Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Latest:: Wiz Khalifa to star as George Clinton in biopic, Killer Mike will appear in new 'OZARK', Dave Chappelle performs 'Creep' and more...

This film has been in the works since 2011 and is finally into play (no pun intended).  Written and directed by Timothy Scott Bogart, "Spinning Gold" is a biopic about Casablanca Records' run in the 1970s that homed several artists including The Isley Brothers, Bill Withers, Parliament, Donna Summer etc.  The acting credits feature a pretty good roster.  Wiz Khalifa as George Clinton, Ledisi as Gladys Knight, Tayla Parx as Donna Summer, Jay Pharoah, Jason Derulo, Michelle Monaghan, Pink Sweat$, and 'Pussy' from Sopranos... Vinnie Pastore to name a few.   

No release date as of yet, but Capstone is said to introduce the pic to Cannes market buyers this week.  

s.o. to Deadline. 

I went from waiting to find out what happens next to being part of it... I'm excited.
- Killer Mike
Ozark fans like myself have been patiently waiting for the 4th and final season to make its way to Netflix.  I won't include any spoilers from last season, however, they turned the anticipation up a notch.  Billboard exclusively revealed that Killer Mike (Run the Jewels) has been casted and will run into Ruth 'at her lowest point'.  Talk about suspense.  In addition, we're getting 14 episodes instead of the normal 10. 

 On June 20th, Foo Fighters held the first full capacity show since Covid at Madison Square Garden. Surprisingly, Dave Chappelle came out and performed one of the best songs ever... "Creep" by. Radiohead. This was so pure... and made me so happy :D (similar to how I reacted to Prince's rendition). Another reason to love Dave.  Sing along if you know it. Watch below:



 Along with Tyler...
Sault will be dropping a new album, "9", on Friday.  If you're an avid reader, you may remember their album(s) being mentioned on my Top Albums of 2020 list.   Needless to say, they are a phenomenal band.  The above photo was posted on their IG page and disclosed bittersweet news.  The album will only exist for 99 days.  Unsure of the significance or if it'll be wiped from everywhere completely, but grab a physical copy just in case.  

 Many things have been said about this man, but one thing you can't say is that he's not a philanthropist within our community.  In 2015, Tyler Perry purchased over 330 acres of land in Georgia to create what is now known as Tyler Perry Studios.  Currently, he and Bishop T.D. Jakes are in the process of purchasing additional land to that property on a 'separate but adjacent venture'.  Perry is to acquire 37.5 acres of land in efforts of expanding his production studio and Jakes is to acquire 94 acres.   With the additional Perry space in talks to be a full entertainment district to the public of retail stores and restaurants etc, his expansion will most certainly provide other countless opportunities of employment there.  Salute.

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