Wu-Tang: An American Saga is greatly inspired by the real-life experiences of the group. Hulu’s Wu-Tang: An American Saga has become a go-to show for rap fanatics since its debut in September 2019. The main reason for this is that the Wu-Tang Clan have one of the most fascinating stories in hip-hop. So, with An American Saga coming to an end, here’s a breakdown of some of the questions viewers have had on what’s fact and fiction across the series’ two seasons (with third season moments to come once it releases). Fortunately, RZA is found not guilty, the verdict rejuvenating his desire to return to NYC and create the Wu-Tang Clan.
A Closer Look at the Women Directors of ‘Queen Sugar’ and the Mark They’re Making in Hollywood Robyn Mowatt Robyn Mowatt is a Staff Writer at Okayplayer where she…With Queen Sugar ending, we’re taking a closer look at the women directors Ava DuVernay selected to help her bring the show to life. Over the course of the past six years, Ava DuVernay’s Queen Sugar has thrived on TV. Without them, Queen Sugar would not be what it is: a beautiful and triumphant series centered on a Black family grappling with its legacy. Following its release in 2009, her short film Love Bug won multiple awards including Best Florida Short Film Award at the Jacksonville Film Festival, and the Audience Award at the Austin Film Festival. Choe’s feature film debut Nancy premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award.3 months ago Okayplayer
Grammys 2023: The Full List of Winners zo Zo is a staff writer at Okayplayer where he covers…Your real-time guide to all the winners at the 2023 Grammys ceremony, updated throughout the evening as the trophies roll out. Following a few years of less-than-conventional COVID-impacted programming, the 2023 Grammys ceremony is returning to a tried and true format. Fans can expect to see Lacy, Lizzo, Bad Bunny, Mary J. Blige, Sam Smith, and more, hit the stage tonight. We’ll have all the winners listed here in real-time as they are announced. Tune in to CBS or Paramount+ tonight at 8pm EST to watch the 2023 Grammys live and direct.1 month ago Okayplayer
2023 Grammy Nominations Full List: Beyoncé & Kendrick Lamar Might Do A Sweep Jaelani Turner-Williams Jaelani Turner-Williams is a contributing news writer for Okayplayer with…On Tuesday, Kendrick Lamar, Beyoncé, Doja Cat, and more were announced as nominees for the 65th Annual Grammy Awards in 2023. On Tuesday (November 15), the Recording Academy announced its full list of nominees for the coveted music awards ceremony, including Pusha T, Kendrick Lamar, and more. The 2023 nominations come seven months since the 2022 Grammy Awards, which included show-stopping performances from Nas, Silk Sonic, Jon Batiste, Lil Nas X with Jack Harlow, H.E.R. While Kendrick Lamar is the most nominated male artist — including his nom for Best Album (Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers) he received seven other nods, bringing his total of nominations to eight. Best Rap Album is stacked with some interesting contenders too.4 months ago Okayplayer
Anita Pointer, Founding Member of The Pointer Sisters, Has Died Jaelani Turner-Williams Jaelani Turner-Williams is a contributing news writer for Okayplayer with…Anita Pointer, longtime member of Oakland R&B and pop girl group The Pointer Sisters, died on Saturday at 74-years-old. Anita Pointer, founding member of legendary Grammy-winning R&B and pop group The Pointer Sisters, died on Saturday (December 31) at her Beverly Hills home following a lengthy battle with cancer. … Heaven is a more loving beautiful place with Anita there.”Anita Pointer of The Pointer Sisters has passed at the age of 74. https://t.co/QwP03EaLGA pic.twitter.com/V7VOIFWkgu — The Pointer Sisters (@PointerOfficial) January 1, 2023The second of oldest of four sisters, Anita initially started the group as a duo in 1969. The following year, The Pointer Sisters were awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. #RIP Anita Pointer, 74 Let's never forget, that as part of the Pointer Sisters, she also taught us to count.2 months ago Okayplayer