LookHear of the Week: MondayFriday (Yamin Semali & Illastrate), “Sugar & Salt”. Treach, J-Live producer behind ATL duo

Director Interview: Charles Randolph Wright talks “Motown the Musical”

Interview & written by: Melody Charles “The Sound of Young America.” It’s a legendary story that the world now recognizes as one part ambition, two parts ingenuity and multiple parts soul—–the creation of Motown Records. With a few hit songs to his credit, an $800 loan and a vision of success, Berry Gordy Jr. took […]

Documentary review: “My Love, Don’t Cross that River”… is what long-lasting love looks like

Review by: Mut Asheru Love is real and Jin Mo-young’s documentary “My Love, Don’t Cross that River” proves it. The film captures the last moments of elderly couple’s Jo Byeong-man and Kang Kye-yeol’s last moments of their 76 year marriage. Yes, you read me right. 76 years! And they were just as lovey-dovey cute as […]

Film review: “Amy” a powerful documentary for the 24/7 video age

Film review by: Gordon K. Smith A powerful documentary for the 24/7 video age, Asif Kapadia’s AMY follows the short, sweet, and sad life of British soul singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse from the age of 14 until her tragic, yet unsurprising, death in 2011, officially from alcohol poisoning.  The fact that most of this period is […]

“I Am Charlie Wilson” – The Gap Band, despair, addiction and back. Interview with the Soul singer on his upcoming memoir and the life that’s filled its pages

…..”Give me a hit,” I croaked into her ear, sure I could score a little something from her out there on the street. “I’m clean, Charlie. Have been for three years,” [my cousin Shirley] said, her voice cracking. “Three years?” I yelled…..While I contemplated the thought, Shirley started to full-on cry, her face contorted, tears leaving streaks […]

Book Review: “Zeal Master: Way of the Warrior” by Rahmel Garner

Synopsis: This is a story about a mystical land with unimaginable creatures. A land split into five different territories north territory, south territory, east territory, west territory, and mount hope territory. This world is centered-around a group of people known as “Zealeths”, these people are outcasts, usually shunned by the rest of the common folk […]

Music Interview: Erick Blu – teen pop sensation from India hopes to break the American market with the help of legendary producer Joel Diamond

Written by: Mut Asheru What’s one of the things missing from the American music market today? Ahhh, I can hear all of you chiming in with the obvious and not-so-obvious answers. And you’re right…or not.  But what I bet not one you has mentioned, is the one thing or person that legendary producer / songwriter […]

Trailer Love: “5 Flights Up”

Actor Interview: Hiroyuki Sanada talks about his latest role in “Mr. Holmes” and his desire to simply act

Written by: Mut Asheru Hiroyuki Sanada is an actor first and foremost. His role as Mr. Tamiki Umezaki in his most recent film MR. HOLMES did not have any sword fights but it did contain some emotionally slashing scenes and scenarios in which Sanada’s character helps bring about a catharsis for the aging Sherlock Holmes […]

Trailer Love: “Welcome to Me”