Comedy Dynamics announced today it will release Nick Cannon's latest comedy album Stand Up, Don't Shoot on all digital audio retailers on July 28, 2017.
Superstar entertainer Nick Cannon doesn't hold back in his new comedy album, discussing everything from the Black Lives Matter movement to his own divorce. Nick wonders what President Barack Obama might have left behind in the White House, describes why he'll never go to SeaWorld and talks about what happened when he was surrounded by kangaroos while vacationing in Australia. The special, shot in Los Angeles, premiered on Showtime on February 10, 2017.
An accomplished comedian, actor, host, producer, writer and artist, Nick Cannon got his start performing at The Improv, The Laugh Factory and The Comedy Store. He went on to share the stage with Chris Tucker, Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock before launching his television career. Currently, he can be seen on the ninth season of Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out on MTV and in his upcoming feature film, King of the Dancehall.
Comedy Dynamics, a Nacelle company, is one of the largest independent comedy production and distribution companies, producing Kevin Hart's Guide to Black History for History, Animal Planet's Animal Nation with Anthony Anderson, the new scripted comedy on Seeso, There's… Johnny!, History's Join Or Die with Craig Ferguson, MTV2's Wild 'N On Tour, and Hulu's Coming To The Stage. The company has worked with a wide range of established and emerging comedic talent including Kevin Hart, Louis C.K., Aziz Ansari, Jim Gaffigan, Katt Williams and many more.
Comedy Dynamics Records' album Louis C.K. Live At Madison Square Garden won the Grammy for Best Comedy Album in 2016. In total, eight of Comedy Dynamics' albums produced between 2013-2015 have been Grammy-nominated.
G Herbo released "Red Snow" the first single off his highly anticipated debut album, Humble Beast, today along with a deeply meaningful, cinematic visual via Machine Entertainment. The C-Sick-produced track lyrically touches on the tumultuous upbringing of Chicago's youth, and how it effects one's life. The video, directed by Noyz For Gravitii Films, accurately depicts the turbulence in Chicago and how desensitized the youths are to the violence and heartache seen daily. "Red Snow" will be available for streaming and purchase tomorrow (June 16th). Humble Beast is set for release this summer. Watch the "Red Snow" video below.
About "Red Snow", G Herbo says "Red Snow is important to me because it's from my heart, during a time when so many people were dying around me. The video just shows how immune and numb kids like me have become to violence in the ghettos like Chicago and all over the world."
Humble Beast - executive produced by Mikkey Halsted and Joseph "JB" Bowden - provides a portrayal of Chicago from G Herbo's viewpoint, a product of Chicago's gutter. The album features production by renowned producers, including London On The Track, Da Internz, Southside, Young Chop, DJ L and C-Sick among others. Throughout the album, he explores what effect his upbringing has had on him both from a day-to-day perspective - as seen in "Red Snow" - and overall trajectory. The themes on the album highlight the chaos found in Chicago, and other beleaguered communities, in an effort to create a dialogue and inspire the youth to bring about change for themselves and their cities.
G Herbo (formerly known as Lil Herb) was a member of XXL's 2016 Freshman Class, he first gained momentum with the song "Kill Shit," which has since been viewed over 25M times. Along with his music, G Herbo focuses on philanthropy within the city of Chicago, with a specific focus on Chicago's youth by way of visiting schools and personally giving back to his community. He believes that Chicago's youth are in need of relatable guidance. Furthermore, his N.L.M.B (Never Leave My Brothers) movement focuses on inspiring and instilling a sense of accountability among Chicago's youth. Now as he evolves both as an artist and human being, G Herbo's music subscribes to a sounds far larger and comprehensive than "drill." To define his music as "drill" would be an understatement - a sentiment to be cemented by the release of Humble Beast this summer.
Welcome to Miami: Meet Four Pandora Trendsetters Representing South Florida
During the 90s, the most celebrated hip-hop artists with chart topping success were primarily located between New York City and Los Angeles. Over the past decade, artists have sprouted from other markets like Meek Mill from Philadelphia, Mac Miller from Pittsburgh and Drake hailing from Toronto. Atlanta has become, as one critic put it, “Hip-Hop’s Gravy Chain” thanks to standout artists like Future, OutKast, T.I. and Young Thug.
Now it seems, the city of Miami is nurturing a new generation of emcees long after the days of early Miami rap pioneers like the 2 Live Crew, Trina and Trick Daddy. Following in the footsteps of Denzel Curry, a new class of young emcees representing Miami/Dade County are showing signs of breakout success, particularly on Pandora.
This week Pandora spotlights four South Florida emcees on the ‘Trendsetters Chart’, a program where Pandora ranks emerging artists who’ve seen the highest number of artist station adds over the past week. Previous ‘Trendsetter Charts’ have the predicted the success of artists like Lil Yachty and D.R.A.M., so it’s a good place to be featured.
Read on for an introduction to each. Like what you hear? Listen to Pandora’s Gunshine State: South FLA Hip-Hop station.
Chart position: #2
Standout track: “Flex Like Ouu”
Social network of choice: Instagram
Stats: Lil Pump has been on a rapid rise since the release of “Flex Like Ouu” in March. Over the past month, he’s seen the most drastic growth on Pandora — almost doubling his number of artist station adds, and increasing his track station adds by more than 350% month on month.
Chart position: #11
Standout track: TK
Social network of choice: Instagram
Stats: While Ball Greezy has a pretty modest reach on social media — just 14,000 Twitter followers — he’s recently seen a rate of artist station adds of an artist with a much larger audience. Last week, the Bae Day rapper netted right around 3,000 artist station adds, allowing him to jump up two spots to #11.
Chart position: #12
Standout tracks: “WOKHARDT,” “Ski Mask”
Social network of choice: Instagram
Stats: Like Lil Pump and Ball Greezy, over the past 30 days, Smokepurpp has grown the fastest on Pandora. This month compared to last month, Smokepurpp has increased his artist station adds by more than 170% and nearly tripled his number of artist station adds. Elsewhere, he’s seen an increase in Twitter followers of 80% month on month.
Chart Position: #14
Social networks of choice: Instagram, Twitter
Stats: This week marks Pouya’s 33rd week on the chart, maintaining a very healthy number of artist station adds since last summer. But he isn’t seeing the same rapid growth as some of the new kids. His metric trend is “stable” — not slowing down, but also not growing. But some of his more recent releases are still growing on Pandora. “Death by Dishonor,” which he dropped in February, saw a week-on-week increase in spins of over 100%.