Rap Artist Ludacris Trades the Studio for the Kitchen in discovery+ Special “Luda Can’t Cook”

Chris “Ludacris” Bridges is a hip-hop icon, accomplished actor and successful restaurateur who is passionate about food – but he knows he “can’t cook a lick.” In the one-hour discovery+ special Luda Can’t Cook, from record breaking producer Will Packer, Ludacris gets schooled in the kitchen by James Beard Award-nominated Chef Meherwan Irani to up his culinary game with international flavors and techniques. Indian cuisine is one of Luda’s favorites and Chef Irani gives him a master class in the foundations, from layering spices to frying and braising and making curry. Then in a test of his newly acquired culinary skills, he cooks and serves a menu of Indian dishes Ludacris-style to a room of VIPS, including his mom Roberta. Luda Can’t Cook begins streaming on Thursday, February 25th, exclusively on discovery+. The series is produced for discovery+ by executive producers Packer and Kelly Smith from Will Packer Media and Matt Kelly and Mike Sorenson from Anomaly Entertainment.

“I absolutely love food and have always appreciated the art of cooking, but I can’t lie – I have no idea what I’m doing in the kitchen,” said Ludacris. “I’m on a mission to change that and master one cuisine at a time – it’s going to be delicious.”

“The juxtaposition of a uniquely talented mega star like Luda against a backdrop that he has no real knowledge or skill set in makes for some highly entertaining shenanigans!” said Will Packer.

The career of the multitalented Chris “Ludacris” Bridges can best be described as remarkable. As a recording artist, he has sold more than 24 million albums worldwide. With an unrivaled match of lyrical acumen, wit, and imagery, Ludacris has solidified himself as one of music’s premier entertainers. His versatility and artistic complexity also enabled him to make a seamless transition to acting, including the starring role of “Tej” in the box office phenomenon Fast & Furious franchise. A consummate businessman, Ludacris is also enjoying success outside of entertainment. He is a restaurateur and owns Chicken-n-Beer in Atlanta and his philanthropic endeavors include the educational platform Kid Nation and The Ludacris Foundation, which focuses on helping youth in his hometown Atlanta.

Viewers can follow #LudaCantCook for exclusive sneak peeks of Ludacris’ journey into the kitchen. Fans wanting more can visit DiscoveryPlus.com and follow along on social for more about the show.

discovery+ is the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service. The new service will launch with a landmark partnership with Verizon that gives their customers with select plans 12 months of discovery+ on Verizon. At launch in the U.S., discovery+ will have the largest-ever content offering of any new streaming service, featuring a wide range of exclusive, original series across popular, passion verticals in which Discovery brands have a leadership position, including lifestyle and relationships; home and food; true crime; paranormal; adventure and natural history; as well as science, tech and the environment, and a slate of high-quality documentaries. discovery+ will offer more than 55,000 episodes all in one place, with over 2,500 current and classic shows from Discovery’s iconic portfolio of networks, including HGTV, Food Network, TLC, ID, OWN, Travel Channel, Discovery Channel and Animal Planet. For more about discovery+, click here.

Led by Hollywood producer Will Packer, Will Packer Media is a first-of-its-kind production and branded content company focused on the New American Mainstream audience. In partnership with Discovery, Inc. and Universal Pictures, the company produces episodic scripted and unscripted series across television and digital platforms, compelling content for brand clients, and short-form digital content for millennial audiences. Will Packer’s films have earned more than $1 billion, with ten opening at number one at the box office.

GLISTENING DREAM-POP SONGWRITER CLAUDE SHARES NEW SINGLE “EVERYTHING’S GREAT”

DEBUT EP ENACTOR OUT FEBRUARY 12, 2020 VIA SIDE HUSTLE RECORDS

Today, Chicago’s shadowy songwriter and detached, distorted dream-pop lyricist, Claude, shares her second single, “Everything’s Great,” from her debut EP, Enactor, due out February 12, 2020 via Side Hustle Records / The Orchard. The single arrives as Impeachment hearings dominate the media landscape, tying back to the very origin of the track. On writing the song, Claude says, “I wrote this song after Trump got elected. It felt like the world was ending and I wanted to somehow poke fun at his “Make America Great Again” slogan.”

A cathartic song that taps into a collective “empty eyes” energy that many felt after Election Day in 2016, Claude feels into the internal call for self-preservation to ignore the heaviness of reality (“You’ll go crazy if you don’t turn off your device”) and a call for escapism because of the weight of the world. It’s easier to fake it than to be rooted in what is so (“The menu for breakfast is mouthfuls of pretend” / “You get through life faster if you’re a good liar”).

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First single, “Screen,” which was shared along with a music video, sets the stage for this new song, and talks about the all-too-relatable scroll droll and social media toll. A song about being detached in a digital era and social media’s existential impact, “Screen” connects to this conscious self-awareness of living through a screen and how numbing it truly can be.

American Songwriter, who premiered the song and video, says the song “shows Chicago musician Claudia Ferme delivering an eerie, evocative meditation on our collective social media anxiety,” adding, “You’d think social media would make us less lonely—particularly during a time when it’s literally illegal to hang out with other people IRL. Think again.”

