Photographers Re-imagine Classic Films With Black Women In Lead Roles [PHOTOS]

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Black folks can’t be a part of every TV show and movie, but if you could pop some color into some classic films, what would it look like? Senegalese photographer Omar Victor Diop and French-American photog Antoine Tempé found out for us in their new project, ONOMOllywood. The two photographers are based out of Dakar and they teamed up with hotel group Onomo International to put together a photo project that started out simple enough–it was just to feature the group’s hotels and some of the rooms in a unique way. Diop and Tempé decided to make the topic about American and French films, classic ones, but would flip it by re-enacting scenes with black models. The scenes that were shot were set in Dakar and Abidjan in Senegal and the Ivory Coast. There are 20 images that are being shared in exhibits around Africa, including in Dakar and Abidjan, as well as in Libreville (in Gabon) until May…



Joe Budden just can’t get enough of those reality TV cameras… If you were a diehard Slaughterhouse fan cringing at the Joe Budden struggle during this season of Love And Hip-Hop, then you’re being offered a worthy consolation. The four-man rap group, also consisting of Crooked I, Joell Ortiz and Royce Da 5’9″, stopped in to MTV’s RapFix Live to tell Sway Calloway that they’re launching a new reality battle rap show titled The Road to Total Slaughter. Its premise will pit eight MCs–Dizaster, Math Hoffa, Daylyt, Arsonal, Cortez, Marv Won, Big T and Aye Verb–into one house as they try to kill each other with the flow, opposed to their presence.

“Battle rap is the talk in every street and every barber shop,” said Joe Budden. “People are really engulfed and seem to be in tune with what these young brothers have to say in the lyrics they’re putting out there…”



Many would say that Migos are an acquired taste, but one thing we can all agree on is that the trio consistently release new music. Their latest track is titled “Get Down,” and features Atlanta’s own Gucci Mane. This tune is very much in the same vein as what we’ve become accustomed to hearing from Quavo, Offset, and Takeoff. Migos proverbially mask up, and it’s clear that they mean business over the burly trap beat.

“Do you want me to put a price tag on your head n***a?/ Do you want to go find out where you laying n***a?” serves as the gritty chorus…




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