Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The Chi | Series Premiere | Full Episode (TV14)

If you're a couple of weeks behind on missing the television premiere of the new Showtime show "The Chi" this post right here is for you. I haven't even watched just yet myself, but have heard some good things about it so far. Check out the new episodes every sunday on Showtime !

A fateful event sends shockwaves through a community on the South Side of Chicago and connects the lives of Brandon, Ronnie, Emmett and Kevin in wholly unexpected ways. The ensemble cast includes Jason Mitchell, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Jacob Latimore, Alex Hibbert, Yolonda Ross, Tiffany Boone and Armando Riesco. Don't miss new episodes of The Chi, Sundays 10pm ET/PT on SHOWTIME. (TV14)


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On Chicago's south side, an average day finds kids prepping for school as their parents head off to work, young adults trying to make a living, and the elders keeping an eye on things from their front porches. But in this tough neighborhood, real dangers threaten daily to squelch dreams, and the simplest decisions can have life or death consequences. The Chi is a timely coming-of-age drama series centered on a group of residents who become linked by coincidence but bonded by the need for connection and redemption. The ensemble cast includes Jason Mitchell (Straight Outta Compton), Jacob Latimore (Sleight), Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine (Queen of Katwe), Alex Hibbert (Moonlight), Yolonda Ross (Treme, The Get Down), Armando Riesco (Bull) and Tiffany Boone (The Following).

Box Office Results: MLK Weekend

'Jumanji' Hangs On to #1 Spot Over MLK Weekend, Topping Four New Wide Releases

For a second weekend in a row Sony's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle takes the weekend's top spot, this time holding off three new wide releases over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend as well as Fox's nationwide expansion of Steven Spielberg's The Post, which finished in the runner-up position. As for the weekend's three brand new releases, Lionsgate's The Commuter managed to exceed expectations while both Paddington 2 and Proud Mary fell a bit short. Meanwhile Fox's The Greatest Showman continues to attempt to make up for its soft opening, dropping just 14% in its fourth weekend in release.
With an estimated $27 million, Sony's holiday smash hit Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle finished atop the weekend box office and is expected to deliver a four-day weekend approaching $34 million, which would push the film's domestic cume near $290 million. Internationally, the film roared into China this weekend bringing in an estimated $40 million, pushing it's worldwide cume to $667 million. Jumanji's final major market yet to see release is Japan, where it is scheduled to hit theaters on April 6.
Finishing in second is Fox's nationwide expansion of Steven Spielberg's The Post, which brought in an estimated $18.6 million over the three-day weekend and is expected to finish north of $22 million for the four-day. The film received an "A" CinemaScore and played to an audience that was 55% female vs. 45% male and 66% of which were over the age of 35.
Delivering a third place finish over the three-day is Lionsgate's The Commuter, which outperformed Mojo's forecast, delivering an estimated $13.45 million and is expected to finish with $16 million over the holiday frame. The film received a "B" CinemaScore from opening day audiences, playing to an audience that was 54% male vs. 46% female and of the overall audience, 83% were 25 years or older.
Finishing in fourth is Universal and Blumhouse's Insidious: The Last Key, dipping an expected 59% for a $12.1 million three-day and is expected to finish around $14 million for the four-day weekend, which would push its domestic cume over $50 million. The fourth film in the Insidious franchise also added another $17.7 million internationally this weekend as its worldwide cume climbs over $92 million, pushing the franchise's worldwide total over $460 million.
Rounding out the top five is Fox's second film in the top five, The Greatest Showman, which continues to deliver stellar week-to-week numbers. This weekend it dipped just 14%, bringing in an estimated $11.8 million for the three-day and is expected to finish around $14.5 million for the four-day weekend, pushing its cume north of $97 million. While the film's opening weekend was certainly soft it has shown great legs ever since, delivering the best holds each of the last three weekends among wide release holdovers in the top ten. We are still waiting on its international performance this weekend as of publication.
Disney and Lucasfilm's Star Wars: The Last Jedi dipped even more than expected after losing 1,142 locations this weekend, down 52.5% and finishing with an estimated $11.27 million for the three-day. The film is expected to bring in ~$14.7 million for the four-day pushing its domestic cume just shy of $595 million. Additionally, with an estimated $19 million internationally the film's worldwide cume climbs to $1.265 billion, passing Beauty and the Beast to become the tenth largest worldwide release of all-time.
It isn't until seventh that we find WB's release of Paddington 2. The studio picked up the film from The Weinstein Co. as it looked to offload the picture before filing for bankruptcy protection. Unfortunately, despite a 100% rating on RottenTomatoes the film didn't catch on in North America, delivering a meager $10.6 million for the three-day, which the studio anticipates will climb to $14.5 million for the four-day opening. The film's opening weekend audience was 57% female and 55% was over the age of 25.
Screen Gems' Proud Mary also delivered a soft opening based on expectations. Finishing with an estimated $10 million for the three-day, the film is expected to deliver a $12 million four-day debut. The film received a "B+" CinemaScore from opening day audiences of which 58% were female and 77% were 25 years or older.
TWLWTitle (click to view)StudioWeekend Gross% ChangeTheater Count / ChangeAverageTotal GrossBudget*Week #
11Jumanji: Welcome to the JungleSony$35,425,000-4.9%3,849+48$9,204$291,560,909$904
215The PostFox$23,400,000+1,278.1%2,819+2,783$8,301$27,889,237$504
3NThe CommuterLGF$16,375,000-2,892-$5,662$16,375,000-1
44The Greatest ShowmanFox$15,600,000+13.3%2,938-404$5,310$98,353,868$844
53Star Wars: The Last JediBV$15,282,000-35.6%3,090-1,142$4,946$595,556,584-5
6NPaddington 2WB$15,000,000-3,702-$4,052$15,000,000-1
72Insidious: The Last KeyUni.$14,610,000-50.6%3,150+34$4,638$50,849,140$102
8NProud MarySGem$12,000,000-2,125-$5,647$12,000,000$141
95Pitch Perfect 3Uni.$7,265,000-29.5%2,505-953$2,900$96,261,225$454
108Darkest HourFocus$5,585,000-7.7%1,693-40$3,299$36,801,552-8

