[VIDEOS] Tripp Ali (@iAmTrippAli) to Star in New Tyson Anthony (@authortysona) Series, “Honest Men!”

Tyson Anthony is still the man and in 2017 he definitely seems set on proving it. The About Him creator has really been pushing the envelope with his latest web series, Ellenwood, and continues to do so with two others, The Jadaburg’s Water Crisis and Honest Men, yet to debut. However, it is Honest Men that figuratively has us “Trippin'”–yes, pun intended–as Tripp Ali  is starring in it!

Yep, you read right the Tex Brown star has headed over to TYSONPlus (Tyson Anthony’s very own network) for his latest role. Check out a teaser trailer recently released below:

@iamtrippali in "Honest Men" Coming Fall 2017 to www.TysonPlus.com

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The teaser does not tell us what the series is about at all, but if Tripp is involved you can be sure it will be edgy and most likely gritty. We have yet to see him play any other type of role. As you recall, even in About Him he was very in your face and no nonsense.

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[TRAILER] In Case You Missed It! Check Out “Twisted,” Written & Directed By About Him’s Rahim Brazil (@rahimbrazil)!

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This life we live is all about growth and for one web star that is happening exponentially! We all know Rahim Brazil as one of the actors and resident hotties of About Him: Freshman Year, but as we have mentioned in a previous interview the man has a knack for being talented at just about anything. Well now, the web star has donned two new hats–director and showrunner–with a brand new series he also wrote himself, Twisted!

Twisted is not only the brainchild of Rahim Brazil, but is now a highly anticipated web series set to debut this fall on DreamHouseTV! Check out the extended trailer Rahim’s production company, Big Dreams Productions, recently released below!

Rahim, Rahim, you can truly do anything! This trailer is nothing short of awesome. It is definitely riveting and keeps you in suspense. Most importantly, it makes us want to see more–a lot more! We see a number of new faces and a few familiar ones in 7th & Love stars, Martel Star and D.J. Gibson, and About Him Season 2: The Revolution and Raising Eli’s Chris June (that boy stays BOOKED!)

We were able to get a behind the scenes peek at the show and we have to tell you that these actors are WORKING. Each of them are talented and are bringing their A-game on set. We are definitely giving this our stamp approval before it debuts–and not because we love ourselves a good web series–but because we love a great one. We feel that even though this is Rahim’s directorial debut he will knock it out the park. You heard it here first, Twisted will leave you squirming for more!

Congratulations to Rahim and his amazing cast! We will be tuning. All you make sure you do too! Happy viewing!

Check out a few behind the scenes photos below!

Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning

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“Blackville!” Chris June & Rico Pruitt to Star in New Bawn TV (@BawnTV) Project!

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The number of Web Series continues to BOOM! It is hard to believe that just over a year ago About Him started what would become one of the fastest growing genres in entertainment today. Bawn TV continues to make its stake in the genre with newer series like Cheetah In August, About Him: Freshman Year, and soon, District, starring reality television maven, Tami Roman.

This fall however, things continue to heat up for the network with their latest announced series, Blackville, starring Web Stars, Chris June (About Him season 2: The Revolution, raising eli) and Rico Pruitt (About Him, About Justin, L.I.T.)!

According to a log line from Bawn TV the series centers on the son of a preacher who finds himself in turmoil wrestling with his religious beliefs and upbringing or the freedom of self-expression. The first episode, tentatively titled, “Sermon 1 (Luke 15:11-32: The Prodigal Son) will center on the Blackville family being in shock as their eldest son, “Cameron,” returns home. Meanwhile, the church is trying to remove the Pastor, “Jeffery Blackville,” for misusing church finances. Chris June and Rico Pruitt will play Cameron and Caleb Blackville, respectively.

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[VIDEO/REVIEW] “Red Carpet, Hashtags, & Heartbreaks”–The Ingredients for Atlanta’s Newest Indie Hit!

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The Atlanta film scene is poppin’ if you have not heard. Currently the city reigns in billions of dollars from the television series and movies alone.

You would think this only applies to mainstream success, but there are a few indie films that have garnered quite the buzz all over the net and last night we were amazed and privileged to see one, Red Carpet, Hashtags, & Heartbreaks!

Davien Harlis at movie premiere of Red Carpet, Hashtags, & Heartbreak

Davien Harlis at movie premiere of Red Carpet, Hashtags, & Heartbreak

Directed, co-written, and starring, Davien Harlis; the film centers on Dylan Smith, a leading actor and beloved star by his fans and friends. Dylan seems to have it all–except romance–something he is not too keen of and actually seems to avoid. His “sexcapades” with Courtney (Denerick Lindsey; he has us curious about peanut butter) result in a scandal so big and unforeseen it almost costs him his career. Just when all seems lost, Dylan meets Instagram star, Marcus (Thomas Mackey), who has his own plans and ideas about love and what it means to be with THE Dylan Smith.

