Monday, October 1, 2018

Recap of urban world film festival 2018

Check out the recap from the red carpet of the various interviews from 2018 Urban World Film Festival that took place in NYC September 19-22.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Widows to screen at Urban World Film Festival 9/21/18 in NYC

From Academy Award®-winning director Steve McQueen and co-writer and bestselling author Gillian Flynn comes a blistering, modern-day thriller set against the backdrop of crime, passion and corruption. 20th Century Fox’s Widows is the story of four women (played by Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki and Cynthia Erivo) with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities. It will screen at the festival on Friday, September 21, 2018. Set in contemporary Chicago amid a time of turmoil, tensions build when the women take their fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.

The Hate U Give to close 2018 Urban World Film Festival 9/22/18 in NYC

Amandla Stenberg leads 20th Century Fox’s The Hate U Give as Starr Carter, a girl constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil (played by Algee Smith), at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right. George Tillman Jr. directs the film based on the critically-acclaimed New York Times bestselling book by Angie Thomas. After the film closes the 2018 Urbanworld Film Festival on Saturday, September 22, 2018, there will be a conversation with Tillman, Stenberg and Smith moderated by ARRAY founder and Academy Award® nominee Ava DuVernay.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Sunday, June 3, 2018

SUPERBLY kicks off American Black Film Festival in Miami 6/13/18

Superfly kicks off American Black Film Festival on June 13 on South Beach log on to for all the details.

The remake, helmed by Director X and starring Trevor Jackson, is set to rock the slick world of Atlanta where Youngblood Priest rumbles the streets and swaps his cash for crypto. A hustler since age 11, his transactions are large – over $33 million – so he’s no two-bit day trader. Rims, shades, pole dancing, music thumping, bling and cars. The millennial treatment of the blaxploitation classic that immortalized bikini-fro-hoop chicks and gangster leans looks drizzled in God’s Plan and Hotline Bling Director X’s chutzpah. He knows how to marry the camera with the man to deliver a 2018 SuperFly dude who leaps right off the screen and into the streets. All hustle. No shame. #SuperFly

“We are thrilled ‘Superfly’ will be the opening night film at the 2018 ABFF,” CEO Jeff Friday said. “For many, the title resonates as a cultural touchstone, not only for the look and style of the film itself, but also for Curtis Mayfield’s legendary soundtrack, and for its place in history. ‘Superfly’ is one of the few films of its era that featured African-American characters with agency and power.  In bringing ‘Superfly’ to a new generation, Director X has transitioned a timeless classic into a modern day, entertaining film that will be enjoyed by all.”

Friday, June 1, 2018

Kanye West release New 7 track Album entitled 'Ye

Kanye West  held a listening  party last night  in Wyoming where celebs such as chris rock, Teyana Taylor, Big Sean, Pusha T, Kim Kardashian West, Nas, Kid Cudi and a host of popular radio djs, influencers got to listen to the album.

Ye Track Listing

1. I thought about killing you

2. Yikes

3. All Mine

4. Wouldn't  leave

5.  No Mistake

6. Ghost Town

7. Violent Crimes

The album was  briefly on soundcloud before being yanked off, no clue when kanye will release  the album on the various streaming services.

Updated as of 830am the album is on all streaming services..

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Canal Street Movie Screening at American Black Film Festival June 14 &16

After a young mans is accused of murdering his classmates, his father, who is an attorney, defends him in court and struggles to hold onto his faith. The film stars Fox tv star Bryshere Y. Gray along with Woody McClain who you can see in the upcoming bobby brown biopic which also will be screening special clips during abff weekend, Mekhi Phifer, Jamie Hector, and Mykeiti Williamson. Log on to to purchase tickets.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Afropunk 2018 Brooklyn August 25&26 Erykah Badu, Miguel, Tyler the Creator and more


Saturday 25th August:
Miguel, SPECIAL GUEST TBA, The Internet, Jaden Smith, HER Music, LOLAWOLF, Daniel Caesar, Smino, Yuna, LION BABE, Jessie Reyez, Secret Circle (WIKI, Antwon, Lil Ugly Mane), JPEGmafia, Youthman & Sho Madjozi!

Sunday 26th August:
Erykah Badu, Tyler the Creator, Janelle MonĂ¡e, Twin Shadow, Ibeyi, Jacob Banks, Willow Smith, Denzel Curry, Wicked Wisdom, Fantastic Negrito, Jamila Woods, Mahalia Music, The FEVER 333, Nakhane, NOVA TWINS, DUCKWRTH &  Manthe Ribane!

