Category Archives: Entertainment

Tami Roman and Brandon Anthony “District”

Recently, BawnTV released the inside look at their new series entitled, “District!” District stars, Reality TV Fav, Tami Roman and Social Media Eye Candy, Brandon Anthony. Written by Tyson Anthony and Directed by Anthony Bawn, District is Saud to shed light on the life of a bi-sexual male coming to terms with his sexuality and dealing with his internal and external challenges. 

No shade, you know we always get the inside scoop and can give you that inside tea, even if only a sip. However, with this one, Anthony Bawn of BawnTV is being real secretive so the tea is still in the kettle. 

Brandon AnthonyIn any case, get into the sneak peak that isn’t really a peak as it is so much a Q&A and tell us what you think!

Did you catch who was in a scene with a new mustache????? Ahhhhhh Shytt. He’s growing up!

Ellesse & Metropolis Studios Announce “Make It Music” 

Ellesse has launched the new initiative ‘Make it Music’. In partnership with Metropolis Studios, the brand has created a series of monthly studio sessions that have been filmed and recorded for distribution across press, social media and online.

Throughout 2017, the series will feature a diverse range of music genres and artists including Belly Squad, Blackwaters, Laurel and Fenech-Soler. The audio will be recorded, mixed and mastered by the studio’s Grammy award-winning engineers and video content produced at the sessions will be hosted by ellesse.Gavin Newman, Metropolis Events and Content Director stated:

“Metropolis Studios has always been at the forefront of supporting great talent, so it’s very exciting when a brand like ellesse shows a down to earth commitment towards helping spread the music.”

Metropolis Studios is known globally as the world’s No.1 independent recording studio. Around 50% of the UK Top 40 is recorded, mixed, mastered or creatively treated in the iconic complex.Renowned acts including Queen, Michael Jackson, Madonna and the Rolling Stones have worked with Metropolis Studios throughout the years.

First to kick off the series will be UK hip-hop artist Paigey Cakey and indie-pop act Jerry Williams.

Paigey Cakey

Paigey Cakey is a rising success collaborating with the likes of Stormzy, Abel Miller and Chip. Paigey is becoming an increasingly influential female artist within the UK’s growing hip-hop and rap scene. From Hackney in London, Paigey has formed her own individual form of music using her own rhythms and melodies:

“Growing up my biggest inspirations were Miss Dynamite and Missy Elliot. Before I was Paigey Cakey I was actually ‘Hype Dynamite’ because I’m hyper and because I just wanted to be Miss Dynamite.” Paigey states, “I used to look up to Teyana Taylor. I loved her kind of swagger before she had the baby, cos she used to be real tomboy. She had her sexy days too.”

Jerry Williams

Acclaimed one to watch in 2017 by BT, Jerry Williams draws her inspiration from bands such as Vampire Weekend, Slow Club and Coldplay. The 21 year old released her debut EP ‘Cold Beer’, a collection of songs narrating and documenting her life growing up in Portsmouth:
“I wrote ‘Cold Beer’ about a night out I had in London. I was just about to play a gig and this guy put a cold beer on my leg as I walking up to the stage. I don’t know, it made me think. It was a cool concept like “oh you put the beer on my leg, were you trying to get my attention?” so I just made up a story around that.“

Once a month, Make it Music will release two music artists simultaneously to feature in exclusive interviews, live performances and bespoke content. The variety of music artists will include a range of unsigned, break-through acts as well as more established, recognised talent. 

Andy Reid, Marketing Director commented:

“The Make it Music project creates an fantastic partnership between ellesse and some of the best acts and artists coming through right now. We’re incredibly excited to be involved with this talent”.

Nas “Angel Dust”

The legendary New York rapper is back at it with his new release entitled, “Angel Dust.” We will be the first to admit that we are ALL here for it.

Not skipping a beat, Nas is presenting a lyrical execution of reality driven verses. The melodic beat coupled with his smooth swagger and nasir based wordplay allows for more than just a track.

Press Play on this release and let us know what you think.

T. R. A. D. E Season 2

K & D Productions and a new App called AGTV (African-American Gay Television) Online has teamed up to bring you T.R.A.D.E Season 2 which is an a spin off of the original series T.R.A.D.E IT ALL. 

Series Overview: In a world where emotions are ferociously explored in private, but in public are evaded mainly due to society’s homophobic stain on its citizens, where events are demoralizing to a specific race or gender, where uncomfortable and uncontrollable statistics burdened a specific sexual orientation devoid of education and prevention, only one web-series truly captures the essence of life on the down-low, while providing a fascinating political and psychological twist. T.R.A.D.E is a provocatively stunning thriller with deep dramatic variations intent on captivating its audiences. Our web-series depicts and showcases profound systemic bias and racism that certain elements of our society embody and utilize successfully to the detriment of others. ​T​he R​eality ​A​bout ​D​own low ​E​xperiences captures the essence of living in the ​LGBTQ community in the twenty-first century along with various hurdles that are yet to be cleared if maximum acceptability is society’s ultimate goal. The main philosophical force behind the writers of T.R.A.D.E is not fame or fortune, which is always welcomed, but instead to educate our communities of the challenges we still haven’t overcome. 

Plot: Following the mysterious disappearance of Atlanta’s most prominent business figure, marketing guru and psychopath, JAMIL CHARLES-STANTON positions himself as the new influential face of the city and in doing so decides to run for the Governor’s Mansion to advance his own special interests. T.R.A.D.E focuses on the psychopathic life of MR. STANTON, 32, the CEO of a fortune 100 marketing firm. Plagued by the murder of his childhood friend and fierce business competitor who’s currently presumed missing, JAMIL strives to assume the title of the city’s most eminent figure. With an insatiable appetite for popularity and power, MR. STANTON engages into a down low relationship with Atlanta’s current mayor and candidate for Governor, MR. ADRIAN POWERS. With the two attached intimately, the mission is to destroy one another to win the election with MR. STANTON stopping at nothing to succeed even if it means murdering whoever stands in his way. T.R.A.D.E is simply a dark gritty psychological crime drama about affluent public figures whose secrets catapult their careers. T.R.A.D.E is Executive Produced By Celebrity Fashion Designer KL Allen and Urban Media Personality DiamondKesawn. The series is written by Dante Black and Sheldon Crawford.  

With the success of LGBTQ Web series, we have been given a platform to have a voice. While there are many complaints about the portrayal of Black Gay Actors being glorified through images of sex, drugs and criminal activities, we want to touch on these subjects not to portray our characters in a bad light but show some of the problems we face in our community as a whole and educate while resolving their issues throughout the entire season.  

This Season we will touch on the following topics: 

 ● Black Lives Matter Movement ● Religion ● Politics ● Mental Illness ● Being A Gay Black Man ● Living with AIDS/HIV ● Being An Angry Black Woman ● Being Labeled A Whore/Golddigger/Sidechick as a Black Woman ● Sexual Abuse ● Being A Black Cop With All The Black Lives Matter Issues. ● Being A Racist 

AGTV (African American Gay Television) Online is a new digital network that will stream Black Gay Content such has Original Series, Feature Length Films and Documentaries. AGTV was created due to the surge in popular web series and films of created by Black Filmmakers who have no major network to take their work to the next level. With AGTV they plan to work exclusively with independent box aspiring Black Filmmakers to bring out of the box LGBTQ content to the network.