Kid Cudi is making an adult animated series as a companion piece to his next album.
The Grammy-winning artist has joined forces with Kenya Barris, the creator ABC’s hit program Black-ish, for a new Netflix series titled Entergalactic. The show will feature music from Cudi’s upcoming LP the same name.
According to Netflix, the series “follows a young man on his journey to discover love.” Cudi will star, write and executive produce the show.
“Entergalactic will be something you’ve never experienced,” he wrote on Twitter. “I promise it’ll be a fun ride. Lot good friends involved. Great songs too! The cast is coming together. I know a year from now seems like forever but itll be here before u know it!”
Entergalactic will be something you've never experienced. I promise it'll be a fun ride. Lot good friends involved. Great songs too! The cast is coming together. I know a year from now seems like forever but itll be here before u know it!
— The Chosen One (@KidCudi) July 22, 2019
Barris, who has an overall deal with Netflix, is executive producing the series through his Khalabo Ink Society production company. Ian Edelman, who worked with Cudi on HBO’s How To Make It In America, is also serving as a writer and executive producer for the upcoming show.
No release date has been announced for the Entergalactic series or album, but Cudi has previously announced plans to drop new music in 2020. The LP will be released through Republic Records.
Nashville, TN – Mary J. Blige wants no more drama, including heckling at her shows. During a recent concert in Nashville, the Queen Hip Hop Soul put a heckler on blast while giving a speech to her fans.
“Every time you look around somebody got some shit to say,” Blige told the crowd. “But check this out. Let me tell you something. You just hold on. Hold on, keep fighting, keep being strong. And for the person that’s been here saying, ‘Mary shut the fuck up’ all night, bitch, you shut the fuck up!”
Blige’s heckler takedown was preceded by a motivational message for everyone in attendance at the show.
“There’s a billion, million armies and soldiers demons and negativities and haters,” she said. “They coming against me every day and I just keep fighting. You know why? ‘Cause this is my life. You keep fighting for your life, for your husband, for your job, for your friends. Whatever you got that’s yours, keep fighting. You tell them haters to kiss yo ass. Period!”
She added, “As you can see, Mary J. Blige don’t give no fucks!”
Blige is currently co-headlining the Royalty Tour with Nas. Check out all their upcoming tour dates here.
Westworld is making a return to HBO with a newly released trailer courtesy of the San Diego Comic-Con.
The show explores the rise of artificial consciousness in the future, especially at amusement parks created to cater to human needs. The series made its debut in October 2016 and became HBO’s most-watched first-year show ever. It stars Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Ed Harris, Luke Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins and Tessa Thompson. Though the season three trailer doesn’t go into extreme detail on what’s to come, the show will feature some familiar faces including Lena Waithe and Kid Cudi. You can check out the preview for the show above. For folks excited by what they watch, unfortunately, you’ll have to wait until 2020 for season three, which is in line with the show debuting a new season every other year.
HBO brought some more heat to Comic-Con with an extended trailer of their show Watchmen. The series is inspired by the classic graphic novel of the same name, but will tell a story specifically for T.V. in which masked vigilantes become outlawed because of their violent method in an alternate reality of the U.S. Despite the ways of the land, some vigilantes gather to start a revolution while others are out to stifle things before it’s too late. In the trailer, Regina King seems to play a vigilante or masked law woman who’s kicking down doors and taking names. Check it out above, then you can catch Watchmen when it hits HBO in October.
Ibiza, Spain – Future’s bodyguard was on the receiving end a brutal sucker punch during an altercation at the Ibiza Airport in Spain.
Video the incident showed a man blindside the Freebandz rapper’s protector with a right hand that knocked out the bodyguard. The disturbing footage showed the security personnel falling face-first on the pavement after being struck by the punch.
The attacker’s face is clearly displayed on camera as he boasts about the KO.
According to TMZ, a source close to Future claimed it was a racially-motivated attack. The confrontation reportedly began when 10 people asked Future for a photo while he was walking through an airport terminal. When he turned down the request because he was tired, they allegedly became upset and began shouting racial slurs.
TMZ sources said the bodyguard stepped in to protect Future and allow the Epic Records artist to get to his ride. He allegedly fought with several men before he was hit with the sucker punch.
The unnamed sources also claim the attacker used a rock to knock out the bodyguard, but the footage doesn’t clearly show any object in the attacker’s hand.
As Monday afternoon (July 22), Future hasn’t publicly commented on the incident.
Wooyung, AU – Chance The Rapper fans in Australia were forced to experience Splendour music festival without the “Groceries” rapper after he canceled his performance last minute, according to The Blast.
