Daily Archives: November 15, 2015

Spike Lee Receives Honorary Award

Last night Spike Lee received an Honorary Award from the Oscar’s board of governors for a lifetime of achievement in film. The award was presented to Lee by his former colleagues, Denzel Washington, Samuel L. Jackson and Wesley Snipes. Lee’s acceptance speech covered his beginnings in film and the need for greater diversity in the film industry.

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Throwback: Intro-Come Inside

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“Come Inside” was Intro’s most popular song and put them in the company of other R&B groups from the ’90’s like Shai and Troop. Kenny Greene was the leader  of the Brooklyn-based trio and was responsible for most of the writing, arranging and singing. Their old school sound was influenced by all three members having a background in gospel music. They also did well with a cover of Stevie Wonder’s “Ribbon In The Sky” and Wonder even appeared in the video. Greene, who was originally from Detroit, became very successful as a songwriter because of the work he did on Mary J. Blige’s What’s The 411 debut.  Intro disbanded after their two-album run, but Greene continued to work as a backing vocalist for a variety of people including Will Smith and Tyrese until his passing in 2001.

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