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Monster Truck Drivers Will Attempt to Break 7 World Records in New Discovery Special (Exclusive)

Monster Truck Drivers Will Attempt to Break 7 World Records in New Discovery Special (Exclusive)
The Diesel Brothers are set to host a new special for Discovery next month in which six monster truck drivers will attempt to set seven new Guinness World Records, including stunts like highest ramp jump, most consecutive donuts and longest wheelie.

Titled “Diesel Brothers: Monster Jam Breaking World Records,” the special will feature Heavy D and Diesel Dave, along with TV personality Chris Jacobs, providing play-by-play and color commentary as six drivers from the motorsport company Monster Jam attempt the seven different stunts. The duo will also go head-to-head in a “Diesel Brothers style” drag race.

The special is set to air on the network on Saturday, Aug. 8 leading into the start of “Shark Week” the following day.

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“What better way to get ready for Shark Week than an adrenaline filled event,
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Mariah Carey, Chris Rock, Mary J. Blige Attend Andre Harrell Funeral; TV Tribute Follows

Mariah Carey, Chris Rock, Mary J. Blige Attend Andre Harrell Funeral; TV Tribute Follows
Andre Harrell, the music executive who launched Uptown Records and helped usher in a new era of hip-hop flavored soul and R&b, was laid to rest on Saturday (May 23) at George Washington Cemetery in Paramus, NJ. The funeral followed a celebration of his life at Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home in Fair Lawn, NJ. Harrell died on May 7 from heart disease-related issues.

Among the attendees were artists Mariah Carey and Mary J. Blige, comedian Chris Rock and executives L.A. Reid and Lyor Cohen, according to local reports.

Participants included musical performers Jodeci and gospel icons BeBe and CeCe Winans. Remarks were made by Tracy Maitland, Cohen, Mark Siegel, Rock, Blige and the Rev. Al Sharpton in addition to Harrell’s son Gianni Credle-Harrell.

Harrell played a key role in launching the careers of P. Diddy, Blige, Teddy Riley, Heavy D, Jodeci and many others, which made a television tribute on Bet,
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Diddy: ‘I Can’t Even Imagine Life Without’ Andre Harrell

Diddy: ‘I Can’t Even Imagine Life Without’ Andre Harrell
Sean “Diddy” Combs penned an emotional tribute to Andre Harrell, the music executive and Uptown Records founder who died Thursday from heart failure at age 59.

“I honestly still can’t believe it,” Combs wrote on Instagram. “I’ve got to give myself the reality of this in doses. Because I can’t even handle this. I hope to God that you are all blessed to have someone in your life that loves you and believes in you like this man believed in me.… I’m going to miss him so much.
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Jodeci’s K-Ci Remembers Andre Harrell: ‘He Knew How to Make You Into a Star’

Jodeci’s K-Ci Remembers Andre Harrell: ‘He Knew How to Make You Into a Star’
When Andre Harrell founded Uptown Records in 1986, he quickly honed the label’s musical approach. “Andre saw in the late Eighties how the hard-edged drama of rap music… was not incorporating all the rich cool smoothness and bright musicality that had built the house of R&b,” the longtime music executive Steve Stoute wrote in his book The Tanning of America: How Hip-Hop Created a Culture That Rewrote the Rules of the New Economy. “The question he asked was, how can we make this less rough around the edges… the
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Andre Harrell, Founder of Uptown Records, Dead at 59

Andre Harrell, Founder of Uptown Records, Dead at 59
Andre Harrell, the music executive who founded the influential Uptown Records, has died at the age of 59.

“We can confirm the passing of Andre Harrell,” Revolt network, where Harrell served as vice chairman, said in a statement. “Everyone in the Revolt family is devastated by the loss of our friend, mentor and Vice-Chairman. Andre’s impact on Hip Hop and the culture and on us has been immeasurable and profound. May he Rest In Peace.”

Harrell’s ex-wife, Wendy Credle, told The New York Times that the cause of death was heart failure.
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D-Nice Can’t Wait to Turn ‘Club Quarantine’ Into a Real-Life Party

D-Nice Can’t Wait to Turn ‘Club Quarantine’ Into a Real-Life Party
Like many of his peers, veteran DJ, rapper, photographer, and producer D-Nice had been living life on the road until the coronavirus pandemic forced everyone to stay home.

“Life was great,” he tells Rolling Stone of his touring career, calling from his Los Angeles home. “For it to abruptly end because of the lockdown, that was different. I don’t think any of us were expecting that, but my situation isn’t unique.”

The NYC native got his start in the late Eighties as a member of legendary hip-hop group Boogie Down Productions alongside Krs-One,
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TV News Roundup: Starz Unveils ‘Outlander’ Season 5 Trailer

In today’s TV news roundup, Starz has released a trailer for Season 5 of “Outlander,” and Amazon Prime Video announced casting for “The Power.”

