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The Carter Documentary Review

A fellow colleague of mine, Matt Diehl caught a screening in L.A. of QD3’s Lil Wayne flick and he’s waving his thumbs as high as your eyes can see. The following will make you wanna see it too. At the beginning of the film, a title card apologizes for the fact that the filmmakers were never able to sit down and have a formal interview with Weezy, and that he withdrew his support from the film. Well, they shouldn’t have […]

Lupe Channels Ali

Yesterday at Northwestern University in Illinois, Lupe recited Muhammad Ali’s 1967 speech against the Vietnam War. The reenactment was part of The History Channel’s “The People Speak” documentary series. Below is a transcription of the monologue. “Why should they ask me to put on a uniform and go 10,000 miles from home and drop bombs and bullets on Brown people in Vietnam while so-called Negro people in Louisville are treated like dogs and denied simple human rights? No I’m not […]