On Enactor as a whole, Claude says:

“This EP is about the world outside of me and the world inside of me, about change and disassociation, about the different faces we put on, and about trying to be honest. In it are my ideas about the effects of technology, the state of the world, and the state of ourselves when we’re dealing with uncertainty and changes in our lives.

I originally recorded all of the songs for this EP myself the winter of 2017 into the spring of 2018 but then with the help of my dad, who works at a high school with a recording studio, and the school’s engineer added bass and drums and basically made an EP of songs the opposite way you’re “supposed” to make them. As I spent more time in Chicago and met more people who also played music I formed a band. The original members are no longer a part of this project but through one of them I met engineer, and bassist, Michael Mac and he helped me re-record the EP now that we had been playing them live for a while and I had a better idea of what I wanted the songs to sound like.”

Stay tuned for more on Claude’s new EP, Enactor, with more singles on the horizon, and don’t forget to follow her on socials. “Screen” and “Everything’s Great” are both out now on Side Hustle Records and the EP arrives February 12, 2020.

TRACKLISTING – Enactor EP

  1. Screen
  2. Everything’s Great
  3. In Limbo
  4. Reality
  5. Fantasy
  6. Enactor

[MUSIC VIDEO] SARAH SOULSTRESS – “WHAT’S WRONG”|@sarahsoulstress

Chicago Artist Sarah Soulstress delivers her latest project “What’s Wrong”

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Born and raised in Chicago’s Southside, the up-and-coming R & B artist Sarah Soulstress is also known by many of her peers as Sarah Star.

She’s inspired by many national and local Chicago professional rappers, singers, and music producers. She joined many other great performing artists at the 2012 and 2016 Voice Auditions. Having those experiences, Sarah Songstress begins pushing herself to the next level. For bookings and features, feel free to email Sarah directly at –  inlovewithmymusic@gmail.com Also, Be sure to connect with her on social media and digital music outlets.

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[NEW MUSIC] FIEL- “BUBBLE UP”| @FIELKENT

Chi-town Rapper Fiel’s debut single “Bubble Up” is buzzing on the Digital Networks

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Chicago artist Fiel is from the southside on 80th and Justine and grew up in the south suburbs called Hazelcrest. As the former member of The Hoodgeekz duo, Fiel appears with The Footworkingz on America’s Best Dance Crew-Season 6, 2009 America’s Got Talent quarterfinalists, and 106 & Park. Also, Fiel appears in music videos featuring Caligula ft Wiz Khalifah – Fighter Jet, Trina – Red Bottoms, Fast Eddy – Sip My Drink, and Dude n Nem – Watch My Feet.

Although Fiel is a new artist, he is determined to make his mark in the industry. His music depicts his Chicago reality. So far, his music resume includes “Had DreamsMy Time, Believe It, and Piggy Bank.” Be sure to connect with Fiel on social media and digital music platforms.

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[NEW MUSIC] D3m1- “12 AM” |@dmwall3

Chicago artist D3M1 releases his debut single “12 AM” with a message for the world to hear

Chicago native, D3M1 is a 22-year-old artist with a strong relationship with music and the reason why he became involved in music. Growing up as a socially awkward kid in the hood played a major role in how he dealt with life. He didn’t know how to express himself while growing up so there was no room for emotional support. D3M1 decides to hone in and use his gift to express himself and talk with music. The artist enjoys being outside, hanging with friends, and anime.

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“If people want to learn about me -then go to my music because that pretty much tells it all,” says D3MI.

As D3M1 got older, he begins playing the piano, then to poetry, and ultimately writing music. He uses music as a way to talk about pain, happiness, sadness, or joy without really having an actual conversation about it.

His goal is to make as much of a positive impact on the world.

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[WATCH] WEST COAST KAM – “NOI LOVE – No Greater Love”| @WESTCOASTKAM

West Coast Lyricist, KAM delivers the visual to the single “NOI LOVE – No Greater Love” featuring Derreck 4real

KAM-now referred to as “West Coast KAM” is one of the most well-respected Rap Artists in Hip Hop. The lyricist is known for his strong Pro-Black street-lyrics and his NOI (Nation Of Islam) membership. Kam is the most consistent leader in his community and the HipHop industry for nearly three decades now. As an author, WestCoast KAM has written a book on Black Male-Female Relationships, “War In Your Heaven” – $10 Pre-order Price (Limited Supply). Additionally, his most recent “BLACK & BROWN UNITY ALBUM” is called “Mutual Respect.” 

In 2020, he continues to solidify his “Hip-Hop Legend” status with a brand new banger entitled, “NOI LOVE (No Greater Love)” featuring Derreck 4real. The single is one of the tracks on his newly-released Mixtape Album, “2020 GOD VISION.”

