Forty-four years ago today Jimi Hendrix died under suspicious circumstances and his genius that had so much more to give was quelled. Since his death several attempts at making a worthwhile film about his life ran into roadblocks. John Ridley’s Jimi: All Is By Side, starring Andre 3000 will enter theaters on September 26th. Ridley’s film also had problems with the Hendrix Estate regarding the usage of his original music. The issue has been avoided with the focus on Hendrix’s life before fame and the inclusion of his covers of other people’s songs like “Hey Joe.”
Daily Archives: September 18, 2014
King had the opportunity to open for Prince at this year’s Essence Music Festival and NPR interviewed them and filmed their in-store performance of “Supernatural.” Three years ago they independently released The Story EP which caught the attention of Prince who invited them to meet him. Since meeting him they have been able to talk to him regularly about their music and receive career advice. The Story and an appearance on Robert Glasper’s Black Radio has built anticipation for their We Are King full-length album that will be released soon.