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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Empire Has Just Enough "Power" for a Second Season

All I have to say is, Lee Daniels is the Executive Producer of a television show....nuff said!!!
According to Entertainment Weekly, The new show "Empire" was Fox's highest rated debut show in 3 years. With it's all-star cast of Terrence Howard, Taraji Henson & Cuba Gooding Jr., Empire will be a success in 2015.  Despite Taraji's twitter beef with 50 cent on his comparison of her new show to his show "Power," (which 50 serves as Executive producer), Ms. Henson's performance was remarkable. Terrence wasn't bad either. I will definitely set my dvr every Wednesday, at 9pm on FOX.
Here is EW's take on Empire's debut:

After struggling in the ratings this fall, Fox just received some very welcome news: Wednesday night’s hip-hop drama Empire has opened strong.
Blessed with an American Idol lead-in — yet also improving upon it — Empire premiered to 9.8 million viewers and a 3.7 rating among adults 18-49. That’s Fox’s highest-rated series debut in three years (since 2012’s Touch). Empire ranks as the top-rated show in the demo, beating ABC’s Modern Family head-to-head, and grew from its Idol lead-in by 19 percent. Empire outperformed Fox’s heavily hyped Gotham premiere this fall, and managed to retain its rating throughout its hour — another good sign. 
As expected, Idol was another story. The music competition series had a downsized hour-long premiere at 8 p.m. that delivered 10.9 million viewers and a 3.1 rating — down 34 percent from last year and marking a series low for a premiere episode of the 15-year-old franchise. In other Idol news, Fox is making episodes available online for the first time.
Until now, Fox has had a very rough season trying to launch new hits. Gotham has performed quite well and has demonstrated stability — a rarity for a serialized drama. Yet its big reality experiment Utopia bombed, as did freshman dramas Red Band Society and Gracepoint, as well as new comedy Mulaney. Given its Idol lead-in, Fox likely felt Empire, which stars Terrence Howard as a music mogul, had the best shot at breaking out, plus was obviously a good thematic companion for its music competition series.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

We Will Be Going Live in 2015

Go Live Radio will be returning in 2015. We would like to thank everyone who has been sending new music to our emails. There are over 1000 unread emails in our mailbox. We are opening them as fast as we can. Again, we will be returning in 2015, stronger than ever. Until then, Go Live!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Black Jesus: What's the Big Deal People?It's just Entertainment

Do you remember the episode of "Good Times" when JJ painted the picture of Black Jesus that resembled Ned The Wino?Do you remember when Michael Evans replaced the White Jesus painting with the Black Jesus painting and the Evans family received all sorts of good luck soon after? Do you remember when Florida Evans was against the Black Jesus painting being hung in place of the White Jesus painting because the White Jesus painting was the only Jesus she ever knew? Well, this hatred towards Aaron McGruder's new show "Black Jesus" reminds me of Florida's bias attitude towards the Black Jesus painting her son painted for "artistic entertainment."
If you have not watched the show, then you should not have one negative opinion about it. 
First of all, I am bias on the whole "Jesus" subject matter, because I was raised in the Nation of Islam and religion is not the cornerstone of my life. Do not get me wrong. I do believe in God, but I'm not into that "jesus said this, jesus said that" lingo. But to be fair, I must say years later I discovered that the Nation of Islam was not a religion for me due to their ways of living(the whole marrying three women at one time thing wasn't cool in my eyes..lol). So consider me a man who knows right from wrong. 
I took the time to watch the Black Jesus episode on Cartoon Network and I was very entertained. 
Yes he portrayed Jesus.(and reminded us that he "died for our sins" so he should be allowed to hit the blunt longer than his friends could, even though Black Jesus never puts up money on a bag of Weed.....Funny..I'm sorry). To me, Black Jesus is based on the personality of Black Preachers in America(Just my opinion..okay..). I say that to say this. If you are a man of God who is living your life to spread the gospel, then why do I have to pay you for it? Does it cost to get to heaven? Is it possible for me to get 30% off on a prayer these days? 
Some people are just too religious.( Yeah I said it..) I don't know what a true christian really is, but I have an idea. To be a true christian, you cannot lie, steal or cheat. Most children of god do that proudly. To be a christian, you cannot encounter in sexual activity with any other christian unless you are married. Most children of god get their freak on. 
My point is, nobody is perfect. Who is to say that Jesus was? And if he was so perfect, why can't he be singled out in a comedy??? No one is safe or off limits when it comes to entertainment unless they were part of a tragedy. Real talk. 
I really do respect the Christian community efforts on banning the show from being aired, but I don't think Corporate America will agree with you.  The fact that it's a stereo-typical show about Jesus living in the hood, makes it  great t.v. At the end of the day, I strongly believe that Aaron McGruder will not go to hell for coming up with such a controversial television show. Mr. McGruder, along with Cartoon Network Execs are going to the bank with this one. Sorry to say. The Christian community have a right to boycott Black Jesus from ever being aired.......on their televisions. I know you guys mean well. Honestly I do.  Your actions remind me of a quote that the rapper Common said on one of his records: "if I don't like it, I don't like it, that don't mean that I'm hating." While the people on this side will say, "Rock on Black Jesus...Rock on!!!" #GoLive

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Wedding Of Kelly Cotman & Sharki Pulliam: For Mobile Devices. :)

Hey guys, I just posted the wedding of Kelly Cotman and Sharki Pulliam on Youtube minutes ago. Due to copyright laws of one of the songs used in the video, youtube has blocked the access of viewing the video. You can watch it directly through this site. Hopefully. :)
The song used played a major role in the wedding and I could not use any other. (What is right is Right!!)
Sorry for the inconvience, Kelly & Sharki. 

