Director Dave Caplan’s directorial debut chronicles the life of this lyricist and producer who wrote for NWA and Dr. Dre, co-founded Death Row Records, mentored Snoop Dogg, and left his mark on HipHop culture forever. He goes by the name DOC. – Review by Luis De Leon.
QUEEN OF THE DESERT is Director Mary Ann Rotondi’s creative endeavor to make a movie commentary about what she believed are the dynamic social and political forces menacing this country, writes the WORD’s Luis De Leon. Rotondi, who won Best Woman Directed Short at the 2022 Poppy Jasper International Film Festival, uses two characters of different gender, ethnicity, personal values as well as social and political mores to express her point of view that the power of people’s shared humanity can ameliorate the centrifugal forces she believes are tearing away at America.
In other words, people living in the United States of America need to empathize more with people who don’t appear to be like them.
Nashville based indie pop artist Morgan Isaac Karr, better known by his nom de plume morgxn, is on tour for his Meridian [extended edition LP], which was recently released. His Catchy heart wrenching hooks, huge vocal performances and messages of hope and despair should have listeners reflecting on on their lives. – Review by Luis De Leon.