Daily Archives: December 15, 2017

Rza To Direct Post-Katrina Drama Cut Throat City

Rza is directing Terrence Howard, Wesley Snipes, Demetrius Shipp Jr, Shameik Moore, T.I. and Eiza Gonzalez in Cut Throat City. The story was written by P.G. Cuscheri and it follows four friends who return to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and deal with their unemployment and homelessness by robbing a casino for a local gangster. The movie is filming right now and Rza will also be responsible for the film’s music.  The Man With The Iron Fist was his first time directing and Cut Throat City will be his second effort.


Amerigo Gazaway Releases Player’s Holiday: A Very Merry Mixtape


Amerigo Gazaway has taken some of the most favored holiday soul and rap classics to create the Player’s Holiday: A Very Merry Mixtape. James Brown, Outkast and Run D.M.C. are a few of the artists on the mix that’s streaming now. The producer has a new subscription service and when you sign up for it you can download the mixtape and gain access to unreleased remixes.


N.E.R.D. On Jimmy Kimmel Live!

N.E.R.D.’s No_One Ever Really Dies came out today and they performed “1000” and “Lemon” on Jimmy Kimmel Live! The video set for “1000” was rehashed for the performance and the latter took place outside. The troupe of dancers made their show more interesting than the average TV appearance for a rap-oriented group. Rihanna did not join them for “Lemon” but the crowd loved their performance and followed the lead of the dancers.


Raphael Saadiq Earns Golden Globe Nomination for “Mighty River” from Mudbound

Raphael Saadiq received his first Golden Globe nomination this week for writing “Mighty River” for the Mudbound soundtrack. He was nominated alongside co-writers Mary J. Blige and frequent collaborator Taura Simpson. “Mighty River” has also been nominated for a Soul Train Award and a Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards.

Saadiq is the composer for HBO’s Insecure and he executive-produced music for the Sundance documentary, STEP. On nomination he said,

“The nomination really caught me off guard. I guess I like surprises after all. It’s great to share this with Taura & Mary J.”

Dee Rees is the director of Mudbound which is streaming now on Netflix.