MTV’s ‘The Real World’ Revival With Original Cast Headed To Paramount+ To Kick Off Launch

It helped shape a generation and sought to spotlight culturally resonant stories such as HIV/AIDS, race, sexual orientation, mental health and addiction, including one of the first LGBTQ+ relationships documented on a TV series, the first televised same-sex commitment ceremony, and its unforgettable portrayal of Pedro Zamora’s battle with HIV. Created for MTV by Jonathan Murray and the late Mary-Ellis Bunim of Bunim/Murray Productions, The Real World was the first reality series on television.
Jonathan Murray, Julie Pizzi, Erica Ross, Kevin Lee and Trish Gold executive produce for Bunim/Murray Productions. Sitarah Pendelton-Eaglin, Candida Boyette-Clemons and Nadim Amiry executive produce for MTV Entertainment Studios. Jacob Lane is co-executive producer and George Verschoor is consulting producer.
A new Real World installment will reunite the original New York cast in the iconic NYC loft for The Real World Homecoming: New York. MTV's signature unscripted franchise The Real World is coming back to kick off the March 4 launch of Paramount+, ViacomCBS' rebranded streaming service.
“With Paramount+ being the home to so many global reality hit franchises, it seems only fitting to bring back the franchise and cast that started it all.” “MTV's The Real World has been credited with creating the Reality TV genre and was one of the first series that tackled important and yet unrepresented topics of the time, from HIV/AIDS, Race, Gender, Orientation and Religion,” said Chris McCarthy, President of MTV Entertainment Group.
Multiple seasons of The Real World are available to stream now on CBS All Access, soon to be rebranded as Paramount+.” />
After spending decades apart, viewers will reconvene with New York housemates Becky Blasband, Andre Comeau, Heather B. Gardner, Julie Gentry, Norman Korpi, Eric Nies and Kevin Powell to find out how the series transformed their lives since the cameras stopped rolling and to find out, once again, what happens when they stop being polite… and start getting real. In the multi-episode docuseries, the original seven strangers will revisit the shocking moments and explosive issues that transpired during the historic season and discuss how they parallel in today’s social climate.
The project went to Facebook Watch. The Real World reboot was among the first titles on the slate of MTV Studios when it launched in 2018.
MTV recently successfully revived another reality staple at the network, Jersey Shore, with its original cast.
Jersey Shore is among a slew of hit ViacomCBS' biggest reality franchises that will be on paramount+, along with Love & Hip Hop, Love Island, RuPaul's Drag Race, The Amazing Race, Survivor, The Challenge, Big Brother and more.

Disney Layoffs Hit TV Distribution, Home Entertainment Units Post Fox Merger; 20th TV EVP Greg Drebin Exits

The combined Disney-Fox TV production units have been left largely intact as the need for original content continues to grow. In the meanwhile, there have been multiple rounds of layoffs on the feature side at Disney-Fox, and a slew of people in consumer products in the combined company were let go in June.” />
He managed the worldwide marketing, publicity and promotion of the studio’s series and films across all international linear channels, and global SVOD and streaming services for TCFTVD. He also oversaw the TCFTVD research division and London-based Fox Networks Group Content Distribution marketing and research divisions. International TV Branded Services and EVP of the International Music Feed at Universal Music Group. Drebin, who was promoted from SVP to EVP of Worldwide Marketing last year, reported to Kaner. Drebin also founded and launched ZDTV/TechTV for Paul Allen’s Vulcan Ventures and was head of programming and production at Viacom's MTV. Before joining Fox, Drebin was SVP of Programming and Marketing at Warner Bros.
The first wave of TV layoffs immediately after the Disney-Fox deal closed in March was primarily in the area of distribution, which always is vulnerable in consolidation. Mark Kaner, President of 20th Century Fox Television Distribution, a stand-alone division at Fox, and Greg Meidel, president of syndication division Twentieth Television, were the most notable departures.
Between pressure to trim costs related to the merger by stepping up savings/synergies and shifting distribution patterns away from traditional channels, like home entertainment and TV distribution to direct-to-consumer, where Disney's big financial investment has been, media distribution has been a natural target for layoffs.
Chai led worldwide brand marketing strategy for the entire Fox new-release theatrical slate and third-party titles.
In it, Disney blamed the earnings miss on the integration of Fox’s entertainment assets as well as streaming investments and weak theme parks attendance. The news of more post-merger layoffs at Disney is not surprising in light of the company's recent disappointing fiscal third-quarter earnings report.
The highest-level executive to depart in that wave was Michael Teicher, EVP Media Sales for Twentieth Television, which was part of FNG. A month later, a second round of layoffs hit the former Fox TV units, affecting employees related to TV ad sales in New York. The impacted executives had worked for the former Fox Networks Group division of 21st Century Fox, a large part of which moved to Disney as part of the acquisition.
I hear several dozen employees, just under 60, were affected, both on Fox and Disney side. I hear among the highest-ranked among those who are leaving are Greg Drebin, EVP of Worldwide Marketing for 20th Century Fox TV Distribution; and Jennifer Chai, SVP, Worldwide Marketing & Strategy for 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. Five months after Disney’s $71.3 billion acquisition of key Fox assets was completed, there has been a new round of layoffs in Disney's media distribution areas that include home entertainment and TV distribution, I have learned.

‘The Challenge: War Of The Worlds 2’ Premiere Hits Demo Ratings Highs For MTV

In The Challenge: War of the Worlds, veterans team up with rookie prospects from franchises including The Bachelor, Big Brother, Love Island, Survivor, American Ninja Warrior, UK series Geordie Shore and Ex on the Beach and Floribama Shore.
Last season's The Challenge: War of the Worlds finale, which saw Turabi “Turbo” Camkiran, a two-time Survivor Turkey winner, take the $750,000 grand prize, was the series' highest rated finale in seven years, with 1.04 million viewers and a 1.0 rating in Live+ same day.
Among P18-34, Wednesday night's 0.98 rating is up 9% versus the prior season premiere (0.90) and up 5% versus the full prior season average (0.93). the season average for War of the Worlds (0.83), which was the highest in seven years in 18-49 (Live+3). Total viewers were 886,000, up 2% from last season's average (865k). Wednesday's night's 0.85 in P18-49 is up 7% versus the prior season premiere, the opener of The Challenge: War of the Worlds in February (0.79), and up 2% vs.
Gil Goldschein, Julie Pizzi, Scott Freeman and Justin Booth serve as Executive Producers, and Jack Reifert and Danny Wascou serve as Co-Executive Producers. The Challenge: War of the Worlds was created for MTV by Bunim/Murray Productions.
Last night's season opener logged a 0.85 rating in P18-49 in Live+same day, the best season premiere rating in six years in the demo, and a 0.98 in P18-34, its best season premiere rating in five years in the demo. The debut of The Challenge: War of the Worlds 2, the 34th season in MTV's long-running reality franchise, delivered the franchise's highest premiere demo ratings in years.
You watch a tease for The Challenge: War of the Worlds 2 below.” />

