Articles tagged russell simmons

Symbolic Weight & the Def Jam Aesthetic

A coffee table book about rap does not sound too "hardcore" or "gangsta", does it? Well, that's because it's not. What it just might be is sincere.

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Runs House - The Complete Seasons 1 & 2

Run does Father Knows Best with an edge, but the edge is ultimately a sweet one.

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6 Jul 2004 // 1:00 AM

'Hip-hop to me,' says Dr. Dre, 'is a way out.'"

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Half Past Autumn: The Life and Works of Gordon Parks (2000)

Gordon Parks' hollering is, of course, far from the usual. Elegant and intelligent, poignant and political, Parks' art encompasses a remarkable range of subjects and forms.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Backstage (2000)

Of course, ambition, talent, good luck, and effort can only take you so far. The film addresses racism in the business by underlining the tour's lack of 'incidents.'"

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NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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