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From Recovery High to MTV

For the reach, this is where it should be.”

Faith, whose senior year is covered in the show, had figured the documentary would land someplace with more of an educational lens: the History Channel, PBS. There’s probably footage of every single one of my students in a really bad place.”

“There’s a fine line in a documentary between balancing the good you’re trying to do with the vulnerability of those whose stories you undertake to tell, and that’s particularly true with young people,” said Liss. “And I had no interest in that. We still treat it like a moral failure.”

Lipinski trusted Liss enough to give him “full reign of my school,” she said. Since 2006, when Michelle Lipinski, the founder and principal of Recovery, started her school, she has done a lot of public speaking, including a 2012 Ted Talk, trying to explain her mission to a nation beset by addiction. “And I screamed at him because I really don’t want to feel like I have to protect myself when I’m trying to grieve.”

At the same time, she’s grateful her experiences with her friends who are no longer here were captured on film by Liss. “I had no idea what he was filming all the day long. The mother of a student who died during filming says it plainly: “This system failed him at every turn.”

“The fact that the system that was supposed to help him stood in his way, placed barriers in his way, that was a terrible shock,” Liss said. “At first, the name was a source of concern to me,” he said. “God as my witness, I really thought that everybody does this!” she told Vulture. When we spoke a week before the premiere, she’d already gotten a bunch of messages just from people who’ve seen the trailer. “That was where the trust came along … You can either show us in the light of recovery and hope, or you can show us looking like a disaster. “I think 13 Reasons Why fell into that a little bit.”

Faith says the only time she remembers asking Liss to stop shooting was when she found out about the death of a friend of hers, a graduate of Recovery who was interning at the school. “And I should know better. Because they were all so bright and loving and kind, that [it’s good] being able to just see them and hear their voice sometimes.”

“It’s so weird,” Faith reflected. And it works how? For me, that is my normal.”

Tags: Northshore Recovery High students with the school’s founder and principal, Michelle Lapinski. Its stars’ faces could frequently be seen on salacious tabloid covers. I know the system is problematic. “When they said MTV, I was kind of nervous because of what MTV usually is: They exploit people, from what I’ve seen,” she told Vulture. Photo: Courtesy of MTV

Northshore Recovery High School, a public high school in Beverly, Massachusetts, is at once self-explanatory — a high school for students grappling with addiction, with their eyes on a sober future — and totally baffling. Liss “obviously didn’t bring it to us as a 16 and,” Hurvitz said. But I wasn’t going to get the normal high-school experience anyway, because I went to Recovery High School. There was and remains plenty of side-eye about the show and its spinoff/sequel, Teen Mom: That it glamorized teen pregnancy; that its cast was put on display to be gawked at, not empathized with, by the audience. “I’m either going to end up dead, in jail, institutions, or sober,” says Sam, a Recovery student. “But I really don’t want to be sober.” Alba, a self-described unofficial “cheerleader” of Recovery High (as Jerry is to Cheer, so Alba is to 16 and Recovering), says that when she’s going through a depressive episode, “You can cheer other people up, but you can’t cheer yourself up.” “I’m an addict,” she says later. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study from 2018 found that opioid-overdose death rates among U.S. We’re trying to put a human face on a problem that is so often misunderstood, and so often mischaracterized … We talk the talk about, ‘Oh, it’s a disease,’ but we don’t walk the walk. It was, at times, unclear where exactly the series fell on the spectrum spanning education, entertainment, and exploitation. It wasn’t the drugs that killed him. And it was really them who came to us after we met with them and talked extensively about the impact of social media and what can happen when trolls engage online … We had these calls where they kept saying, ‘We are not ashamed of this; we don’t want to be hidden away; we want to talk; we want to tell our stories.’”

For anyone expecting something more in that MTV “reality” vein — producer-staged screaming matches, scripted mascara tears — 16 and Recovering will surprise you. Liss, a former staff photographer at Time magazine and documentary filmmaker, had spent the 2017–2018 school year shooting at Northshore Recovery High School. You couldn’t have picked a worse or better year to have filmed exactly what happened in my school. “We’re going to lose a generation,” she says, “because we treat them like they’re bad when they’re sick.”

As the series unfolds, viewers meet teenagers who speak about their circumstances with a stunning clarity and bruising self-awareness. But she trusted Liss, who assured the students that if they didn’t like something, he would take it out or redo it. “But we never shied away from telling real and authentic stories of our audiences and what was affecting them most.”

“You can show us in the light of recovery and hope, or you can show us looking like a disaster.”

At Recovery High, a positive result on a drug test is not the end of one’s education, but the beginning of a conversation. This isn’t a reality show. “But we do believe that if you tell a story without all the artifice … it really invites an audience in … We’re very careful behind the scenes to show these stories with a lot of intention.”

By the time 16 and Pregnant went off the air, MTV had some promising data on its side: A media study from 2014 that combined viewership and birth data found that teenagers who watched 16 and Pregnant would often follow the episodes by going online and searching for information about birth control and abortion. “And now I’m learning: They don’t. But to see it happen before my eyes, that was a surprise. Why don’t people just go 110 percent and do what’s right for these children? children and teenagers have tripled since 2000, with the highest risk hitting older teenagers, who made up 88 percent of the deaths in the study. As someone who attended a public high school where students were regularly reprimanded for, among other supposedly education-derailing offenses, wearing tank tops whose straps were not three fingers wide, the practices of a place like Recovery feel so accepting as to be almost anarchic. It’s what needs to get done and you get it done.”

