Didier Morville, better known by his stage name JoeyStarr with additional aliases as Jaguar Gorgone and Double R, is a French rapper, from Saint-Denis, in the northern suburbs of Paris. He co-founded the famous French rap band Suprême NTM in 1989 along with Kool Shen, he was born on 27 October 1967. JoeyStarr is from a family originating from the French overseas department of Martinique, he had a difficult childhood, having been raised by his violent father until he turned 18. He was taken from his mother when he was five years old, only saw her again 18 years later, he tells of a time when his father made him eat it. In 1985, he joined the military at Baden-Baden, "19 months of hell", an experience which he raps about in his album Authentik. After the army, he wandered the streets, sleeping in alleys, he discovered drugs and hip-hop, the latter changed his life. During his time on the streets, he met another aspiring rapper, Kool Shen, born in Saint-Denis. In 1988 they formed the group Suprême NTM alias NTM.
When the first single came out in 1989, he could not cash the check, since he could not provide an address or a bank account. The group achieved record sales with their four albums, but split in 1998, it had a comeback as announced on March 13, 2008. JoeyStarr had an infamous romantic liaison with French actress Béatrice Dalle, the couple appeared on TV shows and promotional events. Joeystarr has two sons and Kalil, with his current girlfriend, hip-hop journalist Leïla Dixmier. JoeyStarr has had many problems with regards to violence. In 1999, he was sentenced to two months in prison for physically harassing a stewardess. In 2003, he was condemned for animal brutality for hitting a monkey on national television, was criticized in the press and by his fans. Music2007: "Best rap artist" during L'Année du hip-hop Les trophées 2008: "Best concert" during L'Année du hip-hop Les trophéesActing2010: Nomination for "Best actor in a secondary role" during César Award for his role in Le Bal des actrices 2012: Nomination for "Best actor in a secondary role" during César Award for his role in Polisse 2012: Laureate for Patrick Dewaere Award Mixtapes2006: My Playlist 2007: L'Anthology Mixtape 1990: Le Lyonnais 2001: Toc toc toc as himself 2002: H - 2003: 60 jours 60 nuits de Juliette Baudouin as himself 2008-2010: Mafiosa, le clan as Moktar 2015: Call My Agent! as Himself Official website Joeystarr on IMDb
Heal the Living
Heal the Living is a 2016 French-Belgian drama film. It was directed by Katell Quillévéré, written by Quillévéré and Gilles Taurand, scored by Alexandre Desplat, stars Tahar Rahim, Emmanuelle Seigner, Anne Dorval, Bouli Lanners, Kool Shen. Based on the novel Réparer les vivants by Maylis de Kerangal, Heal the Living interweaves three stories connected to each other via an organ transplant; the film was presented in the Horizons section at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival. Tahar Rahim as Thomas Rémige Emmanuelle Seigner as Marianne Anne Dorval as Claire Bouli Lanners as Pierre Révol Kool Shen as Vincent Monia Chokri as Jeanne Alice Taglioni as Anne Guérande Karim Leklou as Virgilio Breva Alice de Lencquesaing as Alice Harfang Finnegan Oldfield as Maxime Théo Cholbi as Sam Gabin Verdet as Simon Dominique Blanc as Lucie Moret Galatéa Bellugi as Juliette Titouan Alda as Johan Andranic Manet as Chris Irina Muluile as Gisèle Steve Tientcheu as Hamé Gaye Danielle Arbid as Elsa Heal the Living has a 91% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 54 reviews, with an average rating of 7.6/10, an 82/100 on Metacritic based on 12 critics, indicating "universal acclaim".
Variety described the film as "sublimely compassionate, heart-crushing". Screendaily said the film is "an satisfying, cinematically deft look at interwoven fates...which knits together luminous performances". Heal the Living on IMDb
Graffiti is writing or drawings made on a wall or other surface without permission and within public view. Graffiti ranges from simple written words to elaborate wall paintings, it has existed since ancient times, with examples dating back to ancient Egypt, ancient Greece, the Roman Empire. In modern times and marker pens have become the most used graffiti materials. In most countries, marking or painting property without the property owner's permission is considered defacement and vandalism, a punishable crime. Unrelated to hip-hop graffiti, gangs use their own form of graffiti to mark territory or to serve as an indicator of gang-related activities. Controversies that surround graffiti continue to create disagreement amongst city officials, law enforcement, writers who wish to display and appreciate work in public locations. There are many different styles of graffiti. Both "graffiti" and its occasional singular form "graffito" are from the Italian word graffiato. "Graffiti" is applied in art history to works of art produced by scratching a design into a surface.