Castings

WWE superstars Sasha Banks, Brie Bella, Nikki Bella, Alexa Bliss, Sonya Deville, Charlotte Flair, Nia Jax, Becky Lynch and Natalya have been cast as participants in Quibi and WWE’s upcoming series “Fight Like a Girl.” Each episode follows each female wrestler as she shares her life experiences with a young woman dealing with personal issues that are holding her back. WWE chief brand officer and executive producer of the series Stephanie McMahon will decide the pairings. Susan Levison, Ben Zierten, Tom Forman, Jenny Daly and Jon Beyer also serve as executive producers.

Amazon Prime Video has announced further casting for its forthcoming series, “The Power.” Adapted from Naomi Alderman‘s novel of the same name, the 10-part thriller imagines a world in which all
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Final Words: How Some of Our Greatest Artists Used Their Music to Reckon With Death

Final Words: How Some of Our Greatest Artists Used Their Music to Reckon With Death
Here’s a partial list of musicians we lost in the 2010s: Aretha Franklin, David Bowie, Chuck Berry, Ornette Coleman, B.B. King, Etta James, Whitney Houston, Lou Reed, Leonard Cohen, Prince, Merle Haggard, Kitty Wells, João Gilberto, Ravi Shankar, Tabu Ley Rochereau, David Mancuso, Amy Winehouse, Abbie Lincoln, Gil Scott Heron, George Jones, George Martin, George Michael, Allen Toussaint, Donna Summer, Phife Dawg, Prodigy, Adam Yauch, Heavy D, Captain Beefheart, Robert Hunter, Gregory Isaacs, Johnny Otis, Big Jay McNeely, Levon Helm, Kate McGarrigle, Guy Clark, Pete Seeger, Ralph Stanley, Gregg Allman,
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The First Time: Diddy and DJ Khaled Remember Early Successes, Becoming Fathers

The First Time: Diddy and DJ Khaled Remember Early Successes, Becoming Fathers
While sitting down for our “Musicians on Musicians” package, Diddy and DJ Khaled reminisced about pivotal moments in their careers and personal lives for Rolling Stone‘s “The First Time” video series.

The pair start the interview by recalling the first time they met. For Khaled, he met Diddy long before they were friends when he did street team for Jack the Rapper. Diddy, however, is a bit cagier about the time when the pair met as peers. “We don’t have to live that way anymore,” he adds.

Both
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Musicians on Musicians: Diddy & DJ Khaled

In a suite at the Ritz Carlton in downtown Atlanta, Sean “Diddy” Combs instructs DJ Khaled to walk through a cloud of cologne. He’s creating a vibe, one that will carry the pair of hip-hop mega-producers into a 2 Chainz birthday party later. “I love being a rapper!” Diddy says at one point, completely unprompted.

The two have a long history together; Khaled first encountered Diddy in the Nineties when he was a new radio personality and Diddy was one of the most dominant figures in hip-hop, as an artist
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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Josh “Red Beard” Stuart

When Discovery Channel’s “Diesel Brothers” first hit our screens in January 2016, it made instant stars of its cast of Diesel Dave, Heavy D, Muscle and Red Beard. 5 seasons on, diesel fans are still lapping up the gang’s exploits. The show follows the Dieselsellerz team as they build some of the biggest, baddest, most tricked- up diesel-powered vehicles you can imagine. They may be an environmentalist’s nightmare, but diesel-heads can’t seem to get enough of either the show or its cast. If you’re one of them, take a look at these 10 quick facts about one of the show’s

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Josh “Red Beard” Stuart
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Diesel Brothers exclusive: The battle of diesel versus methanol fuel in racing

Tonight on Discovery series Diesel Brothers, we learn the intricacies of just what type of fuel gives a racer the necessary edge to win a race. Speaking to a group of racers inside their garage in Utah, Heavy D (Dave Sparks) says: “So this is it, this is it man…the battle of the fuels.” The guys are shown a standard Monster Jam engine with about 540 cubic inches all built in-house and equipped with 1,400 horsepower and about 1,300 ft-lb of torque. On the other side of the garage is a different story. The tall twin-turbo Lbz z has about […]

The post Diesel Brothers exclusive: The battle of diesel versus methanol fuel in racing appeared first on Monsters and Critics.
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Dame Dash's Boxing Coach Says Jay-z Couldn't Fight

  • TMZ
In this edition of "They Said It, We Didn't," Damon Dash's boxing coach is giving his unfiltered opinion on Jay-z in the ring ... and according to him, Hov fought "like Pee-wee Herman." Dash appeared on "Van Lathan's Red Pill Podcast" and the conversation turned to an underground boxing club in NYC where Dame himself, Q-Tip, Heavy D and Jay-z would rumble with each other in the ring. Dame said Q-Tip was the beast of the bunch.
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'Bones' Says Goodbye After 12 Seasons: How the 'Squint Squad' Passed Every Test (Especially the Bechdel)

'Bones' Says Goodbye After 12 Seasons: How the 'Squint Squad' Passed Every Test (Especially the Bechdel)
When Bones signs off on Tuesday night, after 12 seasons on Fox, it will do so as the network’s longest-running scripted drama, having solved -- according to finale promos -- 275 cases in 246 episodes. And that prolific conviction rate may not even be the most impressive thing that the series accomplished.

