James Brown gained fame as one of the most electrifying entertainers that ever lived, but there also existed unsavory sides to the man. In a new book from Brown’s daughter, she reveals that her father was violent towards her mother and married an abusive partner herself.
It is no secret that funk music wouldn’t exist as we know it without James Brown. The exact same can be said for Hip-Hop culture in its entirety.
The final years of music soul legend James Brown’s life were marred with unpredictability and alleged drug usage. So much to the point where fans thought he had been an habitual abuse problem his entire life.
Actor Chadwick Boseman excellently portrayed Jackie Robinson in the biopic 42, but playing James Brown is an entirely different animal. However, from the looks of the trailer for Get On Up, Boseman may have hit another homerun out of the reenacting the life of an iconic African-American ballpark.
Celebrity is very much a double edged sword. The money and access can be amazing but the scrutiny can expose even the most polished stars as unstable. And then there are some who just bug out.
Earlier this year,we reported on the casting of an upcoming James Brown biopic directed by The Help’s Tate Taylor. Last night (August 26), Universal Pictures revealed that 42 star Chadwick Boseman will play the iconic funk and soul musician.
James Brown, widely known as the “Godfather of Soul,” has been the subject of an upcoming biopic since the late ‘90s and it appears a cast for the film will be forming in the near future. Hollywood producer Brian Grazer already selected director Tate Taylor last fall, and is moving forward with casting the flick […]
When the Weinstein Company and Loma Vista Recordings unveiled the Django Unchained soundtrack tracklist just weeks ago, brows raised at the idea of a posthumous collaboration between late, great artists James Brown and Tupac Shakur. Finally, the Internets have a chance to hear the track, titled “Unchained (The Payback/Untouchable).”
It’s officially December and with Christmas only a couple of weeks and change away, folks near and far hasten to purchase gifts, Xmas trees and other necessary accouterments to commemorate the season to be jolly. It’s a stressful process, we know, but here’s some seasonal music courtesy of DJ Mick Boogie and PLNDR.com to keep you in the […]
It’s no secret that Quentin Tarantino films historically have phenomenal scores, often including musical genres ranging from classical to soul to excerpts from Spaghetti Westerns. The Weinstein Company and Loma Vista Recordings unveiled the official tracklisting for the Django Unchained soundtrack to the public this past Wednesday. But what came as a surprise to some was the Academy Award […]
DJ Premier is one of, if not THEE greatest Hip-Hop producer of all time. So it’s only fitting that Nardwuar delve into the New York legends past on a quick stroll down memory lane. But where exactly do you start? Since arriving on the scene in the mid 80’s and being a lifelong fan of […]
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LaRhonda Petit, the 41-year-old daughter of the late James Brown, is making headlines with claims that her father’s body is missing. In an interview with Britain’s Daily Mirror she’s quoted as saying, “My daddy’s body has disappeared. I have no clue where it was taken, but I need to know where. I’m convinced his death […]