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New Mavis Staples video: We Get By

Video: Mavis Staples – “We Get By” (ft. Ben Harper) From We Get By, due May 24 on Anti. Mavis Staples is a great American hero. I want her to adopt me so she can be my kid’s grandma. She is the absolute best. “We Get By” is the title track from her new album … Continue reading New Mavis Staples video: We Get By

New Mavis Staples video: If All I Was Was Black

Video: Mavis Staples – “If All I Was Was Black” From If All I Was Was Black, out now on Anti. Mavis Staples is 78 years old and she’s been singing professionally for 70 of those. Thank about that. She’s been getting paid to sing since before most Baby Boomers were even born. She’s a … Continue reading New Mavis Staples video: If All I Was Was Black

Chuck D and Mavis Staples bring the pride in new video

Video: Chuck D – “Give We The Pride” ft. Mavis Staples

Chuck D – Give We The Pride ft. Mavis Staples (Official Video)

Chuck D continues to rule. The Public Enemy leader comes to Chicago to hang out with Mavis Staples and to showcase 2120 South Michigan Avenue, the former home of Chess Records. Also featured prominently in the video is Tribune/Sound Opinions critic Greg Kot’s Mavis biography, I’ll Take You There. Chuck’s new album, The Black In Man, is available now via Rap Central Station.