On Sunday, (July 21) Chance was scheduled to perform at the 19th annual Splendour in the Grass music and arts festival in North Byron Park. He was actually one the artists to be highlighted during the three-day event that featured performances from Childish Gambino, SZA, Russ and more.
The ficial Instagram account for Splendour in the Grass actually posted a shout out in anticipation Chance The Rapper’s performance last week.
“Turns out ‘The Big Day’ is next Friday for @chancetherapper when he drops his latest #owbum,” Splendour in the Grass began the caption a photo Chance on stage.
“Bets on hearing some new music this Sunday at Splendour? #SITG2019.”
Things didn’t go as planned, though, as he reportedly canceled his performance just 24-hours before hitting the stage due to an illness. The Blast obtained the following statement from Chance The Rapper’s team: “It is with great regret we announce that Chance The Rapper will not be coming to Australia to perform at Splendour in the Grass. Unfortunately, due to illness he is unable to fly. ”
Even though thing went awry for Splendour festival-goers, at least plans for the release Chance The Rapper’s debut album are still set in stone. He recently shared the album artwork and release date for The Big Day on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
The Big Day will hit all digital retailers on July 26, but is also available for pre-order now, here.
Odell Beckham Jr. has definitely made his share of headlines over the course of his football career, and now the 26-year-old is addressing the public in one of his most intimate interviews yet.
Beckham spoke with GQ to talk about his recent trade from the New York Giants to the Cleveland Browns, and he also responded to a lot of misconceptions about him during his five plus years in the public spotlight. One thing he addressed was the privacy of his dating life:
“You never hear about my personal life. You never hear about the woman I’m dating or anything like that. And you won’t. I don’t need to give you that. You want to talk about my job, football? We can talk about that. But this is my personal life. There’s two separate lines. So I always try to keep that.”
That’s not all Odell addressed. He also talked about the shifty business of football, his feelings on being perceived as gay, and his plans after the NFL. Hit the flip for some of his most revealing quotes.
Ed Sheeran rap-heavy No. 6 Collaborations claimed the No. 1 album on this week’s Billboard 200 by a large margin, but Hip Hop maintained a strong presence throughout the Top 10. Dreamville’s Revenge Of The Dreamers III remained in the Top 3 after last week’s chart-topping debut, plus projects such as Lil Nas X’s 7 EP (No. 4) and Lizzo’s Cuz I Love You (No. 6) held onto their respective positions.
Elsewhere, Big K.R.I.T.’s K.R.I.T. Iz Here cracked the Top 20 in its first week on the chart. Notable declines included Machine Gun Kelly’s Hotel Diablo falling from No. 5 to 19 and Jaden Smith’s ERYS plummeting from No. 12 to No. 58.
Big K.R.I.T. wasn’t able to find his way into the Top 10 with K.R.I.T. Iz Here as the LP debuted at No. 16. The placement was down from his previous effort 4eva Is a Mighty Long Time, which peaked at No. 7.
Although K.R.I.T. didn’t match the success his 2017 double album, he was the best-selling Hip Hop artist the week as far as pure album sales go. K.R.I.T. sold 21,399 total album equivalent units with 7,425 those copies being pure album sales.
Dreamville Powers On
ROTD3 couldn’t pull f another week six figures sales, but the LP still sold a respectable 54,752 total album equivalent units. After selling 23,284 in pure album sales during its initial week on the chart, the weekly total dropped to 1,690.
Jaden’s Dramatic Fall
Jaden Smith’s ERYS album didn’t fare too well in its second week on the Billboard 200. The LP took a nose-dive from its No. 12 debut to No. 58.
The project’s sales went down from 23,932 total album equivalent units to 10,265. The Roc Nation artist’s total was heavily reliant on streaming too, only selling 477 copies in terms pure album sales.
Top 10 Billboard 200 Rap & R&B Albums For The Week Ending 07/18/2019
Note: The first number below is this week’s “total album equivalent units” count, an intersection album sales, single sales, and streams implemented by Billboard’s new rating system. A pure album sales figure is available in bold in parenthesis and information about each album’s streaming count is available in brackets.
