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Black Monday’ Adds Thomas Barbusca Adrienne Wells As Recurring Vic Mensa To Recur On The Chi’

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EXCLUSIVE: Thomas Barbusca and Adreinne Wells will dive into the chaos of Wall Street in the 80s as they join Showtime’s Black Monday in recurring roles. Barbusca will play Werner, a Young Re…

will recur in Lena Waithe’s
The Chi
.
“The U Mad” and “Reverse” artist will join the cast as Jamal, a passionate but high-strung man who is fighting to get help for his girlfriend and younger sister. His efforts place him at odds with Trig (Luke James) and Tracy (guest star Tai Davis).
Also making an appearance on
The Chi
is fellow two-time Grammy-nominee Da Brat. The rapper, writer and producer will guest star as LaPortia. a truck driver who’s just as comfortable passing through beds as she is through state lines. Her arrival in town will impact the Williams family.
Da Brat will play LaPortia in ‘The Chi.’
Showtime
Created and executive produced by Waithe and executive produced by Common,
The Chi
is a coming-of-age story centering on a group of residents on the South Side of Chicago who become linked by coincidence but bonded by the need for connection and redemption. Season four cast includes Jacob Latimore, Alex Hibbert , Yolonda Ross, Shamon Brown Jr., Michael V. Epps and Birgundi Baker.
The Chi
is currently in production on 10 episodes in Chicago.
Aaron Kaplan, Rick Famuyiwa, Derek Dudley and Shelby Stone of Freedom Road Productions, Rishi Rajani, president of Hillman Grad Productions, and showrunner Justin Hillian serve as executive producers for season four.

The Chi
is produced by 20th Television.
Mensa gained recognition as a member of hip-hop band Kids These Days and founded the Chicago’s Savemoney with Chance The Rapper. His solo debut mixtape Innanetape dropped in 2013. Mensa has worked with Jay-Z, working under his Roc Nation label, and collaborated with Kanye West. He dropped three  EPs and his debut full length The Autobiography in 2017.  His number “All Day” received a best rap song nomination for the 2015 Grammy Awards. Mensa is repped by Buchwald and Stark Management.
Da Brat released her debut album Funkdafied in 1994.  On screen, she has co-hosted Dish Nation and appeared in a number of television titles including Empire, Sabrina the Teenage Witch and The Parent ’Hood. On stage, she made her theater debut in 2018 as Cleo in
Set it Off
. Her numbers “Not Tonight (Single)” and “Got It Poppin’” received the best rap performance by a duo or group in 1997 and best female rap solo performance in 2003, respectively.

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