Celebrity Video Drops

Genius is Common Celebrity Video Drops


*Click on each celebrity's name to watch their GIC YouTube video


 

Actors & Film Producers:



Malik Yoba– Legendary Actor, Filmmaker & Director who played roles in iconic Films & TV productions such as New York Undercover, Empire, Why Did I Get Married, Cool Runnings, etc. Malik has parlayed into Real Estate development and is the owner of  Yoba Development. 


Antonio Fargas – Legendary Iconic Actor who's known for his roles in 1970s blaxploitation and comedy movies, as well as his portrayal as Huggy Bear in the 1970s TV series Starsky & Hutch.


Bill Duke – Legendary Iconic Actor, Director & Film Producer who had roles in major iconic films & TV shows such as Predator, Commando, Car Wash, Menace To Society, Black Lightening, etc.


Rodney Perry – Is a Legendary American comedian, actor, and writer. He is most known for serving as co-host on BET's late-night talk show The Mo'Nique Show where he provided laughs alongside actress and comedian Mo'Nique five nights a week from October 5, 2009, until the show ended on August 16, 2011


Dorien Wilson – Legendary Actor who's is an American actor known for his role as Professor Stanley Oglevee on the UPN sitcom The Parkers, his recurring role as Terrence Winningham on the sitcom Sister, Sister, and his supporting role as Eddie Charles on Dream On.


Tommy Ford – Legendary Actor from the TV Hit Series Martin Lawrence Show. ~RIP


Trina Parks – Legendary Iconic  Actor who was the first Black Bond Girl from the James Bond TV & Film Series.


Christopher “Play” Martin – Legendary Iconic Rapper and Actor from the Rap Duo Kid & Play.


Bern Nadette Stanis – Legendary Iconic Actor from the hit TV Show Good Times.


Michael “Boogaloo Shrimp” Chambers - Legendary Actor in the classic Hip Hop Film Breaking. Michael was credited for teaching the Legendary Singer Michael Jackson how to do his iconic dance move The MoonWalk


Rodney Allen Rippy – Legendary is a former American child actor, television personality, marketing director, producer, and politician. He appeared in TV commercials for the fast-food chain Jack in the Box in the early 1970s, as well as in numerous roles in television and movies.


Tray Chaney – Legendary Actor who appeared on the HBO program The Wire as Poot Carr, which became his most successful acting role. He is also in the Bounce TV soap opera Saints & Sinners as Kendrick.


Nakia Dillard - Legendary Actor, Director, and Film Producer who starred in the critically acclaimed TV Series The Wire. Nakia also acted in the critically acclaimed TV Series Black Lightning, The Wonder Years, and BMF.  Nakia is the Founder of an acting school www.aikanacts


Chrissy "Monroe" Crastanda was an official cast member on VH1 show Love & Hip Hop: New York.


Kip Konweiser – Emmy Award Winning Film Producer with over 45 Emmy Awards.


Gregg Wayans – Nephew of the Legendary Wayans Brothers.


Mike Wayans - Nephew of the Legendary Wayans Brothers.


Craig Wayans - Nephew of the Legendary Wayans Brothers.



Genius Scholars:


Professor James Small - Professor James Small is a Legendary Historian/Scholar & African Sacred Science Specialist.

Professor Small is a Scholar-Activist, Dynamic Speaker, and Organizational Consultant. He is also CEO of Sanaa Lodge Enterprise, Ghana, Ltd., CEO & President, of African-American Management Company, Ghana, Ltd.; International Vice President, of Organization of Afro-American Unity (O.A.A.U.), Priest of Oya, Babalorisha, Ifa Tradition, and past President of the Eastern Region of the Association for the study of Classical African Civilization (ASCAC).



Television Journalist:


Tavis Smiley - Legendary Talk Show Host & Author. Multiple Award-Winner for his outstanding interviewing skills, Tavis was afforded the opportunity to interview the Legendary Musical Genius Prince on several occasions.


Sharon Reed - Legendary is a Legendary Emmy-Award-Winning Host and TV Anchor - theGrio formally Black Channel News, Fmr. Anchor CBS46 in Atlanta, Actor, Producer, etc. Sharon is a supporter of the Genius is Common Movement, and is the 100th celebrity to do an endorsement video drop for the Genius is Common Movement.

 

 

Poets & Writers & Authors:



Nikki Giovanni – Legendary Poet, Activist, & Author.


Clevette "Chyna" Roberts - Poet Laureate of Kinston, N.C.


The Last Poets – Legendary Poets, Activists, Recording Artists, and Authors.


Danny Simmons – Poet, Artist, and elder brother of the legendary Hip Hop Mogul Russell Simmons.


