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KIN4LIFE's “Money Brings Trouble” Chosen For New Rel Dowdell Film “Changing The Game"
The unreleased single “Money Brings Trouble”, written and performed by Hip Hop/R&B supergroup KIN4LIFE, has been chosen for placement in the feature film “Changing The Game.” The song will also be featured on the film’s soundtrack.
“Changing The Game,” based on the screenplay by award-winning director Rel Dowdell, is the gripping story of two childhood friends from a gritty North Philadelphia neighborhood who choose divergent life paths but find themselves facing the same risks and, quite possibly, the same ending.
Darrell Barnes is a gifted student reared by his devoutly religious grandmother who wins a scholarship to Columbia University. Dre Newell is a street-wise hustler guided by the tactics of Niccolo Machiavelli who has put together a crew of teen-age drug dealers. Dre tries to introduce Darrell to his Machiavellian ways, giving him a dog-eared copy of the Italian philosopher’
Armed with an MBA from Columbia, Darrell is recruited by a leading investment house and becomes one of Wall Street’s most charismatic and powerful young players. But a corporate scandal, a corrupt ex-roommate, and a mysterious banker with a unique business service threaten to end his career and possibly his life.
On a trip home to Philadelphia, Darrell recalls the words of his late friend. Taking a page from Machiavelli, he conceives a plan to “evade one’s enemies and gain power” that triggers a climax as explosive as it is unexpected. The film is scheduled for a 2011 nationwide release and will be screened on the film festival circuit.
Yet again, Dowdell has assembled an enviable cast, including Tony Todd, Irma Hall, Kirk "Sticky Fingaz" Jones, Suzzanne Douglas and Sean Riggs. Among his other credits, Dowdell wrote and directed the number one African-American themed film in 2005 for Sony Pictures, “Train Ride” which grossed over $20 million in revenues.
“Money Brings Trouble” will also be featured on KIN4LIFE’s upcoming CD, also due for release next year. Under their imprint, KIN4LIFE has released two studio albums,”KIN4LIFE Volume I” and “I Love KIN4LIFE”, the EP “Rock Star” and the 2010 mixtape “Welcome To Planet Noriq”. Their video for the hit single “Make Up Girl” held a spot on the Click List Countdown on MTV’s Logo for 11 consecutive weeks, and was nominated for The Click List's Top 10 Videos of 2009. The group’s 2010 schedule includes headlining at: the GO Magazine New York Nightlife Awards show in April; appearances in Philadelphia, Toronto, Houston, Atlanta, Columbia, S.C. and other cities; and performing at Inferno Dominican Republic on Labor Day weekend.
KIN4LIFE admits their first love is emceeing but their production and songwriting skills also make them a hot commodity behind the scenes. Working with the hottest up and coming hip hop, R&B and pop acts, KIN4LIFE garners comparison to Missy Elliot and The Neptunes, which prompted them to form Noriq Records’ subsidiaries, Red Eye Productions and The KIN Factory (writing and production). KIN4LIFE showcased their talent as producers by winning the “King of the ATL” battle at the industry proving ground Producer’s Swap Meet in Atlanta in the fall of 2009.
For “Changing The Game” press inquiries, contact Philly First Entertainment at:
For more on KIN4LIFE, visit:
Official Website: www.kin4life.com
Press and Booking Inquiries: Melody Forrester, Esq.
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