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Poster and trailer for RZA’s Love Beats Rhymes starring Azealia Banks

12 October 2017 12:43 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Lionsgate has unveiled a poster and trailer for RZA’s latest directorial effort Love Beats Rhymes, which sees Azealia Banks leading a cast that includes Jill Scott, Lucien Laviscount, Lorraine Toussaint, Hana Mae Lee, John David Washington, and Common. Take a look here…

When struggling rapper Coco (Azealia Banks) enrolls in a poetry class, she thinks her rhymes will impress her teacher, Professor Dixon (Jill Scott). Instead, Dixon challenges Coco to seek real meaning in her lyrics, setting her on a journey of discovery that takes her through rap clubs and poetry slams, leading her to find her true voice — and true love — in this uplifting movie costarring Lucien Laviscount and Common.

Love Beats Rhymes is set for release on December 1st, 2017. »

- Gary Collinson

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See Azealia Banks, Common in RZA's New 'Love Beats Rhymes' Trailer

11 October 2017 7:01 PM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

"All I ever wanted is to be a rapper," Azealia Banks' character Coco says in the new trailer for the RZA-directed Love Beats Rhymes. "I want people to fall in love with my words."

Originally titled after the lead character's name, the now-named Love Beats Rhymes follows Coco, a struggling, aspiring artist as she navigates showcasing credibility in a live setting and with record industry types while working on her craft. The trailer focuses on inspiration and finding one's voice.

In the clip, Coco is told to "put »

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First Official Trailer for RZA's Slam Poetry Film 'Love Beats Rhymes'

11 October 2017 4:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

"I need more than potential to sell records." Lionsgate has released the first official trailer for the new film directed by RZA titled Love Beats Rhymes, a musical drama about a struggling rapper who turns to slam poetry. Azealia Banks plays Coco, who takes a poetry class and tries to impress her teacher with her rhymes. Instead, she learns to dig deeper and discovers her "true voice." This film also stars Hana Mae Lee, Method Man, John David Washington, Common, Lorraine Toussaint, Lucien Laviscount, and Jill Scott and Professor Dixon. This reminds me of the film festival hit Bodied, about rapping, but it also seems to have its own nice vibe to it that might make for good entertainment and creative inspiration. Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for RZA's Love Beats Rhymes, direct from YouTube: When struggling rapper Coco (Azealia Banks) enrolls in a poetry class, she thinks her rhymes will impress her teacher, »

- Alex Billington

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The Wu-Tang Clan’s 5 best solo LPs, according to the Wu-Tang Clan

5 October 2017 2:00 PM, PDT | | See recent The AV Club news »

The Wu-Tang Clan is perhaps one of the most influential hip-hop groups in history, selling more than 6 million albums as a group and inspiring an entire generation of rap syndicates in the process. As individual artists, their reach is even wider. They’ve produced some of hip-hop’s most heralded solo LPs, like…

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- Baraka Kaseko and Marah Eakin

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Well, shit: Martin Shrkreli got his name into a Wu-Tang Clan song

22 September 2017 7:23 PM, PDT | | See recent The AV Club news »

Suggesting that there’s really nothing you can’t achieve in America if you set your mind to it—and don’t mind becoming an internationally reviled prison inmate in the process—“pharma bro” Martin Shkreli has successfully gotten a member of the Wu-Tang Clan to rap his name in a song. Specifically, the group’s new track,…

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- William Hughes

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Wu-Tang Clan Disses Pharma Bro in New Track

22 September 2017 3:05 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The Wu-Tang Killer Bees are swarming on the Pharma Bro — sort of — in a dope new track posted this week to Soundcloud. On Friday, the Wu-Tang Clan dropped a new single, “Lessons Learn’d,” from the group’s upcoming album “The Saga Continues.” Featuring Wu-Tang heavyweight Inspectah Deck and frequent Wu-Tang guest rapper Redman, the song includes the line “my price hikin’ like the pills Martin Shkreli sell.” The line refers to the now-imprisoned pharmaceutical investor who became derisively referred to as “Pharma Bro” after his company acquired the antiparasitic drug Daraprim, essential in the treatment of AIDS-related opportunistic illnesses, »