VMAs Equal 2018 Base In Total Viewers, But Jersey Outing Shows Digital Burst

In 2018, the overall VMA ratings picture fell to an all-time low, and while the day-after numbers this year didn't completely stop the bleeding, they offered a few more hopeful signs.
In the adults 18-49 demo, viewing dipped 6%, reflecting the ongoing battle of traditional cable programmers to lure younger viewers. The drop also was a bit better than that experienced by awards shows like the Billboard Music Awards or the ACAs.
Viacom insiders attributed the growth to older-skewing elements in the show like host Sebastian Maniscalco, Vanguard Award honoree Missy Elliott, and a show-ending salute to New Jersey by Queen Latifah, Naughty By Nature and Wyclef.
Moving from Radio City Music Hall in New York to Newark, NJ's Prudential Center, last night's show featured standout performances by Taylor Swift, Missy Elliott, Lizzo and others, and minimal controversy.
The Jersey outing registered a 129% increase in social engagement heading into the show, according to Conviva Social Insights and data from Facebook and YouTube. During the three-hour show, social and online video views rose 85% to 269 million, the most of any Viacom awards show.” />
Taylor Swift Pokes Trump, But VMAs Dodge Controversy To Show Fans A Good Time
Airing three consecutive times Monday across 12 Viacom networks (two more than last year's ceremony), the 36th annual edition of the original MTV creation drew 2.7 million total viewers, according to Nielsen fast nationals. In the 25-54 demo, viewing ticked up 6%.
MTV's Video Music Awards on Monday came in flat with the all-time-low 2018 edition in terms of total viewers, according to Nielsen, but digital and social viewing showed marked improvement over last year.

‘Skate Kitchen’-Inspired Comedy From Crystal Moselle & Lesley Arfin Gets Series Order At HBO

Her outlandish clothes make a statement, but she sometimes uses her individuality as a cover for the fact that she keeps her emotions on lock. Moonbear portrays Honeybear, the quiet storm, dark horse. She’s funnier than she thinks, wiser than she appears, and as stubborn as a boot on a tire.
She’s a lover (to the ladies), a fighter (to the rest of the world), and a little kid in the body of a woman. Moran is Kirt, the funniest person alive but even if she knew it, she wouldn’t care. Kirt would give you the shirt off her back in the middle of a snowstorm without having to ask for it. According to Kirt, you did ask for it, only with your mind, and you think she might actually be right.
At the end of the day, she’s the person you’d pick to be team captain—not because she always wins, but because she’d buy you a drink after the game no matter the score. Janay has a strong will and a determination to lead that both helps and hurts her. Lovelace is Janay, opinionated, intelligent, and loyal to a fault. She’s a big-hearted, warm girl, the type to give you a hug over a handshake.
HBO has given a six-episode series order to Betty (fka Untitled Skateboarding Project), a skateboarding comedy inspired by Crystal Moselle’s critically acclaimed feature Skate Kitchen, from Moselle and her longtime friend and collaborator, Love co-creator Lesley Arfin. Additionally five actors who starred in the film — Dede Lovelace, Ajani Russell, Moonbear, Rachelle Vinberg and Nina Moran — have been cast as series regulars in the series, which is currently in production in New York City.
Arfin co-created the television series Love, along with Judd Apatow and Paul Rust, which ran for three seasons on Netflix. Her other TV credits include: Fox’s Brooklyn Nine Nine, MTV’s Awkward and the original writing staff of HBO’s Girls. The popular column was published as a memoir in 2007 and optioned by MTV. She was also Editor-in-Chief of Missbehave, a women’s magazine based in Brooklyn. Prior to her career in television, Arfin was the author of the Vice Magazine column ‘Dear Diary’ in which she recounted her teenage diary entries.
It will follow a diverse group of young women navigating their lives through the predominantly male oriented world of skateboarding. Written by Moselle and Arfin, Betty, inspired by Moselle's 2018 Sundance film, is set against the backdrop of New York City.
Both projects were inspired by the real-life Skate Kitchen, all all-female skate crew the young women are in. In addition to starring in Skate Kitchen, Lovelace, Vinberg, Moran, Moonbear and Russell also appeared in That One Day, a Miu Miu short film directed by Moselle.
Skate Kitchen captures the experience of women in male-dominated spaces and tells a story of a girl who learns the importance of camaraderie and self-discovery. In her first narrative feature, Skate Kitchen, writer-director Moselle immersed herself in the life of skater girls, resulting in the film’s authenticity, combining poetic, atmospheric filmmaking and hypnotic skating sequences. You can watch a trailer below.
Moselle also participated in Miu Miu’s, Women’s Tales where her film That One Day premiered at the Venice film festival in 2016. In addition to Skate Kitchen, Moselle is known for the Sundance, Grand Jury Prize award winning documentary, The Wolfpack. Later collaborations with Pharrell included, Meet the Bae’s, a series profiling the artists back up dancers. In the last decade she has been working with short-form storytelling for publications such as Vice and The New York Times, where she created a series called “Something Big, Something Small,” featuring talent such as Pharrell Williams and Shepard Fairey. Most recently she directed Our Dream of Water, a documentary short series for National Geographic dealing with water crisis in Haiti, Peru and Kenya.
Vinberg is repped by ICM, Untitled Entertainment and Granderson Des Rochers LLP. Arfin is repped by Artists-First Management and Ginsburg Daniels LLP.” /> Lovelace, Russell, Moonbear and Moran are repped by Untitled Entertainment and Granderson Des Rochers LLP. Moselle is repped by UTA and Granderson Des Rochers LLP.
Indigo’s a street-savvy hustler who leans closer to the edge of shadiness than the others. While she’s naturally conflict-avoidant with a low-drama personality, she somehow manages to crop dust everyone around her in the stuff. Russell plays Indigo, fun, flirty, always down for an adventure, Indigo is the equivalent of the post-sex cigarette — cool, calming, and sexy as fuck. Indigo’s the type of person who would steal your wallet and then help you look for it.
Camille isn’t big on flashy displays of love or loyalty, but she’s perceptive and intelligent, and will notice tiny details about others as if she were a poet. Camille forgives but doesn’t forget, and she’d be happier if she’d only realize that cool points don’t actually add up to the sum of anything. Vinberg plays Camille, she wants to be down with the dudes and has fought hard for the small space she’s carved out with them.
Arfin Material and Untitled Entertainment co-produce for HBO. Izabella Tzenkova of Kotva Films and Lizzie Nastro produce. Michael Sherman and Matthew Perniciaro of Bow & Arrow Entertainment co-executive produce along with RT Features' Rodrigo Teixeira. Moselle, who also directs, and Arfin executive produce with Igor Srubshchik and Jason Weinberg.

