Daily Archives: February 13, 2017
Twenty years ago Erykah Badu emerged with her Texas to Fort Greene, Brooklyn brand of bohemianism and released her debut album, Baduizm. In her execution of an updated R&B sound post hip-hop, she brought headwraps, incense and repurposed images of The Color Purple to the mainstream. Her commercial success and Grammy wins for Baduizm caused the media to label her the queen of neo-soul. Cookin Soul celebrates that moment of ’90’s creativity with “WORKIZMMMMM” a two-minute sped-up scan of the album with a mix of the original rhythms and some of theirs. Stream it and share or download it for free.
Submarine Entertainment and ByStorm Film are currently working on an authorized documentary about The Notorious B.I.G. The companies made the announcement today at the Berlin Film Festival. Emmett and Brendan Malloy will direct the film and they are working with Voletta Wallace the late rapper’s mother.
Wallace made a statement regarding the project:
“It brings so much joy to my heart that my son Christopher’s music has made such an impact on the music community and his stories have positively inspired so many young men and women over the years, and still influencing the youth all over the world today.”
The Notorious B.I.G. was shot and killed in an unsolved murder in 1997. His debut album, Ready To Die, restored East Coast hip-hop to its reigning glory at a time when Dr. Dre took over the world of popular music with his first solo project, The Chronic.
There was no timeline announced for the completion of the film. Submarine was previously involved with 20 Feet From Stardom, Searching For Sugarman and Miss Sharon Jones!