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  1. I can't tell you how much I love this album. its on heavy rotation! best album I've heard in years...
  2. By Rahul Lal Business mogul Troy Carter, Global Head of Creator Services at Spotify, recently stopped by the Rap Radar Podcast to discuss his career with co-hosts Elliott Wilson and Brian “B.Dot” Miller.” “I came up with Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince,” he mentioned. “Those guys, they took me under their wing at an early age. I had this little rap group and we were called 2 Too Many… We used to hang out in front of Jazzy Jeff’s record studio everyday. They were on at this point, in Philly, they were really on and Will had just gotten Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. I was lucky enough to be there during those stages and really learn the business from James Lassiter, who was Will’s manager.” Carter eventually got a job as Lassiter’s assistant. As he explained, he came in with no professional experience and didn’t even think to cut or wash his hair. Getting accustomed to working in this environment, he learned everything from how to look the part to how to communicate with other executives in a professional way. “I had an opportunity to listen in on every phone call,” he recalled. “Part of listening in on every phone call is that you learn the language, you learn the cadence of how people speak to each other. You’re learning the rapport of how people talk and that was very helpful.” He would soon go on to work for another huge figure in the hip-hop industry.“I went to work for Bad Boy and it was a totally different type of cadence,” Carter said. “I felt like each lesson was equally as important because watching Puff’s hustle and watching him build that thing from the ground up. All of that contributed to the tools that I was able to put in my toolbox to build my business and career.” He recalls being part of Bad Boy at the height of the East Coast/West Coast beef in hip-hop was incredibly difficult and, occasionally, physically dangerous. “It built a certain type of mental toughness in me,” said Carter. “There’s not a lot of rooms I can’t go in, or be able to navigate in, because when you’re kind of navigating rooms to see whether you’re even physically safe in those rooms? Being in a room where you’re negotiating a deal you might get screwed on comes a lot easier to navigate and see where the sharks are so I just take those lessons I learned from Puffy and I still thank him for the opportunities when I see him.” He was able to transition his management to the pop industry after working with Lady Gaga. Getting into the pop industry was an entirely new realm for him. “There are not a lot of black men in the pop business,” he explained. “You help build a big star like that and the vultures and sharks come out. I give Gaga the credit because when the vultures and the sharks came out, she was extremely loyal and called me when they came out.” While he no longer represents artists, he still works with upcoming artists and young talent and stays in touch with the hip-hop industry. “What the Savage crew and those guys are doing now just reminds me a lot of the 90’s and how we all had our crews with Ruff Ryders and everything else so just seeing Atlanta come back is great,” commented Carter on the similarities. “I’m loving this new resurgence. The other thing I’m loving about it is they’re becoming really smart business people. They’re learning about ownership much earlier than we learned about ownership. They’re learning about control much earlier than we learned about control so I’m loving that.” To hear the full interview with Troy Carter, you can listen to the latest episode of Rap Radar on CBS Radio’s Play.it podcast network. http://radio.com/2017/01/23/troy-carter-rap-radar/
  3. This is an amazing album! Fav tracks: Faceless, Superman and This Could be Us
  4. Will on Carpool Karaoke

    It doesn't work without James Corden hosting..because he can actually sing.. the other people are horrible
  5. Movement on Bad Boys III

    I have no confidence that this will ever get made
  6. Will, Jaden & the O'Jays Rap!

    That was fantastic!!! As soon as I see Will hit the stage I want to see more
  7. Movement on Bad Boys III

    haha Will decides to do Dumbo instead of Bad Boys 3.. you couldn't make that up...
  8. Will on Carpool Karaoke

    Jiggy confirmed:
  9. I thought this was a really interesting article: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/dec/22/make-will-smith-great-again-collateral-beauty
  10. Will on Carpool Karaoke

    This sucks it's part of that Apple Music tv series.. if they put it up on YouTube it would have got 50 million views!!
  11. Will on Carpool Karaoke

    It happened! I've been calling for this for months..this will prove how much they love wills music perfect way to kick off a new single and album
  12. Collateral Beauty

