http://www.vladtv.com - Comedian Katt Williams sat down with VladTV and shared his views on the influence of Bernie Mac and fellow comedian Dave Chappelle's fall from the spotlight as well as his attempt to rise once again. Williams starts off by saying he's honest with himself to know that Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock are both funnier than him, and says he knows the truth behind Bernie Mac's story, revealing that several people who made money off of the deceased "King of Comedy" hated him. Katt also gets into how unfairly Dave Chappelle was treated and ostracized when he chose to end his show, saying he doesn't understand how people could believe the outlandish things the media said about the comedian, such as leaving his family and going to Africa to do drugs.
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http://www.vladtv.com - Kevin Gates sat down with VladTV and discussed the idea of snitching, saying that even though he's a two-time felon, the idea of becoming a rat disgusts him and that it would never be an option. Gates is particularly passionate about the topic, as he reveals some of his closest friends are doing long bids and even life in prison not because of evidence or police work, but simply because other so called "street dudes" pointed them out in court. He also shares his confusion over why rappers want to be affiliated with dope boys, assuming they think it will give them street cred. In reality, cops are now using rappers as a way to get to the real street guys, making it easier for them to get locked up. Check out the interview above.
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Arian Foster of the Now What? Podcast sat down with Snoop Dogg for an in-studio interview. In general, Foster's conversations range from current events to music and entertainment. During this one-on-one interview, Snoop explained how he made peace with Suge Knight. Take a look at the 3-minute clip above. Check out more from the Now What? Podcast here: https://goo.gl/zrHM8i
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http://www.vladtv.com - Rapper Nipsey Hussle sat down with VladTV, where he explained why he made the decision to join the Crips gang Rollin 60s, which he said came about when he left home around 14. He also shares what it was like being in the gang at a young age, which included an initiation that he says is different for everyone. Nipsey reveals that he was around the gang life at such a young age that he had to determine whether he was "going to be a part of it, or get the f*ck out of the way."
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Watch Part 8: https://youtu.be/R6dWQN7egJs Part 6: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asKa6h5z5aA&t=2s Part 1: https://youtu.be/L1y8AyIDpjU ----------------- In this clip, BG Knocc Out says that if he saw Eric Holder before he got arrested he "would've smoked him," while noting that his potential life sentence doesn't bring him any closure. "That's not justice," he says in regards to Holder living out his life in prison, as he explicitly states that "he's gotta die too." From there, the conversation shifts towards rumors of retaliation after Nipsey's murder, as well as the report that Holder's brother allegedly committed suicide due to shame.
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Watch Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5B4s2U2gpYY --------------- In this exclusive interview, the legendary Suga Free talks about being born and raised throughout California, noting that his family moved away from Compton to Pomona after he and his sister were struck by vehicles in separate weeks. From there he broke down the differences between each community, prior to conceding that the lifestyle inevitably stayed with him, as he was arrested early in his youth while joining the 357 Crips by the age of 12.
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Snoop Dogg took a trip down memory lane with Arian Foster of the Now What? Podcast. During the exclusive, Snoop mentioned that 2Pac once confronted Nas in NYC around the time of the MTV Awards. Snoop also revealed that Nas had an armed crew with him during the confrontation — maybe even close to 100 people. Take a look at the full clip above. Check out more from the Now What? Podcast here: https://goo.gl/zrHM8i
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Watch Part 2: https://goo.gl/cY9PcE Part 1: https://goo.gl/ykREQn --------- In this clip, Michael Jai White detailed his tough upbringing and the time he spent in the streets. Michael said that he loved fighting growing up and was addicted to the street life. He revealed that he'd been in 12 shootouts over the course of his life and explained how he ended up taking guns from adversaries after beating them up.
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Part 2: https://youtu.be/tfA3S05AruM --- In this exclusive interview Tray Deee speaks on how he knew Nipsey Hussle personally, stating that he had his back as an OG and that he appreciated the respect he gave him. Additionally in the segment, he recalls that although they never collaborated on a record as originally planned, Tha Eastsidaz did take the stage with Nipsey back in 2014.
