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THE "D" STANDS FOR DETROIT
Detroit is known as the home to many celebrities, athletes, and a host of other talented individuals but it also tops the Forbes list for the nation's most dangerous city. All throughout the media the citizens of Detroit have been getting an unhealthy amount of bad press due to corrupt politics, the heavy crimewave, and most recently a few of the city's hip-hop groups are wanting to start up another war between the Eastside and Westside. At some point, all of this negativity has to stop! Kulayd Entertainment and Iron Fist Global have decided to combine their resources to bring a message to the world that there is no separation when it comes to the spirit of Detroiters and we represent it as a whole which includes all sides of its borders. As part of the Detroit community we must all show it love and support it despite the criticism it gets no matter what! We hope to see you at the video shoot sporting your Detroit gear (hats, shirts, jackets, etc...) and taking part in this fight to keep our city united and our children safer. If you consider yourself a part of Detroit then please come to the much needed event at The Hip Hop Klinik located at 19500 W. 7 Mile on December 14th, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. and let's show the world that The "D" Stand For Detroit!
LISTEN TO THE "D" STANDS FOR DETROIT SONG BY KULAYD
OFFICIAL EVENT FLYER
|Posted by Kulayd Entertainment on April 30, 2013 at 1:35 PM||comments (0)|
Kulayd Entertainment Mixtape Registration
War Of The Cities Mixtape Series Hosted By Atlanta's DJ Cassius Cain
The War Of The Cities Mixtape Series is like musical combat for Hip Hop and R&B artists to be able to showcase their talent as a collective city rather than just as an individual recording artist. Different artists from various cities around the U.S. will be sought out to submit their music to be placed on the mixtape that is prepared for their city. Kulayd Entertainment will choose the best artist from each town to be placed with other local and major recording artists on a final mixtape compilation and distribute it worldwide.
The following information is for the artist registration for the first three (3) War Of The Cities mixtapes Hosted by Atlanta, Georgia's
DJ Cassius Cain:
- Strike of The Romulans (Romulus)
- Vikings and V12's (Inkster)
- Detroit Hood Stars (Detroit)
If you reside or are from
one of these three cities you may submit your music to
and if your music is chosen you may select a mixtape package of your choice based on the
exposure you seek. Please limit two (2) songs or music videos per
Submission packages start at only $150 per slot for serious inquiries only.
Please Click Here for package information
|Posted by Kulayd Entertainment on April 19, 2013 at 9:15 PM||comments (0)|
2003 was a good year for many and especially for the Michigan rapper called Ric-A-Che (pron. Ricochet) who was picked up by Steve Rifkind along with Akon for the launch of Steve's newly formed record label SRC Records.
Ric-A-Che was one of the first acts signed to the label and was blessed to work with the likes of recording artists such as the late Nate Dogg, Akon, and Darija. His song “Lil' Bro” helped him to gain the attention of the creators of the video game Def Jam Fight For NY who eagerly placed the song within the video game's soundtrack. It's a well known fact within this industry that what goes up must come down and that is just what happened to the career of the signature bald headed Michigan rapper we were just getting acquainted with.
After nearly 10 years of being off the scene following his 2003 album release of “Lack Of Communication” Ric-A-Che returns to the industry through his new independent label home with Kulayd Entertainment to release his new EP titled “Bag Music” that is currently in production and scheduled for a 2013 release.
The Kulayd Entertainment family would like to welcome Ric-A-Che to the team and when the BAG drops you need to be the first to grab a copy!
SEE THE INTERVIEW WITH RIC-A-CHE BELOW
|Posted by Kulayd Entertainment on September 29, 2012 at 3:50 PM||comments (0)|
TOP AUTHORITY RELEASES NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR OBAMA
The rap duo Top Authority made up of rappers Shotgun and Flex release their new music video for the song "Obama" from their upcoming new CD which is not yet titled. The song features production by Hollow The Son Of DJ and was recorded at World Fame-Us Hot Spot Entertainment Studios in Detroit, Michigan.
The song is not mainly directed at Obama our president but is more geared toward the nickname of what they call their drugs. Meaning they have that OBAMA dope that's pure and uncut like what they believe the government supplies. I personally believe they used the reference because it sounds catchy...I got that OBAMA! I almost can't stop saying it myself, "OBAMA!". Well anyway back to the music. It's basically what you expect when you hear a Top Authority song, you wan't the hard street bangers that is classic for the unique delivery that both Shotgun and Flex are famous for.
This will be the first release since their 2009 Kush Music CD. You can be one of the first to check out the video below from Top Authority the Real Gangstas of Flint, Michigan...Enjoy it because there will be plenty more in the future for TA.
|Posted by Kulayd Entertainment on September 29, 2012 at 3:05 PM||comments (0)|
Detroit Unleaded Is A Hit!
Director Rola Nashef's new film Detroit Unleaded takes the number one spot at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). For some this is huge news but not for me. I expected the film to do great things from the beginning. When I first met the director she was making her first ever film short which was the previous version of Detroit Unleaded and it was something about her to me that stood out. I had been on a few movie sets but the way she ran her set was totally different. She was always professional and treated everyone equally. She fed her actors with good cuisine, not just pizza and soft drinks and she always made me feel welcome. She did well with the film short she made and she showcased it at different film festivals wherever she could and that ultimately led to her securing funding for making the feature film for Detroit Unleaded.
