Kiki Layne's abilities have led her to offer a notable efficiency within the critically-acclaimed If Beale Street Could Talk. The younger actress has already set her sights on one other coveted position. In a current interview, Layne expressed curiosity in taking part in X-Men's Storm. "She was a picture of myself, of a strong chocolate Black girl, and I simply assume that is an incredible picture to have and I actually need to play Storm," she advised Varietyon Sunday on the Critics’ Choice Awards. "We are actively plotting, actively plotting."
Kiki Layne (Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)
While her ambitions have been supported by many followers, one other actress appeared upset by this assertion. Alexandra Shipp, who embodies Storm's character in X-Men: Apocalypse in addition to within the upcoming Dark Phoenix, alluded to her discontentment twitter.
"I received’t ever unhealthy mouth a fellow actor. I received’t ever actively attempt to take one other laborious working actors job," she wrote."Y’all can maintain making an attempt to pin black ladies towards one another but it surely received’t work on me, honey. Stay blessed." Social media customers had been fast to snap on the actress, citing her "unhealthy appearing" and her refusal to acknowledge colorism along with ruining the Aaliyah biopic.
Alexandra Shipp (Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
The haterade prompted Shipp to deal with the criticism shortly after. "Black twitter is so highly effective. One second we’re making an attempt to rally and outline why our lives matter, the following we’re making one another really feel like we’re undeserving of 1. I’ll solely unfold and provides love, it doesn't matter what tone my pores and skin falls beneath. Bless up y’all ima return to work x"
REPORT: Ultra’s Legendary Spider Stage Won’t Be At 2019 Festival
Ultra Music Festival dropped its Phase 1 lineup yesterday and it’s fairly rattling stellar. With acts like Rezz and Zeds Dead making their fundamental stage debuts, and Illenium and Griz making their Ultra Miami debuts, plus so many extra acts nonetheless to be introduced, there’s rather a lot to stay up for.
Aside from the artists, although, the section 1 announcement additionally revealed stage takeovers from Martin Garrix’s STMPD RCRDS, Odesza’s Foreign Family, Armin van Buuren’s A State Of Trance, and Richie Hawtin’s PLAYdifferently. It additionally lists out the levels: Ultra fundamental stage, RESISTANCE, Live Arena, Ultra Worldwide, and UMF Radio.
This is a far cry from the eight levels in Bayfront Park, however what’s extra fascinating is definitely what’s lacking… Arcadia. Arcadia, for these unaware, is the model that brings the massive Arcadia Spider to Ultra Music Festival. It’s been one of many fundamental sights of the competition for years, however is it attainable it’s not returning in 2019?
Buried within the lineup announcement, and never seen anyplace else however on the Resistance web site, is that this little bit of knowledge: “This yr RESISTANCE will likely be hosted on its very personal island within the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park, because it takes on a bigger position than ever throughout the competition.”
Looking at satellite tv for pc imagery, it’s robust to discern which island may host all of Resistance, however it appears clear that Ultra has new plans for the model that don’t embody Arcadia.
This is unquestionably a tragic second, however figuring out Ultra, they in all probability have one thing very particular deliberate in its stead. A consultant for Ultra had no remark at time of publishing.
Porter Robinson Shares Some Of His Favorite Releases From 2018 [STREAM]
The function of a tastemaker in music has diminished considerably in an period of such simply accessible music. Playlists and reposts dictate what finally ends up getting fashionable a lot of the time, however choose artists nonetheless maintain a curator’s energy, particularly when these artists are properly revered or have a cult following.
Case in level: Porter Robinson.
The younger producer simply shared a small listing of releases that he loves from 2018, together with Kero Kero Bonito album Time ‘n’ Place, the brand new G Jones album The Ineffable Truth, and the Swardy EP Here On My Own.
Time ‘n’ Place is an… attention-grabbing album, with minimal prospers and lots of eccentricities. We’ve already gushed about how a lot we love G Jones’ album right here. And we’ve performed the identical for Swardy’s EP, as properly.
You can take heed to all of them by yourself under!
