Shocking audiences all of the internet, Netflix announced last night that it had canceled its break-out hip-hop history drama-musical, ‘The Get Down’ after just one two-part season. The ambition Baz Luhrmann series cost Netflix $120 million for just 12 episodes. For reference, shows like Game Of Thrones shoot 10 episodes in multiple countries for the better part of the year on a $100 million budget.
In an interview with Vulture earlier this Spring, Luhrmann was…
Riders Against the Storm is one of the top hip-hop acts in Austin, setting the hill country ablaze with conscious, community-building music. The husband and wife duo (Chaka and Qi Dada) recently headlined the Pandora House during SXSW, and won top awards in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Their video for "Mali", released today, tackles the history of slavery, and the spiritual practices Black people used to guide them through it. The video, the title of which is also a play…
Added by Sound Check on April 21, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments
Inspired by the return of The Get Down series, the Brazilian creative collective Versus launches the stunning photo-essay Versus Get Down, bringing back the vibe of the 70’s hip hop fashion scene.
Versus is a São Paulo-based collective that has been an awesome creative platform run by some dope young boys and a girl who has refreshed the creative scene in the country.
From a simple Tumblr blog they created to share their lifestyle and…
Added by Eye Candy on April 20, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments
The Get Down’s Shameik Moore was just cast as the voice of Miles Morales in a new Spider-man animated film, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The untitled Sony project follows Morales, the afro-latinx incarnation of Spidey, who was introduced back in 2011 as a character in the Ultimate…Continue
Added by Eye Candy on April 14, 2017 at 11:23am — No Comments
Newcomer Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, known for his role as Cadillac on Netflix’s ‘The Get Down’, is joining the cast of Warner Bros.’s ‘Aquaman’ as villain Black Manta. Manta is a trident- wielding, Baltimore-born autistic orphan with a uniquely complex backstory that makes Manta and his evil schemes tragically likable. Nevermind the goofy costume. Abdul-Mateen will star across Jason Momoa in the Aquaman franchise debut, slated for Oct. 2018.…
Added by Eye Candy on February 1, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments
In an embarrassing and hypocritical rant on Instagram, South African alternative hip-hop collective Die Antwoord (Ninja, Yolandi Visser, and DJ Hi-Tek) accused filmmaker David Ayer ("Suicide Squad") of “pretendin 2b down” and “jockin” their style for inspiration for “Suicide Squad”’s, most high-profile baddies, The Joker and Harley Quinn.
It should probably be noted that Die Antwoord has made a career off of appropriating black culture, imagery, language, and…
'Shut It Down!' is a brand new photography collection which documents Boston’s black liberation movement between the fall of 2014 and winter of 2015. The exhibition will feature the work of various photographers who have captured the energy of the movement and its many manifestations throughout the city. To further the discussion, the exhibition’s…Continue
Added by Eye Candy on April 14, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments
Listen to new music from two-time AFROPUNK alums, Sunny Gang, on their track 'Burn It Down'. ‘Burn It Down’ is the latest single off of the punk-rap groups upcoming LP ‘Party/Animal’. Press play and let us know what you think of their new stuff down below!
By Erin White, AFROPUNK…
Added by MEYE MIND on April 23, 2013 at 6:28pm — No Comments
Added by Chris Swann on April 13, 2011 at 11:19pm — No Comments
Added by Rhyson on December 13, 2008 at 3:05am — No Comments