Media Questions Of The Week

Is Black Hollywood failing to reach out to Black media?

How did Vanity Fair miss Oprah’s three- hand Photoshop mishap before publishing?

Were Erykah Badu’s comments about “Seeing the good in Hitler” “Bill Cosby having a mental illnesss” and “Supporting Louis Farrakhan” in her interview with Vulture misunderstood?



Ice Cube Responds To Rap Genius Interpretations Of Straight Outta Compton

Ice Cube takes a look at interpretations of his lyrics to “Straight Outta Compton” from Rap Genius contributors and gives his feedback in this video for Vanity Fair. Straight Outta Compton, the movie opens in theaters this Friday.

Media Questions Of The Week


1. Why was the interviewer for Vanity Fair so fascinated with Jay-Z’s drug-dealing past?


2. Why is fashion designer Marc Ecko using Biggie’s “Ten Crack Commandments” in his Skillshare class when he could’ve just used something from Puffy’s business acumen that was used to make B.I.G. a star?


3. Is Questlove correct when he says that Miley Cyrus is using Black people as “accessories” in her entertainment ventures with hip-hop?


4. What does it mean that The Carlye Group which once had a Bin Laden family in its membership has invested $500 million dollars into Beats By Dre?

Black Milk Scores Short Film H8DES Directed By Don Cheadle

Black Milk has provided the score for the Don Cheadle-directed film short H8DES. The project is a part of Vanity Fair’s The Decade Series which has a film representing each decade of the last 100 years. Cheadle’s H8DES is a representation of the ’80’s and Black Milk’s music for it has a Kurtis Blow sample and lots of soundbites from Ronald Reagan’s television broadcasts. Black Milk is also going on tour to promote his No Poison No Paradise album that comes out October 15th.

Black Milk Tour Dates:

Tour Dates:
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Sep. 20 – Dallas, TX @ Dada
Sep. 21 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sister Bar
Sep. 22 – Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar
Sep. 25 – Fresno, CA @ Fulton 55
Sep. 27 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex
Sep. 28 – San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar
Sep. 29 – San Jose, CA @ Pagoda
Oct. 1 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones
Oct. 2 – Phoenix, AZ @ Red Owl
Oct. 5 – Austin, TX @ Red 7
Oct. 7 – New Orleans, LA @ Hi Ho Lounge
Oct. 9 – New York, NY @ Santos Party House
Oct. 10 – Providence, RI @ Fete
Oct. 11 – Boston, MA @ Middle East
Oct. 12 – Burlington, VT @ Signal Lounge
Oct. 13 – Montreal, CANDA @ Cabaret Underworld
Oct. 14 – Ottawa, CANADA TX @ Ritual
Oct. 15 – Toronto, CANADA @ Mod Club
Oct. 16 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s
Oct. 17 – Toledo, OH @ Frankies
Oct. 18 – St. Louis, MO @ Blank Space
Oct. 19 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
Oct. 20 – Iowa City, IA @ Gabe’s
Oct. 21 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
Oct. 22 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
Oct. 23 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose
Oct. 24 – Washington, DC @ Liv