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Here’s a Trailer for the Tupac Biopic All Eyez On Me

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Don’t think for a second that the success of Straight Outta Compton isn’t gonna spawn 100 shitty rapper biopics, because it definitely is. I was extremely skeptical that this Tupac flick was going to be any good when they announced it so soon after the N.W.A film’s run and then said they were gonna have Gravy reprise his role as Biggie. The fact that Afeni was heavily involved before her untimely passing last month, and the very capable Benny Boom was directing, still didn’t convince me. All that said, this trailer does not look horrible and I am now cautiously optimistic.

Tupac would have turned 45 today. All Eyez On Me arrives in theaters on November 11th.

Previously: 2 Pac Speaks on the Quad Shooting from Rikers Island

Watch the Barbershop 3 Trailer ft. Common, Nicki Minaj

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

The latest installment in Ice Cube’s Barbershop film series arrives April 15th and it will feature appearances from Nicki Minaj, Common, Eve, Tyga and of course Cube himself. Check out the new trailer above.

Previously: Behind the Scenes of Barbershop 3 with Ice Cube, Nicki Minaj & Common

Watch a Trailer for Spike Lee’s Film Chi-Raq

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

After months of filming in Chicago, we finally get a proper trailer for the latest Spike Lee Joint, Chi-Raq. Set on the violence-ridden streets of America’s third largest metropolis, the film borrows from the narrative of a Greek myth to examine the topics of gun and gang violence, sexual power and the Black American ghetto. Withholding love to stop war? That’s an interesting strategy to say the least.

Chi-Raq is a modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play “Lysistrata” by Aristophanes. After the murder of a Child by a stray bullet, a group of women led by Lysistrata organize against the on-going violence in Chicago’s Southside creating a movement that challenges the nature of race, sex and violence in America and around the world.

The film stars Samuel L. Jackson, Nick Cannon, Wesley Snipes, Jennifer Hudson, Angela Bassett, and John Cusack and opens in theaters December 4th.

Previously: Spike Lee Talks The Knicks, The Triangle Offense & Biggie

Behind the Scenes of Barbershop 3 with Ice Cube, Nicki Minaj & Common

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Ice Cube and a star-studded cast are currently hard at work on a new Barbershop film and today we get a behind the scenes peek at the film that is slated to hit theaters next year. Nicki Minaj, Common, Eve, Anthony Anderson and Cedric The Entertainer all appear.

In related news, it was reported earlier today that the surviving members of N.W.A will reunite on June 27th at the Staples Center in LA for The BET Experience.

Previously: Ice Cube Talks N.W.A. Film on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Watch a new Trailer for the N.W.A film Straight Outta Compton

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Here we have the official theatrical trailer for the upcoming N.W.A. biopic, Straight Outta Compton. The film hits theatres on August 14th. Those performance scenes give me fucking chills.

Check out Dr. Dre’s interview with Big Boy about the film, Kendrick Lamar’s new album and more right here.

Previously: Straight Outta Compton Film Trailer

Video: Loisaidas (Ep. 1) ft. Murda Mook, Smoke DZA & The LOX

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Here, for your chilly February afternoon viewing pleasure, is the first introductory episode of the Dame Dash and Kanye West produced film Loisaidas featuring Smoke DZA, Murda Mook and all three of The LOX. Dame makes a cameo as well, because why wouldn’t he.

Spotted: Complex

Previously: Dame Dash Studios Presents Loisaidas (Trailer)

The Streets Owe Me ft. Bodega Bamz, Joell Ortiz & Cipha Sounds (Trailer)

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

It seems Bodega BAMZ has a budding acting career going doesn’t he? Here’s a trailer for a new short film from his Tanboys crew that also features Joell Ortiz and the recently liberated Cipha Sounds. Remember when BAMZ and Ciph did this? That was classic.

Look out for Sidewalk Exec to drop April 14th.

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Previously: Hell Train ft. Bodega BAMZ, Chaz Williams (Trailer)

Dame Dash Studios Presents Loisaidas (Trailer)

Friday, February 13th, 2015

Here’s the official trailer for Losaidas, the new film from executive producers Dame Dash and Kanye West. Smoke DZA, The LOX and Murda Mook all feature prominently, as we saw in the “No Selfies” video. The film “tells a tale of young hustlers trying to make it out out of the harsh streets of Harlem” and appears to be brokedn down into 8 episodes. Pre-order Losaidas for 5 bucks now ahead of its February 26th release.

Previously: Smoke DZA & Al-Doe ft. Dame Dash – They Got Money

Video: Straight Outta Compton Film Trailer

Monday, February 9th, 2015

We saw a camera phone recorded preview of this back in December, but here is the official red band trailer for the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton as it aired during last night’s Grammys broadcast. Ice Cube and Dr. Dre provide an introduction which also features cameos from Kendrick Lamar and Game. The film will be in theaters August 14th.

Previously: Here’s a Trailer for the N.W.A. Film Straight Outta Compton

Video: Dope ft. A$AP Rocky, Casey Veggies (Film Trailer)

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Here we have a trailer for Dope, a new film from director Rick Famuyiwa that will reportedly feature guest appearances from A$AP Rocky, Vince Staples, Casey Veggies, Tyga, Zoë Kravitz and Chanel Imam. Usually that high of a Rapper ratio in any film would give me pause, but this shit actually looks pretty good. It’s billed as a coming of age dramedy about a nerdy Black kid trying to make his way in Inglewood, CA. Dope will make its debut this week at the Sundance Film Festival.

UPDATED: Added a new trailer below.

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