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Big Tigger And Rapsody To Host Revolt’s ‘Off Top’ Video Show

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Revolt TV announced yesterday they are launching another Hip Hop-centered show and this one will be all about bars.

The show, Off Top, will be a Yo! MTV Raps-esque video series with interviews of some of the games most notable artists and the most prolific up and comers. Off Top will be hosted by Grammy Award winning rapper Rapsody and former BET host Big Tigger.

“This show is sorely needed in our culture right now,” Big Tigger said in an interview with HipHopDX. “It’s an opportunity to get up, close and personal in a different manner other than social media with your favorite artists. Not only will you have these candid, deep conversations, you’ll also get these amazing performances that you’ll be able to see on REVOLT, social and digital.”

The premiere episode features Conway The Machine, while upcoming episodes include interviews with NLE Choppa, Latto, G Herbo, Lil Tjay, Soulja Boy, Young Dolph & Key Glock, DDG, King Combs, Erica Banks, Yung Bleu, Reason, Buddy and Guapdad 4000 are already in the can.

Off Top premieres on Friday (July 23) at 9 p.m. EST on REVOLT’s TV channel.

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Harvey Weinstein Extradited to Los Angeles to Face Sexual Assault Charges

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According to a report from TMZ, disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has been extradited to L.A. to face indictments for more sexual assault charges.

Weinstein has been indicted for eleven charges stemming from sexual assault allegations from five different women. The 69-year-old former film producer has already been convicted of rape in New York and is sentenced to 23 years in prison, but now has to face charges on the West Coast.

Weinstein’s attorney Mark Werksman said the producer’s legal team was given notice that Weinstein was being extradited on Tuesday and that his flight was going nonstop to L.A. so that he can possibly make his Wednesday court appearance. His lawyers attempted to stop the extradition, but the District Attorney in Los Angeles did not want to wait for a judge ruling in New York in that matter.

TheSource.com will update this story as details develop.

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‘Power’ Actor Isaiah Stokes Indicted In NYC Shooting, Charged With Second Degree Murder

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According to a report from BET, an actor from the popular Power series was indicted this past Friday on weapons possession and second-degree murder charges for broad daylight shooting in NYC that left one man dead.

Isaiah Stokes, who is known for his roles on Boardwalk Empire, Law & Order, and Power, was caught by a surveillance camera firing almost a dozen shots at Tyrone Jones, 37, who was sitting in a parked Jeep in Jamaica, Queens on the afternoon of February 7.

According to prosecutors, the motive for the shooting has not been discovered.

Stokes, who was arraigned July 16 before Supreme Court Justice Kenneth Holder, is facing a three-count indictment that includes a second-degree murder charge and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree. The actor will be sentenced today and he faces 25 years to life in prison if convicted.

Stokes first appeared on the TV screen in 2006, when he appeared on the Denis Leary FX series Rescue Me.

He’s since gone on to appear in Law & Order: SVU, Boardwalk EmpireThe AmericansLouieBlue BloodsThe Mysteries of Laura, and more. His most recent acting credit was in the Starz drama Power, in which he played Mozzy in a 2019 episode of the series.

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WE Network To Premiere ‘The Mysterious Death Of Eazy-E’ Series Next Month

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Compton native Eric “Eazy-E” Wright has been recognized as one of the pioneers of Gangsta Rap, but his sudden death and its cause put a black eye on his legacy in Hip Hop history. , In August, a four-part documentary entitled The Mysterious Death Of Eazy-E hopes to uncover some of the questions surrounding the untimely passing of one of Hip Hop’s giants.

Eazy-E died March 26, 1995, of complications from HIV/AIDS after being admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles just a month earlier for what is described as a “violent cough”. Wright’s daughter Ebie and her mother Tracy Jernagin use the documentary as a platform to inform the public that they never believed that the N.W.A. founder died from AIDS.

“Something just did not seem right,” Jernagin said. “He died unusually fast. He did not lose weight. He was not a drug abuser. It’s like one day he’s fine, the next day he’s dying.”

One of the people whose absence is noticed is an actor and former N.W.A. member Ice Cube. In a past interview, Ebie said, “The only person that actually matters to this story I’m telling, who hasn’t talked on it so far, I’m just being completely honest … is Ice Cube. It really breaks my heart that he hasn’t spoken on this yet because I grew up with his sons and I have a really good relationship with them.”

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[WATCH] 50 Cent Premieres Trailer, Release Date For ‘BMF’ Series

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After a long-awaited release, 50 Cent took to IG to premiere the trailer for the BMF series, which is slated to debut on the Starz network in September.