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This year will mark the 48th-year anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination, and as the last judge presiding over alleged shooter, James Earl Ray's case, Judge Joe Brown still believes "he didn't kill him." In an interview with DJ Vlad, the honorable judge says he didn't believe Ray was the gunman despite pleading guilty. Brown said, Ray denied the murder but plead guilty because he felt it was in his best interest under the circumstances given. "He said, 'I never said I killed King, I didn't kill him. I'm pleading because of Alford.'" Watch the full interview above
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Watch Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RTHt-c1eC8&t=9s Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DQpR... -------------- In this clip, Michael Franzese spoke on becoming a made man in the mob, and also spoke on how it felt. He says he wanted to get his dad out of prison and make money, and says he was successful at both. Along with that, Franzese spoke about his time as a shylock and revealed the type of people he dealt with on the regular.
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There are times where rappers make it big and still return to their starting ground, and on the other hand, there are some rappers who decide to leave their hood to protect themselves from lingering problems. In this case, Bossie Badazz decided to leave Baton Rouge due to his legal issues with public officials, fear of getting set up by the police, and former friends who became envious of his success and—which he claims—are "hypnotized with hatred." In this interview, Boosie explains how Louisiana pushed out some of their biggest stars like, Lil Wayne, Birdman, and Master P and explains his final decision to relocate in Atlanta. Check out the full interview above.
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Watch Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DQpR6IXkw8 --------------------- Michael Franzese spoke to VladTV about his father being investigated by the police for ten years for his involvement in the Colombo crime family and seeing police outside of his house every day. He then spoke about his family having to devise escape routes and having dust-ups with the police while growing up. Michael also explained how he was going to college and was pre med when his father was sentenced to 50 years, which led Michael to join Joe Colombo picketing the FBI with the Italian American Civil Rights League. ---------- Website: http://www.michaelfranzese.com INSTAGRAM: @mjfranzese TWITTER: @MichaelFranzese FB: Michael Franzese FB: Michael Franzese Ministries Books: “Blood Covenant,” “I’ll Make You An Offer You Can’t Refuse!”
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Famed entertainer Mark Curry opened up to VladTV about growing up in East Oakland in the 1960s and 70s, and he pointed out that his parents still couldn't vote when he was born. He went on to speak about the various characters in his neighborhood, some of which influenced him, like the Black Panthers, who Mark remembers giving him food when he was a kid. To hear more, including Mark remembering the Black Muslims and the winos in the neighborhood, hit the above clip.
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http://www.vladtv.com - "Real Muthaphuckkin G's" rapper B.G. Knocc Out spoke to VladTV about growing up in Compton and the gang culture, which he said wasn't bad until he was a teenager. The West Coast emcee explained that gangs were more familial during his younger years, and he added that things got progressively more violent as the years went on. After revealing his affiliation to the Crips, B.G. spoke about his involvement with the gang, which led to him opening up about a 10-year bid he got for attempted murder. Speaking on the situation, the "50/50 Luv" emcee explained that he went on a retaliation shooting after a friend was shot, and instead of firing back, the people on the block came back with police. After realizing he was facing 17 years to life sentence, B.G. Knocc Out thought it was better to take the plea deal for 10 years, which he completed when he was 34, which you can hear more about in the above clip.
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Watch Full Interview: https://goo.gl/MsfWoc Part 1: https://goo.gl/hm7Wfi Part 2: https://goo.gl/VgJ5QV Part 3: https://goo.gl/zh6dLg Part 4: https://goo.gl/Fk2r85 Part 5: https://goo.gl/jTszu6 Part 7: https://goo.gl/AF8S3g ____________________________________ After being imprisoned for shooting Jin's affiliate, China Mac discussed his time at Rikers Island and the politics of the crooked system. During one incident, in particular, China Mac was slashed in the face with a "bubble razor" for using an inmate's phone. China Mac goes on to discuss how the altercation later escalated after a few of the correctional officers refused to write up the situation because they were "cool" with the other inmate. Hear how the squabble reached a showdown that almost cost China Mac his life. Listen to China Mac's project Mitm here: https://open.spotify.com/album/0ITk0ZEbp0Khix17ePZd8j?si=Y16T2Jj8 His First Day Home freestyle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3kZ28agj0U&feature=youtu.be
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Watch Part 4: https://youtu.be/JdE7yhqccfg Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DQpR... -------------- In this clip, Michael Franzese opens up about the scheme he created when he defrauded the government out of taxing the gasoline he sold, where at one point he was selling half a billion gallons of fuel a month while earning approximately $10 million a week. During this time, he mentions that because his scheme was so lucrative he was able to sell cheap gas to all his customers, thus earning himself a reputation of being the Robin Hood of his community. Additionally, with respect to knowing that one day he'd get caught, he said that they give you the same prison time whether you steal a million or a billion so you might as well take as much as you can get.
