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The Estate of Tupac Shakur Promises ‘Special Announcement’ at 5 p.m.

The Estate of Tupac Shakur Promises ‘Special Announcement’  at 5 p.m.

Even in 15 plus years since his passing, Tupac still can create a buzz like no other. The estate of Tupac Shakur left a cryptic post late last night claiming a special announcement set to take place today at 5 p.m. est (eastern standard time). Speculation is rampant with most thinking it will be about […]

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Straight Outta Compton: Witness the Power of Street Knowledge 

Straight Outta Compton: Witness the Power of Street Knowledge 

The N.W.A. biopic ‘Straight Outta Compton’ opened to a wide theater release this weekend and has the country buzzing in a good way. The movie is fantastic and transcends labels, it is not simply a black film. To tell this story with a global appeal had to be difficult as the acronym for the group […]

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Will Smith & Jay-Z Team Up to Produce Emmett Till Mini Series on HBO

Will Smith & Jay-Z Team Up to Produce Emmett Till Mini Series on HBO

An untitled miniseries about Emmett Till is being produced for HBO with Jay-Z and Will Smith signed on as producers. This is not the two’s first time working together, as they have done the Broadway Musical Fela together as well as 2014’s Annie. Emmett Till was a 14 year-old Chicago native who visited his relatives […]

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First Look: ‘Creed’ Trailer

First Look: ‘Creed’ Trailer

Michael B. Jordan plays Adonis Johnson in the new movie Creed. If the title did not give you a hint at what it is about, it is a spinoff of the ‘Rocky’ franchise as Johnson is the son of boxer Apollo Creed. Johnson learns about his father, who died before he was born, from Rocky […]

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Flyy Girl Movie News: Sanaa Lathan to Star and Executive Produce

| June 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
Flyy Girl Movie News: Sanaa Lathan to Star and Executive Produce

Celebrity A-lister, Sanaa Lathan, has signed on with Codeblack Films to executive produce and star in the feature film presentation of the Flyy Girl book trilogy. The Flyy Girl books were written by New York Times bestselling author Omar Tyree. The first of the trilogy of books was published in 1993 and republished for adults in […]

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First Look Documentary: ‘3 and 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets’ (Murder of Jordan Davis)

First Look Documentary: ‘3 and 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets’ (Murder of Jordan Davis)

The murder of unarmed black teenager Jordan Davis drew national headlines as the continuation of black kids losing their lives to senseless gun laws and abuse of power from law enforcement. In 2012, Davis and his three friends were parked at a gas station when Micheal Dunn, middle-aged white male, became upset over the volume […]

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Report: Marvel Films Is Courting Ava Duvernay to Direct Upcoming Black Panther Movie

Report: Marvel Films Is Courting Ava Duvernay to Direct Upcoming Black Panther Movie

The talented Ava DuVernay is reportedly, via The Wrap, being courted by Marvel executives to direct one of their upcoming movies. Marvel, which has a slate of movies listed all the way up until 2019, have been big for the box office. Only three films due out in this schedule do not have directors and […]

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Recap for the Reveal Screening of the Movie “Sister Code” Starring Amber Rose

| May 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
Recap for the Reveal Screening of the Movie “Sister Code” Starring Amber Rose

Sister Code is a hot new drama starring Eva Marcille, Drew Sidora, and the controversy ripe star Amber Rose. There was an exclusive private screening held in downtown Atlanta for select viewers to get a sneak peak at the the movie before it hits theaters on May 8. Marcille, Sidora, and Rose co-star in the […]

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NEW MUSIC From the Blackbird Soundtrack D.Woods “FIND YOUR WAY”

| April 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
NEW MUSIC From the Blackbird Soundtrack D.Woods “FIND YOUR WAY”

“Find Your Way” is an emotional pop ballad that explores the vulnerability in waiting for love to return home, wherever home may be for you. The song is featured on the soundtrack for the movie Blackbird which is to be released soon. The movie is out in theaters now showing in select theaters across the […]

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Common Joins The Cast Of DC’s “Suicide Squad”

Common Joins The Cast Of  DC’s “Suicide Squad”

  Just when you thought the star-studded cast of Suicide Squad could not get any bigger! Common has been cast in an unidentified role for the film. While the movie is set to begin production fairly soon, it may be safe to say the role will not be one of much screen time. That does […]

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Changes! John Singleton No Longer Directing Tupac Biopic and Blasts the Movie