“The real s*** just hit different, @lilmeechbmf Green Light Gang,” captioned Fif.

In the trailer, Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory, who is played by his son Lil Meech, along with his brother Terry “Southwest T” Flenory launch their drug trade operation which expanded the Black Mafia Family into one of the largest drug empires ever in the United States.

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‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ Director Malcolm D. Lee Talks Helming His First Animation and LeBron James’ Future In Acting

Space Jam 2 Director Malcolm D. Lee Talks Helming His First Animation and LeBron James Future In Acting

Space Jam: A New Legacy starring LeBron James is set to premiere on Friday, July 16th and anticipation is high!

We caught up with the director Malcolm D. Lee, who is best known for directing The Best Man and Girl’s Trip, at the Court Tune Up at Mae Grant Park in Harlem, New York.

The Court Tune Up was a two-day Space Jam-themed block party celebrating legacy court coming to the playground and the release of the movie.

Malcolm D. Lee has been putting in work for over two decades and although Space Jam 2 marks his first animation film, he admits “there’s no way I would’ve been able to make this movie” without his prior experience.

Malcolm D. Lee talks LeBron James’ future in acting, names his favorite Looney Tune character, and gave The Best Man fans an update on the upcoming television series adaptation.

Read the full interview below:

Miss2Bees: Don Cheadle said that LeBron James delivered an Oscar-worthy performance. Do you agree with this statement?

Malcolm D. Lee: Oscar-worthy? I mean, he’s really good. I mean, LeBron is a tremendous talent. I think he’s got a lot of range. So I, what I will say is, I don’t think this is going to be his last movie and it’ll be well-deserved. 

MS2B: I believe this marks your first time working on animation, right? Were there any difficulties that you faced? 

MDL: A lot! I mean, you know, just, just, you know, not knowing the process of animation and how it works and visual effects. I was very intimidated by that, but, you know, once I understood what all it was about and how the process works, I was all in. And I just felt like, you know these are just storytelling tools that are in the filmmakers’ toolbox. So I was very glad to, you know, get past the veil of mystery and say, ‘oh, okay. This is how this works.’ And so fortunately I had like some of the best people in the business, working with me, both on the animation side at Warner animation group, as well as ILM (Industrial Light and Magic). So, you know, having them there kind of showing me the ropes, this was like, oh, okay. But if I hadn’t had 10 movies under my belt and 20 years of experience, there’s no way I would’ve been able to make this movie.

MS2B: Was the most fun moment of making this movie? 

MDL: You know, I, I think I would say it’s not necessarily when I was shooting, because it was very, very tough. I would say it’s when every time we would do a visual effects review and see where we were progressing with our characters or with our world building, it was amazing. It was like, it was like Christmas on my birthday, seeing how the film kept getting more and more elevated with each pass that we would do. So I think that was, that was most of the dirt. 

MS2B: Who is your favorite Looney tune? Character, 

MDL: Daffy duck. That’s my dude, man. Like, you know, he’s sarcastic and he’s droll. You always got a plan to make money. It doesn’t always work out. Um, he’s just, he’s, he’s the funniest to me. 

MS2B: So we don’t have too much time left, but you have been in the game for a long time, contributed to Hollywood with The Best Man and Girls Trip. Do you plan to be a part of The Best Man television series? 

MDL: Of course, I’m spearheading it. That series doesn’t happen without me. 

MS2B: What’s the progress on that? Can we get any exclusive insight on that project? 

MDL: We’re starting our writer’s room very, very soon. And we start filming in, uh, February. 

MS2B: I am curious to know, will Terrence Howard to be a part of it? Because he announced his retirement right after Empire ended. 

MDL: He is retired, but he’s coming out of retirement for this good.

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Former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle To Develop “Blackout”

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Former President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama are working on Blackout to tell Black love stories. 

Higher Ground, founded by the Obamas, is teaming up with Temple Hill Entertainment for a project called Blackout. The programming will be developed concurrently as a TV series and film adaptation.

They’ve enlisted six authors to write six love stories for the project to be featured on Netflix. 

It’s based on the perspective of 12 teens during a summer power outage in New York City.  Dhonielle Clayton (Tiny Pretty Things), Tiffany D. Jackson (Allegedly), Nic Stone (Dear Martin), Angie Thomas (The Hate U Give), Ashley Woodfolk (The Beauty that Remains) and Nicola Yoon (Everything, Everything) have been tapped to pen the stories.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Blackout becomes the Obamas’ latest project for Netflix, joining features American Factory, Becoming, Crip Camp, kids-focused entry Ada Twist and We the People, with several others in various stages of development.

The Obamas inked a Netflix producing deal in May 2018. The former first couple set an expansive first slate of film and TV projects in April 2019.