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Watch Part 17: https://goo.gl/BoidmG Part 15: https://goo.gl/mnek5a Part 1: https://goo.gl/EGVfnm ------------ In this clip, Michael Jai White talked about the key roles he turned down so far in his career. He said he got approached to play Marvin Gaye, but that he ultimately turned it down. He didn’t want to be a “buff a** Marvin Gaye.” He noted that he doesn’t worship actors and certain roles you have to take to advance. Vlad spoke on Lord Jamar saying that black male actors only reach a certain level of success after they wear a dress in a major role. White noted that he didn’t have to do that.
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Part 22: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PT6RemPSSpc&t=1s Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHjyq... --------------- In this clip Boosie talks about his love for basketball, telling Vlad that in his youth he thinks he could’ve gone pro. From there, he talks about where he ranks LeBron James amongst other NBA legends, stating that he puts him behind Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan because they always wanted the last shot. Additionally, while recognizing King James greatness, Boosie says “LeBron’s a beast but he needs that ‘kill in him” like Jordan.
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Part 4: https://youtu.be/9JPLmyN6cWI Part 2: https://youtu.be/kDqN_7k4-BA Part 1: https://youtu.be/L1y8AyIDpjU ----- In this clip, BG Knocc Out spoke about his reaction to Nipsey Hussle's death. He said he was actually with a few of Nip's homies the day of his tragic demise. BG Knocc Out says he's still devastated behind it all but believes a lot of good has come from it. He also pointed out how the love Nipsey is receiving is a testament to how good his intentions were and discussed how big it was seeing the Rollin 60s and Eight-Trays come together in wake of Nip's passing.
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Part 15: https://youtu.be/RHY71RiGjfg Part 13: https://youtu.be/OUK0S0AG8Kg Part 1: https://youtu.be/z2Tt1FxKm9M --- In this clip, Tray Deee and Vlad talked about Boosie being on death row, and actually broke down what qualifies as actually being on death row. Tray Deee and Vlad also talked about Boosie beating multiple murder charges after almost spending up to half a million dollars, which led Tray Deee to say “thank God he had the money.”
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Part 5: https://youtu.be/S2I_D-7p-zo Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DQpR... -------- In this VladTV exclusive, Michael Franzese spoke on running into Donnie Brasco during his time on the street. He said no one knew Brasco was undercover and it shocked everyone once they found out the true story. Along with that, Franzese spoke on dealing with John Gotti, saying he was difficult to do business with and they had a few sit-downs. However, he still has respect for him. ------- Website: http://www.michaelfranzese.com INSTAGRAM: @mjfranzese TWITTER: @MichaelFranzese FB: Michael Franzese FB: Michael Franzese Ministries Books: “Blood Covenant,” “I’ll Make You An Offer You Can’t Refuse!”
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In this clip, AJ Johnson discussed growing up in Compton, CA during the height of the gang activity in LA. He detailed being a Crip and joining the gang around 16-years-old. AJ Johnson also recounted his worst experience growing up in Compton, and pointed to getting jumped by a pair of Pirus after school.
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Watch Part 9: https://goo.gl/hYjxHS Watch Part 1: https://goo.gl/KFyKK9 -------------------- Too Short spoke to VladTV about his rivalry with MC Hammer when they were both coming up in Oakland, and he explained that things never got serious between them. Too Short also addressed MC Serch's claims that Hammer put out a hit on 3rd Bass, and he believes that Hammer wouldn't have to pay anyone to do anything to someone he had beef with. To hear more, hit the above clip.
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Part 7: https://goo.gl/HqR15m Part 1: https://goo.gl/Z9jc3F -------------- In this clip, DaBaby's artist, Stunna 4 Vegas, joins the interview to explain how the two artists originally linked, which started with the fellow Carolina native paying DaBaby for a verse. The collaboration turned into the song "Animal," which currently has 4.2 million views on YouTube. DaBaby lets it be known that he took Stunna 4 Vegas seriously because he was willing to invest in himself, while now he's a notable name that can name his own price for features. Stunna goes on to say that his career trajectory has skyrocketed since their first record.
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While he's known more for his stoner songs, Afroman's first album, My Fro-losophy, featured lots of references to the Crips, which he belonged to while living in South Central as a kid. Afroman spoke on how he joined the Eight Tray Gangsters in his neighborhood to get respect, but it was when he moved to a rival Rolling 60's school that he got into a bit of trouble. To hear more of what Afroman encountered during his gang life, and how his dad moved his family out of the neighborhood, hit the above clip.
