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5 Reasons Rappers and Singers Will Be Actors (Pg. 2)

2. Rappers and Singers Bring In Built In Movie Audiences From The Music World

The movie industry is all about filling seats in theaters so a film can open to big box office and earn the big bucks. That movie magic happens with an entertaining film combined with actors people want to see. Audiences want to see singers and rappers, because they feel invested in them—they buy these artists’ music. So a moviegoing audience will always pay to see a movie with their favorite music acts in them, even if the movie is a dud.  And a dud film can still make money—at least its first week in theaters. Plus, if the music artist has a song on the film’s soundtrack that could even help to boost movie ticket sales even more [see reason # 4 on this list.]

 

1. Singers and Rappers Have The Money To Help Finance Their Films

One reason you don’t see more African American actors in more mainstream movies is because sadly they are just not cast in them. A second big reason is most black actors (with the exception of few including Denzel Washington, Halle Berry and Will Smith) don’t have the capital it takes to help finance films. But singers and rappers are already music stars and are equipped with the built-in funds as first time actors that many trained new and struggling and sometimes established thespians don’t have. Case in point: Raptor (rap actor) Tip T.I. Harris served as a producer on this year’s summer hit Takers. And some singers are now even partnering with directors as producers to help create dramatic film vehicles for themselves. Singer turned actress Beyoncé Knowles teamed with female director Darnell Martin to ensure she had a plum role in 2008’s Cadillac Records. Beyoncé also served as producer on the flick and had a single on the movie’s soundtrack [see reasons # 2 and #4 on this list.]

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Rich The Kid, Nav, And More Friday Music Releases You Need To Hear

Mar. 2019 was a pretty slow month, but we are back with a new list of the hottest Friday releases. From Rich the Kid to Nav and more, here are all of the Friday music releases that you need to hear below.

Enjoy!

Rich The Kid – The World Is Yours 2

Rich the Kid is back with The World Is Yours 2. The 16-track project features Offset, Big Sean, Tory Lanez, Gunna, Ty Dolla $ign, and more. The album also includes the pre-released singles, "Splashin'" and "4 Phones."

This is Rich the Kid's second studio album. It is a sequel to The World Is Yours, which was released in Mar. 2018.

Listen to Rich the Kid's new album below.

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Nav – Bad Habits

Nav's sophomore studio album is here. Bad Habits consists of 16 tracks and includes guest appearances by Meek Mill, The Weeknd, Young Thug, Gunna, and more.

Nav dropped the tracklist and video teaser ahead of the album's release. The preview includes behind-the-scenes footage of the rapper's past live concerts.

The album is completely produced by The Weeknd. Listen to Bad Habits below.

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Megan Thee Stallion – "Sex Talk"

Raunch and debauchery ensue in Megan Thee Stallion's newest single "Sex Talk." The track, which arrived early Friday morning (March 22), is sexy, empowering, and strong as the 24-year-old takes charge of her sexual nature in this single that puts a women's pleasure over a man's.

"Can I f**k ya to a trap beat? He said girl you tryin' to trap me?/Ah hell nah, ni**a no I ain't (What?)/You can hit that door, here go ahead leave," she raps over the bass-heavy beat.

"Sex Talk" is projected to land on the Houston rappers forthcoming album Fever, which is slated to hit streaming shelves in Apr 2019. Stream the Stallion's "Sex Talk" below.

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Jacquees ft. Lil Baby – "Your Peace"

Jacquees, or the King of R&B, as he likes to call himself, just released a new single featuring Lil’ Baby. “Your Peace” features Jacquees' signature sound and the Atlanta rapper riding on the R&B beat. Listen to the track to hear the two Georgia artists try to find peace with a special someone.

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Shaquille O'Neal His Taking His Music Talents To Miami

Shaquille O’Neal is coming out of retirement, and we're not talking about basketball. Actually, the four-time NBA champ is heading back to Miami to showcase new music. Shaq will reportedly be one of the headliners at the upcoming Miami Music Week this month.

The sports commentator will bring "Shaq's Fun House" to Miami Music Week. The performance will showcase his DJ skills.

"Performing to me is my Game 7," O’Neal, aka DJ Diesel, told The Associated Press. "Game 7, down by one, the city needs you, everybody needs you, the crowd’s going crazy. When you do these music festivals, the kids, they come to do two things — relieve stress and have a great time. Sports and music relieve stress, and I happen to dominate both."

Shaq's passion for Dj-ing dates back to the early 2000s. His "fun house" has previously made appearances during the Super Bowl festivities earlier this year and in Miami in 2018. Shaq is also a platinum-selling rapper. His first studio album, Shaq Diesel, sold one million album units in 1993. His next three studio albums also performed well on Billboard's US R&B chart.

As far as his Miami showcase goes, Shaq said that he isn't worried. "There’s really no pressure," he said. "I was taught since an early age, if people pay to see you perform, just give them a show. When it comes to playing music, you just have to pick the right songs the kids can groove to. Give them some new stuff, give them some old stuff. And when I get up there and I see the bouncing, I just go into the zone. Music and sports are the only things that get me into that zone."

Shaq will join several celebrity guests during Miami Music Week. DJ Diesel will hit the stage in Miami on Mar. 29.

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There May Be A TLC Musical Coming To Broadway

Would you see a TLC musical? Whether or not you'd spend your money to see a play about the iconic girl group, there's a chance that their story will be coming to Broadway.

In an interview with Chatter, Chilli discussed the possibility of bringing a musical about her group to the Great White Way. She noted that the musical would be centered around untold stories of the group.

“We didn’t tell everything. We have so many stories to tell," she explained. "We didn’t tell it all in our biopic we did with VH1. A lot of good stuff. It’s gonna be very emotional but a good ride.” She also noted that there will be new music written for the musical as it comes to fruition. TLC recently announced they will be on tour with Nelly and Flo Rida for the summer.

Biopic/jukebox musicals have been all the rage. Motown: The Musical pertained to the legacy of the legendary record label, and was nominated for four Tony Awards in 2013. More recently, a musical featuring the legendary hits of Donna Summer hit the stage, however, it closed in December 2018. Currently, Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations is heating up and delighting audiences.

Check out her interview above.

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