Show and Prove 18: Featuring Zeke Bryant, Sonny Trill and Phil Good

Alright please excuse the lateness, I haven't had time to post any of the stuff I've wanted to this week so far, but its finally here. Week two of the SHOW AND PROVE FEATURE on BLVDAVE ! Check out the playlist HERE, that has 8 tracks so far on it and will grow weekly. Below you will find the artist individual links to their soundcloud profiles and contact information.


Zeke Bryant
Twitter: izekebryant
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Submitted Song for Show and Prove 2018:

Sonny Trill
Twitter: sonny_trill
Submitted Song for Show and Prove 2018:
Phil Good
Twitter: FGSTPhil  
IG: FGSTPhil  
Submitted Song for Show and Prove 2018:
"Back On" Feat. Leblok James & Spook G.

 Lastly check out the rest of the talent featured on the "Show & Prove 18" Playlist on Soundcloud !

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Repost:The Brilliant Idiots Podcast: "LIFESTYLES OF THE YOUNG & WAVY" feat. Lawrence Jackson & Ivy Rivera

Published on Jan 12, 2018

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In this episode of the Brilliant Idiots podcast featuring the Breakfast Club's Charlamagne tha God and stand up comedian Andrew Schulz are joined by Lawrence Jackson and Ivy Rivera to discuss coming up in the media game, Oprah for president, and more.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

The Joe Budden Podcast Episode 144 | "How Bizarre"

Published on Jan 11, 2018
On this weeks episode Joe, Rory and Mal get straight to it and address the rumored beef between Joe and Eminem. They also discuss if Em was speaking to Joe or not on his “Chloraseptic” remix, as well as Joe’s Twitter exchange with Bizzare (2:07). Also, Joe reveals that he is willing to rap again, but for one reason only (14:25). Last week Bruno Mars dropped the “Finesse” remix featuring Cardi B, which led the guys to ask, are we being forced to listen to Cardi at this point (19:30)? And Lupe vs Kendrick, who should be ranked higher on the “all-time” list (1:32:18). This episode is loaded, enjoy.

Don’t forget to check out “Oh What a Night” at the Highline Ballroom on January 22!

Other topics include:
-Oprah potentially running for President (43:12)
-H&M controversy on social media (50:11)
-Record labels not paying producers (59:30)
-Jimmy Iovine leaving Apple Music (1:07:14)

Sleeper picks of the week

Wild boy and Bugsy “Vibes”

Liquid Spirits “4Everyday” |

Always Never “Wylin’” |

Bonus sleeper pick:
Lupe Fiasco “Mural” |

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Lastly check out the "Show & Prove 18" Playlist on Soundcloud !

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Podcast on the AVE: The Shovanist Pigs Podcast Ep. 51: "The CHI series, Umar &Tariq beef"

Welcome to Episode 51 of the Shovanist Pigs Podcast ! We talked about the new SHOWTIME series "The CHI" and how accurate it is to CHICAGO, we also talk about the social media beef and war of words going on between Dr. UMAR JOHNSON and TARIQ NASHEED as well as other random topics. We appreciate all who have supported us during this time and want y'all to Follow us on twitter, instagram, soundcloud, facebook, share, subscribe on iTunes and Youtube @bigcrownmusic @chiguy705 @brokeniggaron @noemimediagroup on social media and Email us at for promo/advertisement opportunities or if you would like to be a guest ! !! Also fill out this survey and let us know what you like and don't like about the Podcast...…t8&ver=standard

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