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The Rise of Asian Rap Culture (Documentary)

Wow. Asians dropping that n-word… Uncomfortable. But VICE goes in, and embeds and lets the subjects do them, so we can learn. So, let’s push through to the end and get the insights. Then we can make a better-informed decision as to whether we rock with what Asian rappers are saying, or not; all, or in part.

A growing number of Asian artists have burst onto the Hip-Hop scene over the past few years, thanks, in large part, to 88rising—a multimedia company that specializes in signing and amplifying Asian talent.

Founder Sean Miyashiro has helped artists like Joji, Higher Brothers, and Rich Brian (formerly known as Rich Chigga) build massive followings and net millions of views on YouTube, where the rappers upload a steady stream of music videos. But even as their popularity skyrockets, some in the Hip-Hop community take issue with their lyrics—raising questions about the line between self-expression and cultural appropriation.

For this episode of ‘MINORITY REPORTS,’ VICE’s Lee Adams met up with Miyashiro and a handful of high-profile Asian rappers—including $tupid Young, an Asian Crip unaffiliated with 88rising—to hear why they got into Hip-Hop, and what challenges they’ve faced while creating space for themselves as Hip-Hop’s newest minorities.

He also sat down with Ebro Darden—a Hot 97 morning host and Apple Music’s global editorial head of Hip-Hop and R&B—to hear his take on the cultural movement, exploring what separates contributing to Hip-Hop culture from misappropriating it.

– VICE

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Inside Europe’s First Sex Doll Brothel (Documentary)

VICE goes to Spain to see if rubber tits are really the future of sex… Yeah, because why not start this year’s Nooner posts like this? Wowwwww! They really go there.

Are sex dolls the future of prostitution? Joel Golby heads to Barcelona to visit the centre of this strange battleground for the future of sexual politics.
– VICE

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This Is “Us”… But This Family’s Facing Way More Drama… And Horror (Trailer)

See? Just like Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” this movie starts one way, hints at another and goes in a WHOLE other OTHER direction. True rollercoaster movie (e.g. anticipate the thrills & chills) experience coming to theaters soon enough.

Coming to theaters in March 2019 Rep. McKinney. Hold on sista, hold on!

After spending a tense beach day with their friends, the Tylers (Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Cali Sheldon, Noelle Sheldon), Adelaide and her family return to their vacation home. When darkness falls, the Wilsons discover the silhouette of four figures holding hands as they stand in the driveway. Us pits an endearing American family against a terrifying and uncanny opponent: doppelgängers of themselves.

Writer and director Peele produces for his Monkeypaw Productions alongside Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, and Monkeypaw’s Ian Cooper. Us will be released by Universal Pictures on Friday, March 15, 2019.

– Universal Pictures

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Yes, There Will Be A Sequel To No Limit’s Classic Hood Flick “I Got The Hook Up” (Trailer)

Holler if ya hear me. And not just any holler either… this news ought to make you say “uhh” (na-nah, na-nah) or something! If you find yourself less than excited about this happening, watch the trailer. That’ll get you. This is gonna be hilarious!!

I GOT THE HOOK UP 2 “Trailer.” The Hilarious “Must See” Urban Comedy Coming To Theaters Nationwide in 2019 featuring a star-studded list of A-List Movie Actors, Celebrities, Social Media Stars, Recording Artist, and More. Master P, Fatboy SSE, DC Young Fly, Pio, A.J. Johnson and so many more surprises in 2019.
– NO LIMIT FOREVER

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“Aquaman” Debuted As The #1 Movie (Video)

Have you seen the latest DC movie “Aquaman” yet? Looks like DC is hitting the come-from-behind trail hard with this one. Here’s the last teaser for the movie that took the top spot this past weekend (according to Variety, see their take on the flick after the jump).

Loving the way they got the archnemesis Black Manta’s look just right (e.g. like we remember from back in the day, but modernized a just a touch).

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“4-IZE: 2 Ignorant 2 Intelligent” Debuts On Amazon Prime February 2019 (Trailer)

Certainly, 4-IZE has a story to tell. We in ATL on the scene certainly know a lot, but not all of it. However, there are folks in other parts of the world not blessed with the 4-sight on 4-IZE… yet. This documentary is set to change that.

God Is Good!!! Here is the first teaser of the new documentary series, Paper Chasers TV Presents “4-IZE: 2 Ignorant 2 Intelligent” launching on Amazon Prime in February.

For nearly two decades my story has remained untold. So NOW, we bout to tell dat muh fxcka…

My dude. So glad he’s so excited. I’m excited for him. Join in and get to anticipating! Watch the trailer above.

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Summer 2019: ‘Men In Black’ Is Back… And Going International (Trailer)

Now that’s how you do a reboot… or reset or reintroduction! Whatever we’re calling this latest installment of the “Men In Black” franchise, looking at this trailer, they did that! Some ‘Fast N Furious’ style added to the ‘cop-buddy action flick meets Star Wars‘ feel makes for what looks like a great time at the theater in the coming year. Peep the trailer.

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“Hellboy” Set To Return To The Big Screen April 12, 2019 (Trailer)

Maybe you were not heavy into the “Hellboy” flicks before, but you’ll want to get into it with this one. Trusting in the power of this trailer at least. The forecast for April 2019 at the theater: HELLA DOPE MOVIE!

(Anybody checking for Ron Perlman in this might be a touch mad, but not big mad… hopefully. Looks like a good movie regardless.)

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Pee Wee Kirkland Left The Court To Become A Kingpin In The Drug Game (Video)

Surely you know something about the dual life lived by hood icon Pee Wee Kirkland. At least you’ve heard that rap line “Legend in two games [like] Pee Wee Kirkland.” Basketball was one game. VICE will give us the real deep scoop on Pee Wee’s second.

