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OWN's 'Love Is_': The love story of a powerful Hollywood couple hits prime time

153 days ago
L.A. Times - EntertainmentMara Brock Akil has carved out a significant and insightful niche on the prime-time TV spectrum with her shows that explore the joys and complexities of being an African American woman in modern society. The comedies “Girlfriends” and “The Game... more info

Jurassic 5, back after 6 years, returns to the Bay Area July 11

1596 days ago
Mercury News, CaliforniaJurassic 5's Akil talks about the reunion tour, which brings the old-school hip-hop act to Greek Theatre in Berkeley. more info

The reunited Jurassic 5 are playing Dublin this summer

1750 days ago
Nialler9 The LA old-school rap group Jurassic 5 featuring Cut Chemist, Nu-Mark, Chali 2na, Akil, Zaakir and Mark 7even recently announced a London gig after last year’s Coachella show and this summer, they’ll play Vicar Street on June 17th. Nice. Tickets... more info

"I have to think about how I can remain relevant" - DiS meets Jurassic 5

1958 days ago
DrownedInSoundJurassic 5 formed 19 years ago, releasing their eponymous debut in 1998. It shone on the radio waves as the now famous duo of Cut Chemist (Lucas Macfadden) and DJ Nu-Mark (Mark Potsic), fronted by the MC troupe of Chali 2na, Mark 7even, Akil and Zaak... more info

Review: 'Sparkle' Shines Bright Thanks To A Great Cast & That 60's Soul

2285 days ago
StarpulseNo matter how hard you try not to, 'Sparkle' directed by Salim Akil, based on the 1970's film of the same name, will always remind you of Miss Whitney Houston's premature and very sad death. Whitne... more info

Whitney Houston - R. Kelly Loved Studio Squabbles With Whitney Houston

2288 days ago
ContactMusicR Kelly relished his time in the studio with Whitney Houston working on the soundtrack for the tragic stars last movie Sparkle even though they squabbled like siblings during the sessions The films director Salim Akil appr... more info

Whitney Houston hopes to Sparkle in movie comeback

2624 days ago
Guardian MusicThe singer is to take a supporting role in a remake of the 1976 soul drama, which follows the fortunes of a 1950s girl groupWhitney Houston plans to warble her way back into the movies with a supporting role in Salim Akil's remake of the 1976 soul dr... more info

AHH Stray News: Romeo Starring Opposite Angela Bassett, Missy Booted, B-Boy Champions in Korea

3059 days ago
AllHipHop(AllHipHop News) Rapper/actor Romeo Miller has signed on to star opposite Angela Bassett in Columbia Pictures’ upcoming comedy, Jump the Broom. The comedy, which is being directed by Salim Akil, centers around two black families that clash during a... more info

Jurassic 5 Reissue, Expand Debut LP

3660 days ago
PitchforkSome day years from now at some future-store, two friends will see Jurassic 5's debut LP, J5. They'll listen to it, and one of them will say, "Now this is golden age hip-hop," before the other chimes in, "Um... this came out in 1997, in EP form, dum... more info

Jurassic 5 Reissue, Expand Debut LP

3660 days ago
PitchforkSome day years from now at some future-store, two friends will see Jurassic 5's debut LP, J5. They'll listen to it, and one of them will say, "Now this is golden age hip-hop," before the other chimes in, "Um... this came out in 1997, in EP... more info

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