Lifetime Veteran Liz Gateley Joins Dawn Ostroff At Spotify

Gateley and DiSanto left MTV in 2011 to launch DiGa, where they executive produced Teen Wolf and shepherded such reality hits as Kesha: My Crazy Beautiful Life for MTV and Player Gets Played for Oxygen.” />
In her new role, Gateley said Thursday via a LinkedIn post, she will oversee Spotify's "original content development teams on both coasts and their expansion into Comedy, Sports, YA Fiction & Scripted, News/Docs and obviously more Music formats in the podcast space."
Before Lifetime, Gateley was SVP Series Development at MTV, working under president of programming Tony DiSanto, where she created reality show Laguna Beach and developed and executive produced its spinoffs The Hills and The City. Other hits Gateley and DiSanto oversaw included Teen Mom, 16 & Pregnant, Ridiculousness, Jersey Shore, and America’s Best Dance Crew. They also developed Teen Wolf, Awkward and Hard Times of RJ Berger.
Ostroff and Gateley worked together at Lifetime; the former was head of programming from 1996-2002. Gateley joins a team headed by veteran TV executive Dawn Ostroff, who became the company's chief content officer in August.
"I am excited to be back in the music/culture world to tell loud stories with my incredible team and to help invent new executions as I always have, but, most importantly, to join at such a transformative time at Spotify on the heels of the Gimlet and Anchor acquisitions," Gateley wrote. "I also get to work with Dawn Ostroff and Courtney Holt, both former colleagues and two of the smartest people I know."
Spotify most recently purchased podcast biggie Gimlet Media, which is behind the popular “Homecoming,” “StartUp,” “Reply All” and “Crimetown” which are now being seen as IP ripe for TV and film adaptations. Spotify says it could spend $400 million-$500 million on multiple acquisitions in 2019; it also recently acquired startup Anchor.
It's the latest move as the streaming music service dives into the entertainment business. Liz Gateley, the veteran TV executive served as EVP and Head of Programming at Lifetime until exiting the company a year ago, has been hired as Head of Creative Development at Spotify.
Gateley had been on a temporary leave at Lifetime, where she shepherded the network's scripted him UnReal, to deal with personal issues before she officially exited last February to focus on her family. She departed via a heartfelt note to staff in which she also reflected on her time at the network and the female-centered network’s mission in the #MeToo era.

MTV Chief Chris McCarthy On How The Network Got Back In Rhythm: “Now Is Our Opportunity To Grow And Play”

The following are edited excerpts of the conversation. McCarthy, a 15-year Viacom veteran, spoke to Deadline about keys to the turnaround and the overall climate at MTV and its rebuilding parent company.
We’re growing in digital and in our studio. 6 (in 18-34) we’re now No. MTV was No. McCARTHY: When you think about how much we’ve accomplished and how quickly, relative to the landscape and to our peers, it's pretty extraordinary. Now is our opportunity to grow and play. And we’ve tapped less than 10% of our IP. 1. The strategy that we have is dead-on.
As is the case everywhere in television, most of them have needed revitalizing. On his way up the corporate ladder at Viacom, Chris McCarthy has added oversight of several networks, including MTV, VH1, Logo and CMT. EXCLUSIVE. But no rebuilding project came close to the challenges at MTV.
So what did your research show you about who was responding to it? DEADLINE: A lot of your target viewers weren't watching when the show first premiered 10 years ago, in 2009. Did the audience skew older because for those viewers you had the nostalgia factor?
Wall Street continues to believe whether it's through a merger with CBS — which is controlled by your controlling shareholder, National Amusements — or another company, Viacom will have to get bigger in order to survive. DEADLINE: How much of a distraction has the larger M&A speculation been?
On Jersey Shore, it’s 30-somethings, and it helped to bring back our audience in different demos. You’ll see us do more shows like that. In the larger cable world, 60% of networks are outside of 18-49. It also brings in more southern viewers. McCARTHY: On Floribama,  it was squarely in 18-34. We decided to run into that. You’ll see us use that IP and play those different sides. Teen Mom speaks squarely to that.
DEADLINE: Any newer shows you are particularly excited about?
McCARTHY: Shores – we launched seven of them around the world. It’s now early 30-somethings. Some are breaking up. Sharing a beach house with your friends — it’s a time-honored tradition. We started to look at, 'What’s a different subculture of that?' One result was Floribama Shore. But they want to all be together on the shore and that idea gives us a lot to work with. They have kids. And then with the original Jersey Shore, we thought, 'Let's find a creative hook.' It would be a different story, not coming of age. They’re in new marriages.
It’s really a testament to the team that we built, led by [entertainment president] Nina L. They’re makers. Diaz and [head of development] Lily Neumeyer. The way that we look is not through the filter of old shows, but with great, rich, powerful IP. They move fast. It’s a different approach, but it’s one that plays to our strengths.
McCARTHY: There's a project called Border Life, which is set in the town of Nogales, a town that is half in the U.S. We hit a cultural nerve. The show we thought we were going to tape is a lot different from the show we ended up taping. It’s one of the centers of the conversation that’s happening [about immigration]. You’re really experiencing what it’s like for these families. I don’t know that everyone is going to get it and that’s OK. It’s not just a headline. We’re on the ground. It's sort of like with 16 and Pregnant. This show’s going to do the same thing. We've been making the show for nine months. Since then, so much has changed. Some people felt we were trying to exploit the problem. and half in Mexico. But over time, working with various groups, we lowered teenage pregnancy.
DEADLINE: Do you feel like there's still a lot of work to do?
It's that combination. We are leveraging our legacy IP but we’re also launching some new IP. McCARTHY: Content consumption continues to grow. We don’t look at it as either/or — it’s more.
For most of the 2010s, the onetime pop-culture supernova appeared to have burned out. Past Viacom regimes exacerbated the effects of MTV reaching middle age, focusing more on squeezing cable operators and buying back stock than on revitalizing the programming lineup. When McCarthy took over in late 2016 (just before Bob Bakish succeeded Philippe Dauman as CEO), MTV was practically an also-ran in the ratings.
Content consumption isn't going away. McCARTHY: It’s noise. We built a model for all platforms.” /> We didn’t build a model for cable. Regardless of who owns us and where we’re going, the one thing that matters is hit content and a strong brand.
The quarter ending in December was the sixth in a row when primetime ratings grew in both the 18-to-34 demo as well as 18-to-49 — the longest such streak in 19 years. Now, as Viacom gets set to report its fiscal first-quarter earnings on Tuesday, the picture is much rosier. Last summer, the company also launched MTV Studios, a production outfit that hit the ground running with a Facebook Watch deal for a reboot of The Real World. McCarthy has zeroed in on unscripted content, successfully rebooting mainstays like Jersey Shore and launching new shows like Ex on the Beach.
DEADLINE: How do you hold your own against social networks and tech companies, which offer a lot of programming and have a lot more money to spend?
DEADLINE: MTV blazed the trail in the beginning. In that kind of environment, what do you see as MTV's advantages? Now, there are so many media outlets competing for the same audience.
DEADLINE: What's a good example of that approach?
But it’s just a piece — an important piece – of the ecosystem. We had to fix cable first. In this crowded landscape, it’s nearly impossible for brands to get to that level. In the U.S., MTV has 98% brand awareness — not specific to cable, but across all media. Cable is just the beginning. CHRIS McCARTHY: We start from a position of strength. It’s our largest arena, it’s where most of our dollars sit and it's our launchpad. So we do start from that position. There’s no question the world has changed.

