February 18, 2012 in Afrika, Astro Chronicles, Culture, Disography, Ether Warz, EVENTS, Fashion, Food, Food Clothing &Hip Hop, FYI, God Hop Movement, Health, Hip Hop, History, Incredible Findings, Interviews, Journey of a Starseed, Life Experience, Merchandise, Moors, Movies, Music, NOVELS, On the Scene, Performances, Photo Blogging, Quotables, Sa-Roc, Sa-Roc TV, Science, Spoken Word, Supernova, Video Blogging
Esperanza Spalding – Black Gold (feat. Algebra Blessett) from Concrete Loop on Vimeo.
this is a beautiful and inspirational song and video AAAAAAND i want esperanza’s earrings!
February 18, 2012 in Afrika, Culture, Ether Warz, Fashion, Food Clothing &Hip Hop, FYI, God Hop Movement, Hip Hop, History, Incredible Findings, Life Experience, Moors, Movies, On the Scene, Sa-Roc, Science, Supernova
February 2, 2012 in Culture, God Hop Movement, Hip Hop, Moors, Movies, Music
FOUND ON: (AllHipHop News) Yasiin Bey a.k.a. Mos Def is set to star in Switch, the film prequel to Quentin Tarantino’s 1997 film, Jackie Brown.
Bey, along with John Hawkes, will play the the younger versions of Ordell Robbie and Louis Gara respectively, characters made famous by Jackson and De Niro in director Quentin Tarantino’s 1997 film Jackie Brown, which also starred Pam Grier in the role of the title character.
Credited as Mos Def and having starred in over 13 films including Cadillac Records, The Italian Job, 16 Blocks and Next Day Air, Yasiin Bey is no stranger to acting. He also had roles on television show like Dexter, The Boondocks, and Chappelle’s Show.
Switch is based on the 2002 novel The Switch, written by Elmore Leonard. The film, set 15 years before Jackie Brown, is being written and directed by Dan Schechter. Production on the film is set to begin in May.
See the book description for The Switch below:
Ordell Robbie and Louis Gara hit it off in prison, where they were both doing time for grand theft auto. Now that they’re out, they’re joining forces for one big score. The plan is to kidnap the wife of a wealthy Detroit developer and hold her for ransom. But they didn’t figure the lowlife husband wouldn’t want his lady back. So it’s time for Plan B and the opportunity to make a real killing — with the unlikely help of a beautiful, ticked-off housewife who’s hungry for a large helping of sweet revenge.
February 2, 2012 in Afrika, Culture, FYI, God Hop Movement, Hip Hop, Interviews, Moors, Movies, Sa-Roc TV
FOUND ON: (AllHipHop News) Rapper, producer, and all around entrepreneur Kanye West will be heading to the Middle East next month to shoot a new short film according to a recent report from The New York Observer.
West reportedly sent representatives to scout locations in the Persian Gulf, including Abu Dahbi, Dubai, and Doha Qatar, for the short which is scheduled to film in March and will be presented in a similar manner to 2010′s “Runaway” from his Grammy-nominated album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
According to the Observer, “A number of local municipal officials and film companies are said to be engaged in what is characterized as a heated bidding war for the contracts involved in bringing Mr. West’s vision to life.”
One source involved in the talks stated, “In Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Doha all of the film initiatives are government controlled. A bidding war is going on between various government entities and private investors to fund the film. There’s pretty intense rivalry here between Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Qatar. They all want to claim the film as their own and take credit for generating the publicity.” Currently, details on the plot of the short and the shoot itself are being kept under wraps, even to those who are closely involved.
“Mr. West’s creative team is moving to the region for a few weeks, as part of an effort to create an “authentic” depiction of the culture. They plan to utilize local talent and production crews, and are said to be eager to portray the locales and their cultures in a positive light,” the source added.