18 items from 2013
The Ol' Dirty Bastard documentary "Dirty: Platinum Edition,” didn't have a chance to be screened for the audience of the deceased rapper's friends and family the other night. The film was set to world premiere as the headliner of the NuHo Online Film Festival. The premiere at the Brooklyn Academy of Music got off to a rocky start and stayed that way throughout the evening. First, the Q and A session was moved to the start of the evening which amounted to friends, family, and then really anyone who had a story about Odb getting on stage and talking. Then after more than a few technical problems in attempting to connect RZA to the event via Skype, the death blow to the evening arrived. A cease and desist order from Odb's estate arrived. The estate which is administrated by Odb's widowed wife Icelene Jones, has consistently denied use »
- James Hiler
Nine years after the death of Wu-Tang Clan co-founder Ol' Dirty Bastard, the entertainment world has yet to find an heir to his signature blend of unstable antics and verbal genius. Not in his son Barson, who fills in for his late father when the Wu performs live. Not in Odd Future or in Kendrick Lamar or in Danny Brown, three artists who, by comparison, have their shit way together. And certainly not in shock princess Miley Cyrus. No, Odb, was one of kind, and worthy of retrospection. Enter Dirty, a long-gestating documentary produced and directed by Odb's cousin Stephon Turner, a.k.a. Raison Allah, and featuring interviews with the Brooklyn hip-hop star's family, friends, and Wu-Tang compatriots. In honor of the man born Russell Jones and inspired by Turner’s documentary — which will be shown this Friday, November 15, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music as part of »
- Jaime Lowe
After watching Impact wrestling last night I was embarrassed. I was embarrassed as a wrestling fan, by the product and by admitting I even watched it. Tna is crumbling before our eyes.
The best possible thing Dixie could do is Not resign Hulk Hogan but unfortunately she doesn’t know how to make good business decisions, so she will.
Her “heel” turn is painful to watch. Dixie may own Tna but she sure as hell shouldn’t be the face of it. Not only was her promo horrible, it wasn’t even believable.
Aces and Eights is a laughing stock. »
- David Noriega
Remember the '90s? Sure you do. The music was grungier. The Marky Marks were Markier. You had to choose between your phone and the Internet. And the ponytails were occasionally sideways.
Well, if you somehow missed the decade due to an interference in the time-space continuum — or you just happen to be really young — we've assembled 15 movie clips that best represent what life, or at least movies, were like during that glorious decade. A '90s time capsule, if you will. So sit back, relax and throw on your favorite starter jacket.
Way before film dance battles occurred in 3D thunderdomes and huge flattop cuts were throwbacks, Kid 'n Play were throwing down the on-screen dance gauntlet with some fly girls in "House Party," a movie that knew enough to not let a plot get in the way of fun and »
- Adam D'Arpino
Both Eazy-e and Ol’ Dirty Bastard were resurrected over the weekend. Granted, these rebirths were via hologram (or "hologram"), but the audiences at Rock The Bells seemed to appreciate it. Hologram Eazy-e joined Bone Thugs-n-Harmony to perform three tracks—“Straight Outta Compton,” “Boyz-n-Tha-Hood,” and “Foe Tha Love Of $”—only the last of which is actually by Bone Thugs. That song’s music video is notable for being the last clip in which Eazy would appear before his death in 1995. Virtual Odb joined the Wu-Tang Clan at Rock The Bells for two songs: “Shame On A Nigga” and “Shimmy Shimmy »
Why is no one making new rap movies? Come on, budding directors, now's your time to revive this flagging genre. I've even come up with a few tips to help you along
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Earlier this month, the trailer for a new TLC biopic appeared online, inspiring a swath of girls to dust off their Tommy Hilfiger boiler suits and bandanas in preparation for its October release. Although the video seems to have limited archive footage and more than a few clunky catchphrases crowbarred in, the fact that fans are so excited by such a low-budget VH1 flick proves how scarce good rap films have become. Biopics in general are notoriously difficult to make – thanks to the acquisition of life and music rights – but it's about time there were more films documenting the careers of the greatest rap artists, giving the I'm Not Theres »
- Kieran Yates
It's been more than a decade since the 1990s ended, yet the Internet can't seem to go a day without a reminder of the neon slap bracelets that may have been banned from your school.
