When it comes to content, it’s easy for us to stick to what we know or want that old thing back. But for a rare few, being a true content connoisseur is about being on top of what’s hot, what’s trending, and what’s next. Luckily, this new guide is everything for your music, literary, film, TV, and live experiences needs.
Each week, yours truly, Kevin L. Clark, will be your go-to advocate, spotlighting all those content cravings worth enjoying.
You’re now tuned into This Weekend, a weekly round-up for content culture lovers and those who love to avoid FOMO.
For Friday, June 10, this week’s episode finds us with some freshly-discovered treasures for you, your family, and friends to get into + share with others. It contains a healthy dose of sonic vibes, live experiences, and, of course, something streaming that’s a feast for the eyes.
So bon appétit to all those true savants who are purveyors of content culture out there.
For Listeners Only:
The living icon Pharrell Williams is back with some familiar faces. Coinciding with his Something in the Water Festival, which takes place in Washington, D.C. next week, Skateboard P has enlisted 21 Savage and Tyler, the Creator for his brand new collab called “Cash In Cash Out.”
The three-and-a-half-minute video finds the two young gunners opening up about life’s finest luxuries over P’s patented production. Even if your summer isn’t full of cars, clothes, and currency, “Cash In Cash Out” is sure to place you in the mood to get some.
One of my favorite duos in music, Mother Nature, has ramped up the rollout for their new, visual album, Nature’s World, out now (June 10), with the song “Don’t Worry.” Klevah and TRUTH, two fiercely imaginative artists who met at the University of Illinois, have contributed to enriching the Chicago music scene.
And on “Don’t Worry,” they bring their master class aptitudes to the table, rapping ferociously without even breaking a sweat, decimating the synths and punchy drums crafted by Renzell. This is one that deserves not only your attention but to share with others on repeat.
Kidd Kenn, the 19-year-old Chicago sensation, continues his ascent into the rap game with his new song “Body,” which first appeared over at Complex.com. The first single from his forthcoming new EP, “Body,” according to Kenn, is “a song meant to make people feel really good about their bodies,” and is the latest saucy sound from the first out gay male rapper in BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher history.
This is a jawn that really encourages the listener to let go of their insecurities and feel really good about themselves. Celebrate this one by playing it during and after PRIDE Month, and keep an eye out for Kenn during Memorial Day weekend, as he performs at the So What Festival in Arlington, Texas.
Special Mentions: There is also some exceptionally dope work from the likes of Yung Pooda (“Trophies”), Jacob Collier feat. Lizzy McAlpine & John Mayer (“Never Gonna Be Alone”), Lil Pete (“Time Is Money”), iann dior (“Live Fast Die Numb”), Capella Grey feat. Ty Dolla $ign (“OT”) that you cannot afford to miss.
Watch The Streams:
Jurassic World: Dominion is the finale that we’ve been waiting for after the middling “meh” of the first trilogy. Directed by Colin Trevorrow, Dominion takes place four years after the destruction of Isla Nublar, the island that once housed the cloned prehistoric beasts. Chris Pratt, and Bryce Dallas Howard, who was in the most recent films, are joined by Jurassic Park alums Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum, and promise a thrill-seeking adventure that harkens back to the legacy we knew as kids and permeates with fan service.
Prime Video’s underrated hit animated comedy, Fairfax, is back for its second season. The adult-themed laugh-fest finds four middle-school-aged friends, voiced by Kiersey Clemons, Jaboukie Young-White, Peter S. Kim, and Skylar Gisondo, who chase clout that they hope can change their lives and make them popular — or at least internet famous.
With featured appearances by JB Smoove, John Leguizamo, Billy Porter, and Yvette Nicole Brown, this is a coming-of-age comedy that touches on familiar beats and experiences, we know and love, while delivering them in a 21st-century manner.
Making its debut on Netflix is Queen Latifah and Adam Sandler’s sports drama, Hustle. Sandler plays a washed-up basketball scout who discovers a generation streetball star in Spain, while Latifah helps to balance the cast as his supportive yet strong-willed wife. It has an intriguing look and a host of popular NBA players to book, making Hustle one to sit down, grab your popcorn, and watch while awaiting the next round of the 2022 NBA Finals happening IRL.
Live at the Experience:
Amanda Seales, a comedian, actress, social justice advocate, and all-around dope human being, has announced her upcoming live experience, The Black Outside Again Tour, which starts on Friday, June 24, in Brea, CA at Brea Improv.
Armed with an undeniable sense of humor, intellectual wit, and a pop culture obsession that would make your head spin, Seales’ upcoming stand-up comedy tour is one to buy three tickets for, if only to also participate in her hit variety game show, Smart, Funny & Black.
Tickets went on sale earlier this week, Monday, June 6, which you can cop now, and you can see all the stops she’ll make on the way below.
THE BLACK OUTSIDE AGAIN TOUR DATES:
June 24 - 26 – Brea, CA – Brea Improv ^+
July 15 - 17 – Raleigh, NC – Raleigh Improv ^+
July 22 - 23 – Washington, DC – Kennedy Center ^~
August 12 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre ^+
August 13 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall ^+
August 19 – Los Angeles, CA – The Novo ^~
September 09 – Minneapolis, MN – Orpheum Theatre +
September 10 – Indianapolis, IN – Old National Centre +
September 16 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit +
September 30 – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center +
October 15 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre *~
October 29 – Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre ^~
November 04 – Louisville, KY – The Louisville Palace +
November 12 – Philadelphia, PA – Miller Theater +
* Show on sale Wednesday, June 8th at 10am local
^ Non-Live Nation Dates
~ Smart, Funny & Black Dates
+ Stand Up Dates
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Kevin L. Clark is a screenwriter and entertainment director for BET Digital, who covers the intersection of music, film, pop culture, and social justice. Follow him on @IAmKevitoClark.