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Afropunk 2018
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The People of Afropunk 2018 (pics)

Afropunk has gained a reputation as a hotbed of wild, creative personal style. Check out pictures of some of the well dressed people we saw at this year's edition of the festival.

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Afropunk 2018 Sunday
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Afropunk 2018 Sunday pics (Erykah Badu, Janelle Monae, Pusha T, fashion & more)

The 2018 edition of Afropunk Festival wrapped up on Sunday with sets from Erykah Badu, Janelle Monae, Tyler The Creator, Pusha T, Trash Talk, Denzel Curry, Jamila Woods and more, plus art, activism, and lots of attendees dressed in eye-catching fashion.

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Afropunk Festival 2018 - Saturday
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Afropunk 2018 Saturday pics (Kaytranada, The Internet, fashion, more)

After a string of rainy weekends, it was nothing but sunshine and blue skies as Afropunk Festival kicked off its 2018 edition on Saturday (8/25) with Kaytranada, The Internet, Miguel, JPEGMAFIA, Smino, Daniel Caesar, H.E.R. and more.

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JPEGMAFIA
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JPEGMAFIA playing Afropunk BK & other dates (stream his great album ‘Veteran’)

He's inventive as both a producer and a rapper, and he gives Veteran an experimental, abstract feel that should have Shabazz Palaces fans at the edge of their seats. But he also rivals any handful of conscious rappers and hardcore rappers, dishing out lines about racism, the alt-right, politics, and gentrification that are dripping with venom.

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Solange at Afropunk Festival 2017
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Solange played Afropunk with Sampha (pics, video), directing SZA video

Along with the many festivals she's played this summer, Solange directed the next video that will be released from SZA's 'CTRL,' "The Weekend." She also has a "digital interactive dossier" at London's Tate Modern featuring performance art, poetry, and visual concepts.

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Afropunk 2017 - Saturday
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Afropunk 2017 Saturday pics (Solange, Soul II Soul, Little Simz, more)

Afropunk Festival kicked off its 2017 edition at Brooklyn's Commodore Barry Park on Saturday (8/26) with beautiful weather and a stacked lineup, including Solange, Soul II Soul, Macy Gray, Sampha, Sinkane, KING, Serpentwithfeet, and Little Simz.

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Afropunk Fest 2017 - Saturday
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Afropunk 2017 Saturday pics (SZA, Princess Nokia, the fashion, more)

Absolutely perfect weather, an incredible lineup -- not to mention the amazing fashion going on in the crowd -- made for a great start to Afropunk Fest 2017...

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Afropunk 2016 - Sunday
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12 acts to see at Afropunk Brooklyn 2017

There are TONS of great acts to catch at this weekend's Afropunk Brooklyn festival. We've made a list of 12 we think you shouldn't miss, including Solange, Sampha, SZA, Soul II Soul, and more...

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Afropunk 2016 - Saturday
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Afropunk 2017 set times (Macy Gray vs Thundercat, SZA vs Soul II Soul)

Sunday is mostly free of notable conflicts, but you'll have to make some decisions on Saturday. Fortunately Solange's set only conflicts with a DJ set.

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Sharon Jones at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival
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BrooklynVegan’s Favorite Photos of 2016

A collection of our best photos from 2016.

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