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Laz Alonso Chats 'Breakout Kings' Season 2, New Movie, 'Jumping The Broom' On DVD

The Urban Daily caught up with the hunky Laz Alonso to chat about the success of Jumping the Broom (which is out on DVD), his forthcoming movie, Straw Dogs, writing his own script and the upcoming second season of Breakout Kings. Check it out:

On Jumping the Broom

First and foremost the movie was relatable. You don’t have to be one particular race or religion to understand these characters. Everyone at one point has gone to a wedding where just because two people are in love, doesn’t mean the families involved will fall in love with each other as well. Then there’s that disconnect and awkward feeling when the two families meet, which a lot of people can relate to and I think that’s what made it a universal story. On top of that the movie was funny; it was one of those magical moments when we were on set because we couldn’t keep a straight face when we were filming.

On Breakout Kings

We start shooting the new season this fall and it’s going to have really introspective storylines for each of the characters. Last season was just introducing the audience to “Breakout Kings” as a whole, what we did and how we did it together. Next season we’re going to dive into their personal lives and it’s going to be more character driven. You’re going to get a huge surprise at one point throughout the season. I know for a fact people will be shocked at some of the things the show will reveal.

His New Movie Straw Dogs

Straw Dogs is a movie that’s set down south and it’s about these guys that were once local heroes, but once they graduated from high school they were no longer the stars. Their bitterness shows up in really ugly ways towards themselves and towards each other. The film is an all out psychological thriller and it’s a very aggressive movie. My character is the moral core of the story. He’s trying to keep the peace in the town and he’s sort of a fish out of water. There are so many ironies in Straw Dogs—my character is trying to keep the peace in town and he’s just come back from fighting a war in Iraq. Rod Lurie (the director) did a really good job handling that in this movie and it will make people think.

On His Screenplay About the Earthquake In Haiti

We’re trying to get into pre-production by November, so we’re working at a furious rate right now to get the script cleaned up and get all the investors to commit. Ideally we would like to get the film into all the prestigious film festivals so that as many people will see it as possible. We don’t want to miss any deadlines. We just want to make a really good story, a human story, issues that are going on in Haiti that aren’t being publicized. Everybody needs a voice, so this movie will hopefully lend a voice, as well as inspire people.

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YG Hints At Follow-Up Song To "F**k Donald Trump"

Since Donald Trump's inauguration two years ago, YG has been a staunch opposer of No. 45. The Compton native has amplified his stance through public statements to recording his disdain on the 2016 single "FDT" which stands for "F**k Donald Trump."

Now, on Jan. 15, the Still Krazy rapper took to Twitter to alert the masses that the "FDT" follow-up is on the way. The message, which went viral with over 20,000 retweets, ignited a wave of excitement within fans. Although YG released another part of the song featuring G-Eazy and Macklemore, details are still a little murky as to the exact type of content or format his rumored melody will entail.

When the original "FDT" was released, YG claimed the Secret Service contacted his record label, Def Jam, to review more lyrical content on his album. In an interview with Rolling Stone, YG said, "The Secret Service started calling in about the song when it got released. The song didn’t release through Def Jam; we just leaked it. So then, weeks passed. I’m turning in my album and the song was. … It’s goin’ crazy. I saw that and I’m like, 'Damn. I need to put this on the album.' We had to censor damn near a big part of the song. But I did it because the record was important. I’m like, 'Man, this sh*t got to be on the album. F**k it.”

"FDT" was eventually turned into a national tour with the proceeds benefiting victims of police brutality. "Like, we was just trying to really make the tour mean something real besides the 'F**k Trump' thing, because I don't want nobody to think I'm just trying to do this to capitalize off what's going on and his name," he said. "It's like nah, like I'm really out here for the people. And I'm gonna show y'all in so many different ways."

FUCK DONALD TRUMP 2 BOMING SOON

— STAY DANGEROUS (@YG) January 15, 2019

Revisit the original song below featuring Nipsey Hussle.

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Lil Wayne And Childish Gambino To Headline 2019 Broccoli City Festival

The  Broccoli City Music Festival lineup has been announced, and the roster is pretty epic. Lil Wayne and Childish Gambino will reportedly headline the one-day music concert alongside a number of stellar hip-hop acts.

Teyana Taylor, Ella Mai, 6lack, Lil Baby, Gunna, Wizkid, City Girls, and YBN Cordae will also be performing at the event in Washington D.C. State of the Culture personality Scottie Beam and media personality Rodney Rikai will reportedly host the outdoor festival.

"Our top priority is making sure that as we continue to grow and evolve, we remain accessible to our community,” Broccoli City founder Brandon McEachern said in a statement to Billboard.

This is the perfect timing for the festival's headliners. Lil Wayne will likely perform his 2018 album Tha Carter V. Gambino is expected to be dropping his final studio album under his current stage name, and this concert will likely serve as one of his final performances before he moves on to another chapter.

As usual, the festival will also include a series of events, including the BroccoliCon, which will consist of a two-day conference featuring prominent leaders in the urban community, and a 5K run and fitness festival.

The 2019 Broccoli City Festival will go down on Apr. 27. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. EST through BCFestival.com.

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Soulja Boy Claims He Had Migos' "Versace" Beat Before Them

Soulja Boy stopped by The Breakfast Club on Wednesday (Jan. 16), where he set the record straight about his place in hip-hop history. According to Soulja, he doesn't get enough credit for being the Godfather of hip-hop and putting artists like Migos and Drake on.

During the interview, Soulja revealed that he actually had the beat to the Migos' breakout hit "Versace" before they did. "The Migos, that beat, ‘Versace,’ that was my beat. Zaytoven gave us the same beat," he stated. "That’s how me and Migos met.

He claimed that he used that beat for his song "Teach Me How to Swag Part II," which is reportedly on YouTube. "I called them n***as and I was like, 'yo n***a that’s my beat. What’s up with y’all n***as.'" he continued. "Oh my bad bruh, you know how Zaytoven do. He send every rapper in the game the same beat.' 'And I was like okay, you know what? We got to make some music together. We got cool off that. That was 2012, n***a. I knew the Migos before Drake did."

Charlamagne followed Soulja Boy's revelation by suggesting the rapper was the "Godfather of hip-hop," to which Soulja agreed. "On God I am. That's facts," he insisted.

Soulja Boy's latest comments come after the rapper shaded the industry for not giving him credit for influencing the game. During The Breakfast Club interview, the rapper also explained why he had the biggest comeback of 2018.

Check out a clip from his radio interview below.

 

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— 2Cool2Blog (@2Cool2Blogggg) January 16, 2019

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