Thursday, January 21, 2021

Movie Review; Locked Down.

January 20, 2021 by  
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Tweet ( It may be 2021’s first viable COVID-themed movie. Hopefully it’s not the best audiences can expect. Anyone who has been locked down, pent up, frustrated and emotionally frayed will relate. Life with the virus has been hard and the light at the end of the tunnel is tiny. And so, British screenwriter Steven Knight (Oscar nominated Dirty... [Read more...]

Greatest Black Heavy Metal Singers and Musicians Of All Time.

January 16, 2021 by  
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Tweet ( Who says black people can’t conquer the music industry? And while everyone else is hooked with other genres, heavy metal singers paved their way to express themselves through music. We know a lot of black singers that became legends of music like King of Pop Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, and... [Read more...]

Top 5 Must Listen Hip Hop Artists.

January 12, 2021 by  
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Tweet ( Hip hop is the largest and most listened to music genre in the world. The biggest appeal of hip hop is the large variety that it has. While which type of hip hop is the best is a discussion for another day, today I will be giving you my Top 5 artists and why you should listen to them. 5. Big Sean The fifth spot for me is usually... [Read more...]

Power Couple Releasing New Music “We Are One”.

January 10, 2021 by  
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Tweet ( The newest couple on the gospel scene, David and Tiffany Spencer, releases their new single “We Are One.” The single will be available on January 15, 2021, on all digital outlets. The release date is also Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s Birthday. The song is a reminder that King’s dream can be a reality. If... [Read more...]

Amazon Prime Film Review; Herself.

January 4, 2021 by  
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Tweet ( She’s building from the ground up. Her self-esteem, confidence and a home. Physical, emotional and psychological abuse wrecks its victims and can produce pervasive trauma. That’s what’s on view in this well-crafted story about a survivor. A mom trying desperately to regroup with her two young daughters and escape an evil... [Read more...]

Digesting The Criticism of DJ Akademiks.

January 3, 2021 by  
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Tweet ( Last week, the hip-hop world saw a discussion about media’s role in the industry. By media, I’m talking about platforms that are more in the vein of DJ Vlad and the topic of discussion DJ Akademiks. I took the time to rewatch their Clubhouse discussion, look at the reports and recaps, and check out people’s views on this... [Read more...]

Ain’t Nothing Like The Old School Part 2.

January 2, 2021 by  
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Tweet ( As with Part 1, I continue my “Ain’t Nothing Like The Old School” series where I write about some of my favorite memories from my childhood years and not all my childhood memories were memorable ones either. During my childhood days in my old neighborhood, there used to be a corner store called “Mr. Joe’s Corner Store”... [Read more...]

Black Rock and the Need for Labels.

January 2, 2021 by  
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Tweet ( “Black rock” doesn’t just mean the subgenre it’s all-Black or predominantly Black bands, Black musicians who perform rock, punk, and heavy metal throughout the diaspora. Wikipedia notes that the genre is also known as “psychedelic soul”. I believe psychedelic soul is a subgenre that is mainly played by Black musicians... [Read more...]

What Can Be Learned From the Cyberpunk 2077 Debacle?

January 2, 2021 by  
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Tweet ( It’s safe to say that CD Projekt dropped the ball with Cyberpunk 2077. Actually, that’s a little light. They sh** the bed. Hard. This was a game that had been in development for years with the planning stages starting in 2012—when the game was announced. From there, CD Projekt increased the size of the team to be bigger... [Read more...]

Rock and Comedy: Richard Pryor the Rock Star.

January 1, 2021 by  
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Tweet ( The Richard Pryor Show ran for four episodes in late 1977 on NBC. Pryor is a comedian that many should know similar to Redd Foxx and Flip Wilson—Black comedians who popped in the 1970s or had sitcoms at the time. I brought up this show for one reason. Pryor ran controversial skits on all four episodes with one of them being... [Read more...]

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