Kam is known for the hip hop classic single “Peace Treaty,” a song chronicling the historic ‘1992 LA Gang Truce’ between the Crips and the Bloods following the not-guilty verdicts of the 5 white LAPD officers who brutally beat the late Rodney King. This was the first vicious act caught on camera for the world to see in our era. Kam has collaborated with many top artists throughout his career including; Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Coolio, E-40, Erick Sermon, MC Ren, C-Bo, DJ Quik, DJ Pooh, Tha Eastsidaz, Method Man, KRS-One, Public Enemy, Nate Dogg, Warren G, Paris, Big Gipp, Tha Dogg, Dame Dash, Cypress Hill, Tha Pound, Xzibit, Tyrese, Tank, George Clinton, Yukmouth, Glasses Malone, David Banner-just to name a few. Kam was also a member of Snoop Dogg’s West Coast supergroup called “The Warzone” with MC Eiht and Goldie Loc. Kam and his biological younger brother, “Yung Bruh”, are an NOI-based rap group called Fruit Pruno.

In early 2021, Kam is set to release a lot of new material featuring artists as Kuruptof (Tha Doggpound, The Chill(Compton’s Most Wanted), R&B Star Raheem DeVaughn, the recently deceased Reggae legend Purple Man and more. The production technician is the legendary producer DJ Battlecat. Be sure to connect with West Coast Kam on his website, social media, and digital music platforms.

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[NEW EP] TYREE A.K.A. FF – “THE WHAT IF SAGA”|@NoobSaibot___

Chicago native Tyree A.K.A. FF drops his latest accomplishment “The What If Saga”

Tyree A.K.A. FF was born on August 12. 1998 on the southside of Chicago, IL. While being raised in the south suburbs, he begins rapping in the seventh grade at the age of 13. In the Spring of 2016, he releases his debut single titled “Preliminary Flow.” It is important to have a strong foundation when making music, FF’s family members, and friends praise his work consistently.

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In the summer of 2017, Tyree A.K.A. FF adds his mixtape, “FF The Mixtape” to his discography before heading off to college. After taking a break from music to focus on school, FF follows up with a mixtape and the lead single titled “Hiatus” in the summer of 2018.

Since then, FF releases a project of a DLC series titled “Brown Paper Bagged Vodka EP” which includes two singles “Brown Paper Bagged Vodka” and “Moscato Sangria.”

In August of 2020, FF releases his highly-anticipated mixtape “The What If Saga.” The 14 track compilation features local artists like SlimeTimeRich and Jaynatalie.

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[NEW EP] 815CALLAWAY – “JETPACK JOHNNY” | @815Callaway

Chicago Artist 815Callaway is back with his latest EP “Jetpack Johnny”

815callawayWith his melodic melodies and his ice-cold bars “815Callaway” puts gas on the fire every time he drops a song. Chicago native, 815Callaway has been making music for about a year and a half and has been gaining lots of traction. He dropped a song called “The Hills” which helped him gain some traction on the come up. Later, he dropped a couple of other hit songs like “Bad World” & “Heart Thief.” Recently, he released his 8-track EP which features some artists like DryBoy, Jazziam, Aiden Skira, and Sadboy Manii.

815Callaway has plans to move to LA for a new scene and to connect with some mainstream artists.

815Callaway feels that others have always counted him out until they see him winning. The constructed plan is working out and before you know it, he will be huge. 

Be sure to connect with 815Callaway on social media, and digital music platforms.

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[VIDEO] SXRAP4800-“Ballin Dese Bitches HUNCHO MIX”| @Sxrap4800

 

The NW section of Chiraq King “Sxrap4800” be by his 👑 Crown again… This time he’s dropping the “Huncho”’ mix to add to the song made popular by fellow Chiraq #LilZayosama so hit play and let “Sxrap4800” show you how easy it is to “Ball these Bitches.”

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[NEW MUSIC] THA KEEPAZ – “33” | @ThaKeepaz

Chicago Hip-Hop Collective, Tha Keepaz release their latest project, “33”

 

Tha Keepaz, A underground hip-hop group from Chicago, influenced by some of hip hop greats like The Wu-tang Clan, Nas, A Tribe Called Quest, and Mobb Deep to name a few. Tha Keepaz was formed in high school were members of the group had ties in music together and formed the group. Tha Keepaz come from a long musical background, from musicians, singers, and performers.

If one could describe Tha Keepaz sound it would be like a buffet of classic hip hop music. This is where you can get a variety of things you love in classic hip-hop music, dope lyrics, dope beats, classic hooks, and rhyme schemes. Currently, Tha Keepaz’s upcoming release of there EP Vice Therapy proves just that. With a classic single 33 coming out the gates swinging.

Over the years, Tha Keepaz has been blessed to work with industry producers such as NO ID( who’s produced multiple tracks for Jay-z and multiple artists), Jahmal Rasheed(who’s has produced for Missy Elliott), and up and comer G Merce. Tha Keepaz has been able to perform on big stages like The Navy Pier Skyline stage in Chicago and many shows and festivals.

Tha Keepaz is a well-seasoned group who is ready to be unleashed to the hip hop community and world with good music. “Tha Vice Therapy” EP will go down as an all-time classic in hip hop music. Be sure to connect with Tha Keepaz on all social media and digital music platforms.

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