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.
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.
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!
Miami doing the right thing: Retiring the jersey & number of the man who helped bring the franchise its first NBA title… Shaquille O’Neal. Great ceremony. Moms rolling in the scale replica ‘Shaq Diesel’ rig, Coach Pat Riley lavishing the big man with justly deserved praise, and much more. Great watch.
Nas shares some insights, including some regarding his “Hip-Hop Is Dead” album on the 10th anniversary of its release, above. Footage from the sit-down continues after the jump, including discussion about the album’s title track.
A true story. The words of Norman Brown, read by Pusha T. Powerful testimony on what a second chance can mean to a person and to society. A quick watch, but a good one!
Wow, 20+ years… on the way to much more in the pen… But freedom granted by President Obama gave the brother a chance to write a new ending to the book of his life. Maybe he can help others with their ‘rewrites’ too.
Talib Kweli Speaks On His Times Meeting President Obama, Relationships With Other Artists And Much More (Video)
Tell the truth, we ‘never thought that Hip-Hop would take it this far’…
According to Talib Kweli (above), President Obama got his favorite artists together in a room to share ideas on and declare his desire for criminal justice reform to be part of his administration’s legacy… and ask for their inputs & help. Talk about a work-play moment! Imagine a concert featuring Talib, A$AP Rocky, J. Cole, Busta Rhymes, Pusha T and others? Why not? It’s the White House! But nah, country first. Still sounds like a cool meet-up.
(The story about his Grandma though… wow!)
Kweli also speaks on his next project (with Styles P), Yasiin Bey, the experience of working with Q-Tip and getting on the A Tribe Called Quest album, Jay Electronica and more. DOPE interview!
If you’re gonna do the holidays… do ’em right! Right includes dope music. A capella, with beatboxing, no less. Nice!
Jimmy and The Roots join Paul McCartney, Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Seth MacFarlane and Tori Kelly for an a cappella rendition of “Wonderful Christmastime.”
– The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Finally… The R… oh wait, that’s another pro wrestler’s schtick. Ha!
But wrestling fans might be feeling like “finally” when the kiss-stealing, wheeling-dealing, limousine-riding, jet-flying son of a gun gets his 30 For 30 shine on ESPN. Watch the teaser above for the ESPN documentary for The Nature Boy Ric Flair. Wooooooooo!
Ha haaa! Gotta love the way Chrissy Teigen is fine with her fineness. Not really uppity about it; in fact, her funniness & finesse are key to her sexiness. Feel like (were it not for the in love with hubby John Legend thing) she’d be very approachable. And the way she is demonstrating dedication to fitness (and footlong hotdogs with fries) in this bouncy bounce back to pre-baby weight ‘workout’ video; patterned after the old school 20 Minute Workout and Kiana’s Flex Appeal (yeeeeaahh, click those titles for throwback links; and you’re welcome) …wow!
Love this. Reeeally loving Chrissy in this! Hit the jump for some choice freeze frames from this workout, too.
Three-point shoot-out between two Atlanta icons makes for one hell of a vid! Highly entertaining, and we got it cued up for you above. The Human Highlight Reel is nice shooting that pill …still! Wonder if 2 Chainz could talk him into stepping into the booth, though? He did ask about performing as part of the bet. Hmmm. NBA Ballers do be trying to rap. Hahaaa!
(The 2 Chainz rant about possible Russian involvement, too. A must see! Oh, and 2 Chainz is rocking the home crowd at Philips Arena on December 30, 2016. Ought to be a great event all-around.)
Quick! When you conjure up a visual of a dude sitting down to talk to his ex, what do you think? Cringeworthy viewing, right? Well, nah. Kind of a trick question if you aren’t told that it’s the renaissance revolutionary cool rapper Common. And his ex? Oh that’s super sexy tennis star Serena Williams. Much better imagery in your mind now, of course.
On this ESPN’s The Undefeated: In-Depth… Serena and Common… speaking on fame, sports, and race and gender issues. Start above and continue after the jump.
2 Chainz Rocks An Ugly A$$ Christmas Sweater, With $90K Of Diamonds & Gold On It, On ‘The Most Expensivest Sh*t’ (Video)
Man… RIP Craig Sager. If only he and 2 Chainz had had a photo opp for this. Sager in one of his trademark outlandish courtside outfits; 2 Chainz in something like this ‘Most Expensivest Sh*t’…
To get into the holiday spirit 2 Chainz and his jeweler, Joe Avianne of Avianne & Co, designed and created the Most Expensivest ugly Christmas sweater ever. The sweater was auctioned off by 2 Chainz, and the proceeds were given to the TRU Foundation.
Spoiler alert: The sweater… NOT that ugly.
Lots of artists, Indie or major, would feel some kind of way if a strong LP (one capable of sapping sales) was to drop the same day theirs did. However, General Steele is not like many artists. His view of A Tribe Called Quest, in light of the competing release, is one of respect, near hero-worship. Dude is mingling, feeling the great energy on site, and bumping into Phife’s mom… without even realizing!
(Also spoke on Sean Price’s (RIP) contribution to “Building Bridges.” Hit the link below for the full story.
This is crazy, not just the life Brother Polight has lived to this point, but the way he gets it across so vividly in this sit-down with DJ Vlad. Brownsville’s own recollects and reflects on his hard-knock life from back then up to when and why he started to change up to his present day. Strap in for an hour plus of realness.
Breaking News On ‘CNN’ (Live From SNL): President-Elect Trump’s Newest Cabinet Appointee Is ‘Walter White’ (Video)
Bryan “Walter White” Cranston getting in on the SNL jabs at President-Elect Donald Trump before the Inauguration. “Walter” (iconic drug kingpin character from the TV drama “Breaking Bad”) knows everything about the DEA, is a big Trump fan, and also wants to ‘make America COOK again.’ HAHAAAAA!
But for real, some of these ‘funny’ cabinet picks that The Donald is making are NOT funny. Mumbling to myself: Leave it alone, O… just… leave it alone.
These picks are not bad. They are alt-good…
(Google ‘alt-right’ if you don’t already get that one.)
This title should be updated to include “Vs. The Diabolical Biz Markie” (dope live performer)! Great point made about real emcees, real MCs, deserving credit for Moving Crowds. Rakim (on the list, in the title) said that in his rhyme. And at its foundations, real MC-ing, THAT’S HIP-HOP! I like the energy of this debate as much as the content. Vlad and RA get it in!
(Those other guys in the title… they a’ight on the mic, too… except Vlad Haa!)
In this sit-down, Pharrell also speaks on who “Happy” was originally for… goes into his love for A Tribe Called Quest, Public Enemy, living in Virginia, and much more! A lot of meat in a relatively short, but deep conversation. Pharrell Williams talks about the “Hidden Figures” movie – for which he served as producer and soundtrack composer. Even segueing into that early on got deep.
Don’t trust the polls…Millennials don’t answer house phones, and there’s 43 million Americans.
Well worth the half-hour. Peep.