Connect with us

Published

on

It’s a new day, new year, and we have a new attitude at HeyMikeyATL. We understand that our previous lists have been the talk of the town (and a few death threats), so we decided to let previous list makers decide who in the web community is making moves.

These individuals all have the potential for greatness and in some cases are one break out role from being the next big Web Star in their own right. Meet the Next 15–Rising Web Stars to Watch in 2018!

#15.

Caleb Perry

caleb perryKnowing who you are and where you are going are two of the most invaluable tools to have in any game of life. Singer and actor, Caleb Perry, is definitely winning since he has both in copious amounts. We came across Caleb courtesy of Rahim Brazil’s Twisted where he plays the role of “Alex,” a street hustler determined to care for his older brother. Caleb knocks this role out the park, but it is his music that really has us tantalized. Check out his single, Nothing But Love from his EP, To the Top–you’ll find yourself baby making–or at least practicing to make one when you hear it!

caleb perry#14.

Cardo Wanzer

cardo wanzerWe really miss our Pharm Boys (Tyson, wassup?), but we understand all good things must come to an end. Not for Cardo Wanzer, however, 2018 is shaping up to be his year. Word on the wind is this kid will be appearing in quite a few web series this year alongside the likes of Brandon Karson, Rico Pruitt, Rahim Brazil, and Chris June. If Pharm is any indication of Cardo’s acting prowess then we have really just scratched the surface of his potential. Think icebergs–small peak, vast depth and reach! We see you Cardo Wanzer and from one blerd (black + nerd) to another we salute you!

cardo wanzer #13.

Channing Harral

channing harralRespect the grind, admire the hustle, and worship the talent. These are three actions due to Mr. Channing Harral. We have known of him for years, but became fans of his talent thanks to the web series T.R.A.D.E. Channing is a natural at the acting game and his talent is only rivaled by his desire to be one of the best. You will be able to see more of this rising star this year as he stars in HD Productions’ newest web series, House Boys.

channing harral in T.R.A.D.E. #12.

Desjuan Zaire

desjuan zaire The roles that always stand out to us on web series always come from characters that are marginalized. In the case of Desjuan Zaire, his character, “King,” a college student struggling with social anxiety disorder was all too real. It is easy to dismiss disorder or mental disabilities until you action see them in action and how the affect someones life and interaction with others. Desjuan definitely pulled this off making us love and hate King, all while bringing some much needed attention to a little discussed issue in the community. This year, however, Desjuan takes on bigger tasks as he tackles new web series and roles on HD Productions.

#11.

Martel Star

martel star“I got a grind, won’t stop, hustle won’t quit Shine like no other, I be on some other shit…” Those may be the words to TI’s hit single, Go Get It, but they were never more appropriate than when it comes to actor, rapper, and rising web star, Martel Star! Martel knows the rise to fame is a gradual one, and the price to breathe rarefied air involves constant practice, sacrifice, and most of all diligence. Martel stars on 7th & Love, as well as Rahim Brazil’s Twisted where he plays the role of “Nick.” Martel’s versatility in his roles, amazing sense of humor, and dedication has earned him the awe and respect of his peers and the respect of many of us here at HeyMikeyATL. 

martel star#10

November

november hey mikey atlWhat’s in a name? EVERYTHING when your name is November–you are either extremely unique and destined for greatness or some poor woman’s attempt to be different in naming her child something unconventional. When it comes to New York rapper and actor, November, the former statement is definitely the case. This amazing guy is one of the few straight web stars on this list and more interestingly has become a fan favorite thanks to his role as “Duke” on Rahim Brazil’s Twisted. You would never know this is his first role and more importantly that he is quite the rapper and producer. November’s non nonsense, get the job done, “it ain’t personal approach” makes him a joy to work with and definitely a force to reckon with. There is no limit to what November can accomplish, especially when his wife, Ebony Spratley(Ebony Inc. PRC), is one of the rising publicist in Atlanta. We may very well be witnessing the rise of The A’s next power couple!

november #9.

