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Floyd Mayweather training clips with help from the Hip Hop Preacher. How bad do you want it?
If you want to know what great lengths you need to go through in order to obtain success then you need to watch this video daily until you get it right! This is the perfect attitude that we should enter into the new year with. My favorite line in this video is “You Must Be Willing to Give Up Sleep to be Successful”. If you have to go 3 days without sleep to be successful then so be it! WOw! #RealTalk
What kind of projects are you working on right now? Is there an album in the works?
I’m working on another mixtape and my album. I’m writing and working for a lot of people like Ryan Leslie, Sean Kingston, 9th Wonder, Busta Rhymes, and Rick Ross.
From here, where are you looking to go in terms of your music?
My thing is to do the unthinkable. I want to bring Staten Island back on the map. It’s not all about Wu-Tang, though Wu-Tang definitely put us on the map. There’s a lot of talent coming from New York but really no singers out here. It’s time for us to start rubbing our elbows again. I love rap and hip hop—I mean, I’m signed to a hip hop label—but as a singer, I’m looking for that good music with substance, that good talent. And what I want to do is represent my town really well. Like Staten Island, we’re in here too. ‘Cause when you think of Staten Island, you think of Shaolin, and we respect that—we gotta respect Wu, the pioneers—but Staten Island has a future too, and that’s my push.
When news broke that rap pioneer and Wu-tang member Raekwon signed R&B act Kofi Black to his label, the music blogosphere was spiked with curiosity on this young talent. Well, VIBE.com recently sat down the with Staten Island native to disseminate his musical style, relationship with Raekwon, and his ambitious, hustle-driven goals for the future. –Tanya Chen
Behind The Scenes – Sunseeker Team Follows Cedric (aka RON Cornelius) The Entertainer At The Soul Train Awards
After months of planning, conference calls, and site sees, we would like to congratulate the entire Sunseeker Media, Soul Train Holdings, and Centric TV team for yet another successful production of this year’s 2012 Soul Train Awards!
Held in the Entertainment Capital of the World and hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, our hope was to deliver a show that served as not only a sounding board to honor and commemorate the memory of Don Cornelius, but to take the brand’s mission of delivering the latest in music and dance once again into the living rooms of households nationwide.
The show kicked off with a star-studded red carpet that flooded into a show comprised of today’s hottest acts in entertainment. On a quest to “bring the soul to Vegas”, Cedric ushered appearances from Stevie Wonder, Billy Crystal, Donny and Marie Osmond, Magic Johnson, Kat Graham, TGT, Miguel, Leah Labelle, Fantasia, 2 Chainz, Charlie Wilson, Elle Varner, Jamie Foxx and Ne-Yo (just to name a few), and literally no genre was left unrepresented.
The evening of honors continued as New Edition took the stage to accept the Lifetime Achievement Award while also celebrating their 30th Anniversary as a group. Later in the show they took the stage once more for a medley of their class hits “Telephone Man,” “Candy Girl,” and “If It Isn’t Love,” and if the crowd’s reaction was any indication of the group’s next 30 years, they still got it!
A special congratulation goes out to the night’s in-show award winners listed below – to check out their acceptance speeches and all of the night’s performances, be sure to check your local listings to catch an encore of the show!
Best New Artist – Elle Varner
Best Hip-Hop Song of The Year – Kanye West ft. Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz “Mercy”
Best R&B/Soul Male Artist – Miguel
Song of The Year – Tyrese “Stay”
The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award – “Tonight (Best You Ever Had)” John Legend ft. Ludacris
And to see a full list of the night’s winners visit: http://www.centrictv.com
How Kenny Lattimore, Tye Tribbett, Wes Morgan, Gerald Albright and Marvin Sapp Feel About “Holiday Love”
Kim Fields brought us Holiday Love over 2 years ago and here are some of the interviews “Behind the Scenes While Filming the Very First Holiday Love in Atlanta, GA”. NEO SOUL/ People TV and Jonell PR “Your Host” was able to catch up with Kenny Lattimore, West Morgan, Gerald Albright, Tye Tribbett and Marvin Sapp and find out why being a part of Holiday Love was important to them. It felt really great to speak to each person and get an honest answer about family, love, and why longtime friendship with Kim Fields and why having a sense of spirituality to guide your life was so important to these Iconic Celebrities. Let us know what you think.
Actress Kim Fields is set to return to Television this holiday season with a brand new holiday special, “Holiday Love: Re-Imagined” which will air in syndication across the country. The one hour holiday special is filled with laughter, joy, and performances from Yolanda Adams, Wess Morgan, Tye Tribbett, Ledisi and more.
Holiday Love 2012
The story centers around Kim who finds herself trapped in an elevator with a Delivery Man (played by Radio Host and Actor Rickey Smiley). While trapped she begins to reminisce about her past Christmas parties. New to the cast this year is NY Times Best -Selling Author Karen Kingsbury, and Dr. Shirley Caesar who will sing a brand new ballad.
