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Prince ROCKS Dubai Tonight!

Prince ROCKS Dubai Tonight!

Prince’s latest video is a bit of a departure from many of his hits over the years.  One who has boasted about his sexual prowess and a voracious appetite for partying and the night life, “Rock and Roll Love Affair” touches on the vulnerability and humble side of a “Rock Star”, check it out.

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DJANGO UNCHAINED, IS OFF THE FUNKIN’ CHAIN

DJANGO UNCHAINED, IS OFF THE FUNKIN’ CHAIN

“Django Unchained” is everything a Quentin Tarantino fan expects it to be — Don’t miss it.  It stars Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson and Christopher Waltz.

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THE FUNK OF BRAZIL!

THE FUNK OF BRAZIL!

Brazil has always been hot, but it’s going to be sizzling for the next few years, as the South American country has two major events on the horizon.

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THE FUNKIN’ BOND FRANCHISE LIVES ON!

THE FUNKIN’ BOND FRANCHISE LIVES ON!

The James Bond 007 franchise has been around for 50 years now.  Whether you’re young, old, white, black, Asian or Latino, if you love action movies with lots of sex and spy drama, you’re no doubt a “Bond, James Bond” fan.  Practically a genre unto itself via the films and the music, ‘James Bond’, has been a mainstay for movies in countries around the world.

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THOSE EVER LOVIN’ FUNKIN’ “REALITY” SHOWS/ R&B DIVAS

THOSE EVER LOVIN’ FUNKIN’ “REALITY” SHOWS/ R&B DIVAS

At this point it appears there’s no end to the inception of another “Reality Show.”  I put the term in quotation marks, because by now even those who are not media savvy, have come to realize that there’s a lot of scenarios and drama created amidst the actual ‘reality’ on these shows.  There’s a new show depicting aspects of reality, centered around a circle of sisters.

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HERE’S WHAT THEY THINK ABOUT YOU!

HERE’S WHAT THEY THINK ABOUT YOU!

The New York State Lottery has a new ad campaign that I find extremely offensive, and I don’t even play the lottery.  Gordon Medinica and Gardner Gumey are the names of the guys upstairs at the NY State Lottery.  They need to know that everybody that rides the subway is not submissive to dumbing it down.

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THE RED HOOK SUMMER PREMIERE!!!

THE RED HOOK SUMMER PREMIERE!!!

The premiere for Spike Lee’s “Red Hook Summer” was this past Monday night, after the director and cast engaged in interviews throughout the day to promote the film.  Here’s a summation of the event according to his publicist, The 135th Street Agency, headed by Shante Bacon.

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My FUNKY Documentary – Coffee Shopping in Amsterdam

My FUNKY Documentary – Coffee Shopping in Amsterdam

LOL – Laughing because the first words that came to mind to begin this were “Back in… etc…” instead, I’ll start at the very beginning.

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JAY-Z FUNKIN’ TEAMS UP WITH DURACELL

JAY-Z FUNKIN’ TEAMS UP WITH DURACELL

About a week ago I’m riding the subway, i-pod playing, I’m grooving to Dr. Dre, sit down and look up… it’s Jigga.. for what, Duracell batteries?

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MILES GETS A STAMP – ANTOINE WILL DIRECT DON!

MILES GETS A STAMP – ANTOINE WILL DIRECT DON!

In a recent interview with Miles Davis’ son, Erin Davis, and nephew Vince Wilburn Jr., it was revealed that Antoine Fuqua is set to direct the Miles Davis biopic.  I was alerted to this fact via indiewire.com, through an interview they posted from the Wall Street Journal’s Lee Hawkins about the new Miles Davis postage stamp!

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Earth, Wind And Fire

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Sly And The Family Stone

 

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The FUNK of New Artistry – FUNKY New Music

The FUNK of New Artistry – FUNKY New Music

 
 
New music artists are out there, and perhaps in large numbers.  The way things are, it’s not always easy to find out about new music or talent that’s dope and worthy of praise.  Recently while browsing at Best Buy, I discovered new music from Keane and B.o.B., and remembered that I saw B.o.B. recently on some late night talk show.

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The Aleem Brothers Interview – Parts 1 and 2

The Aleem Brothers Interview – Parts 1 and 2

About a month ago, The Museum of UnCut Funk paid a visit to the Aleem Brothers in Brooklyn.

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Funeral Services for Hal Jackson

Funeral Services for Hal Jackson

Radio pioneer Hal Jackson will be laid to rest this Thursday, May 31st at 11am.  Services will held at the Riverside Church on Claremont Avenue at 120th street, along Riverside Drive in Harlem New York.  The wake for the legendary announcer will be the day before, Wednesday, May 30th, from 2 to 5pm and 7 to 9pm, at the Frank Campbell funeral home – 1076 Madison Avenue @ 81st Street in NYC.

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FUNKY BIOPICS: Films on Black Superstars – Hendrix, Franklin and Jackson

FUNKY BIOPICS: Films on Black Superstars – Hendrix, Franklin and Jackson

 

 

It’s official, Andre 3000 of OutKast, real name Andre Benjamin has been cast to portray Jimi Hendrix in the biopic “All Is By My Side.”  Benjamin’s name was mentioned a few years ago about taking on the role, but rumors died after about a month or so.  “All Is By My Side” will be set in the 1960s just before the release of Jimi’s debut album “Are You Experienced.”

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IN FUNKY MEMORIUM: Donna, Chuck, Belita, Robin and Hal Jackson

IN FUNKY MEMORIUM: Donna, Chuck, Belita, Robin and Hal Jackson

Donna Summer, Chuck Brown, Belita Woods, Robin Gibb and legendary DJ Hal Jackson have all passed away recently.  It seems like so many of our outstanding contributors in music are leaving us at a faster rate lately.  Just as soon as we’re able to take a breath from the death of an entertainer that’s beloved, we’re struck again with the sad news of another.

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FUNKED UP! The Music of SOUL 2 – Seal and Heidi’s Split

FUNKED UP! The Music of SOUL 2 – Seal and Heidi’s Split

Seal’s new CD “SOUL 2″ is in stores.  A follow-up to his “SOUL” release, it’s a collection of covers by some of music’s greatest performers.  Although Seal has a new album out, he’s singing a different tune in regards to his marriage to fashion icon Heidi Klum.  Klium and Seal were a power couple!  Two accomplished people in their respective fields that came together by way of commonalities in their lifestyles, they had a tremendous presence.

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TYRESE GETS THE RIGHTS FOR TEDDY

TYRESE GETS THE RIGHTS FOR TEDDY

Tyrese Gibson tweeted recently: “I have officially secured the life rights to the life story of Teddy Pendergrass, my inspiration. This movie will be made…“  People are already saying he can’t pull it off…  to those haters, there’s still hope for you icon wink TYRESE GETS THE RIGHTS FOR TEDDY I’m not even a Tyrese fan, but say CONGRATULATIONS!

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FUNKIN’ with Nile Rodgers: CHIC, Le Freak and Loving Life!

FUNKIN’ with Nile Rodgers: CHIC, Le Freak and Loving Life!

 

Complete with a lighted floor harkening back to “Saturday Night Fever”, New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom became a disco for one night only.  Hosted by the venue’s Clifton Pierce, CBS FM’s Joe Causi and Denny Terrio of “Dance Fever” were the MCs, where France Joli, Tavares, The Trammps and CHIC performed.  Led by founding member Nile Rodgers on guitar, CHIC brought the FUNK!

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