VIDEO: La La Anthony on 'UNCENSORED' & Brand Nubian on 'UNSUNG' on TV One April
About LaLa Anthony
The world met La La Anthony when she was a sixteen-year-old radio co-host with famed rapper Ludacris on 97.1 in Atlanta, GA. Her success in radio quickly led to a career in television, where she became the host of MTV’s Direct Effect and TRL at the peak of its 90’s popularity. In 2001, she made her acting debut in the romantic comedy Two Can Play At That Game. Viewers couldn’t get enough of La La. In 2010, she married NBA phenomenon Carmelo Anthony on VH1’s reality show “La La’s Wedding,” which immediately spawned another hit show, “La La’s Full Court Life.” The public’s interest in her budding romance led her to write and publish the New York Times best-selling book, “The Love Playbook,” which she followed with “The Power Playbook” in 2015. The La La brand continued to grow with her stage debut in the Off-Broadway show, “Love, Loss and What I Wore,” the launch of a cosmetic and clothing line, and the landing of a recurring role on the Starz hit show, “Power”. Through all the fame and success, La La never forgot her roots. The Brooklyn-born Puerto Rican now spends her time on perhaps her most personal mission yet – working to revive Puerto Rico after the devastating damage caused from Hurricanes
Irma and Maria.
About Brand Nubian
Brand Nubian kicked off the 90s with One For All, a debut album that would go on to be considered one of the Top 100 Rap albums of all time. The group’s three members, Grand Puba, Lord Jamar and Sadat X, were all solo MCs who came together in New Rochelle, NY in the late 80s – each bringing a distinct individual flavor to their music. Their sound combined soulful samples and hip hop beats with socially conscious lyrics rooted in the Five-Percent Nation on Top 5 songs like “Wake Up”, “Slow Down” and “Punks Jump Up to Get Beat Down”. Despite their early success, the group at times drew criticism for pro-black, militant messages, including a music video banned from MTV for featuring a black man in white-face. And internally the group struggled from the start, with lead MC and producer, Grand Puba, exiting the group after disputes during their first album. Grand Puba went on to pursue a successful solo career while Sadat X and Lord Jamar continued to maintain the group until it eventually fell apart in the mid-90s. Although the three members reunited years later, the group broke apart once again. And in the years after the break up, they each struggled with personal drama, from arrests, to painful losses, and continued controversy. In this revealing episode of Unsung, Grand Puba, Lord Jamar and Sadat X keep in real about the rise and fall of Brand Nubian, the message behind their music and where the group is headed today.
UNCENSORED is an edgy new docu-series exploring the intimate lives of some of today’s most notable personalities, debuts on TV One beginning Sunday, February 18 at 10 p.m. ET/9C. The 10-episode biography series gives unprecedented access to stars including Tamar Braxton, Charlemagne Da God, Tiffany Haddish, Le’Andria Johnson, NeNe Leakes, Nia Long, Rick Ross and more, as they personally reveal their own stories, in their own words, in the places their stories unfolded.
UNCENSORED is a dynamic series with each episode capturing the essence of its subject. From the ultimate hustler Rick Ross and his climb from the streets of Miami to the top of hip-hop, to Tamar Braxton stepping out of the shadow of her famous sister and the meteoric rise of comedy’s newest “It Girl” Tiffany Haddish, UNCENSORED presents the stories behind the stars. Through the UNCENSORED lens, viewers get an unfiltered perspective on the journey they have taken to achieve their dreams and pop culture fame.
In its first season, UNCENSORED dives deep into the lives of these celebrated individuals with first-hand accounts of their road to stardom from the stars themselves. They speak directly and candidly about their personal triumphs and successes, the obstacles and challenges they have faced, and the pivotal moments that have shaped their lives and careers. No topic is off limits as they discuss issues relevant to today’s national dialogue such as race relations, drugs and violence, and sexual harassment. In addition to first-person interviews, UNCENSORED uncovers little known facts with an expansive and impressive list of friends and family who know them best.
Through first-hand accounts, interviews with family and friends, and archival footage, each episode of TV One's signature series Unsung sheds much-deserved light on some of the most influential and talented R&B, soul, funk, hip hop, disco, and gospel artists of the last 30 years. Also featuring Avant, Deborah Cox, Shirley Caesar, Blue Magic, Brand Nubian and Lost Boyz, season 12 of TV One's critically acclaimed and award-winning Unsung uncovers the personal triumphs and struggles of these musical legends.