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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.


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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Watch DMX’s Cameo in Chris Rock’s Top Five

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Here’s the DMX cameo from Chris Rock’s new film, Top Five, in which Rock plays a fictional version of himself: a successful comedian from Brooklyn. In the clip, Rock’s character finds himself in a holding cell for some reason and ends up bumping into the perpetually imprisoned X, who commends him for not letting the industry put him in a box and expresses his desire to explore other forms of expression outside of Rap. Mild spoilers, obviously.

Previously: At Least One Unreleased Jay-Z, DMX & Ja-Rule Song Exists

Video Vault: 6 Classic Rap Movies Available on YouTube in Full

Friday, June 20th, 2014


Words by Daniel Isenberg (@StanIpcus)

It’s Summertime, and the weekend is here, which means you’re either out on the town getting into something, or at the crib trying to cool off in the AC after a long week of work. Shouts to everyone out there partying, that’s what’s up. But for those of you in chill mode, we put together a nice collection of classic rap movies you can watch from the comfort of your computer, tablet, or mobile device on YouTube in full. So if you’ve exhausted your Netflix queue, or if you’re just in the mood to watch some ill hip-hop visuals featuring superstar rappers like Jay Z, Mobb Deep, Cam’ron, Lil Wayne, Biggie, Snoop, Eminem, and more, binge out on these essential rap flicks and docs below.

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Here’s a Poster for Kanye’s Yeezus Film

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Back in February Kanye teased a Hype Williams directed film that shares its name with his most recent LP, and today we get a look at a new poster for the project. Little is known about Yeezus, but Bret Easton Ellis (American Psycho, The Canyons) is credited as a writer and Milk Studios is also now attached to the release. I would imagine we’ll be hearing something about a release date soon.

A couple of weeks before the trailer dropped, Ellis spoke to VICE and briefly spoke on working with Ye:

Can you tell me about the Kanye film collaboration?
You know what, I can’t. It’s in Kanye-land and that’s subject to a whole other timeframe. He came and asked me to write the film. I didn’t want to at first. Then I listened to Yeezus. It was early summer last year and I was driving in my car. He’d given me an advance copy and I thought, regardless of whether I’m right for this project, I want to work with whoever made this. So fuck it, I said yes. And that’s how it happened. That was seven or eight months ago. We’ll see what happens.

I really like him as a person. I know he comes off in this performance art way in the press, but if you’re just alone with him in a room talking for three hours, it’s kind of mind-blowing.

Previously: Kanye West x Hype Williams – Yeezus (Trailer)