Monday, April 3, 2017

ENTERTAINMENT: 'Get Out' Is Now the Highest Grossing Film for an Original Screenplay & MORE

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    Jordan Peele‘s brilliant part comedy/part horror film Get Out has reached yet another milestone today. Beating out an almost 20-year-old record, Get Out has unsurprisingly managed to become the highest-grossing debut project for a writer-director with an original screenplay. The record was previously held by Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez who co-wrote and directed 1999’s “reality documentary” The Blair Witch Project.
    As reported by Forbes, Get Out, which cost less than $5 million USD to produce, has raked in over $150 million USD in domestic (US) sales, surpassing the $140 million USD made by The Blair Witch Project. Mastermind Jordan Peele has also become the first African-American writer-director to earn $100 million USD on a debut film. If you still have not seen Get Out, the film focuses on “the fears of being a black man today.”
    Reportedly, Jordan Peele is in talks to direct a live-Action version of Akira. Also, make sure to check out our editorial on why Get Out is the most culturally relevant horror film to date.
    Migos' Offset Sends Shots at XXXTENTACION for Claiming That Drake Stole His Flow
    When XXXTENTACION was still locked up in prison, he blasted Drake for stealing his flow from “Look At Me!” in the Toronto rapper’s More Life song “KMT.” After the Toronto rapper denied that he stole the flow in an interview with DJ Semtex, X sent a few shots aimed at the 6 God via Twitter. The Florida rapper further clarified his stance in an interview after he was released from prison. Now, Migos member Offset makes a clear stance on who he is siding with. “You n*ggas is silly,” Offset said via an Instagram story. “How you unheard of talking about a nigga stole your swag? We ain’t even heard of you, shorty. Get your ass out of jail.”
    However, back in the summer of 2015, Quavo and Takeoff have called Drake out for using the Migos flow that they popularized on “Versace.” “C’mon, Drizzy know he bit the flow!” Quavo said in an interview for Billboard. “Drizzy got on ‘Versace,’ right? Then when I came on there I did ‘Versace/ Versace/Medusa head on me like I’m illuminati.’ My boy Drizzy Drake got them bars from me. We together though. We ain’t trippin’ on boss.”
    Listen to a mashup of “Look at Me!” and “KMT,” check out Offset’s Instagram story below and DJ Akademik’s breakdown of the situation, and let us know what you think of it.

    PhotographerTYRA MITCHELL
    Jazz Cartier Says Canadian Radio Should "Stop Bullsh*tting"
    The Juno Awards took place last night in Ottawa, Ontario, and awards were handed out to Canadian artists for their contributions to Canadian and international culture. Jazz Cartier‘s Hotel Paranoia won Rap Recording of the Year, Grimes’ “Kill V. Maim” won Video of the Year, A Tribe Called Red got the Producers of the Year award and Kaytranada’s 99.9% won the Electronic Album of the Year award. Drake attained an International Achievement Award and The Weeknd’s Starboy got Best R&B/Soul Recording. In his non-televised speech, Jacuzzi La Fleur called out Canadian radio and the Junos for curtailing rap’s contribution to culture. He further emphasized his point in an Instagram post after the event, writing: “This means a lot to me but like I said this evening the Canadian radio is gonna have to stop bullshitting and start playing our own on our radio so these kids don’t feel the need to leave to the states in order to make it or get heard. And also while [the Juno awards] enjoy all the hip hop in the world at your after parties, next year you gotta have this category filmed on television.”
    According to The FADER, Kaytranada called the awards “out of touch” via Twitter last year. A Tribe Called Red was the first First Nations act to win outside of the Aboriginal Music category. In 1998, Vancouver rap group the Rascalz refused to receive their win for Best Rap Recording to protest the exclusion of black music from the televised broadcast. Check out Jazz Cartier’s post below.

    PhotographerAaron Miller/HYPEBEAST

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