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Friday, February 1st, 2013

Yes, we’re discussing Danny Brown’s “Black Brad Pitt” music video

So Detroit rapper, Danny Brown (remember his breakout mixtape “XXX,” his video for “Grown Up” and a darling of music blogs) has new video for his song, “Black Brad Pitt.”  The first things that strike any viewer of the video is the clear disconnect between the video and Brown’s lyrics for “Black Brad Pitt.” Brown’s rap–over a

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Is Mads Brügger a journalist?

Even if you like Mads Brügger’s documentaries, chances are you hate him. The characters he plays in his “non-fiction films”—a Communist theater director in The Red Chapel and, more recently, a corrupt diamond smuggler in The Ambassador—are...

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Friday Music Bonus Edition

It’s a mixed bag this week. Kenyan artist Ato Malinda created a video for one of the tracks of last year’s BLNRB album (music is by the Teichmann Brothers, vocals are by Alai K):

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

‘… An AK-47 For Every Citizen’

Brutul spoof on the international war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo from The Onion.  I like how the newsreader’s use of French add to the ‘authenticity” of the news report. BTW, can you spot the...