The lyric video for the Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL song “Anotherlove” has the psychedelic look of a LSD dream from the ’60’s.
W8 is a new film starring Michael K. Williams and Dion Sapp as hustler and protege who face a moral conflict when they encounter a single mother. The film debuted at Cannes last year and will receive an official release in February. The soundtrack features music from Jesse Boykins III.
NEW YORK (December 22, 2014)—Actress Yaya DaCosta, soon to be seen in the title role of Lifetime’s I Will Always Love You: The Whitney Houston Story, will host the public television series AfroPoP: The Ultimate Exchange as it returns for its seventh season. The star will emcee the new season of the innovative documentary program on contemporary art, life and culture in the African Diaspora. AfroPoP is produced by National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) and co-presented by American Public Television (APT). The program premieres on WORLD Channel on Monday, January 19, at 8 pm ET/10 pm PT and runs weekly through February 16. APT will distribute AfroPoP to the full public television system in February 2015.
Father MC’s “Treat Them Like They Want To Be Treated” was an important moment in the movement from New Jack Swing to Hip-Hop soul. The song featured an unknown Jodeci on background vocals and Sean Combs was one of the dancers in the video. Father MC’s Father’s Day debut album was not only the first recording vehicle for Jodeci but introduced Mary J.Blige to the public singing backup on “I’ll Do 4 U.” His sophomore album, Close To You followed two years later and yielded “One Nite Stand” and “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright.” Father MC has recorded 7 studio albums with 2007’s Fam Body project being the most recent. The popularity he had with his first two albums could never be duplicated but he did experience a surge of attention when he became the second and last rapper after Big Daddy Kane to pose nude for Playgirl magazine after he appeared in a ’96 photo shoot.
Is Azealia Banks right about the state of Black music in the mainstream music industry?
Now that the Sony hack has revealed Amy Pascal’s desire to have Idris Elba as the next James Bond, will it happen? Or would Elba’s Bond “ruin the franchise” as many fans have suggested?
Will Cuba extradite Assata Shakur back the United States now that relations between Cuba and America have improved?