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!
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!
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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 Along, Girls Trip) and Aaron McGruder (best known for his comic strip turned Adult Swim series The Boondocks) are developing Black America for Amazon Studios.
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.
We believe the time to speak up is now, before the show has been written or cast. Before @hbo invests too much money into #Confederate.
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
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.
ASAP Mob is shaping up to drop the second installment of Cozy Tapes with Cozy Tapes Vol. 2! ASAP Rocky confirmed it Saturday afternoon with this tweet. The project has only spawned two tracks thus far: “Wrong” with Rocky and Ferg, and “RAF” featuring Rocky, Playboi Carti, Frank Ocean, Lil Uzi Vert, and Quavo.
In addition to Cozy Tapes Vol. 2 on the way, ASAP Twelvyy’s debut studio album 12 will be out next Friday, August 4th (8+4 =12). That’s lowkey genius!
Kendrick Lamar and Nas Discuss the Swizz Beatz-Timbaland Beat Battle. Between the two producer giants, who do y’all think is #WithTheSmoke?
At its forefront, not only is hip-hop a young man’s game, it’s also a competitive sport in which rap adversaries go head to head with bars—the end result guiding us (the fans) to determine which is the best emcee.
Although emcees fighting for “the throne” in rap is nothing new, a beat battle between producers is something worth the surrounding hype. I’m not necessarily certain if beat battles have been around; however, a match-up between the legendary Swizz Beatz and Timbaland will definitely go down in the rap history books.
Just a couple weeks ago (July 14), Swizz challenged Timbo the King to a beat battle. The challenge was offered during a Hot 97 promo run for the upcoming Mayweather-McGregor fight.
Both super producers have campaigned the hottest names in rap— such as Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul,and Nas— about the outcome of the epic battle. Swizz caught up with Nas in a studio somewhere in which the Queensbridge legend calls Swizz and Timbo, “two top tier n-ggas going at it.” Nas didn’t give a clear answer on whose side he’s reppin’ but he encouraged the beat battle as “what the game needs.”
“Y’all both my brothers, so I just want to watch it go down,” he continues.
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On the other side of the scale, Timbaland posted a video of Swizz chopping it up with Kendrick and Soulo. While Kendrick almost speaks a victory for Swizz into existence, he bounces back quickly by changing the subject. Watch what Kendrick says to Swizz regarding the battle and determine for yourself who Kendrick’s rollin’ with.