Kent Alterman & Chris McCarthy Expand Portfolios, Kevin Kay Exits In Latest Viacom Restructuring

Kevin is a passionate storyteller whose legacy at Viacom spans more than two decades and seven networks, and I’m thankful to him and his team for their many contributions. And during his tenure at Spike, he oversaw the launch of fan-favorites like The Ultimate Fighter, Lip Sync Battle, Bar Rescue and Ink Master, as well as the expansion of Bellator. At Nickelodeon, Kevin left his mark by overseeing a string of hits that included All That, Kenan & Kel and The Adventures of Pete & Pete – as well as developing and greenlighting SpongeBob SquarePants.
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Today we are taking the next step forward in our evolution, with a new, simplified structure for Viacom Media Networks. Effective immediately, we will further consolidate our brand groups to four from five:
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There are no changes to BET and Nickelodeon. As a result, Paramount Network, Bellator and TV Land will operate alongside Comedy Central under Kent Alterman, President, and Chris McCarthy will oversee MTV, VH1, CMT and Logo.
Over the past two years, we have made a lot of progress in our efforts to become a stronger, more agile organization. We’ve continued to work to break down silos and more strategically use our resources, to make the most of the great assets we have, and to help fund our future.
BET Networks
Similarly, CMT – with its deep roots in music and unscripted programming – is a natural partner for MTV and VH1. Paramount Network and TV Land share with Comedy Central a robust slate of scripted programming – with TV Land and Comedy Central, in particular, focused on comedy. By working as a team, all three networks can make the most out of their complementary expertise and resources. As we’ve done a lot of work to clarify our brands’ filters and positioning, a few things have become clear.
Thank you, as always, for your continued support as we transform this company for the future. We know there is a lot of change, but we continue to make important progress with each step we take.
Unfortunately, however, this new structure does mean some hard changes. A number of senior-level colleagues will be leaving, including Kevin Kay, who is stepping down as President, Paramount Network, TV Land and CMT. I am so grateful that Kevin has generously agreed to stay on for a period to help ensure a smooth transition.
Comedy Central, Paramount Network and TV Land
Viacom Media Networks is undergoing another round of consolidation into four brand groups: Comedy Central, Paramount Network and TV Land under Kent Alterman; MTV, VH1, CMT and Logo under Chris McCarthy; BET Networks and Nickelodeon.
I think they’re perfectly positioned to help Paramount Network, TV Land and CMT start their next chapters. Kent and Chris have been driving forces behind Viacom’s flagship strategy, re-energizing and growing two of our most iconic brands.
Here is Bakish's memo announcing the changes:
MTV, VH1, CMT and Logo
Kay's Viacom tenure started at Nickelodeon where he oversaw such series as All That, Kenan & Kel and The Adventures of Pete & Pete, as well as developing and greenlighting SpongeBob SquarePants. During his tenure at Spike, he oversaw the launch of The Ultimate Fighter, Lip Sync Battle, Bar Rescue and Ink Master, as well as the expansion of Bellator. Recent departures have included BET Networks and Nickelodeon toppers Debra Lee and Cyma Zarghami, respectively. More recently, Kay and his team launched Paramount Network, which replaced Spike in January 2018. Kay is the latest veteran top Viacom executive to leave since the January 2017 restructuring under Bakish.
While Comedy Central and Paramount Network have been leading scripted brands for Viacom, TV Land, branded a reinforcing brand in the 2017 restructuring, has been shedding original programming over the past two years and relying more heavily on off-network content.
McCarthy also recently launched MTV Studios to develop original series for partners across SVOD and premium TV. McCarthy was elevated to President of MTV, VH1 and Logo in October 2016 after serving as President of VH1 and Logo. In his tenure, MTV now is the fastest growing network in cable and number one with its 18-34 audience, while VH1 is riding three consecutive years of ratings growth. MTV has a social footprint of more than 350 million followers and doubled video streams in 2018. At MTV, McCarthy has engineered the network’s longest streak of ratings growth in seven years with such series as Siesta Key, Ex on the Beach, the new Jersey Shore and Floribama Shore.
The music-driven CMT will join President Chris McCarthy's current portfolio of MTV, VH1 and Logo. Alterman and McCarthy will continue to report to CEO Bob Bakish. Kevin Kay will step down as President, Paramount Network, TV Land and CMT following a transition period after almost three decades at Viacom. There are no changes to BET Networks or Nickelodeon. That group is now being split into two, with Paramount Network and TV Land, as well as Bellator, joining Comedy Central under Comedy Central president Alterman.
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Comedy Central was one of only three Top 20 networks to maintain or grow ratings among Adults 18-49 across the recently-concluded fiscal year and has maintained or grown share for 18 consecutive months. He also shepherded a global podcast network and a 24-hour satellite radio station, along with music and comedy festival Clusterfest. Since his return to Comedy Central in 2010, Alterman has launched such buzzy series as Inside Amy Schumer, Key & Peele, Broad City, Drunk History; he also oversaw the relaunch of The Daily Show with new host Trevor Noah. Alterman and McCarthy both have been rising stars at Viacom for the last few years. Comedy Central streamed nearly 4.7 billion videos across digital and social platforms in FY2018, a year-over-year increase of +63%. He has served as President of Comedy Central since 2016 after previously holding the position of President, Original Programming at the network.
Thanks to their hard work, Paramount Network quickly established itself as a home for premium content, achieving early critical and ratings success with the high-quality, cinematic original series Waco and Yellowstone – the latter of which is now the second-most-watched cable series of 2018. All of this while also ensuring that TV Land and CMT continue to be dominant forces in the very important audiences they reach. Most recently, he and his team undertook the huge task of launching Paramount Network.
“Over the course of his career at Viacom, Kevin’s creative vision and gift for telling great stories have made a lasting impact,” Bakish added. “Thanks to the efforts of Kevin and his team, we have successfully established Paramount Network as a home for premium content, and TV Land and CMT continue to be dominant forces in the audiences they serve. I’m so grateful for the many contributions they have made in evolving and strengthening these world-class brands for their next chapter.”
Kent and Chris have been driving forces behind Viacom’s flagship strategy, re-energizing and growing two of our most iconic brands, and I can’t wait to see what they do next.” “Comedy Central, Paramount Network and TV Land share an original content strategy anchored in scripted programming, and CMT – with its deep roots in music and unscripted programming – is a natural partner for MTV and VH1. “These changes mark the next step in the ongoing evolution of our company as we continue to ensure we’re making the most of our great assets and resources, and operating as nimbly and efficiently as we can,” said Bakish.
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‘The Circle’: Channel 4 Reveals First Trailer For Studio Lambert’s Reality Format

In the show, the contestants will chat, make friends, argue and maybe even fall in love, while building their own profiles as well as forming cliques and private allegiances. They must avoid being judged least popular by the rest of The Circle.
deal to follow.” /> As with most Studio Lambert formats, expect a U.S.
It airs this fall. The show, which is co-produced by Motion Content Group, which in involved in breakout reality series Love Island, is presented by My Dad Wrote A Porno co-host Alice Levine and Maya Jama, who presents MTV’s True Love Or True Lies with Danny Dyer.
They will all live in one modern block but separately in individual apartments, interacting with one another exclusively through a bespoke voice-activated social media platform called The Circle. The Circle is, essentially, Big Brother for a social media age; where individuals from all walks of life will compete in a popularity contest to win up to £50,000 (US$65,000).
Anyone can be anyone in The Circle… Channel 4 has given audiences the first glimpse of the latest reality series from Undercover Boss and Gogglebox producer Studio Lambert.