Changes! John Singleton No Longer Directing Tupac Biopic and Blasts the Movie

John Singleton who has directed movies such as Poetic Justice, Higher Learning ,and Baby Boy is no longer directing on the Tupac Shakur biopic. The film is under production with Morgan Creek and had been in development hell for a while. It gained some real traction when John Singleton was announced as the director over […]

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New Video Alert: ‘Manos Sucias’ Trailer (A Spike Lee Joint)

New Video Alert:  ‘Manos Sucias’ Trailer (A Spike Lee Joint)

Josef Kubota Wladyka is set to make his directorial debut with new film ‘Manos Sucias’ which translates into English as (Dirty Hands). The film is produced by Spike Lee and is a Colombian-American product. ‘Manos Sucias’ allowed Wladyka to win at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2014 for ‘Best New Narrative Director’. On the ‘Mansos […]

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First Look: ‘Dope’ Teaser Trailer Drops

First Look: ‘Dope’ Teaser Trailer Drops

One of the biggest darlings at this year’s Sundance Film Festival was Rick Famuyiwa’s(The Wood, Brown Sugar) film Dope. This film is a coming of age tale centered around Malcolm(Shameik Moore) who is a hip hop nerd growing up in Inglewood, California with big dreams of attending Harvard University. Famuyiwa spoke to EW about the […]

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Real or Fake? Noisey’s Documentary Series Shows an Inside View of Atlanta’s Drug Trade and the Making of ‘Trap Music’

| January 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
Real or Fake? Noisey’s Documentary Series Shows an Inside View of Atlanta’s Drug Trade and the Making of ‘Trap Music’

Noisey just released part one of its new series giving viewers an inside look of Atlanta’s buzzing rap music scene and the drug trade that fuels the music. The 10-part docu-series kicks off with host, Thomas Morton, discussing the drug trade and the definition of “the trap” with “hood” personality Curtis Snow (Snow on Da […]

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N.W.A. Biopic Set To Hit Theaters Next Summer

| June 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
N.W.A. Biopic Set To Hit Theaters Next Summer

Rumors have been spiraling for months that a movie was in the works to showcase the Rise & Fall of legendary rap group N.W.A.  This week we finally received our confirmation when Universal made the announcement that the film is scheduled to hit theaters August 14th, 2015.  Ice Cube and new Apple Inc. executive Dr. […]

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Celebrating the Life and Times of the Legendary Ruby Dee

| June 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
Celebrating the Life and Times of the Legendary Ruby Dee

We all grieved yesterday as we mourned the loss of one of the world’s brightest stars.  The very talented actress and humanitarian Ruby Dee passed away on Wednesday, June 11th at the age of 91 from natural causes.  Ruby was just as her name stated, a jewel, that surely deserved more praise for all that […]

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Hip Hop Enquirer Hits The Red Carpet At “Think Like A Man Too” Screening

| June 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
Hip Hop Enquirer Hits The Red Carpet At “Think Like A Man Too” Screening

The Think Like A Man Too red carpet screening was held last night at the Regal Atlantic Station in Atlanta.  The comedy stars an all-star lineup of actors that includes Kevin Hart, Gabrielle Union, Taraji P. Henson, and Michael Ealy.  The film is the sequel to the 2012 hit Think Like A Man based on […]

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Deal Set To Move Tupac Biopic Forward

| April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
Deal Set To Move Tupac Biopic Forward

Tupac Shakur, arguably the greatest rapper of all time, is the only person I know other than Elvis to be rumored to still be alive years after his death.  His untimely death left a void in the rap game with a lot of fans who kept slim hope that his death was staged and that one […]

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“A Haunted House 2” Brings Out The Stars At Its L.A. Premiere

| April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
“A Haunted House 2” Brings Out The Stars At Its L.A. Premiere

A few nights ago in Hollywood, black star power hit the red carpet for the premiere of A Haunted House 2.  Written and produced by Marlon Wayans, A Haunted House 2 is the sequel to the comical box office hit that spoofs recent horror movie franchises.  Cast members Marlon Wayans, Cedric the Entertainer, Jamie Pressly, Affion […]

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Alicia Keys feat. Kendrick Lamar “It’s On Again” [Official Video]

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
Alicia Keys feat. Kendrick Lamar “It’s On Again” [Official Video]

Grammy award winner Alicia Keys and certified platinum rap artist Kendrick Lamar recently collaborated on a Pharrell-produced track for the upcoming Amazing Spiderman 2 soundtrack. The track entitled It’s On Again opens with a hard-hitting verse from Compton’s own and from there is guided by the incredible voice of Ms. Keys.  This is the first […]

