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Black Kids – Partie Traumatic by quickfixx
July 9, 2008, 12:58 pm
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To look at them, you wouldn’t think Black Kids had it in them to make a record like ‘Partie Traumatic’. The Floridian five-piece certainly don’t appear to be copulation-crazed masters of rolled-up jacket-sleeve pop. Plus, they look like the last people on Earth who’d want to get within gagging distance of Robert Smith’s hairspray fumes, what with their geeky indie kid smiles and colourful garms. Yet, if they’re to overcome the maelstrom of hype they’ve generated from the word go, they’re going to have to subvert a few preconceptions. ‘Partie Traumatic’ (released, not by one of the numerous major labels that rucked for their signatures, but by the band themselves) certainly does that, and here’s another one: if you thought this debut, like so many that have set the blogosphere abuzz in recent years, was doomed to disappoint, well, think again.
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Rapper West scoops two BET awards by quickfixx

Kanye West and hip-hop group UGK have won two awards each at this year’s Black Entertainment TV (BET) awards. West took home the prize for best male hip-hop artist and best collaboration for Good Life, which featured T-Pain.

UGK was named best group and also won video of the year for International Player’s Anthem (I Choose You) featuring Outkast.

Alicia Keys and Chris Brown took top honours in the R&B artist categories at the ceremony in Los Angeles.
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