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The Official (Live Action) ‘Cowboy Bebop’ Netflix Trailer.

Between Dave Chappelle’s ground breaking specials, ‘Squid Games’, and Australia’s ‘Why Are You Like This’, Netflix’s stock just keeps going up. This treasure trove of new content is only getting more interesting, especially with the addition of a live action rendition of ‘Cowboy Bebop’. There have been endless attempts at bringing Japans’ most popular anime shows or movies to live action with some blockbusters like ‘DragonBall’, ‘Alita: Battle Angel’, ‘Ghost In The Shell’, ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’, and ‘Speed Racer’. (Remember all of those well loved, wonderfully reviewed classics?). But in what seems to be the beginnings of a turn-around for Anime to live-action misadventures, ‘Cowboy Bebop’ seems to be an honest attempt at making this transition right. When taking a look at the first trailer for this experiment below, you can’t help but think to yourself… “This one actually looks pretty good.”

The First Look At ‘Rouge One: A Star Wars Story’ (Official Trailer 1).

Only two days after the digital release of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, 0ur first look at the a different corner of the Star Wars galaxy has surfaced.  The intriguing and unique ‘Star Wars Story’ of Rouge One features a look at a group of Rebel bandits, and their attempts to steal the plans for an Empire super weapon (one that you may recognize).  Staring Felicity Jones, and Forrest Whitaker, the brief but satisfying trailer paves the way for what may be an incredible story.  Check the method below.

Finn From Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Is The Real MVP.


On Friday, John Boyega met Star Wars super fan, 5-year-old Daniel Bell. The youngster has been diagnosed with a brain tumour and his wish was to meet Finn. That became a reality when the two spent the afternoon hanging out and passing around toys to other sick children in a London hospital. “When I heard about Daniel’s wish to meet Finn, I jumped at the chance to make it come true,” the actor says. “It was fantastic to be a part of his very special wish with Rays of Sunshine. It was also great to meet the children at The Royal London Hospital and be a part of something so positive.”

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Daniel’s mother meanwhile released a statement via Facebook in which she praised the actor for making her son’s wish come true. “Thank you so so much ‘Rays of Sunshine’ and John Boyega for granting Daniel’s wish to meet Finn and take toys to the hospital. It was just amazing, I have no words! Daniel is still totally overwhelmed, I have never seen him so happy.” Boyega has frequently shown himself to be a real class act and nice guy, and this is yet another example of that.

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This little stormtrooper Daniel had a wonderful wish after seeing the force awakens. Daniel currently lives with a brain tumour and rather than having Finn to himself he wanted Finn to meet the kids at the Royal London hospital and give them some toys. I stayed in character while I was with this brave boy asking him what a car was. He taught Finn about everything earth related! Really thankful for the opportunity this child granted me and I’m just humbled! I hope I played a little part in making you smile young stormtrooper.

A Brand New Season Of ‘That Hot New Dope’. Every Wednesday At 3pm.

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It’s been a few years since I’ve been on radio (consistently), and That Hot New Dope radio show, was the perfect place to jump back in., Young Chizle, Honey Faced Bee, and myself have been anxiously awaiting season two of #HND, and today is the day.

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Every Wednesday, at 3pm, use your phone or your computer to tune into, and all you have to do is click ‘Listen Live’.  That Hot New Dope is dedicated every week to bringing you both the hottest music from the artists you know, and the newest Hip Hop tracks from upcoming artists from the Bay.  Click ANY of the photos to take a listen when the time is right.


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E-40 Ft. T.I. And Chris Brown – Episode


E-40 rounds up T.I. and Chris Brown for the official video to their collaboration“Episode.” His new triple album The Block Brochure: Welcome To The Soil 4, 5 & 6.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson – We Stopped Dreaming.

During an interesting conversation with my close friend and emcee A.Mo about his thoughts on human never actually making it to the moon, he told me his theory was reinforced by the fact that humans never went back to the moon.  (That’s right, a rapper and a DJ having an intellectual conversation about topics other than music.)  But I saw a documentary recently that re-sparked my interest in the matter.  Astrophysicist Neil DeGraase Tyson delves into why exactly it is that people began the space race.  The original space race was fueled by fear. What will jump start the next one (space race 2.0)?