Brentley Bawn

brentley bawnBrentley Bawn where have you been all our lives? Making power moves apparently. Brentley is one half of the power couple known as The Bawns. However, his husband’s accomplishments should never eclipse his own. Brentley is multi-talented, being an actor as well as a very gifted singer. We love him as “Cory” in Bawn TV’s Cheetah In August, and his brief cameo in About Him Freshman Year (H.I.M.) definitely set the tone to just how crazy Damien’s (Brandon Karson) first year of college would be. Still, 2018 may very w ell shape up to be his year as he releases a new album and continues to make moves throughout the entertainment and music industries. (Side note, we miss you BB!)

brentley bawn #8.

Sherrod Willis

sherrod willis Your past does not define your future. Indeed, it is within every man’s power to radically change his life’s destiny and fulfill his wildest dreams. Sherrod Willis seems to be doing just that as he grinds his heart out to become a respected actor and true professional. He knows a setback is truly a hiccup on the road to greatness. Others are seeing that as well as he nabbed roles on web series like Steel River, Tex Brown, Dirty Talkand soon you can catch him on a new web reality series, G-Status! We see you Sherrod, just know in time you will accomplish wonders…

sherrod willis #7.

Rion Deshon

rion deshon“Jeepers Creepers, where’d you get those peepers?” And how are you stealing our hearts? Those are the questions we find ourselves asking whenever Rion Deshon is on screen. When we first heard Signal 23 TV was making a prequel to Steel River we had our reservations, being attached to the original series. However, Rion’s portrayal of a young “Ivan” was moving and in many ways relatable. We all know what it’s like to fall for someone who just won’t fall back! His portrayal of “Emmett” in About Him Revolution so him take on a stronger, darker role as he fought for gay rights in the second season of the anthology series.

rion deshon #6.

Eli Liberty

eli libertyThe most valuable guy in the world will always be one who can make you laugh; and that’s exactly what Eli Liberty brings whenever he shows up and shows out! Eli is one helluva a comedian, and his series, About Percy, brings some much needed diversity to the Web World. (Why so serious guys?) To not know Eli is a true disservice to yourself and disrespectful of his talents. The kid WORKS and makes everyone around him live a little, just check him out in Signal 23 TV’s movie, The Big Gay Hangover. You may try and tell him to “shut his fat ass up,” (DISCLAIMER: we are not size-ist, watch his shows and you’ll get the joke) but we will be quick to remind you he is a rising star. Don’t worry Mr. Liberty we got your back!

eli liberty#5.

Zahir Roberts

zahir This guy here has us channeling Bruno Mars and Cardi B! “…out here drippin’ in finesse, It don’t make no sense, Out here drippin’ in finesse You know it, you know it!” When it comes to Zahir there are other web stars that come just as hot, but very few are as well put together. Zahir first came on our radar thanks to About Justin. There, this dark skinned wonder not only won us over with his talent and sex appeal, but as we learned more about him that really big BRAIN of his. It’s easy to be sexy, but when you have something of substance to say and a vision for your life that is the real prize. Zahir joins Chris June on his new radio show Last Call w/ Chris June and currently stars in The Big Gay Hangover and About Him The Revolution. You be sure to catch him in all of his projects, trust he is definitely worth the watch–it’s poetry people.

zahir#4.

Trey Love

trey loveBREATHE! Then inhale the exuberance and amazement that is Trey Love. Trey is the star of one the net’s newest and hottest web series, Breathe. Here he is re-imagined as Trey Love a famous local performer in Charlotte, North Carolina who has dreams of stardom, but struggles with his sexuality thanks to his disapproving mother. Trey is amazing actor, and it is no easy task to be the face of  a series no matter how big or small. He handles his growing popularity with fun, grace, poise, and most of all humility. We cannot wait to see what is next for him. Kudos, Trey, Kudos!

trey love#3.

