Connect with us


Kevin Hart on Wanting Howard Stern Success in Radio + Nas on Launching a Label and New Album / WATCH



Kevin Hart - screenshot - advertising week1

*The recently concluded Advertising Week (AW2020) hosted conversations with Kevin Hart and Nas.

Hart sat down with SiriusXM President & Chief Content Officer, Scott Greenstein, to talk about the benefits of expanding into audio, how he chooses what brands to align with, and following Howard Stern’s footsteps.

In the pre-recorded session, Kevin’s wife Eniko Hart makes an appearance just days before giving birth! You can watch it all, above.

Nas also took the virtual stage with Peter Bittenbender, CEO of Mass Appeal, to discuss why they teamed up to launch the independent Mass Appeal Records label.

The talk went on to explore their thoughts and process behind the recent Pantone partnership for the single “Ultra Black” as well as their recent expansion into India.

Nas spoke more personally about being able to release his latest record King’s Disease on his own label for the first time as well as describe what life has been like during Covid.

MORE NEWS FOR YOU: Disney & Pixar’s ‘Soul’ to Make Exclusive Holiday Debut on Disney+

Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart Quotes

“As a black man in the business, I know how hard and tough it is for opportunities to come. They’re very far few and in between. Whether you are behind a camera, in front of the camera…the one talking into the microphone or the producer behind the scenes… it’s tough to get these opportunities. So when I had the opportunity to build the platform where we could create futures for so many, we said why not highlight the world of people that don’t get the mass opportunity…we can become that platform that springboard and throw people into the position of success,” on the focus of Kevin’s company, Laugh Out Loud.

“If I can be responsible for creating tomorrow’s stars for comedy – male, female – that’s huge and means that I did my part.”

On wanting to expand his legacy into radio, “I’m in a position where I’ve realized the impact that I have. And I’ve realized how much more of an impact it can be…if I am prioritizing this correctly and I take advantage of an amazing opportunity, by owning a channel, building out a channel and a podcast – I have the opportunity to build on that…I can’t stop thinking about the road ahead and what that can be if done correctly. All it takes is time and energy.”

On following in Howard Stern’s footsteps, “I have so much respect for the audio pioneers… when I look at Howard Stern’s career through radio you can only applaud him…he has changed the dynamic of [radio] and created something that so many people are able to follow now…I myself am able to jump in this because of a lane that he created, so [I want to think about] what other lanes can be created for people to jump into.”



Nas Quotes

Kicking off the session, Nas discussed the recent partnership with Pantone to release a new color in celebration of a single from his new album, stating, “It came from the single ‘Ultra Black’ so we wanted a color that is inspired by that song and kind of puts you in a place where color has power”

Nas also described his decision to launch an independent label with Mass Appeal as he said, “Natural ascension for myself was to have my own label, I needed to do that the right way at the right time when I was ready. It took me a lot of time to think about this move with Mass Appeal but I saw it – I saw where it started as, I saw once we got up to it what we can do to it to turn it into our dream. “

When describing what life and creating has been like during Covid, Nas said, “I was just like everyone else, trying to figure out what’s going on, and how to be there when this thing opens back up…but you drive yourself crazy thinking about those things so the studio helped me out. I was recording King’s Disease before and it gave me something to do. Kept me busy and kept my mind working in a creative way and that took up for anything that’s not happening.”

Nas discussed why this particular record held such personal significance to him as he shared, “To put out a record in 2020 and have it be on your label, it says a lot. It’s my journey and you can see my journey. You have to become independent in a way where you got to try to take the business — like a friend of mine Steve Stoute he takes a business, he looks at it and says he can deconstruct it, and fix it and do things this way and I’m not that far…but I feel like me putting out my record on Mass Appeal is a huge step forward for artists. I’m not the first but it’s something that if you’re watching my journey that I think you can be inspired as an artist.”