SINGLE OF THE WEEK: Shawn Smith Plays Lyrical Surgeon In "No Heart (Freestyle)" Video
Philadelphia, PA – Philly MC Shawn Smith just lately absorbed nationwide wreck for his half within the 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards Cyphers and as we speak (October 18), he’s linked with HipHopDX to premiere the visible for extremely expert “No Heart (Freestyle).”
“I recorded ‘No Heart’ as a result of I related with the unique file on the time,” he tells DX. It was dope, and the beat moved me. I wished to simply move on and had no thought whether or not I might launch it or not.”
The Guru Blue-directed video arrives simply in time for Halloween as Smith hits the city craving extra hearts than Mortal Kombat’s Kano.
As the versatile rhymer preps his subsequent large strikes, he additionally mirrored on his latest TV highlight.
“Being part of the BET Cypher was a dream come true,” says. I’m honored to have shared a platform with so many different nice artists and to even be displayed on a platform that represents black tradition to the fullest.”
Dive into the menacing “No Heart (Freestyle)” video up above and comply with Shawn Smith on Instagram @shawnsmithstory.
SINGLE OF THE WEEK: Strange Music’s Ubi Drops "Under Bad Influence" EP
We cover the single of the month once a month and this time Ubi takes the lead!
Ces Cru member Ubi is offering followers with a fast hit EP.
Under Bad Influence is the primary in a sequence of four-track solo initiatives the Strange Music artist plans to launch. The Palmer Squares make the lone visitor appearances on the EP.
View Ubi’s Under Bad Influence stream, cowl artwork and tracklist beneath.
#DXCLUSIVE: Doobie Gets Lyrically Zany In "Thicky Thoy" Video
Shot by Khil Datta and DJ Hylyte, burgeoning Ohio-bred rapper Doobie has linked with HipHopDX for the rollout of his “Thicky Thoy” video.
“Females all the time need one thing…whether or not it’s time, medication or simply me normally, so the video exhibits this with only a twacker trippy vibe,” Doobie, who really produced the report, says of the visible.
The clip provides to the fearless MC’s animated YouTube assortment.
Check out “Thicky Thoy” up above and comply with Doobie on Instagram @doobie.
#DXCLUSIVE: Husalah Basks In Redemption In "Cyan Stop Me" Video
Santa Rosa, CA – Bay Area legend Husalah has endured tons of obstacles in his storied underground profession. But at the moment (October 16), the rhyming vet is celebrating the brighter facet together with his HipHopDX-premiered “Cyan Stop Me” off of his H album.
For the visible, Husalah faucets into his interior Jamaican whereas brandishing the soccer, boxing, and parkour exercise regimes which have stored him “targeted” since being launched from jail on the prime of the last decade.
Check out the “Cyan Stop Me” video up above and stream H, his first album in eight years.
2018 BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher: YBN Cordae, BlocBoy JB, Tobe Nwigwe & Duckwrth
The BET Hip Hop Awards cyphers at all times ship loads of bars, and the 2018 editions are not any completely different. YBN Cordae, BlocBoy JB, Tobe Nwigwe and Duckwrth take middle stage in certainly one of this 12 months’s standouts with the legendary DJ Premier on the boards.
Watch the cypher above.
2018 BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher: Casanova, Flawless Real Talk, Shawn Smith, Phora & Reason
Each 12 months, the BET Hip Hop Awards cyphers present MCs with a possibility to showcase their expertise. Casanova, Flawless Real Talk, Shawn Smith, Phora and Reason have been paired as much as show their lyrical capabilities in considered one of these particular spotlights with DJ Premier spinning.
Watch the cypher above.
2018 BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher: Vic Mensa, Taylor Bennett, G Herbo & Nick Grant
Vic Mensa confronted a backlash attributable to some raps about XXXTENTACION within the 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards cypher. Now, followers can hear his phrases for themselves.
Although Vic’s rhymes will get essentially the most consideration, the performances of Taylor Bennett, G Herbo and Nick Grant shouldn’t be neglected.
Watch the cypher above.