We are not even mad at this, because the good doctor from the west coast delivered big once again. No, it’s not the long-awaited ‘Detox’ album, which would now be dubbed as a golden unicorn or some sort myth. But we still can’t complain because Dr. Dre captures the sound and emotions of west coast music and most importantly, the soul and passion that we are supposed to feel when we watch the upcoming film ‘Straight Outta Compton’. This album is a solid piece of work which offers appearances from some of Dre’s most prolific collaborators — such as Eminem, Marsha Ambrosius, Snoop Dogg, The Game and Xzibit. Overall, the California king ends a long hiatus (16 years) and bring a new batch of G-funk that will not disappoint.
Rumor has it that this movie hits the mark when it comes to authenticity of NWA’s legacy and quality. But how can you go wrong with F. Gary Gray, Ice Cube and Dr. Dre on the same squad??
The culture of Hip-Hop is synonymous with 2 Pac’s legacy. His values, his principals and the timeless music/films speak volumes to many on a different level.
It doesn’t feel like its been over 17 years since the passing of one of pop culture’s most influential and controversial figures of all time.
Years later some still struggle to come to terms with the fact that he shall never return but his spirit lives on. In every aspect of hip-hop culture we continue to see elements of his profound influence.
Following a recent announcement confirming the release of the highly anticipated biopic/film there is finally hope for Tupac fans.
There were numerous factors that played into this film becoming a reality and its been a 10 year struggle to put everything in perspective so the currently “Untitled Film” can see the light of day.
After the recent launch of the official website www.truthabouttupac.com various clips have been surfacing documenting this ongoing process.
The role of 2 Pac was snagged by up and comer Darris Love (Janky Promoters, Single Black Female) who has been cosigned by both family, friends and associates close to Pac.
Previously the film stalled following certain disagreements pertaining to the rights and other variables.
According to various sources, the film should begin production in February 2014 but details are yet to be confirmed.
Even though he’s often misunderstood and under-appreciated, Spike Lee has never ended his plight for being one of history’s greatest film makers and story-tellers. ‘Do The Right Thing’, ‘Jungle Fever’, ‘He Got Game’, Malcom X…the list could go on. A lot of critics would say that Spike Lee is too over-the-top or uncanny with his style of film-making, but truth be told, no one stays in this business without having a certain substance that the majority of the people want to see. With a career that dates back to the 1970’s, Spike quickly became a staple to the foundation of pop culture. And how on earth could we make that statement and back it up as well? Who do you think starred alongside Michael Jordan in those classic Nike commercials as the witty fictional character Mars Blackman’? That’s right, Spike Lee. You see, not only was he a director, producer, editor, and visionary, he also was a damn good actor as well. He’s worked with countless A-list actors in the film industry and he’s also most known for catapulting the career of a charming weill-known actor by the name of Denzel Washington. So the next time you see him posted up courtside at every New York Knicks home basketball game, cut him some slack! He deserves to sit back, relax and cheer his beloved hometown team to victory, after all, he’s human just like us and the biggest thing that makes Spike Lee special the world… he gave us his best and he always remained true to himself.
Watch as Spike talks about how his film career got started…
Denzel Washington and Spike Lee talk about the films they’ve worked on together.
Spike goes on the Breakfast Club..
Spike Lee offers critical opinion of Tyler Perry’s films…
THE RZA STEPS INTO A NEW REALM
When creative juices all flow in the same direction, the level of one’s artistic capabilities can soar to heights that are unimaginable. From his early days as a member, front-man, and producer of rap’s Wu-Tang Clan, the Rza has shown a remarkable amount of growth as a student of his craft. His work ethic has proved to become something of fascination from his many fans and peers. As he continues to get deeper into the film side of things, Rza still remains to be at the top of his class. During his latest endeavor, ‘The Man with the Iron Fists’, he’s found himself being the director, screenplay writer, and responsible for the movie’s soundtrack. The movie falls into the tradition of some of film’s most memorable kung fu flicks. With Rza’s cinematic musical production style, which we all come to know him as being heavily-influenced by martial arts, The Man with the Iron Fists is a true measure of Rza’s will to be one of this era’s greatest storytellers and visionaries.
As a legendary hip hop producer, Rza has been responsible for some of today’s true hip hop classics. As the head of the Wu-Tang Clan, he was the mastermind behind the concept of the group as a unit. It seems as though he utilized that same formula for putting together one of the hottest movie soundtracks we’ve heard in a long time. Check out this track from the soundtrack, it’s sure to make you a believer.
1. The Black Keys / RZA – “The Baddest Man Alive” [produced by The Black Keys and The RZA]
2. Ghostface Killah / M.O.P. / Pharoahe Monch – “Black Out” [produced by Fizzy Womack]
3. Kanye West – “White Dress” [produced by Kanye West and The RZA]
4. The Revelations feat. Tre Williams – “I Forgot To Be Your Lover” [produced by Bob Perry]
5. Idol Warship [Talib Kweli / RES] – “Get Your Way” [produced by Frank Dukes and BadBadNotGood]
6. The Wu-Tang Clan / Kool G Rap – “Rivers of Blood” [produced by Frank Dukes and BadBadNotGood]
7. Method Man / Freddie Gibbs / Street Life – “Built For This” [produced by Frank Dukes]
8. Killa Sin – “The Archer” [produced by Frank Dukes]
9. RZA / Flatbush Zombies – “Just Blowin’ In The Wind” [produced by The RZA]
10. Pusha T / Raekwon / Joell Ortiz – “Tick, Tock” [produced by Frank Dukes and S-1]
11. Corrine Bailey Rae – “Chains” [produced by Steven James Brown and Corrine Bailey Rae]
12. Francis Yip – “Green Is The Mountain”
13. The Wu-Tang Clan – “Six Directions of Boxing” [produced by Frank Dukes]
14. Mable John – “Your Good Thing (Is About To Come To An End)” [produced by Isaac Hayes and David Porter]
15. Wiz Khalifa / Ghostface Killah / Boy Jones – “I Go Hard” [produced by The RZA]
Sparks are flying on the big screen in the new movie “Just Wright” starring Queen Latifah and rapper/actor. The two stars dance around love in this romantic flick. Ms. Latifah’s character ( a sports trainer), slowly falls for Common who plays a gifted pro-basketball player who is sidelined with a serious injury. His return to the league seems to be in jeopardy until he’s rescued by Latifah. The movie is set to be released in theaters May 14.
Clearly your living under a Rock if you didn’t know of the Ice Cube produced N.W.A Film through his Cube Vision entity (Its all good though thats why HHABC is here to help your savvy….we got you!) .
According to Hollywood reporter the film “Straight Outta Compton” is also going to have on board Producer Matt Alvarez of Cube Vision as well as Eazy-E ‘s widow Tomica Wood.
With Andrea Berloff signing on as a contributor there is no telling just how well this story can be conveyed let along the fact cube was a part of NWA.
Production dates have not been confirmed as of yet but with this new addition, there is definitely some momentum.
For those that may not know who NWA are Google them & you should be ashamed of yourself.