Janelle Monae, Gary Clark Jr., Kanye, D’Angelo, Pearl Jam, DMC, To Appear In Documentary By Ron Howard

Janelle Monae Photo Still Rap-Up.com

Janelle Monae, Kanye West, Gary Clark Jr. D'Angelo, Pearl Jam, Skrillex, Run D.M.C. and more will be in "Made In America" which will be directed by Ron Howard. The film is produced by Jay Z, Brian Grazer, and Ron Howard.

The movie premieres this Friday October 11th on Showtime at 9 P.M.

Gary Clark Jr.  Photo: Latisha Alsys For Drfunkenberry.com

Clark will also be on The Queen Latifah Show this Wednesday October 9th (Yes, she has a show and is killing in the ratings) and Gary will also be returning to the Late Show With David Letterman on November 7th.

"Made In America" captures Jay Z uniting the biggest names in music - including Clark, D'Angelo, Janelle Monáe, Pearl Jam, Skrillex, Run-D.M.C., Kanye West - to perform at a star-studded, multi-genre, two-day "Made in America" festival in Philadelphia. The film chronicles the inspirational event, which emphasizes "the diversity of musical genres that appeal to today's youth, the cultural heterogeneity of the festival's target audience - and, perhaps most important, the myriad possibilities for success that exist for those willing to do the hard work of making dreams come true," as Variety put it in its review.

Nice to see Janelle and Gary getting some shine on this.-DocFB

Diagnosis: Pretty impressive that Ron Howard is behind this. Perhaps more films like this will be made now?


Justin Timberlake & Jimmy Fallon Do History Of Rap Part 2 Watch Now!

They did it.  Again.  Justin Timberlake was on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to promote his new movie "Friends With Benefits" which opens this Friday night.  While on, they did the "History Of Rap Part 2" and it was great.

It included N.W.A., Rob Base, Salt n Pepa, Vanilla Ice, Cypress Hill, DMX, Nelly, 50 Cent, Outkast, DJ Khaled, Lil Wayne, Cali Swag District, Rick Ross, and Biz Markie along with others.

Check out the clip above for the History of Rap Part 2. We included part 1 below as well. It is funny and very cool. 

Justin and Jimmy did it again!-Dr.FB

Diagnosis:  Fallon  & Timberlake Killing It Again!


Eminem: Run DMC, “Two Turntables And A Microphone, That’s All It Took To Change The World”



Eminem stepped out in front an audience for the first time in, what seems like  an eternity to induct Run DMC into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 4th.  Hey M&M why so much black?  No!!! You can never be a member of Run DMC, take the hat off.  So Really,  What are you trying to hide?  Humm...is that why we haven't seen yo' a** in a while?  You been dunkin' the donuts? 

Run DMC is the second Rap/hip hop act to be inducted,  Grand Master Flash was inducted in 2007, both groups coming straight from Queens.

"Two turntables and a microphone, that's all it took to change the world.  Three kings from Queens made rap music in the b-boy stance a global phenomenon", Eminem said of the group members, Joseph "Reverend Run" Simmons,  Darryl McDaniels, and  DJ Jason (Jam Master Jay) Mizell.

Run DMC dominated the Hip Hop World in the late 80's and early 90's.  So, where is Run DMC now?  Simmons is now Rev. Run and has a hit Reality show, McDaniels raps/ Deejay's under D.M.C, and  sadly Jam Master Jay was shot to death in a Queens recording studio in October 2002.  The 2002 shooting is still unsolved.

It's nice to see Eminem out and about.  Is he getting ready to tour again?  Will his new CD be as bangin' as the first one?  I hope it's his hottest yet...and btw, before I forget, he really needs to drop the black outift.  Is he a "K-FED" underneath it all?......OUCH


Eminem Will Induct Run-DMC Into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame

Eminem / Universal Music Group


Eminem / Universal Music Group

Eminem / Universal Music Group

Marshall Bruce Mathers III, aka Slim Shady, aka Eminem will induct rap legends Run-DMC into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 4 this year. 

Eminem will join other presenters Jimmy Page, Flea, Smokey Robinson, and Ron Wood at the ceremonies in Cleveland, Ohio. Slim's been pretty quiet of late, but that's about to change. His next album, Relapse is set to be released May 19.


2009 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Hopefulls

Dont Hate The Name. Respect The Game.
Dont Hate The Name. Respect The Game.

Don't Hate The Name. Respect The Game.

Run D.M.C., Metallica, The Stooges, Jeff Beck, Wanda Jackson, Little Anthony and the Imperials, War, Bobby Womack, and  Chic are the 9 hopefuls to get into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.  Only 5 will get in. 

Chic, the Stooges and Jackson have been previously nominated.  The inductees will be announced in January with the ceremony taking place April 4th, 2009.  The ceremony will be returning to Cleveland and leaving New York behind.  For the first time ever, fans will be able to buy tickets to the event. -Dr.FB