The “Dear White People” Netflix series is a bonafide HIT and they have the ratings to back it up. It nabbed a rare 100% rating from Rotten Tomatoes. In music news, Beyonce is gearing up to release LEMONADE on vinyl and a special collector’s edition box set. Deets inside…
When it was announced a series for the critically acclaimed comedy Dear White People would be turned into a Netflix series there was plenty of backlash. Folks tried to boycott Netflix for streaming a show on the platform that SOME people deemed “racist.” Obviously those dubbing the show as racist didn’t see the movie. It’s far from racist. It tackles several different topics such as colorism, classism, and all of the other "isms" that plague our country.
Now, a week after it debuted on Netflix, it’s getting ALL the props. The comedy series nabbed a very rare 100% rating from Rotten Tomatoes. The site called it “timely, provocative, and sharply written” and it’s “#CertifiedFresh with a 100% on the #Tomatometer”:
— Rotten Tomatoes (@RottenTomatoes) May 2, 2017
In music news...
The BeyHive is abuzz with news of Beyonce releasing some extra special LEMONADE collector’s items.
The “Formation” singer will be releasing her Grammy Award winning LEMONADE visual album on vinyl, in addition to the “How to Make Lemonade Box Set.”
The box set will feature a collector's edition hardcover coffee table book, a double vinyl LP, along with audio and visual album downloads. The “How To Make Lemonade Box Set” gives unprecedented insight into the making of LEMONADE.
The 600+ page hardcover book includes hundreds of never-before-seen photos from the making of LEMONADE, and shows the inspiration and themes behind some of the film’s most provocative and cryptic moments.
Below is a tracklisting:
Pray You Catch Me
Don't Hurt Yourself (Featuring Jack White)
6 Inch (Featuring The Weeknd)
Sandcastles Forward (Featuring James Blake) Freedom (Featuring Kendrick Lamar)
The foreword is written by Dr. Michael Eric Dyson with poetry by Warsan Shire. Also, Beyonce’s personal writing and lyrics are interwoven throughout the book.
The “How To Make Lemonade Box Set” is now available for pre-order and it’ll cost $299. It has an estimated ship date of Summer 2017. You can also pre-order the LEMONADE vinyl for $29.98, which is set to be released on July 28th. You can pre-order the box set via Beyonce.com here and the vinyl on Amazon here.
Photos: Rotten Tomatoes/Beyonce.com