He Got Game. A movie that still today is fondly remembered as having a lasting impact on hip hop culture.
It’s one of the best basketball movies out. One of Denzel’s top roles ever. One of Spike Lee’s best joints. And of course, a young Ray Allen as Jesus Shuttlesworth.
Now, an old Ray Allen may reprise the role of J. Shuttlesworth. Says Allen before Tuesday’s game against the Pelicans:
Sequels to most movies are always fluff and not as good as the first. But it’s something we’ve [he and Spike] been talking about for the last couple months. If we get a really good story line and are able to bring everybody back, then it would be something worth doing.
Now this would be all sorts of awesome, right? My guess for the premise would be something along the lines of Shuttlesworth as the mentor for his son, being there for him when his father Jake (Denzel) wasn’t, but imparting the same wisdom he eventually did. I dunno, something like that.
A fun tidbit to think about today: 2Pac could have been cast as Mace Windu in Star Wars: Episode I. Says former collaborator and chief engineer of Death Row Records, Rick Clifford, in a new interview with 2-PacForum.com:
[Tupac] was telling me that he was supposed to read for George Lucas and [Lucasfilm]. They wanted him to be a Jedi.
No official comment from LucasFilms, but c’mon, this one’s fun to believe it’s true. And yes, that’s Hologram Tupac photoshopped as a projection from R2D2 (h/t CoS).
Because The Internet is coming to a stage near you. Today, Gambino announced the ‘Deep Web Tour’ starting in the U.K. in February and stretching into the start of May, hitting all coasts in the United States along the way. I’d copy and paste the dates and cities below, but I’d rather give props Glover’s actual reveal — abella.xxx (don’t worry, it’s ok to click on).
We all suspected that with the Yeezus Tour enduring a postponement midway through that Kanye would hit those cities again in due time. It looks like he’ll be doing just that for some of them this February, per the announcement this morning of the following dates.
Me also suspects that more U.S. dates could be added (like a Minneapolis, who had their date postponed) and definitely and eventually a European run.
If the tour hasn’t hit your city yet, well, let’s just say I highly suggest it.
The Yeezus Tour continues…
2/13 — University Park, PA @ Bryce Jordan Center
2/14 — Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Arena
2/15 — Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
2/17 — Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
2/18 — Hamilton, ON @ Copps Coliseum
2/19 — Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
2/21 — Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
2/22 — Atlantic City, NJ @ Boardwalk Hall
2/23 — Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum
Common album news!
In 2013, Common continually hinted at an upcoming EP and studio sessions with No I.D. for the new year (including in our own sitdown ICYMI). Today, he reveals to RevoltTV that the EP is now an album — an album he indicates is entirely produced by No I.D. Wow. This combo has long been gold, and I don’t see that faltering any level in the year 2014. I, as one of many, am excited.
Keep the interview flowing as well for more general, positive words from Common on the new generation of Chicago hip hop artists.