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Jussie Smollett Sum of my Music NYC listening party

Jussie Smollett held his NYC listening party in NYC in lower east side at public hotel for new album entitled Sum of my Music. Jussie performed 4 tracks off the album which were Catch your Eye, Hurt People, HaHa(I Love You), and Freedom.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Ciara is the new Brand Ambassador for Pandora

As we continue to patiently wait for new music from Ciara she's keeping busy as now she's the new brand ambassador for Pandora.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Breaking: Rapper Craig Mack dead at 46

New York Based DJ Funk Flex announced via Twitter that Bad Boy Records artist Craig Mack best known for his song Flava in ya Ear has passed away at 46 no other details have been released...

Monday, February 26, 2018

New Music from Taylor Bennett Minimum Wage

New music from taylor now available entitled minimum wage which you can listen above. Also today starts the kick off of tour life again for taylor.

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Out Artist Marck Angel releases new music video "Maybe"

Out artist Marck Angel releases new music video entitled maybe.. 

written & produced by MARCK ANGEL, “Maybe” is the official teaser single/video from his upcoming project, “Seraphim”. Donta Hensley, playing opposite Angel as his romantic interest. 

The single “Maybe” is now available via all major digital download retailers including iTunes, Tidal & Spotify!

 Visit for more from Marck Angel.
Marck Angel Website
Marck Angel YouTube
Marck Angel FaceBook
Marck Angel Twitter
Marck Angel Instagram

Friday, September 8, 2017

Vivica A. Fox and Andra Fuller talk True to the Game in theaters today 9/8/17 at NYC Premiere

On Wednesday in NYC at the Loews AMC Theater True To The Game held their premiere where Cast and crew and author of the book turned filmed talked about the film.

A charismatic drug lord tries to start a new life after he falls for a young woman from Philadelphia. 

Janet Jackson kicks off State of The World Tour 9/7/17 in Lafayette,LA

Janet Jackson kicked off her 8th tour last night in Lafayette, Louisiana and she definitely did not disappoint. 36 songs on her set list were performed as well as several costume changes through out the show. Old janet is back.. A lot of folks were disappointed that they didn't get to see changes and freak janet during the unbreakable tour, but divorce janet says am back and am not going anywhere..

State of the World Tour Set List 
The Knowledge
State of the World
Miss You Much
You Want This
What Have You Done For Me Lately
The Pleasure Principle
When I Think Of You
All For You
All Nite ( Don't Stop)
Love Will Never Do ( Without You)
Again ( Video Intro)
Twenty Foreplay
Where Are You Now
Come Back To Me
The Body That Loves You
Spending Time With You
No Sleeep
Got Til Its Gone
Thats The Way Love Goes
Island Life
Together Again
What about
Rhythm Nation
Black Eagle
New Agenda
Dammn Baby
I Get Lonely
Well Traveled

North America[1]
September 7, 2017LafayetteUnited StatesCajundome
September 9, 2017HoustonToyota Center
September 10, 2017AustinFrank Erwin Center
September 13, 2017San AntonioAT&T Center
September 14, 2017DallasAmerican Airlines Center
September 16, 2017North Little RockVerizon Arena
September 17, 2017TulsaBOK Center
September 19, 2017AlbuquerqueIsleta Amphitheater
September 21, 2017PhoenixTalking Stick Resort Arena
September 23, 2017AnaheimHonda Center
September 24, 2017FresnoSave Mart Center
September 26, 2017VancouverCanadaRogers Arena
September 27, 2017SeattleUnited StatesKeyArena
September 29, 2017PortlandModa Center
October 1, 2017RenoGrand Sierra Resort Theatre
October 3, 2017SacramentoGolden 1 Center
October 5, 2017ConcordConcord Pavilion
October 7, 2017San DiegoValley View Casino Center
October 8, 2017Los AngelesHollywood Bowl
October 14, 2017Las VegasMandalay Bay Events Center
October 16, 2017Salt Lake CityVivint Smart Home Arena
October 17, 2017DenverPepsi Center
October 19, 2017Kansas CitySprint Center
October 21, 2017St. LouisChaifetz Arena
October 22, 2017MilwaukeeBMO Harris Bradley Center
October 25, 2017MolineiWireless Center
October 26, 2017RosemontAllstate Arena
October 28, 2017ToledoHuntington Center
October 29, 2017DetroitLittle Caesars Arena
November 1, 2017Grand RapidsVan Andel Arena
November 2, 2017TorontoCanadaAir Canada Centre
November 4, 2017BuffaloUnited StatesKeyBank Center
November 5, 2017BostonTD Garden
November 7, 2017ProvidenceDunkin' Donuts Center
November 8, 2017ManchesterSNHU Arena
November 10, 2017Atlantic CityBoardwalk Hall
November 11, 2017BethlehemSands Bethlehem Event Center
November 13, 2017PhiladelphiaWells Fargo Center
November 15, 2017BrooklynBarclays Center
November 16, 2017Washington, D.C.Capital One Arena
November 18, 2017BaltimoreRoyal Farms Arena
November 19, 2017NewarkPrudential Center
November 26, 2017IndianapolisBankers Life Fieldhouse
November 28, 2017ColumbusSchottenstein Center
November 29, 2017PittsburghPPG Paints Arena
December 1, 2017LouisvilleKFC Yum! Center
December 3, 2017ClevelandQuicken Loans Arena
December 4, 2017LexingtonRupp Arena
December 6, 2017MemphisFedExForum
December 7, 2017NashvilleBridgestone Arena
December 9, 2017BirminghamLegacy Arena
December 11, 2017SunriseBB&T Center
December 12, 2017JacksonvilleJacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
December 14, 2017NorfolkNorfolk Scope
December 16, 2017ColumbiaColonial Life Arena
December 17, 2017AtlantaPhilips Arena

