Soopa Starr’s Blaxploitation Friday - Hollywood Shuffle

And as always, if you’re digging this, hit up Gangstarr Girl for a fresh take on hip-hop, politics, fashion and other worldly and wordy things through the eyes of a New York-helmed around-the-way girl. Without further adeiu… 1987 Hollywood Shuffle is the anti-Blaxploitation film. The Blaxploitation genre had a tremendous impact on culture, but in

Soopa Starr’s Blaxploitation Friday - Icon Edition: Curtis Mayfield

With it being *shudders* Black History Month, Starr takes the time out to dedicate a post to one of the GOATs. And as always, if you’re digging this, hit up Gangstarr Girl for a fresh take on hip-hop, politics, fashion and other worldly and wordy things through the eyes of a New York-helmed around-the-way girl.

Soopa Starr's Blaxploitation Friday - Icon Edition: Gordon Parks

With it being *shudders* Black History Month, Starr takes the time out to dedicate a post to one of the GOATs. And as always, if you’re digging this, hit up Gangstarr Girl for a fresh take on hip-hop, politics, fashion and other worldly and wordy things through the eyes of a New York-helmed around-the-way girl.

Soopa Starr's Blaxploitation Friday: The Last Dragon

This is actually one of my favorite ever. I mean, just look at the poster's tagline and tell me you wasn't in for some grade-a fuckery. And as always, if you’re digging this, hit up Gangstarr Girl for a fresh take on hip-hop, politics, fashion and other worldly and wordy things through the eyes of

Soopa Starr’s Blaxploitation Friday: Get Christie Love

Alongside movies, blaxploitation also hit the television as well. Here is one such breakthrough. And as always, if you’re digging this, hit up Gangstarr Girl for a fresh take on hip-hop, politics, fashion and other worldly and wordy things through the eyes of a New York-helmed around-the-way girl. Without further adeiu… TV Series (1974-1975) Get

Soopa Starr’s Blaxploitation Friday: The Horror Edition

With Halloween about to jump off tonight, Starr dedicates this Blaxploitation to one of the more popular rehases of all time. And as always, if you’re digging this, hit up Gangstarr Girl for a fresh take on hip-hop, politics, fashion and other worldly and wordy things through the eyes of a New York-helmed around-the-way girl.

Soopa Starr's Blaxploitation Friday: R.I.P. Rudy Ray Moore

In case you didn't know, we lost another  influential comedian in Dolemite himself, so Starr is giving him a proper send off. And as always,  And as always, if you’re digging this, hit up Gangstarr Girl for a fresh take on hip-hop, politics, fashion and other worldly and wordy things through the eyes of a

Soopa Starr's Blaxploitation Friday: Hell Up In Harlem

Quick hip-hop trivia: Hell Up In Harlem was supposed to be the original title of what eventually became No Way Out. Also, some of the more prominent hip-hop samples were found on the movie's soundtrack. And as always, if you’re digging this, hit up Gangstarr Girl for a fresh take on hip-hop, politics, fashion and

Soopa Starr’s Blaxploitation Friday: Superfly

You already knew this was coming. And the moral undertones of this flick has been deeply embedded into hip-hop culture; without this flick things like Scarface and Only Built For Cuban Linx... may have never existed. And as always, if you’re digging this, hit up Gangstarr Girl for a fresh take on hip-hop, politics, fashion

Soopa Starr's Blaxploitation Friday: I'm Gonna Git You Sucka

This was supposed to go up Friday, but for reasons unknown (fuck Atlantic Records) it wasn't. Anyways, if you don't have this movie in your collection I highly suggest you take two of deez and go play in traffic. This movie is filled with more quotables than a Big L notebook, and is one of