The Producer’s Channel Salutes “Rob Hardy” Director “2nd Generation of Wayans Coming to BET Jan 15th
Rob Hardy, who is a recent nominee of the HBO Director to Watch Award, broke into network television with his January 2007 directorial debut of the Emmy Award winning show ER. Soon after, Black Enterprise Magazine listed him among the Top 40 Entertainers under 40 for the year 2008. Since recently wrapping production on Stomp the Yard: Homecoming for Sony Pictures, Hardy has returned to television with a directing stint on the CBS series Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior starring Oscar winner Forest Whitaker.
Sister to Sister Magazine and The Producer’s Channel Producer was able to catch up with the Second Generation of Wayans (literally) and check out what they had to say about their upcoming show :
The Producer’s Channel Supports “Neo Soul” BTS Interviews at Kim Fields Production of “Holiday Love” –
Part I (Interviews) – Check out Part II on “How Important is Holiday Love to Kenny Latimore”
“Neo Soul” had the privilege of going behind the scenes to Co-Producer Kim Fields and her husband Christopher Morgan. Check out what incredible reviews the TV ONe premiered show received. Notice in the interviews how it was spoke into existence that doing this Holiday Love Special would be an ongoing series at the end of every year. Proud to announce , just as predicted this year Kim Field’s Directed the 3rd Series Holiday Love: RE-Imagined
On Christmas Day, families will rise to a shining group of our favorite celebrities in radio, gospel music and comedy who will join veteran actress, director, producer and host Kim Fields for her original TV One Christmas special, “Holiday Love.” Airing at 7 a.m. EST, the two-hour special pays homage to favorite sketch comedies like “Flip Wilson” and “Laugh-In,” offering families doses of hilarious vignettes, heart-warming songs and glorious holiday fun.
“I’m humbled by the vision that God gave me for ‘Holiday Love.’ I am excited to create a family holiday television special filled with faith, music, love, laughs and heart. ‘Holiday Love’ will capture everyone’s spirit and is sure to become a staple in holiday entertainment for years to come,” Fields says.
Featured on the roster of guests are gospel sensations Marvin Sapp, Smokie Norful and Yolanda Adams; comedian Rickey Smiley; gospel artists Brian Courtney Wilson, Dove and Tye Tribbett; jazz saxophonist Gerald Albright; renowned spoken-word artist Karen Briggs; R&B heartthrob Kenny Lattimore; and celebrity trainer Donna Richardson Joyner.
Fields is no stranger to the director’s chair. She spends a great deal of her career behind the camera as a producer and as a lead director of Tyler Perry’s “Meet the Browns” and “House of Payne.” She’s joined by her husband Christopher Morgan in creating this latest venture. –yvette caslin ROLLING OUT
Continuing on Kim Fields lived out her plan as promised and brought Holiday Love back for the 3rd time Titled: “Holiday Love: Re:Imagined”
New [this year] is [NY Times Best-Selling] author Karen Kingsbury and Dr. Shirley Caesar who sings an original song for the show, which we were blessed to produce for her,” said actress and director Kim Fields about her new television special “Holiday Love: Re-Imagined.” The show began airing December 16, 2012 in various cities and will run until the New Year.
Fields is best known for her role in the sitcom “Living Single” and as a director on BET’s “Let’s Stay Together.”
“Holiday Love: Re-Imagined” has Fields doing funny skits with Rickey Smiley in his recurring role as “The Delivery Man.” The show also offers performances by Yolanda Adams, Smokie Norful, Kenny Lattimore, Wess Morgan, Tye Tribbett and Ledisi.
“We released Tye Tribbett’s single, ‘Little Drummer Boy’ on iTunes. Everyone has their favorites,” Fields pointed out. “It’s scripted so they can have an idea of where the scenes are going, but we’re not trying to make you feel uncomfortable. I had Rickey for only five hours!”
This is Kim Fields third “holiday” special. “The last one was two hours— an extended cut,” Fields said about her normal one-hour show. “Each one takes three to three and a half days to shoot. We have fun, but we want to be efficient with everyone’s time. You get a sense of where you can cut the fat. We have an amazing crew, everyone is so professional.”
Kim said God gave her the idea for the holiday specials. It worked for her because she grew up on Dick Clark and Bob Hope television specials. “I was on an Andy Williams Special,” she said.
When asked about the message of the specials Fields answered, “The same joy, compassion and love we see during the Christmas holiday— have it 365, make God prominent 365!”
To learn more about the Kim Fields “Holiday Love: Re-Imagined” television special, which airs in Baltimore on WJZ on December 25, 2012 at 7:00 a.m., visit:www.HolidayLove365.com.