- Ross A. Lincoln

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Wu-Tang Clan, Best Coast, and the rest of Riot Fest take shots of Malört

22 September 2017 9:33 AM, PDT | | See recent The AV Club news »

There are few beverages as synonymous with Chicago as Malört. John Hodgman has described the taste of this wormwood-based liqueur as “jägermeister heavily diluted in pondwater, but less piney.” We corralled some of the best acts at Riot Fest, another Chicago staple, including Wu-Tang Clan, Best Coast, and Cap’n Jazz,…

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- Baraka Kaseko

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Portraits: Riot Fest 2017 with Andrew W.K., The Wu-Tang Clan & More

19 September 2017 4:15 PM, PDT | | See recent PasteMagazine news »

Portraits: Riot Fest 2017 with Andrew W.K., The Wu-Tang Clan & More »

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Wu-Tang Affiliates Say Ultimate Scammer Martin Shkreli Probably Got Scammed $2 Million for a Fake Wu-Tang Album

15 September 2017 9:10 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

“It’s not an authorized Wu-Tang Clan album. It never was.” »

- Dee Lockett

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‘Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli Jailed After Offering $5,000 for Hillary Clinton’s Hair

13 September 2017 6:19 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Martin Shkreli, the biotech entrepreneur who increased a life-saving drug’s price by 5,000 percent, was sent to jail Wednesday after his bail was revoked for provocative online antics.

The Associated Press reported Shkreli, 34, was taken into custody immediately after a judge heard about his online presence, in which he offered to pay anyone a $5,000 bounty for securing a follicle of Hillary Clinton‘s hair while she is on her book tour.

His defense attorney argues it was simply a tasteless joke and not worthy of jail time.

“Indeed, in the current political climate, dissent has unfortunately often taken the form of political satire, »

- Alexia Fernandez

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Bidding on ‘Pharma Bro”s Wu-Tang Album Reaches $1M on eBay With 8 Days to Go

7 September 2017 5:17 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Infamous “pharma bro” Martin Shkreli is almost as good at hocking his possessions on eBay as he is at jacking up the price of critical AIDS-related medication. Less than two days after posting the world’s only copy of the Wu-Tang Clan double album “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin” on eBay, bidding on the CD has already passed the $1 million threshold — and there’s still eight days left to go. Shkreli, who became “the most hated man in America” after his company raised the price of antiparasitic drug Daraprim by 5,000 percent, shelled out $2 million for the disc in »

- Sean Burch

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Martin Shkreli is selling his Wu-Tang album, possibly so that he can buy Hillary Clinton's hair

6 September 2017 2:16 PM, PDT | | See recent The AV Club news »

The supervillaining of Martin Shkreli took another step toward elaborate underground bases and plots to kill Superman this week, with MarketWatch reporting that the recently convicted “pharma bro”/would-be Voldemort has placed his one-of-a-kind copy of the Wu-Tang Clan’s Once Upon A Time In Shaolin on eBay, possibly as…

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- William Hughes

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Pharma Bro Martin Shrkeli Lists $2 Million Wu-Tang Album on eBay

6 September 2017 8:13 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Good news for fans of the Wu-Tang Clan: You can now bid on a lone copy of their “Once Upon a Time on Shaolin” EP on eBay. The bad news for fans of the Wu-Tang Clan: In the words of Ol’ Dirty Bastard, you’ll have to be “f—-n’ with the worst” to get your hands on it. “The worst,” of course, being Martin Shrkeli, the disgraced “pharma bro” who was convicted of security fraud last month. Two years after shelling out $2 million in an auction for the rare Ep, Shrkeli has taken to eBay to sell “on Shaolin. »

- Sean Burch

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Martin Shkreli Selling His $2M Wu-Tang Clan Album on eBay

6 September 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Martin Shkreli's got interesting timing for wanting to make a buck ... he's now selling off his famous $2 million Wu-Tang Clan album on eBay. Shkreli posted an eBay listing Tuesday night for the only copy of Wu-Tang's album, "Once Upon a Time in Shaolin," for a starting price of just $1 ... this after being convicted in his securities fraud case last month. Bids, for the record, reportedly went as high as $55k within an hour. Again, »

- TMZ Staff

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Celebrating 45 Years of King Boxer

4 September 2017 5:41 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Craig Lines Sep 6, 2017

45 years on, we revisit King Boxer, and find a genuinely great martial arts movie...

