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Tim Westwood TV Covers ‘Wireless Week’ (Video)

Tim Westwood takes his act out from the stacks & racks of wax, out to the Wireless Week jam featuring FINE AZZ Megan Thee Stallion, Rich The Kid, Young Thug, and M Huncho. The backstage interview is dope to me, because I always enjoy seeing artists still giddy about doing interviews… It’s pure at that point in their careers. After a while, they get jaded; get too used to it.

One suggestion: More shots of Megan in this clip.


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Issa Rae Pays Tribute To Denzel Washington (Video)

Every man… THE man and that man! I heard that Issa. But no cap, YOU are that woman! And sis, you and that dress are a match made to light my FIRE! Respek on the name Denzel Washington for certain. But can I get a “HAVE MERCY!” for our sexy speaker Issa Rae?

Issa Rae talks about Denzel Washington at the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute on June 6, 2019 at the Dolby Theatre. The AFI LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: A TRIBUTE TO DENZEL WASHINGTON aired on Thursday, June 20, at 10:00 PM (ET/PT) on TNT. Sister network Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will also air the special in October 2019, during a night of programming dedicated to Washington’s work.
– American Film Institute


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Event: Tim Westwood Is Gonna Keep The Party Going All Summer Long (Video)

Nice work, Westwood. Hella NICE!!!

So much Honey-dripping… soooo much sweet and delicious Eye Candy everywhere. And here I was thinking Tim Westwood was all about the barz in the record stacks at the back of the old shack… Nah, son! Westwood is keeping Summer 2019 LIT!!


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Stetsasonic At The Jazz Cafe London (2019) [Live Performance] (Video)

Our homie DJ Majestik is the official DJ for Stetsasonic! Check out the most recent show they did in London.

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Watch The Full ‘In Living Color’ 25 Year Reunion Live Stream (Video)

Score for Comedy Hype! Would have been great to be there with the comedic greats. There was NOTHING that could touch these folks’ show when they were really on. Even if they called it a ‘Black SNL.’

Keenen Ivory Wayans, Kim Wayans, Shawn Wayans, David Alan Grier, and Tommy Davidson sit down to discuss “In Living Color’s” legacy at 2019 Tribeca Film Festival.

Enjoyed “Hollywood Shuffle” back in the day. Now I gotta go find a copy of that “Partners In Crime” followup to watch.


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ALL CAPS, no cap: BoneBreaker Jones, Sam Peezy, J-Sun KOA, GreaseKydz & Sikz Earned My RESPECT

Above: J-Sun on the left, Sikz on the right, and all the GreaseKydz right down the middle from front to back (Tea Bag da HerbalistShawty PlxExpo, Phobro da Ab)!

…and that was waaay before this past Friday night! That is why I extended an invitation for each of them to give a feature LIVE performance at the 16th Anniversary Celebration of The Remix, one of Atlanta’s best and longest-running Hip-Hop radio shows. When @ATLRemix gave me the green light to program the first hour of the six-hour event with a live cypher-inspired lineup, I immediately reached out to the talented folks who showed love, showed up, and showed out on my dream mixtape “Livin Proof” Rebooth LP project (posted on here a few years back). When I could not pay them anything more than RESPECT, they did that for me. And though my pockets are still hella lean and linty, I still have RESPECT, with interest, for all these guys (including post-Rebooth newcomer Sikz). RESPECT earned, RESPECT due, RESPECT paid… In that way, me and mine are very wealthy indeed (RESPECT stays being paid). And the night of the event, the brothers showed love, showed up, and showed out like I knew they would (and then some)!

Sidebar: RESPECT is crucial, you see. So much so, RESPECT! was the theme for our portion of the Anniversary Celebration event; a program within a program you will see tagged #ALLCAPS #nocap around the Interwebs. Because we mean it, we are shouting #RESPECT to everyone involved in making this happen – in ALL CAPS, no cap, from the tippy-top of the ‘Snocap’ (as in ‘snow-cap’ on top of the mountain, as you will see in the logo after the jump).

Engaging interviews and mind-blowing performances from my bredren BoneBreaker Jones (with Sam Peezy aka Tony Factory), J-Sun KOA (King Of Alabama), GreaseKydz (Expo, Phobro da Ab, Shawty Plx, Tea Bag da Herbalist) and Sikz #RESPECT #ALLCAPS #nocap

And the family of support I had was HUGE: Gerald Olivari, DJ Yogi, Tierra, BigDee, and Brittany of @ATLRemix …videography by Si-Video Production’s own Robert Nunnally and on-camera Host/Spokesmodel Liza Ashe of @GoodCurvy …my invited ‘press corps’ (@ArtByOdell and Ismael AbduSalaam) …and my consultant & stalwart ally Iman Lexington who answered all my what-do-you-think calls and emails leading up to the event. Even my nephew Jasen (J-Sun’s son) came through and stayed with his old uncle to make sure I was ‘safe’ while out that late at night. Plus, after a long work week, seeing all the familiar and new friendly faces in the place gave me LIFE #RESPECT #ALLCAPS #nocap

The whole night was EPIC! And, man, oh, MAN! Just wait until we get our audio and video finalized. Keep keeping your ears and eyes open for that. And keep checking back here for the exclusives!

