[PHOTOS] Too Cool! Reebok Classic (@ReebokClassics) signs Machine Gun Kelly (@machinegunkelly)!

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Reebok Classic is still one of the greatest sneaker brands on the planet.

Timeless and truly “classic” the brand we have come to know and love is decades old and still going strong. However, like any brand, Reebok Classic knows it has to grow and change and that means new styles and new faces!

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Today, Reebok Classic announces creative triple threat, Machine Gun Kelly, as one of the newest faces of the brand. 

Announcing the new partnership to his fans over his social channels (TwitterInstagram), Machine Gun Kelly is highlighting the rebirth of Reebok’s popular Club C sneaker, which has found its stylistic home on the street and is now one of the brand’s most celebrated OG silhouettes.  

Machine Gun Kelly will join the ranks of Reebok Classic’s like-minded collective of inspirational style and music trailblazers including Future, Teyana Taylor and Rae Sremmurd. Renowned for his rebellious and counter-culture oriented attitude, he is currently supporting his celebrated third studio album release, which explores amore introspective side to his persona. 

Machine Gun Kelly (MGK) is definitely a good choice as the face of Reebok Classic; alongside Future, Teyana Taylor and Rae Sremmurd it is a really good look. MGK’s audience is wide and diverse. We love his music, style, swag, and he is definitely hot! We are hoping to see him work some wonders and push the brand to a whole new level.

Check out a few of pictures from his shoot below!

Thus far Reebok Classic has been applauded by its decision to use these hip-hop artists as part of its re-branding. What do you guys think of Machine Gun Kelly and Reebok Classic’s other new brand faces. Are you feeling their choices? Sound off in the comments section below. As always we love you guys!

Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning

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#CelebrityCrush- Rutina Wesley (@rutinaofficial)

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Queen Sugar is back for a second season and we could not be happier! Yep, that means more drama from The Bordelon Siblings; our favorite of which is Nova, who just so happens to be played by actress, Rutina Wesley. Rutina has only been in the game for a little over a decade now, but has a knack for landing major roles on popular series like True Blood, Arrow, and as aforementioned Queen Sugar. 

Besides her amazing acting skills we truly see Rutina Wesley is a beautiful, statuesque woman, who makes us gaga whenever she walks on screen that is why she is this week’s Celebrity Crush!

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Rutina first came on our radar in the dance film, How She Move, but stole our hearts as “Tara” in her hilarious first scene of HBO’s True Blood check it out below:

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The Apocalypse! “Transformers: The Last Knight” (@transformers) is The Holy Grail of “Robots In Disguise!”

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The Transformers are back! Yep it is time to witness another slap down between the heroic Autobots and their human allies against the villainous Decepticons.

This time around, however, there really is “more than meets the eye” as Optimus Prime has gone rogue, becoming a “Nemesis” to all mankind in Transformers: The Last Knight!

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Quintessa

The story picks up where the last film left off with Prime heading to Cybertron to meet his maker–literally. He arrives on his dying world to meet Quintessa, a female transformer and his creator. With a slap she seemingly brainwashes him into helping her revive Cyberton at Earth’s expense. Back on Earth, war rages between the world’s militaries and Transformers as waves of them continue to come to the planet. All Transformers, including, the Autobots are deemed enemies. Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg), continues to stand by his Autobot comrades, finding refuge in a junkyard on Indian territory by “hiding in plain sight.” However, uneasy alliances are formed when an ancient Cybertronian staff that grants its wielder immense power comes into play. Quintessa wishes to use it to restore Cybertron while Cade, Bumblebee, and a few ancient Transformers must come together to literally keep worlds from colliding!

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[VIDEO] In Case You Missed It! Kash Dinero (@Kash_Dinero100) Covers Song for “About Him: The Revolution!”

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Signal 23 TV is definitely full of surprises! No we are not talking about the departure of a Web Star or a new series.

We are, however, talking about Kash Dinero covering Tevin Campbell’s song, “Tell Me What You Want Me To Do” in Episode 7 of About Him Season 2: The Revolution!

 Signal 23 TV posted an exclusive snippet of the song via their Instagram and we have to say we are smitten. Check it out below:

You can see the full video in Episode 7 of About Him: The Revolution. Kash’s cover of such a classic song comes as a surprise not because of the song choice, but because none of us knew he could sing. We are very familiar with the singer’s background (and we are still swooning) and are thrilled he can add this to his “body of work”–we mean repertoire! Dinero is a great singer and we hope to hear more music from him, even some original tracks. This song choice however is just perfect. Dustin (Gary Lavard) and Armani (Chris June) are definitely the super couple of web series in general right now and their love story has the potential to be as deep or legendary as any two star-crossed lovers lining the walls of fictional history.