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Part 19: https://youtu.be/uXJmJ5ZOoVY Part 17: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFj5c2L2q3A Part 1: https://youtu.be/z2Tt1FxKm9M -------------- In this clip, Tray Deee weighed in on Nipsey Hussle having a meeting lined up with the LAPD's Chief of Police to discuss gang prevention. Tray Deee touched on how there are gang prevention programs all over Los Angeles (and the surrounding cities) that do good work in that area by hiring OGs from the various hoods across the landscape. Tray Deee did, however, object to the Chief's words about his affinity for Nipsey, calling him a liar.
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http://www.vladtv.com - Kevin Gates opens up about the multiple kids he takes care of as he reveals that he has a big heart and provides for children that aren't biologically his. The XXL Freshman says that he sends money to the mothers to buy the kids what they need, but adds that he'll never let a woman manipulate him with a child. He explains that the bond of having a child is a partnership where both people have to do their part to raise the kid. When asked about having two children just weeks apart by different women, Kevin reveals that both women knew the situation and are cordial with one another. Kevin says one of the women was his best friend for a long time, and they hooked up one night and she got pregnant. The Louisiana native says he was in love and got the girl's name tattooed on him, explaining that she believed in him more than he believed in himself. Kevin also details how low self esteem from growing up in the projects led him to do reckless things, like having sex without protection. He adds that he's thankful he never contracted an STD, especially since Louisiana ranks second in the U.S. for AIDS. When asked if he ever knew anyone who died from the disease, Gates reveals that his biological father passed away in February from the disease. While on the topic of his father, the "Satellites" rapper says he initially thought his stepfather was his real dad, but later discovered he had been believing a lie until eighth grade. He admits there was no love between him and his biological father when they met, but says he is thankful to have a street father who has taught him a lot about life.
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Recently Boosie had a Q&A session in the Bumbu Room, where he spoke on a variety of topics including Meek Mill's recent jail stint, revealing that he was ultimately disappointed that Meek decided to take more probation in order to get released. "When I heard Meek took more probation to get out of jail I was pissed," Boosie said during the interview, "because that's another 10 years of hell bro, it's so easy to go back." Boosie goes on to describe how they can violate you for anything, suggesting that if you have the wrong probation officer they can "f*** with you for anything." To hear more of the segment with Boosie, head over to “The Bumbu Room” on YouTube and Instagram.
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Watch Part 11: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsKwOlkoXaY Part 9: https://youtu.be/OBcBOFI3eM0 Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DQpR... -------------- In this clip, Michael Franzese discussed taking a plea deal back in 1986 which sent him to prison on a 10-year bid. This was Franzese first time in prison and he described what that experience was like. He explained how being a made man gave him a certain type of clout with his fellow inmates but did very little for the overarching power structure of the prison (C.O.s, warden, etc.). Later in the clip, Michael Franzese breaks down how the RICO act began sending guys away for decades and how made men began turning into informants as a result. Website: michaelfranzese.com Instagram: @MichaelFranzese FB: Michael Franzese FB: Michael Franzese Ministries Books: Blood Covenant, I'll Make You An Offer You Can't Refuse!
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Part 15: https://youtu.be/QlzdGYd9F5A Part 13: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZwoUgrNOyM Part 1: https://youtu.be/L1y8AyIDpjU --------------- In this clip, BG Knocc Out and Vlad discussed the Islamic religion and how it has brought a different level of consciousness to its followers. For instance, they recounted Napolean of the Outlawz saving the life of the man who murdered his parents and attributed his forgiveness to the religion. BG Knocc Out, who is also a Muslim, said he isn't that forgiving yet. He spoke about the difference in practicing Islam in America as opposed to the Middle East and claims that the religion and the Arabic language softens the heart.
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Part 8: https://youtu.be/UEvYav8mFLQ Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DQpR... ------------------------ In this clip, Michael Franzese spoke about being named one of the top earners in the history of the mafia. He recounted being featured in a Forbes article from 1986 when the publication listed some of most well paid made-men. Franzese also discussed Rudy Giuliani coming to NYC from DC and changing the climate for organized crime, particularly his effective use of the RICO act to indict and convict mobsters. Website: michaelfranzese.com Instagram: @MichaelFranzese FB: Michael Franzese FB: Michael Franzese Ministries Books: Blood Covenant, I'll Make You An Offer You Can't Refuse!