In 16 and Recovering, the new MTV docuseries set at her high school, Lipinski lays out the stakes in her signature tone: compassionate and matter-of-fact, Tami Taylor by way of the T. “But the choice was, do we want to make this small indie film that maybe is something not too many people will see, and the kids who really need to see it won’t see it? Recovery offers an alternative way: A school with a relapse policy, counseling on demand, hugs all the time. She doesn’t get what everybody doesn’t get. “This is breaking new ground for reality television, I feel like. It is a place where a positive result on a drug test (they are administered often and at random) is not the end of one’s education but the beginning of a conversation. Eventually they settled on four episodes to air during September 2020, to coincide with National Recovery Month. “The good parts. And that is a big trust. I think he really wanted to get the emotion of it,” she said. Photo: Courtesy of MTV

Lily Neumeyer, MTV’s executive vice-president of development, started her career at the network years ago, co-creating and executive-producing a very different type of show about high schoolers: My Super Sweet 16. “The biggest thing that struck me from the footage was: I can’t believe a place like this exists,” Neumeyer said. “This isn’t pretend,” said Joe, who was a senior during filming. These findings linked 16 and Pregnant to a 5.7 percent reduction in teen births, one-third of the total decline. “Because the majority of my high-school experience, there was a camera in my face. “As long as it makes at least one person realize they’re worthy of sobriety, I’m okay.”

Hurvitz says that Liss got consent from the kids and, in some cases, their parents when filming began, and that when MTV came onboard, they got an additional round. We really aren’t trying to glamorize these kids.”

Hurvitz adds, “We weren’t sure that we were going to make participants in this doc series available to speak with reporters. Overall, “I have mixed feelings toward it [being on MTV],” Faith said. “But I wanna not kill myself and learn how to be alive.”

The school is one kind of experiment: What happens when you reject the conventional American strategy on combating substance abuse — to declare war on drugs and treat addicts as criminals — and the conventional wisdom about what “troubled” kids need to thrive in an academic environment: uniforms, militaristic discipline, zero-tolerance policies for minor infractions? I can’t say enough how much we thought about that. “Almost without exception, they have been most interested in telling their true stories in what happened to them over that year than trying to change anything. This is the realest reality show there can be. Hurvitz pointed to the website MTV is rolling out alongside 16 and Recovering in collaboration with experts on the subject, including the National Institute on Drug Abuse, as a sign that the series is mission-driven and the network is taking its social responsibility seriously. “These kids aren’t a cast of characters. “But then I realized, we will live or die by our own merits, and our own content.”

For the Recovery High community, the news that MTV was interested was a major plot twist. For me, it’s intuitive. But I’m glad that such a big platform is able to show recovery in adolescents because I think people need that.”

The magnitude of attention the show will inevitably bring is “a little frightening,” Faith said. “I was shocked in the beginning,” said Lipinski. “I know MTV is 50/50 good/bad, [and] it depends on the person. MTV wants to be where the young people are, which requires both (belatedly) getting onboard with the biggest band on the face of the Earth and addressing the serious issues teenagers face. “It wasn’t something he would have thought of as a documentary filmmaker. “I told him to turn the camera off, and he didn’t listen in that moment. But MTV was more enthusiastic about the project than anybody else, he said, and, more important to Liss, “they had a track record for advocacy … I know the impact that MTV has had, particularly with young people. It’s so easy to have that salacious story.”

“I’m sure there’s stuff that happened that year that looks more like Jersey Shore than 16 and Pregnant,” Lipinski added, laughing. From the jump, Liss and Lipinski agreed on a few no-go zones: No depicting anyone using, buying, or selling drugs. “I think back in the day when 16 and Pregnant was conceived, the idea wasn’t necessarily from the get-go to effect change in teenage pregnancy. “And why aren’t there other places like this?”

“The name was a source of concern.”

Lipinski says she was “shocked” when the series ended up on MTV, but then realized that, “For the reach, this is where it should be.”
Photo: Courtesy of MTV

It was, Hurvitz said, “a little unusual” for MTV to work this way — with someone who had already shot the bulk of their material — and early on, they didn’t know what shape it would take: how many episodes, how many stories, what the MTV version of it would be. “We are not unaware of the idea that portraying someone on television can lead to a romanticization of their situation,” said Benjamin Hurvitz, an executive producer on 16 and Recovering who oversees the Teen Mom franchise. Most of the instances where we took something out was because we were uncomfortable with it.”

Asked about the risk for exploitation when dealing with a population this young, particularly given the nature of their lives — the show includes scenes in which students, for instance, arrive at school too high to stay there — Hurvitz said, “I feel very strongly about not exploiting their stories. But she’s at a point where that level of exposure doesn’t rattle her too much. “I wanted someplace that would be provocative, in the most positive sense of that word.”

From his hundreds of hours of footage, Liss gave Neumeyer about four minutes on which to base her decision. It was the system that killed him.”

Hurvitz noted they had hours and hours of footage of different memorials and the student’s funeral, and they had to be mindful not to “overmemorialize.” “That can lead to people looking at that and saying, ‘I wish people cared about me that way,’ and that’s a dangerous thing,” he said. By the eighth death, we were like, ‘Oh my God, you can’t put this out there.’”

But while past depictions of overdoses and drug use often placed the nexus of guilt and responsibility on the individual user — see: Rachael Leigh Cook smashing the egg in the frying pan, admonishing stoners everywhere, “This is your brain on drugs” — 16 and Recovering takes a more expansive view, indicting the systems that profit from and perpetuate drug use, that fail to provide adequate care to those who need it. It’s a whole new way of looking at addiction itself.”

 “That is my normal.”

“It was the worst year of my life, that year,” Lipinski said. He’s also an associate professor at Endicott College, and a former student of his had shot a short film on mental health and substance abuse at Recovery that involved students, which “was a really good experience,” Lipinski said. She now oversees unscripted development for the whole phalanx of Viacom brands — MTV, VH1, CMT, and Logo — and had been searching for a few years for content on the opioid crisis when, in 2019, Steve Liss walked into her office. That’s not how creative people approach social-justice issues,” he said. In 2020, that means covering the opioid crisis, which kills 145 Americans every day. You can go all the way back to Rock the Vote or 16 and Pregnant and the measurable impact that they had with pregnancy and young people.” He was impressed with MTV’s plans for the website that would make the show “into a campaign.”

“This was about being a catalyst for discussion, and that’s what MTV does,” Liss said. “Just so you know. “It’d be very easy in a story like this to go for the jugular, the sensational, the low-hanging fruit of those kinds of visual clichés,” Liss told Vulture. When 16 and Pregnant premiered on MTV in 2009, its aim was to provide an unvarnished and compelling look at teen pregnancy, which at the time was already on the decline in the U.S. This is a piece of journalism.”

