Continuing with a long standing tradition of honoring individuals who have made "significant or meritorious contributions" to society, Delta State University conferred an honorary doctorate to Mavis Staples at it's spring commencement on May 5th, 2018.
If All I Was Was Black, consists of 10 songs written by Jeff Tweedy with three co-written with Mavis Staples, including the title track we're premiering here. (Jeff wrote the music while Mavis contributed to the lyrics).
Gorillaz just keeps tricklingout the jams from its very stacked album Humanz, due April 28 via Warner Bros. Pusha T and Mavis Staples feature on the psychedelic, yet sharp-edged "Let Me Out." So far, this is the most satisfying of all the guest-heavy collaborations released, the spirit of the downer-pop hit "Clint Eastwood" swirled into fervent soul.
The months leading up to the 2016 presidential election were filled with one-off protest songs, most of them directed at eventual winner Donald J. Trump. The months since, as you might imagine, have been no quieter. The occasion of Trump's inauguration Friday is inspiring weekend demonstrations and benefit concerts across the country, and more protest songs keep rolling out right alongside them.