Wednesday, March 13, 2024

{Personal Post} PHOTOS: "Divine Woman by Reginald Cunningham" Opening Reception

It has to be ok that certain things are just for ya'll and no one else.
- Reginald Cunningham

International Women's Day kicked off the opening reception for the "Divine Woman" exhibit by. Reginald Cunningham (@kidnoble).  It featured his stunning shots throughout of Black Women encapsulating through photo our pure allure in countless ways.  The event was curated by Selena "Noir" Jackson (@_selenoir) and described as
"... a space where we take the time to appreciate the multifacetedness of Black Womanhood.  Their hoop earring, braids, and gold jewelry are more than just a means of following trends on social media; they are part of a collective experience that is unique to Black Women and cannot be replicated or consumed."

The legit energy of feeling loved and appreciated as a Black Woman in this space was so empowering.  A heartening force.  Take a walk with me through its housing at the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery to see for yourself...

Monday, March 11, 2024

{Trailer} HULU presents... Freaknik: The Wildest Party Never Told

Oh believe me, stories were told and heard growing up about Freaknik.  It was thee place to be for the party of a lifetime.  Starting as a Black college cookout during spring break in Atlanta, GA, Freaknik continued to grow in popularity reaching even celebrity interests and eventually became an uncontrollable tide.  This documentary is said to dive into the history and excitement of it all.  Executive produced by Luther "Uncle Luke" Campbell, Jermaine Dupri, 21 Savage, Mass Appeal, and Swirl Films, watch the trailer for Freaknik: The Wildest Party Never Told after the jump! 

The Detroit Pistons and Royce Da 5'9 Team Up to Honor J Dilla With New Capsule Collection

Educating NBA fans around the world about his lasting impact on the global music [scene] and his deep pride for Detroit was also important to us.
Bilal Saeed Pistons/VP of Brand & Marketing to Billboard

Celebrating the legacy of J Dilla in his hometown... Detroit, MI.  
The Detroit Pistons snagged the notable Royce da 5'9 as the creative director for this honorary capsule, which is also backed by Dilla's estate.  The collection includes designs that pay homage to Detroit with city grids and Dilla's musical mind with equipment such as the Akai MPC3000 MIDI and his acclaimed Donuts album.

Questlove Announces Release Date for His Upcoming Book, "Hip Hop is History"

Six time Grammy-Award winning musician.  Academy-Award winning filmmaker.  New York Times Best Selling author.  Drummer of the legendary group 'The Roots'.  Musical Director for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.  It's important that I started this post with his accolades.  Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson is releasing an upcoming book that traces the perception and his personal reflection of the first 50 years of Hip-Hop.  Quest shares exclusive stories while traveling through the revolution and evolution of the mega cultural force that influences people across the globe.  

Michael Schwartz

Rapper Future Unveils His Final Installment of the Lanvin Collection, "Lanvin Lab"

Last November, Lanvin x Future debuted their first Lanvin Lab collaboration.  The final drop of this unisex collection has released with a variety of lively stylish pieces and accessories ranging from hats to sneakers to ready-to-wear attire.

{Trailer} Comic View Returns to BET+

Ask and you shall receive!  BET's hit 90s series, Comic View, is back after being off air since 2008; a 16 year run.  The fan favorite returns this week with four new episodes, hosted by Mike Epps, filmed in front of a live audience during Kevin Hart's 2023 Hartbeat Weekend in Las Vegas, NV.  

The comedy lineup features Tommy Davidson, DC Young Fly, Bresha Webb, Tony Roberts, Tip "T.I." Harris, and more.  Watch the trailer after the jump: