Terri Woods New York Times bestselling novel “True to the Game” is hitting the big screen with iconic stars Vivica Fox and Columbus Short bringing the story to life with the help of music mogul Manny Halley. The story is an urban tale about love and making it big in New York City. Summer 2017 is all about the big movies and “True to the Game” is going to be one of the big films of this season.
True to the Game represents life on the streets, where it’s true that there’s no way out once you’re in, and everyone stays in forever. It’s the late 1980s, and Gena played by newcomer Erica Peeples finds herself in true-blue love with Quadir played by Columbus Short, a millionaire associated with the cartel. Quadir is faced with combating the art of extortion and interception masterminded by the notorious Junior Mafia, which reigns from the inner-city streets of Philadelphia. Both Gena and Quadir find themselves caught up in the vicious yet seductive world of drugs and money, only to find that success in this game is no easy win. True to the Game represents life on the streets and is like no other story of its time. The ensemble includes Vivica A. Fox as Shoog and Draya Michele as Cherelle.
This Film is directed by Preston Whitmore from (This Christmas) and costars includes Andra Fuller, Starletta Dupios, Nelsan Ellis, and Jennifer Freeman.
The screenplay was written by Nia Hill (“Colored My Mind: The Diagnosis”)
Manny Halley had the following to say about “True to the Game”, True To the Game’ is a pioneering work that have solidified its place in the history books. Fans worldwide have been awaiting the creation of films for both books for a very long time, and we’re thrilled to bring them to life… To date, both novels have sold millions worldwide, and the timeless stories are very relevant still today.”
We are looking forward to checking it out. Be sure to save the date September 8, 2017.
28 June 2017 – Kicking off the release of the first-ever Hustle Gang album, iconic rapper and co-founder of Grand Hustle, Tip “T.I. Harris, drops the first track entitled- Game 7. This track features Hustle Gang newcomers RaRa and Brandon Rossi, who also produced the song alongside The Supersonics. Game 7 depicts a story of what it means to ‘ball’ from their prospective, over a smooth trap beat. This song can be found on the upcoming We Want Smoke Hustle Gang album, set to release this summer.
About Grand Hustle
Grand Hustle is an Atlanta, Georgia based record label. Grand Hustle is home to the Hustle Gang which include artists – Tip “T.I.”Harris, Trae Tha Truth, B.o.B, Young Dro, Yung Booke, London Jae, Tokyo Jetz, RaRa, Translee, Travis Scott and Iggy Azalea. The label also houses a roster of record producers including Lil’ C, Mars, Street Dreams and more.
ATLANTA) – June 28, 2017 – Last night, Bossip and WE tv teamed up to celebrate the launch of their newest series “Bossip on WE” at the W Midtown’s lounge, Elevate. The star-studded night honored some of the industry’s most stylish celebrities as they showcased their own unique fashion sense. Honorees in attendance included Trina Braxton and Towanda Braxton from WE tv’s “Braxton Family Values” (Sister Style); Sheree Whitfield (Chateau Chic), Cynthia Bailey (Runway Stunner) and Kenya Moore (Gone With The Wind Fabulous Style) from Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta”); Reginae Carter,Shaniah Mauldin, Brandon Barnes, Ayana Fite, Zonnique Pullins (ATL’s Best Dressed Cast),Toya Wright (Baddest Mother Daughter Duo w/ Reginae Carter), TinyHarris(Most Versatile Style) from WE tv’s “Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta”,Tammy Rivera (Model Swimwear Maker), Rasheeda Frost(Beautiful Boss Chick) and Karlie Redd (Most Enterprising Ingenue) from VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta”; Quad Webb-Lunceford (“The Snatched Stunner”) and Dr. Heavenly (“Dental Diva”)of Bravo’s “Married To Medicine”, Gocha Hawkins of WE tv’s “LA Hair” (Wizard of Wigs), Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall (Campaign Strong Style), Miss Juicy (Red Hot Royalty) from Lifetime’s “Little Women: Atlanta”, Angela Robinson (“Sophisticated Soap Star”) of “Tyler Perry’s The Have and the Have Nots” on OWN and Gary Hayes (Fab Fashionisto”) of Rickey Smiley Morning Show/DISH Nation.
The 2017 BET Awards gets better and better every year. This year the homie Gucci Mane was spotted on the carpet as well as the iconic group Xscape ! That’s right, my girls are back in a new way and gave a stellar performance at the BET Awards in LA ! Watch the performance below !
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 !
Atlanta, GA. 21 June 2017 – This past Sunday, Tip “T.I.” Harris closed out his 39-city Hustle Gang Tour in his hometown of Atlanta during the annual Birthday Bash weekend. Held at the new Coca Cola Roxy Theatre, supporters from all over the country united for one night of music with the King of the South. This star-studded show headlined Tip alongside of his roster of Hustle Gang talent – Trae Tha Truth, B.o.B., Young Dro, Yung Booke, Tokyo Jetz, RaRa, Translee, London Jae, 5ive Mics and GFM Bryyce. Energy was already at an all-time high when Tip surprised the crowd with special guest performances by hip-hop star and ATL legend, 2Chainz, who performed hits like “Good Drank” and “Watch Out”. Tip also brought out breakthrough rap artist Kap G, who performed his smash hit “Girlfriend”. Tip closed the show out sincerely thanking the crowd for their countless years of support and bringing out on stage a final special guest attendee, Dave Chappelle, who made the fans go wild.
Jeronimo Yanez, the Minnesota police officer who shot and killed Philando Castile during a traffic stop last year, was found not guilty of second-degree manslaughter Friday.
If you remember, Castile’s death caught the world by storm after his girlfriend broadcast the shooting’s aftermath on Facebook Live. READ MORE
Jay Z’s buddy President Obama was on hand to induct his friend into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Jay Z of course could not make it due to the birth of his twin babies with wife Beyonce. Jay Z gave his acceptance speech via twitter and thanked a number of rappers including Atlanta’s own 2 Chainz and T.I. He ended his thank yous with this…
Too many ..Fab , black people really magic . Mac Miller nice too though .
In addition to celebrating his big induction, Hov is still on his crusade to make a positive impact on the lives of people in his community. The rapper wrote an OpEd in Time magazine with a focus on “Taking On the Exploitative Bail Industry” as he stated. Take a peek at his plans to bail out men for Father’s Day. READ MORE