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The Pulse of Entertainment: DJ Daryl, Producer of Tupac's ‘Keep Ya Head Up,' Reaches Diamond Status

 

DJ-Daryl.jpg   "People don't know my face," said Producer DJ Daryl (Daryl L. Anderson) whose clients include Snoop Dogg, Mystikal and Master P. "They know my sound. They say too me, ‘I got these beats dude,' and their mine. It's funny for a long time I didn't realize my sound influenced a new generation."
   DJ Daryl's sound is known as "bay area mob music." The era that help create the legacies of Long Beach's Snoop Dogg, New Orleans' Mystikal and Master P, and of course New York's Tupac - a then young aspiring rapper.
   "Tupac had heard some of our music. We didn't know who he was. We were working with a friend and he asked to be on the album," said Daryl about meeting the rap legend.
   "Keep Ya Head Up" was released in 1993 and it has recently been certified as Diamond in sales by RIAA - that's over 10 million (10 times platinum for one song). The hit single was re-released in 1998 in a "Tupac's Greatest Hits" album, in 2007 for the "10th Anniversary and Best of Tupac" project and in 2008 it was re-released as a single.
   "Our group 415 was recording with Digital Underground. In our city we were well known. Tupac was there carrying equipment...we didn't know he was a rapper. We wore bandanas and people thought we were Crips." DJ Daryl laughed when talking about the early days with Tupac.
   The group 415 included friends rappers Richie Rich and D-Loc, and producers J.E.D. and DJ Daryl. They independently released "41Fivin" in 1990. In 1991 DJ Daryl co-produced group member Richie Rich's solo album "Don't Do It" with 415 member J.E.D. They signed a deal with Priority Records and released
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Gospel Sperstar CeCe Winans To Be Honored at LA Focus 20th Annual First Ladies High Tea
(Los Angeles, CA) - CeCe Winans is set to receive the Spirit Award at the 20th Annual First Ladies High Tea held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 11 AM. Others being honored include 37th District Congresswoman Karen Bass, actress Wendy Raquel Robinson and First Ladies who have served their communities well, through their activism and charitable contributions. The First Lady Honorees include: Regina Taylor (Park Windsor Baptist Church), Morgen Wilbourne (Pacific Crossroads Church), Patricia Swancy (Peace Apostolic Church) and Cynthia Buelna (Restauracion Total Church). Gospel Legend Dr. Bobby Jones and Dr. Beverly "BAM" Crawford, Pastor, Bible Enrichment Fellowship International Church will return as Co-Hosts.
 
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Billy Ray Cyrus Appeared on 'CBS Sunday Morning' with Daughter Miley Cyrus in Prep for New Album, 'Set The Record Straight'
(Nashville, Tenn) -  Billy Ray Cyrus is everywhere in advance of his highly anticipated new album "Set The Record Straight," available November 10, 2017. Cyrus appeared on CBS Sunday Morning alongside daughter Miley after serving two weeks as her team advisor on "The Voice." Cyrus' "Set The Record Straight" also features collaborations with Joe Perry, George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Bryan Adams, Glenn Hughes, Jencarlos Canela and Ronnie Milsap. Fans who pre-order a physical copy of "Set the Record Straight" will receive an autographed CD when it's released November 10th. iTunes pre-orders will get 3 instant gratis tracks, including "I Wanna Be Your Joe," "Achy Break Heart 25th (Muscle Shoals Mix)" and "Tulsa Time (Rokman Remix)."

VIDEO CLIP OF THE WEEK

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Daughter of Syndicated Columnist Eunice Moseley, Dr. Kerri Moseley-Hobbs Speaking at Virginia Tech.

Dr. Kerri Moseley-Hobbs is thr daughter of The Pulse of Entertainment's publisher, Eunice Moseley, who recently hosted a book presention/lecture at Virginia Tech for her creative non-fiction book "More Than A Fraction: Based on a true story." The Lecture was about her research that led her to the plantation where her ancestors were enslaved, her being asked to be a member of the Board of Trustees of the plantation's foundation (Smithfield-Preston Foundationm), which oversees the historical grounds.

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SPOTLIGHT of THE WEEK

"FILM SUBMISSIONS OPEN FOR 2018 ILICFF"

anthonyMichaelHobbs_andcast_NagaPixieScreening_CreditTammyJohnson.jpg(Baltimore, MD) - The 2nd annual Imagination Lunchbox International Children's Film Festival (ILICFF) just announced it has opened up to film submissions. The short films selected will be included in the lineup of films screened Thursday April 19, 2018 at ILICFF in Baltimore, Maryland. The film festival will be held at Maryland Film Festival's Parkway Theatre (5 W. North Ave, 21201). ILICFF is seeking films that are 10 - 15 minutes in length made by children or made for children (ages 18 years and under). The film festival founder protégé Anthony Michael Hobbs (Emmy nominated PBS Special "The Abolitionist") is a multi-award winning filmmaker. His motto is "don't dream it, do it" and he wants to provide a platform for those children who want to take a dream and make it real.

The event will be held at the historical Parkway Theatre. It will provide a red carpet arrival for the filmmakers selected, and a panel Q&A and workshop activities. The selected films will be screened and voted on by the ILICFF panel and the audience. At closing the winners will be announced for "Best Film", "Audience Choice," and the "Most Uplifting Film" (sponsored by the 19th annual "Uplifting Minds II" entertainment conferences held in Baltimore and Los Angeles). Registration discounts are offered for early ILICFF submission and for students.

Last years' ILICFF winners were from Spain and the U.S. Submissions however came also from India, New Zealand and Japan. They included dramas, comedies, documentaries and animations. The Imagination Lunchbox International Film Festival was created to inspire kids and their parents. Founder Hobbs has written, produced, directed and starred in three of his own films: One Nation, Naga Pixie and Agent Hollywood. They were all produced by his company Imagination Lunchbox, LLC.

His first short film One Nation was made because former President Obama's called for short films by children. His film did not make it but it inspired him to make more films. The One Nation film is about a group of kids doing something special for returning soldiers from the Iraq war. It was screened in 10 international film festivals and he won four awards. His second film Naga Pixie is about a group of friends being chased by a "Pixie" who is scolding them about how they treat animals and the earth. It has been screened at six film festivals and has won at two. His third short Agent Hollywood premiered at his own international film festival in 2016 when he was 11 years old. It is co-produced and co-directed by his former basketball coach Michael Forstner. Agent Hollywood is about a young celebrity actor who is really an undercover agent with a mission to save the world. Anthony Michael Hobbs will premiere his forth short, a documentary, at the 2018 Imagination Lunchbox International Film Festival held at the Parkway Theatre in Baltimore.

For more information about the ILIFF or to submit a short film you can log onto the website at www.ImaginationLunchbox.com or www.anthony-michael.com. You can also contact the festival at ImaginationLunchbox@gmail.com.

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