Ieishah ClellandGLOBAL TEN: What Yanks Need To Know About The UK’s MOBO Awards
Like London Fashion Week follows New York Fashion Week, urban audiences across the pond will be tuning in to the UK’s answer to the BET Hip Hop Awards, the MOBOs! on Wednesday night, October 5th. Here’s everything you need to know about how the MOBO’s does street, fresh, and flashy, in the Old Country. I’m not […]ON THE ROAD with CHLLNGR Sacramento To Scandinavia. Next Stop, South Africa?
“Ask For” bumps like the Left Coast late in hip hop’s golden age, especially when that G whistle slinks in behind the hook. What sounds like the ghost of a murder victim in a Scandinavian crime novel near-whispering, “It’s time for you to go”, is what keeps The Chronic comparisons at bay. That, and an almost apocalyptic Herz […]Are You Man Enough to Wear Lace? Copenhagen Fashion Week Astrid Andersen S/S 2012
A month before Lil Wayne shoved his knick knacks into leopard print jeggings, and a month after Kanye slipped into a silky Celine top at Coachella, Danish designer Astrid Andersen presented her menswear Spring/Summer 2012 collection in one of the most manly venues imaginable — an ordinary gym. Lil Wayne, Kanye & Lady Gaga Play With Gender & Fashion […]Empire Isis’s Song For CoverGirl Gets A Video: “Bang Bang!”
Last Friday Canadian rapper/singer/dancehall artist, Empire Isis hosted her own version of fashionable night out at Montreal’s Cafe Sarajevo, for the premiere of her new video, “Bang Bang.” PHOTOS: The Gangstress & The Globe: Empire Isis The European electro-wired lust song was featured earlier this year in a Cover Girl commercial starring Drew Barrymore. It’s […]Is Chilean Rapper Ana Tijoux Rap’s Great Latina Hope?
Ana Tijoux doesn’t talk much about how having been born in the wake of her father’s political exile from Augusto Pinochet’s Chile inspires her work. We’ve only got 15 minutes to chat before her next sound check; and a near-Grammy win earlier this year for her return to raw beats and rhymes, “1977,” means that […]Mary-Kate Olsen & Scandinavian Fashion Week Teaches Us To Be Eco While Chic (PHOTOS)
Making lifestyle choices that won’t make Mother Earth weep (or lash out at us with hurricanes and tsunamis) is often not very glamorous. Ecologically sound living still largely means recycling, Birkenstocks and all soy everything. However, at fashion week events from Spain to Scandinavia this year, I found beaucoup evidence that the issue of sustainability […]Strange Love: Why Europe Hearts Odd Future (PHOTOS x VIDEO)
Odder than, well, Flavor Flav and Danish actress Brigitte Nielsen boo’ed up on cable television back in the day, is Europe’s blossoming love affair with grimey shock-rap, skater-boy-Cali crew Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All. Last weekend Odd Future’s Hodgy Beats tweeted, along with manager Christian Clancy, about the group’s European adventure. “[We’re] on […]Seun Kuti: Better than Broadway! (PHOTOS)
Oluseun Anikulapo Kuti knows better than to even try outrunning a ghost. Seun, pronounced “Sean,” was originally offered to play the role of legendary Nigerian musician Fela Anikulapo Kuti, in “Fela!” on Broadway. He turned it down because he didn’t want folks comparing him to his father. Still, Seun, Fela’s youngest son, been the frontman […]The Gangstress And The Globe: Empire Isis (PHOTOS)
Imagine you had traveled through the rural villages, banana plantations and paramilitary camps of Central America by bike; walked across hot coals and chanted with a shaman; learned the secrets of Rastafarianism in the hills of Jamaica and called both Montreal and Marrakesch, home. How would you condense all of that into a 3-minute dancehall-based, […]5 European Music Festivals Worth Getting Felt Up By The TSA For (PHOTOS)
You missed Coachella. Or you didn’t, and now you’ve got “music festival fever”― a warm weather specific craving for surrounding yourself with music-obsessed strangers from all over the world, the year’s hottest acts from every possible genre and 3-days of a guilt free hot dogs and beer diet. Why not combine two of humankind’s most […]CloseSign up for our newsletter and never miss the hot storiesThank you for subscribing to Global Grind! Please be sure to open your today's newsletter so we're added to your Safe Senders list.