This is both hilarious & sad at the SAME DAMN TIME. SMDH. Terrible. Just Terrible.
— Cliff Skighwalker (@Skighwalker) January 18, 2017
The video above is not the trailer for actor Danny Trejo’s upcoming documentary, but its interesting to provide you all an appetizer for the upcoming documentary ‘Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo’. There was another documentary on Danny Trejo called “Champion” that we posted the trailer to after the jump.
“The big screen tough guy is currently in production on Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo, a documentary that will chronicle his life and career — from his early days on the streets that led him to prison, to getting clean and working with directors like Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez and appearing in films such as Heat, Con Air and Machete.
Today, Danny Trejo is temperate, benevolent and likely one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet. But he wasn’t always this way”, says producer Adam Scorgie in a statement. “Growing up in the mean streets of Pacoima, California, he was raised and mentored by his uncle, a drug addict and armed robber. By the age of 12, he had tried heroin. By age 15, he was introduced to his first jail cell. At 23, he was sentenced to San Quentin for selling a $30,000 bag of heroin to an undercover agent.”
Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo is expected to be released in 2018.
“In his new film, director Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished – a radical narration about race in America, using the writer’s original words. He draws upon James Baldwin’s notes on the lives and assassinations of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr. to explore and bring a fresh and radical perspective to the current racial narrative in America.”
“One of the best movies you are likely to see this year.”
– Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
In theaters February 3rd
Political Analyst Angela Rye On Trump, CNN, The Electoral College & Her Recent Ordeal With The TSA (Video)
“Angela Rye discusses her role as a political analyst on CNN, Donald Trump’s Cabinet, and her highly publicized encounter with sexual harassment with the TSA.”
“Catch New York Giants all-star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. get behind the wheel in the latest episode of Undercover Lyft. Even after a few sweet dance moves, some hair styling tips, and an awkward call from his mom, these passengers never saw it coming.”
The day after Ava DuVernay’s new film, 13TH, opened the 54th New York Film Festival, subjects interviewed in the film came together for an extended conversation exploring the many issues explored in this powerful documentary about race and criminal justice.
From the portrayal of black men in popular culture, dating back to D. W. Griffith’s 1915 Birth of a Nation, to the progression from slavery to mass incarceration and the persistent demonization and killing of black men by police in our cities today, the discussion will consider how the past connects with our present reality. Participants will include Ashley Clark (BFI), Jelani Cobb (The New Yorker, The Substance of Hope: Barack Obama and the Paradox of Progress), Malkia Cyril (Center for Media Justice), Kevin Gannon (Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning), and Khalil Gibran Muhammad (Harvard Kennedy School; former Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture). 13TH is a Netflix original documentary.
Well we made it to 2017 and let me say Happy New Year on behalf of the entire Jayforcedotcom team. J. Keys would like to help you start off on the right foot in 2017 with his latest track New Year New Day. He reminds you to not just wait for the end of the year to start thinking about change but apply it with each day you are blessed with. The visuals definitely match the track showing him being active in many different locations. So while you are nodding your head to the groove pay attention to the message in the music as well!
This year I’m thinking bigger than the money. I’m trying to get something that you cant take from me. Trying to stay clear of the haters & the dummies. Got you eating salad trying to get rid of your tummy. Man you don’t got to wait to lose weight it don’t cost a thing to have faith.
Three years ago I traveled to Seattle to cover the annual Bumbershoot Music festival. That trip turned out to be as much of a networking and new artist discovery as it was for festival coverage. I was introduced to a multitude of artists and Gifted Gab is one that I told people about after seeing her perform live. She has continued to work hard, releasing new music along with performing at shows up and down the west coast. She even rocked out here in Atlanta for A3C 2016. Well she has caught the eye of Swisher Sweets who have made her part of their convenience store sessions. Yes the title explains exactly what it is Gifted Gab performing live inside a convenience store unannounced, unrehearsed, with real customers. Gab definitely has the personality to pull this off. So check out this cool footage where the Seattle emcee controls the crowd while they are grabbing a six pack and some swishers!
If you have been tuned into the Beatz & Lyrics Show on a weekly basis then you have heard the track Ski Mask Way by Rah Digga & Lyric Jones. The Beatz & Lyrics show that airs every Monday night 8pm Est 5pm PST on the Native Ryhmes Channel on Dash Radio. Okay shameless plug out of the way now lets get to this exclusive interview we had with these two Titans on the microphone. ArtbyOdell was at 529 in East Atlanta for the kickoff date of the Ski Mask Way tour. Lyric Jones & Rah Digga discuss how their collaboration came about and what new music they have in store. There is even a brief discussion on 2nd amendment gun rights as well. Let me apologize in advance for the abrupt end to the video, some technical difficulties but plenty of gems in this video, enjoy!
(Photo Credit: PictureMane )
Stevie being the genius that gave us “Superstition” is enough. But seeing him do it live… Okay, that’s incredible; and enough, to be certain. But what will make your Sunday and New Year wonderful is that Stevie Wonder rocked ‘Sesame Street’ live with that joint!
It was like a funk & soul clinic for the kids: Talk about a Children’s Television Workshop!
Get right to it: Who is Nas feeling among the newer school artists of now. Cole & Kendrick, certainly. But Weezy though? Interesting, but much too short from Nas, clip from Revolt’s “Music Talks” Series.
Think the kids have lost their way in Hip-Hop when they can say ‘Tupac? Who is that?’ while we have debates about Pac’s place in your all-time Top 5 list. Watch, as the kids get familiar with some work from the late, great rapper/actor.
Before you click play, how do you think the millennials in the video will react? Might surprise you.
Talib Kweli tells Vlad that Lil Yachty, 21 Savage, Ugly God and the other young’uns in the rap game have something to teach the rap vets. No, helllll nooo; not about putting out good music. Rather, they know how to get a buzz that gets heat for an artist without
paying playing the radio game. And that game has gotten even more expensive and more ‘in the shadows’ nowadays.
F*ck radio…don’t need no radio… [and] F*CK Gene Simmons!
Dope track. Dooooope dancehall track! Bet money in any current currency that if you ride out and pull up with this bumping out your speakers, any attention you get will be the right attention. Smooth overall, with rough elements and an indescribable ‘night life’ feel to it. Popcaan got another one with this “Nah Idle” (visuals above).
Okay, so Skillz submitted his “Rap Up” for the year. Think Uncle Murda ain’t gonna check in with his?? Shiiid! Murda a fool with it. Hahaa. Grimy but funny in spots with the shots. Check out his “Rap Up 2016” below. Produced by Reefa & Teddy Da Don.
Who can get it for 2016? Well… ask The Game, Meek Mill, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Kaepernick, Brad Pitt and more… all in this jawn. It’s an annual tradition: Skillz tripping on the trip that we called 2016. Here’s the latest “Rap Up” from Skillz.
Ima go off. Ima go off right now.
Shout to the homie Eff Triple Dot! Aftermath Records’ producer Focus… The music making pedigree is there: his pops was the bassist for Chic (they did that song “Good Times” …these are the good gimes …keep it going)! Focus… speaks on his dad’s desire for a strong legacy, his work producing and ‘ghost producing’ and more.
Appropriate title, seeing as how the Europeans did in fact cut up The Motherland like cake. Check out Episode 6 of the “Africa” documentary series, “This Magnificent African Cake,” and you will see.