In a few days it will finally arrive: Furious 7, the latest and biggest installment of the Fast & Furious franchise. And while the death of series star Paul Walker does put a damper on some of the excitement, this is still a great time to celebrate one of Hollywood’s most reliable and inventive franchises. In 15 years, Fast & Furious has evolved from a simple B-movie about a couple of street racers to an international crime epic spanning multiple continents and dozens of characters.
Tupac Shakur was a complicated man: he had the world at his feet while carrying its weight on his shoulders, he was a thug menace to some and an inspirational poet to others, a commercial titan who chafed at the notion of bringing money into a white-owned record label system. The legendary rapper’s life was marked by inner conflict until it was tragically cut short in a 1996 drive-by shooting, leaving him dead on the pavement at 25 years old. Though the gifted M.C. was taken from us far too soon (God, imagine what Tupac’s midlife-crisis album would’ve sounded like) he left behind a stirring life story just begging for a biopic.
A Biggie documentary is officially in the works.
A look back at five rides we wanted so bad as kids, and we would love just as much right now.
If you do indeed believe that Tupac Shakur was assassinated in a drive-by shooting back in 1996, then the upcoming biopic All Eyez on Me will be a fine tribute to a singularly gifted lyricist and force for positive social change. If you have opened your eyes to the Illuminati conspiracy, however, then this film represents yet another propagandistic effort to obscure the fact that Tupac, Biggie Smalls, Eazy-E, Charizma and Big L currently bide their time in a subterranean lair beneath a ranch in Billings, Montana. #WakeUp #StayWoke #IlluminatiDreamz
If ever there were a time for President Obama to show his anger, Key & Peele’s Luther would be it. Watch the pair make their final appearance on The Daily Show, as Luther tries (and fails spectacularly) to keep his anger toward the new President-Elect in check.
A Tribe Called Quest honors Phife Dawg on 'SNL.'
Big news for hip-hop fans.
Benedict Cumberbatch may make for a Strange SNL host this weekend, but as everyone knows, next week might be the most in need of some levity. Thankfully, Dave Chappelle will answer that call in a rare TV appearance, hosting the followup outing with an equally exciting musical guest.
Tracy Morgan’s 2014 accident wrought much more immediate concerns than his FXX TV deal, but with the revered SNL alum and 30 Rock star officially back in rotation, Morgan is returning to past projects. TBS has officially snagged Morgan’s full series commitment with Jordan Peele for a new half-hour comedy.