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Top 5 Movie Sequels To Watch This Summer

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
Top 5 Movie Sequels To Watch This Summer

If you are into blockbuster movies like I am then you know that the summer is the best time to entertain yourself.  There are a lot of great movies slated to come out this summer and this year seems to be the year of the sequel.  With summer quickly approaching I wanted to take the […]

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Kandi Burruss To Release A Mother’s Love On DVD With CD Soundtrack [Video]

| April 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
Kandi Burruss To Release A Mother’s Love On DVD With CD Soundtrack [Video]

Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker are set to release their musical, A Mother’s Love, on DVD along with the CD Soundtrack next week, April the 8th.  Kandi Burruss is best known for being a member of the platinum-selling group Xscape.  As a songwriter she earned a Grammy for her work on TLC’s smash-hit “No Scrubs” […]

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James Brown Biopic ‘”Get On Up” Trailer Released [Video]

James Brown Biopic ‘”Get On Up”  Trailer Released [Video]

The James Brown biopic “Get On Up” is finally ready to go and will hit theatres on August 31st.  “Get On Up” will star Chadwick Boseman who also starred in the Jacjke Robinson biopic “42.”  The film recants  “The Godfather of Soul’s”   impoverished childhood, time in prison and ascendancy to fame. It also details the […]

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T.I. Releases “Beyond The Trail” Documentary [Video]

T.I. Releases “Beyond The Trail” Documentary [Video]

T.I.’s “Beyond The Trail” Documentary has finally been unveiled as it follows the rapper travels  after being released from prison and the recording and the promoting of his Paper Trail album. Check it out as BI, the Camera Guy, gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the life of rapper T.I. and what it’s really like […]

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Andre 3000 Playing Jimi Hendrix [Preview Video]

Andre 3000 Playing Jimi Hendrix [Preview Video]

  Andre 3000 has been speaking about playing his idol Jimi Hendrix for years and the culmination is finally here. Andre 3000 will play the late Rock & Roll legend in the biopic All Is By My Side. The movie will premiere this month at SXSW.  Besides All Is By My Side being released this […]

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Timbaland Will Compose Music For Lee Daniels’ Hip-Hop Drama “Empire”

| March 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Timbaland Will Compose Music For Lee Daniels’ Hip-Hop Drama “Empire”

As more information is released about the upcoming Lee Daniels created Hip-Hop drama, fans can not help but to get excited. The Wrap reports that mega producer Timbaland will be assigned to creating the original songs for the upcoming film. The project will feature both existing and original music. Directed by Daniels and co-written by Charlie […]

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Watch Pharrell Perform “Happy” At The Oscars

| March 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
Watch Pharrell Perform “Happy” At The Oscars

Last night the 2014 Oscars took place in Hollywood, California and was one of the most watched programs in America. One of the biggest performances of the night was Pharrell Williams entertaining the crowd with his smash hit single “Happy,” which appeared in the movie “Despicable Me 2” and also recently hit No 1. on […]

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Love and Hip Hop New York’s Saigon to Star in Movie with Omar Epps and Papoose

| January 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
Love and Hip Hop New York’s Saigon to Star in Movie with Omar Epps and Papoose

Rapper and “Love and Hip Hop” star Saigon has ventured into a new project. Seems the television show has sparked some creativity in him and it just might pay off. We learned from Saigon and his recent pictures that he is making a new movie “SP,” starring himself, Omar Epps, and Papoose. Should be an interesting movie with […]

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Jay Z’s “Made In America” Documentary Set To Release In Theatres 2014

| November 14, 2013 | 0 Comments
Jay Z’s “Made In America” Documentary Set To Release In Theatres 2014

Jay Z’s latest endeavor was his musical documentary based on his annual music festival Made In America which was held in Philadelphia. The Ron Howard-directed film follows the hip-hop mogul as his puts together the two-day music festival. With Phase 4 Films holding the  North American rights to the film, the cinema release is set […]

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Exclusive: Shaheem Reid Interviews Forest Whitaker For Lee Daniels, The Butler (The Round Up)

| August 17, 2013 | 0 Comments
Exclusive: Shaheem Reid Interviews Forest Whitaker For Lee Daniels, The Butler (The Round Up)

Hip Hop Historian Shaheem Reid recently sat down with Hollywood’s A-list actor Forrest Whitaker to discuss a series of topics surrounding the release of Lee Daniels, The Butler. Shaheem asked Whitaker what was his thoughts about the controversy surrounding civil rights veteran Harry Belafonte and Jay Z . The movie is inspired by the true […]

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