Because Bones -- which was based on the life and works of real-life forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs -- did more than just stay on the air, leapfrogging more than 20 different time slots in its 12-year run. In a television landscape populated with morose antiheroes and sarcastic protagonists that often poke fun at the earnestness of cops-and-science procedurals like Bones, sometimes directly by name (see: American Dad, Bojack Horseman, Bob’s Burgers and more), the show was a champion of justice and evidence, science and guts, “brains and heart.” It told new stories every week, while at the same time unfolding its central characters little by little, making
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Diesel Brothers Season Finale Sees Heavy D Channeling Braveheart

The Diesel Brothers are about to build their most iconic car ever on tonight’s season finale. It’s called the Mega RamRunner and if that name is any indication, this thing is going to cook. But before the Mega Race takes place Heavy D decided to channel a famous movie to get his troops motivated. Just like Mel Gibson did on a horse in Braveheart in 1995, Heavy D sits on top of a Segway saying stone faced to his crew “Sons of Diesel Brothers, build this truck with me. Let’s build the biggest, baddest truck on earth.” It might be

Diesel Brothers Season Finale Sees Heavy D Channeling Braveheart
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Diesel Brothers channel Braveheart as Mega Ram rebuilt on season finale

The Diesel Brothers channel Braveheart on tonight’s season finale — as they rebuild their most iconic build ever, the Mega RamRunner, to give it away. Watch the footage in the clip below as Heavy D rides atop a Segway as if he was commanding his forces into action, as Mel Gibson did on a horse in the 1995 epic. He says stoney-faced: “Sons of Diesel Brothers, build this truck with me. Let’s build the biggest, baddest truck on earth.” Then in true Braveheart style, he roars at the top of his lungs: “Who’s with Meeeeeeeee!?” Tonight’s season finale episode, titled Good...read more
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Watch: Brooklyn Congressman Honors Notorious B.I.G. on House Floor by Rapping ‘Juicy’ Lyrics

Watch: Brooklyn Congressman Honors Notorious B.I.G. on House Floor by Rapping ‘Juicy’ Lyrics
Just paid tribute to late/great #BiggieSmalls on House flr. Gone but never forgotten. #WhereBrooklynAt @OmariHardwick @diddy @MichaelSkolnik pic.twitter.com/2QaXOkmJdp

— Hakeem Jeffries (@RepJeffries) March 10, 2017

Democratic Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (N.Y.) paid tribute to legendary rapper Notorious B.I.G., on the 20th anniversary of the musician’s death.

On Thursday, the Brooklyn native recited the lyrics of the classic 1194 song “Juicy” alongside a printed portrait of Biggie Smalls on the House Floor.

“It was all a dream, I used to read Word Up! magazine / Salt-n-Pepa and Heavy D up in the limousine / Hangin’ pictures on my wall / Every Saturday Rap Attack,
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How to win the ‘Truck Norris’ Chuck Norris truck on Diesel Brothers

This week on Diesel Brothers sees Heavy D and Diesel Dave reveal the designs for an awesome truck called “Truck Norris”, as legendary action star Chuck Norris makes an appearance. But the even better news for fans is that you can be in with a chance to Win the tricked-out vehicle. During the episode Heavy D and Diesel Dave take Chuck for a drive in the show’s legendary “BroDozer” and actually crush a Jeep by driving over it. But more details about Truck Norris, which is designed by DieselSellerz, are also revealed. The competition to win it is currently ongoing, with a total of...read more
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‘Luke Cage’ Showrunner Reimagines Harlem as a Hip-Hop Westeros

‘Luke Cage’ Showrunner Reimagines Harlem as a Hip-Hop Westeros
“Marvel’s Luke Cage” is a vibrant homage to Harlem in all of its cultural, political and yes, even unlawful glory. Thanks to showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker’s background as a music journalist turned TV producer, the famed New York neighborhood is reimagined with the energy of a hip-hop beat and power plays worthy of “Game of Thrones.”

It’s a kingdom based on everyday haunts like Genghis Connie’s Asian restaurant or Pop’s Barber Shop, where Luke Cage (Mike Colter) finds sanctuary after fleeing Hell’s Kitchen. While these establishments appeal to the hoi polloi, the glitterati prefer Harlem’s Paradise. The swank nightclub promises luxury, celebrity entertainment and even scandal thanks to the somewhat crooked ownership by Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes (Mahershala Ali), who learned his ruthless ways from his grandmother, who ran illicit businesses back in the day.

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Diesel Brothers: What Happens to the Guys in Sweden?

Over the last few episodes, Diesel Brothers has wowed fans everywhere with its new and entertaining take on trucks. Even if you’re not a fan of trucks, this show has made it hard to deny just how cool they can be. With their DieselSellerz business, Heavy D and Diesel Dave have helped modify some of the biggest and baddest trucks you’ll ever see, and they have much more where that came from. Diesel Brothers fans are in for a real treat tonight as this truck loving team gets ready to work on another project. On tonight’s episode, the brothers will are

Diesel Brothers: What Happens to the Guys in Sweden?
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