OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: “The Divide” is a thought-provoking and suspenseful drama that explores the personal cost of morality, ambition, ethics, politics, and race in today’s justice system through the eyes of Christine Rosa played by Marin Ireland, an impassioned caseworker with The Innocence Initiative, and Adam Page played by Damon Gupton, an equally passionate district attorney and political rising star. Eleven years ago, the Butler family was attacked in their Philadelphia home and all but the youngest daughter were brutally murdered. The senseless deaths of this affluent African American family, seemingly at the hands of two white construction workers, Terry Kucik (Joe Anderson) and Jared Bankowski (Chris Bauer), threatened to ignite a racial firestorm in the City of Brotherly Love. Adam Page (Gupton), himself an affluent black man and the city’s District Attorney as well as a political rising star, made a name for himself by securing convictions for both men, leading to the death penalty ruling for Bankowski.”
“Now, Christine Rosa (Ireland), a caseworker with the Innocence Initiative, believes Bankowski was wrongly convicted of the heinous murders and struggles to stop his impending execution, while tirelessly working to exonerate Kucik.In her search for the truth, Christine uncovers evidence that puts her at odds with Adam who will do everything in his power to uphold the verdict and keep his reputation intact. His actions put a strain on his marriage to Billie, played by Nia Long, a powerhouse corporate attorney at a crossroads in her personal and professional life. Throughout the journey, all three of their pasts resurface as they are faced with the question of one man’s guilt or innocence intertwined with their own personal histories.”
I still have questions about that the gorgeous, untouchable oily forehead of Mrs. Nia Long. Was this fish grease or was it …
“Back in January, we spent some time with the Philly Electro Pop duo, Marian Hill, at the middle school where the two first met to document two songs in their old auditorium. It was where they got their start, singing and performing in the middle school theater. Here’s the second release from that day, “Lovit.”
Produced by Out Of Town Films
Filmed by Colin Kerrigan, Paul Overstorm Rocco Avallone
Edited by Michael James Murray
Audio by Jay Sincavage
Filmed on location at Haverford Middle School in Havertown, Pa
Jihad Shamir (born January 27, 1993) in Elizabeth New Jersery began his musical exploration when he was seven years old. His music name “Hooligan” was given to him by a group of his neighborhood peers. Hooligan’s first decision to do music was when he learned his father (Marc James Hawkins) was a very great artist and hung around most of the legends from the 80s. Hip Hop is in his DNA, and will continue to an integral part of his development. Different sounds, genres, and samples are collected and interpolated in each musical composition, from this native of Jersey.
Hooligan is very different and has very dynamics, and provides us with thought-provoking lyrics that not too many people in his age bracket, could successfully deliver, and that alone separates himself from his peers.
The talent he brings is also gathered from his experience with shows and performing can only .Hooligan known most for performing on the east coast. Hooligan has been around hundreds of artists that are in the industry now and has also has been invited to performing shows and studio sessions, with many artist from the East Coast.
Hooligan remains humble, because of his motivation and blueprint is not based on selfish gain, but the ability to provide for his family. His goal as sole survivor in itself, demonstrates to the world his strength. Do you hear that Jazz background? Hooligan doesn’t want his family to worry about struggle. Hooligan stands now in the background of Indie Rap, but will soon enter the forefront of the Indie Rap Scene. Give him time because the world will one day envision and appreciate his dedication and ambition to strive, and struggle for his family and to ultimately live his dreams.
Compact Disc (CD)
Includes immediate download of 11-track album in the high-quality format of your choice (MP3, FLAC, and more), plus unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.
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July is a momentous month for the Sweets, Malice (government name Crystal) and Mario.
After four years of marriage, the couple welcomed their first child, a healthy baby boy, on July 4th. Now, they are ready to accomplish another family milestone, the release of their second studio project
Building off the success of their debut EP Happy 2 Year – which earned love from taste makers including KEXP 90.3, KUBE 93, SoulBounce, The Seattle Times, Kevin Nottingham, The Stranger, and BBC Radio! – Malice and Mario return with a varied collection of music ,while drawing inspiration from the carefree nature and outsized characters of the ‘80s.
The musical stylings range from slinky neo-soul to candy-paint funk to bounce-influenced hip hop to smooth grooves, but all come from a place of happiness: happiness with life, happiness with love, and happiness with being in love. “