Throwback: Portrait-Here We Go Again

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SZA, James Franco & Kate McKinnon SNL Promo

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Datari Turner’s A Boy. A Girl. A Dream Selected For 2018 Sundance Film Festival

Datari Turner Productions’ A Boy. A Girl. A Dream has been selected for the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.  Qasim Basir is the director of the film that stars Omari Hardwick, Megan Good, Jay More »

Throwback: Portrait-Here We Go Again

Portrait was one of the many well-oiled male R&B groups of the ’90s.  They were heavily influenced by New Jack Swing and soul music from the ’80s. “Here We Go Again” sampled Michael Jackson’s “I Can’t Help It,” Digital Underground’s “The Humpty Dance” and Public Enemy’s “Bring The Noise” to blend the brawniness of hip-hop with Portrait’s smooth voices. Their 1992 self-titled debut is considered one of the last New Jack Swing albums of the era but they also receive credit for being at the beginning of the neo-soul period. Portrait had three albums in the ’90s and independently released Share My Love in 2005. Their career was brief like so many of the groups at the time but “Here We Go Again” is a reminder of everything good about the ’90s and the extinct R&B group.

 

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Sza Performs The Weekend & Love Galore On SNL

Watch Sza perform “The Weekend” and “Love Galore” with a new verse on her Saturday Night Live debut.

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SZA, James Franco & Kate McKinnon SNL Promo

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Datari Turner’s A Boy. A Girl. A Dream Selected For 2018 Sundance Film Festival

Datari Turner Productions’ A Boy. A Girl. A Dream has been selected for the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.  Qasim Basir is the director of the film that stars Omari Hardwick, Megan Good, Jay Ellis and Kenya Barris. The story is a romantic drama that takes place during the 2016 election night and it will be featured in the NEXT category films that an “innovative, forward-thinking approach to storytelling.”

A Boy. A Girl. A Dream is Turner’s sixth film to go to the festival. Previous films include Salvation Boulevard (2011), Another Happy Day (2011), Luv (2012), Ten Thousand Saints (2015) and Gook which won the 2017 NEXT Audience Award.

Turner is excited to return to Sundance and happy with the stories he’s been able to help bring to life.

“I am thrilled to be returning to Sundance to present a film that I wholeheartedly believe will inspire audiences to pursue their dreams. “I’ve dedicated my career to producing unique stories that are told from a variety of perspectives. I’m proud of A Boy. A Girl. A Dream and the story that Qasim brought to life.”

The producer created the Growing Up Hip Hop franchise and cast Common in his first lead role (Luv). He also gave actors Ryan Destiny and Michael Rainey Jr. their big screen debuts.

Omari Hardwick and Megan Good are two of the executive producers and onscreen they are people who inspire each other to reclaim their dreams in the midst of the biggest political night of the year.

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