1. J. Cole & Dreamville — Revenge Of The Dreamers III — No. 3 — 54,752 (1,690) 71,600,243]
2. Lil Nas X — 7 — No. 4 — 49,757 (433) 62,200,299]
3. Chris Brown — Indigo — No. 5 — 42,498 (2,752) 50,034,210]
4. Lizzo — Cuz I Love You — No. 6 — 32,954 (4,341) 33,224,724]
5. Khalid — Free Spirit — No. 7 — 30,662 (3,299) 35,269,732]
6. Post Malone — Beerbongs & Bentleys — No. 8 — 24,693 (1,194) 31,636,907]
7. DaBaby — Baby On Baby — No. 10 — 23,028 (236) 32,825,662]
8. Mustard — Perfect Ten — No. 14 — 22,354 (154) 30,368,603]
9. Drake — Scorpion — No. 15 — 22,088 (738) 28,370,635]
10. Big K.R.I.T. — K.R.I.T. Iz Here — No. 16 — 21,399 (7,425) 17,326,495]
That Girl Lay Lay is KNOWN for going viral with her fire freestyles, but this weekend the young superstar took it to the next level when she BODIED the Wild ‘N Out cast. Not many can hold their own against the likes of comedian DC Young Fly and battle rapper Charlie Clips, but Lay Lay brought the heat and left the whole audience in awe.
While they weren’t the most intense bars, it was the absolute truth — coming from a girl less than half their age, with all the confidence in the world. Going up against DC, who’d just got through rapping about the young artist thinking she’s grown, Lay Lay said…
“Alright, OK, let’s do it/All y’all wack like your outfits…”
That already had the audience crying laughing, but then she hit ’em with the K.O.
“I been making money since SIX/I work for me, y’all work for Nick!”
… And the crowd went crazy!
THIS Perez Hilton shade also happened…
See social media’s most hilarious responses below and follow That Girl Lay Lay HERE if you haven’t already.
San Diego, CA – Mahershala Ali has landed a new role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After portraying Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes in the Netflix series Luke Cage, Ali has been cast as the vampire hunter Blade.
The Academy Award-winning actor’s casting was revealed during Marvel’s panel at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con. Although Marvel unveiled release dates for Phase 4 the Cinematic Universe films, no specific timetable for a Blade film was announced.
— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) July 21, 2019
Ali is taking over the role Blade from Wesley Snipes, who helped bring the comic book character to the big screen over two decades ago. 1998’s Blade launched a franchise that spawned two sequels, Blade II and Blade: Trinity.
According to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, Ali actively campaigned to play Blade. The film producer said the True Detective star called up the studio after winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his work in 2018’s Green Book.
“When Mahershala calls, you answer,” Feige told the Hollywood Reporter.
Check out highlights Marvel’s panel, including Ali’s Blade reveal, below.
Issa hot girl summer and apparently, Shay Mitchell isn’t letting her bun in the oven slow hers down one bit.
The Pretty Little Liars and You actress recently announced her first pregnancy with soon-to-be-baby daddy, Matte Babel, and ever since she and her baby bump have been absolutely slaying. Anyone who’s a fan knows Shay Mitchell loves to travel, so we’ve been getting all the fire #Shaycation shots.
“The baby in your belly has already lived better than me,” one fan hilariously commented on Shay’s Instagram.
Another said Shay is “Forever glowin’” and we cannot find the lie.
Most recently, she dropped a few photos from her Revolve capsule collection and they, too, are fire.
“Doing my best to keep up with the models on this trip… I’m tired,” she captioned one sexy shot. See the pics below and stay tuned. We can’t wait to meet the little one.
Following new single Heavy feat. PVMPS that released earlier this year to inflict summer vibes globally, Tinush now enlists revered house producer Ferreck Dawn for a stand-alone remix the original that is sure to propel Heavy even further.
With Ferreck Dawn on remix duties for this year’s Heavy, the original is catapulted into throttling house realms. Boasting roaring drums and a captivating vocal sample that weaves amongst the smooth original, Ferreck Dawn transforms Heavy into an euphoric house slammer exuding his distinct underground sound whilst maintaining Tinush’s core intricacies. Check out the remix below and let us know what you think!
In the wake mainstage banger ‘Maelstrom’ and his widely acclaimed collab with Armin van Buuren called ‘Revolution’, Luke Bond clearly isn’t done yet. The U.K. DJ and producer has given the momentum surrounding his persona another gigantic boost by emerging with another Vocal Trance smash: ‘Left Of Us’ (feat. Tyler Graves), released on Armin van Buuren’s Armind label.
With fluttering synths, thrilling chord progressions and Tyler Graves’ angelic vocals, Luke Bond sets the tone for yet another colossal production that pounds like a jackhammer. Built out with smacking snare drums and a melody no soul can withstand, ‘Left Of Us’ is so wildly energetic there will only be ruined dance floors left when the dust settles. Check out the single below!