5 Things We Saw at Tokyo Rainbow Pride 2019

Tokyo Rainbow Pride week is the largest annual LGBTQ celebration in Japan. This year, all throughout Golden Week, from April 27 through May 6, there were various parties, parades and conferences dedicated to this year’s theme, “I have pride.” When I walked through the festival, I got a snapshot of LGBTQ’s fight against systemic discrimination in Japan. They want the right to marry. They want to be protected against employers that fire or refuse to hire people based on sexual

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Stay on Bangers: Filmmaker Darryl Wharton-Rigby

The reality of African-American directors making Japanese movies isn’t as rare as it may sound. Aside from Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour’s Born With It, there are several others, including director Darryl Wharton-Rigby, a Baltimore native whose been living in Japan on and off for fifteen years. He wrote, directed, and produced his second feature film Stay (2018). Set in Tokyo, Japan, the story is a cross-cultural romance about finding love at the wrong time. Ryuu, a former salary man, is an addict

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TMG Track Picks Weekly 4-15-19 Nipsey Hussle R.I.P.

Rapper, father, community activist, and entrepreneur Ermias Joseph Asghedom better known as Nipsey Hussle, was shot and killed in South Los Angeles, California on March 31. He was 33-years-old. Nipsey is survived by his girlfriend, Lauren London, his daughter, Emani, his son, Kross, his brother, Samiel Asghedom, his sister, Samantha Smith, and his parents, Angelique Smith and Dawit Asghedom. Nipsey was an all-American hustler that didn’t rise off of fabricated fumes. Not everything he did was positive, but unlike a

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Uncommon Nasa: TMG Mixtape, Four / Five

TMG is proud to announce our new exclusive mixtape by rapper and producer Uncommon Nasa. His name is synonymous with Definitive Jux Records, a label responsible for classic early 2000 New York art rap. Read the 2013 TMG interview with Nasa about his love of unicorns. He was the man behind the mixing boards for a lot of Def Jux studio sessions. He recorded and mixed numerous records that continue to age well and are still ahead of their time.

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