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Raffles van Exel to Produce Video for Reggae Star Ras Penco
Raffles van Exel, President of Raffles Entertainment, has signed on to Produce and Executive Produce a new music video for Uprize Music's recording artist Ras Penco.
Reggae sensation Ras Penco’s single “Thousand Miles” reached number one in his home country of Jamaica and the Caribbean. “Thousand Miles” is enjoying heavy rotation on B.E.T.’s Soul Session, MTV Music, and VH1 Soul. The song continues to dominate the top five of the US Reggae charts. Ras Penco has had an impeccable run this year, and the streak continues with Raffles van Exel to Executive Produce the upcoming video, “Be By My Side”. "Be By My Side" is a romantic Reggae/pop ballad that is already receiving airplay in Jamaica and is quickly racing up the charts.
About Raffles van Exel
Raffles Van Exel, is a European actor, music consultant and producer from Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He founded Raffles Entertainment, LLC, Max Records, Inc., and charitable organization Artist For Global Unity.
Mr. Van Exel is a highly respected entertainment consultant having guided some of the worlds most acclaimed artists, such as the late King of Pop Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Patti LaBelle, Colby O' Donis, Lance Bass (Founding member of iconic pop group, N'Sync), Flavor Flav of "Flavor of Love" fame, George Benson, and the late Ray Charles. Raffles van Exel has produced for The Queen of Salsa - the late and great Celia Cruz, funk pioneer George Clinton, Sisqo, Nick Cannon, Howie Dorough (Founding member of grammy nominated group, The Backstreet Boys), gangsta rap icon and actor Ice-T, and a host of other artists.
This will be Raffles van Exel's first project after the untimely death of his friend, the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson. "I needed some time alone to let everything settle within," van Exel explains. "I know that the untimely passing of Michael was devastating to the world and I hope people can appreciate & understand the pain his family and close friends had to go through. Since the funeral, I've found inner peace. I am now ready to take the business head on."