Decatur’s own Willie Hyn is blessing the airwaves with new Hiphop Music with his own unique sound and style. His influences are Andre 3000 and Prince. Willie and Musiq have been collaborating frequently in the past few years, featured on Musiq’s latest release, and also on Hyn’s “13 Roses” project. It’s an exciting time for both, and this is just the start ! Listen to our exclusive interview with Willie and Musiq !
The internet was lit today with the release of DJ Khaled’s new music video “Wild Thoughts,” featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller. The track samples Carlos Santana’s “Maria Maria” and is featured on his upcoming album, “Grateful.” The video was shot in the Little Haiti neighborhood of Miami.
Rihanna was dressed to the nines in every scene! And that little bit of thick she put on just made everything better! Check it out the video after the jump! READ MORE
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My blogger buddy The Jasmine Brand spilled some tea about the Tupac movie coming out this weekend, All Eyez on Me! She said new details have surfaced as to why John Singleton is not producing All Eyez On Me, the film about the late rapper Tupac. The film’s producerLT Hutton says that ultimately they had creative differences with Singleton. In fact, Hutton says that Singleton wanted to add a scene where Pac got raped in prison. He also says that Singleton wanted to add an anal scene as well. Hutton explains,
The raped in jail stuff – yeah, he wanted to put that in there….He wanted to start the movie off: Tupac goes in the studio – one guys in the studio, he’s getting head….Tupac is with the other girl and these girls are white and Tupac tries to give her anal.
Now first of all anal wasn’t even around at that type of time — it wasn’t cool yet.
Continuing with how Singleton wanted to do the scene, he adds,
The girl denies him [Tupac]. He kicks her out. And he tells the white girls to Go home to tell your dad you got f*cked by a n*gga today. End scene.
What movie is that bro?
Hutton also hints that Singleton was fired from the project. See the clips below.
Marvel Comic’s ‘Black Panther’ movie trailer revealed a story line that has some African roots. The all star cast that includes lead actor Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Angela Bassett, and Forest Whitaker just to name a few.
In Black Panther, T’Challa returns home as king of Wakanda, a never before seen African nation, but finds his sovereignty challenged by a long-time adversary in a conflict that has global consequences.
On Friday night my friend Shekinah Jo had her car stolen right in front of her face. When I read her post on social media I was devastated this would happen to my friend. Most of you know Shekinah as the funny hairdresser and best friend of Tiny Harris from vh1’s “The Family Hustle”. READ MORE
Gucci Mane’s long-delayed independent movie The Spot has officially been released. As Rap-Up points out, filming took place as early as 2012, with clips of the movie surfacing online at that time. In 2015, Mane teased the release of the movie, tweeting that it would be available via iTunes and other digital retailers. However, that was not the case, though the film’s soundtrack of the same name was released that year. READ MORE
Announced earlier this year, the ESSENCE Path To Power Conference will take place as part of the 2017 ESSENCE Festival experience. In addition to the previously announced conference lineup, which included names like Carol’s Daughter CEO Lisa Price, Hip Hop mogul Master P, Morgan Stanley Vice Chair Carla Harris, Stubhub executive Bari Williams and former White House Social Secretary Deesha Dyer, attendees will now also get a chance to hear from screenwriter/producer Mara Brock Akil and entertainer/tv personality/businesswoman Kandi Burruss, among others.