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Kendrick Lamar Speaks On Mumble Raps Impact On Hip Hop

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Kendrick Lamar has reached icon status in what seems like a short time. Kendrick is the voice of the people in the age of mumble rap. Even Eminem is struggling with the impact mumble rap is having on Hip Hop. In his latest single “Walk on Water“, was created out of the frustration with the lack of artistry with mumble rap.

Producer Rick Rubin spoke about how mumble rap was impacting Em, “For him, it’s a little bit of culture shock because there’s a new wave of hip-hop that’s not really what he’s about, so he was just talking to me about how that felt,” Rubin said. “I could see he was frustrated by it.”

But for Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar this seems to be a none issue. In an interview Forbes, Lamar discusses his views on artist like Lil Yachty and 21 Savage.  Kendrick feels that its new direction for Hip Hop, but the mumble rappers need to respect the trendsetters.

“I can’t shun a lot of the artists that may not be a Kendrick Lamar,” he said of so-called “mumble rappers” who are helping “evolve” the genre in his eyes. “I tell them every time I see them … be yourself and do what you do but also know who laid down the groundwork. Don’t go on your interviews and dis them and say you don’t like them and you don’t care for them. That’s your opinion, that’s cool but you have to respect them,” he told Forbes writer Zack O’Malley Greenburg.

Kendrick also recalled him making a terrible single to be get on the radio and not letting it stop him from evolving as an artist.  “I think when I made a terrible single, and that shit was just garbage…I wasn’t aware that that was my highest point because I got back in there and I did it all over again, and continued to push through. That’s when I realized I really wanna do this, because I ain’t give up when I made a terrible ass song.”

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Logic Is Set To Write A Movie JJ Abrams

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Logic is ready for the next stage of his career.

The Maryland rapper announced his upcoming project with legendary producer/director J.J. Abrams on Twitter.

“I cannot express my excitement nor my gratitude to @jjabramsofficial and everyone at for believing in me as an actor and writer. I am so excited to move into this next step of creativity in my career! Aaaahhhhhh this is gonna be so epic!!!”, wrote Logic.

Logic hinted at working on movie earlier this year. The 29-year-old spoke about it on the red carpet during the  2018 Grammy Awards.

“Yeah, well there’s a lot of things that are going on right now, which is awesome,” Logic said at the time. “I just finished my first novel. I started the second one. I just wrote and finished a movie that I’m really excited to star in now. I’ve been working really hard. It’s been amazing.”

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The Stakes Are High In The First Trailer For ‘The Informer’

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Aviron Pictures has released the first trailer for their upcoming thriller The Informer.

In the film, honorably discharged Special Ops soldier Pete Koslow’s (Joel Kinnaman) world is turned upside-down when he is jailed after a fight to protect his wife (Ana de Armas). He’s given a chance for early release by becoming an informant for the FBI (Academy Award nominees Rosamund Pike and Clive Owen) and using his covert skills in an operation to take down The General, the most powerful crime boss in New York. But when the FBI sting meant to finally earn Koslow his freedom results in the death of an undercover NYPD cop, Koslow finds himself caught in the crossfire between the mob and the FBI. The General insists Koslow takes the heat and sends him back to prison to spearhead a drug operation from inside, and the FBI affirms that going back to jail to do The General’s bidding is the only way for Koslow to keep his deal with them alive.

The Informer hits theaters March 22, 2019. Joel Kinnaman stars with Rosamund Pike, Clive Owen, Common, and Ana de Armas.

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Aquaman Will Screen 5 Days Earlier For Amazon Prime Subscribers

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Amazon Prime users will get treated to the Aquaman first standalone movie sooner than most.

U.S. Amazon Prime members will get to see James Wan’s vision of DCs underwater hero nearly a week ahead of its theatrical release on December 21st.

The shopping and streaming giant is reportedly working with exhibitors like Regal Cinemas, ArcLight, Cinepolis, Bow Tie Cinemas, Showcase Cinemas, and Studio Movie Grill to host early screenings on Saturday, December 15th with tickets to be sold exclusively to Amazon Prime members and it’s expected people may book up to ten tickets.

Amazon held a similar promotion last year for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and earlier this year for the third Hotel Transylvania.

The film is opening on December 13th and 14th in much of the rest of the world so this screening would more in line with that launch.

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