A related term is "sgraffito", which involves scratching through one layer of pigment to reveal another beneath it. This technique was used by potters who would glaze their wares and scratch a design into it. In ancient times graffiti were carved on walls with a sharp object, although sometimes chalk or coal were used; the word originates from Greek γράφειν—graphein—meaning "to write". The term graffiti referred to the inscriptions, figure drawings, such, found on the walls of ancient sepulchres or ruins, as in the Catacombs of Rome or at Pompeii. Use of the word has evolved to include any graphics applied to surfaces in a manner that constitutes vandalism; the only known source of the Safaitic language, a form of proto-Arabic, is from graffiti: inscriptions scratched on to the surface of rocks and boulders in the predominantly basalt desert of southern Syria, eastern Jordan and northern Saudi Arabia. Safaitic dates from the first century BC to the fourth century AD; the first known example of "modern style" graffiti survives in the ancient Greek city of Ephesus.
Local guides say. Located near a mosaic and stone walkway, the graffiti shows a handprint that vaguely resembles a heart, along with a footprint, a number, a carved image of a woman's head; the ancient Romans carved graffiti on walls and monuments, examples of which survive in Egypt. Graffiti in the classical world had different connotations than they carry in today's society concerning content. Ancient graffiti displayed phrases of love declarations, political rhetoric, simple words of thought, compared to today's popular messages of social and political ideals The eruption of Vesuvius preserved graffiti in Pompeii, which includes Latin curses, magic spells, declarations of love, political slogans, famous literary quotes, providing insight into ancient Roman street life. One inscription gives the address of a woman named Novellia Primigenia of Nuceria, a prostitute of great beauty, whose services were much in demand. Another shows a phallus accompanied by mansueta tene. Disappointed love found its way onto walls in antiquity: Ancient tourists visiting the 5th-century citadel at Sigiriya in Sri Lanka scribbled over 1800 individual graffiti there between the 6th and 18th centuries.
Etched on the surface of the Mirror Wall, they contain pieces of prose and commentary. The majority of these visitors appear to have been from the elite of society: royalty, officials and clergy. There were soldiers and some metalworkers; the topics range from love to satire, curses and lament. Many demonstrate a high level of literacy and a deep appreciation of art and poetry. Most of the graffiti refer to the frescoes of semi-nude females found there. One reads: Among the ancient political graffiti examples were Arab satirist poems. Yazid al-Himyari, an Umayyad Arab and Persian poet, was most known for writing his political poetry on the walls between Sajistan and Basra, manifesting a strong hatred towards the Umayyad regime and its walis, people used to read and circulate them widely. Historic forms of graffiti have helped gain understanding into the lifestyles and languages of past cultures. Errors in spelling and grammar in these graffiti offer insight into the degree of literacy in Roman times and provide clues on the pronunciation of spoken Latin.
