
6. Cord Jefferson’s Gawker Article
(“What’s 50 Grand to a Revolutionary Like Me?: Watch the Throne and the New Black Power”)
Must Read. Therefore, do so here.
7. Darryl Reeves “Mercury”
This has been in heavy rotation since it dropped a couple months ago. Please take the time and read Kyla Marshall’s review. You want some of this goodness in your life. Who said jazz is dead?
According to the Institute of Renewable Energy Industry, Germany’s solar power plants produced 50 percent of the country’s midday electricity needs. This gives a reason to be optimistic about realistic, alternative sources for energy.
10. For Your Weekly Dose of Black Brilliance
“16-year-old Michael peeping Stevie’s magic in the studio (1974). A piece of black music history…”
photo credit: Todd Gray