James Ivy Richardson II aka J Ivy - is an American performance poet, spoken word artist, songwriter, and author. He won his first Grammy Award in 2023 with his sixth album, The Poet Who Sat by the Door. Richardson is a three-time HBO Def Poet and is known for his performance on Kanye West's Grammy Award-winning debut album The College Dropout, which featured him on the song "Never Let Me Down" along with Jay-Z. He received an NAACP Image Award for his writing and on-camera narration of the BET documentary Muhammad Ali: The People's Champ.


Omar Tyree- Legendary Bestselling Author. His debut novel Fly Girl gave him critical acclaim. 


JL King – Legendary Bestselling Author who came to fame with his iconic book On the Down Low: A Journey into the Lives of “Straight” Black Men Who Sleep with Men. JL has been Featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show 4 times and has over 

14 Bestselling books. 


Malik Yusef – Legendary Grammy Award Winning Poet who was Featured in many musical projects with the Legendary Rapper Kanye West.

 

 

Activist:


Tarana Burke -Legendary Founder of the #MeToo Movement.



Celebrity Bodyguards:


Big Gene Deal  - Ex Bodyguard to Sean Combs aka Puffy aka P-Diddy. 


 

Singers, Musicians & Manages:


Karyn White - Legendary Singer, Producer, Songwriter, Entrepreneur, Actor.


Lloyd Price – Legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Singer, Music Producer, and Songwriter. ~RIP


Marshall Thompson – Legendary Singer of the Legendary R&B Group The Chi-Lites.


William Heart – Lead Singer of the Legendary R&B Group The Delfonics. ~RIP


Chris Jasper – Legendary Former Singer and Songwriter of the Legendary R&B Group The Isley Brothers.


Melba Moore – Legendary prolific 5 Octave singer and award-winning actress.
Broadway, Contemporary Soul/R&B, Pop, Rock, Jazz, Gospel, and Classical.


Denise Williams - Legendary singer with hits such as "It's Gonna Take A Miracle" & "Free."

 

Shelia Raye Charles – Legendary Singer and daughter of the legendary Raye Charles. ~RIP


William “Smoke” Howard – Lead Singer of the Legendary R&B Group The Ebonys.


Keith Jackson – Legendary Guitarist of the Legendary R&B Group The Chi-Lites. He’s the first cousin of the Legendary R&B Group The Jackson Five.


Susheel Bibbs - Classical Singer, Actress, Filmmaker, Scholar, Author, Educator.


Lil Asmar - Renowned Genius Bass player at 13 years old. He has played with the Legendary Stevie Wonder's Band and has had major Guest appearances on many acclaimed TV platforms including The Steve Harvey Show. 


Jonathan DuBose Jr. – Legendary Guitarist in the Gospel Industry.


Emmanuel “EJ” Johnson – Legendary Lead Singer and Songwriter of the Legendary R&B Group Enchantment.


Paulette McWilliams - Legendary Vocalist who has sung with many legendary singers such as Luther Vandross, Patty Auston, Brenda Russell, and many Jazz greats too vast to mention. She has mentored the Legendary Chaka Khan, and was a key player in connecting her with the Legendary singer Rufus of Rufus and Chaka Khan. 


Kudisan Kai – Legendary R&B Backup Singer of Legendary Singers like Elton John, Chaka Khan, etc.


Fatin – Legendary Singer of the Husband & Wife R&B Duo Kindred The Family Soul.


Natalie “The Floacist” Stewart of the Legendary R&B duo Floetry.


Klymaxx – Legendary R&B Singing Group.


Oran “Juice” Jones – Legendary R&B Singer.


Gary “Little G” Jenkins – Legendary Singer from the Legendary R&B Group Silk.


Joey Sommerville - Legendary Grammy Award-Winning Musician.


Greg Williams – Manager of the Legendary R&B Group Switch.

 

 

Football & Boxing  & Basbeltball Legends:



James “Bone Crusher” Smith - Ex Heavy Weight Champ is a former professional boxer who competed from 1981 to 1999, and held the WBA heavyweight title from 1986 to 1987.


Donnell Woolford – NFL Legend who was a three-time All-Madden Team Member and a 1993 Pro Bowler Donnell finished his pro career with the Carolina Panthers in 1999.


Collette V. Smith – First Black Woman to Coach in the history of the NFL.


Dr. Ronnie Carr - All-Star basketball player famed for making the first 3-point shot in college basketball history. Dr. Carr has been inducted into the Western Carolina Athletics Hall of Fame.

 


Politicians:



Ret. Senator Barbara Robinson – Senator of the 40th District of Baltimore, Maryland.



