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|Fri, July 30, 2010 at 12:14 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
"Something To Believe"
Directed by Terence Nance, the "Something to Believe," addresses the detachment we all battle when faced with the the world's overwhelming issues. "It's hard to think about all the problems in the world without getting a little overwhelmed. So, a lot of times we just ignore things. I think Africa has suffered a lot because people choose to remain ignorant, rather than address the issues that are right in front of our faces," Blitz said.
Filmed over a three month period this past winter, "Something to Believe," was an epic undertaking. Snow storms, scheduling conflicts, and an ambitious treatment, made for a grueling process. The end result is thanks in full to a dedicated cast and crew.
"Something to Believe," is the second film collaboration between Terence Nance and Blitz the Ambassador. In early 2010, Terence and Blitz teamed up to film Live Sessions, a video series documenting the making of Blitz' EP, StereoLive. Watch here.
Released in August 2009, Stereotype was one of the most successful independent releases of 2009, garnering praise from NPR, The Miami Herald, Okayplayer, Billboard Magazine, and many others. Blitz the Ambassador is currently working on his sophomore album, Native Son, slated for release in early 2011.
|Fri, July 30, 2010 at 11:28 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
St. Louis Rap star, Nelly is getting ready to return to the music world once again after a long absence of two years. Some may even argue that it was even longer than that, or at least it feels like it.
His previous album, Brass Knuckles was pushed back and delayed so many times, that when the album was finally released in 2008 it only made a short splash on the scene with the digital single, "Party People" featuring Fergie.
The album eventually came out quietly, selling only 80,000 copies its first week and soon dropping off the chart. With all that said, this means Nelly has not been able to have a big hit since the ones on his Sweat/Suit double album of 2004.
For the full story go to http://clizbeats.com/nelly-5-0728
|Mon, July 26, 2010 at 12:53 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
"What Yo Name Is" MP3
California Teen Launches Pop Music Career
(MURRIETA) For the past seven years, California teen Kaela Freeman has been honing her acting, dancing and voice skills. She has appeared in TV shows and films such as "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" and "The Bernie Mac Show." Kaela has also appeared in several national commercials for brands like Geico, Dominos Pizza, Kmart, McDonalds, Levi's and AT&T.
This summer, the 15-year-old is jumping into the music scene and releasing her song titled, "What Yo Name Is?" It's an upbeat pop, hip-hop tune that was written and produced by Kaela's older brother CLIP, a 17-year-old high-school student.
The song will be released on the Sickman Records label and will be promoted worldwide to radio stations, bloggers, Web sites, fans and the media. "What You Name Is?" can be heard on www.sickmanrecords.com and links to Kaela's social sites can be found at www.kaelafreeman.com. The song will also be available on iTunes and other online music stores beginning Aug 3.
"I'm excited to take this first step. It's the start of something new and I'm hoping the song will get some radio play and attention along with the music video and short film we are producing," Kaela said.
When Kaela came up with the idea for the song last year, she was driving from church with friends. She later asked her brother to help her commit her idea to music and the two were in the studio recording the song the next day. Keala's brother CLIP makes the beats and writes the lyrics.
Kaela is also filming a music video for her song. The location for the video shoot is a warehouse in Los Angeles with a cast of more than 60 dancers and actors. The production brings together a diverse team of creatives including choreographer Erik Saradpon and New York based Director William Herndon. In the video, Kaela portrays two different teenage characters and the storyline sets the stage for the creation of her own TV show.
Kaela has been acting professionally for seven years and she has taken individual and group acting lessons with coaches in Los Angeles. "When I was little I always wanted to be on TV so we slowly got into the business," she said.
In addition, Kaela has participated in dance and acting programs at school. Kaela performed in school plays, did a broadcast on campus and was in the dance group.
Next fall, Kaela will be home schooled so she can more fully pursue her music and acting career. She eventually plans to attend college to study law while pursuing music and acting.
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