Monday, June 30, 2014

Iggy Azalea Vs Nicki Minaj: There Is No Competition...Or is it???

 Well, If you do not have cable television or an active social media account, then you did not see the subliminal jabs that Ms. Nicki "Yung Muney til tha deaf ov me" Minaj(I spelled it exactly how she says it.lol)displayed as she accepted her award for Best Female Hip Hop at the B.E.T Awards 2014 last night.  
Even though, Ms. Minaj has won this particular award 5 times in a row,(damn,where is Bahamadia when you need her) still she felt the need to say this:

Now,before I give my opinion, I have to share some information that my homie Runny Ray shared with me today. I was told that 3 weeks ago(I'm sure that some of you bloggers know this information),Stephen Hill,Music Supervisor at B.E.T Networks, really wanted Iggy Azalea to perform at the 2014 B.E.T Awards and NOT Nicki Minaj. You see, Stephen is a "no brainer" type of Executive who feels that Iggy is on the come up in hip hop or "rap music" and deserves that good look on Black Entertainment Television. Not to mention, B.E.T is owned by Viacom and I'm sure that the powers that be were happy that a blond, white rapper with a great "behind" is getting some T.V love on their "urban network."(Stephen Hill has a job to keep and Debra Lee does as well) Those Powers that be would like to capitalize on that movement by any means necessary.(You know Iggy will be all on the next MTV Video Awards coming up)
So, the Young Money camp was not feeling the idea of Ms. Minaj not performing. They felt that because of this new look/movement that Nicki is concentrating on, performing at the B.E.T awards is the platform she needed(once again)to give her fans the "new" Nicki Minaj and to push her new project. If you listen to the entire acceptance speech, she apologizes to Stephen Hill about talking too long.  I think that was an apology to Stephen because he KNEW that shade was definitely being thrown at Iggy Azalea.

Now here is my opinion. Nicki is jealous of Iggy Azalea. Why? Because she,as an artist, knows that America will accept an artist like Iggy Azalea with open arms just because she is white. (Yeah, I said it.)  She might not be the emcee that we, as hip hop fans will run to itunes and download. She might not be the the emcee that we will want to hear over a Dj Premier or J-Dilla instrumental. BUT, Iggy Azalea is doing the exact same thing that Nicki Minaj is getting paid to do, which is make popular rap records and shake her big "behind" while performing. Rap music is so watered down that the masses accept Iggy Azalea.(Black and white)  If America gave Nicki Minaj a pass for 5 years, then they will give Iggy Azalea a V.I.P Pass.( No Shade, no no no no) 
Nicki just needs to concentrate on making good music and collecting them checks. Iggy is on her way. But let's be real Young Money Crew; don't expect MTV to be calling you guys to make an appearance on their awards show(especially after Lil Wayne breaks the microphone when Young Money won the Best Group Award). And being that Iggy Azalea does not write her own raps, who cares. The biggest acts in history did not write their own songs.(Google Beyonce, Mariah, Whitney, and TLC...) Nicki was hating on Iggy and you can hate me for being real about it. #GoLive

Monday, March 31, 2014

We From The R-T-shirts for Sale

(Red Shirt with white logo-Sample/All Colors are available) 
In 2014, our founder, Ahmed "RocDaddy" Rahman & his Black Wunda Films imprint will be producing the ground breaking documentary called "We From The R- A Hip Hop Story." "We From The R" is a documentary about the Richmond, Va (RVA) hip hop's scene from the 90's to the present. Roc is narrating the project where he takes you on a journey through the ups and downs of being an emcee and making classic hip hop. The documentary will include a lot of artists past & present who made a mark into Richmond Hip Hop History. In celebration of the upcoming documentary, Black Wunda Films & 419 Press Nation have put together quality/authentic #WeFromTheR tshirts for sale. The one of a kind T-shirts are only $15-$17 dollars for any color & any size. Just Click on "Buy Now Button" to make a purchase below.
 Thanks in advance and be on the look out for the "We From the R-A hip hop story" documentary dropping late 2014.


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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Video Of The Month: Erykah Badu: Flaming Lips(Uncut)

Hey, I am going to keep this short but sweet. I was just told about this new video by Erykah Badu titled "Flaming Lips"..it appears that Erykah is completely nude in the video. When I say nude, I mean you see everything including the "Kitty Kat" clear as day. I must say, it's a thing of beauty. Rumor has it that Ms.Badu claims that this is her sister's body and not her. Either way, I love it.. Now I understand why Common & 3Stacks was appearing to have lost their minds during their relationship with Ms. Badu. She had them dudes gone!!! enjoy..