If you know me, you know why this news excites me.
Shadow and Act reports that Bajan pop singer and living wet dream Rihanna may star in the upcoming sixth (and maybe seventh?) installment of The Fast and the Furious franchise. They source The Daily Sun, which says RiRi “has been cast to play a villainous role in the upcoming blockbuster The Fast and the Furious 6.” The article goes on to say that Rihanna impressed producers with her performance in Peter Berg’s Battleship, which releases later this summer.
Number one, I’ve been addicted to Fast Five since I first saw it earlier last month. (Yes, I know, late pass.) It’s certainly the best out of the entire franchise and I’m pumped for the next few installments.
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Tagged Abigail Bianca, Afifi Alaouie, Battleship, Chiaki Kuriyama, Fast Five, Kate Nauta, Kill Bill, Lena Olin, Live Free or Die Hard, Maggie Q, Perdita Durango, Peter Berg, Rihanna, Romeo is Bleeding, Rosie Perez, Shadow and Act, Sonia Braga, The Daily Sun, The Fast and the Furious, The Fast and the Furious 6, The Marine, The Rookie, The Transporter 2, Tia Carrere, True Lies, Under Siege 2
Featuring an impressive roster of guest artists, including Stevie Wonder, Andre 3000, Rihanna, Rick Ross, The Weeknd, and labelmates Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj, and boasting production from Just Blaze, Boi-1da, and long-time collaborator Noah “40″ Shebib for production, Take Care is Drake’s attempt at giving listeners the classic album they’d expected with his debut.
Posted in Music, Op-Ed
Tagged Andre 3000, Boi-1da, cash money, Drake, hip-hop, Just Blaze, lil wayne, Nicki Minaj, Noah "40" Shebib, Rick Ross, Rihanna, Stevie Wonder, Take Care, The Weeknd, Young Money
I really should not like this song as much as I do, especially given its lyrical content. But it’s Rihanna, and IDGAF.
Exactly what it says on the tin.
I already posted this on Teh Tumblr, but it couldn’t hurt to post it here either. This performance apparently took place during the Oakland stop of Prince‘s current tour. It’s funky, I can dig it. Shout out to Ms. Escovedo—she is still so fine.
Watch the video while you still can. The Purple One is notorious for having footage like this removed quickly.
Kanye West has finally released the video for his anthemic “All of The Lights,” off his critically acclaimed and commercially successful My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
The video starts off with a seemingly random sequence involving a little girl in the projects before delving into a typography-based intro. Directed by hip-hop visual auteur Hype Williams, “Lights” is mostly a performance based video, with Kanye either stomping on the roof of a police car or rapping in Williams’ trademark hall of light. There’s also a few shots of Rihanna (looking fine as wine) and Kid Cudi (being Cudi-esque) before the video returns to its typographical M.O. en route to a seizure-inducing denouement.
UPDATE: It appears that Ye and Hype drew inspiration from Gaspar Noe‘s 2009 “psychedelic melodrama” Enter the Void. Tks to Scott Macauley over at Filmmaker for the heads up! Check out Enter the Void‘s title sequence here.
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Tagged All Of The Lights, Enter the Void, Filmmaker magazine, Gaspar Noe, hip-hop, Hype Williams, kanye west, Kid Cudi, Rihanna, Scott Macauley
Because I do not have the time, energy, or desire to write a snarky commentary on this new chapter of the Chris Brown/Rihanna domestic drama, the following passages are completely stolen from HipHopDX:
The recent and unauthorized release of an LAPD photo of Rihanna after an alleged domestic encounter with fellow singer Chris Brown may have been enough to keep the incident from every [sic] seeing the inside of a courtroom.
They say things come in threes. In this case, it’s apologies. First, Chris Brown apologized (via song) for beating the shit out of Rihanna. Then, the New York Post offered its half-assed apology (to some) for running an op-ed cartoon they didn’t think could’ve possibly been construed as offensive. Now, it is my turn.
I must apologize to my wonderful friend ScriptGirl for neglecting her. I did not post last week’s update, and although she hit me up a few times, I did not respond. I am a heel. And I deserve to be included in the company of such incorrigible villains as Chris Breezy and the low Post. But unlike those two, I deserve forgiveness, no?
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Tagged chris brown, Coming to America, Demolition Man, hollywood, Madea Goes to Jail, Martin Lawrence, New York Post, Obama, Rihanna, Robert Rodriguez, screenplay, screenwriting, Script Girl, scriptgirl, Tyler Perry, WTF