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Next Level, Belgrade

  For 2 1/2 weeks, I had the distinct honor of joining legendary Hip Hop Producer Diamond D, Pop and Lockin’ Specialist Pop Master Fabel, and Denver’s finest DJ B*Money as the lyricist/MC instructor for the Serbian contingent of The Next Level … Continue reading

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shirlette [T4GB] live at Conne Island, Leipzig Germany

Thanks to Iwo Betonkultur, who’s been documenting Purple Velvet International Female Hip Hop Tour from an insiders perspective, here’s video from our performance of “Joy Division,” at this tatted venue called Conne Island in Leipzig, Germany. The performance features live … Continue reading

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NK2NC Video: sook + shirlette

hot off the reelz! here’s the only song, my dear sookee and i ( Shirlette Ammons (Twilight for Gladys Bentley)) have ever recorded in real time, in the same country, on the same soil, in the same time zone, in the same room … Continue reading

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shirlette [T4GB] Spring 2014: All Dates Announced!

shirlette [T4GB] spring 2014 is announced and includes eastcoast US dates with The Indigo Girls, the Purple Velvet International Female Hip Hop Tour (with sookee and Lex La Foy) with stops throughout Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. Before that are readings … Continue reading

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Hey Mami (se+sa remix)

So, I had a birthday recently, and, as a gift to myself, I remixed one of my favorite songs by one of my favorite new bands (and homies), Sylvan Esso. In the spirit of Bentley Mode and T4GB, this is … Continue reading

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shirlette [T4GB] announces tour dates with the Indigo Girls

I’m so excited and honored to join the Indigo Girls for a string of east coast dates! We hope to see you all on the road. All dates listed below. More good news coming soon! April 19 - Maryland Hall for … Continue reading

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Fuckable Feminist (or Standin On the Verge of Gettin It On)

some who’ve engaged #t4gb have asked, ‘what does fuckable feminist mean?’ i’m grateful for the question and wanted to take a moment to further explore the term as i’ve embraced it, as well as its inspiration. first, i did not … Continue reading

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Download FREE T4GB Wintry [Re]mixes!

The south is once again on lockdown due to Mother Nature’s lashing of blizzardy whiteness. Since you’re probably spending way too much time in front of your computer screen, why not download these free wintry [re]mixes of T4GB tunes? First … Continue reading

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“I Am Woman,” Gladys Bentley (Ebony Magazine, August 1952)

In this article, written by Gladys Bentley in 1952 for Ebony Magazine, Bentley renounces her years of  inhabiting ‘the no-man’s land which exists between the boundaries of the two sexes.’ I’ve searched for this article for almost two years as … Continue reading

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