Hollywood Legend Martin Scorsese Dives into TikTok Stardom

By Patricia Anderson October 22, 2023

Famed director Martin Scorsese explores new territory in TikTok, and rap legend Chuck D brings fresh insight into hip-hop's origins in a new podcast.

Our lives often take unexpected detours, and branching into unfamiliar territory is all part of the thrill. For a vivifying example of this adage, look no further than renowned movie maestro Martin Scorsese. Already living an extraordinary life and career, Scorsese seems to have found yet another channel of renown.

Martin Scorsese, probably the most influential living director, is well remembered for spearheading classic films such as “Taxi Driver,” “Raging Bull,” and my personal pick, “Goodfellas.” Not one to rest on his laurels, he's still very much active in the film industry, with “Killers of the Flower Moon” set to premiere soon. However, it's his recent venture into TikTok stardom that's stirring up buzz.

In his 80s, Scorsese has his 23-year-old daughter Francesca to appreciate for introducing him to TikTok and connecting him with a younger demographic. Watching a legend like Scorsese navigate the language of the internet or star in a 30-second “trailer” compiled by his own offspring, is simply delightful.

Turning to another legend embracing new beginnings, Chuck D, the iconic lead singer of the rap group Public Enemy, is the narrator of the podcast “Can You Dig It,” retracing the foundations of hip-hop as the genre turns 50. Chuck D, one of hip-hop's most respected speakers, revealed in an interview that he was "coached along the way,” — a statement that exhibits his humility and commitment to the craft.

Within the same realm of entertainment, we have the punk rock band Blink-182, which has regrouped for their first new album in 12 years. “One More Time” - the band's forthcoming album, reflects the personal hardships undergone by the members, according to drummer Travis Barker.

On the comedic end of the spectrum, we have “Neon,” a comedy that explores the current reggaeton rage. The plot follows three friends pursuing their dreams in the music industry via reggaeton - a fusion of Latin, Caribbean and hip-hop sounds. Reggaeton superstar Daddy Yankee lends his clout to the project as an executive producer and also makes a guest appearance.

So, hop on these exciting chapters in the entertainment industry. Fascinating things are happening here, and they are all worth your time!