Dillon Francis’ ‘Like and Subscribe’ series is finally coming to fruition

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Dillon Francis is moving forward with the launch of his very own show, Like & Subscribe, airing Nov 13, after experiencing some minor setbacks. Francis, who produced and stars in the series, initially set the project for a July 9 kick-off, but according to the Like & Subscribe official Twitter page, the team experienced some “small difficulties,” as their network was shut down indefinitely. Fittingly and quite fortuitously, Funny Or Die picked up the original series last minute, much to Francis fans’ delight.

The series, which follows a cast of parody internet stars or “influencers,” gained media attention in June after a private mural for people with over 20,000 followers on Twitter materialized in West Hollywood. The mural was guarded by a hefty security staff and hidden from public view, a stark promotional troll, especially considering how unremarkable the work turned out to be. Since then, the artists of Melrose Avenue have covered up the street art starting with Twitter’s fiercely sought-after “verified” check mark.

Despite this deafening whoosh soaring over the media’s head, the innermost themes of the show are relevant as ever: the ways in which people interact with fame, artistry, and pervasive online influence––all of which side-split into its superb absurdity.

Photo Credit: BBC

Dillon Francis’ ‘Like and Subscribe’ series is finally coming to fruition

This post was originally published on this site

Dillon Francis’ ‘Like and Subscribe’ series is finally coming to fruitionDillon Francis 1

Dillon Francis is moving forward with the launch of his very own show, Like & Subscribe, airing Nov 13, after experiencing some minor setbacks. Francis, who produced and stars in the series, initially set the project for a July 9 kick-off, but according to the Like & Subscribe official Twitter page, the team experienced some “small difficulties,” as their network was shut down indefinitely. Fittingly and quite fortuitously, Funny Or Die picked up the original series last minute, much to Francis fans’ delight.

The series, which follows a cast of parody internet stars or “influencers,” gained media attention in June after a private mural for people with over 20,000 followers on Twitter materialized in West Hollywood. The mural was guarded by a hefty security staff and hidden from public view, a stark promotional troll, especially considering how unremarkable the work turned out to be. Since then, the artists of Melrose Avenue have covered up the street art starting with Twitter’s fiercely sought-after “verified” check mark.

Despite this deafening whoosh soaring over the media’s head, the innermost themes of the show are relevant as ever: the ways in which people interact with fame, artistry, and pervasive online influence––all of which side-split into its superb absurdity.

Photo Credit: BBC

Gorillaz will debut ‘The Now Now’ live from The Boiler Room in Tokyo

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Exciting news comes for Gorillaz fans everywhere today. The animated band announced they will be debuting their sixth studio LP, The Now Now, this Sunday, June 24 at The Boiler Room in Tokyo. Gorillaz are slated to take the stage with their signature visuals and of course, brand new music. This is not a Boiler Room

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Grammy Ratings Hit All-Time Low, Viewership Drops 24%

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Whether it was the surprise Hilary Clinton cameo or the lack of the most-popular music in the main show, the 2018 Grammys dropped significance amongst viewers. Regardless of the actual reason, the 60th annual Grammy Awards lost its ratings and viewers this past year. According to a report at Deadline, the 2018 Grammys saw 19.81

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TRL is making its way back to MTV this fall

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Breathe deep, everyone. We are having a 90’s music moment right now. Nine Inch Nails recently put out a new project, A Tribe Called Quest just finished back-to-back headlining slots two of the top festivals in North America, and MTV is about to debut a new show called Total Request Live this fall. You read that right, MTV is expected to bring back TRL. Starting in October, TRL will debut its second run as part of network president Chris McCarthy’s ongoing push to bring live broadcasting back to MTV’s playbook. The show’s original run lasted from 1998 to 2008, and was popularly touted as one of the network’s flagship programs during its early years.

The blast from the past does come with some notable 2017 modifications, including a newly constructed state-of-the-art studio facing Times Square and a new slate of hosts suited for the Generation Z crowd, with Chicago radio host Erik Zachary and rapper-comedian DC Young Fly already locked in. MTV is also reportedly in discussions with Youtube personalities to fill the remaining host positions. Unfortunately for those basking in the nostalgia, this does mean that the new and improved TRL will leave Carson Daly in retirement.

MTV has recorded two months of back-to-back growth for the first time in four years, and with programming underway geared at refined attention to their core demographics, it could signal a new chapter for the network in today’s televised music landscape.

H/T: The New York Times

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‘What Would Diplo Do?’ coming to Viceland on August 3

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James Van Der Beek will reprise his role as a caricaturized version of Diplo, in Viceland’s first-ever scripted television series What Would Diplo Do?Described as a collection of parables, the tongue-in-cheek new series will take a glimpse into the life of the superstar DJ, with Van Der Beek acting as an executive producer alongside Diplo himself.

Viceland has commissioned six episodes, based on a premise originally explored in a short promo video for last year’s Mad Decent Block Party directed by Brandon Dermer. Though mildly absurd, the promo video went viral, reaping a positive response from its viewers, who applauded the Dawson’s Creek alum for his grade A impersonation.

