Spike Lee’s war drama Da 5 Bloods is released on Netflix today and it’s a decent watch and a worthy replacement for a Friday cinema premiere. As the Netflix description reads: “Four African American veterans return to Vietnam decades after the war to find their squad leader’s remains […]
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Two members of New Jersey rap-trio Double XX Posse returned three years after their debut album Put Ya Boots On with their follow-up LP Ruff, Rugged & Raw. With a shortened name, members Sugar Ray and B.K. came back strong; Double X’s second album was just as potent […]
Remember when romantic comedies were fun? From Coming To America to Groundhog Day to Peggy Sue Got Married, during the 80s and early 90s, romcoms were some of the best films Hollywood had to offer. Then, somewhere during the late 90s and 00s, filmmakers elevated the schmaltz and […]
Brooklyn rapper Labba dropped his third album a couple of weeks back and it went without any fanfare despite it being a highly enjoyable listen. The LP is called The 9 and like the title suggests, it contains nine raw, hard-as-concrete joints by the often overlooked MC, whose […]
Bishop Nehru’s latest album titled Nehruvia: My Disregarded Thoughts is released today and it’s a mixed bag. With Nehru reportedly saying “I wanted to make a concept record about what it takes to free yourself from mental enslavement”, this LP sounded like an interesting idea. Upon hearing the […]
At age 17, Leroy Watson better known as Aasim D’Xplicit (sometimes spelled Aäsim D’Xpicit) signed to legendary Hip-Hop label Loud Records thanks to their A&R Schott Free. Working with the likes of Big Punisher and dead prez, Aasim recorded a couple of songs that golden era heads may […]
Killarmy are famous for incorporating military conflicts, terrorism, and war movie sound-bites into their music. Their song “War Face” for example (which appeared in their debut album), referenced and sampled the drill sergeant from Stanley Kubrick’s Vietnam film Full Metal Jacket. Almost 23 years after the release of […]
COVID-19 is a Virus that some racists say is Made In China. The Coronavirus Pandemic means people have to wash their hands and refrain from touching their face. Some people have decided to wear face masks but with conflicting information from scientists, a few have decided to take […]
Ready For The World (a group from Flint, Michigan) released their debut, self-titled album in 1985 and it was a very enjoyable listen. When the group first formed, their musical style consisted of a heady mixture of R&B, Soul, Funk, and Electro. If you’re a fan of early-to-mid […]
Pro Era’s CJ Fly who gave us mixtapes Thee Way Eye See It in 2013 and Flytrap in 2016, today releases his debut studio album Rudebwoy. The LP’s artwork and title represents his familial heritage of Barbados and Jamaica but this island-referencing aesthetic isn’t exactly a constant for […]
Although it may have formed part of this film’s pitch and it might be one of the main reasons for putting this version into production, the latest iteration of The Invisible Man is not a so-called “Me Too” movie. Unimaginative producers and bandwagonist critics may think any flick […]
After Parasite‘s historical Oscar win, making it the first international, non-English-speaking film ever to win “best picture”, this movie is now in danger of being overrated with almost no mainstream critic calling attention to its flaws. Critics are calling Parasite a “masterpiece” and it currently holds a 99% […]
The $uicideboy$‘ latest album titled Stop Staring At The Shadows is out at midnight and I’m pleased to report that overall it’s an enjoyable listen. This is the duo’s second full-length studio LP but if you’re a genuine fan, you’ll know that this is the group’s 45th-ish release. […]