Liss shopped the project, which he’d envisioned as a feature film, to “the usual suspects: Netflix, HBO, and all the rest,” he said. But when we saw the footage and saw the raw and impactful storytelling of these portrayals of these students, we knew it would be a natural fit.”

Liss was initially apprehensive about his work being folded into the 16 and extended universe. “It was done incredibly tastefully, and the students felt heard.” When Liss reached out to Lipinski about shooting a longer feature about the school, she was inclined to say yes, hoping that perhaps his film would be something she could take around with her to speaking gigs and, she said, “help me sound like I’m not so far out on the fringe of education.” Parents, staff, and students were all onboard, too. The third episode airs tonight. It’s a what? But we did have this trust between us that he wasn’t going to exploit the children. The show is a kind of experiment, too.

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MTV to Hold in-Person 2020 VMAs, Governor Cuomo Announces

New York governor Andrew Cuomo announced the news on June 29, saying the event would be held at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center arena with “limited or no audience.” The ceremony, which last year took place at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, first floated the idea of an in-person event in late May. Not so sure about that. “Details and potential options to come at a later date based on the science and data in New York.” So it sounds like at least some of the event will take place remotely, although the release also promises, “Spanning all five boroughs — Brooklyn, The Bronx, Staten Island, Queens and Manhattan — music’s biggest night will feature epic performances from various iconic locations.” Condolences to whoever has to ferry over to Staten Island. Related

MTV Thinks It Might Be Able to Hold the VMAs at Barclays Center This August

Tags: Opting for the former over the latter is certainly a choice during a pandemic. “We are working on several contingency plans to bring music’s biggest night to audiences everywhere,” the VMAs said in a statement then, with options including audience-free and virtual events. But as they say, ain’t nothing like the real thing, so MTV is going ahead with a live Video Music Awards on August 30. At least it’s not a packed country concert. Update, 4:30 p.m.: A press release from MTV provides the tiniest bit of clarity around plans for the in-person event. But rest assured: The VMAs confirmed that “the health and safety of artists, fans, industry, staff, and partners is of the utmost importance.” Whew! Photo: Dia Dipasupil/VMN18/Getty Images for MTV

As events from last night’s BET Awards to April’s Academy of Country Music Awards special have shown, you can put on a damn entertaining remote ceremony. “Among the measures all parties involved have aligned to include extensive social distancing procedures, meaningful capacity limitations, the virtualization of components where possible, and limited capacity or no audience,” the release said.

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MTV Invites You to Meet Your New Husbands: Jersey Shore’s DJ Pauly D And/Or Vinny

According to a network announcement released Friday, the Jersey Shore Family Vacation stars’ spin-off will entreat 20 women to compete for the pair’s affections, Bachelor-style, but with a fun Jersey twist: Vinny and Pauly D must also compete to win over their lady contestants. So, time to shoot for the moon, ladies. Tags: Double Shot at Love will premiere sometime later this year, meaning cabs are almost here… to drive you down the aisle to finally meet your two gorgeous grooms. Photo: Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for MTV

Now that we’re double-checking, MTV does not specifically say that you can’t win the hearts of both Paul “DJ Pauly D” Delvecchio and Vinny Guadagnino on their new upcoming dating show Double Shot at Love with DJ Pauly D & Vinny. Play your cards right and you could be taking home two husbands for the price of one.

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OBLADAET – TIMELAPSE / MASK lyrics

Дело не в мечте, и я благодарен
Но все шоу для меня как саундчек
Получил стимул
На мне мишень (без ножей в спину)
Их подсадили, они бессильны
Открываю глаз, вижу тот символ
Они видят мой портрет
Ублюдки подражают, им не надоест
Сосут мои фразы, будто карамель
Я бы назвал имена, но мне правда лень
Тут день за днём, будто таймлапс
Мой товар в магазинах (я не продавец)
Мне нужны эти пачки (я не про балет)
И возьми нашу капсулу, не болей
Part 2: Mask
[Куплет]
Правда не нужна массам
Они так играют: вся душа в красках
И я стал таким же, тут как сыр в масле
Чтоб не отличаться, нужна маска
Режим инкогнито
Но ты никто, кид, и каков итог
Виртуальный мир – там нет крови, боли
И срасти себе диковины за биткоин
Коннект со мной – это частный доступ
Ты искала на сайтах, где счастье бродит
Стала на странице моей частым гостем
Я с тобой до утра и не часом больше
О себе только думаю? Ты не права
Ну окей, это так, да я и не скрывал
У меня есть кое-что, но это не для вас
(Double Tap) Все чувства в двух словах
Всего себя в mp3, не больше
Все так и должно быть, и ты не бойся
Расслабься, все это лишь игра
И я надел маску, но на деле тот же
Я надел маску, но на деле тот же
Надел маску, но на деле тот же (это был грайм в Москве)
Все хотели так же, но их грайм в толчке
И текст на туалетном грайм-клочке
Все так, о Боже, дай мой чек
Пошёл на MTV, ну как зачем? Part 1: Timelapse
[Куплет]
О да, ты видел год назад: я выбил мяч за поле (Home Run)
Я вложил туда себя, радость, любовь и боль
И помню эти лица – все играют роли
А я хлестал ей по лицу, твердил: “Мне надо больше, сука”
Я все просчитал
Я занял жизни – плати по счетам
Чтоб все было как сегодня, не спал вчера
И “0 до 100” читай как Отче Наш
Все как во сне
Помнишь clash?

