Daily Archives: April 11, 2017

Karriem Riggins Remixes Gabriel Garzón-Montano’s Crawl

Karriem Riggins remixes Gabriel Garzón-Montano’s “Crawl” and adds multiple textures to the R&B jam from the Brooklyn singer’s debut album Jardín. The Stones Throw labelmates just released new music. Garzón-Montano is building his reputation as a unique voice in the genre already having toured with Lenny Kravitz and being sampled by Drake. If you haven’t heard Jardín listen to the whole stream here.

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Nas Brings Gil Scott-Heron’s Angel Dust Into 2017 For Season Two Of The Get Down

Nas has created his own version of Gil Scott-Heron’s “Angel Dust” for season two of Netflix’s The Get Down. The series takes places in the Bronx during the emergence of hip-hop in the ’70’s and there is an up-close look at how drug culture and the music were intertwined. Gil Scott-Heron sang about his addiction to Angel Dust in 1978 and Nas raps about the destruction it caused in urban America over the original track. The Get Down II soundtrack will be released April 21st.

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Don Cheadle To Bring The Story Of America’s First Black Millionaire Jeremiah G. Hamilton To The Screen

 

Don Cheadle has acquired the film and TV rights to the book Prince Of Darkness: The Story Of Jeremiah G. Hamilton, America’s First Black Millionaire with plans to turn the book into a film. Jeremiah G. Hamilton lived during the 19th century and became the first Black person to have success on Wall Street.

Hamilton was a ruthless businessman who made his wealth as a broker by ignoring racism and ethics. He was bold and unusual but was never mentioned until Shane White wrote the book about him. It was assumed for years that Madame C.J. Walker was the first Black millionaire but Hamilton made his fortune decades before Walker. He was rare because of his ability to infiltrate Wall Street as a Black person at that time in history and he also had a white spouse. When he died in 1875 he was called the richest Black man in the United States.

Cheadle will star as Hamilton in the role that has no physical requirements other than a Black appearance because there are no known photographs of Hamilton. He will also produce Prince Of Darkness and Steven Baigelman, who worked with Cheadle on Miles Ahead, is writing the screenplay.

Shane White’s book received the 2015 Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Best Book Prize and you can get a copy of it from Amazon.

 

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NxWorries (anderson.paak & Knxwledge): Scared Money Official Video

anderson.paak and Knxwledge released their NxWorries album Yes Lawd! not long ago. Today they share their video for “Scared Money” which takes its inspiration from the Harlem tale Paid In Full. The clip ends with a remix of “Best One” which will be on a forthcoming album of Yes Lawd! remixes.

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Rapper Big Pooh & Finian St. Omer Deal With Despair In Potpurri (Dead Flowers) Video

Rapper Big Pooh and Finian St. Omer rap about the economic despair of working class Black males, racism in Trump’s America and the overall struggle to survive. Those barriers to a comfortable life are the “Potpurri (Dead Flowers)” that they smell in the environment. Big Pooh’s Everything 4 Sale was released late last year.

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