In 1973 Black Panther got his own Marvel comics series. This was during the Blaxplotation era when Isac Hayes made music for “Shaft” and Curtis Mayfield for “Superfly”. This year Black Panter got his own movie and Kendrick Lamar follow the steps of his predecessors and made music for the film, “Black Panther -the movie”. He released his songs together with others that are not in the film, into an album called “Black Panther: The Album – Music from and Inspired By”. A couple of videos from the album has been released. The videos include some images from the film but especially they capture the design and the atmosphere. Step into the fascinating world of Wakanda.
The UK Music Video Awards 2015 was held in London on November 5th. Winner for Video Of The Year was Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” directed by Colin Tilley. The video also won the awards for Best Urban Video – International and Best Cinematography In A Video. “Alright” is a beautiful black and white video with stunning slow motion-effects. It deals with the harsh life of the streets and police violence. Check out the other winners on:
Promo News – UK Music Video Awards 2015 – all of the winners!
Taylor Swift won the prize for best streaming video at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards with “Shake it off”. Suitable she released a new video at same time – the expressive “Bad Blood” directed by Joseph Kahn. A video that secures Swifts place at the top. Tarantino-inspired action with lots of strong women. A sign of the time just like in movies such as Hunger games and Divergent. The video includes several famous persons besides Kendrick Lamar. See who you can recognize.
Funerals are a sad thing. And when kids are in the coffins it’s even more disturbing. But the video for Flying Lotus/Kendrick Lamar’s “Never catch me” really takes the gloom out of the situation. Produced in a splendid way by Hiro Murai it shows the kids dancing and running away from the sadness. A demonstration of the spirit of life.