Yesssss, Verses and Flow is back and they’ve amped up the sexy!
Season 4 of the hit TV One show kicks off on Saturday, August 16th with Maxwell up first to take the stage. In addition to the sexy and soulful singer, other great performers are set to sing their “verses” including K. Michelle, Anthony Hamilton, Leela James and Joe.
But, it’s not all about the music, the best poets around will also hit the stage to perform their “flow”. Even a familiar face shows up to show off his spoken word talent —
Theo Huxtable Malcolm-Jamal Warner!
And we can’t forget about the new hunky host…Laz Alonso! Ladies and gentlemen, are you ready for all this sexy in one season? Get a sneak peek in the video below.
Netflix’s ‘Step Sisters’ Is ‘Bring It On’ … But Way More Woke!
Netflix is getting ready to “Bring It On” … in more ways than one. The streaming service’s new flick Step Sisters is reminiscent of the 90s dance film, but delves deeper into racial themes like cultural appropriation, tokenization and interracial dating.
In the film Megalyn Echikunwoke (Arrow) plays the president of a black sorority who is tasked with teaching one of the campus’ white sororities how to step for a charity competition. At first glimpse the film seems to be stepping into a can of worms — and had folks on Twitter up in arms, but the creators and cast told HipHollywood it isn’t about cultural appropriation but instead cultural exchange.
“There’s a strong political message, and there’s a lot of racial content,” said Nia Jervier. “But I think that the pill that may be difficult to swallow is dipped in honey, because it’s funny.”
What also helps is that producer/writers like Lena Waithe (Masters of None), Chuck Hayward (Dear White People) and Ben Cory Jones (Underground) are behind the project – so you know it’s woke.
“At the end of the day, Jamila the lead character in our minds she’s reaching over to show them a part of our culture. It doesn’t dilute our culture,” said Jones. ” And I love that we can take stepping and evolve that into issues of race and culture.”
Step Sisters begins streaming on Netflix January 20th.
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