Examples are 7838: Vettium Firmum / aed quactiliar rog. Here, "qu" is pronounced "co"; the 83 pieces of graffiti found at CIL IV, 4706-85 are evidence of the ability to read and write at levels of society where literacy might not be expected. The graffiti appear on a peristyle, being remodeled at the time of the eruption of Vesuvius by the architect Crescens; the graffiti were left by his workers. The brothel at CIL VII, 12, 18–20 contains more than 120 pieces of graffiti, some of which were the work of the prostitutes and their clients; the gladiatorial academy at CIL IV, 4397 was scrawled with graffiti left by the gladiator Celadus Crescens Another piece from Pompeii, written on a tavern wall about the owner of the establishment and his questionable wine: It was not only the Greeks and Romans who produced graffiti: the Maya s
Lavell William Crump, known professionally as David Banner, is an American rapper, record producer, actor and philanthropist. Born in Brookhaven, Banner's family moved to Jackson, Mississippi where he was raised. Banner graduated from Southern University and pursued a masters of education at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, he started his music career as a member of the rap duo, Crooked Lettaz, before going solo in 2000 with the release titled Them Firewater Boyz, Vol. 1. In 2003, Banner signed to Universal Records releasing four albums: Mississippi: The Album, MTA2: Baptized in Dirty Water and The Greatest Story Ever Told. Banner is a noted producer, having produced music for himself, Trick Daddy, T. I. Lil Boosie and Lil Wayne among others. Lavell William Crump was born in Brookhaven and raised in Jackson, the elder son of Zeno Crump, Jr, Jackson district fire chief, Carolyn Crump, he graduated from Provine High School in Jackson in 1992 and attended Southern University in Baton Rouge, his mother's alma mater.
At Southern University, Crump served as president of the Student Government Association and received a bachelor's degree in business. He attended the University of Maryland Eastern Shore to pursue a master's degree in education but left the program to pursue his music career full-time. Crump's stage name "David Banner" is taken from the lead character of the television series, The Incredible Hulk. With several of his friends, Banner sent some demo tapes to Jackson, Mississippi radio station, WJMI. In 1999, Banner and rapper Kamikaze as the duo, Crooked Lettaz, released Grey Skies. In 2000, Banner released his solo debut album, Them Firewater Boyz, Vol. 1. Released on the independent label, Big Face Records, the album sold around 7,000 copies. After assessing various offers and manager, Scott Johnson, decided to sign with Universal Records subsidiary, SRC Records, founded by Steve Rifkind who had previous success as CEO of the heavyweight hip-hop label, Loud Records. In 2003, Banner produced T.
I.'s single, "Rubberband Man", which reached #30 on the Hot 100, #15 on the R&B chart, #11 on the Rap chart. In 2003, Banner released Mississippi: The Album. Mississippi included the hit single, "Like a Pimp". "Like a Pimp" peaked at #48 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, #15 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, #10 on the Hot Rap Tracks chart. He released the follow-up album the same year titled MTA2: Baptized in Dirty Water which yielded the hit, "Crank It Up", featuring Static Major. In 2005, Banner released Certified; the album's first single was "Ain't Got Nothing" which featured Magic & Lil Boosie, followed by the second single, "Play", which reached #7 on the Hot 100 chart, #5 on the R&B chart, #3 on the Rap chart. The third single, "Touching", reached # 54 on the R&B chart. In 2006, Banner appeared on "Seein' Thangs", a song about Hurricane Katrina featured on DJ Shadow's album "The Outsider". A remix featuring Bay Area hyphy rappers Nump and Gold was made. Outside projects for Banner have included writing the theme song to the video game, Saints Row, as well as contributing to the music for a commercial promoting the video game, Marvel vs Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds.
Banner played the part of Tehronne in Black Snake Moan. He has worked on the Adult Swim cartoon show That Crook'd'Sipp, which premiered Sunday, May 13, 2007, his single "Play" was used as the background music in the pilot's first television promo. In 2007, he played the character of Mo, in the film This Christmas. Banner starred as Jay, a gang leader from the hood in Stomp the Yard: Homecoming. On July 15, 2008, Banner released his fourth major label album, The Greatest Story Ever Told; the album's first single titled "9mm" featured Akon, Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg. Banner produced his next two singles: "Get Like Me" featuring Chris Brown and Yung Joc, "Get Like Me" reached #16 on the Hot 100, #7 on the R&B chart, #2 on the Rap chart, and "Shawty Say", featuring Lil Wayne. In 2008, Banner was featured on the track, from the 2008 album, The Sound, by gospel R&B duo, Mary Mary. In 2010, he played Bosch in the film The Experiment, he has worked with international artists such as Seeda, a Japanese Rap Artist where he was featured in the song, Life Song in 2010 on Seeda's Breathe Album.
