Victor Cruz was an unlikely NFL star. He received no Division 1-A scholarship offers, twice was kicked out of UMass and was an undrafted free agent. E:60′s Rachel Nichols reports on how Super Bowl receiver Victor Cruz overcame the odds.
On Thanksgiving, fans will get a peek into the making of one of Michael Jackson‘s classic albums, “Bad.”
In celebration of the full-length’s 25th anniversary, ABC will premiere Spike Lee’s documentary, “Michael Jackson: BAD25,” on Thursday, November 22 at 9:30 pm EST.
As seen in the 60-second preview above, exclusively premiered on ABC’s The View, Lee chronicles the making of the 1987 album, music videos, and the King of Pop’s legendary “Bad” tour. (Via…)
Sample This is an upcoming documentary that focuses on the history behind one of the greatest and most sampled breaks in Hip-Hop, and the people involved that created it and the album it appears on, the Apache break by Michael Viner & The Incredible Bongo Band. Any true head should know and acknowledge how this one funky break, complete with organs, wah-wah guitar licks and off-the-chain bongo drumming – has paved the path Hip-Hop has taken. From Sugarhill Gang, to Grandmaster Flash, LL Cool J, Busy B, 2 Live Crew, Run DMC, Kool G Rap, Cypress Hill, The Roots, DJ Shadow and even Mick Jagger has sampled this perfectly crafted, massive song. Throw this on in a middle of a modern rap set and you’ll more than likely find a small circle of b-boys getting down to the funky sounds. Expect to hear jewels being dropped from Afrika Bambaataa and all-around-music-authority Questlove. (Via…)
There is no denying that the reach of social media has affected our planet, connecting individuals at a pace and personal level that could never have been predicted. KONY 2012, a year long project created by Invisible Children, intends to use this revolutionary social tool to spread the word and make known Joseph Kony, the leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in Uganda. For over 20 years, Kony has abducted children and forced them into warfare to serve his own motivation for power. The purpose of the KONY 2012 campaign is simply to make him famous, not so that he may be celebrated, but because the idea that knowledge is power. If the world is aware of his agenda, we will be motivated to stop him. Throughout this exceptionally compelling and well made 30 minute video, director Jason Russell narrates and tells the story of how he got involved with this crisis and how he feels a new precedent for international justice can be set if the word is spread about Joseph Kony, eventually leading to his arrest. The video and the project will expire December 31, 2012. For more information, watch the above video and head to the KONY 2012 site here.