“Slice” ft. Chance the Rapper

This past Tuesday, entertainment company A24 announced that they will soon release a feature film starring Chance the Rapper. Directed and written by Austin Vesely, the movie, titled “Slice,” was reportedly shot and produced in Chicago in the summer of 2016. In regards to the cast, the trailer reveals that Atlanta star Zazie Beetz and Stranger Things star Joe Keery will be playing significant roles in the murder mystery thriller. According to Variety, the film “takes place in mysterious city, and centers around an enigmatic outlaw framed for a killing spree that targets unsuspecting pizza delivery boys.” Watch the trailer for the film below.

“Wall < Enter” Art Installation

In response to President Trump’s widely opposed immigration policies—specifically the proposed border wall—the Coalition of Hispanic Family Services’ Arts and Literacy program developed its own wall that features the artwork of over 1,300 students and families. The installation, titled “Wall < Enter,” conveys the enduring fear that immigrants have been consistently faced with throughout the beginning of Trump’s presidency. In this, the multifaceted installation highlights the hispanic community’s reaction to Trump’s proposed immigration policies through the use of music, video, light, images and monologues. Along with general fears within the hispanic community, the piece incorporates some personal immigration stories of the students and their families. All together, “Wall < Enter” offers a new, unique response to the anti-immigration policies that are crowding the White House today.

Photo via the Coalition for Hispanic Family Services

Photo via the Coalition for Hispanic Family Services

“House of Cards” Cancelled Following Allegations

Due to allegations claiming that actor Kevin Spacey made sexual advances toward “Star Trek” star Anthony Rapp in 1986, Netflix has announced that they will be putting an end to “House of Cards” after the upcoming sixth season. After BuzzFeed News broke the story on Sunday, Spacey took to Twitter to both claim that he didn’t remember the supposed incident, as well as announce that he is now choosing “to live as a gay man” from here on out. Critics saw this as an attempt by Spacey to draw attention away from the accusations asserted by Rapp. Spacey has played a huge role in the production of the award-winning series, serving as both an executive producer and the show’s star. Netflix released a statement on Monday reading, “Media Rights Capital and Netflix are deeply troubled by last night’s news concerning Kevin Spacey. In response to last night’s revelations, executives from both of our companies arrived in Baltimore this afternoon to meet with our cast and crew to ensure that they continue to feel safe and supported. As previously scheduled, Kevin Spacey is not working on set at this time.” See Spacey’s tweet below.

Surprise Drops

With the conclusion of October came two surprise drops from some of our favorite artists. On Monday, Offset, 21 Savage, and Metro Boomin’ released a surprise 10-track project called Without Warning. The same day, Skepta dropped a new 6-track EP titled Vicious. The EP features A$AP Rocky, A$AP Nast, Lil B, and the Section Boyz. Listen to the two projects below.

by Sabrina Ghantous