I woke up this morning devastated by the news of David Bowie's passing. A huge fan of his artistry, David Bowie has been part of the soundtrack that is my life since I was a little girl. A true Starman, Bowie was not of this world. His genius, bold creativity and brave experimental artistry will live on, but I will miss him. A true icon, he inspired me in every facet of style, identity and sound.Read More
It's been a busy time for Dweezil Zappa. He's out on the Zappa Plays Zappa Tour, in the midst of releasing his new album "Via Zammata'" and mourning the passing of his beautiful mother. During all of this, fans were given the gift of "Dragon Master', the only song written by both Dweezil and his father Frank.Read More
"Straight Outta Compton" succeeds at telling the origin story of the legendary hip-hop group N.W.A. with strong performances by the actors portraying the original members: Corey Hawkins as Dr. Dre, Aldis Hodge as MC Ren, Jason Mitchell in an amazing debut as Easy-E, O'Shea Jackson Jr. as his father Ice Cube and Neil Brown Jr. as DJ Yella.
The film opens loud and fast with an action sequence starring the film's other cast member, the LAPD. Much like the N.W.A. album of the same name, "Straight Outta Compton" makes no apologies when it comes to reporting what happens on inner city streets with brutal honesty. From gang violence to police brutality and the harassment of black men, there are moments in this film when the 1980s Compton scenes look eerily like last night's news broadcast in Any Town, U.S.A.Read More