The Importance of Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’

The Importance of Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’

Can you name a predominantly Black multimillion-dollar movie franchise other than Madea? Bad Boys would count if Michael Bay wasn’t the director, and there we more than two movies in the series. So, then the answer is no, you can’t. All my favorite movie franchises star Caucasian men, such as Star Wars, every superhero movie […]

Albums That Raised Me: Eminem ‘The Marshall Mathers LP’

Albums That Raised Me: Eminem ‘The Marshall Mathers LP’

I’m not entirely sure how I feel about this new Eminem album. The first single, featuring Beyoncé, won’t ever be played in my house. Trust that. The second single barely made it through the first 30 seconds. Despite my feelings towards Marshall’s new music, The Marshall Mathers LP was single-handedly the most influential album on […]

Hip Hop And Politics

Hip Hop And Politics

Imagine a young Black boy in the early ’90s watching his idols tear the government down as an establishment that does not recognize his culture. Now, imagine the same Black boy in 2017 watching his idols permeate the structures of the government and attain power. Suddenly, his ideals have changed. An entire generation of Black […]

Roli employs Pharrell as Chief Creative Officer

Roli employs Pharrell as Chief Creative Officer

UK’s futuristic musical instrument creation company, ROLI, has announced Pharrell as the Chief Creative Officer for their business. ROLI was created by Roland Lamb, whose goal is to create new instruments using cutting edge technology. Oscar winning and legendary composer, Hans Zimmer, uses the Seaboard, which is a mind-blowing piano influenced instrument created by Lamb. This is the […]

Albums That Raised Me: Usher ‘8701’

Albums That Raised Me: Usher ‘8701’

Growing up, R&B music was the one safe genre for both my parents. My father, who lived in Brooklyn at the time, and my mother, back in North Jersey, were skeptical about the rap music then. Mom was too religious, and Dad was too reverent to his era of hip-hop music. I knew that if […]

END OF AN ERA

END OF AN ERA

“You’re driving in a hurricane and you see three people at a bus stop. One is an old lady and she’s sick. One is your best friend and he saved your life. And the third is the lady of your dreams. Now check it out, you only have room for one in your car, which […]

Marvel Magic: Black Panther & Thor Casts Unite at Comic Con

Marvel Magic: Black Panther & Thor Casts Unite at Comic Con

The Marvel machine is producing movies at full capacity, and the pieces are finally falling into place before the culmination of the MCU in Avengers: Infinity Wars. With only two movies left before the star studded mash-up, fans are eager to see precisely what happens to set up the war with Thanos, something the studio […]