Yes, we get it. Times are tough and there's comfort in reflection, but enough is enough.
Below, a final goodbye to the 90s to end the nostalgia once and for all. (We're not kidding. There are 1990 items below.)
2. "The Wild Thornberries"
3. Dawson and Joey
5. Mr. Feeny
7. MTV playing music videos
9. The premiere of "Freaks and Geeks"
10. Levar Burton
13. "The Powerpuff Girls"
14. "Smart Guy"
15. Comedy Central globe logo with buildings
16. "The X-Files"
17. Rosie O'Donnell
18. Bill Nye
19. "Dawson's Creek"
20. The Mighty Ducks"
21. "Are You Afraid of the Dark"
23. Rachel Green
24. Tim Allen
25. "All That"
26. "Beverly Hills 90210"
27. "Step by Step"
28. "The Ren & Stimpy Show"
29. "The Famous Jett Jackson"
30. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer »
- The Huffington Post
The latest late music icon to possibly return to the stage as a hologram is Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, who could receive the treatment by way of son Jason Bonham. The younger Bonham, who spearheads the Led Zeppelin Experience tour, says he'd be interested in playing alongside Dad during his current opening act for Heart.
"It's important to me to have something in addition to the music, that was the whole point of it," Bonham told Legendary Rock Interviews. "When I first started doing this, I was working with some of the people behind some of the biggest tribute tours like Pink Floyd Experience, The Beatles, and now I'm doing it. It's imperative that I continue putting together the best shows and take it to the next level. I'm talking to people about holograms, and my dream is to do the hologram drum solo with Dad next to me. »
- Matthew Jacobs
Hologram enthusiasts the world over were delighted to learn that this year's Rock the Bells would feature two ghost rappers — Eazy-E and Ol' Dirty Bastard (in reunion with Bone Thugs and Wu-Tang). Except ODB's widow was apparently not consulted, and she has now filed a cease and desist. "I am looking forward to talking to Wu-Tang about this matter and coming up with a positive solution in order to bring my husband to the stage once again,” it reads. Okay, but does "positive solution" mean "hologram"? »
- Amanda Dobbins
Taking a trick from last year’s Coachella festival, Rock the Bells 2013 will incorporate holograms of Eazy-e and Ol’ Dirty Bastard for this year’s traveling festival. Eazy-e’s image will join Bone Thugs N Harmony, while Ol’ Dirty Bastard will rejoin Wu-Tang Clan. Eazy-e died in 1995; Odb passed in 2004. Rock The Bells is billing their appearances as “original virtual performances.” The 4-date 10th anniversary edition of Rock The Bell kicks off Sept. 7-8 at San Bernadino, Calif.’s San Manuel Amphitheater, then moving to Mountain View, Calif.’s Shoreline Amphitheater, Sept. 14-15; Washington, D.C.’s Rfk Festival Grounds, Sept. 28-29; and Rutherford, N.J’s »
It's been over a year since Tupac performed in hologram form at Coachella, and now more deceased rappers are following in his footsteps. It's being reported that "virtual" versions of Eazy-e and Ol' Dirty Bastard will perform at the Rock the Bells hip-hop festival for its 10th anniversary.
AllHipHop.com broke the news, which has now been confirmed on the Rock the Bells website. Eazy-e's hologram will perform with Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, while O.D.B. will perform with surviving members of the Wu Tang Clan. Family members are said to have signed off on the hologram idea.