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It’s Fist Pumping Time: The Jersey Shore Family Vacation Trailer Is Here

The crew has ditched the beaches of the Garden State for Miami, but not much else has changed. Sure, they might now have kids, or kids-on-the-way, but that doesn’t mean they can’t fist pump their way through adulthood, or at least through a season of an MTV reality series. The original Jersey Shore gang is back together again, and though they’ve been apart for several years, their common interests have brought them back together again — namely, drinking copious amounts of alcohol. Snooki promises, “As we age we just get more delinquency.” Words to inspire you as you gym, tan, and do laundry in the days leading up to the April 5 premiere. Tags:

CyHi The Prynce – God Bless Your Heart

[Verse 1]
I’m on the come up
Jump up, I pick my gun up
Joe Jackson with trapping, I beat the sun up
That’s just how I was brung up
Whippings, I got a bunch of
On Memorial Drive in the Cutlass
I’m bumping young bloods ([?])
Feel like I’m hitchhiking
Every flow is a thumbs up
I give you my spirit ’til all my niggas wrists is uncuffed
It’s hard to celebrate Christmas as a black man
‘Cause like ornaments on trees
That’s just how we was hung up
One love
MTV, this is unplugged
Stacking this cheese reminds me of momma’s lasagna
From crafting double entendres
The child of Coleman and Tanya
Just a gap-toothed genius
Word to my cousin Jelanda, uh
Twist up this ganja ’til I go over yonder
They say I got to much will like 24s on Hondas
I been sponsored off-white since ‘Ye lived in the [?]
Y’all niggas slow if that just dawned on you like kitchen soap

[Hook]
God bless your heart, ha
God bless your heart, yeah, huh
God bless your heart, yeah
Be thankful his mercy let us say all these precious thoughts
Yeah, God bless your heart
[Verse 2]
I came, I saw, I conquered like Ceaser said
"No time, Felicia," that’s what the overachiever said
"Cydel, you a Pyru," that’s what your teacher said
I wrote everything in red ’cause that’s what Jesus said
My thesis read
My partner fed fish scale to the whole village for a piece of bread
"Matthew was 14," that’s what the preacher plead
"Just a nigga in a Coupe," that’s what Yeezus said
Until you — reach the feds, ha
Cause those boys will hide your ass like an Easter egg
Niggas wet you while you sleeping, you just peed the bed
A fiending son on Death Row, I’ma die behind these bars
‘Cause when I put the pen to pad they should make them pen my pad
Put this shit on wax, how I used to dip and dab
Flipping half
I like my cars and my women fast
Bitches love my presence ’cause I got the Gift of Gab
My matriarch low mileage, I APR
I need my lady just like a brand new Mercedes car, ha
It’s ’bout your lineage, show ’em I’m not your guinea pig
Might fuck a midget and have twins, I’m tryna have too many kids
Not out of wedlock
Never had a scared pops
Worked three jobs over time at the sweatshop
I thought I was a good kid, well I guess not
A hot boy, juvenile was my next stop
Breaking through people windows stealing desktops
Just a bunch of big dummies Lemus the red fox
And I had a redbone who thought that she was headstrong
Had to yolk the bitch up cause she was egged on
By the best friend had me calling collect home
And she fucked my best partner knowing she dead wrong
It ain’t her fault, I was misguided and lead on
Huh, but I ain’t tripping

[Hook]
God bless your heart, ha
God bless your heart, yeah, huh
God bless your heart, yeah
Be thankful his mercy let us say all these precious thoughts
God bless your heart

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When YouTubers Leave the Nest: Tracking the Success of the Internet’s Biggest Stars

