fashion, art, afropunk, culture

The Red Bulletin Podcast: Music’s Game-Changers 

Words: ANDREAS TZORTZIS
Photo: Koury Angelo/Red Bull Content Pool

The powerful art, music and fashion movement that is bringing together the disconnected

Jocelyn Cooper had hit a wall as an A&R at Universal Music, growing increasingly frustrated with the cynicism of the music industry. Then she met a London-born hustler named Matthew Morgan and together they helped grow a movement. 

Afropunk means a lot of things to a lot of different people—a music festival; an arts and cultural movement; an eye-popping a fashion show. But to its leaders, Jocelyn Cooper and Matthew Morgan, it’s one thing above all— the only all-inclusive movement for people of color in America. 

Born out of one man’s sense of isolation as a person of color in the punk scene (see our preview podcast), Afropunk is now a place where people gather to celebrate their differences—and listen to some really good music. Its success today is due to the constant work of Cooper and Morgan, and the unique pedigrees they bring. On The Red Bulletin Podcast, the two talk about how their impressive biographies in street fashion and music helped prepared them for success and on the virtue of not taking ‘no’ for an answer. 

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