(In the meantime, I tossed in a few behind-the-scenes screenshots after the jump.)


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When They See “When They See Us” People Will Really Understand The ‘Central Park Five’ Story (Trailer)

“When They See Us” was conceptualized and co-written by Ava DuVernay for Netflix and it is coming to take hearts and minds and twist them… to make us feel everything the falsely accused (and eventually exonerated) Central Park Five.

Just LOOK at who is attached. The exec producers (Oprah Winfrey, Robert De Niro) all the through to casting (Michael K. Williams, John Leguizamo, Felicity Huffman, Niecy Nash, Blair Underwood)… they will draw MILLIONS of viewers! We must learn. ALL of us.

Based on a true story that gripped the country, “When They See Us” will chronicle the notorious case of five teenagers of color, labeled the Central Park Five, who were convicted of a rape they did not commit. The four-part limited series will focus on the five teenagers from Harlem — Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, and Korey Wise. Beginning in the spring of 1989, when the teenagers were first questioned about the incident, the series will span 25 years, highlighting their exoneration in 2002 and the settlement reached with the city of New York in 2014.

“When They See Us” premieres May 31 only on Netflix.

– Netflix

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Nipsey Hussle’s Memorial Service: Black Sam’s Speech (Video)

Courtesy All Ohio TV.

Get your full issues of tissues because you will cry real tears here. Truly touching and REAL speech from Nipsey’s brother Black Sam. You will feel pain, and joy, and remorse, and pride by the time this clip is done. What a legacy Black Sam speaks life to. And it is not done. The Marathon Continues!

And the whole service is embedded after the jump, courtesy PBS NewsHour. Yes, Nipsey got full coverage on PBS like be was Mr. Rogers. He kind of was. RIP to Neighborhood Nip from Crenshaw and Slauson.


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Sway In The Morning SXSW 2019 Cypher (Video)

Okay! Sway brought the event to the event! Emcees get the Sway In The Morning platform at Austin’s SXSW 2019. Day 1 performances start above and continue after the jump.


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Bushwick Bill & Spice One Perform On The Sway In The Morning Stage At SXSW 2019 (Video)

Sway’s Universe stretches out from the Bay Area in every direction… and crosses all time! With these performances, Sway takes it back to the Bay, back to back-in-the-day, and down south a way to Texas… Spice One and Bushwick Bill (of Geto Boys)!

SXSW 2019 had to be beyond litty, for this alone!


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DMC Has A Message For The DJs & Fans At Mobile Beat Las Vegas (Video)

Shout to Gerald Olivari with BV Mobile Apps for sharing this awesomeness from DMC.

Y’all (fans, us included) have been showing love to DMC for decades. So, he has to keep getting on stages and wrecking ’em. And he’s TIRED. Whew!

(HAAA! What a wonderful problem to have, right? Keep going, Darryl Mac! We love you, man!)


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R&B Songstress Des Monroe On ‘Love Ultra Radio’ (Live Interview Tonight)

Here’s a word from the wise, and if you’re hip you’ll take the tip. Iman Lexington (yeah, she is wise, and THE PLUG) shared that (1) Love Ultra Radio is back on the platform again TONIGHT (2) with special guest Des Monroe. You know, Des with her debut project “Twenty” out on Tidal and a bunch of other streaming spots. The First Lady of Xth Power… that Des Monroe. The 2019 Takeoff ATL Urban Music Awards nominee for Best Female R&B Performance, Project/EP Of The Year, and R&B Female Artist Of The Year… that Des Monroe.

If you are still not knowing. LEARN! Tune in to the homie Jah Prince by clicking the Listen Live option and choosing ‘DaFlavaRadio1’ at You can even dial 712-432-8479 on any phone and listen live. You CANNOT miss this. You don’t even need a radio to jam to the radio tonight! Live mixing, good chat, engaging host, hot guest, and I.Lex gave it her bless… Yep, I know where I’ll be at 10pm (Eastern). In fact, I’ll be there jamming EARLY. Join me!



Event: See Starting 5 (Fashawn x Stro x Ezri x Cantrell x 070 Phi) Tomorrow For FREE. RSVP Now!

Dope! What a hookup!

The ‘new blood’ on Mass Appeal’s roster (you know, Nas’ label)… They have been touring the U.S. as the Starting 5, and the tour’s last stop is at Vinyl (Atlanta, Georgia) this Tuesday, March 5th. AND you can see Fashawn, Stro, Ezri, Cantrell, AND 070 Phi for the FREE.99!