The way he came across in the local news segment didn’t help. “During the web series, we were never viral. 1 most subscribed user on the website with an astonishing 57 million subscribers, has found himself in several controversies in recent years. While the incidents certainly haven’t slowed his content creation or caused his subscriber count to drop, it’s safe to say Hollywood won’t come calling any time soon. But that hasn’t stopped those wildly popular individuals from finding avenues into take their massive fanbases down avenues leading to traditional media. Though they’re certainly using Google’s $86 billion in resources to lure high-profile traditional content creators to the website in an attempt to give Hulu and Netflix a run for their money, they can’t risk alienating the digital stars who’ve risen to fame on—and helped make plenty of money for—the site. A year later, Todrick debuted on MTV, with each episode showing Hall and his team create a new music video from start to finish. For years, YouTube has been a haven for both millennial content creators and consumers. “I still very much feel like I’m ‘that Internet girl,’” Rae told Rolling Stone ahead of the show’s launch. Ballinger’s transition to a more traditional medium may seem like the beginning of a successful sea change, but you’ll not we didn’t call her the first YouTube personality to launch a scripted series. The show debuted as the second most popular digital original series for the week of October 14, 2016, earning it a second season, which dropped on Friday. That’s because there are a few who came before. “Looking back, I see why everyone was like, ‘Yo, this kid sucks,’” he told The Hollywood Reporter in August. The pilot, which was eventually named Insecure, was bought by HBO in 2015 and ordered to series for a fall 2016 launch. Miranda Sings is an intentionally off-putting character, a satire of the countless YouTube wannabes, lacking in talent, but not in ego, who had infected the streaming site. And how just interacting with new people is so awkward,” she told BET in 2011. ” ‘Cause I look super immature.” He may have earned two Teen Choice Awards that same month (one for Choice YouTuber), but his chances of bouncing back into traditional media quickly are likely slim. According to a 2015 Google-commissioned survey, 70 percent of teenage subscribers admitted that they relate to YouTube creators more than traditional celebs, while the six in 10 subscribers said they would follow advice on what to buy from their favorite creator over even their favorite film or TV celeb. But YouTube has grown wise to the game, locking down their biggest stars with development deals for original content on the subscription service, YouTube Red. After making the semi-finals in season five of America’s Got Talent, judges Piers Morgan and Sharon Osbourne told the musician that her unique style of performance art (which involves some impressive dancing while playing her instrument) wasn’t good enough. Soon after his race around the world, he inked a development deal with Ellen DeGeneres that began with original digital content (The Tyler Oakley Show premiered on DeGeneres’ ellentube platform in 2016.) with the aim to develop traditional TV projects, as well. Latest On:  Watch Chrissy Teigen’s Dad Prove He’s the Biggest Keeping Up Fan By Telling Kim Kardashian Who His ”Favorite Kardashian” Is! Jerry Seinfeld had tapped her for an episode of his Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee series, she appeared on The Tonight Show, she released a New York Times Best Seller. That fish-out-of-water situation is where her successful YouTube series, The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl, was born. Amy Poehler, who agreed to appear in the web series’ final episode as she subsequently helped the pair shop a pilot script based on the series. And just this fall, he was met with backlash yet again when use a racial slur during a livestream. It was always just the quality of viewers,” Glazer told Fast Company in 2014. As the Swedish comedian, whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, signed a deal with Disney-owned Maker Studios to create content, he came under fire for using anti-Semitic imagery and language in his videos. Oh, and he appeared in a little music video that only broke the internet. While it’s clear where the perils of the self-made star lie, it’s also clear that Hollywood will be turning to these personalities more and more as their target demos continue to shun traditional content. Traditional critics may not have known what to make of the show, earning it only mixed reviews, but clearly Ballinger’s fans followed her. But when it hit the news earlier this year that his neighbors in the Beverly Grove neighborhood of L.A. “We got to play onstage for two years as friends and find our voice,” Jacobson told Paper in 2013. So take that, Piers. As they tuned in for each new video, it was as if he was speaking directly to them, giving them a window into his real life. transplant living in New York City, working at the prestigious Public Theater on a fellowship. Rather, these stars, many of whom you may not be even be all that familiar with (but your younger siblings or nieces and nephews most certainly are), have cultivated the sort of relationships with their fans that traditional celebrities might only ever dream of. With videos on topics ranging from queer politics (Oakley is gay), pop culture and humor, Oakley’s managed to connect with his audience in a way that Ballinger or Rae never could with their characters. She sings off-key, has her own unique way of saying just about everything, and is defiantly self-righteous. Enter: Netflix. ‘Look What You Made Me Do” by Taylor Swift ever heard of it? It caught the eye of Pharrell Williams who signed on as an executive producer for season two, which aired on his iamOTHER channel. We’re not all desperate. Another fairy tale-turned-cautionary one is the story of Jake Paul, who shot to fame with his particular brand of prank videos. Hart recently launched a travelogue cooking series I Hart Food on Food Network, Dallas took his entourage to Network to give fans a further glimpse into his life with reality series Chasing Cameron, and Gorgeous took a documentary, This Is Everything, to Sundance before landing a gig as one of the social media correspondents on MTV’s revived TRL. After stalling out in the semi-finals of American Idol season nine, Todrick Hall turned to YouTube, releasing viral video after viral video. By fall of 2013, he landed a gig writing the song and lyrics for Virgin America’s musical safety video, which he also starred in. By 2009, Ballinger had taken her show on the road, performing a one-woman Miranda Sings act in theaters across the globe. Those TV projects haven’t come to fruition just yet, but for Oakley, working with the comedian is a real unlocked achievement. During its two-season run on the video hub, Broad City didn’t exactly spread like wildfire in the way Ballinger’s creation had, but it did manage to draw in exactly the right sort of viewer to further its success. It’s what I wanted all along… It feels like a brand-new job.”
Following in Oakley’s footsteps are fellow personalities Hannah Hart, Cameron Dallas and Gigi Gogeous. Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson met as students at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in 2007, honing their skills and sharpening their relationship dynamic on the same practice improv team. And they were right. The internet’s unofficial best friend, Oakley began posting videos on YouTube in 2007 as a way of keeping in touch with friends and family while he was away in college. Broad City debuted on Comedy Central in 2014 and is currently in its fourth season on the cable network. Searching for more update about this? Type Inside The Box The video-sharing hub has helped to redefine what it means to be a celebrity as it’s facilitated the launch of countless digital stars’ careers; stars born not out of the Hollywood machine, but simply out of user-generated video content. “I was just thinking about how hard it was to meet people. “[Netflix] can also leverage the audiences of these online stars, and their marketing reach, to drive the fans to new properties (which also happen to be online, where their fans already routinely seek entertainment),” TechCrunch wrote when the show was announced. “We just sort of went out on a limb and told her that we were planning to pitch the show for TV, and would she ever consider being an executive producer on the project, and she said yes,” Glazer said. “I also remember once in college I was at a university football game, and I looked around, knowing that the packed stadium could fit 75,000 people, and I had more subscribers than that. And we can’t think of anything more successful than that. A Kickstarter campaign to fund the rest of the season garnered over $56,000 from nearly 2,000 donations. We’re just normal, awkward girls trying to find ourselves.” It quickly proved to be a viral hit. Take Tyler Oakley, for example. The critically acclaimed series, which stars Rae and Yvonne Orji, recently finished airing its second season and has already received an order for a third. “We’re not all ugly. By 2013, she was working on a pilot script partially based on Awkward Black Girl with comedian, producer and The Daily Show correspondent Larry Wilmore. Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Of course, it hasn’t exactly been smooth sailing for everyone as they attempt to turn their YouTube fame into traditional success in Hollywood. Is that intense bond between creator and consumer one that can survive the transition to traditional avenues? 8 top viewed YouTube video of 2012 with her song “Crystallize.” Since then, she’s toured the world, performed with Cirque du Soleil, released four albums and one autobiography and is currently competing for the mirrorball trophy in season 25 of Dancing With the Stars. “We just started to get a response from our community–the comedy community in New York–and that was enough to make us feel like it was something good and relatable and that we should keep making them.”
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One of those in the comedy community who caught on? Remember that stat above about millennials trusting YouTube personalities so much more than traditional celebrities? We just said, ‘Let’s make something.’”
That something turned into Broad City, which the comedians debuted on YouTube in 2009. As more creators have found themselves unable to resist Hollywood’s siren call, we’re starting to find out. For those who’ve made their fame just by being themselves, they’ve found the Hollywood machine is ready to try almost anything with them. There is no middleman, no gatekeeper standing guard to tell the audience who is worthy of being on their screen and who isn’t. “I wanted to tell this story and I thought, ‘If I don’t start it myself, I’ll never get it done,’ ” she told The Root that year. But does the YouTuber influence transcend mediums? were considering a class-action lawsuit against him after he made his home address public, causing massive hordes of fans to clog the street, creating a fire hazard on top of the noise generated from his wild parties and pranks, Disney got uncomfortable. “The first time was when I had 100 views on a single video and I was like, ‘Uhhh… I don’t have 100 friends???’ so it definitely opened my eyes and I quickly realized that strangers could find me on the Internet,” he told Forbes of the first time he realized he’d made it as an internet celebrity. Oakley is the prime example of that. So while this generation of YouTube personalities continues to consider Hollywood’s offers, it’s very likely the generation just uploading their first videos now will never have a reason to go elsewhere. Jeff Vespa/WireImage

