[video] Red Tails (Lucasfilm Official Trailer)

This trailer has sparked alot of negative comments on Youtube and goes to show you even with a black president we have a very long way to go with racism.

1944. World War II rages and the fate of the free world hangs in the balance. Meanwhile the black pilots of the experimental Tuskegee training program are courageously waging two wars at once — one against enemies overseas, and the other against discrimination within the military and back home. Racial prejudices have long held ace airman Martin “Easy” Julian (Nate Parker) and his black pilots back at base — leaving them with little to do but further hone their flying skills — while their white counterparts are shipped out to combat after a mere three months of training. Mistakenly deemed inferior and assigned only second-rate planes and missions, the pilots of Tuskegee have mastered the skies with ease but have not been granted the opportunity to truly spread their wings. Until now.

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Method Man & Ne-Yo Declare “War” W/ George Lucas

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via SOHH

Wu-Tang Clan‘s Method Man and Ne-Yo have been chosen to star in the upcoming George Lucas film Red Tail centering on the first African-American aerial combat unit during World World II.

Lucasfilm said that the movie, about the all-black crew, would star Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding Jr., Nate Parker and Bryan Cranston. Other cast members include Tristan Wilds, Cliff Smith (better known as Method Man) and Ne-Yo. The film is to be directed by Anthony Hemingway and written by John Ridley. (New York Times)

Lucas has expressed his aim with the new production.

“I’ve been wanting to do Red Tails for 20 years, and we’ve finally got the means to showcase the skill of the Tuskegee pilots,” Lucas said in a press release. “We’re working on techniques which will give us the first true look at the aerial dogfighting of the era. And our top-notch cast will really make this story special.” (MTV Movie Blog)

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Common, Wyclef, Ne-Yo Appear on “The Electric Company”

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via HipHopDX

This past January, PBS brought back the 1970s classic television show “The Electric Company,” with special appearances from several famous faces including Mario Barrett, Sean Kingston, and Tiki Barber. The original version of the educational kid’s program, which helped children learn the ins and outs of English grammar, regularly starred big names like Bill Cosby and Morgan Freeman.

Recently, Common [click to read], Wyclef, and Ne-Yo each made musical contributions to the show.

Common plays the part of an Indiana Jones type character who searches for a gigantic artifact:

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LMAO! Twitter Fight! Jim Jones Vs. Ne-Yo

via Complex

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Even though the rumor mill’s been buzzing about the holiday scuffle between Jim Jones’ and Ne-Yo’s camps at the Louis Vuitton store in NYC, no one has any real details. Except Complex*, thanks to our access to Twitter feeds that no one else has seen. Think you’ve got the full story? You have no idea. Read on to see how the whole incident went down, in twitter form…

GoonieGooGoo ballin out at the lv storeGoonieGooGoo xmas in harlem!!!!!!

GoonieGooGoo @ ChinkSantana yo go grab that duffel and some lv parachute pants 4 me ima be over here doin pushups and not shaving

ChinkSantana hjksdflhkj

GoonieGooGoo u really need 2 learn 2 type ni**aGoonieGooGoo

 

yo is that neyo

GoonieGooGoo this mr potato head lookin ass dude just grabbed the last duffel!!!

GoonieGooGoo @ NeyoSoul thats my bag ni**a

NeYoSoul @ GoonieGooGoo that aint yr hand on it tho is it

GoonieGooGoo @ NeYoSoul no thats your lotiony ass hand gimme dat bag Shaffer

GoonieGooGoo @ NeYoSoul i got 40 stacks in my jeans no homo

NeYoSoul @LittleTyTy lets go man i gotta go make a song that uses a disease or addiction metaphor to explain romantic entanglements

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[video] Neyo- A MILLI Remix


Source: Necole Bitchie

OK, this has become a cottage industry unto itself. There are easily thirty something renditions of freestyle’s on this particular beat with Corey Gunz and Jay-Z separating themselves from the pack with distinguishable versions. Then there are the R&B dudes who have stepped out of their comfort zone and ventured into the realm of the “rapper.” In this corner you got Neyo taking subliminal shots at Chris Brown who kind of killed it himself and just yesterday T-Pain and Kells hopped on the beat to do what they do best but Neyo is the first dude to craft a vid out of the pack…before Lil Weezy!