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What do you guys think of Kash’s song. We definitely would not mind a soundtrack of original music from this season of About Him (HINT, HINT) and are really loving how this season is progressing. The story lines, cast, and more importantly the activism of this series is nothing short of impressive. Kash Dinero drop us a line for an interview, we are definitely ready to get close and personal!

Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning

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[VIDEO] Happy Father’s Day! Men’s Products & Shaving Tips w/ Boardroom Salon for Men at Avalon (@BoardroomSalons)!

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Tomorrow is Father’s Day and if you are anything like us you probably waited until the last minute to get something for your old man. The typical/traditional Father’s Day gift is usually a tie or something dressy, but there is so much more to a man that just what he wears. How about those things called hair and skin that cover most of his body?

Kontrol Magazine’s Entertainment & Lifestyle Editor and Atlanta blogger, Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning, got a few amazing tips from the staff and stylists of Boardroom Salon at Avalon in Alpharetta, Georgia.

 

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First let’s talk ambiance! Walking into Boardroom Salon is breathtaking and you instantly get the feeling you have stepped into an upper echelon of grooming and pampering. The salon is very old school, gentlemanly, and most of classy! Those hardwood floors and paneling, black leather seats, and a comfy lounge is nothing short of timeless.

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#GirlPower! We Are Here For “Cars 3 (@pixarcars)!”

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It has been quite awhile since visited the world of Disney and Pixar’s Cars–six years to be exact! It is is no secret that we love ourselves some animated movies here at HeyMikeyATL, and the Cars franchise is definitely close to the top of the list of our favorite animated films of all times.

Well the resident champion of Cars 3, Lightning McQueen, is back and this time around he is in a race against an entity he probably can’t beat…TIME.

Lighting’s latest racing season begins as usual with him reminiscing on his mentor Doc, and preparing with his hometown friends for the biggest races in the world of Cars. As always, racing season is a time of celebration, fun, and reunions with old friends and rivals. However, all familiarity is shaken–and begins to crumble–with a surprising win from rookie, Jackson Storm. Jackson is haute, disrespectful, and most of all the face of a new wave of racers designed to be sleeker, stronger, and of course faster! Lightning and his compatriots soon find themselves left in the dust. After a tragic accident, Mr. McQueen finds himself back at the drawing board, itching for a comeback. However, it will not be easy with “youngsters” like Jackson in play. It will take all of Lightning’s skills, knowledge, and a surprising new, heroine, to set the world Cars back on track!

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Honestly, we have to say WE LOVE CARS! This film is yet another in a wave of Summer 2017 films that are showcasing Girl Power! Wonder Woman will have every little girl in the world begging for a sword and shield, but Cars will have them storm the gateways of Nascar and be looking to drive their own Cruz Ramirezes! If this is the last film in the franchise we are happy to see it end on an amazingly sweet and powerful note! Let here it for the girls AND LIGHTNING MCQUEEN!

You can catch Cars 3 in theaters everywhere Friday, June 16th!

Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning

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The End of “Tex Brown?” Tripp Ali (@iamTrippAli) Parts Ways w/ Signal 23 TV!

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The world of web stars and web series changes quicker than Atlanta weather! One day we are happy to announce there is new web series to debut or a new web star to meet, and then on other days a web star is announcing his departure.

This time, unfortunately, it is the latter as Tripp Ali, host of The Plug and star of Tex Brown, has announced he and Signal 23 Tv are parting ways!

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The news of Tripp’s departure was made known via an ominous Instagram post where he announced that today he was parting ways with Signal 23 TV.

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His departure from the network comes as a surprise to many as his show has undoubtedly been one of the network’s biggest successes due to its content, grit, and the combined talent of Tripp Ali and Henderson Maddox. In recent months Mr. Ali he had even become of the faces, alongside Gary Lavard and Lando King, of the network and a highly anticipated tour, The Kings of Stream, has been in the works.

Naturally, we had to get a more in depth from Tripp about his departure. He sent this response:

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Tripp Ali

I am an entertainer and when my craft is no longer respected or honored I need to move on. Entertainers must always be true to their craft and never allow themselves to be placed in an unfair contract or situation that goes beyond the realm of professionalism and decency. Continue to sign on to “The Plug” @ worldstarhitradio.com and I will updates on my next role.

We definitely wish Tripp the best in his future endeavors, but at the same time we hate to see Tex Brown end. The series may just be released in a similar fashion to About Justin upon Rico Pruitt’s departure earlier this year.  This has been quite the week for Mr. Ali, as you recall he announced he would be the sole host of The Plug after Brandon Karson’s allegedly abrupt departure. We reached out to Signal 23 TV, but at the time this post went live we had not received a response. What are your thoughts on Tripp Ali’s departure? Sound off in the comments section below!

Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning

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