Twitter: @advertisingweek

Instagram: @advertisingweek




About AW2020:
AW2020 is Advertising Week’s new digital-first experience with a laser focus on getting back to business, purpose-driven connections providing global scale mixed with local reach. This inspirational global gathering will feature the trademark thought leadership excellence of Advertising Week, networking and business generation, education, inspiration, and entertainment – all in a digital environment.  AW2020 will take place September 29th through October 8th.  To register, visit


About Advertising Week
Advertising Week is a global business intelligence platform serving marketing, media, brand, advertising and technology professionals. Founded in 2004 in New York, Advertising Week’s global footprint has expanded to five additional worldwide live events: AWEUROPE (London); AWASIA (Tokyo); AWAPAC (Sydney); AWAfrica (Johannesburg); and AWLATAM (Mexico City). In addition to live events, the global thought leadership platform also contains online education (AWLearn) and year-round original content (AW360).






Leah Laneski
[email protected]>

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


EUR Reviews: ‘Mangrove’ a Must and ‘The Giant’ a Bust / WATCH



Letitia Wright - Mangrove

*“Mangrove,” is one of five films from the “Small Axe” anthology by Steve McQueen (“12 Years a Slave”).

Based on true events, the film chronicles the 50th anniversary of the day in 1970 when 150 protesters of West Indian and African heritage in Notting Hill, West London, took to the streets because of police brutality. In a reign of racist terror, the local police raid Mangrove—a  lively community base for locals, intellectuals and activists—time after time.

When nine men and women are wrongly arrested and charged with incitement to riot, a highly publicized trial ensues. his must see film follows the Nine and their road to justice. One of the Nine, Altheia Jones-LeCointe (Letitia Wright), is the leader of the British Black Panther Movement.

Ironically, Wright is the sister of T’Challa in Black Panther. During the highly publicized trial of the Mangrove Nine, tensions ran high as they fought against brutal treatment and discrimination.

Mangrove march

Letitia Wright as Altheia Jones-LeCointe (center), Malachi Kirby (Darcus Howe, center, holding megaphone) in Mangrove. Photo: Des Willie/Amazon Prime Video

“Mangrove” is not only timely, but universal in its depiction of bigotry and injustice throughout the universe. The raw emotions that spill out into the streets, and at times inside the Mangrove, are real. “Mangrove” hits its mark going for the jugular with in your face necessary narratives.

Co-written and directed by Steve McQueen, “Mangrove” also stars  Malachi Kirby, Shaun Parkes, and Malachi Kirby, Rochenda Sandall, Jack Lowden, Sam Spruell,  Gershwyn Eustache, Nathaniel Martello-White, Richie Campbell, Jumayn Hunter, and Gary Beadle. “Mangrove” is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

The Giant

Watching “The Giant” is like watching paint dry. At least with the paint drying, viewers are spared the doldrums of Charlotte’s (Odessa Young) sleepwalk-like trudge through “The Giant.” Minutes after the film begins, Charlotte mother’s quivering feet are seen because she has just committed suicide. This scene is tantamount to what audiences are in for; in addition to a serial killer storyline.

Giant Odessa

Odessa Young (Charlotte) in “The Giant.”

Charlotte is a 17-year-old spending the summer in her Georgia hometown before heading off to college. Her questionable first love Joe (Ben Schnetzer), who mysteriously disappeared also returns. And Charlotte’s best friend Olivia (Madelyn Cline) only adds to the dire state of affairs with her dark appearances.

The surreal scenes and dreamlike sequences set up to pique the imagination fail miserably because of the monotonous and maudlin tone of the movie. Charlotte’s belabored, psychological trek drains viewers to the point where they could care less about the conclusion.

Directed by David Raboy, “The Giant” also stars Jack Kilmer, Madelyn Cline, Danny Ramirez, and PJ Marshall. “The Giant” is available on Digital & On Demand. Twitter: @thefilmstrip


Continue Reading


Kevin Hart Defending His ‘Daughter is A Hoe’ Joke: ‘It’s A False Narrative’ / VIDEO



Kevin Hart & Daughter - YouTube
Kevin Hart - Getty Images-1041954076

Kevin Hart – Getty Images

*As we previously reported, Kevin Hart released “Zero F***s Given” earlier this month, his latest standup show that was filmed during the pandemic in his own home! While many fans can’t get enough of it, others don’t seem to be enjoying his new work.

On top of receiving a few negative reviews from critics who called Hart “unfunny,” his show led to criticism due to a part in his set where he discusses his 15-year-old daughter’s love life. In the special, Hart joked that his daughter once told him, “‘Dad, I don’t like Rob no more.’ I like this boy named Tim.’ Instantly, in my mind, I said, ‘My daughter a hoe. This is hoe sh*t. Hoe activity right in front of my face.'”

