Kontrol Exclusive (@kontrolmag): Behind The Scenes w/ Actor/Singer Chris June!

Written By: Mark Pollard

Chris June is a young entertainer with a resume that includes some of social media’s most talked-about shows.

With an equally appealing stage presence to match, this DC area native is definitely a star on the rise and someone who is going to make waves this summer all over your social timelines. Get into this inside scoop behind the scenes with About Him and Raising Eli Actor/Singer Chris June.

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Chris June was born Chris Williams and raised in Largo, MD to a single mother. The arts embraced Chris from a young age, indulging him in creative outlets frequently. Theatre, drawing, and even designing clothes in high school were just some of his endeavors. However, it wasn’t until drama class that he’d find belongingness in his ability to embody characters. After a few years, he’d cleaned up his gift and go on to Salisbury University where he’d obtain his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Why a degree in Psychology do you ask? June goes on to explain how he puts to use his degree through every character he portrays on television and stage.

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[VIDEO] Web Star & Dream Boy! Desmond Fletcher (@Solostart247) Keeps It Real!

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About Him: Freshman Year continues to make waves with new, riveting content as we now follow Damien (Brandon Karson) and Kendall (Rahim Brazil) into college. Thus far the series has granted us some very funny moments and some so hot you will sweat like you are in a sauna! Still  there is much more to this popular series than just Damien and Kendall.

Hearts are swooning and lips are licking all thanks to one popular web star, Desmond Fletcher!

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The cast of “About Him freshman year (l-r) Rocc, Darren Johnson, Brandon Karson, Rahim Brazil, and Desmond Fletcher

Desmond, as you may already know, is one of the most versatile and recognized web stars currently thanks to his appearance in a number of series. We first saw him on Tyson Anthony’s Pharm: The Series as a drug dealing escort, then Raising Eli as an aspiring actor with no real  motivation, and now as a church boy coming to terms with his sexuality in About Him: Freshman Year.

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The “Bawn” of A New Era! Meet Anthony Bawn (@AnthonyBawn), Director of “About Him: Freshman Year!”

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It is no secret that we love ourselves some About Him: Freshman Year.

The series has been rolling strong for almost two months now and we love, love, LOVE it! Again, it only proves Tyson Anthony is a genius. However, he is not the only creative genius aboard this groundbreaking web series, meet the man behind the camera, the CEO of Bawn TV, director extraordinaire, Anthony Bawn!

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Anthony is easily one of the best directors we have ever met. His style, admittedly, is very clear and cut–get it right or watch it end up on the floor. Some may find that as brutal, but we see it as efficient, especially when the public is craving your product. Indeed, Mr. Bawn has undertaken quite a project adapting this hit web series from its parent network, Signal 23 TV, to Bawn TV and Amazon Prime. Many, including us, were skeptical of his skill, but after seeing his work and actually having a meeting of the minds, we can tell you this guy is the real deal! Check out our exclusive interview with him below:

As you can see Anthony does not mince words and really tells you like it is. There has been a great deal of controversy surrounding who does and owns what with About Him, and we are impressed with how nobly he is handling it all. As aforementioned he is the CEO of Bawn TV, an online network with some amazing content. Most of the series on it are independent, a few are other series from Tyson Anthony. Personally, we have been binge watching Cheetah In August and the movies, Four,  and Chasing Pavement which stars former porn star, Remy Mars. You can subscribe to the network by clicking here.

We are here for Anthony Bawn, Bawn TV, and About Him: Freshman Year and you should be too! Happy viewing!

Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning

Videography & Editing By: Joshua Craig

***Special thanks to WTTRadio***

[VIDEO] HeyMikeyATL Exclusive: Young, Blonde, & Fresh! It’s All About Rocc (@TheOfficialRocc)!

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About Him: Freshman Year is in full swing and we could not be happier!

Brandon Karson and Rahim Brazil have reprised their roles of “Damien” and “Kendall,” respectively, returning with some new and equally sexy faces.

One of the newest and extermely attractive additions to the cast is the blonde bombshell, Rocc Sherrill! Rocc portrays “Shane,” a senior at Damien’s college who is suppose to to serve as his big brother/mentor.  However, he soon becomes his first college hookup the consequences of which may affect Damien in the worst ways!

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Writer, Actor, & Absolutely Amazing! We’ve Got Nothing But LOVE For Alex Jante!

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It is no secret that we at HeyMikeyATL love our web series, and more importantly web stars! The flare, performances, and risque world these budding actors have introduced us to is nothing short of addictive. By now, you might feel as if you know all there is to know about web stars. Perhaps you think there’s a simple formula to them– face, body, sex scenes, rinse and repeat–but you would be wrong. Especially when it comes Alex Jante, a true gem.

Alex  Jante is not your average guy, let alone web star.

This amazing young man is also an actor, writer, author and one of the stars of Signal 23 TV’s hit web series, Steel River: When We Were Young!

