Ol’ Dirty Bastard Biopic Coming Soon, Confirmed by RZA

Looks like hip hop biopics are the wave. We got a dosage of the story behind N.W.A with “Straight Outta Compton,” the Tupac Shakur biopic is (still) in the works and now hip hop heads may be in for a special treat.

An Ol’ Dirty Bastard biopic is coming soon and has been confirmed by RZA. He told the Rolling Stone:

“I think it’s a great idea, and there has been talk about it. There are a few wheels in motion with one done by our first cousin Rayshawn; he was the young guy there watching everything that happened.  Him and ODB’s wife have been talking and he has a pretty interesting script. I just saw a 12-minute teaser that he shot about a year ago and it felt pretty fucking cool. I watched it and was like, ‘Wow, you may have something here.’ He has the best thing that I’ve seen so far.”

RZA was asked by Rayshawn to direct the project, but will the Wu-Tang producer accept?

“I wouldn’t mind not doing it and I wouldn’t mind doing it. From the age of six, me and [ODB] used to push shopping carts around grocery stores and try to get nickels. There are very few people who know the real him as much as me. So it would be something that I would be honored to do, but there’s a lot of moving parts to it. If those moving parts don’t go in sync with me, I’ll still be on it just to see it happen, talk to whoever’s doing it and give them my interviews or whatever they need to help make this story as great as possible.”

RZA feels that “Straight Outta Compton” paved the way for more hip hop biopics.

“Straight Outta Compton showed that hip-hop is a marketplace in cinema. I always believed that the art we was creating was audio-visual, and it was headed towards visual-audio. And that’s why you see me in this world — my own heart drove me here — and I’m glad that a movie like that breaks out and does such numbers that it’s almost undeniable. It showed that with the proper team and marketing, many of us out here who grew up on this music would love to see the inside makings of those stories.”

Rumor has it that Eddie Griffin and Tracy Morgan are both prospects for the role of ODB, although nothing has been confirmed.

 

 

50 Cent vs Meek Mill: Tony Yayo Comments, Is Meek’s Career Really Over? [Listen]

Meek Mill just can’t seem to stay out of gossip site headlines. Over the weekend Meek’s IG fingers got the best of him. The “Lord Knows” rapper started beef with hip hop’s king of controversy, 50 Cent.

The 50 Cent vs Meek Mill beef started when sites started speculating Meek’s new song “Gave ‘Em Hope,” took shots at 50 Cent with lines like:

“I got 50 reasons say you’re taking d**k / And it’s 50 reasons I should kill, ni**a.”

And:

“Got the richest chick, she from your hood.”

Needless to say 50 shot back and we all know, once you get the “Power” creator started, there’s no stopping him.

He was a 💩head, but he was a good shit head. #EFFENVODKA

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KANAN RELOADED coming soon. Shit Head 💩💩💩EFFENVODKA #FRIGO #SMSAUDIO

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Fellow G-Unit rapper Tony Yayo joined in on the fun and also went at Meek on IG:

It’s over for MMG Meek your boss a cop we the streets for real.💯

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This wound cuts pretty deep; 50 Cent already had beef with Meek’s boss, rapper Rick Ross. Unfortunately 50 Cent crushed Ross in that battle, to the point where Fiddy was taken to court back in July of 2015 by the mother of Ross’ child for leaking a sex tape.

Do you think Meek Mill came at 50 Cent in, “Gave ‘Em Hope?” Meek already faced (and continues to) a lot of ridicule for this battle with Drake… to the point where people are still talking about it. Is his career really over?

Hip Hop Snubbed for Oscar Nominations 2016: Full List

Today the Oscar nominations were announced and fell short of a diversified nominees list (as usual).

Besides Johnny Depp not making the list for his performance in Black Mass, which was definitely Oscar-worthy, another film didn’t make the cut.

Can you guess? Yes, Straight Outta Compton was snubbed for the Oscar Nominations 2016. I guess a film directed by Gary F. Gray with a gross of over $200 million worldwide doesn’t qualify for at the very least, a nomination.

Straight Outta Compton did get a nomination for Best Original Screenplay…so basically the white woman and white man behind the script may be up for an Academy Award. Still not good enough.

According to TMZ only 8 movies were nominated for a 2016 Oscar, but there could have been 10. If that doesn’t say something about how things are being handled at these awards ceremonies, what does?

Some may say that the committee behind these award ceremonies are racist, but it’s more about being biased. Hip hop never really gets the full recognition it deserves, but somehow the culture is always ripped off and capitalized off of in the corporate world.

Take this new Honda Civic commercial for instance. They used Fabolous’ song “Killin It” in this piece. Besides the fact that Blacks and Latinos gravitate towards this make of vehicle (smart move Honda), this clearly shows how influential the hip hop culture is on a mainstream level.

So why are these awards still so reluctant to acknowledge the culture? It’s because the people behind the voting committee are old and outdated.

It’s time to get with it America, hip hop has been here for the last 30+ years and isn’t going anywhere. Especially since you continue to bank off the culture, not to mention steal the lingo and fashion.

Below is a list of Oscar Nominations 2016

Best Supporting Actor

Christian Bale, “The Big Short”

Tom Hardy, “The Revenant”

Mark Ruffalo, “Spotlight”

Mark Rylance, “Bridge of Spies”

Sylvester Stallone, “Creed”

Best Supporting Actress

Jennifer Jason Leigh, “The Hateful Eight”

Rooney Mara, “Carol”

Rachel McAdams, “Spotlight”

Alicia Vikander, “The Danish Girl”

Kate Winslet, “Steve Jobs”

Best Song

Earned It, “50 Shades of Grey”

Til It Happens To You, “The Hunting Ground”

Writings On The Wall, “Spectre”

Manta Ray, “Racing Extinction”

Simple Song 3, “Youth”

Visual Effects

“Ex Machina”

“Mad Max: Fury Road”

“The Martian”

“The Revenant”

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

Best Adapted Screenplay

“The Big Short”

“Brooklyn”

“Carol”

“The Martian”

“Room”

Best Original Screenplay

“Bridge of Spies”

“Ex Machina”

“Inside Out”

“Spotlight”

“Straight Outta Compton”

Best Animated Feature

“Anomalisa”

“Inside Out”

“Shaun the Sheep”

“Boy and the Wild”

“When Marnie Was There”

Best Documentary Feature

“Amy”

“Cartel Land”

“The Look of Silence”

“What Happened, Miss Simone?”

“Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom”

Best Foreign Language Film

“Embrace of the Serpent”

“Mustang”

“Son of Saul”

“Theeb”

“A War”

Best Director

Adam Mckay, “The Big Short”

George Miller, “Mad Max: Fury Road”

Alejandro G Inarritu, “The Revenant”

Lenny Abrahamson, “Room”

Tom McCarthy, “Spotlight”

Best Actress

Cate Blanchett, “Carol”

Brie Larson, “Room”

Jennifer Lawrence, “Joy”

Charlotte Rampling, “45 Years”

Saoirse Ronan, “Brooklyn”

Best Actor

Bryan Cranston, “Trumbo”

Matt Damon, “The Martian”

Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant”

Michael Fassbender, “Steve Jobs”

Eddie Redmayne, “The Danish Girl”

Best Picture

“The Big Short”

“Bridge of Spies”

“Brooklyn”

“Mad Max: Fury Road”

“The Martian”

“The Revenant”

“Room”

“Spotlight”