TV One's UNCENSORED and UNSUNG to Highlight La La Anthony and Brand Nubian on 4/15
Hip-hop group Brand Nubian is known for combining soulful samples and hip-hop beats with socially-conscious lyrics on Top 5 songs like "Wake Up" and "Slow Down." TV One's signature, award-winning music BIOGRAPHY series "Unsung" sits down with the entire group on Sunday, April 15 at 9/8C to uncover the truth behind the RISE and fall of Brand Nubian.
In the late 80s, Grand Puba, Lord Jamar, and Sadat X came together in New Rochelle, NY, each bringing a distinct individual flavor to their music. They kicked off the 90s with their debut album, One For All, which soon became one of the Top 100 Rap albums of all time. Despite some success, they were criticized for pro-black militant messages. The group also faced internal struggle when lead MC and producer Grand Puba left the group to pursue a solo career while Sadat X and Lord Jamar continued to maintain the group until its eventual break up in the mid-90s. Brand Nubian later reunited before falling apart again as members encountered personal drama, including arrests, painful losses, and continuous controversy.
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. In its second week of premiere, "Unsung" delivered a combined reach of 1.4 million total unique viewers with "Uncensored." Season 12 of TV One's critically acclaimed and award-winning "Unsung" uncovers the personal triumphs and struggles of these musical legends.
Episode Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1idT2cxm-k
A radio co-host turned television star, La La Anthony began her RISE to stardom at sixteen-years-old when she co-hosted with rapper Ludacris on 97.5 in Atlanta, GA. On Sunday, April 15 at 10/9C, the next episode of TV One's hit new autobiography series "Uncensored" will feature countless stories from the best-selling author, business owner, and activist.
La La's success in radio helped her succeed in television when she became the host of MTV's Direct Effect and TRL at the peak of their 90s popularity. In 2001, she made her acting debut in the romantic comedy "Two Can Play That Game," and viewers couldn't get enough of La La. She wrote and published The New York Times' best-selling book "The Love Playbook," along with its sequel, "The Power Playbook." La La's brand continued to grow with her stage debut in the Off-Broadway show "Love, Loss and What I Wore," the launch of her cosmetic and clothing lines, and her recurring role on the Starz hit show "Power." Today, La La makes it her mission to remember her roots by working to revive Puerto Rico after the damages from Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
In its first season, "Uncensored" dives deep into the lives of your favorite personalities as they reveal SECRETS to their success, obstacles they've faced, and how they manage this new world of social media that has helped but sometimes haunted their careers. In its second week, "Uncensored" with Tamar Braxton was the #1 telecast on ad-supported cable at 10 p.m. ET among African-Americans P25-54, experiencing growth over last week's debut among Total P25-54 (+12%) and W25-54 (+5%). The 10-episode autobiographical series gives unprecedented access to stars of film, television, music, and pop culture as they personally reveal their own stories, in their own words, in the places their stories unfolded.