Love it or hate it, there is no arguing the fact that the MTV comedy show, Ridiculousness, has come to stay. Ever since the show debuted in 2011, it has received a wave of mixed reviews but has continued to survive to date. It has even spurned some international editions and part of the reason for its success is its outrageously funny co-host, Steelo Brim.
A Native of Illinois Chicago, Brim initially made a name as a child baseball star in his hometown. He later moved out to Atlanta, regarded as black Hollywood, and somehow found himself collaborating with famed skateboarder, Rob Dyrdek, on Ridiculousness. Since then, he has grown to become an integral part of the show so much that he has become synonymous with it. The Chicago native however has a few other tricks up his sleeves that many may not be aware of.
The Chance Meeting That Landed Him a Part on Ridiculousness
As earlier mentioned, Steelo Brim devoted much of his childhood years to baseball. This was thanks to his father, Frank Brim, who not only worked as the Battalion Chief of the Chicago Fire Department but still found time to start a baseball team on the west side of Chicago through Garfield Park. The young Brim naturally was drafted into his father’s team but he went on to prove that he had the skills to back up his place on the team and emerged the No. 1 ranked baseball player.
Upon concluding his high school diploma, Brim initially enrolled at Morgan State University in Baltimore. He however did not follow through and in the year 2007, at the age of 19, he moved out to Los Angeles to pursue a career in music. Like every newbie, Brim had a whole lot to grapple with, including basic necessities like shelter. He didn’t get to wax an album of his own but rather landed a job with a radio station soon after arriving in Los Angeles. He also worked in the A&R division of some record label companies including Atlanta Records and Songbook Atlantic.
This gig enabled Steelo Brim to come in contact with several established and budding personalities and one of them was American actor and producer, Rob Dyrdek. The two became great friends and their relationship blossomed so well that in 2011, Dyrdek invited Brim over to co-host his new TV show, Ridiculousness. The duo did incredible teamwork, co-hosting Ridiculousness, that they made the show a must-watch for most Americans.
Just so we don’t leave you in the dark, Ridiculousness airs clips from viral videos from the internet and embellishes the videos with side-splitting commentaries in a way that makes them a lot more appealing and hilarious. Such an interesting package has proved quite popular with particular segments of American society. It has also been a big hit internationally, with countries such as Chile, Brazil, France, and South Africa doing their own version.
Some of the Movies that Steelo Brim Has Featured In
In addition to his work on Ridiculousness, Steelo Brim has made appearances in a few feature films and TV series. His first shot came in 2001 when he appeared as Sterling in the popular sports comedy-drama film, Hardball. It would be another ten years before he landed another role, as Ulysses Williams in the 2011 short film, Orange Drive. In 2014, Brim starred in the TV series, Teenage Mountain Lion. More so, he lent his voice to the animated TV series, Wild Grinders.
Wild Grinders chronicles the adventures of a group of middle school kids as well as their dog. The ragtag group has to face their biggest nemesis, a spoiled brat named Stubford Hucksterball. Stubford gets advanced technologies, including shoes that make him taller from his father’s company. Wild Grinders debuted in 2012 and Brim provides the voice of the dog named Meaty. Meaty is a British bulldog who favors burritos and bacon. He is also the companion of the group’s leader, Lil’ Rob, voiced by Dyrdek.
He Co-hosts the Wine and Weed Podcast
We all know that podcasts are the in-thing now and Steelo Brim is not letting this pass him by. The Chicago native is the co-host of a comedy podcast known as Wine and Weed. Each week, Brim and his partner, Chris Reinacher, split one joint and one bottle of wine between them as they dive into the issues that have made the headlines that week. They also have an assorted variety of guests joining them to do justice to the topic.
No topic is too silly to discuss and as such, the duo has covered a wide variety of subject matter. They include the 2020 Democratic National Convention, Kamala Harris’s nomination for Vice President, defunding the police, Mia Khalifa’s activism for Lebanon, conspiracy theories about Covid-19, the future of Tik Tok, the toxic workplace controversy surrounding the Ellen Show, Kanye’s 2020 ambition, and the August Alsina and Jada Pinkett Smith entanglement.
Wine and Weed launched in 2020 and has received good reviews from listeners, one of whom described it as authentic. It also has a high rating of 4.8 on Apple Podcasts. Meanwhile, Brim’s partner in crime, Chris Reinacher, is an independent creator who has created, written, and acted in several short films and theatrical competitions. He has also worked as a video producer for Buzzfeed and has production credits on Ridiculousness.
Steelo Brim and Conna Walker Got Engaged in 2016
The last we heard, Steelo Brim was in a romantic relationship with British fashion designer and owner of House of CB womenswear label, Conna Walker. Renowned for its body-hugging bandage dresses and corset tops, House of CB has been worn by the likes of Gigi Hadid, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, and pretty much everybody in the Kardashian Clan.
The brand pulls in millions of dollars in profit each year and Conna has made it to Forbes 30 under 30 in fashion.
Brim and Conna started dating in 2015 after the Ridiculousness host messaged the designer through social media. After dating for a while, the lovebirds took it a notch higher in 2016 with an engagement.
Since that engagement, there have been no sounds of wedding bells. There has also been no word on the status of the relationship. One therefore cannot say for sure if the couple is still together or have quietly gone their separate ways.
What We Know About His Relationship With Chanel West Coast
Barring his relationship with Conna, Steelo Brim does not have much of a dating history. Rumors were linking him with his Ridiculousness co-host, Chanel West Coast.
Chanel is a rapper who has an album and several singles to her name. She is also a TV personality and is most famous for her work on Ridiculousness.
She and Steelo share great onscreen chemistry. He has also been known to defend her from barbs aimed at her. All this led to speculations that there may be something going on with them but it has never been confirmed that they are an item.