11 minutes ago While the film world is currently dominated by thrilling franchises and shared universes, there are certain filmmakers who are essentially living royalty. One of them is director/writer/producer Spike Lee, who has made hyper stylized dramas that often explore the black experience in America. While he's been busy with his Netflix series She's Gotta Have It, a new Spike Lee joint will soon hit theaters with BlackKklansman. Based on a crazy real life story, BlackKklansman follows an African American detective in the 1970's who infiltrates a violent Ku Klux Klan chapter. Like all Spike Lee joints, the soundtrack is a character within itself, and the credits have a particularly exciting track: an unreleased Prince cover. I recently spoke with Lee about the film's soundtrack, where he revealed how that previously hidden song made its way to BlackKklansman. This is some serious movie magic. While music and style icon Prince tragically passed away in 2016, there are still … [Read more...] about How Spike Lee Got An Unreleased Prince Song Into BlackKklansman
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Renowned for her English-language impressions, Kate McKinnon showed off her foreign-language skills on The Tonight Show on Wednesday, when she rapped a few verses of the Hungarian song "Yozsefvaros" by Animal Cannibals. The Saturday Night Live star told host Jimmy Fallon that she attempted to pick up the language while shooting her upcoming film The Spy Who Dumped Me in Budapest. "Hungarian is the second-most difficult language for native speakers of English to pick up so I studied every day so hard for three months and at the end I could not order at a restaurant," McKinnon joked. Instead, she said, she picked up one version of the rap song, named after the Budapest neighborhood Józsefváros, from her driver in the country. McKinnon then proceeded to perform the song, singing one verse and leading The Tonight Show's audience in the refrain. During her appearance, McKinnon also revealed the birthday present she received from fellow SNL castmember Leslie Jones. "We like to … [Read more...] about Kate McKinnon Performs Hungarian Rap on ‘The Tonight Show’
The first trailer for Mile 22 was released back in May and many viewers were under the assumption that it was a Red Band trailer because of the language and bloody action. However, that wasn't the case at all. It seems that Mile 22 is just an intense action-thriller that looks like a perfect way to end the summer at the box office. If that wasn't enough, the latest trailer also features a brand-new song from Migos that helps to get the blood pumping along with the visuals on the screen. In a visceral modern thriller from director Peter Berg (Lone Survivor), Mark Wahlberg stars as James Silva, an operative of the CIA's most highly-prized and least-understood unit. Aided by a top-secret tactical command team, Silva must retrieve and transport an asset who holds life-threatening information to Mile 22 for extraction before the enemy closes in. The whole plan sounds pretty easy, but it all goes to hell real fast as seen in the new trailer. Wahlberg's Silva character at one point says, "If … [Read more...] about Final Mile 22 Trailer Features Unreleased Migos Song ‘Is You Ready?’
The baristas were playing music from Spotify over the speakers on Friday, as they often do, when a Duke University official walked in. Larry Moneta, the vice president for student affairs, waited for his usual order from the campus coffee shop - a hot tea and vegan muffin, according to Indy Week. But the vulgar rap song he heard on the speakers bothered him."Get paid ... get paid. ..," Young Dolph raps in the song, using the n-word. "Whatever you do, just make sure you get paid."The baristas did get paid - severance checks.The two baristas on duty, Britni Brown and Kevin Simmons, told Indy Week, an alternative weekly in Durham, North Carolina, that their contracts were terminated after Moneta complained the director of dining services about the profane song.Moneta said in a statement to the News & Observer and the Duke Chronicle on Tuesday that he was "shocked" to hear lyrics that he said were "quite inappropriate for a working environment that serves children among others." He … [Read more...] about Duke University official complained about a rap song in a campus coffee shop. Then employees were fired.
Happy Black History Month! For each of the 28 days of February, we at The Mary Sue will have a post about a black woman you should know about—some you may have heard of, some a little bit more obscure, and some fictional who still deserve a lot of love. Day Eighteen: The Queens of RapIn 1996, the Grammy awards introduced the “Best Rap Album” award as a category at the ceremony. Since then the only female rapper to win the award was Lauryn Hill as a member of the rap group The Fugees.In fact of the other two big rap awards “Best Rap Song” and “Best Rap Performance,” no female rapper has ever won either of them. The last female rapper to win a rap award at the Grammys was Eve in 2002 when she won “Best Rap/Sung Performance” with Gwen Stefani for the song “Let Me Blow Your Mind” sixteen years ago.Women in rap do not get the recognition they deserve. Rap as a genre has always had to fight for its acceptance as a … [Read more...] about For Colored Girls Who Listened To Rap When R’n’B Wasn’t Enough