Locomotive Distribution Launches New Genre Shingle “Firebox” For The Film “You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Kills You”

Hi. This is Colleen Seldin from Locomotive Distribution. We’ve announced today that we’ve launched a genre label called FIREBOX and the first film under the new shingle will be “YOU’RE NOBODY ‘TIL SOMEBODY KILLS YOU“. And don’t forget, the movie premieres tomorrow night at WILLiFEST in Brooklyn! Here’s the press release about FIREBOX: Locomotive Distribution Read More »

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NYC Assemblyman Michael DenDekker in New Hip-Hop Horror Film

Attention New Yorkers. Take a close look at Michael DenDekker. Does he look familiar? You might know him as a prominent face in New York City politics. He’s currently the Assemblyman for Assembly District 34 in Queens (Jackson Heights, East Elmhurst and Woodside). But if you look DenDekker up on IMDB, you’ll see his name Read More »

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You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Kills You – Exclusive Scene [video]

We’re really excited to release this clip from our new movie “You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Kills You” from director Michael A. Pinckney. Michael shot Doug E. Fresh in the studio, and the rhyme was originally not recorded over music. What’s so cool about this scene is the original beat that was produced afterwards to the Read More »

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Ricardo Sarmiento: Cinematographer for YNTSKY

Ricardo Sarmiento has built a body of work that makes him increasingly recognized for his ability as both an artist and a professional. Born in Bogota, Colombia and since graduating New York City’s Hunter College‘s acclaimed film program, Sarmiento has spent the last 20 years infusing his career with breadth and depth.  From his work Read More »

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Getting to Know Al Thompson, The Actor Playing “Cipha” in YNTSKY

Playing the part of “Cipha” in Michael A. Pickney‘s film You’re Nobody ‘til Somebody Kills You is New York based actor, Al Thompson. A “Jack of all Trades,” Al Thompson wears the hats of actor, writer, producer, and director in his projects. Since entering the entertainment industry, Thompson has worked hard to experience success not Read More »

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Meet The Director: Michael A. Pinckney from YNTSKY

Michael A. Pinckney is the founder and managing director of Black Noise Media, a full service production house based in New York City. He got his start over twelve years ago under the tutelage of filmmaker Spike Lee and soon after joined The Director’s Guild of America. Pickney’s latest project is also his feature film Read More »

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Nashawn Kearse as “Manchild” in YNTSKY

Best known for his recurring roles on such TV hits as Desperate Housewives, Entourage, and The Sopranos—Nashawn Kearse is New York based actor of Stage, Television, and Film. He started his acting career with the City Kids repertory company with actors like Malik Yoba and Donald Faison. They performed everywhere from McDonald’s parking lots to Read More »

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YNTSKY Cast Profile: James McDaniel

Actor, James McDaniel, is one of the main characters in “Your’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Kills You.” You might recognize him from both film and TV. Here’s his bio below: For seven seasons, acclaimed stage, screen and television actor James McDaniel portrayed Lt. Arthur Fancy on legendary television series NYPD Blue. McDaniel recently completed shooting Bunker Read More »

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“YNTSKY” Scheduled to Premiere September 2011

After years of post-production delays, it looks like Michael A. Pinckney‘s independent hip hop thriller, “You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Kills You” is finally getting released. We’re working very closely with Michael and his distribution partner, Locomotive Distribution, to bring you the inside stories behind the making of this film and its release. Currently the film is scheduled to premiere in September 2011. Read More »

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Snoop Dogg’s “Hood of Horror” [review]

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This 2006 feature is a must see for the HHH (Hip Hop Horror) category, but to be honest… I’ll look at anything with Danny Trejo, aka Machette! Snoop Dogg’s “Hood of Horror” is a hip hop horror anthology of 3 tales of terror told by the “Hound of Hell” (Snoop Dogg) that revolve around the residents of an inner-city neighborhood whose actions determine where they will go in the afterlife.

The 3 tales are as follows:

Crossed Out
Posie (Daniella Alonso), a female “tagger” or graffiti artist, is given the power of death by one of the Hounds of Hell, the Derelict (Danny Trejo), who captures her while she tries to escape from some gang members (Teyo Johnson, Noel Gugliemi and Jeffrey Licon). With it, any tag she “crosses out” causes the gruesome demise of the original tagger. She later suffers the ultimate price when she loses sight of her calling as an artist and starts to abuse her power. The Derelict takes the power away and sics the recently deceased gang members on her. They lodge a spray-paint can in her head and spray the wall with her blood into a beautiful mural. A service is given for Posie and her beautiful flower mural, while Devon and Derelict watch on in human disguises.

The Scumlord
A white trash racist couple, Tex Woods Jr. (Anson Mount) and Tiffany (Brande Roderick) are given the chance at inheritance. Tex’s father, Tex Woods Sr. (Chuck Hicks) dies “mysteriously”, but in order for them to receive the inheritance, they have to live with some black Vietnam vets (Ernie Hudson, Richard Gant, Tucker Smallwood and L. Kenneth Richardson) that served under Tex’s father for a year. Instead of learning to tolerate and respect, Tex and Tiffany just harass them and force them to work. When they start to cause casualties, they soon become victims to their unhappy house mates. After Tiffany ironically dies by stomach explosion from caviar and Tex Woods Jr.’s demise, the remaining housemates gain the inheritance of their friend Tex Woods and celebrate. Soon, Devon, who is now revealed to be the new landlord, greets them and congratulates them on their new wealth. However, it’s short lived when Tiffany’s dog starts barking at Devon, who shoots it in anger, then calmly saying, “No pets allowed.”

Rapsody Askew
A new rapper named SOD (Pooch Hall) is finally starting to gain recognition and fame. During an awards show after party, he is confronted by Clara (Lin Shaye), a mysterious woman who seemingly stops time (implying she too is a Hound of Hell). She shows him videos from SOD’s up and coming days: from when he first met Quon (Aries Spears) to Quon’s last day when he was gunned down in a liquor store by a masked burglar. During that life, Quon was always there acting as a big brother usually defending SOD when his ego got out of line. When SOD denies having to do with his death, Quon enters the room. Back from the dead, Quon knows it was really SOD and Jersey (SOD’s manager) who was really behind his death revealing the elborate plot of SOD wearing a bulletproof vest as well as Jersey being the gunman as an act of betrayal and act of fame. Quon then brutally kills Jersey and frames SOD, who is then gunned down by the police.

“Hood of Horror” didn’t sweep the Academy Awards, let alone score over 15% on Rotten Tomatoes, but it’ still a fun Hip Hop Horror film and also features Billy Dee Williams (Star Wars), Method Man and Jason Alexander (Seinfeld).

HipHopHorror.com 2011