Of course, there are plenty of YouTube personalities who aren’t characters ready to be spun off into their own scripted series. “I still feel an allegiance there, but I don’t know that I’ll ever feel like I’m a part of Hollywood. “A Web series is now known as a vehicle to get something bigger, but when we started, it wasn’t. While some have played into the cult of personality as they transition from YouTube to the great beyond, others have used the site to bounce back from disappointing runs on reality shows meant to launch them to stardom. While Glazer and Jacobson were just getting their web series off the ground in 2009, Issa Rae was an L.A. Each rose to prominence on the video hub for very different reasons (drunken cooking, playful pranks and a very public transition, respectively), but they’ve all been given opportunities to parlay their very popular personalities to traditional media. By 2016, he was a full-time judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars 2, had self-released his third album, a visual conceptual album called Straight Outta Oz, and landed on Broadway in the lead role of Lola in Kinky Boots. “She’s somebody I said, ‘If I ever did TV, I wouldn’t want to do it with anyone but her,’” he told Variety in 2016. And she’s made the woman who brought her to life, comedian Colleen Ballinger, one of YouTube’s biggest success stories. “And I couldn’t be the only one thinking these things and wouldn’t it be funny to see these interactions played out on screen.”
After sitting on the idea for two years, and returning to L.A., Rae was finally ready to launch Awkward Black Girl in 2011. PewDiePie, who currently ranks as the No. And at a time when more and more millennials are avoiding watching TV altogether, networks and studios are hungry to poach some of that talent in hopes of poaching those eyeballs. The move to Netflix made sense, as millennials are certainly more comfortable with the streaming service (itself a traditional TV model “disrupter,” much like YouTube). (He ambushed the reporter with a t-shirt cannon, climbed on top of the news van, and made fun of the reporters shoes.)
With relations already strained over content in his YouTube videos that the network deemed inappropriate, Disney swiftly released Paul from his contract. To have more people watch it is the coolest ever, but I don’t feel much different other than that.” With a role in the upcoming film The Hate U Give and a standout appearance in Jay-Z‘s instantly iconic, Friends-recreating music video for “Moonlight” (seriously, if you haven’t seen this video, fix your life here), something tells us she’s feeling like a part of Hollywood now. As a result, he’s parlayed that trust into a sold-out live show tour (2014’s “Tyler Oakley’s Slumber Party”), a video with then-First Lady Michelle Obama discussing education issues, the 2015 release of his first book, a collection of humorous personal essays entitled Binge, and a 2016 stint on The Amazing Race (he and BFF Korey Kuhl finished in third place). The multi-channel YouTube network quickly cut ties with him and YouTube themselves canceled the second season of his series, Scare PewDiePie. Developed by Ballinger and her brother Chris, Haters Back Off launched on the streaming giant in 2016, making her one of the first YouTube personalities to launch a scripted series. When an upload of his gained more views than he had friends, he knew he might be on to something. Since the launch, the duo have become bona fide stars, landing roles in movies like Rough Night (Glazer) and The Lego Ninjago Movie (Jacobson). It was only a matter of time before someone offered her a TV show. They even held their first-ever panel at entertainment mecca, San Diego Comic Con, in 2017. It just feels like I’m getting the chance of a lifetime to make something that’s pure and authentic to me. “Now, making it happen, it’s a dream come true. Within two years, she had the No. Latest On:  Luke Hemsworth to Star in Sci-Fi Drama Encounter
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Like Hall, violinist Lindsey Stirling turned to YouTube to recover from a particularly painful reality TV elimination. You may be surprised to know that two of TV’s currently most celebrated comedies got their humble beginnings as on the website. His digital fame landed him a role on the Disney Channel comedy Bizaardvark, playing a character that was loosely inspired by Paul’s own YouTube history. Since her debut on the website in 2008, her combined Youtube channels have surpassed 2.5 billion total views, while the character has more than 6 million Instagram followers.

Young Buck – The City Lyrics

Ayo man, I base this shit on real life man
That’s the only way mother fuckers gonna Really fuck wit you man!! YOUNG BUCK!!

These penitentiary phone calls keep me elevated
My last two birthdays I didn’t celebrate it
You see me on BET and MTV. Holding it down for my town down in Tennessee!!
I’m trying make this shit as real as I can, so that my fans know that I’m not playin’
And I’m not saying I’m perfect I’m just saying I’m worth it, alot of rappers CDs i ain’t even purchase
Before I picked up the mic I grabbed me a Gat
And sold crack before I learned how to rap
Damn right imma glorify it, especially when I made it
Niggas died in this game that didn’t know how to play it
Smoke blunts for the loved ones and pour out 40s
Pay bills and take care of their shorties
You don’t know about the hood look what chu doing to us
The white house probably full wit straight shooters and everything else
We living for death, just waiting to die
Jadakiss asks why and me I say why!!
To ball before I fall, at least I tired
That boy went out with a bang, he just opened up fire
Beneath this ski mask I done closed my eyes. I’m tryna but a fucking hole in this guy
I knew right from wrong but my homeboy bizz is gone
So lemme end this song and see who sent him home. MOTHERFUCKERS!!!!

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Kodak Black – Everything 1K

[Intro]
You know life ain’t tied with a bow but it’s still a gift though
Yeah life ain’t fair but it’s still good though
It’s a blessing just to be here
Everything 1K

[Hook]
I know you’re money hungry
Can’t wait ‘cause you ain’t eat all day
And you gon’ lose your mind if you don’t get a plate
I understand the ups and the downs, street niggas gon’ relate
It’s a struggle man, I’m with you all the way
This for all the soldiers fell victim to the system
Everyday that goes by they so close to losing faith
I got to thank god for everything
It’s a miracle how you’ll wake up and your dreams right in your face
Everything 1K

[Verse 1]
I woke up in the morning on a cold slab
How the hell I’m in a damn cell
I’m in jail taking cold baths
I went down the wrong path
Lil boy don’t go that way
You prolly won’t last
Before I had the fame I had the name
I earned my stripes like Adidas
Sliding base like I’m Derek Jeter
Growing up with no father, it’ll make you evil
How he gon’ learn to be a man when you ain’t never teach him?
Youngin’ can’t even read but he totin’ the Desert Eagle
Look how she left, I bet she told you she won’t never leave you
The same nigga was hating, I turned them to believers
I done made it through the rain and I ain’t called FEMA

