THEESatisfaction debuted their official video for “Recognition” today at Okayplayer.com. The Tionna McClodden-directed clip focuses on ancestor praise and was filmed at The Schomberg in Harlem and inside the homes of John Coltrane, Marian Anderson, and Sun Ra. McClodden explains her choice of locations in her artist statement as, “location based reverence ” for those artists because they have inspired THEESatisfaction. The duo’s family members are also remembered and honored in the piece that ends with the appearance of Seattle artist Xenobia Bailey.”Recognition” is from THEESatisfaction’s forthcoming EarthEE album which will be available February 24th.
Daily Archives: January 8, 2015
Atlanta, GA – Music, modeling and acting are among the top three career goals for many in the entertainment field, but it is a well known fact that only a small percentage actually make any real headway in all three pursuits. Up and comer Drew Stephenson will not tell you that he is different, but he will show you with his persistence, determination and dedication. So much so that the young actor just stepped off the USA Network’s newest television drama, “Complications,” and is now celebrating landing a recurring role on one of television’s top suspense series, “Vampire Diaries,” on The CW. Stephenson will play Collin, an integral character to the show’s plot, on two consecutive shows, starting January 22, 2015.
A second generation Jamaican, Stephenson was born in Brooklyn and currently resides in Atlanta. The handsome young looker initially got his start in the business eight years ago as a fashion model, booking gigs like the Sean John anniversary fashion show and print ads for Ashley Furniture, Belk, and Wingate.
Bay Area singer Baby Jaymes calls his R&B subgenre Ghetto Retro and it’s a gritty throwback to old soul music with an appreciation for hip-hop. Jaymes’s cover of 50 Cent’s “21 Questions” is sung with heavy emotion and backed by a live band. The song is on one side of a 7-inch vinyl release that includes “The Visit” on the B-Side which was originally recorded by obscure Beatles-affiliated rock band The Cyrkle. You can purchase the single on his Bandcamp page.