James Baldwin‘s (1924-1987) life and legacy can now speak to modern audiences in a new documentary called I Am Not Your Negro. The film is finally getting a long overdue theatrical release from Magnolia Pictures this February 3rd after wowing audiences at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival. I Am Not Your Negro is a film from Haitian director Raoul Peck that envisions Baldwin’s final, albeit incomplete novel Remember This House as an uncompromising and complete narrative of race in America. The unfinished memoir focuses on the authors personal memories and relationships with three enduring Civil Rights leaders: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Medgar Evers, and Malcolm X. Peck was allowed access to the entire Baldwin archives and composed the film over a period of 10 years, drawing from the incomplete manuscript and Baldwin’s own personal notes. It won the People’s Choice Documentary Award and, like Baldwin himself, is sure to stand as a vital testament to race in America today. Continue reading →
A$AP Rocky has been understandably quiet since the death of A$AP Yams, but all that changed recently with the release of “M’$.” With the announcement of his upcoming project A.L.L.A, Rocky is looking to continue the buzz that was briefly quieted. Produced by Mike Dean and C.N.O.T.E, “M’$” showcases Rocky’s transition, the Harlem rapper is now adopting new cadences providing a record that feels familiar but not at all the same as previous releases. I for one am happy that Rock has dropped new music, losing a close friend is never easy, but life indeed goes on. Check out “M’$” above and stay tuned for more from Rocky & the A$AP Mob.
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The good people over at Fake Shore Drive and Red Bull are once again teaming up on what looks like an another awesome show. This time around, they’ll be bringing Cam’Ron to Chicago as apart of Red Bull’s ongoing “Sound Select” series. Killa Cam will be joined by SD & Show You Suck, while Lincoln Hall will host the event. Tickets are ONLY $3 with RSVP and ONLY $10 without, an 18+ show that can’t be missed. Click the link below to RSVP and make sure to get their early, this event is first come first serve.
Yesterday, A$AP Rocky dropped the official video for his lead single “Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye II”. With the un-timely passing of A$AP Yams, the A$AP Mob has been understandably quiet as of late. As the release of Rocky’s album draws closer, it appears the Mob is switching gears. The dark visual features cameos from Mob members, Ian Conner, a small tribute to Yams towards the end. Check out the video for “Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye II” above and be on the look out for more from A$AP Rocky.
A$AP Rocky has decided to start 2015 with a bang, releasing a new track titled, “Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye II”. A mouthful to say, the record was originally teased in the video for his track “Multiply”, creating a good amount of hype. Rocky appears to be as fit as ever showing off a bevy of new flows, he’s definitely giving the people what they want with this track. Check out “Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye II” below and be on the look out for more from A$AP.
A$AP Rocky recently wrapped up his 5-part documentary with Noisey and now he’s released the video for his single “Multiply”. Featuring some words from Juicy J, Rocky doesn’t miss a beat with his now signature style and flow. With an abundance of cameos from the A$AP Mob, it appears Rocky and the crew are back to work. Check out the new video for “Multiply” above and keep an eye out for more from A$AP Rocky.
A$AP Rocky’s 5 part documentary comes to it’s conclusion with the final installment. In part 5, Rock reflects on his rise to fame and on what’s next to come for him and the A$AP Mob. There’s a few cameos in the final episode including ScHool Boy Q, Chanel Iman, Wiz Khalifa, Riff Raff and Big Sean; peep episode 5 above and be on the look out for more from A$AP Rocky and the good guys at Noisey.
A$AP Rocky’s 5 part documentary SVDDXNLY continues with part 4 as the rapper takes a trip out to the West coast. During the 4th installment, Rock hangs out with fashion designer Jeremy Scott, Kathey Griffin and the man, the myth, big Snoop Dogg. The Noisey powered series has definitely been interesting to say the least, offering up a little insight into A$AP Rocky’s life and movements. Peep part 4 above and keep an eye out for the final episode.
Killa Cam took to the internet earlier today to announce the return of Dipset with a new video. Entitled “Dipsh*ts” and produced by A-Trak & Just Blaze, this track takes you right back to 2002 when Cam and Juelz were at the top of their game. Nostalgia and all, if you grew up listening to these dudes you can’t help but get excited when watching this. The visual features a couple of cameos (Jim Jones, Dame Dash) from a few of Harlem’s finest, peep the track above and be on the look out for more new Dipset soon.
A couple of days ago, A$AP Ferg released the visual for his track “Let It Go” on the heals of the release of Trap Lord. The record bangs heavy and the visual is equally awesome, as the “Trap Lord”, it’s up to Ferg to get “The Queen” back from “The Evil Twins” on Trilligan Island. Using his extended sleeved Carhartt (yea…), Ferg blasts away the bad guys with the help of the Trap Lordians. Peep the video above and keep an eye out for more from A$AP.