Category Archives: Movies

GIFTED – A movie for the Family!

Gifted, a movie that the entire family can enjoy is  coming to select theatres April 7!
Frank Adler (Chris Evans) is a single man raising a child prodigy – his spirited young niece Mary (Mckenna Grace) – in a coastal town in Florida.  Frank’s plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the seven-year-old’s mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank’s formidable mother Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan) whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary.
Octavia Spencer plays Roberta, Frank and Mary’s landlady and best friend.  Jenny Slate is Mary’s teacher, Bonnie, a young woman whose concern for her student develops into a connection with her uncle as well.
Release: In Select Theatres April 7.

FENCES / DVD Giveaway

Fences DVD is set to release March 14th and we all know that everyone is ready to get their hands on the Blu-Ray! Fear not though as we have you covered! We will be giving away a Fences DVD to 15 of our readers! That’s right 15!!!

Adapted by legendary writer August Wilson from his own renowned play, FENCES follows former Negro-league baseball player Troy Maxson (Washington) in 1950s Pittsburgh as he fights to provide for those he loves in a world that threatens to push him down. An unforgettable and timeless masterpiece,FENCES “connects with people on a deep, emotional level” (Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Times) and pulses with the universal truths of love and forgiveness, despite what lies beyond your own fence

KONG / Screening Pass Giveaway

KONG is one of the most anticipated, action packed movies that will be hitting screens this month!
HipHopFirstClass is excited to announce it Screener Pass Giveaway on the release of the upcoming Warner Bros. film KONG starring Samuel L. Jackson and Tom Hiddleston opening in theaters March 10th.
HipHopFirstClass wants to make sure that our readers and fans, get a first view before its grand premiere!
In advance of the film’s release, we are hosting a 10 market screening program in the markets listed below.
All screenings will take place March 8th @ 7:30PM
  • Los Angeles
  • New York
  • Chicago
  • Dallas
  • Houston
  • Atlanta
  • Washington, DC
  • Philadelphia
  • San Francisco
  • Charlotte

We know you are waiting to get your hands on some passes! We got you covered!!!!

All you have to do is click on one of the links that is located below the action packed KONG Trailer! (Passes are on a first come basis! Only 50 pairs available at each city)

Chuck$oDope – Henny Dance Ft. Kev Rodgers

Chuck$oDope – Henny Dance Ft. Kev Rodgers

Chuck$oDope has started to build some momentum in the local scene with consistent releases and recently supporting Quentin Miller on his Philly tour date.

Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court and Queen Boss set the Bar!

Lauren Lake is taking strides from “Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court” to her new role in “Queen Boss” on BET Centric! We recently had the pleasure of interviewing Lauren and we learned that she really is a woman on a mission! Aside from all of her extensive list of accomplishments, she is always looking towards the next goal!

2017 Prism Prize Announces Top 20 Finalists

There’s more at stake than ever before when it comes to this year’s Prism Prize winnings, and the 20 finalists for the title best Canadian music video the year have just been announced.

The champion is selected by a jury that votes on the videos based on originality, creativity, style, innovation and effective execution. As previously reported, the winner this year’s prize will be gifted $15,000. The prize will be handed out during a screening and awards ceremony on May 14 at the Tiff Bell Lightbox in Toronto.

Big Sean Spits An 8-Minute Freestyle On Funkmaster Flex

To promote his newly-released album I Decided, Big Sean made his way by the Hot 97 studios on Thursday evening to chop it up with Funkmaster Flex. But rather than just discussing the album, Flex asked Sean to bless the listeners on air with a freestyle which he happily obliged to.

Going in over various beats like Freeway’s “What We Do,” Mobb Deep’s “Quiet Storm” and Nas’ “Oochie Wally” to name a few, watch the Detroit rapper go f-the-top for nearly 8-minutes straight in this dope freestyle (below).

Smoke DZA & Pete Rock Roll Through In Their "Black Superhero Car" With Rick Ross

After releasing a video for “Limitless” with Dave East, Smoke DZA and Pete Rock return with visuals for “Black Superhero Car” featuring Rick Ross. Beginning with a stint in snowy Harlem, the trio relocates to the warmer climate Atlanta, where they kick it at Ross’s Atlanta luxurious mansion and entertain a revolving door scantily-clad women. Big K.R.I.T. also makes a cameo appearance. The song comes from DZA and Rock’s critically acclaimed album, Don’t Smoke Rock. Watch the video above.

Watch Louis Tomlinson & Steve Aoki Deliver Their Debut U.S. Performance of ‘Just Hold On" for ‘Tonight Show’

Louis Tomlinson and Steve Aoki got the place jumping for the U.S. TV debut “Just Hold On”.

The pop-meets-EDM super-collab appeared as the musical guest Tuesday night on the Tonight Show.

Released on Ultra, written by Tomlinson, Aoki, Eric Rosse, Sasha Sloan and Sir Nolan and produced by Aoki, “Just Hold On” is the first collaboration between the British One Direction star and the U.S. DJ hero. And not surprisingly, it was a solid hit on its release last December.

Nick Cannon Lands Big Deal With YouTube For Movie Starring Busta Rhymes, Whoopi and More

Nick Cannon and Busta Rhymes will star alongside Whoopi Goldberg and Louis Gossett Jr., in the upcoming movie “King the Dancehall.”

Nick’s company, Ncredible Productions, has partnered with YouTube Red to debut the film.

Nick Cannon directed the movie, which premiered earlier this year at the Toronto Film Festival.

“King the Dancehall” is about a Brooklyn-born guy who is forced to leave his neighborhood and reset his life in Jamaica.

Once on the island, he discovers his passion for dancing while rebuilding his life – with some drama.

“Music and dance are universal themes, and I’m excited to partner with YouTube to bring a story about the world’s sexiest dance tradition to its massive audience,” Nick Cannon, CEO Ncredible Productions told “This film invites viewers into a vibrant, yet little known world outside the Caribbean – the dancehall – the Jamaican dancehall.

According to Nick, the movie mixes documentary footage from real life dancehall scenes, and features a number music legends to “bring ‘King Dancehall’ to life.”

“The King the Dancehall” will debut on YouTube Red later this year.