Orange Mound

Podcast: The Black arts scene comes home with James Dukes and Lawrence Matthews

The artists of Memphis-based record label Unapologetic have performed on basically every major stage and venue in Memphis. Only one was owned by a Black artist.

On January 11, the landscape changed when four-year-old Black arts support organization, The CLTV, opened The CMPLX, its first brick-and-mortar home base.

Supporting artists Lawrence Matthews (AKA Don Lifted) and James Dukes (AKA IMAKEMADBEATS) talk with High Ground News executive editor Madeline Faber about how a Black-owned arts space nourishes the existing arts scene and complements the surrounding neighborhood of Orange Mound, the country's first subdivision where African-Americans purchased their own homes.


Related: "The CMPLX opens to packed house in Orange Mound"

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