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Video: See ‘Day Zero’, Mass Appeal’s Documentary on Smino + Zero Fatigue

posted by Oscar August 28, 2017

Mass Appeal has dropped its documentary chronicling Smino’s blkswn first headline tour final stop, in his hometown of St. Louis. In the 20 minute-plus  film titled Day Zero, we learn about Smino’s upbringing singing in the church, being in the basement making beats while others were working on their hoops dreams, meeting and connecting with Monte Booker for the first time, and leaving home to find success, reflecting on that moment saying “I left on some desperate shit… The way I left St. Louis, I got a bag and a place to sleep. And the place I had to sleep was a small booth in this place called the Music Factory.”

You’ll also see clips from that tour-closing show mixed in with the interviews, including performances of songs like “Anita” and “Netflix & Dusse.” Monte Booker, Jay2, and Phoelix also get interviewed.

See the Harrison A.W. Corwin-directed doc above.

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Danger Mouse feat. Run The Jewels + Big Boi – “Chase Me”

posted by Oscar May 18, 2017

Danger Mouse recruited Hip Hop royalty in Run The Jewels and Big Boi for a new track called “Chase Me.” The song was made for the forthcoming movie Baby Driver, and it will also be part of the accompanying soundtrack.

As you would expect from a track for an Action-Thriller film, “Chase Me” is filled with bravado and you can instantly picture it scoring scenes that showcase badass-ery. Hear it below. Continue Reading

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See The First Trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

posted by Oscar April 14, 2017

Thanks to the Star Wars Celebration today in Orlando, the road to a new film from the storied franchise has officially taken off with the release of the trailer for the forthcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

The teaser trailer shows that for this film we pick up from where The Force Awakens left off, cutting to shots of characters like Finn (John Boyega), Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), and BB8 all prepping to a major battle while Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the Dark Side look set to bring destruction. Oh yeah, and Rey (Daisy Ridley) is shown training under Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill)!

The new installation of the Star Wars movie series will hit the big December 15. See the official post for The Last Jedi below. Continue Reading

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J. Cole Announces New ‘4 Your Eyez Only’ Documentary For HBO

posted by Oscar March 24, 2017

J. Cole has announced that will be releasing a new documentary, again using music from the latest NC rapper’s album, but now with a different focus. According to Entertainment Weekly“The documentary promises to illustrate how their struggles over viable housing, voting laws for felons, integration, and more mirror the frustrations felt across the nation,” and it uses footage from cities like Baton Rouge and Fayetteville, North Carolina (Cole’s hometown).

The documentary is called J. Cole: 4 Your Eyez Only, A Dreamville Film, and it follows up Cole’s TIDAL documentary when his latest album was announced in December, Eyez.

The docu-film was directed by J. Cole and Scott Lazer, who also worked on J. Cole’s previous HBO doc, 2014 Forest Hills Drive: Homecoming.

See the trailer above.

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SXSW Announces More Keynotes Including Mike Posner, Nick Offerman & More

posted by Alberto March 4, 2017

SXSW has announced a handful of new keynote speakers that will participate in this years festival. The lineup of speakers is already stacked with the likes of Zane Lowe, Nile Rodgers and more. Adding to that list will be Nick Offerman, Mike Posner, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, T.I. and GoT’s very own Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams. If you’re looking into check out a keynote or two this year at SXSW, you definitely have some options.

For scheduling and more info on the keynote speakers, click HERE.

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Video: See A New Trailer For ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2’

posted by Oscar March 1, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 season will be soon upon us and today we received a new glimpse at what’s to come from this franchise via the latest trailer. Along with showing all our favorite characters (baby Groot!) that helped make the first movie a smash hit in a variety of action-packed settings, we also get a major reveal: Kurt Russell as Ego the Living Planet, the father of Star-Lord (Chris Pratt).

Check it out above.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will hit theaters May 5th.

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Watch the “Ode To Footwork” Short Film ft/ a Poem by Kevin Coval

posted by Alberto February 23, 2017

Kevin Coval is releasing a brand new book on April 11th via Haymarket titled A Peoples History of Chicago. The book will feature poems by Kevin Coval as well some art by Hebru Brantley and a foreword by Chance The Rapper. If you want a glimpse of what to expect from the new book, look no further than the video we have posted above.

You can pre-order A Peoples History of Chicago HERE.

 

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J. Cole Announces New Album ‘4 Your Eyez Only’; Releases ‘Eyez’ Documentary

posted by Oscar December 2, 2016

J. Cole has unleashed a new documentary he’s titled Eyez. Stream the 40-minute doc in full above, released exclusively via TIDAL. Previously, Cole kicked off 2016 airing his Forest Hills Drive: Homecoming documentary on HBO, in support of his record 2014 Forest Hills Drive.

Yesterday, iTunes made a new J. Cole album available for pre-order and today his record label Dreamville took to Twitter to confirm that it will be called 4 Your Eyez Only and will be released on December 9th (via Dreamville/Roc Nation). Check out the cover art after the jump.

Pre-order 4 Your Eyez Only on iTunes. Continue Reading

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Video: Tyler, the Creator Shares Trailer For His Documentary, Featuring Kanye West, Pharrell, A$AP Rocky

posted by Oscar November 11, 2016

Tyler, the Creator has shared the trailer for Cherry Bomb: The Documentary, which looks into the making of his album Cherry Bomb.

The doc features appearances from Kanye West, A$AP Rocky, Pharrell, Lil Wayne, and Schoolboy Q. The film follows Tyler as he records the album, mixed together with shots him directing an orchestra as well capturing some of the shenanigans he likes to partake in.

The doc was directed, shot, produced, and cut by Mikey Alfred and Illegal Civ Cinema. Attendees of this weekend’s Camp Flog Gnaw will be able to see the first ten minutes of the documentary at Illegal Civilization’s tent from noon to 5 p.m. The full documentary will be released on DVD in January 2017.

Also featuring on the Cherry Bomb: The Documentary are the Internet’s Syd, Kali Uchis, plus others. See the trailer above.

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Pharrell Releases New Songs “Runnin’” and “Surrender”

posted by Oscar October 24, 2016

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Pharrell has shared two new songs that he’s contributing for the original soundtrack for upcoming film Hidden Figures, about NASA scientists working on the Apollo 11 moon mission which stars Janelle Monáe, Octavia Spencer, and Taraji P. Henson as the protagonists.

The new tracks are “Runnin'” and “Surrender,” the latter is in collaboration with Lalah Hathaway. Along with fronting the musical aspects of scoring the film, Pharrell also helped produce the film. Check out the new songs below. Continue Reading