    Warner Bros. release of New Line/Village Roadshow’s Collateral Beauty isn’t winning any box office pageants, on a course to be Will Smith’s lowest wide release opening of all-time with an estimated $7M at 3,028 venues in fourth after an estimated $2.4M today. That’s way under last year’s Concussion which turned in a FSS of $10.5M and finaled at $34.5M; literally a 3x multiple. The film review headlines are worse than the box office headlines for this pic (Kyle Smith’s in the New York Post: Collateral Beauty does Collateral Damage), which is a weepie squarely aimed at females and meant to counterprogram the male dominant Rogue One. Women won’t come out to the movies until Christmas Day as they’re busy with other holiday activities, and Warner Bros. is clinging to the hope that the melodrama’s A- CinemaScore will create a halo that will counter the venomous film reviews which are at 14% Rotten. Collateral Beauty revolves around Howard, a New York ad executive (Will Smith) who loses his daughter, and tailspins into a funk. He begins to write letters to Love, Death, and Time. His ad exec colleagues get wind of this. They’re best bet is to have him declared insane, so they can sell the company out from under him, so they hire actors to impersonate Love, Death and Time. Howard argues with them, as his associates hatch a plan, and ultimately this leads to a Kleenex finale. Smith in the New York Post railed, “This must be the first movie ever made in which the death of a child is presented as a pesky obstacle to a corporate sale.”
  13. Collateral Beauty

    Elsewhere, Warner Bros/New Line’s Collateral Beauty is looking like a case of the box office ulgies: Pained by 13% Rotten Tomatoes reviews, it’s looking at delivering Will Smith his lowest wide-release opening of his career with $7.5M-$8M at 3,028 theaters (that’s lower than the $10.5M that Concussion made last year). This is according to industry estimates, not Warner Bros. There’s more than Rogue One to blame here for this ensemble which also stars Kate Winslet, Helen Mirren, Edward Norton, Keira Knightley and more. If Collateral Beauty is lucky, it’ll get to $10M, but that would still be low for Smith. Estimated production cost is between $36M-$38M before P&A.
  14. Collateral Beauty

    News New Will Smith movie Collateral Beauty is getting panned Ben Arnold UK Movies Writer 14 December 2016 Panned… Will Smtih’s new movie Collateral Beauty is getting a kicking – Credit: Warner Bros More It looks as though Will Smith’s ‘McConaissance’ hasn’t started trundling into town just yet. His new movie ‘Collateral Beauty’, a new drama from the director of ‘One Day’ and Marley and Me’, is getting quite the panning at the hands of the critics. Despite an all-star cast including Helen Mirren, Ed Norton, Keira Knightley, Kate Winslet and Naomie Harris, the drama is yet another misfire for the once hot Hollywood property, going for a Frank Capra-esque ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’-type hit, but falling short. It’s currently riding a 17% ‘fresh’ rating on reviews aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, meaning the majority of reviews are poor. Peter Bradshaw in a scathing one-starrer in The Guardian writes: “At the end of it, I screamed the way polar bears are supposed to when they get their tongues frozen to the ice. (Credit: Warner Bros) More “This horrifyingly yucky, toxically cutesy ensemble dramedy creates a Chernobyl atmosphere of manipulative sentimentality, topped off with an ending which M. Night Shyamalan might reject as too ridiculous. This isn’t Frank Capra. It is emotional literacy porn, like an aspirational self-help bestseller written by Keyser Söze.” Dan Callahan for The Wrap adds: “To paraphrase Groucho Marx, this is a movie where we watch Will Smith, Edward Norton, Kate Winslet, Helen Mirren, Naomie Harris, Keira Knightley and several other fine players bore holes in themselves so that we can watch the sap run out. Stephen Whitty in the New York Daily News says, succinctly: “Will Smith should be looking for better movies.” In The Village Voice, Alan Scherstuhl adds: “You’ll shake your head. You’ll still struggle to accept that what you saw on that screen actually played in theaters, was funded and approved by distributors, took a month or so of the lives of those extraordinary actors.” (Credit: Warner) More Even the mildly positive points are heavily couched. “By the end of ‘Collateral Beauty’, you’d have to have a heart of stone for the film not to get to you a bit, but even if it does, you may still feel like you’ve been played,” said Owen Gleiberman in Variety. David Rooney in The Hollywood Reporter decries the ‘goopy sentiment’, but adds: “Audiences who enjoy smiling through tears, and don’t mind having their buttons pushed in the most obvious ways, could probably do a lot worse.” It’s out across the UK on Boxing Day.