Is There Still Magic in Magic Mike XXL?

I must it admit I was very skeptical about seeing this movie. I’ve never been to a male strip club and the idea of a male stripper movie  is a bit corny to me. Yes I do adore the oh so handsome Channing Tatum and Joe Manganiello (like every other woman), I mean they are built like Greek Gods. I did enjoy the first film, but I must say there is still Magic in Magic Mike XXL and worth every penny.

The dancing was amazing, like Channing Tatum would ever disappoint us lol. But in this film he does get some help from some very chocolatey brothers, and some surprise cameos you may enjoy.  Some of you may be wondering what Donald Glover (Childish Gambino) is doing in the film, relax he’s not a stripper but he does add some musical value to the movie. The music was so on point it was crazy, you will definitely hear some favorites from R.Kelly, 112, Jeremih, and Ginuwine. The moves were definitely R&B and Hip Hop inspired and how can you not love that ladies?

Yes there is plenty eye candy and titillating moments in this movie, but there is a point and theme to the story line. This group of male strippers had all individually failed in some shape or form in life, as well as misfortune but came together to reach a goal collectively.  They were able to overcome adversity help each other out and be successful.  Another recurring theme was self-esteem, self love and believing in ones self. The only problem with the self esteem premise in this movie is it says that only men complete women. Or only men can give you back your confidence and your self esteem. Le Sigh, all that aside the movie was thoroughly entertaining, sensual, steamy, salacious, and hilarious.

Magic Mike XXL hits theaters nationwide July 1st

 

-Victoria B. (@UnabashedlyTori)

Childish Gambino is the Voice of the First Black Spiderman

Marvel’s most popular superhero is swinging by for a new season and he’s a black rapper/singer..

Childish Gambino is set to voice the teen aged spiderman, Miles Morales, in upcoming series Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors. 

Brian Bendis, writer and co-creator of new animated Spider man series, explained to the Daily News the reason for the superhero’s race change:

Many kids of color who, when they were playing superheroes with their friends, their friends wouldn’t let them be Batman or Superman, because they don’t look like those heroes but they could be Spider-Man because anyone could be under the mask.

Talk about progression.

The series is set to premiere Sunday, August 31st on Disney XD.

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Childish Gambino Has A New Show On FX, And Is Snubbed At The Grammys

“NBC is not the only thing I’m comin on tonight.”

No Grammy award for Childish Gambino this year, but with a TV Show in the works, he may be on the way to joining Drake as Hip Hop’s second resident emcee/actor.

Gambino’s recently dropped the  S T N M T N (Stone Mountain, Atlanta) mixtape, which follows Glover as he dreams of running Atlanta. As the mixtape reaches its conclusion, and Glover gets closer to awakening from his fantasy, he rhymes,

“They want the old Bino, so they try to rewind, the new Bino’s too ahead of his time” –Childish Gambino, Candler Road

Gambino’s new TV Show “Atlanta” is slated to premiere this year on FX, maybe his dream isn’t too far from becoming a reality. The show will ideally give Childish the platform to establish himself outside of 140 characters and a mixtape.

Nevertheless, Glover’s profile has certainly heightened since the release of Because the Internet, resulting in a nomination for Best Rap Album this year. But hip hop fans have likely given up on the Grammy’s as a true measure of an artist’s work, a Childish Gambino win for Best Rap Album over Iggy Azalea’s The New Classic would’ve been a historical moment for the category. But older, out of touch Academy Voting Members voted “The Marshall Mathers LP 2” the winner for the category. Following last years upset over Macklemore’s win, it would’ve been triumphant to see the award go to an album as innovative in its execution, scope, and vision as Because the Internet. Whether he deserved it or not is of no matter. It was just a joy to see an album like Because The Internet nominated in the first place. And not winning a Grammy might be at this point a sign of having a great album — at least in Hip Hop —so there.

Syed Mikhail Hussain is fan of all things NYC and Hip Hop. Winner of the sperm race back in ’89. He does a weekly basketball podcast. Follow him on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter at @swishthis.

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Childish Gambino & The Weeknd Headline The Rolling Stone x Google Play Pre-Grammy Party

Google Play and Rolling Stone kicked off Grammy Week at the legendary El Rey theater in Los Angeles.

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Drake, Childish Gambino, Iggy Azalea & More Read Their “Mean Tweets” On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

Part 2 of Jimmy Kimmel‘s hilarious “Mean Tweets” segment has arrived, and as expected, it’s hilarious. Last year, he rounded up guys like Pharrell, Big Sean and more to read the not-so-nice things the internet had to say about them, and it birthed this hilarious picture set of Big Sean that, to this day, is continuously meme’d on Instagram and Twitter.

big sean mean tweet

 

Watch the above clip which features Drake being told that he looks like Voldemort with hair, and Childish Gambino dishing out credit to whoever said he looks like he tried to give himself a blowjob. Pure comedy.