Heated hip-hop track with flexing sonic muscle.
Actor, dancer, singer-songwriter Keiynan Lonsdale recently dropped the music video for "Rainbow Dragon," a sizzling R&B/hip-hop track.Along with amassing millions of Spotify streams, Lonsdale won best kiss at the MTV Music Awards, and appeared in ABC's Dance Academy, CW's The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, The Divergent Series: Insurgent, The Finest Hours, and Love, Simon.
Originally from Australia, now hanging out in L.A., Lonsdale's "Rainbow Dragon" brims with seductive R&B textures riding an infectious rhythmic pulse formed by a thumping bassline. Lonsdale's voice, full of passion and suave flavors, infuses the lyrics with added meaning.
The video, directed by Chris Coats, shows Lonsdale emerging from his shell, going from plain outfits to dazzling attire, ending up as a radiant rainbow dragon. As his transformation takes place, he knocks his critics in a fierce rapping flow: "All them bullies made me strong while they talking trash / Now I'm God and I show 'em how to make it clap."
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Using a Black dialect isn't a meme—it's cultural appropriation.
As Black Lives Matter protests have rightfully taken the world by storm over the past couple of months, we're long overdue for thorough evaluations of just how often aspects of Black heritage have been co-opted by white audiences.
It should be obvious that much of fashion and music as we know it today was invented by Black people. We (hopefully) all know by now that we can no longer accept Blackface and use of the n-word by non-Black people as the norm—and Internet users have tried "canceling" offenders in the public eye, with varying degrees of success.
MARCH 16TH-18TH | Romance and thrillers and more coming to a theatre near you
Unconventional love stories are making their way to the forefront of the movie scene this weekend.
In Popdust's column, Box Office Breakdown, we aim to inform you of the top flicks to check out every weekend depending on what you're in the mood to enjoy. Looking to laugh? What about have your pants scared off? Maybe just need a little love? Whatever the case may be, we have it.
Take a peek at our top picks for this week...