Nelson J. Davis & Toni Bryce

We had a tie! Both of these amazing people tied in votes for third place!

nelson j. davis The love and respect for Nelson J. Davis are very real on the net! He first came on our radar via few angry fan post insisting he be apart of our list of the ten hottest Web Stars on the net. In a rare admission of guilt we have to say they were right as Nelson is extremely hot! He is also extremely BOOKED having starred in a number of web series in the last two years including Christian Brothers, Bondage, Raising Eli, and To Catch The Killer. Nelson shows no signs of slowing down and rumor has it he is executive producing and starring in even more series this year!

nelson j. davis


toni bryceSome people truly do have raw talent and when it comes to this acting game Toni Bryce has the lion’s share. This woman is a true natural and she reps hard for the transgender community. It is hard to believe that Twisted is here first starring role, but after watching her in action we see why Rahim Brazil cast her as his leading lady, “Vanessa.” On Twisted, she plays a former prostitute who reforms and runs a local clinic to help others through drug addiction and HIV. Toni rarely sees just how much of a bombshell she is, but we know rising star when we see one and this girl is a real class act.

toni bryce in red dress#2.

Donta Hensley

donta hensley There is something seriously sexy and inspirational about a man who is all about his craft. Donta Hensley is one helluva an actor who takes amazing pride in all of his work. Currently he stars as “Mark” in Tyson Anthony’s Honest Men, a web series that not only explores sexuality, but the complicated relationships between fathers and sons–subject matter no web series, let alone few mainstream series have dared to do. For Donta, acting seems to be as easy as breathing to him which only proves his mettle as actor and true professional. We cannot wait to see him in his upcoming project, Angel Food. Who is “Jackson Smith?”

donta hensley #1.

Jaquay Wilkerson

jaquay wilkerson The best feeling in the world happens when you get to do what you love and experience all the amazing things that come along with that. This must be how Jaquay Wilkerson feels as he has quickly risen up the ranks at Signal 23 TV to become the face of the network in a relatively short amount of time. Uncle Joey, About Him Revolution, The Big Gay Hangover, and Kingdom Heights are all series he has given audiences nationwide laughs, tears, and a lot of love. In person this kid is extremely charming and humble, with the ability to win you over with his swag, finesse, smile, and good nature. Jaquay is doing a lot of things right and we cannot wait to see what 2018 holds for him. You can be sure we will be watching, and you will be too–because he is simply irresistible!

jaquay wilkerson

Web Star Watched

Homecoming? Rico Pruitt (@TheRicoPruitt) Returns to Signal23TV!

It has been quite awhile since Rico Pruitt’s name has run through the blogosphere. As always, the boy delivers some banging news. In a surprise turn of events Rico seems to have a new lease on life and has opted to return to the network that made him popular, Signal23TV!

Published

on

rico pruitt

It has been quite awhile since Rico Pruitt’s name has run through the blogosphere. As always, the boy delivers some banging news. In a surprise turn of events Rico seems to have a new lease on life and has opted to return to the network that made him popular, Signal23TV!

signal 23 television

As you may recall Rico left Signal23TV nearly two years ago, accusing the network of mishandling his money and plaguing his life after starring in shows, “About Him” and its spin off, “About Justin.” He then went on to do independent projects that included a short porn stint and web series, “Too LIT” and “DM Diaries” with his now ex-boyfriend, ArQuez. We spoke to Rico about this turn of events, early last week, and he had the following to say:

rico pruitt

“It’s the right time in my life to return and make amends. I realize I was not ready for the fame and opportunities my time with them [Signal23TV] afforded me…Now I’m out here running my own life and doing things my way. It’s time to get back to what I love, which is acting, and really make some boss moves. Stay tuned this is only the beginning of big things!”

We are happy to see Rico getting back to real acting and blazing his own path. His reconciliation with Signal23TV shows a lot of growth and both sides willingness to allow bygones to be bygones and perhaps recreate the days of old when the network was nothing short of a phenomenon. The “signal” has been lit–pun intended–and we are excited to see all the great things coming from this reunion. Check out the promo Signal23TV released welcoming our boy back! Good luck Rico!

Hot right? What do you guys think of Rico’s return to Signal23TV, sound off in the comments section below!

Continue Reading

Music Video

[VIDEO] The King Returns! Rahim Brazil (@rahimbrazil) Releases New Music Video & Teases New Album!