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Watch Part 7: https://goo.gl/jB52yk Part 5: https://goo.gl/gjVQqC Part 1: https://goo.gl/jZvqTU ------------------------------------------------ In this clip, John Witherspoon talked about some of the films he had the most fun working on. He named 'Vampire in Brooklyn' as a film that may surprise fans but he says he loved the script. Later on, Witherspoon discussed the Friday movies and the impact they've had. He also spoke about whether he thinks Chris Tucker will ever be a part of the last installment.
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Watch Part 10: https://goo.gl/7ugQU6 Part 9: https://goo.gl/XUKExt Part 7: https://goo.gl/4asGVY Part 6: https://goo.gl/7RHdgy Part 5: https://goo.gl/TgddCM Part 4: https://goo.gl/VWfztj Part 3: https://goo.gl/DSSkRB Part 2: https://goo.gl/U7jA9D Part 1: https://goo.gl/atHLju _______________________ Willie D opened up to VladTV about Trick Daddy telling people that if you have more money in your closet and driveway than your bank account, you're broke. Willie said that Trick Daddy's observation was spot on, as he explained that a $100,000 necklace will never be a good investment, adding that you'd be lucky to get back ten cents on the dollar. Speaking from personal experience, Willie also shared that cars are never a good investment, which led to a discussion about the possibility of a black-only economy. To hear Willie D's thoughts, including how he thinks there are too many variables working against the black community, hit the above clip.
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Watch Part 7: https://goo.gl/RSj3eT Part 1: https://goo.gl/xKssdv -------------------------------------- In this clip, AJ Johnson discussed seeing Chris Tucker's potential during the making of Friday and how he went on to command $20M as part of the Rush Hour franchise. AJ Johnson also explained in detail why he was left off of Next Friday. As AJ puts it, he was set to be in the film but after receiving a phone call alerting him that the movie is in the process of being shot, AJ learned Ice Cube had him barred from the set.
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Rico Recklezz on Mom's House Getting Shot Up, Men Who Did It are Dead
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Part 1: https://youtu.be/NL0mGQhvM8A ------------------ In this clip, Mark Curry talked about the 1980s drug scene in Oakland and how crack transformed the landscape. He spoke about meeting some of the most notable Oakland drug kingpins, Felix Mitchell and Lil D, and recounted the standout moments from each.
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http://www.vladtv.com - Master P opens up about his relationship with 50 Cent, explaining that he paid for the rapper's first tour after "Wanksta" became a big hit. He adds that he never really hung out for long periods with Fif, but reveals that he's always been a loner, so he never really hangs out with anyone. When asked about which hip-hop entrepreneur he admires the most, Master P names Russell Simmons, saying that he likes how he never got caught up in the "negativity" and "foolishness" in the rap game. The "I Got the Hook Up" rapper speaks more on rap beef, saying that he also never got caught up in it because he deals with things in person or on the phone, not in public.
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Part 11: https://youtu.be/wu2BRCnlEsc Part 9: https://youtu.be/Xld54p3xHWg Part 1: https://youtu.be/L1y8AyIDpjU ----- BG Knocc Out spoke about Kodak Black's comments on Lauren London following Nipsey Hussle's death, and he explained why he decided to come at Kodak online. BG Knocc Out then added that he doubts Kodak would come at him or T.I. in person, which you can hear more about above.
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In the above clip from comedian Luenell's interview with VladTV, Vlad asks Luenell what she thinks about the Orlando Brown viral phenomenon. Luenell then offers her opinions on the "shady" music industry, and gives her thoughts on Prince, Q-Tip, and Michael Jackson. The comedian also goes on a tirade against technology, saying, "These kids are sitting on the couch, playing video games...no one wants to be creative."
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Part 15: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=di05fM12ttc&t=1s Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DQpR6IXkw8&t=1s ---------------- In this clip, Michael Franzese listed off a few of the mobster films that he felt were either inaccurate or really captured the life in a real way. He pointed to Goodfellas as one such film as well as the HBO film Gotti which he believes is the best overall. Michael Franzese spoke about the backlash he has received from being open about his time in the mafia and offered his opinion on Tekashi 6ix9ine's case and the role of snitching in criminal activity.
