At the New York premiere for press of the Hollywood film, The Great Gatsby, plenty of cinephiles were excited to see author F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel of the same name come to life. Even though the film doesn't reach theaters ...
Brandon Jones's insight:
I must check out "The Great Gasby" when it premiere's on May 10th. I must admit, that I haven't read this classic book, but I've heard nothing but great things about it. This interesting novel gives a peak about the movie and some of the dynamics of the film, including insights from stars of the film.
Do You Believe Ray J's 'I Hit It First' was talking about Kim Kardashian??The above question is pretty much a dumb question because, without a doubt, I believe that Ray J's song was directed to Kanye West's relationship with Kim K.
“I’m looking at whether Nicki Minaj’s hyper-sexuality through her body and her appearance promotes rigid gender types, and then whether that enforces ideas of homophobia within hip-hop,” Mcginty says. She is also examining Minaj’s gay male alter ego, Roman Zolanski, and whether her performance of a man plays into her hyper-sexuality or complicates it.
Curator comment: this is an article about “Feminism and Hip-hop”at Harvard.
Author: Matthew J. Watson, March 20, 2012
Source: The Harvard Crimson, "the nation's oldest continuously published daily college newspaper."
The below quote is an excerpt from the article in which I find really interesting, "...........This Afro-Brazilian community was also a big consumer of African-American styles of music. They could not understand exactly what African-Americans were saying due to the language barrier, but because of the civil rights imagery on the covers of vinyl records, they understood what these musicians were talking about."
Interesting perspectivies on how Hip Hop influences other genres. Good read.