Nick Cannon


Nick Cannon: Game Changer

Story Matthew Shack  
Interview by Matthew Shack & Janel Thomas




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At Social Media Week LA, actor, comedian, rapper, and radio/television personality and host of America’s Got Talent Nick Cannon satdown with the legendary Larry King on his new show on Hulu and ORA TV “Larry King Now” from the historic Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.

Not only was 
The Flow Online in the house, we also were personally chosen by television producers to appear on the show and ask Nick directly about his views on his life and the future of hip-hop.


San Diego native, began his career on TV as a teenager on All That before going on to host The Nick Cannon Show, Wild 'N Out, and America's Got Talent.



He starred as an actor in the cult classics
Drumline, Love Don't Cost A Thing and Roll Bounce along with balancing a rap career as a Jive Records signee. 

The former Nickelodeon star and MTV personality is currently the Chairman of TeenNick and the development and creative consultant of the network. His new label N'Credible Entertainment was launched in 2010. 

Cannon married five-time Grammy winner and International Pop Superstar Mariah Carey on April 30, 2008 and they also have
fraternal twins, Monroe and Moroccan Scott Cannon.


Nick Cannon is definitely a child of the hip-hop culture make no mistake about it:


"I’ve been a hip-hop artist for quite some time actually but I would say I was inspired because I’m a child of hip-hop that’s kind of you know I’m an 80′s baby as they say so I grew up loving everyone from Run DMC to LL Cool J," says Cannon.






On the subject of his health issues, Nick states: 

“Lupus Nephritis, I was diagnosed at the top of the year, it was really scary actually because I had no idea what Lupus Nephritis was, I don’t even know 
Lupe Fiasco like that, but no in all seriousness it’s something I’ve been educated on now, dealing with it and actually helping spread awareness.”






Larry King: Did anger cross your mind when you heard the diagnosis? 

Nick Cannon:
It didn’t, it’s weird when you’re in the hospital room anger isn’t something that comes across. I mean first thing that came to my mind was my family, my kids, my wife, my parents. I was actually more concerned about them.



The Flow's own Janel Thomas follows up Nick's health response with the following:  




If you had anything that you could do differently, how would you do it over?




Nick Cannon: I have no regrets. I believe life is all about the stories you can tell and I have some great stories to tell [both] good and bad. So everything [I’ve done] and I get to sit here with Mr. Larry King? What?? I’m excited about it.


The Flow Online's Executive Editor Matthew Shack gets the interview back on the subject of hip-hop.


Where do you see the state of hip-hop being in the next 10 years from a social media perspective and a multi-media perspective?





Cannon:  I’m so in love with hip-hop right now just because [of] the reason that you said it, because of the beauty of social media and online content a kid can make a song in his bedroom and become the biggest hip-hop star in the world. We’ve seen it happen time and time again and in the past few years. And I believe that it’s going to be even easier.  Actually a lot of people are disappointed where hip-hop is today but it’s more diverse [than] it was in the early 80’s because you can have someone from Chicago who’s a street rapper but you can also have the conscious rapper from Toronto. And you can do it yourself; you don’t need the big labels anymore. So I’m excited about it.


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