- Beyoncé to Star in Hip-Hopera March 15, 2019Destiny's Child leader Beyoncé Knowles has landed a new job in a cigarette factory — or, to phrase it more romantically, she will play the lead r […]
- Have You Seen This? When hip hop meets opera December 12, 2018Also, there's a Wikipedia article dedicated to the genre, and in 2001, Beyonce starred in "Carmen: A Hip Hopera," a made-for-TV movie. […]
- A Hip Hopera July 3, 2018Skeptics who don’t believe me can look no further than the 2001 MTV made-for-TV movie Carmen: A Hip Hopera, in which Beyonce gives us the objectively […]
- Carmen: A Hip-Hopera June 9, 2018Why it sucks: We all love rap music, right? And there’s nothing purer than a cipher full of gifted lyricists trading bars simply for the sport of it. […]
- Regina King Is Making A Cinderella Hip Hopera With A 'Cinderfella' At The Center June 1, 2017You may remember Beyoncé’s Carmen: A Hip Hopera—if you don’t, google it. The MTV production set the bar for “hip hopera” (hip hop and opera) by comple […]
This week, Tracy speaks with the multi-talented actor and director Robert Townsend. They talk about the classic "Hollywood Shuffle," his love of superheroes, and directing Beyoncé in the cult classic "Carmen: A Hip Hopera."
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