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21 Savage Releases ‘Spiral: From the Book of Saw’ Soundtrack

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21 Savage has put his stamp on the SAW movie series, delivering the soundtrack for Spiral: From the Book of Saw.

With the film starring Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson hitting theaters today, the soundtrack arrives featuring Gunna, Young Thug, and Young Nudy.

The concise four-track effort brings in a dark aura to the songs, included with menacing sounds that are familiar in the Saw series.

You can hear the full effort below.

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50 Cent Uproots to Houston to Produce New Docuseries

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When business calls, 50 Cent is first on the line. The Southside Jamaica Queens native has always represented his birthplace, but now he taking his talents to the South.

Earlier this year, he echoed his support of Texas’ Governor, Greg Abbot. Abbot lifted the Lone Star State’s mask mandate well before vaccines were distributed across the country. Since then Texas has been fully open for business. Once 50 Cent caught wind of the state’s new policy, he was on board.

“I’m headed to Texas f*ck this.”

The legendary rapper and film producer is now trading in his Mets and Yankees fitted cap for an Astros one, literally. Rest assure that he packed a number of fitted caps to continue to represent his home teams.

Fif recently took to social media to make the announcement about his new place of residence.

“I Love NY, but i live in Houston now i’ll explain later,” he wrote as his caption on Instagram, posing with a Houston Astros cap on his head. 

In the same post, he announced his next G-Unit Film & Television project with Discovery + entitled, “Confessions of a Crime Queen.”

According to the Deadline, the series will follow Queenpins, who built criminal empires, but later saw it come to end.

He even received a warm welcome from Houston’s mayor and the NAACP.

In addition, 50 recently announced the July 18th release date for his Power spin-off: “Raising Kanan.” The anticipation is high and Curtis Jackson continues to deliver.

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Today in Hip-Hop History: ‘Gridlock’d’ Starring Tupac Shakur Was Released In Theaters 24 Years Ago

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On this date in 1997, the Vondie Curtis-Hall-directed, Gramercy Pictures-distributed flick Gridlock’d, starring Tim Roth and Tupac Shakur, hit theaters across the country.

Taking place in Detroit, this film is about Spoon(Tupac Shakur) and Stretch(Tim Roth), two heroin addicts attempting to change their lives after witnessing their bandmate overdose on drugs the first time she used it. As they attempt to enter a rehabilitation program, they encounter a series of roadblocks, consisting of manhunts by the police and a drug dealer.

Other notable cast members include Bokeem Woodbine, Lucy Liu, Thandie Newton as well as the director himself. Just four months after the movie’s release, Tupac was gunned down on the Las Vegas strip. He succumbed to his injuries six days later, passing away on September 13, 1996.

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[WATCH] Chris Tucker Says He Was Paid Only $10K For Playing “Smokey” In ‘Friday’

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People always ask Chris Tucker about his character “Smokey” and a Friday sequel, but they never really understand the 49-year-old’s POV as to what it took to originally get the Ice Cube-directed movie to the fans. In an exclusive interview with Shannon Sharpe on Club Shay Shay, Tucker talks about the humble beginnings for himself, Cub, and the rest of the actors who played in the cult classic flick.

According to Tucker, not much went into the production, but a lot came out of it. “We filmed it in 20 days. I got about $10,000 for it or whatever, I didn’t care. I wanted the opportunity.”  He went on to say, That movie was just a camera and me and Cube on the porch. Magic came out of it, thank God.”

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[WATCH] Chris Tucker Says He Was Paid Only $10K For Playing “Smokey” In ‘Friday’

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People always ask Chris Tucker about his character “Smokey” and a Friday sequel, but they never really understand the 49-year-old’s POV as to what it took to originally get the Ice Cube-directed movie to the fans. In an exclusive interview with Shannon Sharpe on Club Shay Shay, Tucker talks about the humble beginnings for himself, Cub, and the rest of the actors who played in the cult classic flick.

According to Tucker, not much went into the production, but a lot came out of it. “We filmed it in 20 days. I got about $10,000 for it or whatever, I didn’t care. I wanted the opportunity.”  He went on to say, That movie was just a camera and me and Cube on the porch. Magic came out of it, thank God.”

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Tyrin Turner is Auctioning Off The Mustang 5.0 Featured In ‘Menace II Society’

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if you’re a fan of the 1993 cult classic film Menace II Society, then “Caine” aka Tyrin Turner may just have the deal of a lifetime for you.

Turner, who in the movie, carjacked the 1992 Foxbody Ford Mustang 5.0 from its unsuspecting owner in a drive-thru, put the auto up for auction and made the offer public for anyone who could afford it. Turner also agreed to autograph the car for its new, proud owner.

