Guide to Being in an Entourage

Are Charles & Jamal trying to be down with Darkanian's crew?

Darkanian's Entourage: The Next Step for Charles & Jamal - Darkanian's usual entourage has taken a brief hiatus and, after getting some help from Charles and Jamal, he suggests the two fill in for them temporarily. Little do Charles and Jamal know what it takes to be in an entourage. Check out steps right here.  (Photo: BET)

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Darkanian's Entourage: The Next Step for Charles & Jamal - Darkanian's usual entourage has taken a brief hiatus and, after getting some help from Charles and Jamal, he suggests the two fill in for them temporarily. Little do Charles and Jamal know what it takes to be in an entourage. Check out steps right here. (Photo: BET)

The Look - Whether you're an entourage, a crew, a posse or a clique, or in the military, there's one thing that's universally understood by those who are not down with your team: the uniform. Not only does everyone have to be well-dressed, but they have to be dressed in a similar decorum. Especially if it's for the red carpet.  (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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The Look - Whether you're an entourage, a crew, a posse or a clique, or in the military, there's one thing that's universally understood by those who are not down with your team: the uniform. Not only does everyone have to be well-dressed, but they have to be dressed in a similar decorum. Especially if it's for the red carpet. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

The Roles - Being in an entourage is like being part of an elite unit. Everyone needs to know what their strengths are and how they can contribute to the cause, even if it means living in someone else's shadow. The TV series Entourage captured it best from the Hollywood perspective. Jerry Ferrara, who played Turtle on the series, was often characterized as the underachiever with big dreams. If you are that dude, just remember there's nothing wrong with that. In time your worth will be proven and where you end up might ultimately prove most valuable.   (Photo: HBO)

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The Roles - Being in an entourage is like being part of an elite unit. Everyone needs to know what their strengths are and how they can contribute to the cause, even if it means living in someone else's shadow. The TV series Entourage captured it best from the Hollywood perspective. Jerry Ferrara, who played Turtle on the series, was often characterized as the underachiever with big dreams. If you are that dude, just remember there's nothing wrong with that. In time your worth will be proven and where you end up might ultimately prove most valuable.  (Photo: HBO)

The Manager - Part of knowing your role is knowing who's best suited to advise the leader. Everyone needs a consigliere. In Second Generation Wayans, George knew how to keep everyone focused.  (Photo: BET Networks)

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The Manager - Part of knowing your role is knowing who's best suited to advise the leader. Everyone needs a consigliere. In Second Generation Wayans, George knew how to keep everyone focused. (Photo: BET Networks)

The Red Carpet - When you're in an entourage, red carpet invitations are the norm and you might find yourself at some that aren't even movie related. Be prepared to smile and always remember to let your group leader shine. You're here because of him. In Charles and Jamal's case, there's no getting in front of Darkanian at these functions. (Photo: Paras Griffin /Landov)

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The Red Carpet - When you're in an entourage, red carpet invitations are the norm and you might find yourself at some that aren't even movie related. Be prepared to smile and always remember to let your group leader shine. You're here because of him. In Charles and Jamal's case, there's no getting in front of Darkanian at these functions. (Photo: Paras Griffin /Landov)

The Ride - No matter where you go, just remember that the situation will dictate the ride. Red carpet event susually require a stretch limousine, whereas brunches on Sunset may require something more casual (like a Bugatti). Make sure to check in with your entourage leader for this information. Who knows, you might be the one driving the car. (Photo: Michael Krinke / Getty Images)

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The Ride - No matter where you go, just remember that the situation will dictate the ride. Red carpet event susually require a stretch limousine, whereas brunches on Sunset may require something more casual (like a Bugatti). Make sure to check in with your entourage leader for this information. Who knows, you might be the one driving the car. (Photo: Michael Krinke / Getty Images)

The Struggle - With all great entourages, almost everyone's known each other for a while and they've managed to support each other through thick and thin. For Charles, Jamal and Darkanian, this isn't quite the case; but that doesn't mean the support isn't there. Charles and Jamal have to be cognizant that they are now inducted into a special group and that their group effort can help catapault Darkanian's career to another level. To put it bluntly: they all started from the bottom.  (Photo: Young Money)

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The Struggle - With all great entourages, almost everyone's known each other for a while and they've managed to support each other through thick and thin. For Charles, Jamal and Darkanian, this isn't quite the case; but that doesn't mean the support isn't there. Charles and Jamal have to be cognizant that they are now inducted into a special group and that their group effort can help catapault Darkanian's career to another level. To put it bluntly: they all started from the bottom. (Photo: Young Money)

The Success - One day you and the crew will reach the top. Ain't nobody messin' with your clique!  (Photo: G.O.O.D. Music)

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The Success - One day you and the crew will reach the top. Ain't nobody messin' with your clique! (Photo: G.O.O.D. Music)