New documentary for Michael Jackson’s fans
Michael Jackson’s estate are set to release a new documentary, titled ‘Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall’, alongside a reissue of his 1979 LP ‘Off the Wall’ produced by Quincy Jones.
The new package will feature Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
The Spike Lee-directed film puts together a wide range of archival material, personal videos as well as interviews with family members and today’s musicians to give an insight into Michael’s journey from his Motown roots to the release of his fifth studio album.
The album also features some of the star’s most popular tunes including Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough, which scored him his first number one track in the United States as well as his first Grammy Award.
Other hit singles off the album including Rock With You, the titular track Off the Wall and a fan favourite, She’s Out of My Life.
The original release of the album also marked the first time a solo artist had four singles from the same LP peak within the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100.
Michael Jackson’s Off the Wall (CD/DVD/Blu-Ray) will be released on Sony Music Entertainment on 26 February 2016 and is available for pre-order now.
Michael Jackson ‘Off the Wall’ (CD/DVD/Blu-Ray) full track listing:
1. Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough
2. Rock With You
3. Workin’ Day And Night
4. Get On The Floor
5. Off The Wall
7. She’s Out Of My Life
8. I Can’t Help It|
9. It’s The Falling In Love
10. Burn This Disco Out
Danai Gurira cast as Tupac Shakur’s mother
The Walking Dead star, Danai Gurira will play Tupac Shakur’s mother in the upcoming biopic All Eyez on Me. Gurira, who plays Michonne on The Walking Dead, will join the film already in production in Atlanta.
Gurira plays a complex woman. A political activist and member of the Black Panthers, Afeni Shakur raised her son to be a voracious reader with a political awareness that informed his development as a street poet. The film covers Tupac’s rise to stardom as a hip-hop artist and actor, as well as his imprisonment and prolific, controversial stint at Death Row Records, where he was steeped in the East Coast/West Coast rap war. It took a long time for this film to make it to the start line.
The film follows Tupac’s life story, from his “rise to stardom”. The prolific artist was killed during a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas in 1996. All Eyez on Me is directed by Benny Boom and produced by James G. Robinson, David Robinson, and LT Hutton.
Demetrius Shipp Jr. will play Tupac himself, with Jamal Woolard stepping in as east coast rapper Biggie Smalls. Woolard also played Biggie in the 2009 film Notorious. The film is set to be released in 2016.