LA EVENTS: The Final Hotel Kiss N’ Grind

LA Babies, our premiere party is back for it’s final hurrah of the summer! This time around the event will be hosted by KG Superstar with a special burlesque performance by The Brown Betties! And as always, the one and only Vikter Duplaix will be on the ones and twos. Details are as follows:

Hotel Kiss-n-Grind

6541 Hollywood Boulevard

Hollywood, CA 90189

Friday, August 3rd

21+  10PM-Until…

Doors open at 10pm;

$5 DOLLAR ADMISSION available through 10:30pm;
$10 through 11:30pm;
$15 thereafter…
See you there!

The Break: The Most Influential Black Films of the Last 20 Years (PODCAST)

Join KC and the family as they discuss the the most influential Black films in the last 20 years. Podcast guests include Chris Lehman, Toria Williams, John Wood, and Delicia Smith.

Podcast team member, Brother Malcolm, missed this roundtable, but wanted to give an honorable mention to the film, Bamboozled! Also, KC is adding a special shout out to the film, City of God!

Got an opinion on this week’s topic? Call our hotline and leave a message about today’s show! You can reach us at (323) 455-4219!

LA EVENTS: Beats Rhymes & Life Doc in LA!!!!

The eagerly anticipated documentary Beats Rhymes & Life : The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest will be showing this weekend at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood. The documentary, directed by Michael Rapaport, i about one of the most influential and groundbreaking musical groups in hip-hop history. Having released five gold and platinum selling albums within eight years, A Tribe Called Quest has been one of the most commercially successful and artistically significant musical groups in recent history, and regarded as iconic pioneers of hip hop. The band’s sudden break-up in 1998 shocked the industry and saddened the scores of fans, whose appetite for the group’s innovative musical stylings never seems to diminish. A hard-core fan himself, Rapaport sets out on tour with A Tribe Called Quest in 2008, when they reunited to perform sold-out concerts across the country, almost ten years after the release of their last album, The Love Movement. As he travels with the band members (Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Jarobi White), Rapaport captures the story of how tenuous their relationship has become; how their personal differences and unresolved conflicts continue to be a threat to their creative cohesion. When mounting tensions erupt backstage during a show in San Francisco, we get a behind-the-scenes look at their journey and contributions as a band and what currently is at stake for these long-time friends and collaborators. Check out the trailer here and get a glimpse into the journey of one of the most legendary groups in hip hop.