Tariq Nasheed

Tariq Allah Nasheed also known as Tariq Elite,[1] King Flex,[2] and K-Flex,[3] is an American film producer and social media commentator.[4][5]

Tariq Allah Nasheed
Born
Other names
  • Tariq Elite
  • King Flex
  • K-Flex
Occupation
Known forHidden Colors film series
Notable work
The Art of Mackin'

Film career

Hidden Colors series

Nasheed produced the 2011 documentary film Hidden Colors: The Untold History of People of Aboriginal, Moor, and African Descent.[6][7] Nasheed's follow-up film and DVD, Hidden Colors 2: The Triumph of Melanin, was released in 2012.[8][5]

In 2014, Nasheed released Hidden Colors 3: The Rules of Racism.[9]

Hidden Colors 4: The Religion of White Supremacy was released in June 2016.[10]

Hidden Colors 5: The Art of Black Warfare was released in August 2019.[10] During a screening of the film in the UK, Nasheed was banned from entering the country by the UK Home Office as he was deemed "not conducive to the public good."[11]

Feature films

In 2013, Nasheed released the horror film Dark Medicine, which he also wrote and directed.[12]

Music career

In 1999, Nasheed released his debut album under the moniker K-Flex Was Yo Ass; a follow-up album The Art Of Mackin' was released in 2002.[13]

He is the lead singer of the R&B musical group Mink Slide.[14] Mink Slide's first album, Egyptian Musk, debuted at #12 on Billboard R&B Albums charts in 2018.[15]

Use of term "bed wench"

Nasheed has referred to black women who date interracially as "bed wenches" on social media.[16] In using this term, which historically was used to disparage black women who were raped by their masters during slavery, he has revived and popularized its use.[17] However his use of the term has been criticized because a black woman who chooses to have relationships and consensual sex outside of her race is not included within the traditional definition of the term.[18] He has also coined the term “Negro bed wench mentality” which he has expanded upon in great detail on his podcast.[17]

Filmography

  • Hidden Colors (2011)
  • Hidden Colors 2 (2012)
  • Dark Medicine (2013)
  • Hidden Colors 3 (2014)
  • Hidden Colors 4 (2016)
  • 1804: The Hidden History of Haiti (2017)
  • Hidden Colors 5 (2019)
  • Buck Breaking (2021)

Bibliography

  • The Art of Mackin' (2000) ISBN 0971135339[19]
  • Play or Be Played: What Every Female Should Know About Men, Dating, and Relationships (2004) ISBN 1439188769[19]
  • The Mack Within (2005) ISBN 144062514X[19]
  • The Art Of Gold Digging (2008) ISBN 0971135320[19]
  • The Elite Way: 10 Rules Men Must Know in Order to Deal With Women (2009) ISBN 0971135347[19]

References

  1. ^ France, Lisa Respers (May 3, 2010). "Bullock's adoption of black baby stirs debate". CNN. Archived from the original on July 23, 2011. Retrieved July 23, 2011.
  2. ^ Woods, Stacey Grenrock (February 2, 2009). "How to Behave on a One-Night Stand". Esquire. ISSN 0194-9535. Archived from the original on July 23, 2011. Retrieved July 23, 2011.
  3. ^ Miles, Jonathan (January 2, 2005). "Misbehavin'". The New York Times. Archived from the original on July 23, 2011. Retrieved July 23, 2011.
  4. ^ Kearse, Stephen (December 19, 2018). "Wild Speculation Isn't Worth Much. A 'Theory,' However..." The New York Times. Retrieved April 30, 2020.
  5. ^ a b Pinkerton, Nick (December 5, 2012). "Hidden Colors 2: The Triumph of Melanin". The Village Voice. Retrieved May 3, 2020.
  6. ^ "Movies — Hidden Colors". WRTR. Archived from the original on July 23, 2011. Retrieved July 23, 2011.
  7. ^ Jacques-White, Lorraine (November 30, 2011). "America's Got 'Hidden Colors'". CBS Atlanta. Archived from the original on September 9, 2018. Retrieved May 23, 2020.
  8. ^ "Hidden Colors 2 (2012)". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. Archived from the original on April 10, 2013.
  9. ^ Dickerson, Jessica (July 30, 2014). "'Hidden Colors' Filmmaker Tariq Nasheed: 'Eric Garner Was Lynched'". HuffPost.
  10. ^ a b "Hidden Colors". Retrieved April 30, 2020.
  11. ^ Sudan, Richard (August 8, 2019). "We need anti-racism activists like Tariq Nasheed in the UK – but the Home Office would rather let Trump in". The Independent. Retrieved May 16, 2020.
  12. ^ Davis, Jim (2013). "The Eugenist (Review)". Influx Magazine. Archived from the original on June 15, 2018. Retrieved May 23, 2020.
  13. ^ "K-Flex". Discogs.
  14. ^ Harriot, Michael (March 9, 2018). "The Hotepocalypse Is Upon Us! Tariq Nasheed Goes Full Sisqo". The Root. Retrieved May 28, 2020.
  15. ^ "The APX Releases Single "Your Touch" Featuring Mink Slide". Broadway World. May 24, 2019. Retrieved May 4, 2021.
  16. ^ Jones, Monique (May 7, 2019). "Analyzing Black Women's Love For Chris Evans". ColorWebMag. Retrieved June 6, 2020.
  17. ^ a b Hudson, Shafiqah (October 11, 2013). ""Negro Bed Wench?" Negro, Please". Ebony. Retrieved June 6, 2020.
  18. ^ Shaw, A.R. (December 25, 2019). "Tariq Nasheed upset, claims 'Queen & Slim' lead actress worships White men". Rollingout. Retrieved June 6, 2020.
  19. ^ a b c d e "Tariq Nasheed". AALBC. Retrieved February 14, 2014.

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