VMAs Ratings Hit Low As Who Really Wants Their MTV Declines Again

Perhaps significantly for the youth leaning cabler, social media engagement for the strongly trending 2018 Music Video Awards rose 46% from 2017, again according to stats from MTV via measurement firm Delmondo.” /> Yet, on the digital landscape, last night's awards snagged 141.6 million streams, which makes it the most streamed awards show ever for Viacom according to MTV.
In contrast, the move to a Monday perch saw this year’s pre-taped and 10-channel simulcasted MTV Movie & TV Awards rise 21% in both the key demo and viewership over 2017. Overall, on both MTV alone and the Viacom empire team effort, this year is also the fifth straight decline for the once dominate VMAs in both the 18-49 demo and total sets of eyeballs.
That a stumble of 8% in viewers and 10% in the demo – also a new low. The 2017 VMAs was shown on MTV plus Simulcast on MTV plus 10 more Viacom-owned outlet, the 2018 VMAs drew a total audience of 5.2 million and an 18-49 rating of 2.34.
Clearly, not everyone wants their MTV anymore – at least those VMAs in the traditional manner.
There were cringes galore on Monday as the recently deceased Aretha Franklin receive a very awkward tribute from Madonna, Aerosmith and Post Malone have a very ill-advised duet and Tiffany Haddish and a Donald Trump slagging Kevin Hart have a very unexpected misstep in front of a crowd that they should have held in the palm of their hands.
Not facing a Game Of Thrones season finale on a Sunday like last year’s struggling VMAS, the Monday held Viacom shindig was a big winner for two-time Moonman victor Camila Cabello and Cardi B as Best New Artist.
six other Viacom own outlets.
However, for the NYC-set show itself a move to Mondays did not provide a much-desired ratings U-turn, at all.
There was a tight performance from Video Vanguard Award winner Jennifer Lopez last on the MTV Video Music Awards but the Radio City Music Hall hosted show saw a number of stumbles too, and we don’t just mean in the ratings.
The 35th annual VMAs had a 1.04 rating among adults 18-49 and 2.25 million viewers on MTV itself, according to Nielsen. Coming in second on cable in the key demo behind USA Network’s WWE Entertainment, last night’s 164-minute show fell 23% in the ratings and 15% in viewers from the VMAs low of last year’s August 27 Katy Perry hosted ceremony.

Post Malone Posts All Is OK After His Plane Makes Emergency Landing

A private plane carrying rapper Post Malone a night after he performed at MTV's VMAs made a successful emergency landing at a regional New York airport after its tires had blown during takeoff.
The plane had to burn off fuel before it attempted a landing. The hobbled plane was originally diverted to Massachusetts before being directed to Stewart, which is about 70 miles north of New York City.
Malone posted on Twitter after the landing:
Post Malone’s “Rockstar” won the VMA for Song of the Year last night; he ended the show with a performance alongside Aerosmith.” />


The jet took off this morning from New York's Teterboro Airport bound for London Luten Airport, according to Federal Aviation Administration officials. Malone was headed to England where he has gigs this week at the Reading music festival (Friday) and Leeds music festival (Saturday).
The jet, a Gulfstream IV, landed without incident this afternoon at New York Stewart International Airport in Newburgh, NY, where multiple emergency vehicles were waiting. The event was also captured live by local TV stations. News that the flight might be carrying Post Malone among its 16 passengers spread quickly; the Associated Press said fans had gathered and cheered loudly as the plane landed.

‘Jersey Shore Family Vacation Part 2’ Trailer: The Fist-Pumping Housemates Head To Sin City For A Vegas Wedding

One vacation wasn't enough so MTV's favorite housemates are going on another. In the new trailer for Jersey Shore Family Vacation Part 2, the finely tanned crew head to Las Vegas for another reunion and GTL-infused adventures which includes the wedding of Pauly D.
The highly anticipated “Jersey Shore Family Vacation Part 2” returns with a two-hour premiere on Thursday, August 23 at 8 PM ET/PT. The first hour will be simulcast globally across Viacom’s international network of MTV channels in nearly 180 countries.
However, this time Snooki makes the announcement that Angelina wants to join them which doesn't sit too well with the rest of them. The video above also features some regular Jersey Shore hijinks and ends with a celebratory wedding ceremony The trailer reunites Deena Nicole Cortese, Paul “Pauly D” Delvecchio,” Jenni “JWoww” Farley, Vinny Guadagnino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino for another vacation.
The Shore franchise includes MTV’s Floribama Shore; Geordie Shore in the UK; Gandia Shore in Spain; Warsaw Shore in Poland; Acapulco Shore in Mexico; and Super Shore.” />
From welcoming new family members to reliving their glory days and celebrating milestones together, the housemates return for even more fist pumping and grand antics. The second season of cable’s #1 series with 18-34 kicks off with the housemates in Las Vegas then brings them back to New Jersey where it all started, for a weekend in Atlantic City and some fun on the shore. But, when their personal lives spill out into the tabloids and on social media, the group must confront a variety of issues.

‘Catfish’ Resumes Production After Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Host Nev Schulman Found “Not Credible”

Schulman denied the allegations saying, "The behavior described in this video did not happen and I’m fortunate that there are a number of former colleagues who were present during this time period who are willing to speak up with the truth. I have always been transparent about my life and would always take responsibility for my actions – but these claims are false."
The allegations surfaced in May after Ayissha Morgan, who appeared on the show three years ago, posted a video claiming that Schulman harassed her during production. Morgan claimed that Schulman pushed her to "reevaluate" her sexuality and sleep with him.
"The independent investigator found the allegations made in the YouTube videos to be not credible and without merit." “Although we never received a formal complaint, MTV and Critical Content immediately engaged an independent third party investigator," said MTV in a statement given to Deadline.
"Excited to get back to work!" "Appreciate the support from you and so many others," he tweeted. Schulman took to Twitter to celebrate the return of the show and thank the fans.
After halting production in May after Catfish host and executive producer Nev Schulman was accused of sexual misconduct, MTV has resumed production of the reality show after an investigation found the claims to be "not credible and without merit."
The statement continues, "Given the results of the investigation, Catfish will resume filming. We take these matters very seriously and are committed to providing a safe working environment."
The series is based on the 2010 documentary Catfish, which tracked the deceptive online romance in which Schulman became caught up.” /> Catfish follows Schulman and co-host Max Joseph as they uncover the true identities of people’s online love interests.

Crime Reality Show ‘Bounty Live’ In Works By ‘Busted Live’ & ‘Over The Limit’ Producers

"We believe Bounty Live is going to draw positive attention to these real life heroes by using the platforms and tech to grow the brand as a streaming program while having direct relationships with our sponsors – that’s the business model we got most excited about and how we are launching it,” added Stevens.
HybridLight has boarded the project as sponsor.
The executive producers of MTV's Busted Live and truTV's Over The Limit are now focusing on bounty hunters in Bounty Live, a new live weekly reality show, produced by John Stevens and Spike Feresten's Hangar 56 Media.
Co-created and executive produced by Stevens and Feresten, Bounty Live features fugitive recovery agents from across the country chasing fugitives and making arrests.
“We recently started live camera tests and found a way for the in-studio hosts to communicate with the agents in the field before and after they interact with suspects which takes this genre to a new level and is really compelling to watch," said Stevens.
Stevens also is executive producer of MTV's hit reality show Buckwild and follow-up series West Virginia Wilder, which is currently being pitched to cable networks and digital platforms.
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The bounty hunters will also broadcast additional cases on personal social media as well as during the live weekly show. Per the producers, “The series is launching digitally and will explore network, cable and syndication in the future.” H56 has already begun streaming test shows of the program on Facebook Live and over the next few months will also expand onto Instagram and YouTube, producers say.

