THIS SUNDAY. You ready? 🔥
Entrepreneur global ambition. And why would we stay in our lane when the entire interstate is a helluva lot more fun.
NEW SEASON #Ballers
SUNDAY on @HBO
IN 3 DAYS
Culture and relentless ambition come's home..
#Ballers THIS SUNDAY @HBO
TBT. Senior year. "We are the champions, my friend.. and we'll keep on fighting 'til the end."
We'll also continue the scientific research on why I'm only 17yrs old in this pic, but look 47. #KickinPubertysAss #FreedomHighPatriots #BethlehemPA #72OnTheField #1InYourHeart #WithADeadCaterpillarOnMyUpperLip 💀
🤙🏾 Congrats team!
Grateful for our first EMMY nomination for #Ballers.
Very proud of our hard working crew.
Now, to clarify this nod is for Outstanding Cinematography. And I remember like it was yesterday when I pulled Rodney Taylor, our Director of Photography aside and said, "Rodney here's how you should set up this shot and here's the complicated yet cool lightning you should bring in". He said, "Holy shit DJ, that's a brilliant idea you sexy son of a bitch - thank you." Then I said, "You're welcome" and started singing it like I did in Moana.
And here we are.. nominated for an EMMY all because of me.
Of course I'm bullshitting, but seriously, congratulations to Rodney, his team and our crew. Luv you guys and couldn't be happier for your recognition.
Bring home the gold!
My Teenage Sonata (ol' Sam Cooke song)
Thank you so very much for the FOUR Teen Choice nominations.
Word on the street is I had two more nominations but @KevinHart did some shady shit with the ballots. Again.
Luv y'all and thanks again. Grateful to have the greatest fans on the planet.
5 days away from our season premiere.
Thank you for rockin' with us across the map.
Work hard, play harder, ball hardest.
#Ballers THIS SUN 10pm on @HBO 🔥✊🏾
Beast training session/photoshoot in the #IronParadise for our new #ProjectRock @underarmour men and women's collection called #USDNA dropping this fall.
We got after it hard core like a MF, but it was appropriate considering the collection is inspired by the warrior men and warrior women of our US MILITARY.
I got after it in some key pieces that's coming your way. Desert tan #RockDeltas and camo green hoodie which I cut that shit outta of 'cause I keep it 90 degrees when I train.
USNDA drops this fall in October. Til then, stay strong, cut your clothes up and have a productive week. #HornsUp 🤘🏾🇺🇸
And it begins.
Day 1 of physical prep for my next role in #Skyscraper. I'll keep the flag up for motivation to dig deep. 🐍
A lil' success reminder I've learned over the years - it's easier to work hard when there's a lot of people around watching you. The X- factor that'll set you apart is the hard work you put in when no one is around and you're all alone. That's a difference maker.
Just don't procrastinate on the 'gram like I am when cardio is waiting to kick your ass.
Day 1 down and doing the work. #DontTread #Skyscraper
Finished premiere of #GameOfThrones and now rewatching first season of one of my favs, #StrangerThings.
I will do this while destroying jumbo cookies, because I am all these kids wrapped up in one.
October 27th I await you. #IThinkIHave11sPowers 🤙🏾
We've worked hard to create a show that connects with culture and a melting pot of people. A show that speaks to human ambition and getting shit done.
IN ONE WEEK.. @HBO's #1 HIGHEST RATED half hour series returns for its third season.
So grateful for all your support and enjoy the new season. I think it's our best yet.
#Ballers NEXT SUN. 10pm on @HBO
Four Horsemen of #Jumanji.
A real pleasure producing this film with these three out of four bad asses (@danygarciaco not pictured)
From left to right.
President of @SevenBucksProd @hhgarcia41
Lead producer @matt.tolmach aka Jew the Badass (self given nickname)
Director Jake "I Break Your Face" Kasdan
And the dude from Moana who confidently sings in keys that don't exist.
Life's too short and this business is too big and competitive, so I have a rule to not work with assholes. Happily work with these guys over and over again.
Can't wait for you guys to see movie. Think we made something special.
We're a little crazy, but it keeps us from going insane. Great set visit on #Rampage with my on-line press buddies. Thanks for spending the day with us and thanks for being cool.
Oh and if I didn't get everyone's name right, it's all my director @peytonology's fault. What an asshole that guy is. Thx again and see you guys down the road 🤙🏾
Remember just because something's never been done before, doesn't mean you can't do it. It just means, it's never been done... until you do it.
If there's no blueprints for what you want to accomplish - great - even better! Blaze your own path and do what others before you have never done.
Cynics and critics will always be the loudest. That's just noise.. learn to say fuck that, block it all out and go for it. Be defiant. Be real. Be you.
Call before the storm.
Before I started wrecking shit like a crazy human in my gym for our #ProjectRock @underarmour #USDNA shoot. I taped a few military shout outs that'll be shown on US bases around the world. Just sharing my boundless gratitude to our boys and girls.
Special word to the families of our 16 service members we recently lost. We're thinking about you and sending strength your way. #Marines #Navy #MARSOC #RaiderBattalion 💪🏾🇺🇸
Our company's building out nicely.
Welcome to our @sevenbucksprod executive team - new VP of Television Development, Chelsea Friedland (@yelsea). Hungry, smart, bad ass and ready to do big things. Great to have you with us. Let's get to work. #SevenBucksProds
#TBT gettin' after it hard core with my family and fellow gym beast @jlo. #HardestWorkersInTheRoom #Sistah 🤙🏾
Big Father's Day smile as I'm leaving the house to go to work and my baby comes running to me saying, "up up" to sit on my shoulders.
