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Following up with a new visual, Trel Mack drops the visual to “Hell Yeah” that features fellow SKE Records artist Petter Jones. This video was long overdue as it was requested by many fans and now here it is. Trel Mack is currently working on his “The Night Before the Dawn” EP and Petter Jones will release “Super Saiyan” mixtape this year.
Music video by Trel Mack ft. Petter Jones performing Hell Yeah. © 2012 SKE Records/Street Knowledge Entertainment. Directed/Edited By: Petter Jones & Q The Question.
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Petter Jones Video “Three” ft. Trel Mack & Shawn Archer
Trel Mack “Inspired By Greatness” out now!
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Gun Hill pilot episode airs again Thursday, July 24th at 7:30 p.m. EST (on the west coast Direct TV and Dish will broadcast it at 4:30 PST) Check local listings.
Tags: CLAUDETTE ORTIZ, R&B Divas
Claudette Ortiz gave us a wonderful interview and was extremely down to earth and classy. Please make sure to follow her on her journey visit http://www.myclaudette.com for more information on this amazing young woman.
At 16, a stunningly beautiful and vocally talented CLAUDETTE ORTIZ, was discovered by Wyclef Jean and Jerry Wonda becoming the third and only female member of City High. The hot young trio quickly took the world by storm with their poignantly conscious debut single, “What Would You Do.” The Grammy nominated group described as a “refreshingly innovative mix of R&B, Soul and a smattering of Hip-Hop” by Vibe magazine consisted of Claudette, Ryan Toby and Ryan Pardo.
City High quickly became known as the group with the provocative lyrics, pulsating beats and great vocal harmonies. “What Would You Do,” depicted a young woman fallen on hard times, desperate to feed her kids and ultimately deciding to sleep with a man for money. Dealing with real life situations, the song begs for the listener to answer, What Would You Do? Needless to say, the single with its in your face, true to life lyrics shot up the R&B/Pop charts both domestically and internationally and became the group’s first Grammy nominated single. But, it was not until their follow up single, “Caramel,” and Claudette’s duet with Wyclef, “Two Wrongs,” hit the airwaves that audiences and industries everywhere began to hone in on the Caribbean beauty’s ability to play the guitar and her vocal prowess.
As the music soared the Willingboro, NJ native’s profile soared. Press developed an insatiable appetite for the self-taught, sultry voiced musician. Mesmerized with CLAUDETTE’s beauty, Maxim named her a sex symbol in their Hot 100 issue. Blender called her “the sexiest woman in hip-hop.” Vanity Fair included her in their top 12 artists to watch. The New York Times chronicled the tutelage of Andre’ Leon Talley, an editor at large for Vogue, as he introduced CLAUDETTE to the fashion world in Paris.
Then it all stopped. The group disbanded. CLAUDETTE, now faced with fewer life choices, worked as a chef during the morning, cleaned houses during the day and pursued songwriting at night. Guided by her steadfast moral compass, CLAUDETTE had her own answer to the question: “What Would You Do” she chose the hardships that came along with honest work while trying to earn enough money to care for her family. Desperate, humiliated and on her last dime, she decided to join Air Force Reserves. However, the day before her appointment to sign in, she got a call from TV One’s producer of the reality show, R&B Divas, LA.
Whisking off to Los Angeles with the intentions of making this platform the catalyst for her career revival CLAUDETTE again becomes the last member added to the cast. The show stars six divas: documenting their professional careers,friendships and personal lives as they play, work and struggle to get their careers back on track. R&B Divas: LA, has become TV One’s most viewed network show, ever. CLAUDETTE aims to inspire others by the hard choices she has been forced to make describing herself with one word: enduring.
“It is not about how fast you finish, but rather giving it your all and fighting until the end.” While filming for the reality series, CLAUDETTE remains steadfast in her position to never be “there” again. Continuing to use God as her guide, she’s in the studio recording her solo album and exploring film and additional television opportunities. Complex magazine named her as “1 of 10 Sexy R&B Singers Who Should Make a Comeback,” CLAUDETTE is currently doing just that!