[Hook]
I know you’re money hungry
Can’t wait ‘cause you ain’t eat all day
And you gon’ lose your mind if you don’t get a plate
I understand the ups and the downs, street niggas gon’ relate
It’s a struggle man, I’m with you all the way
This for all the soldiers fell victim to the system
Everyday that goes by they so close to losing faith
I got to thank god for everything
It’s a miracle how you’ll wake up and your dreams right in your face
Everything 1K

[Verse 2]
I probably thank god ‘cause without him who is me?
He unlocked my cell when they threw away the key
Jailbird, I was caged in, he came and set me free
I was just on the news, now I’m on MTV
Hurting ‘cause your people ate and you ain’t get a piece
Now you’re taking from your people plate ‘cause you just tryna eat
Grinding for a mil and I ain’t talkin’ ‘bout a combo
My mama need a crib, I been thinking ‘bout a condo
You nothing when you down, it’s crazy how people treat you
Come around now, you can’t even hit the reefer
I pray for all my youngins who done took the same route
Brother from the same struggle, cut from the same cloth

[Hook]
I know you’re money hungry
Can’t wait ‘cause you ain’t eat all day
And you gon’ lose your mind if you don’t get a plate
I understand the ups and the downs, street niggas gon’ relate
It’s a struggle man, I’m with you all the way
This for all the soldiers fell victim to the system
Everyday that goes by they so close to losing faith
I got to thank god for everything
It’s a miracle how you’ll wake up and your dreams right in your face
Everything 1K

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Everything 1k – Kodak Black starring Danielle Bregoli lyrics

Lyrics Kodak Black – Everything 1k

You know life ain’t tied with a bow but it’s still a gift though
Yeah life ain’t fair but it’s still good though
It’s a blessing just to be here
Everything 1K.

I know you’re money hungry
Can’t wait ‘cause you ain’t eat all day
And you gon’ lose your mind if you don’t get a plate
I understand the ups and the downs, street niggas gon’ relate
It’s a struggle man, I’m with you all the way
This for all the soldiers fell victim to the system
Everyday that goes by they so close to losing faith
I got to thank god for everything
It’s a miracle how you’ll wake up and your dreams right in your face
Everything 1K.

I woke up in the morning on a cold slab
How the hell I’m in a damn cell
I’m in jail taking cold baths
I went down the wrong path
Lil boy don’t go that way
You prolly won’t last
Before I had the fame I had the name
I earned my stripes like Adidas
Sliding base like I’m Derek Jeter
Growing up with no father, it’ll make you evil
How he gon’ learn to be a man when you ain’t never teach him?
Youngin’ can’t even read but he totin’ the Desert Eagle
Look how she left, I bet she told you she won’t never leave you
The same nigga was hating, I turned them to believers
I done made it through the rain and I ain’t called FEMA.

I know you’re money hungry
Can’t wait ‘cause you ain’t eat all day
And you gon’ lose your mind if you don’t get a plate
I understand the ups and the downs, street niggas gon’ relate
It’s a struggle man, I’m with you all the way
This for all the soldiers fell victim to the system
Everyday that goes by they so close to losing faith
I got to thank god for everything
It’s a miracle how you’ll wake up and your dreams right in your face
Everything 1K.

I probably thank god ‘cause without him who is me?
He unlocked my cell when they threw away the key
Jailbird, I was caged in, he came and set me free
I was just on the news, now I’m on MTV
Hurting ‘cause your people ate and you ain’t get a piece
Now you’re taking from your people plate ‘cause you just tryna eat
Grinding for a mil and I ain’t talkin’ ‘bout a combo
My mama need a crib, I been thinking ‘bout a condo
You nothing when you down, it’s crazy how people treat you
Come around now, you can’t even hit the reefer
I pray for all my youngins who done took the same route
Brother from the same struggle, cut from the same cloth.

I know you’re money hungry
Can’t wait ‘cause you ain’t eat all day
And you gon’ lose your mind if you don’t get a plate
I understand the ups and the downs, street niggas gon’ relate
It’s a struggle man, I’m with you all the way
This for all the soldiers fell victim to the system
Everyday that goes by they so close to losing faith
I got to thank god for everything
It’s a miracle how you’ll wake up and your dreams right in your face
Everything 1K.
Kodak Black lyrics
Video 1k

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George Michael – Free (Older Album)

Freedom ’90
George Michael

I won’t let you down
I will not give you up
Gotta have some faith in the sound
It’s the one good thing that I’ve got
I won’t let you down
So please don’t give me up
Because I would really, really love to stick around

Heaven knows I was just a young boy
Didn’t know what I wanted to be
I was every little hungry schoolgirl’s pride and joy
And I guess it was enough for me
To win the race? A prettier face!
Brand new clothes and a big fat place
On your rock and roll TV
But today the way I play the game is not the same
No way
Think I’m gonna get me some happy

I think there’s something you should know
I think it’s time I told you so
There’s something deep inside of me
There’s someone else I’ve got to be
Take back your picture in a frame
Take back your singing in the rain
I just hope you understand
Sometimes the clothes do not make the man

All we have to do now
Is take these lies and make them true somehow
All we have to see
Is that I don’t belong to you
And you don’t belong to me
Freedom
You’ve gotta give for what you take
Freedom
You’ve gotta give for what you take

Heaven knows we sure had some fun boy
What a kick just a buddy and me
We had every big shot good-time band on the run boy
We were living in a fantasy
We won the race
Got out of the place
I went back home got a brand new face
For the boys on MTV
But today the way I play the game has got to change
Oh yeah
Now I’m gonna get myself happy

I think there’s something you should know
I think it’s time I stopped the show
There’s something deep inside of me
There’s someone I forgot to be
Take back your picture in a frame
Don’t think that I’ll be back again
I just hope you understand
Sometimes the clothes do not make the man