All you gotta do is follow the link and RSVP. Go. NOW!


Sports: Clemson University Wins The 2019 College Football National Championship (Video)

It still stings. A whuppin’ will do that. But the better team won last night, and I am ready to say it… capitalized for effect: The Clemson Tigers Pounced Upon, Pounded Down, And Prevailed Over The Alabama Crimson Tide (my Alma Mater) To Win The College Football National Championship.

Clemson is the best football team in the land. They beat us… DOWN! We were out-played, out-coached, out-willed. Period. The Tigers are UNDEFEATED and UNDENIABLE.

Congratulations to Dabo Swinney and his boys. And no, I am not angry, at all, over their win (no hate). When asked about his final message to the team before they came out to start the game, Clemson Coach Swinney said he told the players (1) to join him in reciting The Lord’s Prayer, (2) to play with joy, and (3) that he loved them.

Man. They won right then! They just hit the gridiron and made it official.

It was an honor for The Tide to meet real Champions on the field of battle. And an honor to watch it (on the big screen… munching on ‘super nachos’ and peach cobbler a la mode) with a living room full of Bama fans.

That’s my take. Coach Nick Saban speaks on the Alabama championship loss after the jump.

#WatchHighlightsAbove #UntilNextYear #CongratsChamps


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Red Bull Music Academy Guest: No I.D. (Video)

Good piece! Resist the urge to skip to the part where No I.D. discusses “The making of 4:44 with Jay-Z.” This whole video is engaging, informative, and insightful.

No I.D. sat down with Chicago journalist Andrew Barber to discuss his early years with Common, managing Kanye West, becoming friends with Jay-Z and why humility and focus are key to success in this public lecture as part of the Red Bull Music Festival Chicago 2018. #RBMCHI #HipHop
– Red Bull Music Academy

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Eric Bischoff’s TEDxNaperville Talk On ‘The News Mimicking Pro Wrestling’ (Video)

Hang on through the beginning, speaker Eric Bischoff has some points to make. But like all good ‘sports entertainment’ there is a setup before the ‘real’ match gets started. And watch for the ‘swerve.’

Yes. The news is more like ‘rasslin than we thought. Let Eric explain.

Professional Wrestling and Political News Media have become the ultimate tag team, both utilizing the exact same techniques and formula’s for a very specific outcome. And the outcome is not what you think it is… In 1991, Turner Broadcasting’s World Championship Wrestling (WCW) recruited Eric as an on-camera talent. His entrepreneurial instincts and interests quickly propelled him from talent through the corporate ranks to become WCW’s President in 1998. Before leaving Turner Broadcasting in 1999, Eric had established WCW as the leader in the sports/entertainment category and is largely credited for re-inventing the professional wrestling genre. Eric also created the New World Order (nWo) brand for the TNT Network and was responsible for growing licensing, merchandising, pay-per-view, and live event business units by more than $325M. In 2002, he joining longtime competitor Vince McMahon to be an on-air character on the highly successful USA Network Series “RAW”.
– TEDx Talks


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Snoop Dogg Honored With His Own Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame (Video)

Have you peeped the news of Snoop getting his star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame yet? You already KNOW he brought some gangsta to the situation… ready to experience The DoggFather gone HollyHood for real though? #CripwalkOfFame

Beloved rapper Snoop Dogg received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday. The ceremony began at 11:30 a.m. right in front of the El Capitan Entertainment Center on Hollywood Boulevard.
– ABC7

(Wow! Look at who showed up for it, too. Dope!)

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Dave Chappelle Speaks On Ethics And The Relevance Of What He Did NOT Do (Video)

What was that? You wish there was more Dave Chappelle content posted on here? Well, what a coincidence 😉

In a rare interview, comedian Dave Chappelle tells “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King about why he is connecting with a part of his family history at Allen University in Columbia, South Carolina. His great-grandfather, Bishop William David Chappelle, was a former President at the University.
– CBS This Morning


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Young M.A Behind The Scenes, On The Scene At The Pornhub Awards, And Receiving The Visionary Award (Video)

Young M.A pulls up at the Pornhub Awards because of-f**king-COURSE she’d be a great fit for anything with the ‘Hub (all that girl-girl, dodil talk). By invitation, she gives them (and us) a taste of the Red Lyfe!

Young M.A performs at The PornHub Awards, where she wins the Visionary Award. That same night she boarded a plane for South Africa.

(And bet both pockets a few of those stars wanted more than M.A’s bars that night, but she had to keep it moving!)


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Eye Candy: The Black Tape Project (Video)

Bikinis made of tape… and little else. VERY little! Yeeeep, I’m here for that #Wowzers


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