A new biographical drama titled Papa Hemingway in Cuba is opening in select theaters this Friday. The film comes from indie producer/director Bob Yari (Crash, The Illusionist) about young journalist Ed Meyers who, in 1959, travels to Havana to meet his idol Ernest Hemingway in the midst of the Cuban Revolution. Yari directed the film from a script that was written by an old friend of Hemingway, himself: a war correspondent named Denne Bart Petitclerc, who sadly was never able to get the project into full production before he died. Starring in the lead roles of Meyers and Hemingway are actors Giovanni Ribisi (Saving Private Ryan, Avatar) and Adrian Sparks (The Manhattan Project, The Purge: Anarchy), who are supported by James Remar (X-Men: First Class, Django Unchained), Joely Richardson (The Patriot, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Shaun Toub (The Kite Runner, Iron Man 3), and Minka Kelly (Just Go With It, The Path). Ernest Hemingway’s granddaughter, Mariel Hemingway, is also making a cameo appearance in the film. The trailer is available on MADE. Be sure to look for it in theaters in your area this weekend.
The boys from VICELAND and Thrasher are finally ready to roll out King of The Road 2015. This year’s contest will feature Birdhouse, Toy Machine, and Chocolate; 3 well equipped teams who each have pretty storied histories. In episode 1, King of The Road’s creator Michael Burnett, gives a little history lesson while reminiscing on previous years. A good time no doubt, click the link below to check out the 1st installment via VICELAND’s official website.
D.R.A.M broke out huge in 2015 with his hit record Cha Cha, since then he has been just about everywhere; he even featured on Allan Kingdom’s Future Memoirs. D.R.A.M’s appeal is that he genuinely looks like he’s having a fun time, his free flowing croon is especially effective in a club/party setting. The Virginia artist recently linked up with the fast rising Lil Yachty on an infectious record titled, “Broccoli.” The playful piano juxtaposes with the rolling bass nicely creating an instrumental that will motivate even the most reserved to move. Check out “Broccoli” for yourself below and stay tuned for more from D.R.A.M and Lil Yachty.
The homie Finding Novyon has been on his damn grind as of late. The young star continues to drop music at an unmatched pace while securing major festival slots and Red Bull Sound Select shows. He recently took to Twitter to drop a new track with an incredibly fitting title, “Put In Work.” Produced by Blended Babies, the record does a great job of showcasing Novyon’s lyrical prowess. With his recent slew of club bangers, listeners may have forgotten that the kid is just as quick to shred a mic with endless barrages of punchlines. Check out “Put In Work” above and be on the look out for more from Finding Novyon.
Location: 315 N 1st Avenue, Minneapolis When: Thursday, May 5th @ 6PM
Lil Uzi has been blowing up this year and things have only grown more intense since the release of his latest project, Lil Uzi Vert vs The World. The Philly rapper will be in Chicago this Thursday followed by a stop in Minneapolis 1 week later. The event will be hosted by Allan Kingdom and will feature performances from Lexii Alijai, M R$CH + C4, as well as DJ sets from Tiiiiiiiiiip and DJ Enferno. A guaranteed good time, this one is 16+ and tickets are currently available for $30; if you want to go the extra mile you can cop VIP passes for $50. Click the link below to grab yours now and keep an eye out for more.
Brooklyn-based filmmakers Tim Sessler and Brandon Bray recently released a new video dubbed “Balance.” Utilizing Alfred Hitchcock’s classic dolly zoom, a drone and a Canon CN-E; the duo have created one awe inspiring visual. You’ve probably never seen Manhattan like this, check out the video above and make sure to be on the look out for more.
Location: 427 S Dearborn Street, Chicago When: Wednesday, April 27th // 5PM-7PM
Rich The Kid and his new artist Famous Dex will be at Jugrnaut this Wednesday. It’s yet another busy week in the Chi with Lil Uzi’s “Left-Right” tour swinging through on Thursday. They’ll be hanging out taking pictures and signing autographs for fans, make sure to get there early to ensure your spot in line.
Today, the world lost a true legend in every sense of the word. Rest In Peace Prince, thank you for everything you have done, and all of the great art you shared with us all. You will never be forgotten, legends never die.
After Creed and how many Rocky movies? we thought Hollywood might give the underdog boxing story a break, but nevertheless, a new drama titled Hands of Stone is opening in theaters this August. Written and directed by Jonathan Jakubowicz (Ships of Hope, Secuestro express), the film follows the life and career of boxing legend Roberto Duran and his equally legendary trainer Ray Arcel and how they would forever influence each other’s lives. Starring in the respective leads are actors Edgar Ramírez (The Counselor, Joy), and Robert De Niro (American Hustle, Silver Lining’s Playbook), who are supported by Ana de Armas (Knock Knock, Exposed), Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Eve’s Bayou, The Great Debaters), Ellen Barkin (Sea of Love, Ocean’s Thirteen), and John Turturro (Mr. Deeds, Transformers). The trailer is available here on MADE. Look for additional trailers coming out soon!
Nazeem & Spencer Joles shut 7th Street Entry the fuck down last week. The event sold out quickly and the performers wasted no time turning up. If you weren’t able to make it, the good people over at Common Culture gotcha covered, check out their recap video above.