By Bill Vaughan
Blazing hot rap artists Cardi B, Lil Wayne and Post Malone have been announced as headliners of Rolling Loud Los Angeles, a non-stop two-day event to be held Dec. 14-15 at the Banc of California Stadium Grounds.
The music event that started in Miami and previously branched out to Northern California is now considered the largest hip-hop festival in the world with plans to expand internationally to Japan, China and Europe in the near future.
Performers also confirmed for the inaugural L.A. edition include Lil Uzi Vert, 21 Savage, Wiz Khalifa, Young Thug, Ty Dolla $ign, Tyga, Nipsey Hussle, Kodak Black, Playboi Carti, Lil Yachty, Shoreline Mafia, Yung Pinch, Curren$y, Roddy Ricch, plus many others.
For more information and tickets, visit: www.rollingloud.com.
SAVAGE SEAS: Samuel L. Jackson will host a six-part Canadian docu-series that will retrace “the horrors of slavery as revealed through underwater archaeology.” In “Enslaved” from filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici, the cameras will traverse paths taken to transport slaves known as the Middle Passage.
At press time, no U.S broadcast outlet has been announced, though Jackson, whose ancestors hailed from Gabon, has said in a statement: “For me, this is much more than a TV series. For me, ‘Enslaved’ is an attempt to give a voice to the millions whose voices were silenced.”
MEET & GREET: The Supremes’ Mary Wilson, Krayzie Bone, Mellow Man Ace, Otis Day, Cli-N-Tel and the “Godfather of West Coast Hip-Hop,” Alonzo Williams, will join Richard Dreyfuss, Linda Blair, Mackenzie Phillips, Micky Dolenz, Cindy Williams, Tatum O’Neal, Darlene Maxwell Reid and other actors at the Hollywood Show. Fans can get their up close encounter at the Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel Oct. 20-21.
TASTY QUIP: “I don’t answer questions in simple sound bites. You are tasting a fine wine. It has multiple notes to it. You better play 4-D chess with me like it’s “Minority Report” because it ain’t that simple. It’s complex.” – KANYE WEST to a reporter in the White House Oval Office
CLIPPETTES: Will Smith and James Lassiter’s Overbrook Entertainment is developing a sitcom for ABC called “Food & Familia” based on the life of restauranteur and tough guy actor Danny Trejo (“Machete Kills,” “Bad Ass,” “Sons of Anarchy”) …
Ready For The World has returned to its funk roots with the release of a new single, “So Much Life.” They will be performing it along with their hits “Oh Sheila,” “Love You Down,” and “Digital Display” at this year’s Taste of Soul Oct. 20 …
Tim Story (“Think Like A Man,” “Ride Along”) is in negotiations with Warner Bros. to direct a new live action/animated “Tom and Jerry” feature film to follow in the vein of the studio’s upcoming “Space Jam” reboot starring LeBron James …
Bruno Mars brings his 24K Magic World Tour to Staples Center with special guests Boyz II Men (Oct. 23); Ciara (Oct. 24); Ella Mai (Oct. 26) and Charlie Wilson (Oct. 27) …
Earlier this year, Tasty Clips had the pleasure to see the True Colors Theatre Company’s Kenny Leon-directed Alzheimer-themed play “Dot.” Now comes word that its playwright and “Fear The Walking Dead” star Colman Domingo is adapting it as a television series for AMC …
Grammy-nominated R&B singer Tamia has released her new single “It’s Yours,” in advance of the arrival of her “Passion Like Fire Tour” arriving at the Novo Oct. 24 …
In an online poll, Michael Peña’s storytelling foil Luis in “Ant-Man and The Wasp” was recently voted the sidekick most wanted to headline a Marvel Studios movie. His performance and hilarious outtakes may be viewed on the just released Blu-Ray/DVD.
The Black Rock Coalition presents “Blackness Sounds Like …” Oct. 25 with the only L.A. performance by Vernon Reid’s Band of Gypsys Revisited Band, Pegasus Warning (with Guillermo E. Brown of “The Late Late Night Band”) and Van Hunt at the Zebulon Café Concert …
Also that evening, Cypress Hill hits the El Rey Theatre with a second show at the Roxy the next night.
TC ON TV: Oct. 19 – “Hip Hop Evolution” (Netflix): MC and journalist Shad Kabango returns to explore the genre for a second season. “Real Time With Bill Maher” (HBO): The controversial host celebrates 25 years of political talk on this anniversary special. “Finesse Mitchell: The Spirit Told Me To Tell You” (Showtime): The ex-“Saturday Night Live” cast member gets his first stand-up special. “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC): From the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Wu Tang Clan (who will see the story of their creation told by Hulu next year in a 10-episode musical drama).
Oct. 20 – “Love, Of Course” (Hallmark): Olympian Gabby Douglas continues her acting career with a supporting role in this romance. “Black Love” (OWN): “Love That Lasts” is explored. “Austin City Limits” (PBS): Sam Smith, Anderson East
Oct. 21 – “Unsung Hollywood” (TV1): Wayne Brady “Rel” (Fox): The gang is freaked out around Halloween by the movie “Frederick Douglass: Zombie Slayer.” D.C. Young Fly guests as George Washington Carver. “Uncensored” (TV1): Tichina Arnold.
Oct. 22 – “Live With Kelly & Ryan” (ABC): Jada Pinkett Smith, Misty Copeland. “Stolen Daughters: Kidnapped By Boko Haram” (HBO): Tells the story of the girls’ time in captivity and follows their subsequent lives upon release over the course of one year.
Oct. 23 – “Personal Statement” (PBS): Follows three inspirational teens in Brooklyn who take it upon themselves to make a difference by becoming peer college counselors in their schools. “Ready For Love” (OWN): Nephew Tommy hosts this dating reality show from producer Will Packer. “Raq Rants” (BET): TMZ breakout personality Raquel Harper gets the network’s after-dark slot.
Oct. 24 – “Rihanna: No Regrets” (Ovation): A look at the multi award-winning artist’s triumphant journey from poverty and obscurity to becoming a worldwide pop sensation.
TASTY QUIP: “[Kanye’s] a genius. I think the angle he’s seeing things from is about the division that he sees. And he’s not inconsistent with what he’s saying. That’s my brother — I love him, I support him. But, you know, I don’t have to agree with everything that he says … I just trust him as a person of intent. But yeah, he shouldn’t say all that sh*t.” – DAVE CHAPPELLE on CNN’s “The Van Jones Show”
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