Ret. Mayor Dr. Frank Gilliam - One-term Mayor of Jersey City in the state of New Jersey.



Master Chefs:


Master Chef Ashbell McElveen – Is a Legendary Master Chef who cooked for several US Presidents, dignitaries & potentates. Chef McElveen is the Founder of The James Hemmings Society. James Hemmings was America's first foodie who while enslaved was responsible for many global American iconic dishes.



Genius Speakers:



Dr. George C. Fraser – Legendary Motivational Speaker, Author, and Entrepreneur. Dr. Frazier is the Chair and CEO of FraserNet, Inc., a company he founded some 20 years ago with the vision to lead a global networking movement that brings together diverse human resources to increase opportunities for people of African descent.



Dr. Stan Harris aka Mr. Breakthrough - Legendary Motivator Break Through Speaker who uses Motivation, Inspiration, Education & Martial Arts Demonstrations to assist you in reaching your dreams!





Genius Voice-Over Artist:



Mark Neeley – Legendary Voice-Over Actor who did voice-overs for The NFL’s Superbowl and Huggies commercials.  



Ex-Gangster Prison & Street Legends:


Kenneth Gilmore is known as a Gangster's Gangster who did 31 years straight in many prisons. He was a major shot-caller in those prisons. Kenneth aka KG got kicked out of several maximum prisons and even got kicked out of the same prison multiple times. Since his release from prison, he has turned his life around and is the Founder & Executive Director of Home of Crime Prevention & Life Skills Speakers & Workshops, Inc. 646) 741-2333 www.crimepreventionworkshops.com



Hip-Hop Legends:



Kurtis Walker aka Kurtis Blow – Legendary Rapper & Actor is an American iconic rapper, singer, songwriter, record/film producer, b-boy, DJ, public speaker, and minister. He is the first commercially successful rapper and the first to sign with a major record label.


VanSilk – Legendary HIP-HOP AMBASSADOR.


DoItAll Dupré – Legendary lead Rapper from the Legendary Rap Group Lords of the Underground.


Frank Hatchett – Legendary Grammy Award Winning Music Producer & Engineer who produced music for Lauren Hill’s classic The Miseducation of Lauren Hill. ~RIP


GrandMaster Melle Mel - Legendary Rapper of the Legendary Rap Group GrandMaster Flash and The Furious Five MCs. The Rap Group has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.


Rahiem – Legendary Rapper of the Legendary Rap Group GrandMaster Flash and The Furious Five MCs. The Rap Group has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.


RockWilder – Legendary Rap Music Producer who produced for legends such as Janet Jackson, Busta Rhymes, 50 Cent, etc.


DJ Kay Slay – Legendary DJ. ~RIP


MC Easy A.D. – Legendary Rapper of the Legendary Rap Group The Cold Crush Brothers.


DJ Tyrone The Mixologist – Legendary DJ who was the world’s first Hip-Hop record scratcher.


Derek Showard aka GrandMixer DST – is Legendary DJ who is a Member of The Mighty Zulu Nation.


Kool Kyle The Starchild – Legendary Hip-Hop DJ.


Alonzo “Lonzo” Williams – Dubbed The Godfather of West Coast Hip-Hop. Lonzo was responsible for the careers of the following Legendary Rappers & Music Producers Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Easy E, and the Legendary Rap Group NWA.  


Eddie Cheeba – Legendary #1 Club DJ in New York City in the 70s.


Claude Paradise Gray – Hip-Hop Legend dubbed The Arkitect of the Legendary Rap Group X-Clan.


Kool DJ Red Alert – Legendary Hip-Hop DJ.


Ced-Gee Miller – Legendary Producer and Rapper of the Legendary Rap Group Ultramagnetic MCs.


Todd Thomas aka Speech – Legendary Rapper from the Legendary Rap Group Arrested Development.


Charlie Rock – Legendary B-Boy of The Mighty Zulu Nation.


Prince Po – Legendary Lead Rapper of the Rap Group Organized Konfusion.


Tawan Smith aka Trigger tha Gambler & his brother Damon Smith aka Smoothe da Hustler – Legendary Rappers. (Only Tawan did a video drop for the Genius is Common Movement).


DJ Speed – Legendary Rapper.


MARQUEE – Legendary Female Rapper of the Legendary Female Rap Group “Femme Fatale.”


Kevin Carson - professionally known as DJ. Kevie-Kev Rockwell – Legendary Hip-Hop DJ.


Capital X – Legendary Rapper for Prisoner Rights and member of the Guerrilla Republik Scandinavia.


Rabb Love – Founder of the Legendary Clothing Brand Guerrilla Republik.