Will Smith Says Barrack Obama Gave Him the Green Light to Portray Him In A Movie

According to Will Smith, Barrack Obama gave him the green light to play him in a future movie role. It’d be a hit for sure!

I don’t know about y’all, but I definitely miss Barrack as our president. He exemplified the embodiment of grown man swag–plus he was the coolest president ever on so many levels! It’s only a matter of time before we are blessed with a movie focused on his life as the 44th POTUS.

While not currently official, Will Smith shared with The Late Late Show host James Corden that Barrack Obama granted Smith the permission to portray him in a movie role in the future. It was during Tuesday’s (August 8th) debut episode of Corden’s wildly successful Carpool Karaoke segment—which is now a stand-alone show on Apple Music—in which Smith jokingly revealed the news.

“I talked to Barack about it. He told me that he felt confident that I had the ears for that role.” Watch the first Carpool Karaoke episode below!

 

 

 

 

 

Source: The Fader 

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Kelly Rowland and Syd to Collab for Rowland’s Next Album

Kelly Rowland and Syd to Collab for Rowland’s Next Album. Read more info on TheOriginalChatman. As always like, share, comment, and provide feedback!

The beautiful and extremely talented Kelly Rowland hasn’t dropped a new album since 2013’s, Talk A Good Game. However, she still has her foot deep within her music.

Recently on a Beats 1 radio show, Rowland discussed her upcoming music, and even mentioned a collaboration with someone in the industry whose been gaining a lot of traction lately. The collaborator will be none other than Syd, the lead singer of The Internet (the Odd Future affiliated soul-R&B band). Apparently Kelly is a huge fan of Syd’s voice and her music.

According to Rowland, she thinks everything about her voice “is just so effortless”  which allows her to be sucked in while Syd sings. She used the hit Internet song “Girl” as a reference to express her fandom for the leading lady.

Besides her love of all things Syd, Kelly discussed the delay in new music while also dabbling on finding a neutral ground between youth and older age. “I’m in this really glorious time where I’m receiving a lot of information and I feel like I have to give that back out too.”

I’m sure once Kelly and Syd release their collab together, our ears will be blessed with amazing music. Also, minor spoiler alert! On last night’s episode of HBO’s Insecure, Syd made a cameo on the show! I was lowkey excited, yall!

Want to listen to the full Beats 1 Radio Show? Click here!

Source: Blavity 

The ‘Fast and Furious’ Franchise Reinvents Itself As A Live Tour

The ‘Fast and Furious’ Franchise Reinvents Itself As A Live Tour. Read more info on TheOriginalChatman.Com!

Vin Diesel
Image via Universal Studios

No doubt, the Fast and Furious franchise will be one of the greatest and most remembered franchises of all time. This past Wednesday, one of the biggest stars from the franchise made an announcement via Facebook that sparked new life into F&F.

According to a video posted to his official Facebook page, Vin Diesel will be part of a live Fast and Furious world tour. Could you imagine jumping from car to car while in motion? Or driving exotic cars through buildings!?

You probably won’t get the chance to jump in a car and experience the stunts firsthand; however, once the tour comes to an arena near you, you’ll be able to witness the potential hype surrounding the tour. Watch Diesel make the announcement in the video below.

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“I am in New York, believe it or not, and we are filming something that is going to be pretty state of the art,” said Diesel, “something no one’s ever seen before, which is a live show. I think it’s first going to be showed at the O2 Arena in London, but it’s going to go all over the world and we’re really excited about it.”

Variety says that the live world tour will be produced by Universal Studios. The tour reportedly is slated to recreate some of the biggest stunts in the history of the series.

The live tour details are still under wraps. Be sure to check it out January 2018 in an arena near you.

Source(s): Complex, Variety

Big Boi Blesses A 5-Year-Old Paralyzed Child With A Gift

Big Boi Blesses A 5-Year-Old Paralyzed Child With A Gift

Antwan Big Boi” Patton, one-half of legendary rap duo Outkast, has done a good deed that is enough to warm anyone’s heart.

Back in April, five-year-old Abriya Ellison was shot by an unknown shooter while playing in her bouncy castle. Although Ellison survived the tragic incident, it left her paralyzed from the waist down. Once hearing of the Georgia native’s story, Big Boi began to reach out to Ellison and her family.

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Image via Channel 2 News/WSBTV Atlanta

Abriya was gifted with a bulldog puppy that will be trained to be her service dog, courtesy of Big Boi’s Pitfall Kennels.