Unsurprisingly it was the 2012 Tupac hologram that inspired this idea. While he was alive, Ol' Dirty Bastard performed at Rock the Bells once, while Eazy-e never did. The Rock the Bells festival takes place in four locations: San Bernardino, Calif,, Mountain View, Calif., Washington D.C. and Rutherford, N.J. Eazy-e died in 1995 due to complications with AIDS, »
Holographic versions of Ol’ Dirty Bastard and Eazy-e will headline this year’s Rock The Bells tour. The four-date festival that apparently has no problem dragging out the deceased will also host living acts like Tyler The Creator, Jurassic 5, Common, and Bone Thugs N Harmony. Wu-Tang Clan will also perform, though whether or not it’ll be with the ghostly Odb isn’t really clear. A full line-up for the fest is below, as well as a list of the four scheduled stops. Rock The Bells 2013 dates: Sept. 7-9—San Manuel Amphitheater—San Bernadino, California Sept. 14-15—Shoreline »
As you all know, Coachella marks the official start of Hologram Season, and so here is your 2013 ghost-rapper announcement: Eazy-e and Odb will be giving "original virtual performances" (with Bone Thugs-n-Harmony and Wu-Tang Clan, respectively) at Rock the Bells. Also on the lineup: Earl Sweatshirt; Tyler, the Creator; Danny Brown; Juicy J; Big K.R.I.T.; Hit-Boy; Common; and more. Welcome back, holograms! »
- Amanda Dobbins
Eazy-e and Ol' Dirty Bastard are gearing up for their first performances since their deaths ... As Holograms ... and it's all going down in just a few months. Promoters for the annual "Rock the Bells" hip hop festival have announced a "virtual" Eazy and a "virtual" Odb will perform on stage (a la Tupac) during shows in September and October. According to AllHipHop.com ... hologram Eazy will perform with a living, breathing Bone Thugs-n-Harmony and O. »
- TMZ Staff
This week’s Impact from Indiana, Pennsylvania, just outside of Pittsburgh saw the roster pairing up together in a lot of different ways. Everyone seemed to be uniting in the cause of getting rid of Aces and Eights. However, was it full of outrageous fortune or did it not come together in the end?
The show began where we left off last week with aces and eights running roughshod over security and superstars alike. After, getting in the building The first victim was James Storm, who congratulated Aj styles on his new finisher family the rather un-phenomenal named Calf Killer. (I guess it’s the baby version of Cattle Mutilation).
Storm then proceeds to call out the Aces and Eights instead Bad Influence comes out and appeals to Aj about forming Fortune again and going against Aces and Eights. This leads to a fight between the two in which Daniels »
- Paul Jordan
After last week’s Full Metal Mayhem, I was interested to see the second dose of Impact from Corpus Christi. There was a lot more action and a lot less Hogan. Although, the hand we were dealt with the Aces and Eights might not have been the strongest no matter how many beat downs they do. But I’ll explain soon enough.
Impact Wrestling began with a video package detailing the events of last week and that Jeff Hardy would not be appearing on this weeks episode. Then we go backstage and see the Sergeant in arms for Aces and Eights Devon talking to be younger, Garrett Bischoff and Wes Brisco that they need to take their match with Kurt Angle very seriously because he’s dangerous.
Wes and Garrett make their way to the ring but before we see Angle they give us a video package detailing the whole »
- Paul Jordan
Greetings from the apocalypse! This week the groundhog is gonna see his shadow, which means six more weeks of nuclear winter. Seriously, though, I'm freezing my sack off one minute; the next I'm outside wearing a T-shirt. Take Your Meds, East Coast God! There's several cool-looking flicks out and about this week, two of which I was present for filming, although neither director rubbed my belly for luck so no guarantees, people.
Friday, February 1
This week we have a very special "Survivor of Thunderdome" in the form of Jonathan Levine's excellent zombie romance "Warm Bodies," if only because yours truly is actually In the movie as an official card carrying member of the undead. I visited the Montreal set in late 2011 and was lucky enough to get my shamble on as a zombified extra, »
- Max Evry
Vulture says it a Dirty White Boy rehearsal which took place at Brooklyn Bowl's Sandy benefit a couple of months ago. Of course, Dirty White Boy is the title of the upcoming film that Michael K. Williams will co-star in, playing Ol' Dirty Bastard. Announced in march last year, I should note once again that this is not a traditional biopic on the late rapper's life (one has long been rumored to be coming); but rather he's a character in someone else's story. Dirty White Boy will center on... ... the astounding rise of Jarred Weisfeld, a 22-year-old VH1-intern-turned-manager, and his misadventures with the legendary rapper »
- Tambay A. Obenson
18 items from 2013
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