MTV Movie & TV Awards Ratings Rise In Monday Debut

Nielsen said Monday's show was streamed whole or in part 83 million times. A many sets of eyeballs results that jumped up over 100% from the 2017 ceremony for the Viacom owned awards show.
For the record, Black Panther and Stranger Things were the top winners last night, taking four trophies each. Haddish also won Best Comedic Performance for her role in Girls Trip during the ceremony, with winners in categories including the gender-neutral Best Performance in a Movie
Among honorary awards, Lena Waithe received the Trailblazer Award and Chris Pratt the Generation Award.” />
and Best Performance in a Show voted on by fans.
The numbers improved over last year's awards show, the first that combined film and TV honors; that ceremony drew a 0.6 rating and 1.18 million viewers and aired on a Sunday. The awards show was taped Saturday at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, with winners kept quiet until last night's 9 PM ET broadcast tape-delayed on the West Coast.
The MTV Movie & TV Awards drew 3.4 million total viewers last night, the first year in its new Monday berth. Hosted by Tiffany Haddish, the telecast simulcast across MTV and nine other Viacom-owned channels grew 21% compared with last year in total viewers and the adults 18-49 demographic (2.21 rating), according to Nielsen.

CyHi The Prynce – God Bless Your Heart

[Verse 1]
I’m on the come up
Jump up, I pick my gun up
Joe Jackson with trapping, I beat the sun up
That’s just how I was brung up
Whippings, I got a bunch of
On Memorial Drive in the Cutlass
I’m bumping young bloods ([?])
Feel like I’m hitchhiking
Every flow is a thumbs up
I give you my spirit ’til all my niggas wrists is uncuffed
It’s hard to celebrate Christmas as a black man
‘Cause like ornaments on trees
That’s just how we was hung up
One love
MTV, this is unplugged
Stacking this cheese reminds me of momma’s lasagna
From crafting double entendres
The child of Coleman and Tanya
Just a gap-toothed genius
Word to my cousin Jelanda, uh
Twist up this ganja ’til I go over yonder
They say I got to much will like 24s on Hondas
I been sponsored off-white since ‘Ye lived in the [?]
Y’all niggas slow if that just dawned on you like kitchen soap

[Hook]
God bless your heart, ha
God bless your heart, yeah, huh
God bless your heart, yeah
Be thankful his mercy let us say all these precious thoughts
Yeah, God bless your heart
[Verse 2]
I came, I saw, I conquered like Ceaser said
"No time, Felicia," that’s what the overachiever said
"Cydel, you a Pyru," that’s what your teacher said
I wrote everything in red ’cause that’s what Jesus said
My thesis read
My partner fed fish scale to the whole village for a piece of bread
"Matthew was 14," that’s what the preacher plead
"Just a nigga in a Coupe," that’s what Yeezus said
Until you — reach the feds, ha
Cause those boys will hide your ass like an Easter egg
Niggas wet you while you sleeping, you just peed the bed
A fiending son on Death Row, I’ma die behind these bars
‘Cause when I put the pen to pad they should make them pen my pad
Put this shit on wax, how I used to dip and dab
Flipping half
I like my cars and my women fast
Bitches love my presence ’cause I got the Gift of Gab
My matriarch low mileage, I APR
I need my lady just like a brand new Mercedes car, ha
It’s ’bout your lineage, show ’em I’m not your guinea pig
Might fuck a midget and have twins, I’m tryna have too many kids
Not out of wedlock
Never had a scared pops
Worked three jobs over time at the sweatshop
I thought I was a good kid, well I guess not
A hot boy, juvenile was my next stop
Breaking through people windows stealing desktops
Just a bunch of big dummies Lemus the red fox
And I had a redbone who thought that she was headstrong
Had to yolk the bitch up cause she was egged on
By the best friend had me calling collect home
And she fucked my best partner knowing she dead wrong
It ain’t her fault, I was misguided and lead on
Huh, but I ain’t tripping

[Hook]
God bless your heart, ha
God bless your heart, yeah, huh
God bless your heart, yeah
Be thankful his mercy let us say all these precious thoughts
God bless your heart

‘Teen Wolf’ Series Finale: The Claws Come Out For One Last Showdown And Open-Ended Conclusion

As cheesy as that may sound, it's essential. It tackled issues affecting younger generations, promoted inclusion and representation via characters of color and from the LGBTQ community. It embraced the fact that it is a supernatural teen soap opera on MTV and maintained a loyal audience among similar shows like Vampire Diaries and Supernatural. Reminders about how to be a decent human being — especially in the current social climate — doesn't hurt. When you strip away the dark supernatural finish, Teen Wolf essentially flows in the same vein of an afterschool special that teaches us to respect ourselves and each other. What could have easily been a carbon copy of a Twilight-esque of story in a TV form, Teen Wolf managed to stay self-aware by staying in its lane without trying too hard to be something its not. At the same time, it kept its sense of heartthrob-driven fun, adventure and wolf pack storylines that not only dealt with feelings of being an outsider, but also promoted friendship and family.
Even though the final adventures of the pack ended with a bang, the show left a tiny opening that suggested a continuation of a new story might be on the horizon. After six seasons, MTV's Teen Wolf came to an end tonight with a highly-anticipated finale.
The finale is wildly overstuffed and injected with savage Teen Wolf MTV-ness and it all works because it's like an out of control, chaotic going away party with people turning to stone courtesy of the Anuk-Ite (sorry Jackson and Ethan!) and a moderate body count (don't worry, there are no MAJOR deaths). And for the final party trick, Scott digs his eyes (a la his training with Deucalion) out to fight the Anuk-Ite to undo all of its evil while Chris (JR Bourne) and Kate (Jill Wagner) confronting Gerard.
They have a fun time doing it — even if it does get a little bit messy. Also, the last hurrah follows up with all of the other characters including Jackson (Colton Haynes), Theo (Cody Christian) and the rest of the Beacon Hills gang. Needless to say, the finale is basically a final showdown between Gerard (Michael Hogan) and his army of hunters and our ragtag group of hottie supernaturals — not to mention a fight against the Anuk-Ite. When we last left them, Scott (Tyler Posey) and his pack were getting attacked by hunters while Liam (Dylan Sprayberry), Corey (Michael Johnston) and Mason (Khylin Rhambo) were trapped in the hospital with a bunch of hunters. The final episode titled "The Wolves of War" is the punctuation mark of episode 18 and 19. Needless to say, the episode piles on this on in the best way it can and scrambles to give everyone a fair shake before the big finish.
Based on the series finale and the episodes leading up to it, it is clear that Teen Wolf is fueled by the fans while maintaining a fun, action-packed, and very soapy point of view from the creative team. During their final appearance at Comic-Con in July, executive producer/creator Jeff Davis said that the series finale marked their 100th episode and that it is a benchmark seldom achieved by a show with a cult following.
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You want to see Gerard get what he deserves (and he does), you want to see Monroe (Sibongile Mlambo) get her fair share of punishment, and, most of all, we want to see Scott shine victoriously as the Alpha — and in "The Wolves of War," he does exactly that.  We also get to see fan favorites Stiles (Dylan O'Brien) and Derek (Tyler Hoechlin) back in action on top of all of the regular Teen Wolf fun that harkens back to the first seasons. The super-sized ep has so much going on to the point where you just want to see the big showdown between the supernaturals and the hunters.
SPOILER ALERT: The following contains spoilers for tonight's series finale of Teen Wolf.
When the smoke cleared and the claws were retracted, the series finale had Scott and his pack standing in victory. The episode also introduces a new character in a flash forward named Alec (Benjamin Wadsworth), who is getting hunted. Scott reaches out to help him and, at the end of the episode leaves the door open to Teen Wolf: The New Class if Davis decides to go that route. With Monroe escaping the final showdown amidst defeat, a continuation may be a possibility in the future — but let's not get ahead of ourselves. The finale may have been hasty and scattered, but it was fun and satisfying — glowing eyes and all. The bad guy was defeated and the marginalized group of teens came out on top and stronger than before.
In other words, the cast looks like they are part of a Halloween-themed H&M ad filled with attractive shapeshifting models — a detail about the show that probably gets zero complaints from their core demo. The series may share the same title as the '80s starring Michael J. Fox, but it is anything but a genre teen comedy. The series is cut from the same cloth as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Grimm, but has supernatural MTV panache appropriate for the millennial generation.