Many condemned the comedian for his remarks, and now Hart is speaking out to defend himself against people who claimed he was demeaning his daughter but also attacking Black women in a conversation he had on a new app called “Clubhouse.”

“Alright guys, we gotta stop,” he said in a video posted to Instagram. “Stop with the false narrative. It’s a false narrative that’s being created and if you were in the Clubhouse and apart of the conversation, this wasn’t about Black women. It wasn’t about me going against Black… stop. A question was asked about the joke about my daughter and about me referencing my daughter having hoe-like activity. I gave an answer to it.”

MORE NEWS: Idris Elba to Interview Music Legend Paul McCartney in BBC One Holiday Special


Continue Reading


King Yahweh and The Kingdom of Yahweh Welcomes Miss Jamaica World’s Milinda Smith / PICs



KY - White affair 23 - img 3781a
KY - White affair 23 - img 3781

King Yahweh and Miss Jamaica World 2016 runner-up Milinda Smith

*On Saturday, November 21st, 2020, King Yahweh of The Kingdom of Yahweh held an all-white royal affair at his South Florida castle.

The posh event boasted lions, monkeys, performers, on-site massages, and a swanky guest list of dignitaries, influencers, and members of the Kingdom of Yahweh, who all gathered in the name of charity.

Mission of hope and gracevolunteering

Mission of hope and grace volunteers

Miss Jamaica World 2016 runner-up Milinda Smith, now a businesswoman and aficionado, attended the event.

She expressed gratitude and excitement for an invitation as she has been doing charitable missions with her organization Mission of Hope and Grace since 2014.

Her first large scale mission trip in Kwahu-Abetifi, Ghana, where private and public donors donated food, clothing, and medical services to those in need.

MORE NEWS: Lamar Odom to ‘Tell My Own Truth’ in Docuseries About His Life

1-King Yahweh and Milinda Smith

Milinda Smith and King Yahweh

King Yahweh and Milinda share a connection with Africa and a love for helping all people, so it only fits for a charitable collaboration to take place. King Yahweh and Milinda Smith discussed a humanitarian initiative at the event; however, details have not been made public disclosed regarding the initiative.

MilindaSmith and Consul General of Jamaica, Oliver Mair

Milinda Smith and Consul General of Jamaica, Oliver Mair

Before her platform as a “Beauty with a Purpose” beauty queen Milinda has always loved being of service to others. Her charitable work spans across borders, but she has never forgotten home.

With her organization, she has contributed to several rural communities in Jamaica. Some of her work consists of sending children to school, donating food and clothing to individuals in the city and those incarcerated, and distributing medical supplies such as nebulizers to hospitals. In recent years she has been more active in loaning her voice to her country and her people.

She has been working closely with the Consul General of Jamaica Oliver Mair on several projects and events. Most recently, on November 24th, Milinda helped to welcome 120 newly minted Jamaican citizens alongside the Consul General in a virtual citizenship welcome ceremony.

Ribbon cutting of Milindas Spa

Ribbon cutting of Milinda’s Spa

As a licensed esthetician and Ayurveda practitioner, Milinda created a natural skincare line, MáJas, which includes an array of products from face and body soaps to lotions and face masks. MáJas products can be purchased online at or from the gift shop of her spa Epidermasters in Miramar, Florida.

Epidermasters spa recently opened in Miramar as an expansion of her beauty endeavors, and the grand opening was quite grand itself. The Consul General of Jamaica, Oliver Mair, did the honors of cutting the ribbon to formally open the doors of Epidermasters, where facials, chemical peels, light therapy, massages, waxing, makeup, etc., services are being provided. The Vice-Mayor of Miramar Maxwell Chambers, Jamaican diaspora activist Capt. Dr. Rupert Francis and other dignitaries were in attendance as well.

KY - White affair 23 - img 3781a

Milinda Smith and King Yahweh


Milinda shares that she is elated by the strong possibility of a collaboration with the Kingdom of Yahweh and cannot wait until the time comes to take action Stay up-to-date with King Yahweh

Milinda Smith

Milinda Smith

(@king_yahweh_the_holy_ghost_) and Milinda

(@onemilindasmith) for updates on their projects.


Continue Reading