Uptown Bourgeois is an arts, news, and culture blog created by New York-based freelance writer Jefferey Spivey. UB explores universal themes through a black, queer lens. 

Bourgeois Brief: Chance the Rapper Announces Talk with Pitchfork, Daniel Caesar Logs His First Hot 100 Hit, Dope Director Rick Famuyiwa Signs On For New Fantasy Project & More!

Bourgeois Brief: Chance the Rapper Announces Talk with Pitchfork, Daniel Caesar Logs His First Hot 100 Hit, Dope Director Rick Famuyiwa Signs On For New Fantasy Project & More!

Your daily dose of art, news, and pop culture headlines, and a signal boost for creators of color.

 

Pitchfork announces talk with Chance the Rapper

On Wednesday, Pitchfork announced the next installment of its “In Sight Out” series.  The March 5th talk will feature a conversation between Chance the Rapper and Adrienne Samuels Gibbs.  The event is open to the public and will be held at the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art. Tickets start at $20.  Head to Pitchfork to get yours.

Rick Famuyiwa signs on to write and direct Black Hole

Rick Famuyiwa, who helmed the cult film Dope, has signed on to write and direct the fantasy thriller Black Hole.  The film will be based on Charles Burns’ graphic novel of the same name.  The film will be distributed by New Regency and Plan B.  Get full details at Variety.

Wendell Pierce launches play, Some Old Black Man

Veteran character actor Wendell Pierce opens up to Vulture about his role in the play, Some Old Black Man.  The play centers around the relationship between a college professor and his sick father.  Pierce aims to appear in a film, TV show, and play each year.  Read his full interview here.

New Childish Gambino music on the way

Childish Gambino will reportedly debut new songs at a series of Pharos shows in New Zealand this November.  Pharos combines art and virtual reality for a unique experience.  Get more details at Pitchfork.

Daniel Caesar and Kali Uchis hit Billboard Singles chart for first time

Rising R&B stars Daniel Caesar and Kali Uchis just took their visibility to a whole new level.  Their duet “Get You” hit number 93, marking both singers’ first entry on the Billboard Hot 100.  It’s just the latest accolade for the song, which was nominated for Best R&B Performance at this year’s Grammys.  Get more info at Billboard.

 

Tidbits

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT…

Future drops new single, “ICWNT” [Pitchfork]

A look into the Mudbound screenplay [EW]

Kelela gives the Sims an R&B touch in her “Frontline” video [Pitchfork]

Atlanta Season 2 reviewed [Variety]

Rashida Jones in talks to revive 9 to 5 [Vulture]

 

Food for thought

Get Out is up for some of the biggest awards at Sunday’s Oscars ceremony but will it win? Sean Fennessey, of The Ringer, writes:

“Peele’s script isn’t just clever or trenchant—it’s cleverly trenchant. It rewards rewatchers. It creates a world, establishes characters, sets tension, releases with laughs and terror. It is what we talk about when we talk about movie magic. And it will be rewarded for that on Sunday.”

Read his full predictions here.

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Bourgeois Brief: Solange Talks Taking Her Time With Next Album, Talib Kweli Pens Essay About Free Speech, Hassan Minhaj Gets Netflix Talk Show & More!

Bourgeois Brief: Solange Talks Taking Her Time With Next Album, Talib Kweli Pens Essay About Free Speech, Hassan Minhaj Gets Netflix Talk Show & More!

Memphis Majic Director Eddie Bailey Talks About His Upcoming Jookin Documentary

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