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Beyonce's 'Formation' Is A Visual Anthem

Filmmaker and writer dream hampton says that Beyonce's provocative new video is "about a black future [where] we are imagining ourselves having power and magic."

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Mr. MFN eXquire: 'I Evolved As A Man'

Crown Heights came to North Hollywood so we could talk about crossed signals on the highways between artist and industry.

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