Banner released his debut mixtape titled Sex and Video Games on May 22, 2012 as a free download. It is available on his website, davidbanner.com, where fans are encouraged to make a donation of at least $1 for the sixteen song mixtape. The first single off the mixtape is titled "Amazing" featuring Chris Brown, it was announced that Universal Republic Records was going defunct, all of the artists on the roster moved from the label including was being moved to Republic Records making the label itself revived. In 2013, David Banner appeared in the music video for the song Confessions by Lecrae. Banner played Cecil Gaines' father, in the 2013 film The Butler. Banner plays Jay, a criminal, interrogated, in the 2014 film Ride Along. David Banner was featured on a remix of Mexican American rapper Kap G's single "La Policia", which stirred hype throughout the media and the internet. In November 2006, Banner was awarded a Visionary Award by the National Black Caucus of the State Legislature in recognition of his work after Hurricane Katrina.
On September 25, 2007, Banner testified before Congress at a hearing about racism and misogyny in hip hop music titled From Imus to Industry: The Business of Stereotypes and Degrading Images. He defended his use of
Breaking called breakdancing or b-boying/b-girling, is an athletic style of street dance. While diverse in the amount of variation available in the dance, breakdancing consists of four kinds of movement: toprock, power moves and freezes. Breakdancing is set to songs containing drum breaks in hip-hop, soul music and breakbeat music, although modern trends allow for much wider varieties of music along certain ranges of tempo and beat patterns. Breaking was created by African American youth during early 1970s; the earliest breakdancing groups included the "Zulu Kings" and "Clark Kent". By the late seventies, the dance had begun to spread to other communities and was gaining wider popularity. A practitioner of this dance is called b-girl, or breaker. Although the term "breakdance" is used to refer to the dance in popular culture and in the mainstream entertainment industry, "b-boying" and "breaking" are the original terms and are preferred by the majority of the pioneers and most notable practitioners.
Instead of the original term b-boying, the mainstream media promoted the art-form as breakdancing, by which it came to be known. Some enthusiasts consider "breakdancing" an ignorant and derogatory term due to the media’s exploitation of the artform; the media displayed a simplified version of the dance, making it seem like the so-called "tricks" were everything trading the culture for money and promotion. The term "breakdancing" is problematic because it has become a diluted umbrella term that includes popping and electric boogaloo, which are not styles of "breakdance", but are funk styles that were developed separately from breaking in California; the dance itself is properly called "breaking" by rappers such as KRS-One, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, Darryl McDaniels of Run-D. M. C; the terms "b-boy", "b-girl", "breaker" were the original terms used to describe the dancers who performed to DJ Kool Herc's breakbeats. DJ Kool Herc is a Jamaican-American DJ, responsible for developing the foundational aspects of hip-hop music.
The obvious connection of the term "breaking" is to the word "breakbeat". DJ Kool Herc has commented that the term "breaking" was 1970s slang for "getting excited", "acting energetically" or "causing a disturbance". Most breaking pioneers and practitioners prefer the terms "b-boy", "b-girl", and/or "breaker" when referring to these dancers. For those immersed in hip-hop culture, the term "breakdancer" may be used to disparage those who learn the dance for personal gain rather than for commitment to the culture. B-boy London of the New York City Breakers and filmmaker Michael Holman refer to these dancers as "breakers". Frosty Freeze of the Rock Steady Crew says, "we were known as b-boys", hip-hop pioneer Afrika Bambaataa says, "b-boys, what you call break boys... or b-girls, what you call break girls." In addition, co-founder of Rock Steady Crew Santiago "Jo Jo" Torres, Rock Steady Crew member Marc "Mr. Freeze" Lemberger, hip-hop historian Fab 5 Freddy, rappers Big Daddy Kane and Tech N9ne use the term "b-boy".