As busy and complex as my life is, these simple core moments with my ohana will always be my anchor for balance and gratitude.
Trying to get her to smile but she's too fascinated by the "beauty" aka huge circumference of my bald head. #ToFathers 🍻
Big exhausted smile 'cuz this monster workout is handled and done. Keep the gym hot and the music loud. *thank you brotha @daverienzi for this killer session.
I need a hug and a waffle. #HardestWorkersInTheRoom 🤙🏾🦍
Had the BEST Father's Day having my first daughter @simonegjohnson come to set to hang w/ me while I worked.
She gave me a Father's Day card and wrote something far more inspiring than I'm sure she expected it to be. *I'm so proud to call you my dad. I admire how hard you work and are always so kind to everyone. It truly motivates me and I love you so so much.
The thing that got me the most was the realization that of all the things I do that could influence my kid, she's motivated by hard work and kindness. Not fame, not money or flashy things to buy, but hard work and kindness.
I'm so proud to call her my daughter and so grateful that my influence as the #1 man in her life (for now;) are two fundamental things that can take her and any young girl or boy far in this world.. hard work and kindness.
She also bad ass with the most razor edge, wicked sense of humor, so you know I'm proud this apple didn't fall far from the tree.
My#1 #BestFathersDay #ProudSilverback #HardWorkAndKindness 🤙🏾🦍
Homework hurts my brain.
For our movie #Skyscraper our art department created this stunning architectural design book that informs the look and tone of our film.
For consulting our script we spoke to world renowned architect, Adrian Smith who designed the world's current tallest structures -- Burj Khalifa in Dubai and the building that will surpass it, the Jeddah Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Fascinating to study this stuff.. how skyscrapers will continue to get taller, how that affects the neighborhood and ecosystem, how wind affects the architecture, wireless elevators etc.
In short think DIE HARD meets TOWERING INFERNO in the world's tallest skyscraper... in CHINA.
I'm just mad because those bastards in the art department didn't make this a pop up book. #Homework #Skyscraper #Vancouver #China
We got crazy and hard core trained legs (my personal fav) this weekend.
Got after it like f*cking animals... the big furry kind.
Another one in the books. Grateful. #HardestWorkersInTheRoom 💪🏾 🦍
(and to answer all your comments, I'm not training naked. I'm wearing thick compression training shorts that hike up my quads when they get pumped. I may be a stone cold freak, but I ain't freaky). 😂💀
Quick trip up to Vancouver, Canada 🇨🇦 to do some prepping for our next film, "Skyscraper". As producer, I must always maintain the 50,000ft vision of the movie and pose how I normally run for hotdogs.
This'll mark my third production in Vancouver. Excited to bring a movie of this massive scale to a city that's always been so great to me dating back to my wrestling days and even before that when I played for the Canadian Football League.
Happy to create lots a good jobs up there for the locals 🤙🏾 #Skyscraper #Vancouver #China
Warrior women come in all shapes, colors and backgrounds. Grateful to drop sweat next to this one.
Thank you @j_el_bee for your service. Respect.
And thank you for just being a pick up truck drivin' bad ass 👊🏾
#USArmy #Bakken #PurpleHeart 🇺🇸
Leave it all on the set.
Back when I was a punk kid my dad would take me to the gym on weekends and kick the shit outta me in the weight room and on the wrestling mats. He'd say you didn't get up early to come here and give half ass effort. Leave it all in the gym.
Years later when I played ball at The U, we applied the same principles: we left it all on the field.
When I became a pro wrestler, that was part of my nightly pre match prayer. Asked for the strength to leave it all in ring - whether I was wrestling in flea markets or sold out stadiums.
Leaving it all...means you give every f*cking ounce of effort you can, to give the best performance you can give.
Whatever it is you do, whatever job you have.. at the end of the day, leave it all there.
Rampage has been the most physically grueling role of my career. Got my ass kicked and handed back to me the whole movie. But I'm grateful to go to bed 💯 satisfied I left it all on the set.
Who the fuck am I kidding, I don't sleep, but if I did, I still left it all on the set.
Yeah but sometimes traffic is just gonna have to wait to make fans happy 😉
I was driving in my pick up truck after work and my guy here pulled up beside me, recognized me and started freaking out. I rolled the passenger window down to say hello and then he REALLY freaked out. Jumped out of his rig and came around to my side where he stood in the oncoming traffic lane.
He said, "Holy shit Rock you're my hero, can I take a picture with you?" I said yeah man but let's pull over to the side and .. before I could even finish he was gone like a flash, "Hold on let me get my phone".. The light's turned green and now cars are coming towards him and driving around him. Not one car was beeping their horn because I'm sure they thought some road rage was going down.
No rage, just some big, brown, bald tattooed man in his pick up truck taking selfies in traffic.
This dude put a grateful smile on my face and got a big ass laugh outta me as well.
Besides the traffic jam we caused and his ass almost getting hit by oncoming traffic, making fans like this happy will always be the best part of fame.
Thanks dude for making my day. 🤙🏾 #INeedDarkerWindowTint #GreatestFansInTheWorld
We have a problem. The beasts survived. Their blood and tracks headed cross country...
#PartyInHell #Rampage 4-20-2018
Do not go gentle.
Honored to put in work on this July 3rd.. the eve of our Independence.
Grateful to our entire crew who's droppin' sweat with me today puttin' in long hours.
Your hard work will pay off.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
#OnSet #Rampage #BloodiedAndBattered 🇺🇸
Humble, hungry & always be the thing that's written on this sweaty shirt.
Grateful for this Saturday iron session. It was a MF. I think I smell like testosterone and chocolate. 💪🏾🍫