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.

Harry Styles’s new album ‘sounds like Bowie and Queen’

We were already ridiculously excited about One Directioner Harry Styles embarking on his solo career, but now we find out that his new album reportedly sounds like a mix David Bowie and Queen.

According to the industry website HITS Daily Double, the album will be channelling the best ’70s rock.

“In marked contrast to One Direction’s production by committee,” they wrote, “Styles has crafted a set that recalls the regal high-water mark ’70s British rock, Bowie and Queen in particular.

“The lead single, which could come out as soon as late April or early May, sounds like it would be a smash in any decade.”

They also revealed that taking up the producer’s chair is Jeff Bhasker, who has previously worked with artists including the Rolling Stones. No wonder there’s a dominant rock vibe on his new tracks.

Styles has signed to Columbia Records to unveil his debut solo music, and the label’s CEO Rob Stringer has publicly expressed his enthusiasm for the young star, saying: “We’re close and we’re very excited. We have a record we’re incredibly excited about and it’s not far away from being ready.

“We obviously want everything to be beautifully done, because we think he’s here to stay. Harry has stepped up with the vision someone who’s authentic.”

(Johnny McDaid and partner Courtney Cox)

The co-writer on Styles’s upcoming album, Johnny McDaid, announced last year that it’s set to “blow the socks f the world”.

You’ll most likely know McDaid as a member Snow Patrol but he is also a successful songwriter and producer, having collaborated with the likes Example, Ed Sheeran, Rudimental, Birdy and Biffy Clyro. So we’re expecting big stuff.

In an interview with PA, McDaid said he’d been working with Styles “for years”, adding: “I think the world is going to be really shocked at what he comes up with.”

The move away from pop is one that may be surprising to loyal 1D fans, but one that is in keeping with his rock ‘n’ roll vibe. Who said change wasn’t good?


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The Dream Performs in Philly at His “Love You To Death” Concert

The Dream Performs in Philly at His “Love You To Death” Concert

On March 2, 2017 The Dream returned to Philly for his “Love You To Death” concert at The TLA. The concert was full excited fans that knew the lyrics to each and everyone his songs. Of the songs performed, The Dream performed “Rockin’ That Sh**”, “Love King”, and many more hits for the crowd. Checkout this video The Dream performing in Philly. This video was filmed by aPHILLYated Films.

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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

Chino XL & Rama Duke – Under The Bridge

Chino XL & Rama Duke – Under The Bridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chino XL and Rama Duke – in partnership with 1520 Entertainment – fer up their first single in their monthly campaign, as they aim to release a new one each month this year. “We hope that our hybrid version Under the Bridge might save some lives and inspire a new generation,” said 1520 Ent. founder, Jared Lee Gosselin.

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).