[VIDEO/PICS] Get Your First Look! Netflix’s Hit Series, “The Get Down,” (@TheGetDown) Returns in April!

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“Netflix Forever!” Is what we  are currently yelling now  that we know The Get Down is returning to the network on April 7th! Yep that means, more of Ezekiel, Mylene, Shaolin Fantastic, The Kipling Brothers (Ra-Ra, Boo-Boo, & Dizzee), Cadillac, Fat Annie, and the rest of this amazing cast are back!  At last we get to flashback to The Bronx in the late seventies when disco music ruled the scene and hip-hop, known as “The Get Down” was a fledgling genre in the streets and alleys of the dying burough.

We manage to get our hands on a few pictures from the upcoming second part to the series; and Netflix has released a juicy trailer you must see below!

Clearly things are heating up for the kids this time around. As you recall, when we left off in the first part of the series, Mylene had just scored her first hit single, becoming an overnight sensation, meanwhile Ezekiel was living the best of both worlds as he began working for the city and he and the rest of the Fantastic Four +1 won their first major rap battle. Still, success is never an easy thing to ascertain and it looks like every single character is going to have to fight to keep their share and climb higher. Especially, Shao who seems to be fighting for his very soul!

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[VIDEO] About Him: Freshman Year- “Back In The Day” (Episode One)

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

It’s a new day and a new debut in About Him history. Brandon Karson and Rahim Brazil are back in About Him: Freshman Year as “Damien” and “Kendall,” respectively. After the wild summer we all watched and fell for in the first season the boys are now ready to start college. This means new faces, new friends, and definitely more drama!

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In case you didn’t know, the first episode of the new season dropped this morning and we already love it! Kendall is back up to his old tricks, and his powers of seduction have only gotten better. Meanwhile, Damien is determined to blaze his own path on campus;  steering clear of his brother and Vince– and men in general. That may be a lot harder than he realizes when he meets a “friendly” senior.

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HeyMikeyATL Exclusive: Rob Riley (@robriley) Lands A New Role in Season 2 of WGN’s “Underground” (@UndergroundWGN)

Earlier this year millions were wowed and floored by the first season of WGN’s original series, Underground! Set in the 1860s, the series centered on the “Macon 7,” a band of runaway slaves on a mission to freedom in the North. Along the way they are aided my members of The Underground Railroad while being chased by slave catchers and Norther deputies. The series won us all over and garnered a second season to debut this Wednesday, March 8th!

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We know that means more story lines and new characters. One in particular really peaks our interest–Ernestine’s (Amira Vahn) new love interest! Yep Mama is getting a new boo! Played by Hit The Floor’s Rob Riley,  He recently posted this hot picture to his Instagram.

As you may recall, at the end of the second season Ernestine’s fate is left uncertain as her mistress has decided to spitefully place her on the slave auction and keep her youngest son, James, for herself!

The character of Ernestine is a trooper, and Rob Riley is an amazing actor no matter what role he assumes. The sex scenes of Underground are very steamy so perhaps will get to see some of his skin as well. We know plenty of women–and men–who won’t be complaining. Be sure you tune in!

Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning

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[VIDEO] Dark, Moody, & GRITTY! Signal 23 TV’s “Tex Brown” Goes There!

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Life goes on and so does Signal 23 TV! The network that brought you About Him, Climax, About Justin, and Steel River has done it again with their newest web series, Tex Brown!

The series is yet another spin-off of About Him,  based on Tex (Tripp Ali), the older guy from the first season of the hit web series who taught Damien (Brandon Karson) how to give oral sex (coughing) and that his life cannot be all about Vince (Gary Lavard). As you recall, in the season finale the Tex was arrested for threatening to kill a man for gay bashing. Although Damien, Justin (Rico Pruitt), and Kendall (Rahim Brazil) avoided prosecution, Tex has done ten years in prison and is only now being released on parole! Naturally, the world around him has changed and he struggles to find a place in it. Tex must ultimately decide to face the demons of his past and move on with his life, or allow them to consume him and send him back to prison!

