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Shorties (An Interview with Akil Kumarasamy, An Excerpt from Ramzy Alwakeel's Book on Saint Etienne, and more)

43 days ago
LargeHeartedBoyThe Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed author Akil Kumarasamy. The Quietus shared an excerpt from Ramzy Alwakeel's book How We Used Saint Etienne To Live. The way Saint Etienne refract glimpses of the past through the lens of... more info

Stream Baltimore Hardcore Warriors End It’s Brain-Stomping Unpleasant Living EP

207 days ago
Stereogum In the past year or so, Baltimore’s End It have gone a long way towards becoming one of the biggest and best bands on the current hardcore landscape, and they’ve done it while releasing barely any new music. End It released their last EP One ... more info

End It – “Hatekeeper”

251 days ago
Stereogum Right now, Baltimore’s End It are one of the most exciting bands in all of hardcore. They play blisteringly fast, muscular, anthemic tracks that work as delivery systems for the giddy rants of larger-than-life frontman Akil Godsey. Godsey is str... more info

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

1688 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 â... more info

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

3130 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

3284 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

3493 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

3819 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

3822 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

4158 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

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