Both hailing from Minneapolis, indie hip hop artist I.B.E. teamed up with producer BenZilla for Bottomless Bottom, a highly pensive track and one of the first singles released from his forthcoming album This, That and The Third. Keeping it local, the equally compelling video is the work of Twin Cities’ group One Light Collective.
Thursday, 21 February 2012 would have been the inimitable Nina Simone’s 80th birthday. Here she is performing Ain’t Got No, I Got Life—a hit she developed for the musical Hair—at an outdoor concert in Harlem in the summer of ’69, a series she headlined along with B.B. King, Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder and more, which became commonly known as “Black Woodstock.”