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J.Period, Jesse Williams, Rhymefest, Xzibit & More Join Forces for ‘Rise Up!’ [New Music]

From Marvin Gaye to Sam Cooke to Bob Dylan and beyond, Civil Rights struggles have a rich history of connection to music. So it is, in the spirit of that tradition, J.PERIOD and Jesse Williams join forces with artists from The Playlist Retreat to create a new wave of music for a new movement with the release of RISE UP! Music Inspired by the EPIX Original Series America Divided. The first single from “Miranda (RISE UP!)” features an introduction from actor/activist Jesse Williams, with rappers Rhymefest & Xzibit posing provocative questions about the state of our nation over a J.PERIOD-produced beat. “We’re pointing fingers at each other and we’re missing the point…” Rhymefest begins. Unity, not division, is the solution for what ails our country—a fitting message in honor of what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 88th birthday earlier this week. 
 
Executive produced by Norman Lear, Shonda Rhimes, and Common, the EPIX Original docu-series America Divided features celebrity hosts including Jessie Williams (Senior Producer), America Ferreira, Rosario Dawson, Amy Poehler, and Zack Galifianakis investigating a wide range of social justice issues including criminal justice, immigration, housing and voting rights, and education. The series also forges the foundation of Jesse’s partnership with J.PERIOD, who composed the original theme song for the show.
 
RISE UP! pairs hip-hop icons including Black Thought, Pharoahe Monch, Posdnous (De La Soul), Young Guru, and DJ Jazzy Jeff; leading artist/activists including Aloe Blacc and Joss Stone; soulful voices including Raheem DeVaughn and Eric Roberson; and rising music stars from The Playlist Retreat including Mayda del Valle, Maimouna Youssef, Masego, Dayne Jordan, Stro Elliot, Tall Black Guy, POMO, and more.  
 
“In the process of progress,” states Jesse Williams, “We are reclaiming our best practices, heroes, and nomenclature. I am a proud producer of the America Divided docu-series and honored to work alongside producer and mixtape master, J.PERIOD, in creating a soul-sonic experience that is both homage and inspiration to the critical thinking that undergirds liberation movements of past, present, and future.” 
 
J.PERIOD’s most recent production, The Hamilton Mixtape, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums in December 2016. 
 
For more information about RISE UP! Music Inspired by the EPIX America Divided, follow J.PERIOD on Twitter @jperiodBK or visit http://JPERIOD.com for release details about this powerful collection of new music.
 
For more information about the original docu-series America Divided, executive produced by Norman Lear, Shonda Rhimes, and Common, visit: http://americadividedseries.com.
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Watch The Fun New Trailer For The Lego Batman Movie!

The Lego variation of the caped crusader is back in his own film The Lego Batman Movie! In the follow-up to the wildly popular first film The Lego Movie we catch up with Batman (Will Arnett) who pretty much finds himself to be lonely once he finishes fighting crime.

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His loyal butler Alfred (Ralph Fiennes) reminds Bruce of his loneliness when he tells him in the clip “Your greatest fear is being a part of a family again,”. Alfred also reminds Batman that he needs to take responsibility for his life and become a better mentor to Robin (Michael Cera)  whom Batman hilariously forgets he adopted in the first place.

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From there on Batman must figure out how to coexist with his new annoying sidekick and save Gotham from The Joker (Zach Galifianakis) with some added help from Batgirl/Police Commissioner Barbara Gordon (Rosario Dawson). The fun trailer backed the sounds of Wiz Khalifa’s mega-hit record “Black &Yellow” and updated remix of Jefferson’s Starship’s “We Built This City” has The Lego Batman Movie looking like it’s going to be a much more enjoyable experience than Batman V Superman or Suicide Squad.

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The Lego Batman Movie hits theaters February 10th,2017!

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Chance The Rapper, Iman, and More Named Ambassadors For KENZO x H&M

A few months ago H&M announced their newest collaboration would be with high-end fashion house KENZO.

Today KENZO x H&M revealed the ambassadors for the upcoming collaboration; which include the likes of Iman, Rosario DawsonChloë Sevigny, and Chance The Rapper.

The collaboration will be available online and at select retailers on November 3. Until then take a look at promotional videos featuring Iman, and Chance The Rapper, along with a behind the scenes look at the shoot below.

 

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Black Eyed Peas Remake “#WHERESTHELOVE” With An All-Star Cast [New Video]

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Where’s The Love?

Just thirteen years after it’s initial hit onto the music scene, the Black Eyed Peas relives their classic song “Where’s The Love?” in 2016 to spread unity, peace and love throughout the world due to recent tragic happenings.

Joining the chart-topping band are the likes of: Mary J. Blige, The Game, Diddy, Tori Kelly, Cassie, Nicole Scherzinger, Jessie J., Andra Day, Justin Timberlake, Usher, DJ Khaled, LL Cool J, Quincy Jones, Jaiden Smith, A$AP Rocky, Rosario Dawson, Kendall Jenner, Kris Jenner, Jhene Aiko (and her daughter) and many more.

