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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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Cash Money’s Documentary Now Has an Official Release Date

Birdman has announced the official release date for Cash Money’s highly anticipated documentary, Before Anythang: The Story Behind the Cash Money Records Empire. Slated for release on May 12th, the Clifton Bell-directed film appears to be a highlight reel-style compilation of artist interviews discussing the rise of NOLA’s iconic Rap collective. Before Anything was co-executive produced…

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Missy Elliott Shares Charming “I’m Better” Visual and Announces Documentary

The legendary Missy Elliott dropped off a surprise visual for her new cut, “I’m Better.” The track, which features Lamb, boasts a flossy come up over a Trap-inspired, but still Missy style, beat. The abstract asymmetry of Missy’s iconic aesthetic isn’t lost in her current work. “I’m Better” is pleasingly peculiar from Elliott’s haircut and…

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Watch The Trailer For James Baldwin Doc ‘I Am Not Your Negro’

James Baldwin was a big part of my awakening process. No one has written about America the way he has. His honesty and analysis is an indispensable part of the literary canon and anyone who wants to understand America should read him. If anyone should be the subject of a documentary, Baldwin is the most…

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Tyler The Creator Reveals Snippet From ‘Cherry Bomb’ Documentary

2017 just started and it looks like Tyler The Creator is already going to have a great year. Back in November, he held his annual Camp Flog Gnaw music festival where he and Illegal Civilization gave festival goers a 10 minute preview of an upcoming documentary about the making of Tyler’s 2015 album, Cherry Bomb.…

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Watch The Trailer For Tyler, The Creator’s Upcoming ‘Cherry Bomb’ Documentary

Today, Tyler, The Creator and film production crew Illegal Civilization announced a new, 45-minute documentary about the making of Cherry Bomb, the artist’s 2015 album release.  Featuring a montage of impressive stars, including Kanye West, Lil Wayne, A$AP ROCKY, Pharrell, and ScHoolboy Q, the minute long teaser is full of must-see moments that only Tyler himself could create.…

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Miguel Takes You Inside His Creative Process On ‘Noteworthy’

Since his debut album, Miguel has positioned himself as a singer firmly rooted in R&B but unafraid of experimentation. He has managed to craftily make use of the sounds of various decades of Funk, Hip-Hop, and Rock in a way that stays to true to the sound of R&B but still feels refreshing. You can…

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Biz Markie To Be Honored In New Docu-Series ‘Nobody Beats The Biz’

New York rap legend Biz Markie made his debut in the music industry in 1985 as a beat box for Roxanne Shante of the Juice Crew. From that moment on, Biz began creating his own lane in the rap world, quickly becoming one of Hip Hop’s elite. Now almost 30 years later, he continues to be…

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Spike Lee To Premiere Michael Jackson Documentary at Sundance Festival

With all the buzz around Spike Lee’s defensive stance in support of the release of his most recent film Chi-raq, the filmmaker has decided to take some of the smoke off his tail and give us something we would all enjoy, hands down. With such positive feedback from his documentary feature that Spike put together in celebration…

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Grimes Releases ‘Art Angel’ Documentary With The Fader

Making a statement as a progressive artist, Canadian “DIY” producer-meets-singer Claire Boucher, also known as Grimes, is certainly an eclectic bombshell known for her quirky, feminist musical delivery. The FADER recently got personal with Grimes as they documented her creative process within her LA home for the “Art Angel” documentary. In her film Grimes discusses…

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Maya Angelou Documentary Set to Premiere at Sundance

Most people get star-struck over mainstream celebrities, but I will never forget the day I was blessed enough to meet the amazing and phenomenal Maya Angelou. As a writer, she was the first example I had of a black woman who wrote such beautiful words, and I was only a fourth grader. The first poem I…

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Ng’endo Mukii Explores Colorism in ‘Yellow Fever’ Documentary

The ills of colorism is not limited to the United States and consequently has equal damages within African countries due to toxic skin creams and Eurocentric beauty standards. For her thesis project at London’s Royal College of Art, Kenyan filmmaker Ng’endo Mukii explores the topic in her mixed-media documentary, Yellow Fever. Captured in a bit…

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