Blank Stare Corner brings you Donnell Regusters to deliver you film critiques on independent films or as we like to call it, Reel Rap. You see what we did there? Check back on January 1st to get his first real review. Until then here's a little introduction to the blogger of the hour and why we think he's qualified to give an educated opinion on the topic at hand.
Donnell Regusters is a media professional who is a product of the Hip-Hop generation. Born in Philadelphia and raised in the nearby suburb of Yeadon he began his journalism career as a student at the University of Maryland at College Park interviewing hip-hop artists of the era like the Wu Tang Clan and Hieroglyphics. As a journalist he also interviewed film directors like Kasi Lemmons and Agnieszka Holland and legends like Harry Belafonte. His love for film led him to pursue his Masters degree at American University for Communications where he became a student of media and cinema. He continued to work as a freelance hip-hop journalist while in school but his focus was video production. After grad school he began working at Comcast producing news segments for the public affairs department. Working on
news segments and projects like the critically acclaimed Paper Chasers Hip Hop Documentary he learned how to put a project together. His next step would be to leave Washington, DC and move back to his home Philadelphia, PA and put his journalism and video production skills to work. Donnell began interviewing talent on camera and produced segments for a TV show called Hip-Hop Nation that was syndicated throughout the country on NBC. He also produced a DVD called Just for the Spittas that featured interviews and performances with artists from the Philadelphia and New York rap scene. While producing his own work he produced segments and worked cameras for Back 2 Basics Real Rap TV one of Philadelphia’s premier hip-hop shows and DVD producers.
Currently Donnell is the co-host of Brother Tommy and Friends an online radio show that focuses on music, culture, and politics in the Black Community. He also is working on his first feature length documentary. When not working on the air or producing projects he is a
youth mentor and advocate for education reform.