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As you may already know, Steel River: When We Were Young is a prequel to Signal 23 TV’s flagship series, Steel River. Alex portrays “Will” a straight laced young man on the cusp of adulthood, who dreams of having a better life. Will also struggles with his sexuality, not knowing where his feelings end or begin when it comes to his best friend, Addison(Travis Demetri). “Will is a very passionate and loyal person in my opinion and perspective…he is a person who is really engaged in his friendship with Addison…he is cool and he knows about the other characters, but his loyalty really lies with Addison.” Interestingly, unlike most of the characters in the series, Will seems to be almost repulsed by his same sex attractions as evidenced by his face in key scenes. “So Will is the character that is very much like I said loyal to Addison up to the point that I believe he realizes Addison is struggling with his sexuality and because of who he is he wants his friend to be comfortable around him…so in that he becomes a little bit more affectionate and endearing and find himself in the head space of knowing he has love for Addison, but struggling with wondering is he in love with him just to be comfortable…I feel like Will is the type of person where if you were to be gay he is the person you would actually want to be with. For him it’s not necessarily the idea of a gay or straight struggle, just a relationship with Addison…” 

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Signal 23 TV’s “Steel River” Makes Waves w/ New Web Star, Sherrod Willis (@sherrod4real)!

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Signal 23 TV continues to deliver some amazing stories to its viewers. Last summer it  brought us About Him, and Fall of last year it debuted Steel River: When Were Young a prequel to the original Steel River series that put Signal 23 TV on the map! Faithfully and diligently, we have been tuning into see watch  William (Will), Kadoe, Ivan, and Addison ten years in the past as they  grow to become the men we know and love. Beyond the drama, sex, intrigue, and craziness; viewers are really getting a taste of what it means to come of age while being Black and gay.

Just when we thought the series could not get any wilder though, a new character, played by Sherrod Willis, has been tossed in the mix!

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Hailing from Grand Rapids, Michigan and growing up in Chicago, Sherrod is an amazing addition to Steel River: When We Were Young. Besides being the newest cast member of the series, he is a rising star who has dreamed of the spotlight since his freshman year in college. “I was in a performing arts group back in Chicago and we did little skits and stuff like that, or promotional videos and I think I took an interest in it then. I never really knew what do or where to go so when I moved down here to Atlanta I saw a web series [Kaleidoscope} I wanted to be a part of and went from there….” Sherrod’s enthusiasm and willingness to go after his dreams stems from his desire to be the best version of himself possible. “I always knew I w anted to be something great–somebody great–but I know that depends on me…” Indeed, Sherrod’s raw talent shined through on his debut episode, “Due Process,” as his character, “Jackson,” not only forced Will (Alex Jante) to confront his sexuality, but seduced and coerced him in one of the hottest sex scenes in web series history!

As “Jackson,” he portrays the soldier brother of Will’s girlfriend, who as the series eludes to in another conversation is “trade.” (via Urban Dictionary; A man who messes around with other men, but no one would ever know by looking or talking to him. Used by gay black men to identify masculine gay men or DL Brothas.) Sherrod goes on to state ,“You’re gonna love him [Jackson], he’s a different type of dude, and I love playing him, and the waves he’s gonna make in the story line kinda make you jump!” Although he admits his episode’s sex scene was hot, he feels the scene between Ivan (Rion Deshon) and his trade love interest (Tripp Ali)was hotter. “They really went in on that. It was just so realistic, like I know people who have told me that they’ve hooked up in a shower or bathroom, or know someone who did. Rion and Tripp are amazing actors, so i gotta give it up for them [he laughs].”

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[VIDEO] A #HeyMikeyATL Exclusive! It’s “About Them!” Meet The Cast of Tyson Anthony’s “About Him: Freshman Year!”

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The cast of "About Him freshman year (l-r) Rocc, Darren Johnson, Brandon Karson, Rahim Brazil, and Desmond Fletcher

About Him just cannot be stopped and we are not complaining. As you already know the second season of the hit web series has spawned two very different shows on two different networks; Bawn TV with Tyson Anthony and director, Anthony Bawn, and Signal  23 TV with Henderson Maddox. We are dedicated to complete coverage of both series and our very own “Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning, was invited to meet the cast of Tyson Anthony’s About Him: Freshman Year.

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The series stars Brandon Karson, reprising his role of “Damien” from the first season; alongside Rahim Brazil as “Kendall.” Together the two head a new cast of characters as Damien heads off to college and makes new friends, new enemies, and deals with lots of scandal!

Check out Mikey’s interview with amazing cast below!

About Him: Freshman Year is rumored to be released on February 28th so make sure you subscribe to the series via Bawn TV and catch it on Amazon Prime! There will be some amazing individual interviews with each cast member coming soon to our site. Make sure you are in the mix! This “Freshman Year” is going to be breathtaking!

You can keep up About Him: Freshman Year by following their Facebook page of the same name and the series’ official Instagram account, @weloveabouthim!