On the horizon of releasing his 2nd project, Test Of Time on April 24th, Isaac Reid is back to make his artistic imprint with a refreshing single, ‘Shinin‘. The background collage of smooth instrumentation was produced by Trakksounds & Albie Dickson.
Last night, Nas debuted his documentary, ‘Time Is Illmatic,’ at the Tribeca Film Festival. The One9-directed film, which features interviews and concert footage, chronicles Nas’ journey from Queens to the release of his 1994 debut Illmatic.
Nas was joined by his friends and family including Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz, Wale, Raekwon, Roxanne Shanté, and father Olu Dara.
Following a musical intro from Alicia Keys, he performed all nine tracks off Illmatic and brought his younger brother Jabari and nephews on stage.
Check out some pictures from the event below
Conservative CNN television host Don Lemon has angered the African-American community many times in the past with his commentary on the Black community.
Lemon found a new target to criticize recently.
The Rev. Al Sharpton has found himself in Lemon’s sights.
Sharpton’s past came to light this month. The website, DNAinfo.com broke the news that Sharpton was an FBI informant in the 80′s. The site says that Sharpton would wear tape recorders to meetings with members of the Genovese crime family.
This has led many in the black community to reflect on Sharpton’s legacy as a black leader and whether or not he is the best person for the role. There is also the question of whether any one person is the best fit for every member of the African American community.
Lemon made an appearance on fellow conservative radio host Laura Ingraham’s show this week and stated clearly that he doesn’t see Rev. Sharpton as his leader on any level. Lemon even feels offended by the notion that people would think that all African Americans must follow the same person.
“Many people think that African-Americans are monolithic and they speak with one voice and that there is one leader,” Lemon said. “Yeah, there are a lot of people who follow Al Sharpton, I have nothing against Al Sharpton, I have no beef with him, but I don’t agree with everything that comes out of Al Sharpton’s mouth and Al Sharpton is not my leader.”
Lemon has caught flack from the African-American community in the past. His comments about the death of Trayvon Martin really caught the ire of many. He’s also called out Russell Simmons and others Blacks as race baiters.
Congratulations to Sean “Puff Daddy/Diddy/P. Diddy” Combs will follow a long line of great African-American figures when he gets up to deliver this years commencement speech at Howard University.
The Historically Black College has had a who’s who of names deliver the speech in the past. This year, the former HU student gets the chance to get an honorary degree and send off the seniors in style.
Some critics have pointed out that Diddy didn’t graduate from Howard and that he might not be the best candidate for the job.
Regardless, it’s happening. Who knows what his speech will be about? One thing you can count on is that where eve Diddy goes, a show follow.
“Orange is the New Black” returns June 6 to Netflix, with all 13 episodes going onto the streaming service at once.
Netflix brings you into the lives of the ladies at Litchfeld prison. Everyone from the first season like The second season returns with Taylor Schilling, Jason Biggs, Laura Prepon and Kate Mugrew, along with newcomer to the show Lorraine Toussaint as Yvonne “Vee” Parker.
The new season kicks off June 6th. Check out the trailer in the meantime