Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Sneak Peek: Family First: The Marshawn Lynch Story

We will hear plenty from famed football star Marshawn Lynch in his first film feature, Family First: The Marshawn Lynch Story. Mario Bobino (Debonair Productions) released a teaser today of the film that begins with the Oakland native's high school football career and ends with his 2014 Super Bowl championship. Says Lynch of the film, "For me, it's just about having some fun... It's just a fun experience. I also get to shine light on the community and some of the things that we grew up doing and what we went through."

Written by Damon Hart, the film is co-produced by Ramasses Head (History In The Making Entertainment) and Shirley Sharp. Actress Jonez Cain (An Argument, Nina's Hot Spot) plays Lynch's mom, Sunshine Lynch, in the movie.

Source: NFL.com

Monday, February 23, 2015

Hip-Hop Wins, Again!

Congratulations to singer John Legend and rapper/actor Common on their Oscar win for Original Song, Glory featured on the Selma soundtrack. Hip-Hop's other win took place in 2006 for It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp by Three 6 Mafia

Thursday, February 19, 2015

20,000 people watched An Argument with Jonez Cain

Based on true events, La Tretha E. Stroughter and Amalia E. Stroughter serve up intrigue and suspense in their short film, An Argument, where one word turns a pleasant lunch into a quarrel. The 15 minute short, produced by T.I.M.E.R.S. and directed by Christopher Ellis (Ceezar Films), stars Reginald Garner, Shakeel Sherman, Tina Gilton, and Hollywood newcomer Jonez Cain (Wives With Knives, Fruitvale Station). Viewers love it. In a short week, the film has garnered over 20K views since its February 8 release date, sparking conversation on the ways men and women communicate with each other. Team Stroughter is working on creating a television pilot from the film.

Cain, Garner, Gilton, and Sherman are a part of the Oakland indie film and television movement and have either worked together or supported their cast mates on the films Basketball 3:16, Watch Phoenix Rise, and The Shop.

The premiere of An Argument coincides with Jonez Cain’s debut of her own YouTube web series #THeGrind that chronicles her move from Oakland to Los Angeles, as she delves further into the acting arena.

See what the fuss is about watch An Argument on YouTube. Join the conversation; use the hashtag #AnArgument on Twitter and Facebook.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Dominic 'Tha Jacka' Newton 
August 1977 – February 2, 2015

Baby Jaymes, featuring Tha Jacka

Monday, November 10, 2014

'IN LOVE' with Native Wellz

The lyrical genius Native Wellz, born Wayne Thompson, was raised in the south-side streets of Syracuse, N.Y. A football career for the promising athlete ended in injury that caused him to become absorbed by music to dull the pain of his misfortune and rage.

After grieving his losses he began to see the light through the talents of his younger brother, close family, and friends. Native Wells loved to make music but at heart he was businessman.  He focused on trying to bring good music to the Tampa Bay area and created PowerStreet Entertainment. His street smarts, business savvy and lyrical talents have brought him to meet music greats including team members of DJ Khaled, Justice League, Cash Money and Bad Boy.

Teaming up with an extraordinary team of managers, public relations and marketing gurus, Native Wellz has been extremely busy putting together his first Mixtape Rock-N-Rolla that includes his single IN LOVE.
Having completed his first project, Native Wellz is on a promotional tour networking with different DJs and interviewing with radio stations and magazines all over the US. Native Wellz realizes this is just the beginning and that it takes a lot of hard work. At the present time Native Wellz is work in the studio preparing his second Mixtape "The Over Flow" that will be hosted and mixed by DJ Rob Low, as well as selecting producers and features for his first EP that is expected to be release in the spring of 2015. Connect with Native Wells thru his manager, Edca Quinones, NYC Connexion.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Mingu is "Truly Lost"

He's the golden child-art, jazz, and music. Download the latest release from Mingu here. 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Local Love: LB Muzac has new "Things" For Us

LB Muzac shines in the video debut of Things. Nice on the ears and eyes, Things conjures up memories of good times with good people. A favorite in the Black Pearl office, Things will be released on LB's forthcoming sophomore album. 

*Update- LB will perform Sat., Sept. 27 @ Soulful Saturdays
MLK Café - 3860 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, Oakland, CA 94609*