DJ Khaled delivers the keys and he speaks on terrorism and gun violence, paired with a few bars of the same nature from Diddy and The Game. Jaiden and Rocky also pair-up to get a few things off their chest about society, voting, drug dealers and more.

All proceeds from the actual sale of the song will be donated to will.i.am’s non-profit foundation, i.am.angel.

Watch the video HERE via Apple Music. 

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Mike Colter Defends The Streets of Harlem In New Trailer For Upcoming Netflix Series ‘Luke Cage’.

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weet Christmas! Netflix/Marvel gave us a small glimpse of what to expect from the upcoming Luke Cage original Netflix series. Today we get a healthy look at the upcoming original series coming to the popular streaming service this September.

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With the Isaac Haye’s “Walk on By” as the soundtrack we see the reluctant hero Luke Cage (Mike Colter) decide to use his abilities to make a difference in Harlem a “perpetual symbol of hope and prosperity” as described by Alfre Woodard who plays powerful political figure Mariah Dillard. We also get a really good look at his nemesis Cornell “Cottenmouth” Stokes (Mahershala Ali) dishing out bloody and severe punishment. Rosario Dawson returns as nurse Claire Temple and is heavily featured in the trailer. Comic book nerds will also rejoice to see Misty Knight (Simone Missick) in the trailer as she is a major role player in the Luke Cage and upcoming Iron Fist universe.

We will also see exactly how Luke Cage gained his abilities due to a botched military experiment on him. This new trailer definitely succeeds in building up the anticipation for original series. Peep the intense new trailer for Luke Cage below:

Luke Cage premieres on Netflix, September 30th at 12:01 am! Looks like our Netflix and Chill nights will be action packed !

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Stay Fly!

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Marvel Releases Key Art for ‘Marvel’s Luke Cage’

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Today, Netflix released the key art for their original series Marvel’s Luke Cage via the show’s TwitterFacebook and Instagram pages, leading up to the trailer debut tomorrow.

‘Marvel’s Luke Cage’, the third show in the Defenders series to launch on Netflix, will premiere globally on September 30, 2016 at 12:01am PT. The series follows the launches of Marvel’s Daredevil and Marvel’s Jessica Jones, and leads up to the future release of Marvel’s Iron Fist and ultimately, Marvel’s The Defenders.

In this groundbreaking new series, audiences will witness the evolution of Luke Cage (previously introduced in ‘Marvel’s Jessica Jones’) after he has relocated to Harlem and is in the process of picking up the pieces following his failed relationship with Jessica Jones. Like the preceding Marvel series on Netflix, ‘MLC’ is a gritty, action-packed drama, grounded in the real world with heroes who focus on saving their neighborhood and have their feet firmly planted on the ground.

About Marvel’s Luke Cage:

After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage (Mike Colter) becomes a fugitive trying to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem, New York City. But he is soon pulled out of the shadows and must fight a battle for the heart of his city – forcing him to confront a past he had tried to bury.

Mike plays the charismatic lead character, Luke Cage and is joined by Mahershala Ali (Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes), Alfre Woodard (Mariah Dillard), Simone Missick (Misty Knight), Theo Rossi (Shades), Frank Whaley (Rafael Scarfe) and Rosario Dawson (Claire Temple).

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Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, Chance The Rapper, Chris Rock, Rihanna, & More Create PSA In Support of #BlackLivesMatter

The Black community is still reeling from the tragic murders of Philando Castille and Alton Sterling at the hands of police. Many have taken to the streets and social media to protest, voice their opinions, and demand a change.

Mic along with a plethora of actors and musicians that include Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, Bono, Chance The Rapper, Chris Rock, Common, Pink, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Hart, Rihanna, Taraji P. Henson, Queen Latifah, Rosario Dawson, Swizz Beatz, Talib Kweli, Lenny Kravitz, Zoe Kravitz, A$AP Rocky, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Jennifer Hudson, Adam Levine, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Maxwell have teamed up for PSA titled “23 Ways.” The PSA aims to shed light on the non-stop brutality and countless murders of POC at the hands of the police; simply for doing things most wouldn’t think twice about like walking home with a friend, trying to get help, and making eye contact.

Each harrowing account of the the men, women, and children of color who have been murdered by police, serves as a painful reminder of the deep rooted and systematic racism still prevalent in society today. Watch the PSA in it’s entirety below.

 

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Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson, Kevin Hart & More Star In The Upcoming Movie Top Five Co-Produced By Jay Z, Questlove and Kanye West [Movie Trailer]

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Chris Rock  leads an all-star cast in the upcoming film Top Five, which is also co-produced by Jay Z,  Questlove and Kanye West.

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Fly LIGHTs: Rosario Dawson Covers Cosmo for Latinas, Wants Young Latinas to Be Excited About Voting…

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With the new sequel blockbuster ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ just underway, Rosario Dawson takes some time out to grace the cover of Cosmopolitan for Latinas Magazine. Check out her fashion feature and interview below…

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Red Carpet Fly-Lights: The 2013 Golden Globes

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The Red Carpet was filled with hits and misses during last night’s 2013 Golden Globe Awards! Take a walk with us, as we see who’s look was HIT and who looked HIT …. lol. Let’s go …