It’s been a busy month here at Point Blank, we’ve been all over the place filming exciting new masterclasses as well as preparing our new Ibiza School, not to mention trying to keep up with our many talented instructors! We’ve been documenting it all along the way, providing you with an overabundance of new content to pore over. In this edition of our monthly round-up, we bring you the latest masterclasses, tutorials, articles and offers from the Point Blank universe. Don’t forget to check out our courses, such as our BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree, on which you’ll learn the essential tools to take your productions to the next level. To see… Read entire story.
Mark your diaries and set your alarm clocks – the London and Los Angeles terms start today (Monday, April 3rd). As our last wave of students are putting their newly-acquired skills to the test in the music industry, we’re ready to take on the next batch of students eager to start their journey. But don’t worry if you haven’t booked yet, there’s still time to get involved for July term and beyond. There are limited spaces still available on our brand new Music Production and Sound Design Advanced Diploma in LA starting this week, whilst we are taking enrolments for July term for our flagship BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree in London. … Read entire story.
It’s been nine years since we’ve heard a new Gnarls Barkley album, 2008’s The Odd Couple. Although CeeLo and Danger Mouse have both done some good work since that album, we miss hearing the two together. It turns out we were this close to getting some new Gnarls Barkley music. But a certain — possibly catastrophic — event happened. Earlier today, Danger Mouse appeared on Zane Lowe’s Beat 1 Show where he was promoting his new project, a soundtrack Resistance Radio: The Man in the High Castle Album. During the interview, Danger Mouse was asked about a… Read entire story.
Photo courtesy of Instagram. Many people were baffled when Kanye West met with President Donald Trump back in December. (West justified the meeting by saying he wanted to discuss violence in Chicago.) One person who wasn’t that pressed about the situation: Killer Mike, one-half of Run the Jewels. The duo recently appeared on Channel 4 in the UK. The interview covered a number of topics, from their personal relationship to the political nature of their music. During the interview, the duo was asked about the infamous meeting between Mr. West and Trump. Killer Mike took over: “Didn’t bother me. Why wouldn’t you? Black people shouldn’t have permanent friends or enemies, they should have permanent interest. If it wasn’t for Dr. Martin Luther King being … Read entire story.
Tyga, who recently got dragged by his baby mama for allegedly deadbeat, has reportedly broken up with his girlfriend and financial sponsor, Kylie Jenner. It seems like T-Raww got hit with “I need some space” curve, for now. Reports People: Multiple sources confirm to PEOPLE that the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star and the rapper are currently in an off phase of their on-and-off relationship. “They tend to take little breaks all the time and then get back together,” says one insider. “It’s definitely possible they’ll work things out again.” Jenner, 19, and Tyga, 27, were first linked in the fall of 2014, though they didn’t confirm the relationship until March 2015. Following Jenner’s 18th birthday in August that year, the … Read entire story.
Mahershala Ali is a great actor. This was confirmed last night after Ali took home a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his scene-stealing performance in Moonlight. What makes Ali’s win so amazing is that acting isn’t his only talent. He was once a pretty good rapper called Prince Ali. During the mid-2000s, while he was a graduate student at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Ali moonlighted as a rapper, releasing two underground albums and starting an independent label called Eye5 Recordings. If you head to Prince Ali’s iTunes page, there’s a pretty nifty bio. Here is an excerpt: Bay … Read entire story.
“Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man” #1 by Sam Spratt) based on 2Pac’s “All Eyez on Me” (1996) It’s been over three months since Marvel‘s last batch of variant hip-hop covers. But today the comic book giant strikes back with another grip that’s sure to scratch music and panel-flipping itches alike. Five new covers arrive today with hat-tips to geniuses like Tupac, RZA, Frank Ocean, Method Man and Masters of Ceremony, each receiving specially-dedicated takes on iconic album covers featuring stars of the MU; Nick Fury, X-Men, Luke Cage and the like. On March 17… Read entire story.
More hold ups for L-Boogie fans. Continue reading… Read entire story.
Point Blank Recommends is your handy digest of our essential new music recommendations, whether it’s box-fresh material or tracks that may have slipped under the radar. If you’re seeking fresh inspiration from unusual places, PBR#38 has got you covered. As always, this one covers a broad spectrum of electronic music, so open your mind, your ears and a fresh tab on your browser of choice and get refreshing those listening habits with our handy Soundcloud playlist. As February flies by, we thought we’d accompany you through the rest of the month and into March with another Point Blank Recommends playlist. Featuring releases from The Trilogy Tapes, Dekmantel and Aus Music, fresh cuts … Read entire story.
Located within Mack Sennett Studios, one of the oldest remaining sound stages in Los Angeles, Point Blank LA resonates with over a hundred years of cultural history. However, while we regularly run tours of our LA school for potential students, we appreciate that getting first-hand insight into the environs we offer may not be so convenient for everyone. For those who are eager to get an inside look at PBLA but can’t make the trip in person, this virtual tour is an attempt to capture the unique, creative environment, the facilities that we offer and importantly, what the student experience is actually … Read entire story.
Remember Rachel Dolezal? How could we forget the former NAACP leader from Spokane, Wash., who resigned after it came to light that she was falsely presenting herself as Black, when in fact, she was 100% Caucasian? [READ: Rachel Dolezal Resigns From NAACP After Being ‘Outed’ As A White Woman + Parents Speak Out in New Interview (VIDEO)] Well, Dolezal is in the news again and oddly enough, now that’s she’s living as a White woman, she’s claiming to be poor and on food stamps. Details below… (more…) Related PostsNAACP Rachel Dolezal Resigns After Being Outed Pretending to Be Black + Her Parents Speak Out In New Interview… [PHOTOS + VIDEO]WATCH THIS! … Read entire story.
Before the world caught Hamilton fever, there was In the Heights. In the Heights was Lin-Manuel Miranda’s breakout play. And it is on its way to being a breakout movie. There are plans to bring the 2008 play to the big screen. Jay Z will be one of six people who will produce the movie. Harvey Weinstein, from The Weinstein Company, made the announcement during an Oscars party on Sunday, according to Pagesix. It’s no secret that Jay is trying to conquer Hollywood. In September, news came out that Jay had signed a two-year film and TV deal with The Weinstein Company. Before that, Hov already had… Read entire story.