Top Five Videos that Made MTV Amazing

By Allison Duggan, Label Manager * On Saturday, August 1, 1981, at 12:01 am Eastern Time, MTV launched with the words "Ladies and gentlemen, rock and roll," spoken by John Lack and played over footage of the first Space Shuttle launch countdown of Columbia (which took place earlier that year) and of the launch of … Continue reading Top Five Videos that Made MTV Amazing

Afropunk: A Growing Genre with a Purpose

By: Tulasi Sundaresh, 6/8 Records Intern In light of the 12th annual Afropunk Festival coming up August 26-27 in Brooklyn, NY, the genre of Afropunk has been buzzing lately. Afropunk is a musical genre (as well as a fashion and art movement) that highlights African American artists creating punk or alternative content. The goal is … Continue reading Afropunk: A Growing Genre with a Purpose