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HHW Gaming: Lance Reddick Will Play Albert Wesker In Upcoming Netflix Live-Action ‘Resident Evil’ Series 

Lance Reddick Will Play Albert Wesker In Netflix 'Resident Evil' Series

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Resident Evil, a franchise long plagued by its lack of melanin when it comes to its main characters, is finally correcting that issue.

Friday (Jun.11), to close out its Geeked Week virtual showcase, Netflix revealed the cast for its upcoming live-action Resident Evil show. During the presentation, there were teasers presented as commercials from “sponsors”  featuring Lance Reddick’s very distinguishable voice delivering messages regarding the fictional pharmaceutical company, the Umbrella Corporation.

Eventually, the hosts finally revealed that The Wire actor and the voice of Zavala from Destiny 2 would be taking on the role of Resident Evil’s iconic antagonist Albert Wesker marking the first time a person of color has been cast as the character who has been historically white in the franchise’s 25-year history.

Reddick wasn’t the only actor announced. A photo showing his castmates revealed that he would be joined by Ella Balinska (Charlie’s Angels), Tamara Smart (Artemis Fowl), Siena Agudong (No Good Nick), Adeline Rudolph (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), and Paola Núñez (The Purge TV series) in yet-to-be-revealed roles.

According to the logline provided by Netlfix, the Resident Evil TV series takes place “Nearly three decades after the discovery of the T-virus, an outbreak reveals the Umbrella Corporation’s dark secrets.”

Entertainment Weekly reports that the show will be split across two timelines. The first timeline follows Wesker’s 14-year-old daughters Jade and Billie Wesker. The two siblings relocate with their dad to New Raccoon City and slowly learn their new surroundings are hiding a deeper, darker secret that could potentially lead to the destruction of the entire world.

The second timeline jumps more than a decade in the future to a world that has been decimated by the T-Virus, leaving less than 15 million people left on Earth. The rest of humanity has been turned into dangerous monsters or B.O.W.S (bio-organic weapons). Now 30, Jade is fighting to survive while uncovering secrets about her sister and father.

The show, written by showrunner and executive producer Andrew Dabb (Supernatural), has no release date and will be comprised of 8, 1-hour long episodes. The Resident Evil live-action is produced by Constantin Films, which also just wrapped filming the upcoming movie to reboot the film franchise that starred Milla Jovovich. Netflix will also be releasing Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, a CGI Anime series starring Resident Evil 2’s protagonists Leon Kennedy and Clarie Redfield, in July.

Resident Evil is currently enjoying a new wave of energy following the highly successful release of Resident Evil: Village. We expect the live-action tv show, the CGI film, and the new theatrical movie will only add to that.

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Iman Lake teams up with JonnoAQ on “For The Birds (REMIX)” [Official Video] 

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East London musician/songwriter Iman Lake teams up with JonnoAQ on “For The Birds (REMIX).”  The track is a somber but punchy record that deals with the aftermath of a relationship gone wrong and also a reflection of how the pandemic affected people last year and then some. The lyrics are quite vivid and evocative and JonnoAQ sure brings a refreshing take on the issue and also the tenacity of humans despite the shortcomings of the government regarding creating a buffer solution to the underclass in the UK.

The visuals shot by Azeez Bello are quite engaging and shot in back and white which adds some intrigue to the track.

 

As an independent artist Iman’s ability to provoke thought and inspire awe through his music and visuals has garnered critical acclaim since his debut single ‘11:5’. His last release ‘The Answer’ gained acclaim for its music video which depicts the merging of some of society’s most prominent black individuals, posing the subtle question: do these people really have The Answers? Iman also translates the style of his evocative music into his compelling live performances, having performed in much loved London venues such as The Jazz Cafe and the 100 Club.

His other singles ‘Neptune’ and ‘Stranger Days’ helped garner media support including No Signal RadioRinse FMReprezent RadioNew Wave Mag, and earned him a spot on the 2020 30 under 30 list with Guap Magazine. ‘Stranger Days’ was also accompanied with a physical comic book that sold out internationally 3 times and was met with a great response on social media. Iman Lake has a series of single drops planned for the rest of 2021, before closing of the year with his highly anticipated EP ‘Don’t Dream’ which will be accompanied by a short film directed by Azeez Bello.

Listen to “For The Birds” here 

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Lyrics By Caine shares new single “Clever in the Rain” 

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Indie Long Beac, CA emcee Lyrics By Caine delivers his new single “Clever in the Rain” where he reflects on the hard times and finds that proverbial silver lining in the dark clouds. The track has a somber and reflective vibe which fits the heartfelt and insightful lyrics.

“Clever in the Rain” has the quintessential “never give up” theme and implores listeners to never allow life to get the best of them.