Young Buck – The City Lyrics

Ayo man, I base this shit on real life man
That’s the only way mother fuckers gonna Really fuck wit you man!! YOUNG BUCK!!

These penitentiary phone calls keep me elevated
My last two birthdays I didn’t celebrate it
You see me on BET and MTV. Holding it down for my town down in Tennessee!!
I’m trying make this shit as real as I can, so that my fans know that I’m not playin’
And I’m not saying I’m perfect I’m just saying I’m worth it, alot of rappers CDs i ain’t even purchase
Before I picked up the mic I grabbed me a Gat
And sold crack before I learned how to rap
Damn right imma glorify it, especially when I made it
Niggas died in this game that didn’t know how to play it
Smoke blunts for the loved ones and pour out 40s
Pay bills and take care of their shorties
You don’t know about the hood look what chu doing to us
The white house probably full wit straight shooters and everything else
We living for death, just waiting to die
Jadakiss asks why and me I say why!!
To ball before I fall, at least I tired
That boy went out with a bang, he just opened up fire
Beneath this ski mask I done closed my eyes. I’m tryna but a fucking hole in this guy
I knew right from wrong but my homeboy bizz is gone
So lemme end this song and see who sent him home. MOTHERFUCKERS!!!!

Kodak Black – Everything 1K

[Intro]
You know life ain’t tied with a bow but it’s still a gift though
Yeah life ain’t fair but it’s still good though
It’s a blessing just to be here
Everything 1K

[Hook]
I know you’re money hungry
Can’t wait ‘cause you ain’t eat all day
And you gon’ lose your mind if you don’t get a plate
I understand the ups and the downs, street niggas gon’ relate
It’s a struggle man, I’m with you all the way
This for all the soldiers fell victim to the system
Everyday that goes by they so close to losing faith
I got to thank god for everything
It’s a miracle how you’ll wake up and your dreams right in your face
Everything 1K

[Verse 1]
I woke up in the morning on a cold slab
How the hell I’m in a damn cell
I’m in jail taking cold baths
I went down the wrong path
Lil boy don’t go that way
You prolly won’t last
Before I had the fame I had the name
I earned my stripes like Adidas
Sliding base like I’m Derek Jeter
Growing up with no father, it’ll make you evil
How he gon’ learn to be a man when you ain’t never teach him?
Youngin’ can’t even read but he totin’ the Desert Eagle
Look how she left, I bet she told you she won’t never leave you
The same nigga was hating, I turned them to believers
I done made it through the rain and I ain’t called FEMA

[Hook]
I know you’re money hungry
Can’t wait ‘cause you ain’t eat all day
And you gon’ lose your mind if you don’t get a plate
I understand the ups and the downs, street niggas gon’ relate
It’s a struggle man, I’m with you all the way
This for all the soldiers fell victim to the system
Everyday that goes by they so close to losing faith
I got to thank god for everything
It’s a miracle how you’ll wake up and your dreams right in your face
Everything 1K

[Verse 2]
I probably thank god ‘cause without him who is me?
He unlocked my cell when they threw away the key
Jailbird, I was caged in, he came and set me free
I was just on the news, now I’m on MTV
Hurting ‘cause your people ate and you ain’t get a piece
Now you’re taking from your people plate ‘cause you just tryna eat
Grinding for a mil and I ain’t talkin’ ‘bout a combo
My mama need a crib, I been thinking ‘bout a condo
You nothing when you down, it’s crazy how people treat you
Come around now, you can’t even hit the reefer
I pray for all my youngins who done took the same route
Brother from the same struggle, cut from the same cloth

[Hook]
I know you’re money hungry
Can’t wait ‘cause you ain’t eat all day
And you gon’ lose your mind if you don’t get a plate
I understand the ups and the downs, street niggas gon’ relate
It’s a struggle man, I’m with you all the way
This for all the soldiers fell victim to the system
Everyday that goes by they so close to losing faith
I got to thank god for everything
It’s a miracle how you’ll wake up and your dreams right in your face
Everything 1K

Everything 1k – Kodak Black starring Danielle Bregoli lyrics

Lyrics Kodak Black – Everything 1k

You know life ain’t tied with a bow but it’s still a gift though
Yeah life ain’t fair but it’s still good though
It’s a blessing just to be here
Everything 1K.

I know you’re money hungry
Can’t wait ‘cause you ain’t eat all day
And you gon’ lose your mind if you don’t get a plate
I understand the ups and the downs, street niggas gon’ relate
It’s a struggle man, I’m with you all the way
This for all the soldiers fell victim to the system
Everyday that goes by they so close to losing faith
I got to thank god for everything
It’s a miracle how you’ll wake up and your dreams right in your face
Everything 1K.

I woke up in the morning on a cold slab
How the hell I’m in a damn cell
I’m in jail taking cold baths
I went down the wrong path
Lil boy don’t go that way
You prolly won’t last
Before I had the fame I had the name
I earned my stripes like Adidas
Sliding base like I’m Derek Jeter
Growing up with no father, it’ll make you evil
How he gon’ learn to be a man when you ain’t never teach him?
Youngin’ can’t even read but he totin’ the Desert Eagle
Look how she left, I bet she told you she won’t never leave you
The same nigga was hating, I turned them to believers
I done made it through the rain and I ain’t called FEMA.

I know you’re money hungry
Can’t wait ‘cause you ain’t eat all day
And you gon’ lose your mind if you don’t get a plate
I understand the ups and the downs, street niggas gon’ relate
It’s a struggle man, I’m with you all the way
This for all the soldiers fell victim to the system
Everyday that goes by they so close to losing faith
I got to thank god for everything
It’s a miracle how you’ll wake up and your dreams right in your face
Everything 1K.

I probably thank god ‘cause without him who is me?
He unlocked my cell when they threw away the key
Jailbird, I was caged in, he came and set me free
I was just on the news, now I’m on MTV
Hurting ‘cause your people ate and you ain’t get a piece
Now you’re taking from your people plate ‘cause you just tryna eat
Grinding for a mil and I ain’t talkin’ ‘bout a combo
My mama need a crib, I been thinking ‘bout a condo
You nothing when you down, it’s crazy how people treat you
Come around now, you can’t even hit the reefer
I pray for all my youngins who done took the same route
Brother from the same struggle, cut from the same cloth.