Originally posted on Variety:
The box office bad news is mounting, with “Guardians of the Galaxy” emerging as the best hope to bolster the sagging domestic film market.
The summer box office is down roughly 20% from 2013’s record-breaking highs and year-to-date overall ticket sales are off more than 6%. The only relief in sight is an intergalactic band of superheroes that are well-loved by comic-book aficionados and little-known to the rest of us.
“‘Guardians’ is the biggest swing factor in August,” said Eric Handler, an analyst with MKM Partners. “Most Augusts there are surprises like we saw last year with ‘The Butler.’ Nothing stands out right now, so we’ll have to see.”
“Guardians” has been well-received on social media and elsewhere, but is not as recognizable a brand as Iron Man or Captain America, so gauging how the movie will be received is tricky.
“To put all that pressure on one movie is unfair…
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8th Annual Global Mixx Music and Film Forum Announces Panelists and Honorary Co-chairs | @GlobalMixx @TheHypeMagazinePosted: July 18, 2014 by Jerry Doby in #DJ, Events, Hip Hop, Learning, Music, Music101, News, Press Releases, The Hype Magazine
Tags: #GMIXX2014, Chicago, Cynthia Johnson, Def Jam Recordings, Film Forum, Grammy Award, Kanye West, Milwaukee, Mixx, NO I.D., Robin Thede, The Hype Magazine
Global Mixx Music and Film Forum has begun announcing confirmed event panelists and co-chairs for their 8th annual event in Chicago Aug 15-17th, 2014. The Forum will include working entertainment professionals from the worlds of music, film, television and media. This year’s event is presented by ParentPowerChicago, an organization whose mission is to provide tools and resources for parents to regain or maintain their traditional position with the family structure.
Cynthia Johnson - VP of Urban Promotion/Columbia Records/Sony Music
Maurice Johnson - Grammy Award Producer/Remixer (Destiny’s Child, Beyonce)
Regina Daniels – President/Daniels Entertainment
Homer Blow – Music Director/Program Director/WNOV and HomerBlowRadio.com (Milwaukee, WI)
Malik Yusef – Grammy Award Songwriter/Poet (Kanye West, Common, John Legend)
Saturday, August 16th
Global Mixx Film Forum at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios-Workshop Series
KILL YOUR TELEVISION??? : Content Creators & the New Distribution Models (Global Mixx Film Forum)
Aaliyah Williams, VP of Development & Production – All Def Digital
Sanicole Young, Writer/Director of web series “The City Hates Us”
Maurice Dortch, Filmmaker, Maxim 13:22 Productions
Kenneth Yoder, Writer/Director/Web Series Development Instructor
Nate Gilbert, Sales Director, Interactive One
Whiteboy James – Writer/Creator-“Block Diaries” Webisode Series
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN ACT??? : Tips to Being a Successful Working Actor
Jaime Henderson, TV/Film/Theatrical Agent – BMG Talent
Kathy Byrne, Director, TV/Theatrical – SAG/AFTRA Chicago
Erica Hubbard, Actress – BET’s “Let’s Stay Together”; ABC Family’s “Lincoln Heights”
Jamaal Buchanan, Manager – Buchanan Management & Consulting, LLC
THE REEL DEAL: Behind the Scenes – Careers in Film & Television Roundtable
Carlos King, Executive Producer – “Real Housewives of Atlanta”; “Hollywood Divas” – Kingdom Reign Entertainment
Robin Thede, Comedy Writer/Actress – “Queen Latifah Show”; “Real House Husbands of Hollywood”
Christopher Nolen, Director – “72 Hours”; “Four Seasons” – Nferno Productions
Delvin Molden, Producer – E.N.D. Productions
Emile Cambry -Filmmaker/Producer- Blue 1647 Productions