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Issa Rae and LaKeith Stanfield to Star In Upcoming Romantic Drama 'The Photograph'

We're always here for a black love story.

Issa Rae and LaKeith Stanfield are giving us something major to look forward to.

Adding to their already growing list of upcoming projects, the actors will star in the upcoming romantic drama, The Photograph, reports Variety.

Details remain scarce, but according to Variety, the film—which will be directed by Stella Meghie, with Will Packer handling production—"centers on intertwining love stories in the past and present."

We're excited to see more black love on screen, especially with this stellar pairing. The film has officially began prodution, as Meghie shared a photo yesterday on Twitter from the first day of shooting.


Rae will star in the upcoming comedy "Little" starring 14-year-old Blackish star Marsai Martin and Regina Hall, which is headed to theaters on April 12. She also has a sketch comedy show, featuring all black women in the works. Stanfield, who plays Darius in the critically-acclaimed television series Atlanta, is set to star in the Netflix series Someone Great next.



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Emile YX? Wants to 'Reconnect The String'

The father of South African hip-hop's latest book release is here to teach you about the culture.

As a father-figure in South African hip-hop, there's a lot Emile Lester Jansen, aka Emile YX?, knows. He'll also tell you, there's a lot he doesn't. But the knowledge Emile has gained, over his 3 decades in music, he's always tried to share with others. His latest project is no different. The Black Noise founder is working on a book that identifies the similarities between Bushmen expression and hip-hop, and how this knowledge can help empower anyone who has a love of the culture.

The book, which will be called Reconnect The String, comes on the back of this year's 21st anniversary of the African Hip Hop Indaba, one of the landmark hip hop events in Cape Town created by Emile, which has helped many an artist launch their career. As a teacher and a musician, he's long been involved in using hip hop to uplift communities—first through the seminal group Black Noise, founded in the late 1980s, with its rhymes rallying against Apartheid, and then through the Heal the Hood organization, a non-profit that grew out of the group's efforts to use its love of hip hop to fuel youth development initiatives in townships on the Cape Flats.

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