I know you’re money hungry
Can’t wait ‘cause you ain’t eat all day
And you gon’ lose your mind if you don’t get a plate
I understand the ups and the downs, street niggas gon’ relate
It’s a struggle man, I’m with you all the way
This for all the soldiers fell victim to the system
Everyday that goes by they so close to losing faith
I got to thank god for everything
It’s a miracle how you’ll wake up and your dreams right in your face
Everything 1K.
Kodak Black lyrics
Video 1k

George Michael – Free (Older Album)

Freedom ’90
George Michael

I won’t let you down
I will not give you up
Gotta have some faith in the sound
It’s the one good thing that I’ve got
I won’t let you down
So please don’t give me up
Because I would really, really love to stick around

Heaven knows I was just a young boy
Didn’t know what I wanted to be
I was every little hungry schoolgirl’s pride and joy
And I guess it was enough for me
To win the race? A prettier face!
Brand new clothes and a big fat place
On your rock and roll TV
But today the way I play the game is not the same
No way
Think I’m gonna get me some happy

I think there’s something you should know
I think it’s time I told you so
There’s something deep inside of me
There’s someone else I’ve got to be
Take back your picture in a frame
Take back your singing in the rain
I just hope you understand
Sometimes the clothes do not make the man

All we have to do now
Is take these lies and make them true somehow
All we have to see
Is that I don’t belong to you
And you don’t belong to me
Freedom
You’ve gotta give for what you take
Freedom
You’ve gotta give for what you take

Heaven knows we sure had some fun boy
What a kick just a buddy and me
We had every big shot good-time band on the run boy
We were living in a fantasy
We won the race
Got out of the place
I went back home got a brand new face
For the boys on MTV
But today the way I play the game has got to change
Oh yeah
Now I’m gonna get myself happy

I think there’s something you should know
I think it’s time I stopped the show
There’s something deep inside of me
There’s someone I forgot to be
Take back your picture in a frame
Don’t think that I’ll be back again
I just hope you understand
Sometimes the clothes do not make the man

All we have to do now
Is take these lies and make them true somehow
All we have to see
Is that I don’t belong to you
And you don’t belong to me
Freedom
You’ve gotta give for what you take
Freedom
You’ve gotta give for what you take

Well it looks like the road to heaven
But it feels like the road to hell
When I knew which side my bread was buttered
I took the knife as well
Posing for another picture
Everybody’s got to sell
But when you shake your ass
They notice fast
And some mistakes were built to last

That’s what you get

I say that’s what you get

That’s what you get for changing your mind

And after all this time
I just hope you understand
Sometimes the clothes
Do not make the man

I’ll hold on to my freedom
May not be what you want from me
Just the way it’s got to be
Lose the face now
I’ve got to live

George Michael – Freedom 90 (Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 Album)

I won’t let you down;
I will not give you up.
Gotta have some faith in the sound;
It’s the one good thing that I’ve got.
I won’t let you down,
So please don’t give me up,
Because I would really, really, love to stick around.
Heaven knows I was just a young boy,
Didn’t know what I wanted to be.
I was every little hungry schoolgirl’s pride and joy,
And I guess it was enough for me.
To win the race? A prettier face!
Brand new clothes and a big fat place;
On your rock and roll TV.
But, today, the way I play the game is not the same;
No way.
Think I’m gonna get myself happy.
I think there’s something you should know.
I think it’s time I told you so.
There’s something deep inside of me.
There’s someone else I’ve got to be.
Take back your picture in a frame.
Take back your singing in the rain.
I just hope you understand.
Sometimes the clothes do not make the man.
All we have to do, now,
Is take these lies and make them true somehow.
All we have to see
Is that I don’t belong to you,
And you don’t belong to me.
Freedom;
You’ve gotta give for what you take.
Freedom;
You’ve gotta give for what you take.
Heaven knows we sure had some fun, boy.
What a kick, just a buddy and me.
We had every big shot, good-time, band on the run, boy.
We were living in a fantasy.
We won the race.
Got out of the place.
I went back home, got a brand new face
For the boys on MTV,
But today the way I play the game has got to change.
Oh, yeah.
Now I’m gonna get myself happy.
I think there’s something you should know.
I think it’s time I stopped the show.
There’s something deep inside of me.
There’s someone I forgot to be.
Take back your picture in a frame.
Don’t think that I’ll be back again.
I just hope you understand .
Sometimes the clothes do not make the man.
All we have to do, now,
Is take these lies and make them true somehow.
All we have to see
Is that I don’t belong to you,
And you don’t belong to me.
Freedom;
You’ve gotta give for what you take.
Freedom;
You’ve gotta give for what you take.
Well it looks like the road to heaven,
But it feels like the road to hell.
When I knew which side my bread was buttered
I took the knife as well.
Posing for another picture.
Everybody’s got to sell,
But when you shake your ass
They notice fast,
And some mistakes were built to last.
That’s what you get,
I say, that’s what you get.
That’s what you get for changing your mind,
And after all this time
I just hope you understand,
Sometimes the clothes
Do not make the man.
I’ll hold on to my freedom.
May not be what you want from me.
Just the way it’s got to be.
Lose the face now.
I’ve got to live

Kodak Black – Hollyhood (Institution Mixtape) letras

[Hook]
Fuck the industry, I’m in the streets
I ain’t never been to Hollywood
I’m not Hollywood, I’m Hollyhood
I don’t wanna go to Hollywood

[Verse 1]
I got kicked out of elementary
Started rapping, making melodies
Listening to beats on my MP3
Now my video on MTV
I got the BB gun in my lap
Brought the BB gun in my class
Call my momma and she sounded mad
Shit when I get home, she gon’ whoop my ass
I just dropped me off for 50 packs
I’m the youngest nigga in the trap
I’m the youngest nigga with that sack
Fuck your plug, I got that sack
[Hook]
Fuck the industry, I’m in the streets
I ain’t never been to Hollywood
I’m not Hollywood, I’m Hollyhood
I don’t wanna go to Hollywood

[Verse 2]
I should have been a president
Young nigga with plenty cents
I teach you little nigga plenty shit
All these games, they ain’t selling it
All this gas, should be selling it
Lately I’ve been really out of my element
These niggas be snitching, [?] really having no evidence
And I ain’t even sick so why the hell am I sipping on medicine
Like get the point cause I be working like a Mexican
I could make a little power move man you been broke ever since
Dropped out of school, run around finessin’ shit
Running with Chiraq, let’s [?] we be wrecking shit

[Hook]
Fuck the industry, I’m in the streets
I ain’t never been to Hollywood
I’m not Hollywood, I’m Hollyhood
I don’t wanna go to Hollywood

Apollo 3 – Startschuss lyrics

Die sonne geht auf
Der tag beginnt
Und du bist gut drauf
Den alles stimmt und

Du weiß ganz genau hier geht was
Auf VIVA und auf MTV
Läuft parallel dein lieblingslied und

Du weiß ganz genau hier geht was
Steig ein in dien maschine
Komm steig ein
Wir heben ab

Das ist der startschuss in dein neues leben
Deine geschichte fängt von vorne an
Das ist der startschuss in dein neues leben
Deine geschichte fängt von vorne an

Du fühlst dich fresh
Bereit zum sprung
Du stehst ab jetz I’m mittelpunkt den
Du weiß ganz genau hier geht was

Du hast es drauf
Du hast die skills
Und läuft was schief bleibst du gechillt den
Du weiß ganz genau hier geht was
Steig ein in die maschine
Komm steig ein
Wir heben ab

Das ist der startschuss in dein neues leben
Deine geschichte fängt von vorne an
Das ist der startschuss in dein neues leben
Deine geschichte fängt von vorne an

Starschuss
Das spiel beginnt
Starschuss
Und du gewinnst
Hier kommt deine premiere ab jetzt geht kein schuss ins leere
Das ist der Starschuss
Das spiel beginnt
Starschuss
Und du gewinnst wir roken den planeten erde, fette beats aus den gewehren

Steig ein in dien maschine
Das ist der startschuss in dein neues leben
Deine geschichte fängt von vorne an
Das ist der startschuss in dein neues leben
Deine geschichte fängt von vorne an (x2)
Starschuss