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Tyrin Turner is Auctioning Off The Mustang 5.0 Featured In ‘Menace II Society’

Screen Shot 2021 01 19 at 9.00.19 AM

if you’re a fan of the 1993 cult classic film Menace II Society, then “Caine” aka Tyrin Turner may just have the deal of a lifetime for you.

Turner, who in the movie, carjacked the 1992 Foxbody Ford Mustang 5.0 from its unsuspecting owner in a drive-thru, put the auto up for auction and made the offer public for anyone who could afford it. Turner also agreed to autograph the car for its new, proud owner.

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Today In Hip Hop History: John Singleton’s ‘Higher Learning’ Released In Theaters 26 Years Ago

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On this date in 1995, the John Singleton-directed movie Higher Learning debuted in theaters across America courtesy of Sony/Columba Pictures.

Starring Ice Cube, Tyra Banks, Omar Epps and Michael Rapaport, Higher Learning follows three college freshman from totally different backgrounds and show how they co-exist, in peace and in war, on campus. Larry Fishburne, who plays Professor Phipps, serves as a voice a reason to Malik(Omar Epps), who is being bombarded with the common hardships of college life. Fudge, played by Ice Cube, is a pro-Black, super senior who, along with Dreads(Busta Rhymes) “mentors” Malik while he has his back when he’s confronted by neo-Nazi influenced, Iowan roommate Remy(Michael Rapaport). Malik’s girlfriend Deja(Tyra Banks) tries to remind him of his opportunity to “higher learning”, which is only afforded to a few, but is easily caught up in Malik’s indecisions.

Higher Learning addresses the racism, sexism, classism and religious prejudices faced by college students as they prepare to face those challenges in a similar capacity in the real world.

Salute to John Singleton(RIP) for writing, producing and directing this very important piece of Hip Hop history!

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[WATCH] True Crime Series “American Gangster: Trap Queens” Premieres Jan. 14 On BET

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BET announces the return of its hit unscripted series American Gangster: Trap Queens ­– a true crime series detailing the criminal chronicles of some of America’s most notorious female gangsters. Narrated by female hip hop icon Kimberly Jones a.k.a. Lil’ Kim, season two presents new and fascinating true stories of fierce and savvy women who hustled hard and solidified their place in the game, however illicit their means may have been. BET+ will release the first five episodes of American Gangster: Trap Queens S2 on Thursday, January 14.

“After the success of the first season of American Gangster: Trap Queens, we are excited to bring another iteration of captivating stories to the screen,” said Frank Sinton, president of A. Smith & Co.’s Dox division and executive producer for the series. “While addressing social issues such as systematic racial and gender disparities, the stories this season vary from thrilling to shocking and everything in between.” 

The front half of AGTQS2 tells the stories of Perrion Roberts, Brandi Davis, Dwen Curry, Tiffani Rose Peak and Shauntay Henderson, whose purported crimes range from grand larceny to bank and wire fraud and drug trafficking. Not only does American Gangster: Trap Queens portray captivating tales of notorious criminals, they are told by those who lived them – The Queens themselves, their closest allies, family members, legal team members, reporters and law enforcement.

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[WATCH] True Crime Series “American Gangster: Trap Queens” Premieres Jan. 14 On BET

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BET announces the return of its hit unscripted series American Gangster: Trap Queens ­– a true crime series detailing the criminal chronicles of some of America’s most notorious female gangsters. Narrated by female hip hop icon Kimberly Jones a.k.a. Lil’ Kim, season two presents new and fascinating true stories of fierce and savvy women who hustled hard and solidified their place in the game, however illicit their means may have been. BET+ will release the first five episodes of American Gangster: Trap Queens S2 on Thursday, January 14.

“After the success of the first season of American Gangster: Trap Queens, we are excited to bring another iteration of captivating stories to the screen,” said Frank Sinton, president of A. Smith & Co.’s Dox division and executive producer for the series. “While addressing social issues such as systematic racial and gender disparities, the stories this season vary from thrilling to shocking and everything in between.” 

The front half of AGTQS2 tells the stories of Perrion Roberts, Brandi Davis, Dwen Curry, Tiffani Rose Peak and Shauntay Henderson, whose purported crimes range from grand larceny to bank and wire fraud and drug trafficking. Not only does American Gangster: Trap Queens portray captivating tales of notorious criminals, they are told by those who lived them – The Queens themselves, their closest allies, family members, legal team members, reporters and law enforcement.

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