Beyoncé breaks barriers with gender-neutral Ivy Park X Adidas collaboration

Carlie Beard | Arts and Entertainment Editor Queen Bey has done it again. Her athletic/fitness brand Ivy Park, has collaborated with one of the largest sports brands in the world, Adidas. The new collection dropped on January 17th, leaving the BeyHive in a full-on frenzy. The new line which is branded on being neutral is selling out everywhere at popular retailers. Such as Footlocker, Nordstrom and online at Adidas.com. However, this is not Beyoncé first rodeo in the fashion game. In 2006, Beyonceé released her denim brand catered to curvy women called “House of Deréon”. This was the “Drunk in … Continue reading Beyoncé breaks barriers with gender-neutral Ivy Park X Adidas collaboration

HU alumnus B Smoove releases his new music single, “Forever”

Anisa Saigo | Staff Writer Photo Credit: B Smoove Hampton University alumnus Brandon Monroe, also known as B Smoove, just released one of the hottest music singles to kick off the new year: “Forever,” written and produced through Monroe’s company Bsmoove Productions. BsmooveProductions, LLC was founded in October 2016. The Hampton Script recently had a chance to chat with B Smoove, and here’s what he had to say. How did you get started doing music? I was an athlete growing up, and I played football in high school. Unfortunately, I sustained four head injuries during my sophomore year, which ultimately … Continue reading HU alumnus B Smoove releases his new music single, “Forever”

Zendaya crowned “Woman of the Year” by GQ Australia

Staff Writer: Alazja Kirk Zendaya is one of the last great talents to emerge from Disney’s youth ranks, according to GQ Australia. She has blossomed into a successful singer and actress, starring in No. 1 box-office films like Spider-Man while also proving her acting skills even more in HBO’s Euphoria. Earlier this fall, she took her TommyXZendaya collection to New York Fashion Week — where her Euphoria co-stars were ready to cheer her on. As a result, GQ Australia named the 23-year-old actress, fashion designer, role model and activist “Woman of the Year.” Through her busy schedule and accomplishments, Zendaya … Continue reading Zendaya crowned “Woman of the Year” by GQ Australia

Martin Scorsese does it again with The Irishman

Staff Writer: Barry Jones Director Martin Scorsese rounded up a star-studded cast of Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci for The Irishman, released Nov. 27 on Netflix. The film is a narrative that follows the story of Frank Sheeran (De Niro) and his relationship with the prolific union leader Jimmy Hoffa (Pacino). The film is based on the book I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt. This story is based on real individuals and it surprisingly features a lot of historically accurate information about the Buffalino crime family. Sheeran, the narrator and protagonist, details his growth from a … Continue reading Martin Scorsese does it again with The Irishman

Does Frozen 2 live up to its predecessor?

Staff Writer: Alton Worley II Remember 2013, when Disney’s Frozen was first released? Well, it is now six years later, and Disney has now released Frozen 2. It would be an understatement to say that the first Frozen film created a phenomenon all around the world with its award-winning soundtrack and the movie itself winning Best Animated Feature Film at the 2014 Academy Awards and the 2014 Golden Globes. The movie also broke the record for the highest-grossing animated film in the box office in 2014, making $1.29 billion globally in its entire theatrical run and is now listed as … Continue reading Does Frozen 2 live up to its predecessor?

Gabrielle Union calls out NBC’s America’s Got Talent for hostile work environment

Staff Writer: Andi McCloud Gabrielle Union’s termination from her job as judge on Season 15 of America’s Got Talent has sparked an investigation by the SAG-AFTRA performers union and the NBC network. The investigation was opened Dec. 3 after a five-hour meeting with NBC network executives and Union to further “express my unfiltered truth,” Union said in a Twitter post after the meeting. “I led with transparency and my desire and hope for real change.” Following the news of her firing from the show a little more than two weeks ago, multiple reports came out that Union had spoken out … Continue reading Gabrielle Union calls out NBC’s America’s Got Talent for hostile work environment

COMPELLING CONTENT: The Success of Amir Windom

Staff Writer: Anisa Saigo Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications on Nov. 29 had the pleasure of welcoming Amir Windom, a top entertainment executive and visionary of today’s culture. Windom has served roles as an A&R executive and creative director, as well as making history with an impressive list of the industry’s biggest entertainers such as Kanye West, Pharell Williams, Bruno Mars and Trey Songz. Windom earned Grammy Awards for film soundtracks that have reach gold and platinum status. This Atlanta native has used his creative ad marketing strategies to oversee major film and TV shows such … Continue reading COMPELLING CONTENT: The Success of Amir Windom

Hampton University student poll produces list of top 10 music producers of all time

Barry Jones | Staff Writer Photo Credit: Unsplash User Saso Tusar It’s been virtually impossible to not see the amount of hip-hop-oriented lists that have floated around the internet for the past four months. Lists comprised of hip-hop fans’ opinions of the “Top 50” rappers of all time have been the catalyst for an age-old debate among younger hip-hop fans. The Brew Podcast started the mayhem back in August when they released their list of the top 50 rappers alive. The list stirred up tons of controversy and started a conversation about the top 50 emcees. It’s quite interesting how … Continue reading Hampton University student poll produces list of top 10 music producers of all time

“Pops”: John Witherspoon’s timeless character

Andi McCloud | Staff Writer John Witherspoon, a beloved actor and comedian best known as the character Willie Jones in the movie Friday, died at age 77 on Oct. 29 in his Southern California home. Witherspoon is survived by his wife, two sons and “a large family,” his family said in a statement to CNN. “It is with the deepest sorrow that we can confirm our beloved husband and father, John Witherspoon, one of the hardest working men in show business, died today at his home in Sherman Oaks at the age of 77,” the statement said. “We are all … Continue reading “Pops”: John Witherspoon’s timeless character

Movie review: Don’t miss Queen & Slim

Alton Worley II | Staff Writer Photo Credit: Unsplash User Dmjdenise African-American films in recent years have made their mark in Hollywood, from Jordan Peele’s Get Out to Us, these movies have shaken up society and started a conversation. Queen & Slim, from the minds of Emmy Award winner Lena Waithe and Grammy Award winner Melina Matsoukas, is no different. According to queenandslim.com: “While on a forgettable first date together in Ohio, a black man (Daniel Kaluuya of Get Out) and a black woman (Jodie Turner-Smith, in her first starring feature-film role), are pulled over for a minor traffic infraction. The situation escalates, with … Continue reading Movie review: Don’t miss Queen & Slim