Richard “Pee Wee” Kirkland began playing basketball in the streets of Harlem when he was 9-years-old. By age 13, he split his time between playing ball and committing robberies to help finance a growing drug empire.

In college, Kirkland was the 1968 MVP for Norfolk State, turning down an offer from UCLA to play alongside Kareem Abdul Jabaar. Kirkland was then drafted by the Chicago Bulls but turned down their offer when he realized he could make more money in the drug game than the basketball game. With law enforcement on his tail, Kirkland found himself behind bars twice between 1971 and 1988. From there, he made a change, becoming a motivational speaker and inspiring young, inner-city athletes to take a different path out than he did.

Presented by Ryot.

– VICE Sports

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Watch This Teaser For This Fanmade Live Action Short Based On The CW’s “Static Shock” Cartoon (Trailer)

Wowwww! That ‘Static Shock’ cartoon from a while back… they did a MOVIE short with that?? Dope!

As his dad runs for city mayor, Virgil Hawkins struggles with finding his place in the world and his newfound superpowers. Everything is put on the line when it’s discovered some of the city’s gang activities are directly connected to those in power. Change is NEVER easy and the young hero is already in for the fight of his life.
David Kirkman

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Due Out Next Year: “See You Yesterday” (Trailer)

DOPE! Blerds (Black Nerds) rejoice! Spike Lee is getting in on the sci-fi superhero genre and adding some color to the fracas. Taking a short submitted for an HBO film competition and blowing it up into a Netflix project. Spike’s protege, Stefon Bristol, who helped script the short, will direct. Co-stars from the short, Eden Duncan-Smith and Danté Crichlow, will star in the “See You Yesterday” reboot. Adding onto the cast will be Astro Bradley, Marsha Stephanie Blake, and Wavvy Jones.

Watch the original short’s trailer above to get an idea of what you’ll be getting in 2019 on Netflix…

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Dick Cheney Had A ‘Different Understanding’ Of The Vice Presidency (Trailer)

Is somebody risking too much for real behind this? I mean… we know Cheney was the Veep to joke on… but you might find more ‘realness’ in this real funny trailer for “Vice.” Maybe a bit too real for the ‘shadow president.’ Check it.

(Don’t @ me haters, and Secret Service don’t come at me. Just a blogger blogging on a blog over here.)

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The ‘Endgame’ Is Near: Check Out This “Avengers 4” Teaser (Trailer)

Wait. WAIT! But what about Captain Marvel?? And why is Ant-Man not still shrunk the hell out of our realm of existence… who brought him back? Too many questions…

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American Dream/American Nightmare: “Training Day” Director Antoine Fuqua Relates The Real Life Drama Of Tha Row (Trailer)

Good looking trailer indeed. Hope this Showtime flick boldly goes where ‘Compton’ had not gone before (yeah, Star Trek talk is gangsta… ha!).

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The 25 Best Films of 2018 (Video)

THE 25 BEST FILMS OF 2018: A VIDEO COUNTDOWN from david ehrlich on Vimeo.

Pretty dope and a good list to boot. Not trying to put this up as ‘the’ end all list, but a good one. Slick presentation.

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Taraji P. Henson Stars In “What Men Want” (Red Band Trailer)

What’s dope about this is Taraji. And that it was filmed in our town, Atlanta. AND that Taraji’s sexy self was in Atlanta… getting the theme?

Even better (in a way) than all that. Erykah Badu, aaaaallll the feature appearances, and that ‘Welcome To Wakanda’ line in this trailer. BAHAHAAAA!!

Check out the official What Men Want trailer starring Taraji P. Henson! Let us know what you think in the comments below.
– Movieclips Trailers

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Steve Carell Stars In An Imaginative Holiday Film, “Welcome To Marwen” (Trailer)

Looks like some good watching. Should hit viewers in the feels. And I trust Zemeckis as a filmmaker. He’s gonna take Carell into that Tom Hanks film space with this one, I’m betting. That is some rarefied air.

This holiday season, Academy Award® winner Robert Zemeckis—the groundbreaking filmmaker behind Forrest Gump, Flight and Cast Away—directs Steve Carell in the most original movie of the year. Welcome To Marwen tells the miraculous true story of one broken man’s fight as he discovers how artistic imagination can restore the human spirit.
– Universal Pictures

Interesting. A documentary directed by [executive producer] Jeff Malmberg inspired the film. In Theaters December 21st.

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Watch The Final “Aquaman” Teaser Before The Film Debuts December 21st In Theaters (Video)

DC is betting the movie franchise on its next installment, “Aquaman.” The protector of Atlantis, of the seas… will become the savior of the world (and continue the DC comeback in theaters; if it proves itself a successful follow-up to Wonder Woman and “Justice League”).

Fingers crossed.

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Karl Malone: From North Louisiana To The NBA Hall Of Fame And Back Home To Do Good In His Hood (Documentary)

Wow. What a great success story! Since retiring from the NBA, the Mailman has been handling business… all kinds of business… for reals!

Karl Malone: raw and uncensored, like you’ve never seen him before. For the first time since retiring from the NBA, the Hall of Famer lets you inside his life as an outdoorsman, businessman and family man back home in Ruston, Louisiana—only on CloseUp360.
– CU360

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You’ve Seen The Trailer. Now, Enter The “36 Chambers” Documentary (Video)

Great short film! The Wu fam gets to tell their story; their words with their music as the backdrop. And the commentary from rap contemporaries and modern tastemakers like Gary Vaynerchuk… so dope!!

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