The description on Netflix describes Blackout as :

“Six prolific authors have written six Black love stories all taking place during a power outage on a sweltering summer night.

From the perspective of 12 teens with six shots of love, Blackout takes place as a heatwave blankets New York City in darkness and causes an electric chaos.

When the lights go out and people reveal hidden truths, love blossoms, friendships transform, and all possibilities take flight.

An ex-couple must bury their rivalry and walk the length of Manhattan to make it back to Brooklyn in time to kick off a block party. Two girls search for a lost photograph and find something more. Two boys trapped on the subway come face-to-face with their feelings. A pair of best friends stuck in the NYPL and surrounded by love stories figure out if there’s one in their future. A trio of kids on a senior trip take over a double-decker tour bus as they try to have a little fun … and work out their messy love triangle. Two strangers debate the philosophical nature of identity and wonder if they can find something else between them.”

  There’s no word on when the project will be available to stream.

Who better to develop a series on Black love stories than our forever President and First Lady? Will you be watching? Leave your comments below.

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21 Savage And Metro Boomin Release Short Film For “Brand New Draco” Off ‘Savage Mode 2’ LP

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Bookending their critically acclaimed album, Savage Mode 2, GRAMMY® Award-winning multi-platinum rapper 21 Savage and mega-producer Metro Boomin release the video for ‘Brand New Draco,’ today. The LEFF-directed video, which previously teamed with 21 and Metro for ‘Runnin’’, follows the duo on the road to financial freedom and features a slew of celebrity cameos including DJ Khaled, Shaquille O’Neal, Big Bank, Usher, and Bow Wow among others. 

This music video is a cinematic masterpiece telling the story of two successful stockbrokers (Savage and Boomin) evading the FBI. 

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The Weeknd Receives 3 Emmy Noms for SB LV Halftime Performance

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The thrilling halftime performance The Weeknd put on for Super Bowl LV in February at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Florida earned him three Emmy nominations. 

On Tuesday (July 13), The 2021 Emmy Awards revealed their full list of nominations, and the Candian musician is in the categories of Outstanding Variety Special, Outstanding Lighting Design, and Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, and Video Control For A Special categories.

The only male artists to earn Emmy nominations from their Super Bowl halftime performance include Bruno Mars, Prince, and Bruce Springsteen.
The “Blinding Lights” singer expressed his humility in a tweet, saying, “great company.”

Following the nomination new, The Weeknd also hinted that fans are getting new music soon. On Twitter, he tweeted, “we gettin’ there,” with the disc emoji. 

Then he wrote, “Really proud of this one. wow… massaging it now, being sweet to it. giving it some tlc. Just so there’s no confusion, it’s a full body of work.”

It’s still uncertain when this music from The Weeknd will arrive, but he assures us that the tour for it is going to be mayhem. 

Congratulations to The Weeknd on his 3 Emmy noms, will you be watching the Emmys this year?

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ICYMI: Megan Thee Stallion Rumored to Star in Episodes of Marvel’s She-Hulk

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Megan Thee Stallion is a huge anime fanatic. Now the Houston Hottie might have a role in a comic series. 

It’s rumored that Megan Thee Stallion will be appearing in multiple episodes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe highly anticipated series She-Hulk.

Comic Book Resources (CBR) kind of confirmed it. A source directly involved with She-Hulk‘s production revealed to Everything Always host Michael Roman that this news is valid. 

“So again, this is coming from one of my very own sources here at the channel in an exclusive,” said Roman in a new YouTube video. “We are happy to report that Megan Thee Stallion has indeed joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe and will be showing up on Disney+ in the future She-Hulk series.”

He said confidently, he’s almost 99.9 percent sure that the Grammy award-winning rapper will appear in multiple episodes of Marvel’s upcoming Disney+ series.

“Now, I remind you guys here at the channel at least twice a week to take everything — including this video — that doesn’t come directly from Marvel Studios, which this doesn’t, with a grain of salt,” Roman said. “However, I vetted this with two separate sources involved with the production. I’m almost 99.9 percent sure when I come out and report this kind of exclusive.”

She won’t be saving the day as a superhero or destroying the world as a supervillain. The Grammy Award-winner will be playing herself in the show alongside Jameela Jamil, Tatiana Maslany, Mark Ruffalo and more. This isn’t the first time Thee Stallion has jumped in the superhero universe either.  Last year, the “Savage” rapper contributed to DC’s Birds of Prey soundtrack with the song ‘Diamonds.’

Anime enthusiasts, is Thee Stallion rumored to play She- Hulk wishful thinking or a solid actuality?

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