I will take y’ all back … wayyyyy back to a time where #BET got on everybody’s T.V. after school.
You might always count on BET to be like a buddy keeping that strong after institution lineup with shows like “Cita’s Globe”, “Rap City” as well as the famous “106 as well as Park.” Yet no person can forget the crazy stuff Hits from “Hits of the Road” did.
Hits’ humorous antics, the means he always showed love to HBCUs and his exchange with your average man on the road, constantly had me in splits. 11-year-old me was ruined by his phony funeral on the show (only real followers will certainly keep in mind) just like I was devastated by the program coming to an end. Well, I’m below to claim Hits, whose genuine name is Al Shearer, is alive and also well in reality and also is ready to bring y’ all some new brand-new.
We sat down with Hits who states his favored minutes from the show were “MOO PSI MOO, GETO GUY, and D’Angelo were some of my preferred moments!” He likewise splashed tea about what REALLY happened to his show.
Check out the full meeting below:
TSR: It’s been a long time! What have you been up to since the show?
HITS: It’s INSANE AS HELL to believe Just how much time has passed given that I Did “HITS FROM THE STREETS” from 1999 to 2002!
It seems like yesterday because all over I go somebody is shouting WHAT UP HITS!? Whether it remains in ATL or somebody hanging around of a vehicle driving down Melrose or in Toronto obtaining Mobbed at Carabana, it’s like I left the show yesterday! Everybody From Will Smith To LeBron James constantly states “That S *** was amusing as hell and also you raised me or I matured seeing you!”
So, it’s feels like I never left. I did it for 3 years and also over 400 programs … Throughout the country and also abroad. And, contrary to popular belief, I LEFT THE NETWORK. The show really did not get terminated. They wanted me to remain as well as do at the very least two even more seasons. BET as well as STEPHEN HILLSIDE birthed me and gave me a system to shake out and I will constantly be grateful for that as well as She, WAGER, will always be my other Mommy. But, they wouldn’t let me add on individuals as well as in homes or jump on and in cars and obtain loosened in the streets. Because I became also valuable of a Product as well as investment. So, it quit being enjoyable and It was time to go and also move on to bigger and better things in Hollywood.
So I mosted likely to go do the traditional film “How High”… shout to my N **** s RED & & METH! … I went to star in Punk would certainly on MTV! As well as, Then I did TRL & & Coastline Home with La (Anthony).
After that, I co-starred in the Jerry Bruckheimer film “Magnificence Roadway”. After that I did a couple of guest celebrities on various TELEVISION shows and also starred opposite … the late great Charlie Murphy in “The Hustle.”
I married as well as just took a lengthy break to simply cool considering that I had been going so hard for as long. After that, it was time to get back at it. So, I Starred in and shot a pilot I co-executive created w/ Ashton Kutcher for Funny Central, after that one with Super Firm CAA and most just recently one with the fantastic Aaron Mcgruder at Grownup Swim.
TSR: What was the most effective part concerning being Hits?
HITS: The most effective part of being HITS WAS as well as IS the link to individuals … I have followers from what I call “The Bars To the Conference room,” implying from in jail doing a bid to Chief executive officers of Lot of money 500 business. Whatever profession you were from, you were f ***** g with ME & & I was f ***** g with YOU!
It also allowed me to display the different HBCU’s that were available that young black youngsters had no concept existed as well as would certainly not have actually seen if I had actually not gone to every one of them on my Fall & & Spring University Tours. A lot of individuals state THANKS MALE, due to you I mosted likely to this college or that university or pledged this Fraternity or that Sorority. It was the capability to educate and captivate at the very same damn time. Another added plus was the capability to take a trip and also see every one of the United States as well as abroad like to areas like AFRICA while shooting the show.
TSR: What was you preferred moment on the show?
HITS: My favorite minutes were a lot of to count, yet I ‘d have to say MOO PSI MOO, GETO MALE, as well as D’Angelo were several of my favored minutes! However all of it was EXCELLENT … due to the fact that I was similar to YOU. Regardless Of WHO YOU WERE … the only difference was I was contemporary there enjoying with my BET staff and obtaining shot doing it.
I was a one-man Creeping plant and also YouTube before they were designed!
TSR: You ushered in an age at WAGER. Exactly how has the network changed to you?
HITS: Yeah Male, I was referred to as “The Golden Young boy” of the Network and also I used the title proudly! Yet, it was all of us though with the brand-new shows during Stephen Hill’s peak that altered the game! We were a real DREAM TEAM like The Golden State Warriors. However, that’s what I assume is missing out on from BET now. Don’t obtain me incorrect, It has grown a lot … like with scripted original programs like “Being Mary Jane,” The New Edition Unique and also the Bobby Brown joint. However that’s it. They Required to WAKE UP as well as SPEED UP!!!!!!!!
Someone is sleep at the wheel there. They need to be the ultimate network for Black enjoyment, education, news, service, style, sporting activities as well as everything in between. Think of exactly how much ahead of its time a just how much of an introducing Network it was when it initially appeared as well as where it is currently. It must be like a Tesla, ahead of the game, not blending in as well as attempting to maintain! I’m not despising on the various other networks like TV One or Jump reason I have actually worked with Bounce! However simply assume … we were the inspiration for those networks … currently they are virtually WAGER’s equivalent!
TSR: What do you have coming for the followers?
HITS: A great deal of folks stated they grew up on me and also were captivated by me and also I thank you all for that, but the ride is much from over! I’ve been transforming sandcastles into pyramids … So, keep it secured cause it’s gon na get hot!!! I just ended up “Exactly how High 2” with Lil Yachty & & DC Youthful Fly for MTV & & Universal as well as Kevin Hart’s “Overview To Black History” for NetFlix and also an additional show we’re nearly done producing … As well as something I can’t chat abou that is gon na be dooope with somebody ya’ll recognize EXTREMELY WELL!!!