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Starz’s ‘Power Book III: Raising Kanan’ First Trailer Previews The Ruthless Drug Lord’s Introduction To Street Life 

Watch The New Trailer For Starz's 'Power Book III: Raising Kanan'

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The Powerverse (yes, it’s a thing) is set to expand this July.

Starz has just delivered the first trailer for Power Book III: Raising Kanan. The show described as a “sprawling family drama,” takes place in Queens in the early 90s serves also serves as a coming-of-age story detailing how Power’s boogeyman and Ghost and Tommy’s mentor Kanan (Mekai Curtis) became ruthless drug lord we loved and hated leading up to his death in season 8 of the Starz hit drama.

Here is the official synopsis per Starz:

Set in South Jamaica, Queens, in 1991, “Raising Kanan” is a prequel to the original “Power” franchise. It is a sprawling family drama that revolves around the coming of age of Kanan Stark, Ghost and Tommy’s mentor, partner, and adversary, who ultimately dies in a hail of gunfire in the eighth episode of Power’s penultimate season. 

When we catch up with Kanan here, he is the fifteen-year-old only child of Raquel “Raq” Thomas, a cocaine distributor with an emerging network of dealers across the city. Much like the original “Power,” “Raising Kanan” explores themes of identity, violence, and legacy, but it is also a deep dive into the very pathology of family; the unique, complicated, and fraught dynamic between parent and child, mother and father, brother and sister. 

The trailer’s release comes after some drama. Power executive producer 50 Cent hopped on Instagram, seemingly hinting that when his deal is up with the network, he is taking his talents somewhere else after he claimed Starz called him out for revealing Patina Millar’s involvement in the show as young Kanan’s hustling mother Raquel “Raq” Thomas.

Based on the trailer, it looks like Starz has another hit drama on their hands that will be the talk of the summer. Power Book III: Raising Kanan also stars Omar Epps, London Brown, Malcolm Mays, Hailey Kilgore, Joey Bada$$, Toby Sandeman, Shanley Caswell, Lovie Simone, and Quincy Brown.

Sascha Penn will serve as showrunner with Power creator Courtney A. Kemp and 50 Cent stepping into the executive producer role. Power Book III: Raising Kanan premieres on Starz July 18 at 8 PM ET/PT on STARZ.

Step into the trailer below.

Photo: Starz / Power Book III: Raising Kanan

No Play team up with Infamous Mobb for the tribute single “Mobb” 

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Bronx emcee No Play teams up with the Queensbridge legends Infamous Mobb  for this cinematic single titled “Mobb.” The track has a somber texture and punchy trap drums that see the emcees taking time to reflect on their journey as men and a solid tribute to Mobb Deep and the memory of Prodigy.

 

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El Chapo’s Wife Pleads Guilty To 3 Major Charges, Won’t Snitch On Hubby 

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A few months after authorities put cuffs on El Chapo’s wife, Emma Coronel Aispuro, for drug trafficking and money laundering, TMZ is reporting the former beauty queen has bitten the cartel bullet and pleaded guilty to three big-time charges.

According to the report the wife of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman appeared in federal district court this past Thursday (June 10) and pleaded guilty to money laundering and conspiracy to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana.

Aispuro was busted back in February at the Dulles International Airport and ultimately charged with conspiracy to distribute 5 kilos or more of cocaine, 1 kilo of heroin, 500 grams or more of methamphetamine and 1,000 kilos or more of marijuana for importation into the U.S.

As part of her guilty plea, Aipuro reached an agreement with prosecutors which will keep her from having to offer any information to government officials about her infamous hubby’s business dealings. She’s been accused of not only helping her husband run his multi-million dollar drug empire, but also helping spring him from a max-security Mexican prison back in 2015.

She even attended damn near everyday of his three-month trial in New York City where she had to hear recounts about his extracurricular activities such as murder, rape, and even spying on her and his mistresses.

Talk about a ride-or-die chick.

The judge overseeing the case has let it be known that she could end up serving life in prison (just like El Chapo) as the drug trafficking charge alone carries a minimum sentence of a decade behind bars and be charged up to $10 million for her crimes.

That’s probably walking around money for someone like her. Just sayin.’

Meek Mill & REFORM Alliance Celebrate Criminal Justice Reform in Virginia 

Meek Mill & Future In Concert

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Meek Mill has been a significant activist voice for criminal justice reform, and he got to see how his criminal justice organization helped to create systemic change in the state of Virginia.

On Thursday (June 10), Meek Mill was in Richmond, Virginia along with Philadelphia 76ers executive and fellow co-founder of REFORM Alliance Michael Rubin at the invitation of Governor Ralph Northam to witness the signing of HB 2038 into law. Also in attendance were REFORM Alliance CEO Robert Rooks, and the Justice Forward Virginia, American Conservative Union, and Faith and Freedom in Virginia groups.