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Cress Williams (@Cress_Williams) To Star As “Black Lightning” in The CW’s (@TheCW) Latest Superhero Series! Mara Brock Akil (@MaraBrockAkil) & Salim Akil (@thesalimakil) to Executive Produce!

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“Justice like lightning!” Yep, a new superhero show is coming to The CW and he the news is literally shocking! The CW has greenlit the rumored Black Lightning series! As you may already know, Black Lighting is one of DC Comics’ premiere Black superheroes and a longstanding member of various incarnations of the Justice League of America. Jefferson Pierce aka “Black Lightning” was a celebrated Olympic athlete who returned to his old neighborhood, “Suicide Slum,” on the southside of Metropolis, to find it was overrun with crime and corruption under the criminal gang, The 100. After his father was murdered he used his inborn metahuman (DC Comics’ version of mutants) powers of electrical generation and manipulation to save and protect the people he loved. He adopted the name because at the time he was the only Black superhero around and wanted to make sure everyone knew what they were dealing with!

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Well we have learned the role of Jefferson Pierce/Black Lighting will be played by Cress Williams!

You may already know Cress as “Scooter,” Khadijah’s (Queen Latifah) love interest on Living Single, and as Mayor Lavon Hayes on The CW’s Hart of Dixie. Cress’s looks, build, and acting chops will definitely due Black Lighting justice!

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[SUPER TRAILER] “About Him: Freshman Year”–YOU’RE GONNA LOVE IT!

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

Tyson Anthony’s About Him: Freshman Year is already setting itself up to be a mega-hit?

How? With a super trailer that would make any of the Love & Hip-Hop previews blush! As we have mentioned in previous posts, Brandon Karson is BACK as “Damien,” along with Rahim Brazil as “Kendall,” (“Hey cuzzo!”) and a few new handsome faces that have us all going gaga!

The second season of the series is set in Damien’s first year of college and it looks anything, but typical. Damien is out on his own away from Vince and his big brother, Marion, but that does not mean he is out of trouble! The super trailer is going to leave you wanting to see more, know more, and of course binge watch these episodes like a new Netflix Marvel series! Check it out below!

In the words of a girl stuck in the nineties, “Aww sookie, sookie now!” Tyson Anthony and Bawn TV  really are a match made in heaven. If this series is anything like Tyson’s others (Entercourse, Raising Eli, Pharm: The Seriesthen we already know we will truly be entertained. The cast looks amazing, Brandon and Rahim are good in just about anything together–their chemistry and brotherhood on and off screen is admirable. Desmond Fletcher is a welcomed addition to the cast. We loved him in Pharm and on Raising Eli. He definitely has the “skills” to keep us tuned in.

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You can check out my interview with the entire cast about this upcoming season by clicking here. Just be sure you are tuning in next month as we bring you interviews with the guys. There will be lots to discuss, watch, review, interview–and as always–tea to spill, as the kidz would say. Leave your thoughts on the super trailer below! Are you excited for About Him: Freshman Year?!

Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning

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Artist, Web Star, & Great Guy…Rest In Peace Del Antonio (@MrDelAntionio)

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Goodbye is never, and farewell is always bittersweet, especially when death is involved. It seems the good and talented die so so young and all too often too soon in this world.

We are deeply saddened to learn that one of those young souls is none other than Del Antonio, a noted painter, singer, web star, and reality television star.

On Sunday, February 12th, Del Antonio transitioned from this world to the next after a heart attack, leaving his family, friends, loved ones, and fans stunned.

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As you may already know Del Antonio  was one of the stars of Signal 23 TV’s hit reality series, The Boyz Next Door ATL. Attractive and equally talented, he was loved for his strong, but kind personality and was well respected throughout the LGBT community in Atlanta and beyond. His death has personally affected us here at HeyMikeyATL, as in just a week were to interview him and discuss his new music and artwork. Although we personally, did not get to interact with Del Antonio in  a meaningful way like others in his life. This missed opportunity is nonetheless disheartening and painful.

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