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

"Tales" opens Urban World film Festival Sept 21 in NYC

Legendary music executive Irv “Gotti” Lorenzo redefines the music genre with BET’s "Tales," a scripted anthology series of "song stories," using lyrics of classic and current hip-hop songs and reimagines them into mini-movies. Fetty Wap's Trap Queen will serve as the thematic backdrop of the episode that will screen at the festival on Thursday, September 21 at 8:00 p.m. Lorenzo will participate in a Q&A immediately following the screening of the episode. 

OWN's Queen Sugar Mid Season premiere at Urban World Film Festival Sept 23

Renowned filmmaker Ava DuVernay returns to the festival on Saturday, September 23 at 5:00 p.m. to debut the midseason premiere of “Queen Sugar.” In the contemporary drama on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, the Bordelon siblings struggle to move forward with their lives as they strive to honor the legacy of their father following his unexpected passing. Immediately following the screening, series stars Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner and Kofi Siriboe will appear in conversation with DuVernay along with legendary director Julie Dash, who joins the second straight season of an all-female directorial team handpicked by DuVernay. 

Marshall starring Chadwick Boseman Closes Urban World Film Festival Sept 23 in NYC

The U.S. premiere of Marshall will close the festival on Saturday, September 23 at 8:00 p.m. Long before he sat on the United States Supreme Court or claimed victory in Brown v. Board of Education, Thurgood Marshall (Chadwick Boseman) was a young rabble-rousing attorney for the NAACP. The film marks the true story of his greatest challenge in those early days a fight he fought alongside attorney Sam Friedman (Josh Gad), a young lawyer with no experience in criminal law: the case of black chauffeur Joseph Spell (Sterling K. Brown), accused by his white employer, Eleanor Strubing of sexual assault and attempted murder. Award-winning journalist Tamron Hall will moderate a Q&A with Boseman, Brown, Gad and Academy Award® nominated director Reginald Hudlin immediately following the screening of the film.

Huddling will also serve as the ambassador for the 2017 Urbanworld Film Festival. The acclaimed director and producer is a pioneer of the modern black film movement, helming some of the most influential films and TV series of his generation including House Party, Boomerang and “Black Panther.” Most notably, he was nominated for a Best Picture Oscar® as one of the producers of Quentin Tarantino’s Academy Award® and Golden Globe® -winning film Django Unchained, one of the top-grossing Westerns of all time. 

Thursday, August 17, 2017

When Love Kills NYC premiere Aug 15 2017

On Tuesday evening in NYC TV One held the NYC premiere of When Love Kills: The Felicia Blakely Story which stars Lil Mama, Lance Gross, Tami Roman and directed by Tasha Smith.

When Love Kills: The Felicia Blakely Story  Lil Mama plays the lead role of Falicia Blakely- a teen mother who works at a strip club.
While there, she meets Dino (played by Lance Gross), and the two enter a relationship that soon turns dangerous. Also starring Tami Roman and directed by Tasha Smith, the film is based on a harrowing true story that made headlines back in 2004. 

Check out the interviews and pics from the red carpet below

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Insecure: Season 2 Teaser 7/23 1030pm on HBO

Insecure Season 2 returns to HBO July 23 at 10:30 pm. Starring Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji and Jay Ellis; the hit comedy series follows three Los Angeles natives as they navigate the insecurities and all-too-real ups and downs of their personal and professional lives.