Pulse of Entertainment: TV One Gets Real with The Campbells and Michael B. Sutton Inks Deal with Sony Music
I viewed the new TV One reality show "We're
the Campbells" starring Warryn and Erica Campbell that premieres June 19, 2018 in advance for review
and I laughed (out loud) the whole way through because I could relate to the "reality" that love, especially black
love, is real and full of dreams, hard work, laughs and good times. That type love is rarely acknowledged in couples. I saw
my own experiences and think "We're the Campbells" is as close to reality as possible. I know people that are in
"reality shows" and I have interviewed those who launched and starred in them and they say there's nothing real
about them. "We're the Campbells" is as real as it can get. The Campbells are co-executives on
the project. TV One Co-Executive Producer Tara Long said the network tried to make "We're The Campbells," "...as
real as we can." Mark Herwick, TV One co-executive producer, said the show is about, "Faith, family
and music." In the show, that airs on Tuesdays at 8pmET, you follow the day to day activities of the Campbell
family - multi-Grammy winning producer Warryn Campbell (Mary Mary, Alicia Keys, Brandy) while he runs his label My Block and
wife Grammy winning Erica Campbell (Mary Mary) while she performs and host her Radio One show, and ...Read
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Speaking of holding on, Motown veteran Michael
B. Sutton is holding on to the music industry as he recreates himself with the launch of a new company. Recently
the two-time platinum songwriter/producer/singer, who wrote/produced songs during his time at Motown for Michael and Jermaine
Jackson and The Supremes, launched his own company Sounds of L.A. His company recently inked a distribution deal with Sony
Music and he has a long roster of artists from a wide range of genres that will be releasing projects in the future.
"The first release is June 15th - Urban/Pop," Sutton said. When I asked about his staying power in the music industry
he said, "It's my love of music...Lots of aspiring people along the way...and my spouse." Michael
B. Suttons' former wife Brenda Sutton was his writing/production partner and singing partner. They had a duo act in the early
1980s on SAM Records and Virgin Records releasing a total of ...Read
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Chris Brown Releases Music Video to Single 'Hope You Do'
(Los Angeles, CA) - Grammy Award winning and multi-platinum-selling singer-songwriter Chris Brown is back with his
signature dance moves in his newest video for "Hope You Do," from his RIAA Certified Platinum album "Heartbreak
on a Full Moon."
The video was directed by Chris Brown
and Daniel CZ (G-Eazy, Jeremih, Mac Miller) and produced by Riveting Entertainment.
Miguel, Nas, Brandy, T. I. to Perform at One Musicfest September
(Atlanta, GA) - One Musicfest, the Southeast's premier Urban progressive music and arts festival has announced
the lineup for its 2018 festival September 8-9, 2018 in Central Park in Atlanta, GA. The two-day experience at One Musicfest
will feature performances by Nas, Cardi B, Miguel, T.I., Jeezy, Big Sean, Kelis, Brandy, August Greene, Big KRIT, and George
Clinton & Parliament.
"ULMII" Enter. Conference Sat Oct 20th in Los Angeles - www.UpliftingMinds2.com - (562)-424-3836
VIDEO CLIP OF THE
Pulse of Entertainment covered the 2nd annual Imagination Lunchbox International Children's Film Festival (ILICFF) from April
19 - April 23, 2018 in Baltimore. The ILICFF event was founded by Baltimore prodigy award winning actor/filmmaker Anthony
Michael Hobbs (Emmy nominated PBS Docu-Film 'The Abolitionist'). It started at the Maryland Film Festival's SNF Parkway Theatre
for an opening night public screening of 14 short films made BY kids and made FOR kids from US, Canada, Argentina, Australia
and South Africa and ended at his school Our Lady of Victory (OLV) with a private screening, voting and announcement of winners.
The 2nd annual ILICFF was presented by OLV and The Baltimore Times foundation Times Community Services and included 2 days
of contests for free Imagination Lunchbox merchandise and memorabilia from Hobbs films One Nation, Naga Pixie and Agent Hollywood
and a day for Meet & Greet of participating filmmakers - 5 days of fun! Watch coverage below!
of THE WEEK
"HYRO THE HERO"
(Los Angeles, CA) - Houston raised,
Los Angeles based Rock/Rapper Hyro the Hero has resurrected his uniquely innovative fusion of Rap and Rock with the highly-awaited
follow-up to his 2011 debut album "Birth, School, Work, Death" produced by Ross Robinson (Slipknot, Korn, Glassjaw)
with his new release, "Flagged Channel".
for release on June 29, 2018 via Red Music / Sony, "Flagged Channel" puts forth Hyro the Hero true lyrical credibility
and Hip-Hop urgency on top of aggressive, uplifting and powerfully driven punk'n' roll. His lyrical missives target the vacuous
materialism of the Rap world's biggest pretenders with precision wordplay and heady flows, cutting through the tired narcissism
of many hit makers with a celebration of the brash confidence that makes Hip-Hop so vibrant. Hyro conjures the blood, sweat,
and tears of Classic Punk together with the ambition of arena Rock.
with producer Mitch Marlow (Papa Roach, Butcher Babies, Filter), "Flagged Channel" features guest appearances from
Munky (Korn) and Ash Costello (New Years Day), and is poised to inspire a new generation of heavy music enthusiasts and hip-hop
heads in equal measure.
Having been embraced early on by Deftones,
Wu-Tang Clan, and the Vans Warped Tour alike while becoming the first artist to ever play three stages at the prestigious
Download Festival (UK), Hyro has relentlessly toured with acts including Deftones, Hollywood Undead, All That Remains, 3OH!3,
Wu-Tang Clan in addition to appearing on international stages at Soundwave Festival (Australia) and Summer Sonic Festival
Hyro will make his return to the stages later this year
at Monster Energy's Aftershock Festival (Sacramento, CA) and Louder Than Life Festival (Louisville, KY).