Raising Bertie Documentary

Raising Bertie, a  POV (point-of-view) documentary by filmmaker Margaret Byrne. The film will follow three Black youths — Reginald “Junior” Askew, David “Bud” Perry, and Davonte “Dada” Harrell — growing up in Bertie County, a small North Carolina town with a population of just over 20,000 people. Filmed over the course of six years, Raising Bertie follows the lives of Askew, Perry and Harrell and their families. Executive produced by J. Cole.

Set to premier on PBS on August 28th, the trailer to Raising Bertie can be watched below.

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JAY-Z Parodies “Friends” for “Moonlight” Video

Directed by Alan Yang, the video is a parody of the 90’s sitcom Friends with an all-black cast of Jerrod Carmichael (Ross), Issa Rae (Rachael), Tiffany Haddish (Phoebe), Tessa Thompson (Monica), Lakeith Stanfield (Chandler), Lil Rel Howery (Joey) and Hannibal Buress as himself.  Why not?

Check out the video below.

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DJ Perly: First Women To Win DMC National Championship

The glass ceiling continuing to shatter!!!

Women have been making strides in abundance in a male dominate world.  From sports, medicine, and many more, women have proved time and time again that they are as good or even better than man.

Now we can add DJ Perly to the growing list of women that are breaking the ceiling and doors or our society.

A New York native and Puerto Rican-Russian American, Perly became the first woman to win the DMC USA National Finals, taking home the title August 5th in New York while beasting fellow regional DMC champs such as Dwells and Schmeeze. Also a 2016 NYC DMC regional winner, becoming the first woman turntablist DJ to win a DMC US Regional DJ Championship in the process, she reached second place in the DMC USA National DJ Final that same year.

“That night, I instantaneously felt the high energy of excitement,” Perly said to HipHopDX. “I knew it was going to be a really good battle. Not sure how the night would end, but it was going to be a good night. When I heard my name as the USA champ, I was surprised and just overwhelmed with joy. I was so overwhelmed I kinda lost feeling in my legs and dropped to the floor [laughs]. That moment truly felt magical and gratifying that hard work was paying off.”

Now she has the opportunity to compete in and win the 2017 DMC World Championship, representing the United States.

“From what I know and experienced in the past is that some people just don’t think that women can do what the guys can do,” she says. “Some people just don’t want to see a woman kick ass and prove that women can do anything in this world. They’re just afraid.

“Women are so underrepresented in not just Hip hop, but other genres of music,” Perly continues. “Some men — not all — see women as weak and frail, but in fact, [we] are truly the strongest. Women go through a nine-month pregnancy, and give birth to the future and next generations of game changers. And think about it, child birth hurts like hell and we still kick ass. I applaud all those women who fight day in and day out to show and prove that this world is not a man’s world, and women can succeed in male-dominated fields. Women have the power and strength to move the world in a positive direction. We all have that power.”

Congratulations to DJ Perly!!!!!

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The Tape Vol. 4

#somethingaboutnothing  is back again with another installment.  This time we bring to you Vol. 4.  The same things apply that went on with the previous tapes, a great collection of music.  Nothing much more to say than just enjoy the mix.

If any one is interested in a physical copy of the mixtape, just holler at us with the many ways you can reach us thru social media.  Let us know what you think of the mix in the comment section below, and again enjoy!!!

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9th Wonder on “The Open Mind”

Man o man have I been sleeping on PBS.

Although the Public Broadcasting Station(PBS) is known for such shows as, Sesame Street and Downtown Abbey, they have had plenty of amazing quality content.  For example 2015’s The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution and many many more.

Being the longest running PBS show, The Open Mind, has had hundreds of guest.  With the likes of Martin Luther King Jr., Malcom X, Aloe Blacc and JB Smoove.  Hosted by Alexander Heffner, grandson of the creator of the show Richard Heffner, 9th Wonder was recently a guest on the show.

During 9th’s time on the show he spoke of many topics.  He talks about History in Hip Hop, Harvard archive, Kendrick Lamar, Jay-Z and more.  The entire show runs for about a good 30 minutes, but is worth the time.  You guys should really watch.  Check it out and let us know what you guys think in the comment section below.

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Just Listen (Reggaeton Edition)

J. Balvin ft. Willy William – “Mi Gente”

 

Here at Something About Nothing we are open to all types of things.  We are not on the up and up on the Latin music market, but I just happen to come across this song.  From the start, this song is just plain catchy.  Whatever sound that is in the beginning gets stuck in your head and trust me it is very hard to get out.  I may not know what they are saying, but at this point I don’t care because I am already dancing and lost in the music.

So for this Just Listen post I want you guys to turn your volume all the way up and get dancing.  You can watch the video down below.  Also let us know what you thing in the comment section below.

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Chronixx – Likes (Official Music Video)

My fav song off the album, Chronology, by Chronixx.  With a backdrop of a beautiful city, Chronixx delivers his lyrics about how we as a society are all about “likes”.  It’s not just for the love of something that we do things, we do it to see how many likes we can get and if what we did can go “viral”.

The song makes you sit back and think, is this really what we have become?  Check out the video below and let us know what you think.  Remember, do it for the love and not for the likes.

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“To The Beat”: Anderson .Paak X Kurt Hugo Schneider

What happens when you make music with random things you can find?  I tell you, you get an amazing rendition of “Come Down” by Anderson .Paak.  The company go90 got together with .Paak and Kurt Hugo Schneider and made a nice remix of Anderson’s hit “Come Down” using random things they could find.  Scissors, hands, and a flashlight just to name a few, are some of the “instruments” that are used in the making of the song.  Of course there is a bass and a kick drum, but the duo also used a zipper on a sweatshirt.  Just plain genius.

Check out the video below.  Enjoy how the song is remixed and let us know what you think in the comment section below.

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Stranger Things Season 2 (Trailer)

First off, Thank you Netflix.

The first trailer for Stranger Things 2 is here. It’s 1984 and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still in shock from the horrors of the Demogorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived.

Set to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” the trailer shows a handful of supernatural events that are still causing havoc all over the town of Hawkins, Indiana, despite the group already taking down the Demogorgon at the end of season 1. With the trailer not giving away too much information, we’ll have to wait and see what kind of surprises the squad is in for.

Check out the trailer down below and let us know what you think of the trailer.

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