Get On Up

The Godfather of Soul gets the big screen treatment with “Get On Up,” which follows James Brown from his humble beginnings to becoming one of the most iconic figures in American music history. Must Watch: What Chadwick Boseman Found In James Brown’s Closet [EXCLUSIVE] Far from having an idyllic Cosby-esque existence, Brown’s childhood years were fraught […]

Bringing an eccentric and larger than life icon like James Brown to film can be a daunting task for even the most talented of actors, but Chadwick Boseman was more than ready for the challenge. Boseman, who lit up the screen in last year’s “42,”  shows he’s more than a one-trick pony with an electrifying performance […]

They say you should never meet your idols because you’ll be disappointed, but anybody who met James Brown knows that old adage is a lie. Producers/DJs Pete Rock and DJ Scratch reflected on their first introduction to the Godfather of Soul and how he continues to inspire generations years after his passing. Pete Rock tried […]

If your mandate as an MC is to “Move The Crowd” there is no better tool to have in your musical arsenal than a segment of the Godfather of Soul’s sonic fabric. Whether it’s his frantic percussion, a horn stab, trance-inducing bass or one of his signature Gospel-flavored wails, James Joseph Brown, Jr. remains one […]