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Emmys 2017: Donald Glover, Riz Ahmed, Big Little Lies and Black Mirror Win Big

Donald Glover was among the big winners at the Emmys last night. Glover took home awards for both Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and…
Winston Cook-Wilson / September 18, 2017

Watch Riz Ahmed’s Impassioned Spoken Word Performance About Islamophobia on Fallon

Actor-slash-rapper Riz Ahmed was a guest on last night's Tonight Show, where he performed a stirring rendition of a spoken-word poem entitled "Sour Times." He introduced the poem…
Andy Cush / August 15, 2017

2017 Emmy Nominations Include Nods to Atlanta and Stranger Things

Nominations for the 2017 Emmy Awards arrived today. Stranger Things, Westworld, and The Handmaid's Tale are up for best drama series, alongside Better Call Saul, This Is Us, House of Cards, and Netflix Queen Elizabeth II…
Anna Gaca / July 13, 2017

Riz MC Stars in New Video for Hamilton Mixtape’s “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)”

Hamilton will make its Los Angeles premiere this August. There's an ongoing promotional contest, and now, a new music video from the 23-track mixtape. Lin-Manuel Miranda went on…
Brian Josephs / June 28, 2017

Swet Shop Boys – “Thas My Girl”

After a few one-off videos following last year's album Cashmere, Swet Shop Boys—former Das Racist rapper Heems and actor Riz Ahmed—have dropped a new single titled "Thas My…
Rob Arcand / May 10, 2017

Riz Ahmed Tells Parliament That British TV’s Lack of Diversity Might Inspire People to Join ISIS

Yesterday, actor and rapper Riz Ahmed (Rogue One, The Night Of, Swet Shop Boys, etc.) gave the yearly lecture on diversity to the UK Parliament, which…
Winston Cook-Wilson / March 3, 2017

Riz Ahmed Raps Twista Lyrics and Sleeps With Lena Dunham in the Girls Season 6 Premiere

The premiere episode of the sixth and final season of Lena Dunham's Girls was--needless to say, perhaps--filled with facepalm moments. How do we count the ways? It would…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 13, 2017

‘Colbert’ Grabs an Angel Olsen Performance and a Riz MC (Riz Ahmed) Freestyle

The Night Of star Riz Ahmed/Riz MC has a new project with Heems on the way and Angel Olsen has a new album coming out in a couple of…
Brian Josephs / August 30, 2016

‘The Night Of’ Star Riz Ahmed Leads a Double Life as Riz MC

Riz Ahmed might be having the busiest year of his life. Not only does the U.K.-born actor and musician have the lead role on HBO's critically celebrated…
Rachel Brodsky / August 17, 2016