All we have to do now
Is take these lies and make them true somehow
All we have to see
Is that I don’t belong to you
And you don’t belong to me
Freedom
You’ve gotta give for what you take
Freedom
You’ve gotta give for what you take

Well it looks like the road to heaven
But it feels like the road to hell
When I knew which side my bread was buttered
I took the knife as well
Posing for another picture
Everybody’s got to sell
But when you shake your ass
They notice fast
And some mistakes were built to last

That’s what you get

I say that’s what you get

That’s what you get for changing your mind

And after all this time
I just hope you understand
Sometimes the clothes
Do not make the man

I’ll hold on to my freedom
May not be what you want from me
Just the way it’s got to be
Lose the face now
I’ve got to live

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George Michael – Freedom 90 (Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 Album)

I won’t let you down;
I will not give you up.
Gotta have some faith in the sound;
It’s the one good thing that I’ve got.
I won’t let you down,
So please don’t give me up,
Because I would really, really, love to stick around.
Heaven knows I was just a young boy,
Didn’t know what I wanted to be.
I was every little hungry schoolgirl’s pride and joy,
And I guess it was enough for me.
To win the race? A prettier face!
Brand new clothes and a big fat place;
On your rock and roll TV.
But, today, the way I play the game is not the same;
No way.
Think I’m gonna get myself happy.
I think there’s something you should know.
I think it’s time I told you so.
There’s something deep inside of me.
There’s someone else I’ve got to be.
Take back your picture in a frame.
Take back your singing in the rain.
I just hope you understand.
Sometimes the clothes do not make the man.
All we have to do, now,
Is take these lies and make them true somehow.
All we have to see
Is that I don’t belong to you,
And you don’t belong to me.
Freedom;
You’ve gotta give for what you take.
Freedom;
You’ve gotta give for what you take.
Heaven knows we sure had some fun, boy.
What a kick, just a buddy and me.
We had every big shot, good-time, band on the run, boy.
We were living in a fantasy.
We won the race.
Got out of the place.
I went back home, got a brand new face
For the boys on MTV,
But today the way I play the game has got to change.
Oh, yeah.
Now I’m gonna get myself happy.
I think there’s something you should know.
I think it’s time I stopped the show.
There’s something deep inside of me.
There’s someone I forgot to be.
Take back your picture in a frame.
Don’t think that I’ll be back again.
I just hope you understand .
Sometimes the clothes do not make the man.
All we have to do, now,
Is take these lies and make them true somehow.
All we have to see
Is that I don’t belong to you,
And you don’t belong to me.
Freedom;
You’ve gotta give for what you take.
Freedom;
You’ve gotta give for what you take.
Well it looks like the road to heaven,
But it feels like the road to hell.
When I knew which side my bread was buttered
I took the knife as well.
Posing for another picture.
Everybody’s got to sell,
But when you shake your ass
They notice fast,
And some mistakes were built to last.
That’s what you get,
I say, that’s what you get.
That’s what you get for changing your mind,
And after all this time
I just hope you understand,
Sometimes the clothes
Do not make the man.
I’ll hold on to my freedom.
May not be what you want from me.
Just the way it’s got to be.
Lose the face now.
I’ve got to live

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Kodak Black – Hollyhood (Institution Mixtape) letras

[Hook]
Fuck the industry, I’m in the streets
I ain’t never been to Hollywood
I’m not Hollywood, I’m Hollyhood
I don’t wanna go to Hollywood

[Verse 1]
I got kicked out of elementary
Started rapping, making melodies
Listening to beats on my MP3
Now my video on MTV
I got the BB gun in my lap
Brought the BB gun in my class
Call my momma and she sounded mad
Shit when I get home, she gon’ whoop my ass
I just dropped me off for 50 packs
I’m the youngest nigga in the trap
I’m the youngest nigga with that sack
Fuck your plug, I got that sack
[Hook]
Fuck the industry, I’m in the streets
I ain’t never been to Hollywood
I’m not Hollywood, I’m Hollyhood
I don’t wanna go to Hollywood

[Verse 2]
I should have been a president
Young nigga with plenty cents
I teach you little nigga plenty shit
All these games, they ain’t selling it
All this gas, should be selling it
Lately I’ve been really out of my element
These niggas be snitching, [?] really having no evidence
And I ain’t even sick so why the hell am I sipping on medicine
Like get the point cause I be working like a Mexican
I could make a little power move man you been broke ever since
Dropped out of school, run around finessin’ shit
Running with Chiraq, let’s [?] we be wrecking shit

[Hook]
Fuck the industry, I’m in the streets
I ain’t never been to Hollywood
I’m not Hollywood, I’m Hollyhood
I don’t wanna go to Hollywood

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Apollo 3 – Startschuss lyrics

Die sonne geht auf
Der tag beginnt
Und du bist gut drauf
Den alles stimmt und

Du weiß ganz genau hier geht was
Auf VIVA und auf MTV
Läuft parallel dein lieblingslied und

Du weiß ganz genau hier geht was
Steig ein in dien maschine
Komm steig ein
Wir heben ab

Das ist der startschuss in dein neues leben
Deine geschichte fängt von vorne an
Das ist der startschuss in dein neues leben
Deine geschichte fängt von vorne an

Du fühlst dich fresh
Bereit zum sprung
Du stehst ab jetz I’m mittelpunkt den
Du weiß ganz genau hier geht was

Du hast es drauf
Du hast die skills
Und läuft was schief bleibst du gechillt den
Du weiß ganz genau hier geht was
Steig ein in die maschine
Komm steig ein
Wir heben ab

Das ist der startschuss in dein neues leben
Deine geschichte fängt von vorne an
Das ist der startschuss in dein neues leben
Deine geschichte fängt von vorne an

Starschuss
Das spiel beginnt
Starschuss
Und du gewinnst
Hier kommt deine premiere ab jetzt geht kein schuss ins leere
Das ist der Starschuss
Das spiel beginnt
Starschuss
Und du gewinnst wir roken den planeten erde, fette beats aus den gewehren

Steig ein in dien maschine
Das ist der startschuss in dein neues leben
Deine geschichte fängt von vorne an
Das ist der startschuss in dein neues leben
Deine geschichte fängt von vorne an (x2)
Starschuss

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