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2Chainz, Lizzo, Vince Staples + more celebrate HBO’s The Defiant Ones

2Chainz, Lizzo, Vince Staples + more celebrate HBO’s The Defiant Ones

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MeLo-X, Jasmine Solano

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HBO DECLARES JULY 9TH THE DAY OF THE DEFIANT ONES

LAUNCHING EPIC DOCUMENTARY SERIES WITH A BLAZING BROOKLYN EVENT

HBO hosted an exclusive Brooklyn launch event to celebrate The Defiant Ones – a film by Allen Hughes – with special guests and featured performances from 2Chainz, Cakes Da Killa, Electric Punanny (Jasmine Solano + Melo X), Jillionaire, Kali Uchis, Lizzo, and Vince Staples.

The Defiant Ones is a four-part documentary series that tells the stories of Jimmy Iovine and Dr.Dre – one the son of a Brooklyn longshoreman, the other straight out of Compton. The series explores their improbable partnership and surprising leading roles in a series of transformative events in contemporary culture.

The Defiant Ones premiered Sunday, July 9, only on HBO—all four parts will be made available early for streaming exclusively on HBO NOW, HBO GO and affiliate portals as well as on HBO On Demand.

Photo credit: BFA (Angela Pham / David Prutting)

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ALL DEF DIGITAL & DORMTAINMENT RELEASE “SNAP!” ON YOUTUBE RED

ALL DEF DIGITAL & DORMTAINMENT RELEASE “SNAP!” ON YOUTUBE RED

(Los Angeles, July 5, 2017) — All Def Digital and Dormtainment announced today the release of SNAP!, a half-hour comedy special exclusively for YouTube Red.

SNAP! centers on the hottest Atlanta snap rap group of 2006, Stacks-4-Daze — except that was in 2006.  Now, the group members are all broke, working dead end jobs in Los Angeles.  But when a video of them accidentally goes viral on Worldstar, they get a second chance at fame.  Can they bring the stacks back?

SNAP!

 See the trailer here:

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4 YOUR EYEZ ONLY – A DREAMVILLE FILM

4 YOUR EYEZ ONLY – A DREAMVILLE FILM

4 YOUR EYEZ ONLY – A DREAMVILLE FILM

Another Dreamville Film. Cole and Scott Lazer team up for their second HBO special, J. Cole: 4 Your Eyez Only, named after his chart-topping album released last year. It comes after 2015’s Forest Hills Drive: Homecoming, which featured footage from the tour following Cole’s third album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive.

The new special will combine music performances and intimate interviews that highlight underdocumented voices. We visited Atlanta, Georgia; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Ferguson, Missouri; and Cole’s native Fayetteville, North Carolina; as well as his father’s hometown of Jonesboro, Arkansas, to discuss the issues.

The hourlong special premieres April 15 at 10 p.m. on HBO.

 

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New Trailer Released For HBO ‘Bessie’ Biopic

New Trailer Released For HBO ‘Bessie’ Biopic

HBO is finally giving us a first look at the upcoming biopic Bessie starring Queen Latifah. Alongside Queen, Mike Epps, Mo’Nique and Michael Kenneth Williams will tell the story of the troubled blues star as she struggled with alcoholism and her sexuality. Check out the trailer below.

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Queen Latifiah Will Star In HBO Bessie Smith Biopic

Queen Latifiah Will Star In HBO Bessie Smith Biopic

HBO is gearing up for the big premiere of the biopic Bessie, a film depicting the life of famed blues singer Bessie Smith who will be played by Queen Latifah. Also starring in the film will be Mo’Nique taking on the role of Ma Rainey, Mike Epps, Tika Sumpter and Michael Kenneth Williams. The film will cover the struggles and triumphs faced by Bessie including her alcohol abuse and alleged affair with Ma Rainey. Bessie premieres May 16 on HBO!

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[VIDEO] A Teaser for Beyonce’s Upcoming HBO Documentary

[VIDEO] A Teaser for Beyonce’s Upcoming HBO Documentary

Beyonce’s new HBO doc, which premieres February 16th, shows the “Love On Top” songstress preparing for her show and just living that extra awsome life that only she can.  Beyonce opens up in the teaser, saying:

“I always battle with how much do I reveal about myself. If I’m scared be scared allow it. Release it.”

Peep the teaser below:

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