We love our Web Stars here at HeyMikeyATL, as indicated by our content and numerous lists–yes we decide who and what’s poppin’ in the Web World! When it comes to who’s poppin’ right now Rahim Brazil sits near the top of our list with two hit web series, Twisted and Cheaterz Never Win, he has created and now his long awaited return to music with a promo video for his forthcoming album entitled Elevated.

Published

on

rahim brazil

We love our Web Stars here at HeyMikeyATL, as indicated by our content and numerous lists–yes we decide who and what’s poppin’ in the Web World! When it comes to who’s poppin’ right now Rahim Brazil sits near the top of our list with two hit web series, Twisted and Cheaterz Never Win, he has created and now his long awaited return to music with a promo video for his forthcoming album entitled Elevated.

rahim brazil

The promo video looks pretty amazing and leaves us wondering what we can expect from Elevated. We know Rahim is an awesome rapper and even more amazing performer. We got to see him up close and personal at Twisted star, Martel Star’s album release party for Emerald City. HE WENT IN!

rahim brazil

The grapevine has told us that Rahim may have some collaborations with not only Martel Star, but November as well. Another circulating rumor is he is interested in working with another Web Star turned artist, Kvng David. We have to admit a collaboration between these two would be epic, but the song we heard at Martel’s aforementioned release party, Go Off, would be LIT. Maybe if we mix Eli Liberty in there somewhere too…hmmm… Honestly we would love to see him release a ballad somewhere on his new album. We first fell for Rahim’s music after hearing him sing on Facebook Live late 2016. (Rahim–hint, hint!)

rahim brazil

Rahim Brazil proves yet again that he is living fire, and there really is nothing he cannot do. Check back here for updates on Elevated and a review. You can also catch our boy as he returns back in front of the camera in Twisted 2 this fall! Congrats on EVERYTHING Rahim, we expect nothing but GREATNESS from you!

What do you all think of Rahim’s newest venture? Sound off in the comments’ section below! Happy viewing and future listening!

Continue Reading

Web Star Watched

Poolside Pretty! 10 Web Stars We’re Dying To See Shirtless This Summer!

Memorial Day weekend is upon us and that means lots of sun, barbecue, good times, and SKIN! Yep, the Sun decides to finally show herself after the winter that would not end and we are stoked to see a few hot bods sitting pretty and poolside! We know there are a lot of downright sexy Web Stars, but there are few we definitely want with a few less items of clothing. You’ve seen them sexy, we told you who’s popular, and you already know who’s influential–now learn who we are dying to see WET!

Published

on

poolside pretty top 10 web stars we're dying to see shirtless this summer

Memorial Day is upon us and that means lots of sun, barbecue, good times, and SKIN! Yep, the Sun decides to finally show herself after the winter that would not end and we are stoked to see a few hot bods sitting pretty and poolside! We know there are a lot of downright sexy Web Stars, but there are few we definitely want with a few less items of clothing. You’ve seen them sexy, we told you who’s popular, and you already know who’s influential–now learn who we are dying to see WET!

10.

Toni Bryce

toni bryce

We are currently singing in unison with the late and great Keri Hilson (y’all know she is one single away from UnSung) “All eyes on me when I walk in, no question that that this girl’s a 10, don’t hate me ’cause I’m beautiful!” Ms. Brynce believe us when we tell you we don’t hate you! Toni has been making some serious moves in the last year we have known and becoming more and more gorgeous by the day. Whether she’s getting “Twisted” on set with Rahim Brazil and company, or “kiki-ing” on Girls, her “Pretty Girl Rock” is real, mesmerizing, and her curves would look awesome in a wet suit. Cocktails with Toni anyone? YES PLEASE!

9.

Brandon Karson

brandon karson nude shirtless

Summer is hot and Brandon Karson is FINE! Yes, the man that showed the world it’s all “About Him” still has it and we want it! Brandon consistently serves face, fashion, and verbal ferocity, but as of late he’s been a one man show in making light skinned sexy again. We have to say it is working and we LIVE for his shirtless Instagram Stories. Is there any way we can make them last longer than 24 hours though. IG we need you on that ASAP!

(more…)

Continue Reading
Advertisement

Facebook

Trending

%d bloggers like this: