Although Anthony "Chico" Bean has only been doing stand-up for 5 years, has compiled the experience of a well-seasoned comedian. Through his budding success as an opener for Chris Wiles, Chico became a founding member of the NC Comics All-Stars as well as NC's Freestyle Funny Comedy Show. He has performed all over the country at Comedy Clubs, Colleges and Universities. Recently he just completed a run in New York City which included taking the stage at the renowned Gotham Comedy Club for the Nick Cannon CBS Fresh faces Comedy show. Chico also recently worked as a writer & actor on the upcoming E! network sketch comedy series The James Davis Project.
Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Conceited earned his claim to fame in the critically acclaimed "Motherland of Urban Renaissance" in Harlem, New York. His first major-league battle took place fall of '09 alongside battle rap legends Murda Mook and Loaded Lux's at The Lion's Den. Conceited's new-school style of uncontested delivery, continuous bars, and Lyrical ability swept the rap battle scene like a storm in the night. Conceited and his battle rap crew S.O.N.S. have proven themselves to be industry veterans, ending battle rappers careers league by league, and also establishing a premier battle rap league of their own called THE JUNGLE. He is recognized World-Wide by the rap industry veterans and fans alike, has collected well over 5 million online interest views, won countless battles and prize money, and plans to innovate the underground hip-hop battle scene with his influence.
DC Young Fly has channeled his passion to entertain into over 4 million followers on social media outlets that include Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Vevo. He's even been co-signed by comic legends like Kevin Hart. Along with his comedic endeavors, his most recent musical project "Supplying Pressure" was featured on LiveMixtapes.com. DC's work ethic in music has earned him spots working alongside artists like Kevin Gates, B.O.B, TraetheTruth, and super producer Mike Will.
DJ D-Wrek is one of the most sought after premiere Tour DJ's in the nation! If you can't catch him spinning at some of the hottest clubs and special events across the country, then you'll probably catch him spinning in front of thousands of screaming fans while touring the world with some of the biggest Hip Hop and Pop acts in today's popular music! 2014 marks the 6th straight season that he's been the resident DJ and Master of Ceremonies for MTV2's record breaking and highest rated TV show ever, Nick Cannon Presents "Wild 'n Out!" The Los Angeles transplant honed his DJ and Emcee skills growing up in Northern California's San Francisco Bay Area, a hot bed for talent and home of some of the most popular acts in music today. Touring with numerous artists in different genres, he has hit the road with Christina Milian, E-40, Three 6 Mafia, Big Time Rush, and a host of others. You simply can't tie him down to one style, which makes him arguably the most versatile DJ/Emcee around! With a voice as recognizable as his face, fans will always get a special bonus whether you see him on film, television, or hear him on the airwaves! There's still so much more to come from DJ D-Wrek, in music, television, and film! Rest assured, that he'll continue to be a presence in the entertainment industry for many years to come!
Darren Brand's "ol skool" style of comedy takes his audiences back to the "best times of their lives." When this native of Southern Pines, NC is not with his band of #FFCS brothers, he can be found hosting collegiate events like the Annual Homecoming Step Show at his alma mater, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, which draws over 15,000 attendees. It's no surprise that Brand was named among the 2014 Historically Black College and University's Top 30 Under 30 by national the publication, HBCU Buzz.
DeRay Davis is an American stand-up comedian and actor. DeRay began his career in the comedy clubs. Shortly after moving to Los Angeles, He won the Comedy Central Laugh Riots Competition and was a standout on the Cedric the Entertainer Tour. Best known for his role as Ray-Ray the Hustle Guy in Barbershop and Barbershop 2: Back in Business, Davis has also appeared in other films, including G.I. Joe Retaliation, Semi-Pro and 21 Jump Street. Davis' television roles and appearances have included programs such as Reno 911,BET's ComicView, MTV's Nick Cannon's Wild 'N Out and 'Short Circuitz, and HBO's Entourage. The comedian also sounds on several skits on rapper Kanye West's albums The College Dropout and Late Registration, mostly impersonating Bernie Mac, and also appeared in West's music video for "Through the Wire." Other music video appearances for Davis include Lil' Flip's "Game Over", Chris Brown's "Yo (Excuse Me Miss)," Three 6 Mafia's "Doe Boy Fresh, and Cassie's "Long way to go". Davis is also the host of the new game show on GSN, "Mind of a Man."
Hailing from St. Louis, Hitman Holla was a college athlete, that started battle rapping. He ends every round with either "Ball game", "yett yett", or both. Hitman's style is notable for his aggressive delivery, and uses of techniques such as remixing his bars.
Karlos Miller is the only comedian in the world from the back roads of Oxford, Mississippi! He moved to Atlanta in 2005 to pursue a career as a stand-up comedian. He landed a slot cracking snaps on MTV's "YO MOMMA" and was also featured on season two of Bill Bellamy's "Who's Got Jokes?" In 2008, Karlous was selected to play various roles as a cast member on season two of BET's prank dating show "Hell Date." He has been featured on V-103's Frank and Wanda morning television/radio show, Atlanta's HOT 107.9 as well as a guest on The Mo'nique Show. Karlous has worked with various headlining comedians and artists like Katt Williams, Daniel Tosh, Doug Benson, Case, Guccie Mane, Dem Franchise Boyz, Grandaddy Souf, Big Oomp, Jermaine Dupri, and T.I's Grand Hustle Comedy.
Born and raised in a small town outside of Columbus Ohio, Matt first hit the stage at only 15 years old and never looked back. Through social media he befriended some of the biggest names in the business who immediately spotted his talent and encouraged him to continue growing as an artist. Having opened for comedians like Mike Epps, DL Hughley, Ralphie May, Finesse Mitchell, Tommy Davidson, Dane Cook, Erik Griffin, Tony Rock, Bill Bellamy, and DeRay Davis, Matt has gained the respect of stand-up veteran and audiences alike. Matt is the youngest male ever to be a regular performer at the World Famous Laugh Factory in Hollywood.
Cited by People Magazine as one of the 'Top Ten most successful young people in Hollywood' and featured on the covers of magazine's such as Complex and Black Enterprises' 40 Under 40, Nick Cannon, 32 years old is a successful, multi-faceted entertainer: film star, comedian, TV and radio host, musician, writer, director, executive producer and philanthropist.A San Diego native, Cannon began performing at the age of eight after his grandfather left him several instruments as a gift. Through what Cannon recalls as "a lot of trial and failure" he recorded his first song at home on his boom box. Shortly after, Cannon took the stage to perform his music along with stand up comedy.Cannon headed for Hollywood at the age of 15 and landed gigs at world-renowned comedy venues including The Improv, The Laugh Factory and the Comedy Store. Cannon went on to share the stage with the likes of Chris Tucker, Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock before landing his first television gig as a stand-up audience warm-up for the long running Nickelodeon hit show "All That." Producers quickly recognized Cannon's calling was in front of the camera and he became a regular on the show as well as a writer, making him the youngest staff writer in television history at the age of 17. This path culminated in the creation of "The Nick Cannon Show" which he starred, directed and executive produced, earning him his first Kids Choice Award.While he enjoyed tremendous success on Nickelodeon, Cannon's career catapulted onto the big screen when he made an appearance alongside Will Smith in "Men in Black II" before landing a leading role in the classic feature film "Drumline."That same year he released his own self-titled debut album, and has collaborated with a host of other musicians, such as Kanye West, The Neptunes, Diddy, Mary J. Blige, Will Smith, R. Kelly and E-40 on soundtracks and other projects.In 2005, MTV debuted "Nick Cannon Presents Wild N Out," an improv comedy show with musical performances that Cannon created, produced and hosted which eventually became one of MTV's highest rated shows in the network's history, airing new episodes for four consecutive seasons. Due to popular demand, Cannon will be bringing Wild N Out back with a new cast of talent, which will premiere July 2013 on MTV2.In 2006, Cannon was featured in the Emilio Estevez written and directed film "Bobby," a fictionalized account of the hours leading up to the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. His