1/30/18 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez SHORT FILM: NEW GEN – New Generation – The Film

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr

A short film focusing on life for black Britons, entitled NEW GEN. The sixteen minute clip is a mixture of acapella raps alongside dreamily-shot vignettes and scenes of London life. Continue reading

11/11/17 O&A NYC SATURDAY MORNING CONCERT: Paul Mooney- Jesus Is Black

Know Your History: Jesus Is Black; So Was Cleopatra, a 2007 stand-up comedy film starring comedian Paul Mooney and directed by Bart Phillips; was filmed live at The Laugh Factory. Continue reading

10/2/17 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: Weekend Update Trumps Response To San Juan’s Mayor And More

Weekend Update anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che tackle the week’s biggest news, including President Donald Trump’s poor response to Hurricane Maria. German Chancellor Angela Merkel (Kate McKinnon) stops by. Continue reading

9/18/17 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Bingo Long And The Traveling All Stars (Entire Film)

The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings is a 1976  comedic sports film about a team of enterprising Negro League baseball players in the era of racial segregation. The movie starred Billy Dee Williams, James Earl Jones and Richard Pryor. Directed by John Bedham the movie was produced by Berry Gordy for Motown Production and Rob Cohen for Universal Pictures. Continue reading

9/17/17 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Hezekiah Walker Every Praise (New Video)

In Every Praise, filmed flash-mob style at Birmingham’s Five Points South fountain, Walker and his friends make a joyful noise in Southside.  Continue reading


By Adewale Adekanbi Jr.

4:44 is the thirteenth studio album by  Jay Z. It was released on June 30, 2017 through Roc Nation. The album is produced by No I.D. with additional production from Jay-Z, as well as James Blake and Dominic Maker on the album’s physical bonus tracks. Continue reading

7/4/17 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Whitney Houston- Star Spangled Banner


Whitney Houston’s rendition of the Star Spangled Banner before the 1991 Super Bowl XXV in Tampa ranks among the most memorable of all-time. Houston’s talent and worldwide popularity due to the release of the film The Bodyguard buoyed the nation patriotism just after the onset of the Persian Gulf War. Released as a single (and re-released after the September 11th terrorist attacks) Houston donated all proceeds to charity. Continue reading