AHH Stray News: Hancock 2, Snoop, Queen Latifah, Dilla

The sequel to the Will Smith helmed blockbuster Hancock has started to take shape. According to reports, Columbia recently hired writers Adam Fierro and Glen Mazzara to write the plot for Hancock 2, although details about the sequel are being kept secret. Fierro and Mazzara are working with director Peter Berg and Will Smith himself to pen the sequel, which will be a continuation of the original flick. Fierro has written and produced episodes of The Shield, 24 and Dexter, while Mazzara has written for Life and The Shield. At press time a confirmed release date was not available for Hancock 2.

 

Snoop Dogg is in Moscow tonight (August 26), where he will give a show to thousands of Russian fans. Snoop is slated to appear at the Black Star, a club on top of the Yevropeisky Mall. The club is owned by one of Russia’s most popular rappers, Timati. Snoop, who recently recorded a song with Timati earlier this year, is expected to perform hits from his catalog, in addition to new selections from his upcoming album Malice in Wonderland.

 

According to reports, rapper/actress Queen Latifah is in negotiations to star in a film about the life of Madam CJ Walker. Producers Michael Kimbrew and Craig Ross Jr. recently licensed the rights to Walker’s life from A’Lelia Bundles, a relative of Walker’s who authored the book On Her Own Ground, The Life and Times of Madam CJ Walker. Walker was born in 1867 and rose through the post-reconstruction era after the Civil War to create her own African-American owned cosmetic company, the Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company. Walker, who has her own stamp, is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the first female millionaire who earned her own fortune.

 

The third installment of Dillanthology tribute series is set to hit stores next month. On the latest and final part of the tribute series, a collection of tracks from J. Dilla’s solo albums and the Jaylib album with Madlib are highlighted. The 15-track album is due in stores October 13 on Rapster Records. Dillanthology 3: Dilla’s Productions features guest appearances by D’Angelo, Common, Black Thought, Guilty Simpson and others. A full track listing is below:

1. J Dilla- WorkinOnIt 2. Jay Dee- Pause 3. Jaylib- Raw Shit 4. J Dilla- Nothing Like This 5. J Dilla- Anti-American Graffiti 6. J Dilla- Glamour Sho75 (09) 7. J Dilla- Won’t Do 8. J Dilla- Baby feat. Madlib & Guilty Simpson 9. Jaylib- The Red (INST) 10. Jay Dee- It’s Like That 11. Jay Dee- Off Ya Chest 12. J Dilla- Crushin’ (Yeeeaah!) 13. J Dilla- Reality Check feat. Black Thought 14. Jay Dee- Featuring Phat Kat 15. J Dilla- So Far To Go feat. Common & D’Angelo

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