The point here seems to be inspiration. How do we do things better? Is it through more rules and laws? Will more and better standardized testing make education better? No, I don’t think so. What will make education is that moment when people (in general) strive for better education. When people want to learn things so that they can do things. When people dream.  I can’t even think of anything else to add to this speech by Neil deGraase Tyson. It was just that good.

‘An Idiot Abroad 2’.

The year 2011 has brought trials, tribulations, beautiful life changes, and incredible opportunities, but one thing has brightened up my year in a unique way that nothing else could have.  The official return of “An Idiot Abroad”.  Take a look at the extended trailer for the return of one of my favorite shows below.

T.I. & Tiny – The Family Hustle.

Tip Harris has been a well known face in the Hip Hop community for many a year, but some of the decisions he’s made in his personal life since his entrance into the spot light have been a bit… odd.  Weather you’ve been waiting for it since it was announced, or never cared enough to remember hearing about it, T.I.’s reality show has almost reached the airwaves.  VH1 released a preview recently about the man, the mogul, and the myths that surround his mind-state.  Check the method below.

Batman x Graphic Design = Awesome.

It probably won’t surprise anyone to find out that lately, I’ve been re-watching “Batman: The Animated Series” on DVD, and while I remember the high points of most of the stories, I’d almost forgotten how great the title cards were.  Aesthetically, they were one of the defining elements of the show’s art deco / noir-inspired look, mimicking the title cards and trailers of classic films.  Check out my personal top 10 favorites below.





Be A Clown: Given how dark the show was — and by that i mean actually dark; it was drawn on black paper — it’s a given that it often boasted a great use of shadows. The distinctive silhouette of the Joker leading a child away to a Ferris wheel is every bit as creepy as it should be.




Mad As a Hatter: This is one of the few title cards that wasn’t done in the distinctive Bruce Timm style, and the classic storybook look of it works very well for the episode.




Nothing to Fear: Another great use of shadows, the soft edges of the Scarecrow’s silhouette does a great job evoking the fear gas that he uses in the episode.




Joker’s Favor: I know I’ve mentioned how good the use of shadows on this show was. But this one’s just perfect, and it’s a testament to how good the character designs were that even the Joker’s shadow can be this menacing when it falls across a poor guy who had the bad luck to cross his path.




One of the most beloved episodes of the series, “Harley’s Holiday” is also the only title card that didn’t use black as its primary color, instead going with something that reflects both the lighthearted nature of the episode — well, as lighthearted as you can be in a story of an abused woman being thrown back in an asylum after failing to acclimate to the outside world, anyway — and echoing classic romantic comedies.   Also, it’s worth noting that of all the variations on Harley’s costume I’ve seen on cosplayers (and I’ve done my research on this one, I assure you), I’ve never seen anyone sporting her out-on-the-town dress and hat combo. It’s fantastic, and makes for one of the best images from the show.




Riddler’s Reform: “Batman: The Animated Series” was the last place I would’ve expected to see an homage to a classic Spider-Man story, but there’s no getting around the fact that this is clearly evocative of Peter Parker’s decision to quit in “Spider-Man No More”




The Strange Secret of Bruce Wayne: A great title, a great episode, and a great card. I think this is one of the only times the series was allowed to show an explicit reference to death in the haunting skull in a sweating Bruce Wayne’s eye.




The Terrible Trio: You can’t tell from the screenshot, but in the episode, the words ‘The Terrible Trio” are actually animated in the style of an old horror trailer. A neat effect for an episode about three guys in fright masks.




I’ll admit right up front that this might just be me, but I love this one. The combination of the insanely over-the-top title being rendered in a note-perfect nod to classic thrillers, the stylized shadowy figure of the Crime Doctor and the menacingly huge syringe between his fingers, it’s all just beautifully stylish and sharply rendered.




The Man Who Killed Batman: With all the praise the show gets for being an almost-perfect realization of Batman’s darker, more serious side, it’s easy to forget that the show was also frequently pretty hilarious. The image of Sid the Squid and his gigantic cartoon eyes would’ve been equally at home on the title card to a Looney Tunes short. If, you know, he didn’t have the word “KILLED” in gigantic sans-serif letters hanging over him.   Thats why I have to give this one the top spot.