It’s the 50th anniversary since the Feb. 21, 1965, assassination of Malcolm X – El-Hajj El Malik Shabazz; and had he survived the murderous intent of his enemies, this world renown iconic leader would have turned 90 years young on May 19th, 2015.
Malcolm set a tone, which recognized or not – influenced politically vocal artists like: the original Ice Cube, Public Enemy, Kendrick Lamar, X Clan, early Latifah, Bahamidia, Wise Intelligent, United Front and Afrikan Insurrektion Muzik, perhaps Azealia Banks -and – even Kanye West who in the beginning of his career showed elements of knowledge of self. Malcolm X remains a hood hero. Always will be.
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“I Like It Like This, presented by S|2 in collaboration with Drake, is a celebration of Black-American contemporary artists.
I Like It Like This, the “selling exhibition” at Sotheby’s that pairs contemporary art made by black artists with songs picked by Drake
The exhibit features about 20 works from renowned Blacks artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat, Rashid Johnson, Kara Walker and Wangechi Mutu and Kehinde Wiley. (Visitors can hear the songs at listening stations adjacent to the works.)
Songs like Kendrick Lamar’s “Fuck Your Ethnicity” and ILoveMakonnen’s “Rumors” are paired with paintings, sculptures, and abstract artwork throughout the S:2 gallery.
Drake’s curated “I Like It Like This” collection will be on view through June 12 at the Sotheby’s NYC headquarters.
Check out some artwork from the exhibition below:
“To Pimp A Butterfly” is his chaotic, psychedelic, unapologetically militant, sexually and socially charged follow-up to his breakthrough, “Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City.”
Eminem took home the “Best Rap Album” Grammy award a total of five times ( 2000, 2001, 2003, 2010, 2015).
Eminem also won the “Best Rap/Sung Collaboration” category for “The Monster” featuring Rihanna.
Best Rap Performance
Kendrick Lamar – “I”
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Eminem Featuring Rihanna – “The Monster”
Best Rap Song
Kendrick Lamar – “I”
K. Duckworth & C. Smith, songwriters
Best Rap Album
Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP2
Best R&B Song
Beyoncé Featuring Jay Z – “Drunk In Love”
Shawn Carter, Rasool Diaz, Noel Fisher, Jerome Harmon, Beyoncé Knowles, Timothy Mosely, Andre Eric Proctor & Brian Soko, songwriters
Best Urban Contemporary Album
Pharrell Williams – Girl
Best Music Video
Pharrell Williams – “Happy”