RZA Pays Tribute To Nelson Mandela With 'Gift Of Hope'

Wu-Tang's leader returns with a heartfelt dedication song to the late Nelson Mandela. Putting his pen game to use, RZA tapped singer Will Wells to croon his track over a piano-driven instrumental. Take in the good vibrations below.

RZA writes: CONTINUING ON GOOD VIBES AND INSPIRATIONS, HERE IS A SONG WE DID THIS WEEKEND IN THE STUDIO ENTITLED ” A GIFT A HOPE” BY THE RZA FT. WILL WELLS. INSPIRED BY THE GREAT NELSON MANDELA AND THE CAST OF #GANG RELATED…

DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON MANY OF US WORKING IN HOLLYWOOD REALIZE WE ARE MIGRATES AND MOST OF OUR FAMILIES ARE ROOTED IN DIFFERENT CITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY. IT’S COOL WHEN A TEAM OF US WORKING ON A PROJECT HAVE GOOD CAMARADERIE AND ARE ABLE TO BREAK BREAD,SHARE JOY AND LAUGHTER. LONG PROJECTS CAUSES YOU TO MISSED LOVE ONES AND THE HUSTLE AND BUSTLE OF IT ALL MAY LEAVE ONE DISCONNECTED FROM GOOD WILLED PEOPLE AND TRUSTWORTHY COMPANIONSHIP. SOME SAY ITS ALL A SONG AND DANCE OUT HERE. THE DIVERSITY OF THE WORK FORCE HERE ON THE GROUND RANGE FROM ALL ETHNICS AND CLASS OF PEOPLE. MANY COME WITH THE DREAMS AND HOPE OF MAKING IT BIG AND THE MAJORITY MAY NOT SEE THAT DREAM FULFILLED. YET THEY WILL NOTICE THEY ARE STILL PART OF A UNIQUE WORK CULTURE. ONE THAT DEPENDS HIGHLY ON COLLABORATION. ONE WHERE THE BIG FISH SUCCESS DEPENDS HEAVILY ON THE LITTLE FISH. ONE WHERE RACE CREED AND SEXUALITY WILL EVENTUALLY BE SUPERSEDED BY NEED AND DEMAND TO GET THE JOB DONE ON TIME AND ON BUDGET. ONE WHERE THE END PRODUCT WILL BECOME A ENTITY OF ITS OWN, APPEARING TO BE SINGULAR AND INDEPENDENT OF THE MULTICULTURAL MULTI-ETHNIC BODIES THAT CREATED IT, YET AS THE END TITLE CREDITS WILL SHOW THIS IS NO “ONE MAN HORSE AND PONY”. CAST AND CREWS SHOULD TAKE PRIDE KNOWING THAT EVERY LIL BIT OF DEDICATED WORK HELPS… THIS MICRO WORK FORCE CAN BE LIKEN TO A MACRO SOCIETY WHERE – UNTIL THE MEMBERS OF THAT SOCIETY REALIZES THAT WORKING PEACEFULLY AND DILIGENTLY TOGETHER WILL END IN A GREATER REWARD FOR FUTURE OF THE WHOLE ,THAT SAID SOCIETY WILL CONTINUE TO FAIL AND EVENTUALLY IMPLODE AND ERASE ITSELF FROM MAP DUE TO ITS OWN INTERNAL DISCORD. IN THIS VEIN GREATER MEN HAVE PUT DOWN THEIR INDIVIDUAL STRIFE IN THE INTEREST OF BUILDING THE COLLECTIVE. THUS GREAT MEN ARE KNOWN BY THE MARK THEY LEFT ON THEIR COUNTRY MASSES…HARD WORKING MOTHERS AND FATHERS SEE THE RESULTS WHEN THE CHILDREN RAISE THEIR FAMILY TO HIGHER HEIGHTS…PLEASE ENJOY THIS DEMO THAT REFLECT THESE IDEAS…

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‘Chappelle’s Show’ Removed From Netflix At Dave Chappelle’s Request

Chappelle’s Show is no longer streaming on Netflix, at the request of Dave Chappelle. The comedian reached out to the company to ask them to remove the series, for which he received no residuals, and they quickly complied.

On Tuesday (Nov. 24), Chappelle’s posted an Instagram video from a recent stand-up show, called Unforgiven, where he further explained his reasoning for not wanting the Viacom/CBS-owned show to stream on Netflix. “[ViacomCBS] didn’t have to pay me because I signed the contract,” he explained of the sketch comedy show. “But is that right? I found out that these people were streaming my work and they never had to ask me or they never have to tell me. Perfectly legal ‘cause I signed the contract. But is that right? I didn’t think so either.

“That’s why I like working for Netflix,” he continued. “I like working for Netflix because when all those bad things happened to me, that company didn’t even exist. And when I found out they were streaming Chappelle’s Show, I was furious. How could they not– how could they not know? So you know what I did? I called them and I told them that this makes me feel bad. And you want to know what they did? They agreed that they would take it off their platform just so I could feel better.”

Episodes of Chapelle's Show had been streaming on Netflix for about a month. While the showw has been wiped from the streaming outlet, episodes remain on Comedy Central, CBS All Access, and HBO Max.

Watch Chappelle’s full clip below.

 

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‘Black Panther’ Sequel Will Reportedly Begin Filming In Atlanta Next Year

Filming on the highly anticipated sequel to Black Panther is set to begin next summer. Marvel Studios will start shooting the Ryan Coogler-directed sequel in July 2021, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“The series are the priority, “ a source told THR of Marvel’s film strategy going into next year. “Ramping them up takes a lot of focus. The movie machinery is well established.”

The shoot will last at least six months. Princess Shuri, the character played by Letitia Wright, who plays King T’Challa's sister Princess Shuri, could take on an expanded role given the death of Chadwick Boseman.

Narcos: Mexico actor Tenoch Huerta will reportedly join the cast, while Lupita Nyong’o, Angela Bassett and Windsor Duke are also expected to return for the second installment of the Marvel film.

In September, Black Panther’s executive producer Victoria Alonso denied rumors that Boseman would appear in the film via CGI technology. “There's only one Chadwick, and he's not with us,” Alonso said. “Our king, unfortunately, has died in real life, not just in fiction, and we are taking a little time to see how we return to the story and what we do to honor this chapter of what has happened to us that was so unexpected, so painful, so terrible, in reality.”

Boseman, 43, passed away from colon cancer in August.

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Nicki Minaj Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary Of ‘Pink Friday,’ Announces HBO Max Documentary

Nicki Minaj celebrated the 10-year anniversary of her Pink Friday debut with a special surprise for fans. A new documentary on the Queens rapper will debut on HBO Max, she announced on social media on Friday (Nov. 20).

“It’s going to give you guys a raw unfiltered look at my personal life and my professional journey, and I can’t wait to share it with you,” said Minaj.

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— Mrs. Petty (@NICKIMINAJ) November 20, 2020

It’s unclear if Minaj’s infant son will make his debut in the doc but fans would surely love to see the baby.  Last month, the first-time mom opened up about motherhood in a Twitter Q&A where she admitted to being scared of hiring a nanny.

In honor of Pink Friday, Minaj hosted another Q&A answering everything from her favorite song to perform off the album (“Roman's Revenge,” “Did it On ‘Em” and “Save Me”) to what she admires most about her artistic growth over the last decade (“I admire the inner peace I found,” she tweeted.)

Pink Friday debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200, behind Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, which was released on the same day back in 2010.

Minaj’s album went on to sell over three million copies.

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