*Episode 8 of the RadioScope Raw podcast features our 1989 interview with Lakeside.
The group was promoting what would be its final album, “Party Patrol,” and the fellas were surprisingly candid regarding their concern about its direction. After an early stint at Motown and ABC Records, the Dayton, Ohio-based band signed with their manager Dick Griffey’s label Solar Records in 1978 and were given the space to write and produce their own material. It paid off big time with such soon-to-be classics as “It’s All The Way Live,” “Fantastic Voyage,” “Raid” and “Outrageous.”
But the R&B musical landscape changed in the late 80s, focusing less on the tight musicianship of funk bands like Lakeside, and more on star producers like Teddy Riley and his signature New Jack Swing sound.
The members of Lakeside expressed doubts about this album “Party Patrol,” calling it a “company album” for the way their new label Epic Records dictated its direction toward hip hop and New Jack Swing, insisted on putting a new lead singer on its first single, “Money” and took away the band’s creative control that drove their early success. Sadly, the group members were right to show frustration, as “Party Patrol” failed to even chart following its release in 1990.
But four years later, Coolio and his reworking of “Fantastic Voyage” would remind folks that Lakeside is already in the pantheon of 70s and 80s fly costume-wearing funk bands that added color and contour to the genre.
BLIND ITEM: Fake Foster Mother
This former A- list actress who still writes, but rarely acts, has been trying her hand at being a foster mom, but it hasn’t gone well. She rarely makes it longer than a few days before saying she can’t handle it and returns them.
Can you guess the former A- list actress who still writes? Here’s a hint: she’s not Black
Tyson/Jones Featured on Exclusive Global Debut of ‘The Count’ – a FITE Streaming Series / WATCH
*New York – FITE, the premiere global platform for sports and entertainment, announced today the exclusive streaming debut of The Count, a brand new streaming series with three initial episodes. Fans of Entourage, Rounders, The Hangover and Ballers will enjoy the group dynamic and special celebrity guest vibe.
The Count is a modern retelling of the classic “The Count of Monte Cristo” set against the backdrop of Las Vegas, Macau, South America, and a global gaming empire. With an all-star line-up, cast, and story that will keep you counting the twists and turns of the narrative, this original series debuts on the FITE platform on Friday, November 27th, 2020. The Count is the very first scripted series to ever appear on FITE.
The Count was executive produced by multiple Academy Award-winner Jonathan Sanger (The Elephant Man, Mission, Impossible, 2, Vanilla Sky) and written and directed by Mars Callahan (Poolhall Junkies, and What Love is). The Count stars Rob Iler, Mars Callahan, Kassem G, Mekhi Phifer, Kevin Pollak, Kassem Garaibeh, and Lily Berlina with featured performances from Mike Tyson, Roy Jones Jr., Armand Assante, Brande Roderick, Cung Le, Rampage Jackson, Steve Aoki and dozens of sports stars, entertainers and celebrities.
Best of all – Episode 1 of The Count is FREE on FITE on November 27th and 28th. Episodes 2 and 3 of The Count will debut on Pay Per View on FITE, late Saturday night, November 28th
following the biggest PPV fight event of the year.
FITE has an important weekend coming up as the exclusive digital carrier of the Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones, Jr. pay per view fight presented by Triller on Saturday, November 28th, so launching this new series featuring Tyson and Jones as co-stars in the series made a lot of sense.
“We carry a lot of iconic events on FITE,” said Michael Weber, FITE’s Chief Operating Officer. “when we met The Count principals from Branded Entertainment Inc. and RYU, and saw the
Tyson-Jones tie-in, we felt it was meant to be.”
FITE, an international company headquartered in New York, has streamed more than 3,500 events in the last 5 years including some of the biggest PPV sports and entertainment providers.
FITE is the premium global platform for live sports and entertainment offering many of the industry’s marquee PPV events and SVOD packages with nearly 3MM registered users. FITE is available worldwide through its iOS and Android mobile apps, Apple TV, Android TV, ROKU, Amazon Fire TV and Huawei apps. In addition, FITE supports Vizio SmartCast™, Cox Contour and the Contour Streaming Player, Foxxum, Chromecast, PS4, XBOX, ZEASN, Comcast’s Xfinity X1 and Xfinity Flex, Netrange, Vidaa/Hisense, Vewd, Netgem TV, as well as 7,000 models of Smart TVs. Available online at www.FITE.tv.
Breakfast Club’s Angela Yee Expands from Radio to Television
*Angela Yee, co-host of the ultra-popular national radio syndicated program “The Breakfast Club” can now also be seen on television.
Yee is host of her new television show, “Established with Angela Yee.” The celebrity-interview driven program, which streams on Fox Soul, can be viewed on Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.
“I came up with the title ‘Established with Angela Yee’ because I really want to celebrate people’s wins and not make it about ‘gotcha’ interviews,” Yee told the NY Post. “I want the interviews to be more about milestones and pivotal career moments.”
Yee’s first guest was Method Man, who she once worked with when she was an intern for Wu-Tang Clan.
“I would describe my interviewing style as very conversational – it feels like you’re just kicking it,” Yee explains. “I always have certain questions in my head and I always make sure I ask.”
Yee has a “wish list” of celebrities she would like to interview. Lil Kim and Miss Elliot are at the top of the list.
In addition to her new television program, Yee owns Juice for Life, a juice bar in Brooklyn. She also continues to co-host The Breakfast Club on Power 101.5 FM, with DJ Envy and Charlamagne tha God. As far as her future on The Breakfast Club, especially when her contract is up for renewal next year, Yee won’t reveal her plans.
“The guys have all signed up and are ready to go so they’ll be there,” Yee says. “It’s always ‘it is what it is’ during contract negotiation time. I feel like sometimes I take on a lot, but I put. 100 percent in everything that I do. I’m at the point of my life where I can do what I want. I’m just a fan of seizing the moment.”
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