HB 2038, authored by Delegate Don Scott, limits adult probation sentences to a maximum of one year for a misdemeanor and five years for a felony. Meek Mill and REFORM Alliance got involved after the delegate sent out a tweet to him asking for his help late last year.

Up until now, Virginia was one of seven states in the nation that didn’t place a limit on probation sentencing which has been cited as a major factor in Black people and other people of color being sent back to prison even after serving out their original prison sentences. The law will also implement graduated sanctions which will stop people on probation from being sent back to prison on technical violations. 40% of Virginia’s incarcerated population can cite supervision violations as a reason.

“I try to balance the lines of being classy, still keeping the ear of younger people, still being able to speak to the Governor and being able to close gaps like Michael Rubin and take it as far as we can take it to better other people’s lives,” said the rapper when interviewed at the event. “I have the resources and I’m in [a] position to do better to help.”

The new law will take effect on July 1st.

He-Man Returns In New Trailer For Netflix’s ‘Masters Of The Universe: Revelation’ 

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By the power of Netflix! The 80’s have newfound poweeeerrr!

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After reviving the likes of Voltron, Transformers, and even She-Ra, Netflix is now resurrecting another classic 80’s cartoon series, He-Man and The Masters of The Universe. Helmed by known comic book aficionado and Hollywood actor/director, Kevin Smith, Netflix’s new Masters of The Universe: Revelation will actually continue the story that ended back 1985 and not a reboot of the entire series as their previous 80’s cartoon comebacks.

According to The Verge, Kevin Smith set out to keep the original story intact while trying up some loose ends he felt needed answering, hence, “Revelation.”

“Narratively our show is set up as the next episode in the legacy ‘80s animated series that aired from 1983-1985. This is a continuation of that story. We’re playing with the original mythology and characters, and revisiting and digging deeper into some of the unresolved storylines.”

Did we mention that Mark Hamill will be voicing Skeletor? Yeah. We. Can’t Wait.

Check out the action-packed trailer to Masters of The Universe: Revelation below and let us know if you’ll be checking for it come July 23rd.

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Masters of the Universe: Revelation - Production Stills

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Masters of the Universe: Revelation - Production Stills

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Eleven and Jason D have hope on “Still Love” 

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California emcees Eleven and Jason D share their new single “Still Love” as they prepare to drop their new album later this year. The track sees them working with longtime friend and producer A.J. Munson who laces them with a somber and reflective backdrop that blends with their evocative lyrics and impassioned flows. The track is a heartfelt and sincere dive into what true friendship is and should be.

“Still Love” is Eleven and Jason D’s follow-up single to their previous release Key To The City” and both singles are from the forthcoming TBD album.

Stream “Still Love” on Bandcamp | Soundcloud | YouTube

 

 

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AOC Calls Out Sen. Joe Manchin For Possibly Collecting “Dark Money” From Koch Brothers 

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New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is questioning the integrity of Sen. Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) after stating he would oppose voting rights legislation set to protect Americans at voting booths across the country.  AOC suspects he’s taking “dark money” from organizations linked to conservative Billionaires.

According to Raw Story, the lawmaker revealed her concerns during an appearance on MSNBC with host Chris Hayes this week, speculating if Manchin’s reason has a dirty motive behind it.  During the weekend, he said he couldn’t support the For the People Act because it was exclusively supported by Democrats.  

H.R.1 stands up against lobbyists and dark money. I would reckon to think that this is probably just as much a part of Joe Manchin’s calculus as anything else,” she told MSNBC‘s Chris Hayes on Tuesday. “Because when it comes to this bipartisan argument, I gotta tell you, I don’t buy it. Because Joe Manchin has voted for bills that have not been bipartisan before — look at the American Rescue Plan.”

She continued to raise the suspicion that Manchin could be paid off by conservative organizations, specifically funded by the Koch brothers, to sway him against supporting the progressive legislation.  

“You look at the Koch brothers and you look at organizations like the Heritage Foundation and conservative lobby groups that are doing a victory lap. Claiming victory over the fact that Manchin refuses to change on the filibuster,” she said. “I think these two things are very closely intertwined.”

Her theory isn’t out of thin air.  This week CNBC uncovered organizations connected to the Koch network that has been pressuring Manchin to oppose the legislation.  Read more on that here.

 “Protecting our democracy is also about making sure we give lobbyists and dark money groups, which are funding these attacks on the right to vote, the boot,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

She added, “Corporate money has a very, very tight grip on both parties. And I think that has to do with the calculus in this situation that people aren’t really discussing enough.”

Politics is a dirty game.