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.
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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.
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
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
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.
Previously: Dame Dash Studios Presents Loisaidas (Trailer)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.