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Tubi Honors Black History Month With Thousands of Hours of Premium Black Cinema

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Tubi, FOX Entertainment’s free streaming service, will honor Black History Month with a celebration of stories, voices and triumphs, featuring thousands of hours of Black film and television. To anchor this month-long tribute, the service will debut two all-new Tubi Originals: musical drama HOWARD HIGH, directed by Christopher B. Stokes (“You Got Served”), premiering Friday, February 4; and PASS THE MIC, a two-hour Tubi Original documentary spotlighting the careers of Lil Nas X, Lizzo and Kendrick Lamar, debuting Wednesday, February 16. And starting Wednesday, February 2, Tubi will be the only place where viewers can stream the entire first season of FOX’s OUR KIND OF PEOPLE for free.

In addition to HOWARD HIGH and PASS THE MIC, more than 1,400 Black Cinema titles will be available on Tubi throughout Black History Month, including the award-winning documentary “I Am Not Your Negro”; “Sorry to Bother You,” starring LaKeith Stanfield; “Bessie,” featuring Queen Latifah, Michael K. Williams, Mo’Nique and more; “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”; and “The Jacksons: An American Dream”; as well as Tubi Originals TWISTED HOUSE SITTER, MOST WANTED SANTA and GIRLS GETAWAY GONE WRONG.

“As home to the largest free collection of Black Cinema, Tubi is dedicated to empowering and elevating Black voices and stories year-round,” said Adam Lewinson, Chief Content Officer, Tubi. “We’re honored to celebrate Black History Month with a super-charged offering of premium programming, including two exciting new Tubi Originals — the high-energy musical drama HOWARD HIGH and the inspiring documentary PASS THE MIC.”

Premiering February 4, HOWARD HIGH follows a high school musical group that must compete against a rival school in order to save their arts program, while also battling issues from the inside. Based on the 2020 hit TV mini-series, which will be available on Tubi during Black History Month, HOWARD HIGH is an entertaining and fun-loving film that also sheds light on the challenges students and school arts programs face in underfunded neighborhoods. In addition to director Christopher B. Stokes, the film from Footage Films features an ensemble cast that includes Chrissy Stokes (“Southland”), Anthony Lewis (“Madea’s Farewell Play”), Earanequa Carter, Lindsay Davis, Veronika Bozeman (“Karen”), Jarell Houston (“You Got Served”), Christian Gonzalez and Kida Burns (“Battlefield America”), as well as Keith Sweat, Marques Houston, Ross Fleming, Hannah Malone, Deonte Jackson, Rayan Lopez, Diany Arias, Asha Franklin and Lindsay Diann. Additionally, the HOWARD HIGH original soundtrack will drop on February 4 on all digital platforms.

Premiering February 16, Tubi’s two-hour documentary from FOX Alternative Entertainment, PASS THE MIC, celebrates the careers of Lil Nas X, Lizzo and Kendrick Lamar, risk-takers and rebels who have used music as a way to shatter stereotypes and overcome adversity, embodying the indomitable spirit symbolic of the Black experience. While they build on the movements of those that came before them, they are igniting their own movements – and inspiring a new generation – to ensure their influence will live on.

Additionally, starting on February 2, Season One of FOX’s OUR KIND OF PEOPLE’s will be available on Tubi. The series was inspired by Lawrence Otis Graham’s provocative, critically acclaimed book, “Our Kind of People: Inside America’s Black Upper Class,” and takes place in the aspirational world of Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, a historical stronghold where the rich and powerful Black elite have come to play for more than 50 years. From writer and executive producer Karin Gist (“Star,” “Grey’s Anatomy”) and executive producer Lee Daniels (“Empire,” “The United States Vs. Billie Holiday”), OUR KIND OF PEOPLE follows a strong-willed, single mom as she sets out to reclaim her family’s name and make an impact with her revolutionary haircare line that highlights the innate, natural beauty of Black women. But she soon discovers a dark secret about her own mother’s past that will turn her world upside-down and shake up this community forever. The show is a soapy, thrilling exploration of race and class in America and an unapologetic celebration of Black resilience and achievement.  Produced by 20th Television and FOX Entertainment, the series stars Yaya DaCosta (“Chicago Med,” “Whitney”), Morris Chestnut (THE RESIDENT), Joe Morton (“Scandal”), Nadine Ellis (“Let’s Stay Together”), Lance Gross (“Hawaii 5-0”), Rhyon Nicole Brown (“Empire”), Kyle Bary (“Ginny & Georgia”), Debbi Morgan (“Power Book II: Ghost,” “All My Children”) and newcomer Alana Bright.

Additional titles available on Tubi during Black History Month include “A Weekend with the Family,” “Boy Bye,” “Unbanned: The Legend of AJ1,” “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman,” “The Bernie Mac Show,” “Jacob’s Ladder” (2019), “A Woman Called Moses,” “A Raisin in the Sun,” “Why Do Fools Fall in Love?,” “ATL,” “Devil in a Blue Dress,” “Death at a Funeral” and more.

Tubi, a division of FOX Entertainment, is an ad-supported video-on-demand service with over 35,000 movies and TV shows, including a growing library of Tubi originals, 65+ local and live news and sports channels, and 250+ entertainment partners, featuring content from nearly every major Hollywood studio. Tubi gives fans of film, television, news and sports an easy way to discover new content that is completely free.

Tubi is available on Android and iOS mobile devices, Amazon Echo Show, Google Nest Hub Max, Comcast Xfinity X1, Cox Contour, and on OTT devices such as Amazon Fire TV, Vizio TVs, Sony TVs, Samsung TVs, Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X | S, and soon on Hisense TVs globally. Consumers can also watch Tubi content on the web at www.tubi.tv.

