Woody McClain & Gabrielle Dennis on The Bobby Brown Story.
We attended the exclusive screening of BET’s biopic The Bobby Brown Story at The Four Seasons Hotel in Westcliff, Johannesburg. Media flocked the event with anticipation to witness what the story is about and we were in for a pleasant surprise. From the team that produced the critically acclaimed BET’s The New Edition Story, the biopic chronicles around music icon Bobby Brown.
In attendance was Hollywood stars Woody McClain and Gabrielle Dennis who star as the legendary Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston. We got the chance to have a chat with the famous pair and they clarified the events that took place after the R&B crooner left New Edition and was a solo artist.
When asked about portraying the chaotic role of the ‘King Of R&B’ and his involvement in the film, McClain shared
Bobby was there the whole time; he made sure that he told the good, the bad and the ugly of his story. He didn’t keep anything out and any questions we had to ask and that need to be answered he would be 100% honest in answering them,
Meanwhile Gabrielle Dennis had to refer back to a collection of archives and learn more about her role as the late Whitney Houston,
It’s huge shoes to fill, but with that came huge responsibility as well because I feel like we all love and respect her so much. So, that was approach to the role, even Bobby Brown has never had anything negative to say about Whitney which meant a lot to me playing that role,
From drugs, sex and scandals catch the repeat of The Bobby Brown Story on Sunday, September 30 at 19h00 on BET.
WATCH: HHP On His latest EP & Finding A Balance With His Music
HHP dropped his aptly named EP, Feels Good To Be Back about 2 weeks ago and the result was what we imagine has been missing in music for a young minute. The veteran rapper is working on his 10th studio album which is set to drop next year so in the mean time, he teased us with his 5 track EP.
The 5 tracks on the EP are all different sounds and feels that place HHP in a position where we have never heard him before. He describes it as an “experimental” side of himself and this is most def audible from the first track.
Almost the entire EP features up and coming producer, Hugo flash who did a splendid job in the sound and quality of the beats.
We sat down with him and he explained the concept behind the EP as well as how the project came about. He also spoke a little about how he met Hugo Flash who produced almost the entire EP.
“For me, the EP was a journey of like the different sonic sounds that we’ve been experiencing in South Africa from the time I started in 2009 as hip Hop Pantsula… I wanted to kind of like find a middle ground for the older generation Hip Hop lover to the new age as well.”
“I wanted to kinda show people that music isn’t so much about trend but just about relevance. You can always just find your way in anywhere. Because music is just different shades of colour and depending on how you put it together, that’s how you get your beautiful piece.”
Check out the rest of the interview!