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It’s human nature to generalize, compartmentalize and label, especially when it comes to music. There’s “gangsta” rap, “conscious” rap, “hipster” rap and when it comes white R&B crooners, “blue eyed soul.” But what happens when those eyes are hazel green? I did my research on him before we met but I still didn’t know what to expect that early December night when I walked into Earth Matters, an organic market/cafe tucked away on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. But there he was, the dark haired olive-skinned white boy who has got to be the love child of Lauryn Hill, Stevie Wonder, Read the rest of this entry »
I’ve decided to redye my dreadlocks their signature red color using Clairol’s Tones and Textures line for women of color. My color choice is “Red Hot Red.”
Hip-Hop journalist Starrene Rhett spends a few days with independent rappers who make a living selling their music on the streets of New York.
Hip-Hop journalist Starrene Rhett spends a few days hanging out with independent rappers who make a living selling their music on the streets of New York.
Hip-Hop journalist Starrene Rhett spends a few days with independent hip-hop artists who make a living selling their music on New York City street corners.
It’s a triple feature! Yaaaay! These are some of my favorite movies ever: Uptown Saturday Night 1974 This flick was unique because it was atypical of the other movies in the genre because whereas the other flicks were pretty much about down with whitey and killing, the man, this one was about two average guys (Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby) who got caught up in drama when their wallets get stolen at a seedy nightclub they were visiting–one problem–one of the wallets contained a winning lottery ticket so they went on a hunt for their rightful property. And that’s what Read the rest of this entry »
I didn’t do one last week so why not get a bit of a jump start, a couple of hours ahead of time? Today’s feature is a unique double feature becuase one flick is about the making of the other. It’s Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song, 1971. Produced, written and directed by Melvin Van Peebles, this film is considered to be the flick that started the “blaxploitation” genre. Although techincally, blaxploitation movies previously existed (The Big Doll House and When Cotton Comes to Harlem–to name a few) this was the most paramount and controversial, rendering it an almost unheard of (at Read the rest of this entry »
Black Caesar, 1973 Plot: Foine a$$ Fred Williamson stars as Tommy Gibbs a man raised in the ghetto who grows up to become Harlem’s top kingpin. Angry at the racist society around him…