Comedian Chris Rock is out here delivering some pretty disturbing facts. The funnyman went to social media this week to make a very public statement about how the nation is dealing with mass gun violence in comparison to a recent Romaine lettuce outbreak.
Chris hit up Instagram Friday (November 30) to show followers just how lopsided things are in 2018.
AVN Media Network announced today that chart-topping powerhouse rapper Cardi B has been selected as the 2019 AVN Awards musical guest. This will be the first time a woman has been the musical guest in the history of the AVN Awards. The record-breaking artist became the first female rapper to land her first three entries in the top 10 of the Hot 100 and the first female artist to achieve the same on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Her latest album, Invasion of Privacy, was named Time magazine’s album of 2018.
In a statement, Cardi B expressed her excitement in joining the big show. Last year, Lil Wayne took the stage and was mobbed by a bevy of adult starlets while performing.
“I’m so excited that the AVN Awards chose me to be their first female performer ever! I can’t wait!” Cardi expressed.
The AVN Awards will take place at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas on Jan. 26 and will be hosted by Romi Rain and Bailey Rayne. For ticket information, click here.
The Internet community that has come to love the comedic duo of Desus and Mero were no doubt excited about their cable television come up with Showtime. Now, the hilarious compatriots will unveil their talents onto the world next February with Desus & Mero.
Longtime acquaintances Desus (real name Daniel Baker) and Mero (Joel Martinez) reconnected online in the early days of Twitter, where they unleashed their personalities. That led to stints on Complex and MTV, the Bodega Boys podcast, and a daily late-night show on Viceland, which wrapped its second season in June. The duo continue to host their Bodega Boys podcast.
Produced for Showtime by JAX Media, Desus & Mero will be executive produced by Desus Nice, The Kid Mero, Lilly Burns, Tony Hernandez and Victor Lopez.
The show hits airwaves on Feb. 12 at 11PM ET/PT and will air from their native New York.
DJ Whoo Kid keeps on adding to his already decorated resume.
Famously known for being G-Unit and 50 Cent’s official DJ, Whoo Kid is certainly a Hip-Hop veteran. Now he is stepping into the realm of podcasting. This is nothing new for him based off of his experience as a radio host.
DJ Whoo Kid recently launched The iGnant Podcast. Despite the name, this podcast is nowhere near ignorant at all. Instead, it is informative, provides humor, as well as an in-depth look into life behind A-list celebrities you rarely have access to.
The iGnant Podcast premieres with Lil Yatchy and legendary Harlem group, Dipset, as its first guests. With Lil Boat, Whoo Kid discusses the rapper’s early success in music, his thoughts on Cardi B, dealing with doubters and more.
“I’ll read a review,” said Yatchy. “But I really don’t give a f***.” The Atlanta rapper feels he is representing a new wave that many elders before him fail to understand. It doesn’t seem like they care to understand.”
Dipset stops by to chop it up about their new album, Diplomatic Ties, a possible biopic, how Biggie gave Cam’ron his start in rap and more.
“Cam got to rap for Big,” said Jones. “Big said he was going to sign him.”
Unfortunately, Biggie passed shortly after, but Cam was still able to get his deal, and the rest is history. Be sure to check out the first episode of The iGnant Podcast below.
Whether it is DJing, producing mixtapes, or hosting a radio and podcast, Whoo Kid has continuously dedicated his career to pushing the culture forward.
“I had a relationship with him growing up but I can’t pinpoint when things started going sour but it was something over time where a certain event occurred and it was an unhealthy bond,” Marquise told host Scott Bejda. “I haven’t spoken to him. The most contact we usually have is through Instagram. He didn’t make it to my graduation for what reason you would have to interview him and ask him that.” (“Murder Master Music Show”)
“When I was younger all his beefs apply to me even though they didn’t have anything to do with me. When you have a problem with somebody now they automatically think I;m the next closest person to him. This was before people knew our relationship was estranged. But I guess that comes with the territory.” (“Murder Master Music Show”)
R&B singer Trey Songz is staying busy as 2018 comes to an end. The crooner appeared on “The Breakfast Club” this week to discuss his new Blood Brothers movie, putting out surprise tunes and celebrating his birthday.
“We are tremendously proud of the show’s last and final season and although it’s painful for the fans, we feel it best to close this chapter on a high note,” said Netflix via a press statement. “We’re thankful to our partners at Marvel, showrunner Erik Oleson, the show’s writers, stellar crew and incredible cast including Charlie Cox as Daredevil himself, and we’re grateful to the fans who have supported the show over the years. While the series on Netflix has ended, the three existing seasons will remain on the service for years to come, while the Daredevil character will live on in future projects for Marvel.”
This means the only Defender left on the Netflix roster is Jessica Jones after the cancelation of both Iron Fist and Luke Cage. Along with The Punisher, that leaves only two Marvel entities on Netflix.
Daredevil showrunner Erik Oleson had just pitched season four to Netflix and Marvel a couple of weeks ago.
Offset is the only Migos member left who has not released a solo album yet but that will be achieved on December 14th. Offset has been pretty silent on what we can expect from the debut project but he kicks off the campaign today with the first taste off the yet untitled album with the single, ‘Red Room.’ (HHNM)