Many elements of breakdancing can be seen in other antecedent cultures prior to the 1970s. B-boy pioneers Richard "Crazy Legs" Colon and Kenneth "Ken Swift" Gabbert, both of Rock Steady Crew, cite James Brown and Kung Fu films as influences. Many of the acrobatic moves, such as the flare, show clear connections to gymnastics. In the 1877 book'Rob Roy on the Baltic' John MacGregor describes seeing near Norrköping a'...young man quite alone, practicing over and over the most inexplicable leap in the air...he swung himself up, round on his hand for a point, when his upper leg described a great circle...'. The engraving shows a young man breakdancing; the dance was called the Giesse Harad Polska or'salmon district dance'. In 1894 Thomas Edison filmed Walter Wilkins, Denny Toliver and Joe Rastus dancing and performing a "breakdown". In 1898 he filmed a young street dancer performing acrobatic headspins. However, it was not until the 1970s that b-boying developed as a defined dance style in the United States.
There is evidence of this style of dancing in Kaduna, Nigeria in 1959. Beginning with DJ Kool Herc, Bronx-based DJs would take the rhythmic breakdown sections of dance records and prolong them by looping them successively; the breakbeat provided a rhythmic base that allowed dancers to display their improvisational skills during the duration of the break. This led to the first battles—turn-based dance competitions between two individuals or dance crews judged with respect to creativity and musicality; these battles occurred in cyphers—circles of people gathered around the breakers. Though at its inception the earliest b-boys were "close to 90 percent African-American", dance crews such as "SalSoul" and "Rockwell Association" were populated entirely by Puerto Rican-Americans. A separate but related dance form which influenced breakdancing is uprock called rocking or Brooklyn rock. Uprock is an aggressive dance that involves two dancers mimicking ways of fighting each other using mimed weaponry in rhythm with the music.
Uprock as a dance style of its own never gained the same widespread popularity as breakdancing, except for some specific moves adopted by breakers who use it as a variation for their toprock. When used in a breakdancing battle, opponents respond by performing similar uprock moves creating a short uprock battle; some breakers argue that because uprock was a separate dance style it should never be mixed with breakdancing and that the uprock moves performed by breakers toda
Abuse of Weakness
Abuse of Weakness is a 2013 semi-autobiographical film written and directed by Catherine Breillat. The film had its world premiere on 6 September 2013 at the Toronto International Film Festival. In the U. S. the film was acquired by Strand Releasing and given a release in December 2014. Maud Schoenberg suffers a cerebral hemorrhage. After a year of intense therapy Maud, a director, begins to work on a new project. After seeing an interview with a con-man, Vilko Piran, she asks him to star as the lead in her film, about a lower-class man who falls in love with a famous actress beating her to death. Vilko insists that he see Maud as much as possible before filming begins. Isabelle Huppert as Maud Schoenberg Kool Shen as Vilko Piran Laurence Ursino as Andy Christophe Sermet as Ezzé Ronald Leclercq as Gino Fred Lebelge as TV presenter Tristan Schotte as Antoine Daphné Baiwir as Hortense Dimitri Tomsej as Louis Nicolas Steil as Louis' father Jean-François Lepetit as Jean-Paul In 2007, Breillat met notorious conman Christophe Rocancourt, offered him a leading role in a movie that she was planning to make, based on her own novel Bad Love, starring Naomi Campbell.
Soon after, she gave him €25,000 to write a screenplay titled La vie amoureuse de Christophe Rocancourt, over the next year and a half, would give him loans totalling an additional €678,000. In 2009, a book written by Breillat was published, in which she alleged that Rocancourt had taken advantage of her diminished mental capacity, as she was still recovering from her stroke; the book was entitled Abus de faiblesse, a French legal term translated as "abuse of weakness" and was the basis for the movie of the same title. Review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes reported an approval rating of 87%, based on 30 reviews, with an average score of 6.8/10. The site's consensus reads, "Abuse of Weakness' fact-based plot proves that truth can be stranger than fiction -- and provide grist for compelling character studies." At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the film received an average score of 77, based on 16 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
Abuse of Weakness on IMDb
For the French conductor of the same name, see Ensemble Ars Nova. Philippe Nahon is a French actor. Nahon is best known for his roles in French horror and thriller films, including I Stand Alone, Calvaire, The Pack and Haute Tension, he has been featured as a nameless butcher in three films by Gaspar Noé – Carne, I Stand Alone, Irréversible. Philippe Nahon on IMDb Philippe Nahon at AllMovie