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Jason Warrior Is Not Letting Up

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NBC’s The Voice, The Four, Sunday Best, and American Idol all have one thing in common. Care to guess? Jason Warrior! Jason is one of the star talents that can be seen on a variety of national television shows.

The American national performer started his journey in Season 11 of The Voice, a reality streaming program on NBC, in which he was a member of Team Blake.  Born and raised in Chicago, Jason is not afraid of putting it all out on the stage, and in return fans love most for it.  Along with The Voice, Jason also appeared on Season 1 of The Four, Season 9 of Sunday Best, and Season 9 of American Idol.

Despite receiving unfair treatment, Jason did not let opinions and negativity make him doubt his talent.  His latest single, “Love on You”, possess’s visuals with a fire heat signature of passion as he performs. 

Jason’s music is living proof that controversies and viral videos are short-lived and it is the effort and talent that has consequence.  His viral video of The Four, where he’s seen calling out Megan Trainor, a famous singer and judge of The Four, for her unjust behavior earned him a certain notoriety that caused an unfortunate backlash.  Jason Warrior has learned from his experiences on these television programs, using the critiques to continuously evolve.  Despite being involved in a few controversies on television, Jason’s hustle did not cease.  With an enormous total of 72.5k followers on Instagram and 68.2k subscribers on YouTube, Jason is a luminary in his city.

If music is an art, Jason is a Michaelangelo. If music is creativity, Jason is a Jimi Hendrix.  Jason doesn’t set limits on himself and believes it ridiculous to keep himself in one place when he can reach a variety of groups at anytime. 

Follow @iamjasonwarrior on Instagram! 

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Afrobeats record producer and artist Lancky Cresco releases “All This”

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Multifaceted Nigerian-American artist and record producer Lancky Cresco today shares a brand new single titled, “All This.”

The talented artist renowned for his cross-genre sound palette of Hip Hop, R&B & Afrobeats strikes again with this cathartic record that has him wear his heart on his sleeve. “All This,” is a creative blend of sounds and melodies that incorporates various elements into it – making for a dynamic work of art that sets the tone for who Cresco is.

Combining strummed guitars, haunting background cacophony, rhythmic shakers, among a raft of sounds, this Lancky cut, like the majority of his works, is sticky with emotion, grosses a fullness about it, and has an almost heartbroken texture. Subject matter wise, Lancky is in a lamentation state of an ex-lover as he combs through different feelings to share this powerful record. The track is a well-rounded effort of pain. 

“Looking at the world around us we have all this beauty, we need to take time to appreciate it,” Lanky Cresco says.

Lancky, who has made a name for himself for managing to bridge traditional influences of music with a modern approach, follows this song after his earlier releases “DONGOYARO” & “Super Glue.”

“Helping people is what is making me dedicate my life to music,” he says. “I believe music can change the world, and I want to contribute my music to uplift people, changing the world one step at a time.”

His bombastic vibes are clear for everyone to vibe to on “All This.” He has previously stated his music “is medicine for good mind and body” and this recipe is again reinstated on his latest single. 

He started making music from an early age while he was in elementary school in Nigeria before joining the choir to further his prowess on the drums. With a profound background in music, he has now developed his craft into a full-throttle music production craftsman and mix engineer that conjures savory sounds that exude feel-good vibrations. He is also a singer by design and can stir up different inflections and melodies to deliver meaningful messages through song. 

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DJ MADOUT Is Elite At His Craft, A Recap!

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During the 90s, hip hop and reggae music exploded onto the forefront of the world, reaching their highest level of recognition and artist development. Music was at its prime from artists such as Jay-Z, Biggie, Gregory Isaacs, Bounty Killa, and Black Eyed Peas. This era in rap and dancehall-inspired many current emcees, singers, and disc jockeys of today’s mainstream. Motivated by his predecessors to create a distinctive atmosphere with the spin of record, it was only a matter of time before the clubs began going insane about a rising spin master, DJ MADOUT.


Disc jockey extraordinaire DJ MADOUT was not only known as a music geek who was always “extra early and always in front” when it came to music classes. Professionally trained on the saxophone and trombone, MADOUT’s ear for music began to grow and mature with sounds, beats, and notes. MADOUT was often inspired by the blended sounds of planes, trains, horns, and beatboxing influenced by the Caribbean and New York City life. A crazy combination, to say the least, MADOUT found music through all aspects of life. Influential reggae greats like Sizzla to alternative bands like Green Day greatly impacted MADOUT’S style. Like most New Yorkers, MADOUT knew that success would only happen through hard work, hustle, and the daily grind. Surrounded by the nightlife culture, the go-getter T positioned himself as a promoter. He not only coordinated many social events but also secured entertainment and even used his craft as a DJ to amplify the crowd to the highest possible level.


Known within the Bronx for the “Livest” parties, MADOUT has become a music spin man all flock to hear. People across the tri-state area anticipate his annual affairs, such as Punk Rock and Pajama Pillow Fight, among other events. He has spun for countless musicians such as Lloyd Banks, Fred DA God Son, Shaggy, Sean Paul, Marley’s, Gucci Mane, Juelz Santana, and Ace Hood, to name a few. He has also mixed for HOT 97’s WHO’S NEXT, Beauty Franchise Sephora, The Legendary Suez Rendezvous, DJ Kay Slay STR8 STUNTING Magazine, VH1’s Love & Hip Hop ATL Stevie J, and VH1’s Black Ink Crew Members Puma & Sassy and many more.


This young DJ is not only in our tri-state but is also traveling and hitting the world by storm as he recently toured the Caribbean Islands, Australia, and the UK. Be on the lookout for MADOUT as the world is gearing up to go MAD about him. He’s is one of one and you need to book him asap. His Instagram is @Djmadout.

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