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Follow @vladstocks on Instagram http://www.instagram.com/vladstocks Watch Part 8: https://goo.gl/7ZsCP2 Part 6: https://goo.gl/pzeF5v Part 1: https://goo.gl/uzk15Y --------------------------------------------------------------- In this installment of VladStocks, DJ Vlad spoke about individual stocks versus funds, and why some companies decide to stay private while others go public. DJ Vlad also spoke about the difference in mutual funds and index funds, which you can hear about in full up top. -------------- Disclaimer: DJ Vlad is not a financial advisor. Posts for entertainment only - don’t rely on for financial, tax or other advice. Get your own financial advisors. Do your own research. Make your own investment decisions.
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Watch Part 8: https://goo.gl/dofdJv Part 1: https://goo.gl/MQE5XK ------------------------------ In this VladTV interview, DL Hughley talked about being a part of the Kings of Comedy. From there, he dived into the issues that Bernie Mac and Steve Harvey had with each other. DL Hughley noted that Bernie Mac did not think he would get the opportunity he got as a successful comedian, which is what made him decide to not go another tour with his fellow comedians.
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Watch Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHjyq-vjqaw Watch Part 6: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EusYAx6LTE --------------------- Boosie shared his thoughts on the resurfaced video of Cardi B speaking about drugging and robbing men, which he said is proof that women are out here pulling off some gangster stuff. He went on to share a story about a woman attempting to steal $7,000 from him and later scaring her to give the money back. To hear more, including Boosie's thoughts on Cardi saying she set up cheating boyfriends with transgender women in a threesome, hit the above clip.
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Watch Part 1: https://goo.gl/MQE5XK --------------------- In this clip, D.L. Hughley gave his take on the Kevin Hart x Oscars situation. Hughley said he would've never apologized like Hart eventually did. D.L. also gave his take on the LGBTQ community stating that they are becoming bullies. He said that no one should be immune to jokes being made about them. Hughley went on to break down how humor is central to humanity.
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Part 12: https://youtu.be/OoC-6Wgks1I Part 10: https://youtu.be/5regfwlHZwo Part 1: https://youtu.be/wWUH3CNYu0A ------ Lord Jamar opened up to VladTV about his close friendship with Biggie, which started before the Brooklyn rapper made it big. Jamar explained that he knew Biggie was going to be a star after first listening to him, and he later added that he has an ear for talent. To hear more, including Lord Jamar seeing tough guys crying in the street after Biggie died, hit the above clip.
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Akon stopped by to talk with VladTV about his light up Africa Project, how he used to live without electricity, and how the politics of starting his project were extremely tricky. Akon let us know that he grew up in Senegal a small country on the West coast of Africa. Akon grew up without electricity and running water, and when it came time to eat, cook, or wash he had to use the same water from a running water well for everything. "When I came to the United States, and [saw] the projects or what they claimed to be projects, Vlad I thought they was living in luxury, compared to what poverty is back home..." Akon explained that the US citizens have it a lot better than others around the world. So what led to Akon lighting up Africa? His grandmother was the main inspiration. He explained she never moved from her hometown and still lived without electricity. "Every time I would come, I would try to upgrade her, but she would never take it... one day I said ma I'm not coming to visit you anymore... you have to at least let me put electricity in the house. Come to find out the grid was so far out; I don't care how much money I had there was no way I could bring electricity to her." That's when he said something had to be done, not just for his grandmother but for everyone in the rural area living without power. "Without electricity, you can't even begin to develop a country, let alone your own home." Akon got started by partnering with a some of his Billionaire friends he made along his career, and he wanted to build power plants in the five major areas of Africa so the countries could share the plants, but as he got his investors together, he began running into the politics. "I started to realize how deep it was cause this is the type of business that starts real wars, the politics was little heavier than I expected..."Akon explained it was too complicated for him to be dealing with, so while searching for another solution, he came across Solar Energy. "So I went to China, met up with some friends out there, some manufacturers, and aligned myself with one of the biggest companies in China, that's own by the Chinese Government, that manufactures Solar..." Akon learned a lot while doing this project, like how there was a significant tax on solar products due to George. W Bush. "He did it because his main agenda was in oil, he needed the oil to keep burning right, so anything renewable he wanted to keep away because if effected the money." Akon took advantage of all of the unused solar products, and the Chinese manufacturers gave him a Billion dollar credit line to start his project. Akon's project is now in 15 countries, and he's provided almost 16 million people in Africa with power, and energy. Check out the clip above.
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