Asian martial arts are now deeply embedded in western pop culture, but this wasn’t always the case. In fact, it wasn’t really until the early 1970s that they made the transition into the mainstream, thanks in no small part to the release of a film called King Boxer. Of course, nothing occurs in a vacuum. By the late 1960s, martial arts were already being taught more widely in the west. Bruce Lee was making waves with his role in The Green Hornet (although his martial arts films, while huge in Hong Kong, were yet to break the Us market). James Bond had a ninja encounter in 1967’s You Only Live Twice. Kung Fu, the seminal ABC series starring David Carradine, hit TVs across America in 1972. The west was primed and ready »

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Starz picks up Black Samurai from Common and RZA

27 August 2017 7:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last year it was announced that Common (John Wick: Chapter 2) and RZA (The Man with the Iron Fists) are producing a TV adaptation of Marc Olden’s novel Black Samurai, with Common set to take on the lead role of Robert Sand, and now Starz has announced that it has boarded the action-drama series.

“We cannot wait for the world to meet Robert Sand – part Jason Bourne, part James Bond, and 100% the hero we need today,” said said Carmi Zlotnik, president of programming for Starz. “Black Samurai promises to be an action-packed ride and with the Bruckheimer team, Common, RZA and Andre at the helm, we can feel certain this will be exceptional storytelling.”

“I’m beyond excited about Black Samurai,” stated Common. “This is a unique and special project that offers something rarely seen in art and culture today. It’s an honor to play the character of »

- Gary Collinson

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Common Will Be The Black Samurai For Starz Series From RZA, Jerry Bruckheimer

22 August 2017 6:09 PM, PDT | CineMovie | See recent CineMovie news »

Jerry Bruckheimer and RZA's Wu Films are developing a new Starz series under the working title "Black Samurai" starring Common as the warrior. Starz released a press release announcing the new series. 

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Black Samurai series in the works at Starz

22 August 2017 2:43 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Starz announced today that they will be developing an action-drama TV series with the working title “Black samurai” which will star Oscar-winner Common (John Wick 2, Suicide Squad, Selma), in the title role of Robert Sand. Common will also executive produce under his Freedom Road Productions banner.  Working alongside this project will be Jerry Bruckheimer Television, Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA (Kill Bill 1 & 2, American Gangster, “Gang Related”) and Mitchell Diggs will also executive produce for Wu Films. More about the show below.

Based on the Black Samurai novel written by Marc Olden, the series will follow the character of Robert Sand (Common), a highly-trained American Army Ranger whose life is transformed when he meets a legendary Japanese master who invites him to train as a samurai. After his beloved sensei and samurai brothers are killed by mercenaries, Sand is thrust on a worldwide journey of both revenge and self-discovery.

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Common stars in a remake of Black Samurai for Starz

22 August 2017 11:49 AM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

Now, I'm not a huge fan of rap (though I respect it as an artform), but I have to admit I love me some Common and Wu Tang Clan. And I also love martial arts films, so when you mix those things up, you get me excited. Especially if it's a secret agent samurai. Anyway, here's the official plot synopsis for Black Samurai starring Common, and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and RZA: The series will follow the character... Read More »

- Damion Damaske

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Common to Star in Black Samurai Action Drama in Development at Starz

22 August 2017 10:27 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Now Marc Olden’s Black Samurai novels and Starz have something in Common: The rapper/actor will star in a new action-drama based on Olden’s books, the cabler announced Tuesday.

The nascent series — tentatively titled Black Samurai — will follow Robert Sand (played by Common), “a highly trained American Army Ranger whose life is transformed when he meets a legendary Japanese master who invites him to train as a samurai,” per the official release. “After his beloved sensei and samurai brothers are killed by mercenaries, Sand is thrust on a worldwide journey of both revenge and self-discovery.”

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