Kendrick Lamar and the creators of South Park are developing a live-action comedy film together.
The California-born rapper and Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the duo behind iconic cartoon series, will begin production on the untitled project in Spring 2022 for Paramount Pictures. Lamar and his longtime manager Dave Free will produce the project through their multi-disciplinary media company pgLang, with Stone and Parker producing through their own Park County.
A long-awaited Janet Jackson documentary is to be released this month.
The soundtrack for the upcoming new Matrix film features remixes by a host of DJs and producers.
Set for release on 17th December, the OST for 'The Matrix Resurrections' - which hits cinemas on 22nd December - includes edits by the likes of Marcel Dettmann, Gudrun Gut and Kompakt's Thomas Fehlmann. The remixes accompany the film's original score, which was composed by Australian electronic music Johnny Klimek, and composer and director Tom Tykwer.
Themes from various iconic film soundtracks will feature in a new installment of Late Night Tales.
Set for release on 5th November, 'Late Night Tales: At The Movies' is a 24-track compilation of music from seminal films including The Shining, Taxi Driver, A Clockwork Orange, Blade Runner, and Kill Bill.
A new documentary traces the history of UK rap and grime TV station, Channel U.
Coming to online entertainment channel Link Up TV in October, Home Invasion: The Story Of Channel U tells the story of how the satellite channel rose to become an institution of British rap and grime culture. Watch the trailer for the documentary below.
Later known as Channel AKA, Channel U ran from 2003 to 2018, and helped the breakthrough of acts including Dizzee Rascal, Kano, Wiley, Skepta, Giggs, Tinchy Stryder, and more.
A new documentary on Birmingham’s grime scene is set to be released later this month.
‘Risky Roadz 0121’ was created by one of the scene's original documentarians, Roony "Risky Roadz" Keefe. A co-production between Keefe, and Two Yanks and a Brit UK, the film focuses on the Midlands scene, with a particular focus on Birmingham and some of the city's best-known grime names, including Lady Leshurr, Jaykae and Mist.
Ice Cube says that Warner Bros. studios has ‘refused’ to make any more sequels to the Friday film franchise.
In 1995 the rapper and actor wrote and starred in the stoner buddy comedy alongside Chris Tucker, which went on to develop cult status along with its sequels Next Friday (2000) and Friday After Next (2002).
A new short film series from audio design company AIAIAI and DJ Benji B aims to give insight into artists’ creative process.
The series, titled My Process, is curated by Radio 1’s Benji B and has launched with an episode featuring London jazz innovator Nubya Garcia, whose 2020 LP ‘Source’ was nominated in the Best Album category at DJ Mag’s Best of British Awards.
The episode gives a look into Garcia’s writing and performance techniques, using examples of tracks from ‘Source’ to discuss her approach to melody, arrangement and creativity.
The soundtrack has been released for a new film about grime and UK rap, Against All Odds.
Centered around the story of MC Active, an artist trying to make it in the early '00s grime scene, the film documents his ambitions as well as his struggles, and is the first project to be released by the newly-launched Motown Records UK.