While working at an elementary school as a media specialist, we did a project called I’ve Got The Blues TV, and our first show was why I left Hip Hop for the Blues. Coincidentally we did an interview with Bessie Smith and Queen Latifah. Two amazing students were acting as the singers of course. Our project was taped in a talk show format and my students asked the artists questions about their careers and why they chose their specific genres of music. The project was a hit , so when I saw that HBO was actually doing a Bessie Smith biopic with Queen Latifah starring as Bessie Smith I found myself overwhelmed with excitement. I really hope my former students will get a chance to see this biopic one day and remember our project. Unfortunately I can not post the project that I did with my students due to confidentiality agreements, but I can post the trailer to HBO’s new Biopic Bessie. Here it goes. Bessie debuts on May 16, 2015 on HBO.