Conversations with . . . Ice Cube

31 05 2010

by Kam Williams

Chilling with Ice
O’Shea Jackson was born on June 15, 1969, and adopted the cool alias “Ice Cube” before founding N.W.A. in the late 1980s. As the lyrical mastermind behind the legendary group’s Straight Outta Compton album, he literally launched the gangster rap revolution. And his subsequent solo material, including such early Nineties classic CDs as AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted and Death Certificate, solidified his place in the pantheon of the genre’s more socially-aware artists.

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Conversation with . . . Common

18 05 2010

by Kam Williams

In his first leading role, rapper/actor Common headlines the romantic sports comedy, “Just Wright” opposite Queen Latifah. The spiritually grounded MC sat down with Kam Williams to talk about his latest film, his inspirations and what he sees when he looks into the mirror! Read the rest of this entry »

Conversations with . . . Queen Latifah

13 05 2010

by Kam Williams

Just “La”
Dana Elaine Owens was born in Newark, New Jersey on March 18, 1970, the second child of Lance and Rita Owens, a police officer and a schoolteacher, respectively. The versatile entertainer first found fame in the world of hip-hop upon the release of her debut album “All Hail the Queen” while still in her teens. As Queen Latifah, she has since enjoyed an enviable recording and concert career featuring seven solo CDs plus countless collaborations with colleagues across a spectrum of musical genres. Read the rest of this entry »

Reel Talk | Columbus Short

27 03 2010

Since his film debut in 2004, Columbus Short has been building a steady resume filled with physically demanding roles. His latest as Sergeant Linwood “Pooch” Porteous may be his most demanding yet. The young actor shared some insights with Silas Lesnick on the set of his latest film, “The Losers.” Read the rest of this entry »

Reel Talk | Zoe Saldana

27 03 2010

After co-starring in the highest grossing movie of all-time, “Avatar” as well as last summer’s space blockbuster, “Star Trek,” beautiful Zoe Saldana continues to cut an impressive swath through Hollywood’s infamous “boy’s club” with her own personal style. Silas Lesnick caught up with the busy actress on the set of her upcoming action thriller, “The Losers.” Read the rest of this entry »

Wesley’s Finest!

2 03 2010

Born in Orlando on July 31, 1962 to Marian, a teacher’s aide, and Wesley, Sr., and an aircraft engineer, Wesley Trent Snipes was raised in the South Bronx, although the family moved back to Florida before he was able to graduate from NYC’s famed, Fiorello La Guardia High School of Music and Art. Still, Wesley went on to study drama in college at SUNY Purchase’s prestigious acting conservatory. Read the rest of this entry »

Conversations with . . . Wesley Snipes & Antoine Fuqua

27 02 2010

Last week I sat down with two men that I have a great deal of respect for in film star, Wesley Snipes and Black Reel Award winning director extraordinaire, Antoine Fuqua. We kicked it about their upcoming film, “Brooklyn’s Finest” as well plans for Snipes’ highly-anticipated career renaissance. Read the rest of this entry »