It's a quiet #NewMusicFriday, but there remains plenty of fantastic new music if you look closely.
On a relatively quiet New Music Friday, a slew of under appreciated acts seized the moment and released compelling work.
On a magnetic new release from hip-hop veteran Sy Ari Da Kid, the emcee experimented with R&B and charted new territory, and 13-year-old prodigy YNW Bslime returned with a carefree freestyle. Meanwhile, Young Thug protege Lil Keed started the next chapter of his explosive career, and Newark rapper TSU Surf released a fantastic new project with an eclectic range of features. Here are the underground releases that deserve your attention.
The classic He-Man meme video stands the test of time as an iconic example of queer-coded art.
In December of 2005, Brokeback Mountain shifted queer-coded cinema into the mainstream.
Prior to 2005, "New Queer Cinema"––a term coined by film scholar B. Ruby Rich in Sight & Sound to define the queer-themed independent film movement, which focused on rejecting heteronormativity and concentrated on LGBTQ protagonists––existed on the fringe of the film world. It's worth noting that while the movement primarily refers to the boom in independent LGBTQ films from 1992 onwards, queer cinema existed for many years prior, albeit without a proper name. But regardless of nomenclature, New Queer Cinema was typically designated for niche audiences, relegated to arthouse showings at best.
There's a big problem with the trailer for Morbius, Sony's upcoming Marvel outing that is definitely not part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe even though it has Michael Keaton reprising his role as Vulture (please let us keep our license, Disney!).
See if you can spot it.
MORBIUS - Teaser Trailer www.youtube.com
If you answered, "Sampling Beethoven's 'Für Elise' to line up with blue-tinted action shots is the absolute lowest effort, brain-dead attempt to signify 'gothic vampire movie' in the entire history of movie trailers," you're correct, but that's still not the biggest problem with Morbius. No, the biggest problem is that Morbius is played by Jared Leto.