Chicago K Pop #28: Well Done Collabs - That's right I'm back with a new episode of Chicago K Pop. The news is as lively as ever and it's pretty much confirmed that I call everything. So always...
I beat you over the head with commentary yesterday, but it's Friday, so I will be happy to simply post the video for Fugee-La, along with one of many dope remixes featuring an appearance by pre-prison-bid Refugee Camper John Forte...
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill...
Wallrus at BlackSuperhero Fan was the first to mention to me anything about Marvel creating a new teen superhero using the name Power Man (y'know, since Luke Cage isn't using it anymore). Now I repatriated this art by Mahmud Asrar (Dynamo 5) from ComicBook Resources for you... so check out this Shadowland: Powerman preview art and tell me what you think
Jungle45 blog, and had to go get the 411 to repost for my peoples... Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammo: Lauryn is officially Back in effect...
X-factor: Forever, Drink and Draw, Volume 1) has worked up a fresh proposal for a new Heroes for Hire miniseries set in the seventies (for all my readers who can't let go of the classic 'sweet christmas' Luke Cage), tentatively called Brothers & Gangsters. If Marvel doesn't do this, I will say "Marvel doesn't care about Black People" the next time I'm on TV or radio (which does happen from time to time), at the most inappropriate time possible.
Robert Rodriguez continues to cement himself as the One-man savior of the action-movie genre with this red band trailer for his upcoming Mexploitation splatterfest Machete. I'm pleased to warn you: this trailer is DEFINITELY NOT safe for work!!!
If you've been paying attention, you probably know I cut for Columbus, OH emcee/beatsmith/labelboss Blueprint of GREENHOUSE, Rhymesayers, and Weightless Records. I'm also really feeling Conspiracy Worldwide Radio, so you know I'm geeking for this interview where Menace and Montana get with 'print talking about the new GREENHOUSE record, as well as his seemingly endless variety of hustles.
For an insider look at golden age hip hop and photography, catch a listen to honorary Beastie Boy and legendary rap photographer Ricky Powell building with Montana and Menace on Conspiracy Worldwide Radio.
Gantz, which is itself based on Hiroya Oku's ballsy sci-fi action manga of the same name.
The authors of Black Comix: African American Independent Comics, Art and Culture (John Jennings and Damian Duffy, if you ain't already know), as well as other luminaries in black comics and prose like Dawud Anyabwile (Brotherman) and L.A. Banks (Vampire Huntress) are participating in a conversation about literacy in the digital age. The panel discussion is taking place at the Harlem Book Fair, so if you're in the area, check it out! It will also be broadcast on C-SPAN tonight July 17 at 6.45 pm. If you don't have cable, don't worry! We gotchoo...
Old Spice Bodywash commercials with Terry Crews (Idiocracy, Balls of Fury, Everybody Hates Chris, Are We There Yet, The Expendables) kicking buildings, flexing his pecs and hollering for comedic value. Sometimes they make me laugh and sometimes I'm offended by them... just depends on the mood I'm in. Anyways, peep the preview (and one of the Old Spice commercials) below
So I copped this preview art from DOOMWAR #6 off'a CBR for you... looks like your man Victor Von Doom has whooped everybody and he's running through his obligatory pre-deathblow-delivery rant. Since these pages are unlettered, I will assume that the black dude with the tight pants and 'good' hair is T'challa, the Black Panther. I like how Doom's boys are rolling up on Obama in that double page montage... Doom pro'lly endorsed the other guy. Anyways, enjoy the pages
If you were planning on attending the Motor City Black Age of Comics Convention in Detroit, you should know that they are linking up with the African World Festival of Detroit. August 20-22, 2010 and will continue to be a part of the festival in the future. Here's an excerpt from a letter I received about the change today from Andre L Batts of Motor City Black Age:
the Chinese constructed a life-size Optimus Prime in Beijing's Olympic Park. Of course, my Latent robophobia is kicking in like crazy.
My wife's evil preteen sister is in town for her yearly visit, this time for a whole month. So, as you might imagine (especially if you knew her), I'm in the mood to draw some violence against a child! Luckily for me (and her), I'm still finishing up chapter 2 of MANCHILD: Birthday Boy for the summer issue of GhettoManga Quarterly.
Do you cringe every time you hear the word 'swagger' (or it's abbreviated form 'swag')? Do you wish some of these rappers would put a shirt on? Find yourself mad at how wack some of these rappers are? Don't let them give you high blood pressure fam, just watch some of these parody vids by the fine folks of Be Yo Own Boss Entertainment. This one is a classic! feast your eyes and ears on Shawt Bus Shawty...
After enduring all these date-night ass, pg-13 action films, I bet you're anticipating the release of Robert Rodriguez's new mexploitation/ grindhouse revival flick Machete more than ever... Well, join the club! Peep the new trailer below, and get ready to feel the love... Machete hits theaters September 3rd!
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