Wyclef Jean Explains Why It’s Important to Protect Hip-Hop Culture
On the latest edition of SiriusXM’s “Artist Confidential” series, rapper, musician, and producer Wyclef Jean spoke about the importance of protecting hip-hop culture. He also discussed his latest album, Carnival III: Fall and Rise of a Refugee, which features contributions from Emeli Sandé, Supah Mario, The Knocks, Lunch Money... Read more
Prophets of Rage Shine a Light on Homelessness in Performance of “Living on the 110”
You drive by see the family camped out By the underpass You got your blinders on You want to hit the gas Prophets of Rage combines the sonic firepower of Rage Against The Machine, Public Enemy, and Cypress Hill. In this video, the supergroup performs “Living on the 110,”... Read more
“Trip to Spain” is a Clever Movie About the Perils and Joys of Middle Age
Trip to Spain is the third movie in a trilogy of films, directed by Michael Winterbottom, about the exquisite travels of stars Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon who play fictional versions of themselves in the movie. The film begins with Coogan’s inviting Brydon to a boondoggle through the Spanish... Read more
The Hitman’s Bodyguard Movie Review: Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds are the Only Reason to Watch
When we first meet Ryan Reynolds character, Michael Bryce, in The Hitman’s Bodyguard, he is living the high life. He’s an AAA-rated bodyguard at the top of his career. He lives in a beautifully designed home, drives a Jag, and is in a relationship with the woman of his... Read more
The Roots and Bilal Perform “It Ain’t Fair” from “Detroit” Soundtrack
Detroit is one of the most poignant movies of the year. It tells the story of three young African American men were murdered at the Algiers Motel amidst the chaos of the Detroit Rebellion, with the city under curfew and the Michigan National Guard patrolling the streets. The song, “It... Read more
Chadwick Boseman Channels Huey P. Newton in Marvel’s Black Panther Poster (+ Bonus Teaser Trailer)
Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and... Read more
Cookie Johnson Speaks Candidly About Life with Magic Johnson
Cookie Johnson, the wife of NBA legend Ervin “Magic” Johnson, just published a new book called, Believing In Magic, in which she shares details of her marriage to the NBA Superstar and how an HIV diagnosis twenty-five years ago changed the course of their lives forever. In addition to... Read more
Kobe Bryant Explores New Career as Slam Poet
As one man retracts and fades to black, The other appears in the place he was at… Future NBA Hall-of-Famer Kobe Bryant is one of the best players ever to play the game, but basketball isn’t his only love. Bryant is also a talented poet (see his farewell poem, “Dear Basketball“).... Read more
New Undiscovered Prince Recordings To Be Released
Prince fans have always known that the artists had a treasure trove of unreleased tracks. On Friday, April 21, 2017, the world will get to hear six of them. Rogue Music Alliance is releasing Deliverance, a special EP of new, undiscovered Prince studio recordings from 2006-2008. Deliverance features six previously... Read more
Conversations With: Actor Obba Babatunde’
Obba Babatunde’ is a well-respected actor who has appeared in seventeen stage productions, thirty theatrical films, sixty made-for-television movies, and several television series. Babatunde’ is best known for his roles in the movies “The Manchurian Candidate,” “The Notebook,” “Philadelphia,” and “John Q, and TV shows “Madam Secretary,” “The Young and the... Read more