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Fly News: Rihanna has a New Doc In The Works, To Offer Unfiltered Look Into Her Life

Rihanna has teamed up with producer/director Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights, Hancock, The Kingdom) for a theatrical feature documentary about the singer’s life. Rih previously worked with Berg on 2012’s Battleship.

The project will be produced by Berg’s new production company Film 45 which will focus on non-scripted and branded entertainment for film, TV, and other platforms.

Berg described the documentary as,

“An unfiltered look into Rihanna’s life and how she’s ascended to become a global icon.

The Battleship director was drawn to the idea of examining,

“A young artist at the top of her professional field.  [It’s] much more a character study than a music film.”

Don’t expect the Bajan beauty to deliver your typical music doc as the project will be taking style cues from D.A. Pennebaker‘s iconic 1967 Bob Dylan rock doc Don’t Look Back.

Rihanna has never shied away from concocting new ways to reach her legion of fans. Hopefully this time around its smooth sailing, unlike her ANTI release and her 777 special back in 2013.

If you’re curious about what you can expect check out the trailer for Don’t Look Back below. In the meantime we’ll keep our eyes peeled for any new developments on the currently untitled project!

-Stay Fly

 

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Watch: J. Cole’s “This Is What You Wanted” Episode 3 of Road To Homecoming

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The third episode of J. Cole’s Road To Homecoming mini-documentary series debuted recently. Fans can head over to HBO or Vimeo to check out this week’s installment titled “This Is What You Wanted.”

In this episode, we find J. Cole continuing his Dollar & a Dream tour. A tradition that began three years ago, Cole only charges fans a dollar per ticket; attracting thousands to wait in line for entry. Cole and his team take us behind the scenes revealing the stresses of booking a venue, along with the pressures of having fans stick it out in the face of hostile cops and terrible weather conditions; all for a coveted spot.

Wale and Kendrick Lamar join Cole on stage and we see A$AP Ferg and Rihanna make appearances as well. Rih had this to share about the Fayetteville rappers performance before offering Cole some tips on hair maintenance,

“Very deep but real, honest, vulnerable, confident — it was all of that.”

You can watch how episode 3 unfolds below. If you missed episode 1 and 2 of Cole’s ‘Road To Homecoming’ series you can also check them out below. J. Cole’s Forest Hills Drive: Homecoming special airs Saturday, Jan. 9, on HBO.

Episode 3: “This Is What You Wanted”

Episode 2: “Ain’t Nothin’ Like That”

Episode 1: “F*ck Money, Spread Love”

By: Arlene Danna

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Watch: Chad B Premieres Documentary Series ‘Good Karma’ (Part 1) [Video]

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Chad B brings fans deeper into his world with part one of his documentary series, Good Karma. Chad rides through his home city of Newark, highlights his previous visit to SXSW, and gives a glimpse at his live performances in the clip which features appearances by Dipset, Mike Zombie, Fetty Wap, and more.

New Jersey’s rising star delivers a short yet powerful visual expressing the struggles he has faced this past year. The relentless strength and determination that he has embodied, especially during the time of his mother’s death, is nothing short of inspirational. The Garden State phenom makes it clear that he has no intentions on slowing down until he sees all of the success he has worked so hard for.

‘Good Karma’ comes right on the heels of the announcement of Chad B.’s eOne Music deal with collaborator, Cascio. Together the duo cooked up Jersey’s newest anthem “In My Zone” which has taken the Tri-State area by storm. The banger was released shortly after Chad delivered a memorable and infectious chorus for Freekey Zekey‘s “We Hustle” featuring Lil Wayne and Tito Green.

After a successful 2015 it’s clear that Chad B. plans on taking 2016 by storm.

Take a look below:

Twitter: @TheRealChadB

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J. Cole’s Forest Hill Drive: Homecoming & Road to Homecoming Mini Documentary Series

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A few weeks ago, the world learned that artist J. Cole had teamed up with HBO for the release of Forest Hill Drive: Homecoming. The mini documentary captured the Fayetteville stop of his Forest Hills Drive tour.

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Today, J. Cole surprised fans by announcing via his Instagram that Forest Hill Drive: Homecoming was only the final piece of a five-part mini documentary series titled Road to Homecoming. Cole teases that the documentary takes you through the last year of his life; giving you insight into the album rollout process, the acts featured on the Forest Hill Drive tour, his Dollar and a Dream tour, as well as the inner workings of his career, and the people who help bring his vision into fruition.

