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In The Clouds with Rhonda Jane Vol. 1 – Official Mix by Cyd 💋

Hey y’all!!!

Thanks for checking in and keeping up with ya girl, Rhonda Jane. There hasn’t been an official Illicit Activities mix since 4-20-2017, if my memory serves me correctly (I’m pressed for time, so I’ll check and update later if need be lol).

Long story short, its been too long without a dope mix to jam out to with ya crew, while you workout, by ya self or just in general.

Enjoy this official Quick Sesh Mix with my homegirl Cyd on SoundCloud (30 min) and the full length, extended playlist on Spotify (1 hour 30 min). It’s called In the Clouds with Rhonda Jane Vol. 1, and it’s like 420 in July. Look at this as dropping in time for 710 next month. Some chill, some upbeat jams of all kinds.

Please support the artists, if you rock with their track – find their Spotify & IG pages & tell them ya heard them with 2 Dope Chics, Rhonda Jane & Cyd!

Also take a moment to catch up on the past installments of Illicit Activities with Kenzo & DJ Tiger HERE.

More to come soon! More dope lady mixes!

Follow on Instagram @cydnieg @rhondajaneee @buffalowe716 @flagrantcity

MaDamn Noire Reclaims the ‘Angry Black Woman’

On March 31st at the closing ceremony for FREE AGENT, MaDamn Noire strolled up to the stage with a white Barbie doll on a leash in tow. I was eager for the performance as I already knew that it would be the representation of MaDamn Noire frustration of whiteness. In preparation MaDamn Noire , Obsidian, Curtis Luvell, and I held a ritualistic ceremony where each of us gave a blessing over MaDamn Noire and her performance. I’ve come to love and cherish my relationship with each of these beauitful black femmes, we poured that love over her as a reminder that her life long dance career aligned with her knowing her fullness in her idenity that she was more than ready for this. It was scared, intimate and healing space that we held just for ourselves among the others preparing for the show.

As the music started so did she, MaDamn Noire was the embodiment of the rage black women feel and the liberation from letting it free not afraid of who may see. On the stage she moved fiercely with a sexiness that felt natural to the raw anger energy. Over the music and the crowd roaring their delight of consuming her vibrant dancing, her body screamed its disgust from the treatment that white folks have put her through. Challenging major Grace Jones vibes she bites then spit out the head of the Barbie in the face of a woman in the front row that sent the crowd into a louder uproar. In that moment my heart swelled with pride for her boldness and it ached for her sacrifice she had made performing this in a predominately white space.

Black folks in the audience knew that with each twirl MaDamn Noire swung that Barbie above her head represented what she really wanted to do after every unwarranted hair grab by a white woman that just wanted to feel it. Black folks knew that with each shake she gave that Barbie was for each time she was harassed by a white coworker that went unnoticed, for each condescending comment made to her face and every stereotype that had been nailed to her back. She danced for every slight and large injustice, mircoagression, and hidden racism that black femmes face daily that looks at us with thin lipped smiles and eyes that willingly go blind to black violence. She danced to communicate that we will not idly play along with your games. We will not entertain without forcing you to see what you have done to me, to my people, and our collective ancestors. We will disrupt all aspects to your lily lives as ours has been until you work to correct the harm that we are currently in.

She trotted off the stage and out the door giving the perfect end to the event. I felt joy of her releasing so much of the pain we suffer through, I felt her soul being free as she let her artistry channel who she was physically. I felt healed watching her reclaim what I had been told until now was some far off mythology of liberated black femme sexuality.

Photo cred. @pjeightyeight/instagram.com

Dan D – Give Me All You Got [SINGLE]

Dan D is is an R&B / dance artist from Toronto, first coming on to the scene in 2010 with his break through single “Keeps Me Coming” which hit radio in Canada and Australia.  Since then Dan D has been working relentlessly on new material.

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With a string of projects lined up for 2013 including a new EP, this triple threat artist, producer and dancer is here to make a name for himself. Following his debut EP The Original & The Remix which was made available for free download last year, Dan D has had a number of records placed on TV Networks in 2012 such as MTV, Fuse TV, and The Oxygen Network.

Give Me All You Got is a high energy record for the clubs and DJ’s that promises to be a fan favorite off the upcoming EP.

Download: DJ PACK | MP3

Follow him on twitter at: @DanD808