After releasing their debut album The Legacy in 1987 on Atlantic Records, Testament quickly shot to the upper echelon of metal royalty, and after all these years, through all the ups and downs, Testament is still alive and kicking ass.
Freetown doesn't tell its story with the eloquence and understatement of Abderrahmane Sissako's Timbuktu or the solid dramatic flourishes of Terry George's Hotel Rwanda. Still, the film depicts a part of African history that is worth knowing and sharing.
I had the opportunity to catch up with Rodney Jerkins to talk more about some new things he is working on; specifically asking about what excites him most about releasing music this year through his company, Evolve Media Group.
When you follow a rap group like Twiztid for so long, you realize that for some artists, it isn't about if you like their new song, or how many albums they will sell the first week, or if this song will get radio play.
Can't say this is the best film of the franchise, because so many of them have been excellent. But it's easily the most daring. Fasten your seat belts and test the airbags. This one accelerates real fast.
Being on Oprah was like entering Fort Knox yet with a slight twist of being questioned by the FBI. Oprah herself was lovely, brilliant and much shorter than I expected. She was very pleasant and engaging although the interaction was brief.
I love RuPaul's Drag Race and Modern Family as much as the next gay viewer. But let's be real here: these shows exist to make us smile and laugh. They do not ask us to critically examine our bodies, existence and behaviors.
On March 28th, the Redford Theatre in Detroit is set to screen Pandora's Box, the 1929 silent film starring screen legend Louise Brooks. For Metro Detroiters, it's a special opportunity to see one of the great films of the silent era on the big screen of a restored 1928 theater.