An installment will be released each week until the premiere of Forest Hill Drive: Homecoming on HBO. Each installment will be made available on HBO Now and Vimeo until January 9th. You can check out the trailer for Homecoming, release dates, along with the first episode of Road to Homecoming below.

Forest Hill Drive: Homecoming Trailer

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Episode 1: F*ck Money, Spread Love – Dec. 16th
Episode 2: Ain’t Nothin’ Like That – Dec. 23rd
Episode 3: This Is What You Wanted – Dec. 30th
Episode 4: Buses, Vans, and Trains – Jan. 6th
Episdoe 5: Homecoming – Jan. 9th

Forest Hill Drive: Road to Homecoming – Ep 1 “F*ck Money, Spread Love”

By: Arlene Danna 

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Watch: T-PAIN Documentary ‘Bigger Than Pain’ Directed by Worldstar Hip Hop Films

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WorldStarHipHop.com (WSHH) announced today the release of BIGGER THAN PAIN, an original mini-documentary film about 2x Grammy award winning singer, rapper and producer T-Pain.

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This new original project release follows the success of WorldStar’s critically acclaimed The Field documentary. Running at 40 minutes, BIGGER THAN PAIN follows the career of T-Pain from the UK leg of his 2014 I Am T-Pain concert tour to his creative life off stage. It also reveals how the ambitious 30 year old with two Grammy Awards and over 50 top ten singles under his belt navigates the triumphs and pitfalls of his successful career.

“T-Pain is a prolifically talented musician that has and continues to greatly influence popular music,” says WorldStar CEO.Lee “Q” O’Denat.

“In the doc, Pain gives himself straight, no chaser and in the process reveals someone many can relate to when it comes to making it in this world. We are excited that WorldStar will be the platform to share a part of his fascinating story with BIGGER THAN PAIN,” O’Denat continued.

BTP is directed by Sher Toor and executive produced by Lee “Q” O’Denat and WorldstarHipHop Films.

Check it out below:

-Stay Fly!

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[WATCH] The Drew : “No Excuse, Just Produce” The Drew League Documentary Official Trailer

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Point Guard Star Player Baron Davis releases The Official Trailer for His Most Anticipated Debut Film – The Drew “No Excuse, Just Produce.”

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The Drew League also known as a true Playground for the best of the best Basketball Players in the world is coming to a screen near you very soon!

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Basketball Legend, Philanthropist, Business Mogul and now Director took his talents and resources to his home town South Central, Los Angeles, California where this league was birthed and built a documentary around the whole culture of “The Drew League.”

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The Official Trailer, just released has key highlights about the hardship, the turmoil and the unity of this community. This film not only features Baron Davis’ very rural, intimate, yet triumphant story but also superstar NBA players such as Los Angeles Natives and Detroit Pistons own Brandon Jennings, Portland Trailblazers small forward Dorell Wright, Houston Rockets Trevor Ariza and Los Angeles Lakers star Nick Young. The viewer will also get a few surprises pop up on screen like Toronto Raptors player DeMar Derozan, Los Angeles Clippers Matt Barnes and Lakers coach Byron Scott many more. This film is about Community, The Culture of Basketball in Los Angeles, and showing the world that through this sport we all can stick together.

The Official World Premiere will be at The Los Angeles Film Festival (June 10th-18th), who just announced that this film will be featured in the festival along with guest Baron Davis in attendance. ‘The Drew League,’ which is a summer league starts back up on May 16, 2015 with even greater energy than before.

Photo Cred: Cassy Athena

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“My Time AGAIN”: Nicki Minaj Gets Personal In A Trailer of her own Upcoming MTV Trilogy

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Leaving her Pinkprint literally at the top of the charts, Nicki Minaj takes us on a journey of her day-to-day life, and gets a little personal, as she speaks on family, fame, and friendships. Peep the trailer below…

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#MilaMondays: Mila J Introduces Her Father and Visits Leimert Park [Video]

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Los Angeles’ own shining star, Mila J, debuts her new web series on today just in time for #MilaMondays.
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Get Up Close & Personal with Beyonce: “Liberation” & “Honesty” [SFPL Visual]

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Beyonce is back with Part. 4 & 5 of her ‘Self-Titled’ web series. This time around she speaks on “Liberation” & “Honesty,” which are both subjects based on the transition of her album. Take a look below and peep the continuous hard work from Bey…

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Yo Gotti – ’42 Days Til I Am’ [Vlog Series] (Video)

Beasting in these tour streets, Yo Gotti has become an unstoppable hip-hop machine! Today, SFPL provides you with Yo Gotti’s new weekly vlog series entitled ‘Yo Gotti: 42 Days Til I AM.’