What Would Diplo Do? will premiere on August 3 at 10pm on Viceland.

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Stevie J: Return Of The Good Guy

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How do you know Stevie J?

As a member of Diddy’s Hitmen, the notorious production squad responsible for radio smash after radio smash?

As the womanizer who bounced between baby mama’s on Love & Hip Hop Atlanta?

Or as the single dad trying to make his way in the new series Leave It To Stevie? 

The man they myth the legend, sat down with  AllHipHop.com’s @MrMecc to explain the method to his madness while talking kids, babay mama’s and disrespectful rappers.

Ceasar of Black Ink: Color Corrected

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Ever since it hit the airwaves fives years ago, the chronicles of the Black Ink crew have kept heads on the edge of their seats as they struggle through everything from drug abuse to crazy baby mamas… with a side of tattoos.

With the new season about to start with a two-hour premiere on Wednesday (January 18) and old gripes still in the air, team leader Ceasar sat with AllHipHop.com’s @MrMecc to take about new business, old beefs, fresh starts with old enemies health, money and of course… Dutchess.

AllHipHop.com: Taking care of yourself now, the business is up and popping. You’re free and single. Your circle is back tight again.

Ceaser: Yeah, my circle is back tight.

AllHipHop.com: I got to tell you, it hurt my feelings when you and Puma fell out. I used to go to those parties in the backyard-

Ceaser: I ain’t going to lie to you bro’, it hurt a lot of people’s feelings. It’s something that I felt like it was like, we could’ve mended it but it’s gone now. You feel me? It’s too many people in between us. Like we can’t sit here and talk like … it’s too much this and there’s too much of a past bulls##t. If we can’t sit here and be like, “You know what, man? The past is the past. Man, f##k with this blame game. Who did this and who did.” You got what you got and I got what I got. We ain’t bad right now. You got your own business. I got my own business. What the f##k are we even beefing about, bro’?

AllHipHop.com: My father always said, “If didn’t nobody f##k nobody’s wife, send nobody to jail, or kill nobody’s kids, we can work it out.

Ceaser: It’s nothing when you look at like, “ni**a, we fought over chicken.” Like, come on bro’. Like we really don’t have nothing that we sitting here like man, f##k that n*gga, f##k that. Why? It’s nothing. It’s no … I have no malice towards you. I don’t hate you, no nothing; but when it comes down to it, it’s just like everything that comes on that side, like “f##k Ceas, f##k Ceas, f##k Ceas.” So, I just keep to myself, bro’. I don’t want … like, I’m not going to sit there and instigate nothing, bro’. I was never a person who instigate. I don’t be on the offense. I’m always on the defense, you know? I’m not going to sit out there and just come at you like that. You feeling me?

I feel like when you do s##t like that, you’re begging for trouble. You know?

AllHipHop.com: I’m holding out hope that y’all can squash it. I think it can be squashed. I think it can get back right. Maybe y’all won’t be hanging out at each other’s houses like you used to, but I’m holding out hope that there will be a party that you guys throw together, and everybody be good like that.

Ceaser: I tried last summer. Went down there, talked to him. Like go see if he really want to squash this bulls##t, just been going on too long. It was a whole bunch of other s##t, like … At the end of the day, I wish that man the best. I mean like, he has a family and regardless of how he think I think about him, I wish his family the best.

He, Puma, how can I say this? With Puma now, I’m proud of him. Yeah, we went through our bulls##t, but as a man, what you’re doing on your own, I’m proud of you bro’. Even though you have malice toward me and you have hatred, I don’t have that. He don’t remember that we know each other. I know what you been through, just like you know what I been through. You might sit there and say, “f##k Ceas.” I’m not saying that. I still got love for you, homey. That’s why I can sit there and say, “I’m proud of you.” At the end of the day, I know it ain’t the same, how you feel towards me. So, I keep my distance. At the end of the day, I got to stay positive. I can’t be going back to that old bulls##t.

It’s never that serious. It wasn’t about no money. It was just egos, bro’. Then when men have their ego problem, what we do? We scrap it out. Yo, we come back, we hug. Guess what? We knew each other too long to be saying, “f##k you.” When everyone want to say “f##k you,” it’s like, “Alright, f##k it. f##k me now.”

Watch Martin Garrix and Bebe Rexha perform their single live on Jimmy Fallon

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Martin Garrix made his American TV debut last night on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. The young producer appeared on the show with collaborator Bebe Rexha to perform their recent hit “In The Name of Love.” In a major departure from the usual television performance mode, the live set up didn’t include a single turntable. Instead, Garrix plays guitar throughout the track with The Roots acting as a backing band for the two.

Together, the group performed a vital take on the original which debuted at this year’s Ultra Europe festival. Whether or not the Rexha track will make an appearance on Garrix’s long delayed debut album remains to be seen. Though the producer recently inked a distribution deal with Sony, he’s still playing coy with details.

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