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Morgan Freeman to Produce Limited Series About Rodney King

LAPD’s brutal assault on Rodney King in 1991 is one of many moments in American history that mark the nation’s stagnant progress toward equality. Before social media’s big boom, a 26-year-old Black man was beaten in the street by four Los Angeles law enforcement officers who would later be acquitted (despite the camera-documented use of…

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Vote Paris Strother of KING for Governor of the Recording Academy’s LA Chapter

The ladies of KING have been simultaneously creating sublime, one-of-a-kind music and pioneering a movement for musician women of color. So it should come as no surprise that KING’s lead instrumentalist Paris Strother has been nominated for Governor of the Los Angeles chapter of the Recording Academy. If you’re a Grammy voter, here’s your chance…

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Audio: Frank Ocean, “Biking” Feat. Jay Z & Tyler, The Creator

The third episode of Frank Ocean’s Beats 1 show, blonded RADIO, came with a few choice cuts from Rae Sremmurd, Young Thug, Rihanna, and Kehlani, along with an eclectic mix featuring rising talents like Starrah and Maleek Berry. Patty LaBelle, Babyface, and The Doobie Brothers were also apart of the vibe, adding some classic rock, rhythm and blues to the blend. Frank ended…

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Master P Stacks His Limitless Legacy with Forthcoming “King of the South” Biopic

Master P is continuing his long list of production credits with the making of his own life story. Titling the biopic King of the South, Percy Miller plans to tell his life story dating back to his adolescent years in New Orleans. The living legend has already called on a few of filmmaking’s greatest minds to help orchestrate his biopic, including Academy…

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James Blake Shares Breathtaking Visual for “My Willing Heart”

James Blake shared a stunning black-and-white visual for “My Willing Heart” from his 2016 album, The Colour In Anything.  Directed by Anna Rose Holmer, the video stars Natalie Portman who’s pregnancy spotlights as a work of art. Dazzlingly intimate, the actress is shown lounging in bed and suspended in a pool, her bountiful silhouette serving as…

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Gallant Shares Steamy Music Video for “Talking to Myself”

In Gallant’s newest video, “Talking to Myself,” you see the Grammy nominated vocalist in an all black fit, freely fidgeting and moving to his words through an empty diner. The first scene welcomes the audience in through an upside down frame and continues to entice our attention with a slow, constant rotation of angles and frames.…

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Audio: MUNDU, “Smoking Mirrors”

MUNDU doesn’t care about notoriety or industry gimmicks and he makes that clear with a melodic disillusioning of stardom. His latest track, “Smoking Mirrors,” directly declares that the London-based artist is determined to succeed without all the frivolous superficialities that are so often mistaken for achievement. Over a vibey track, MUNDU’s no-nonsense straightforwardness seesaws with…

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Jon Favreau’s ‘The Lion King’ Remake Casts Donald Glover as Simba

After racking up awards for his work on Atlanta and securing the role of Lando in next year’s Han Solo film, Donald Glover has joined the cast of another major Disney production. Last night (Feb. 18), Director Jon Favreau took to Twitter to announce two essential puzzle pieces for his new Lion King remake, first naming Glover to play the…

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Saint Heron Remembers Funk King Walter “Junie” Morrison

The iconic Walter “Junie” Morrison has passed away at the age of 62, OkayPlayer reports. The multi-talented Ohio native and founder of legendary funk band The Ohio Players is the mastermind behind those funked up, synthy grooves from the ’70s that heralded a permanent shift in music. Morrison was also a contributing member of Parliament-Funkadelic…

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Audio: Kingdom, “What is Love” Feat. SZA

Ezra Rubin, the mega producer and DJ known as Kingdom, is set to release his debut LP Tears in the Club after owning LA’s underground music scene with his genre-defying remixes and a studio collective he co-founded, Fade to Mind. The New York-hailing mix master has also previously collaborated with Dawn Richard and Kelela which…

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Sonequa Martin-Green of The Walking Dead is The First Black Woman In A ‘Star Trek’ Series

Sonequa Martin-Green of The Walking Dead is adding to the history of Black women worldwide with her new role. She will go down in history as the first black woman with a leading role in a Star Trek series. Martin-Green will play the role of lieutenant commander in the legendary sci-fi space exploration show. Her character’s…

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KING Brings the Anxiousness of Love’s Uncertainty to Life in “In The Meantime” Visual

Our favorite trio, who is now our favorite Grammy nominated trio, have followed-up their “Native Land” visual with a new one for “In The Meantime.” In KING‘s new animated visual, minimalist lines morph into various images of women and men daydreaming about their respective lovers. This reflection on romance and thriving intimacy seem to put…

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