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Jasmine Williams is a journalist and textile artist currently learning & earning in Brooklyn, New York. When she isn't going to shows or chilling at Fort Greene park, she can probably be found dyeing fabric in her bathtub. Writing @ www.jasminelouisewrites.com + Art @ www.orjasmicfabric.com

NEWS ROUNDUP: Political Popstars, Return of the 2000s & More

Pussy Riot Political Popstars, Return of the 2000s & More By Jasmine Williams Pussy Riot Forever! Days after members of Pussy Riot were arrested for staging a protest during the World Cup, the Russian firebrands were awarded a settlement relating to their 2012 jail sentences for performing a “punk prayer” at the Cathedral [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:04:09+00:00 July 20th, 2018|NEWS|

NEWS ROUNDUP: Venues, Videos, New Releases & More

Venues, Videos, New Releases & More By Jasmine Williams RIP Webster Hall, hello Arc! New York City - well, to be specific, Long Island City - is getting a new venue next year. The Arc will have a capacity of about 2,000 and is set to open early next year. Former Webster Hall COO, Rich [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:04:11+00:00 June 29th, 2018|NEWS|

NEWS ROUNDUP: RIP X?, Pride @ Ladyland & More…

LadyFag photographed by Peter Tamlin. By Jasmine Williams In Memoriam? Florida rapper, XXXTentacion, was killed on Monday in his home state when a drive by shooter open fired on him outside of a motorcycle dealer. Born Jahseh Onfroy, the twenty-year-old music rose to hip-hop prominence, thanks in part to his popularity on streaming [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:04:13+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|NEWS|

NEWS ROUNDUP: Nas, A Sony Payout & More

  Nas, A Sony Payout & More By Jasmine Williams The Internet's Hip-Hop Hypocrisy Last night Kanye West was involved in yet another livestream event. He produced the new Nas album, Nasir, which debuted via a listening party in Queens, New York. While many Illmatic fanboys have lit up the internet with their excitement and [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:04:14+00:00 June 15th, 2018|NEWS|

NEWS ROUNDUP: No More Hate…Policy, YouTube Copyright & More

Prince would've turned 60 on 6/7; his estate will release Piano and a Microphone 1983 in September. No More Hate...Policy, New Releases & More By Jasmine Williams Spotify Says “JK!” In a continuation of last week’s story, Spotify has completely walked back their recently introduced “hateful content and conduct” policy. The streaming giant [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:04:15+00:00 June 8th, 2018|NEWS|

NEWS ROUNDUP: Kesha’s Countersuit, Neil Portnow Resigns & More

Kesha photographed by Olivia Bee. Kesha, Neil Portnow & More By Jasmine Williams Kesha’s Downhill Battle Kesha was dealt another blow in her long battle with Dr. Luke and Sony. On Tuesday in New York, an appeals court ruled that she cannot pursue her countersuit with the producer, who she has publicly accused [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:04:16+00:00 June 1st, 2018|NEWS|

NEWS ROUNDUP: Hateful Policy Haters, R. Kelly Lawsuit & More

Hateful Policy Haters, Lawsuits & More By Jasmine Williams Spotify Walks Back Spotify’s new ‘Hateful Content and Conduct’ Policy has a whole lot of haters. Following outcry from a number of industry heavyweights and rumors of internal conflict, Spotify has backtracked on the rule which stated that Spotify could choose to remove or refrain from [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:04:22+00:00 May 25th, 2018|NEWS|

NEWS ROUNDUP: Alice Glass, YouTube & More

Alice Glass, YouTube & More By Jasmine Williams The Indomitable Ms. Alice Thanks to #MuteRKelly the #MeToo floodgates have opened in the music industry with more stories of rampant sexual abuse and harassment coming out every day. Just this week, allegations surfaced against Dee Dee Warwick and Boyd Tinsley of Dave Matthews Band. While it [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:04:23+00:00 May 18th, 2018|NEWS|

NEWS ROUNDUP: A Shake Up in Streaming & More

Tidal press conference, 2015. Courtesy of Time. A Shake Up in Streaming & More By Jasmine Williams A Reckoning? Last week #MuteRKelly gained speed as Time’s Up’s women of color added their support and yesterday the movement got a boost from a Spotify. While the streaming giant did not cut all ties with [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:04:25+00:00 May 11th, 2018|NEWS|

NEWS ROUNDUP: Christina Aguilera Returns, Time’s Up for R. Kelly & More

Christina Aguilera, shot by Zoey Grossman for Paper Magazine. Christina, Time's Up For R. Kelly & More By Jasmine Williams Early noughties preteens, rejoice - Xtina is back! Yesterday, the Stripped singer announced the release date and tracklist of her upcoming album, Liberation. While the LP won’t come out until June 15th, the [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:04:26+00:00 May 4th, 2018|NEWS|