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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!

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Tripp Ali (@iamTrippAli) Goes Solo! “The Plug” Releases Official Statement Regarding Brandon Karson’s (@mrbrandonkarson) Departure

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The rumor mill of Atlanta is always churning, but often its rumors turn out to be facts. Yesterday, we reported that Brandon Karson may have departed his hit radio show, with Tripp Ali, The Plug, and as of this morning we can confirm he is definitely no longer a part of the show.

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A representative from The Plug reached out to us late last night with an official statement regarding Brandon Karson’s departure.

You can read the statement below in its entirety:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

THE PLUG CO-HOST BRANDON KARSON DEPARTS INDEFINITELY

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JUNE 8, 2017

ATLANTA, GA- ON MAY 19TH, A PLUG ATL PRODUCER WAS CONTACTED BY BRANDON KARSON REGARDING DETAILS OF THE SHOW. THE CONVERSATION SWITCHED OVER TO DETAILS REVEALING THAT BRANDON HAD SEEN SEXUALLY EXPLICIT CONTENT FROM TRIPP ALI’S TV SHOW “TEX BROWN” AND HAD MADE COMMENTS REGARDING TRIPP’S CHOICE OF REVEALING HIS GENITALS AND OPPOSING TO HIS DECISION. THE PLUG ATL PRODUCER DEFENDED TRIPP’S DECISION FOR IT BEING A INDUSTRY AND BUSINESS MOVE FOR THE ACTOR. IT WAS ALSO NOTED MR KARSON ALSO MADE A SIMILAR DECISION IN A PREVIOUS PROJECT.

SHORTLY AFTER THE EXCHANGE, THE PLUG ATL PRODUCER SHARED IMAGES OF THE CONVERSATION TO TRIPP ALI. DURING THE LIVE TAPING OF THE SHOW, TRIPP ALI VERBALLY CONFRONTED BRANDON LIVE ON THE AIR. ALI WAS PARTICUALLY UPSET BY THE FACT THAT IT WAS NOT BROUGHT TO HIS ATTENTION AND RATHER SAID TO A MUTUAL FRIEND/SHOW PRODUCER. AT THE END OF THE SHOW, KARSON REVEALED THAT IT MIGHT BE HIS LAST SHOW.  SHORTLY AFTER THE SHOW BOTH ALI AND KARSON MADE AMENDS BUT KARSON NEVER MADE PEACE WITH THE SITUATION AND UNFOLLOWED BOTH TRIPP ALI AND FORMER MUTUAL FRIEND/SHOW PRODUCER ON SOCIAL MEDIA. LATER KARSON PLEADED WITH A VIDEOGRAPHER TO EDIT OUT THE CONFRONTATION FROM THE SHOW ON THE BASIS OF AN ALLEGATION THAT THE PLUG ATL PRODUCER AND TRIPP ALI WERE TRYING TO DESTROY HIM AND HIS CAREER.

ON JUNE 8TH, IT WAS ANNOUNCED THAT THE SHOW WOULD REBRAND AND RELAUNCH WITHOUT BRANDON KARSON. THE PLUG IS YOUR NEW SOURCE FOR URBAN POP CULTURE. THE SHOW WILL RETURN MID-LATE JUNE ON WORLDSTARHITRADIO.COM AND SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS (@WEARETHEPLUGATL) AND WEARETHEPLUGATL.COM

YIKES! We are surprised to see Brandon and Tripp at odds, the two have definitely seemed to be very “ride or die” for each other. Brandon, we definitely invite you to reach out to us with your side of things as well. Still, with Brandon’s “indefinite” departure, we wonder is he looking for a new co-host, or will he be flying solo? Hopefully these two can mend this rift between them. Nevertheless, we wish all parties involved the absolute best!

Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning

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[VIDEO] “The Show Must Go On?” Did Brandon Karson (@mrbrandonkarson) Leave “The Plug?”

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It is officially Thursday evening in Atlanta and the rumor mill is turning–at least  in our inbox, thanks to a few dozen of our minions. It seems things are always changing in the world of Web Stars and their other ventures seem to be no different. As you know web stars, Tripp Ali (Tex Brown, Steel River: When Were Young, About Him) and Brandon Karson (About Him: Freshman Year, District) have a popular radio show, The Plug. For over a year now they have entertained thousands of people everywhere with their fresh perspective and the chemistry from their very different viewpoints.

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As awesome as they seemed together it appears Tripp Ali and Brandon Karson have parted ways, leaving the former as the sole host of The Plug!

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