performance earned him a 2007 SAG nomination for "Outstanding Performance" in addition to becoming the first African American Actor in history to be honored at the world renowned Cannes Film Festival with the "Breakthrough Actor of the Year" award.Cannon's other film credits include "Louis" in "Garfield: The Movie," "Underclassman" which he also executive produced, "Shall We Dance," "Roll Bounce" and Sundance Film Festival featured films "Weapons," "American Son," and the psychological thriller, "The Killing Room."In 2007, Cannon was asked by FBC to host their annual "Teen Choice Awards" and was then invited by President Obama to DJ and host ABC's highly successful "Presidential Inaugural Neighborhood Ball" the following year. Shortly after, NBC tapped him to host their hit show, "America's Got Talent," helping them draw in record-breaking viewership. Cannon returns as the hit show's host for the fifth season in row this year.Returning to his roots as a stand up comedian, Cannon produced his own stand-up comedy special "Mr. Showbiz" in 2011 which debuted on Showtime, taking the #1 spot and posting the networks highest numbers in all key demos and total viewers for a Comedy Solo Performance since January 2010. In the same year, Cannon also appeared as a series regular on the new Lorne Michaels (Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock) produced NBC scripted comedy show, "Up All Night" opposite Maya Rudolph, Christina Applegate and Will Arnett, earning himself a 2012 NAACP Image Award for "Outstanding Supporting Actor."When he is not in front of the camera or a live audience, Cannon is busy running his highly successful multi-media company NCredible Entertainment, producing TV and film projects, including TeenNick's Annual "Halo Awards," MTV docu-series "Son of A Gun," two "School Gyrls" movies and "Ragz" starring KeKe Palmer for Nickelodeon and most recently directing his first studio film, "The Function" for Lion's Gate which is slated for release later this year. He also inked a multi-year, multi-million first look production deal with NBC Networks to develop scripted and unscripted fare for the network earlier this year and introduced a new sketch comedy show, "Incredible Crew" which premiered on Cartoon Network and has out performed American Idol in all key kids demos.NCredible Entertainment also boasts a successful music division representing artists such as the New Boyz, Cory Gunz, The Rangers, School Gyrls, rising boy band 4Count as well as a product division which introduced a top selling line of NCredible branded headphones at retail nationwide last year in conjunction with Monster Cable Products, Inc. which has become a top seller at retail and boasts sales projections by end of 2013 to exceed $30 million.Noted by the NY Times as "one of the most recognizable personalities in teen media," Cannon also actively serves as the CEO of teen magazine Celebrity High as well as Chairman of TeenNick, Nickelodeon's television network aimed at the teen audience.While his professional body of work keeps him extremely busy, Cannon has always made the time to use his resources and his voice to give back to the community and those in need - working with nationally recognized organizations such as Feeding America, Boys and Girls Club, Do Something, Toys for Tots, Stomp Out Bullying, Lupus Foundation of America and The National Kidney Foundation to name a few - in addition to running his own Nicholas Scott Cannon Foundation.
Winner of 2013 Bay Area Black Comedy Competition & One of the NYC Kings of Comedy Superstar Rip Micheals is named one of comedy's most influential people on stage! Born and raised in Chicago, Il Rip Micheals uses his take no prisoners style to keep audiences entertained and in tears with laughter as he touches on universal issues such as relationships, world issues and therapeutic value of good life. Rip's keen sense of humor has allowed him to appear on such tv shows as Centric According to Him & Her, Starz Stannd Dup, BET's Comic View, Jamie Fox's Laffapoolza, Showtime @ The Apollo, HBO's PDiddy Bad Boys of Comedy, MTV's Wannabees, and Comedy Central.