WSB Atlanta asked what she’d name her new puppy enthusiastically shouting, “King!”

The Atlanta news outlet also mentions Big Boi and his brother James will cover the animal’s vet care. Meanwhile, Patton will pay Ellison’s GoFundMe needs while also giving her a handicapped-accessible bathroom.

Despite what happened to her, the rapper took note of Abriya’s positive spirit and energy in an on-camera interview with WSB Atlanta.“She’s been through a lot and to see how strong she is now, that was just like ‘Oh my goodness.’ She’s definitely inspiring and it just touched our heart, so we’re just trying to do what we can do to help.”

Check out video of the interview here.

Source: WSB Atlanta, HipHopDX, AJC.com

Will Packer and Aaron McGruder To Develop Alt-History Series for Amazon: ‘Black America’

Will Packer and Aaron McGruder To Develop Alt-History Series for Amazon: ‘Black America’

 

I’ve never watched HBO’s Game of Thrones, but after last week’s news on the Internet about GoT creators developing an alt-historical based show called Confederate in which the southern states seceded and slavery is legal, it may be difficult for me to get into Thrones now.

In what seems like a direct response to Confederate, Will Packer (Think Like A Man franchises, Ride AlongGirls Trip) and Aaron McGruder (best known for his comic strip turned Adult Swim series The Boondocks) are developing Black America for Amazon Studios.

Aaron McGruder; Will Packer
Side by side photos of Will Packer and The Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder. Image via Rex/Shutterstock.

In the same arena as Confederate, Black America also serves as an alt-history series where newly freed African-Americans create a sovereign nation called New Colonia from the states of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama as reparations from slavery. 

Previously under wraps, the Black America team decided to reveal the project’s premise. According to Deadline, HBO’s announcement of Confederate was the right time for Packer and McGruder to move forward with their brainchild of a project. “It felt this was the appropriate time to make sure that audiences and the creative community knew that there was a project that preexisted and we are pretty far down the road with it,” Packer told Deadline. Packer even says there are few black Americans today who haven’t considered the concept of reparation.

Furthermore, we can thank activist April Reign (the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag creator) for spearheading the #NoConfederate trending Twitter hashtag.

What are everyone’s thoughts on Confederate and Black America, respectively?

Source(s): DeadlineVariety

Joey Badass and Logic Freestyle on His Instagram

Joey Badass and Logic link up for an impromptu freestyle session during some downtime on the Everybody Tour.

#ICYMI!!!

On Tuesday (Aug. 8th), Logic and Joey Badass posted a video of them vibing out during an impromptu freestyle session. The session was posted to each rapper’s Instagram page, respectively.

Freestyle sessions with my homie @joeybadass

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If you thought they were just hanging out by random, think again. Joey and Logic are currently on tour promoting their albums, All-Amerikkkan Bada$$ and Everybody, the same name of the tour. Although a fire freestyle between both artists, who wouldn’t love to see an actual collaboration flourish from them both?

The Everybody Tour began on July 7th in Salt Lake City and will continue until August 26th where it will conclude in Toronto. Feel free to check out the rest of the tour schedule here.

August 10 – Baltimore, MD @ Pier Six Pavilion
August 12 – Kansas City, MO @ Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
August 13 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinewood Bowl Theater
August 14 – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
August 16 – St. Paul, MN @ Roy Wilkins Auditorium
August 18 – Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion
August 19 – Indianapolis, IN @ Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn
August 20 – Detroit, MI @ Meadowbrook Amphitheater
August 23 – Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion
August 24 – Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion
August 26 – Toronto, ON @ Echo Beach

Source(s): Pigeons and Planes

HBO’s ‘Insecure’ Has Been Renewed for a Season 3!

Despite it’s current second season run, fans will be happy HBO’s Insecure has been renewed for season 3! The hit comedy will also compete with fellow comedy series Ballers, which has also been renewed for a fourth season.

Straight from the Twitter of Issa Rae— we’ll be getting a season three of her hit HBO comedy series Insecure!

Although currently in its second season run, this is great news for those of us who are still undecided as to whether we’re #TeamIssa or #TeamLawrence.

Insecure follows the narrative of Issa and Molly, her best friend, as they navigate their relationships at work and in the love department. The premise of season 2 we witness the rocky relationship (or what is left of it) after her breakup with boyfriend Lawrence who has already moved on yet still has lingering feelings for his ex.

HBO has also renewed Ballers for a fourth season, the Dwayne Johnson-helmed project which is currently in its third season.