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Based on these recent trailers, I believe ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ will be better than the 2011 debut ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ film from Marvel. In this sequel due April 4th, respected actor Anthony Mackie appears to be an excellent choice to play the role of Captain America’s friend & Marvel superhero… ‘The Falcon.’ Check the storyline below as well as another new trailer after the jump…
“After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” finds Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, living quietly in Washington D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon. However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable enemy—the Winter Soldier.” – Marvel
After a couple of shorter trailers leading up to the Super Bowl, director Michael Bay & the makers of the fourth installment of the Transformers films give us more of the premise & of what we can expect when the new sequel hits theaters this summer. After viewing this trailer it appears this could be the darkest sequel of the Transformers movies that have up to this point grossed close to $3 billion dollars worldwide. Not only does the film appear to be grittier, but the fans will not find former lead actor Shia LaBeouf in the lead role in this one although producers have easily found a suitable replacement.
Mark Wahlberg plays a struggling mechanic trying to make ends meet to support his family when he makes a discovery in search for scrap auto parts. It turns out that one of the beat up vehicles he finds turns out to be Optimus Prime. There’s not much else given away in the storyline between the Autobots, Decepticons, & the adversarial government forces but from the trailer it’s clear the popular ‘Dinobots’ from the cartoon series will surface in the film. I’m looking forward to it when the film hits theaters June 27th.
Don’t know about Evan Holt yet? WHAT? Need you over in time-out doing your homework (got your study guide right here). Matter of fact, catch up later. Professor Holt is about to give another ‘real talk.’
It’s a lotta motherfu#kers that’ll fu#k up again. Don’t take me wrong, but I ain’t fu#king with them…
- Evan Holt
Slated for release next month, “The Hip-Hop Fellow” is a feature-length film documenting super-producer 9th Wonder’s time as a Harvard University professor, teaching “The Breaks” to a bunch of students of the Cambridge (Massachusetts) institution. 9th Wonder’s contribution is an awesome complement to Harvard’s Hip-Hop Archive (see our post on Nas being honored there). Each and together these are a blessing to the campus community and the world.
The trailer captures commentary and cosigns by Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Young Guru, Pete Rock, DJ Premier and more. This documentary is going to be a “don’t miss” to be certain. Watch.
He has the love for it. He has the drive for it. It’s always been in him. He’s the genius behind it. You know, it’s only right.
- Kendrick Lamar
Okay, can we talk about the scenery for a sec? That breathtaking waterfall… falling all over that sumptuous Claudia that you will all fall for (or is that just us)? That needing to be said, “Gone” (produced by Eben D’Amico) is a serious piece of eclectic work aimed directly at the soul. The video, shot low grade with a high concept, is an excellent delivery vehicle. May as well call this new Tiombe Lockhart single a must get. And if you feel that way, go get it…here.
Hey. Don’t sleep on National Public Radio’s Tiny Desk Concert series. In this one, the Robert Glasper gets the Marsha Ambrosius to join him in moving listeners’ souls with a live-on-air-band-backed-in-the-corner-packed performance of “Trust” – right from the start! Yeah. We got that… and Glasper giving you (much) more on the video embedded above.
Relax. Of course there’s a music video for that “Run The Jewels” joint. Ready to watch? Okay, relaxation time over! Click play above and witness a technicolor nightmare a la El-P and Killer Mike! Have you picked up that Run The Jewels album yet? You can…
DOWNLOAD: EL-P X KILLER MIKE – RUN THE JEWELS (LP)
A couple of things are clear by now. Jimmy Fallon (1) loves Hip-Hop (especially from the 1980s) AND (2) loves putting together surprise duet sketches that make jaws drop in the happiest reminiscing ways. This one above. A remake of “Basketball” by Mr. Kurtis Blow (uh-huh-huh-huh-huh)… that he calls “Wastepaper Basketball”… featuring NBA Champion Heat flown in from Miami… Lebron James! And yeah, they both flow on this. Click play and watch ‘em play; and just try not to smile. Salute to The Tonight Show.
The only thing I don’t like about this ‘What The Funny’ comedic skit starring actor Omar Epps is that they named it ‘Black Doctor’. Of course we all should know there are thousands of black doctors that conduct themselves in a professional manner & Omar Epps has played a black doctor on television for 8 years, but I’m sure 80% of ‘black doctors’ would be offended so I took the liberty to alter the title a little bit to ‘Hood Black Doctor’. Maybe I’m taking this all a little too serious I guess, although the scene in this skit with actor Laz Alonzo made me chuckle out loud though. Other than that try to laugh away….
Coming up on the tax day deadline of April 15th, Sony Legacy will be releasing “Illmatic XX” to celebrate the 20th anniversary reissue of the Queensbridge emcee’s classic ‘Illmatic’ album. Spotted this Nas freestyle over at Pitchfork from the project that will feature rare remixes, demos, & freestyles like this one from Nas’s October 28th appearance on the legendary ‘Stretch & Bobbito’ show back in 1993. There will also be a full-length documentary on the making of Nas’s classic album called ‘Time Is Illmatic’ that will debut at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 16th.
“It’s been 25 Years since our “Three Feet High” release. We have a lot great memories and an incredible journey. Amazingly enough, our fans stuck around, supported and still want more. Ok, but before you get that, here’s a little De La over Dilla Beats.
Enjoy and look out for the new mixtape “Smell The DA.I.S.Y.” all beats by J Dilla. Peace… and in advance, You’re Welcome.
Legalize The Daisy Age!”
So Jimmy Fallon and The Roots pack up and leave ‘Late Night’ to move in at the ‘Tonight Show.’ Okay, bring on Seth Meyers…and Kanye West! Now, watch how Ye blesses Meyers’ debut to TV talk. An interview above and a dope medley after the jump.