The new feature film features a diverse cast of actors from different backgrounds. While on the set of the feature film I noticed that time had been well to Rola. She was much more wiser and had seemingly grown in clout but she never stopped being her kind natured self. In my opinion Rola has a great eye for talent and she does a good job at making smart decisions with her productions. When she contacted me to ask me if I would be in the new feature film I eagerly accepted the offer and I'm glad I did. She had specifically written me into the film script as Koolaid which the character is based on a hustler that supplies the gas station with different goods and specialty items. I got to be in my natural hip hop element and do my acting thing as I saw my character. She was very flexible and wanted me to feel comfortable with my persona.
Once the film was ready to premiere she chose the TIFF festival as her first stop and boy did that pay off! Detroit Unleaded took first place beating out some really great films for the top spot. Her film even made TIFF'S Best 2012 films to look forward to list which can be seen here http://my.spill.com/profiles/blog/show?id=947994%3ABlogPost%3A5806545
Check out the Interview with Rola before the film premiere and The interview after winning. You've done an excellent job Rola and I applaud your success!
Before the Premiere
The Interview after her Big Win can be found at the link below.
SEE THE DETROIT UNLEAED FILM TRAILER HERE
|Posted by Kulayd Entertainment on April 6, 2012 at 1:00 PM||comments (0)|
Daytime Television is truly amazing but you should not believe everything you hear and see, there is always more to the story and in my case there is alot more.
My name is Jason Clayton but most know me by my stage name "Kulayd". I was recently on the Judge Alex show to dispute a matter with an old friend of mine who I shall address as Mr. Edwards. Mr. Edwards and I have been friends since Junior high school. During my friendship with Mr. Edwards I put him in music videos and motion pictures even though he has no musical or acting talent whatsoever, I included him because I considered him a friend. Long story short Mr. Edwards knew about the success I was having with my parties and events and he called me up and asked me what could he do to invest with me on an event? At the time I already had contracts with a few venues in Detroit to throw whatever events I wanted so I told him to just give me $200 to $400 for some simple print advertisements like flyers and posters. When he actually came to meet me face to face to officially discuss what we were going to do we BOTH decided that a Talent show for high school kids was a better idea but It will cost more money including renting another venue.
I went over the details with him and we agreed upon an investment amount and after signing an official agreement we set a date for Halloween day 2010. The deal was he was supposed to put up the money and I was supposed to put up my organizational skills and contacts. Once the amount was set he gave me a payment to get started and that is EXACTLY what I did. I started calling up my contacts from Nappy Boy Entertainment (T-Pain's record label), Warner Music group, svmixxradio.com, IMG Universal, G Unit, Dreamstar talent agency, and anybody else I could think of to become involved in this event for the kids.
I kept receipts for everything I purchased with the money and made sure I kept in contact with Mr. Edwards throughout the process. Before printing the advertisements that I created myself outside of the budget given to me I was approached by several request from adults asking for a costume party so the adults can have somewhere to come and enjoy themselves so I took that into consideration. Since the talent show was earlier in the day I decided it would be a good idea to have the adult costume party at night at one of the venues I threw my regular events. it was also a way to show my professional contacts a good time while they were in town. I told Mr. Edwards about it and he said it was a great idea and that he wanted to invest in that event as well. So I printed flyers for the talent show and purchased advanced tickets from another vendor to sell under general admission. I then purchased a separate order out of my own pocket for flyers and advanced tickets for the costume party for the adults. After I got the flyers and tickets back I called Mr. Edwards over to my recording studio to pick up the items.
When he arrived with a lady friend I gave him flyers for both events and 50 tickets for the Talent show. I also gave him 50 tickets for the Costume party that he signed for. At this point he did not invest in the Costume party because he said he was waiting on some more money to come through for him. By this time I had set up the festivities for the event, purchased the tickets and print advertisements, made deposits to the special guest talent as well as the venue we rented. The only thing left to do now was pay the balance of the deposit on the venue, promote, and sell tickets. I produced a television commercial to help promote the talent show that i distributed through the web an local TV shows I was affiliated with including A2YP TV.
Now that I have explained the details, here is where the problem comes in. I informed Mr. Edwards that the balance had to be paid on the venue and that we needed to take care of it asap. He said no problem it will get taken care of. I think the balance was between $400-450 and he told me he would go to the venue himself and make the payment. Well he went alright but he did not pay, he told the venue coordinator he only had $50 to put down and he would return to pay the rest. That NEVER happened! what happened was he strung me along with promises to do what he said he would. It was just about 2 weeks before the event and I was starting to panic because my reputation was on the line, not only that but I invested alot of time, money, and energy into these events myself and he had no clue to the amount of work was done behind the scenes to make this possible. I told him that its not too late to contact the venue and set the event for a later date since we obviously needed more time to get this thing together, even though it would cost more, it would save the event and My reputaion because his was NOT on the line, mine was! .He said he would call me back and let me know if we were going to postpone or move forward. The call never came.
So here I am all alone promoting both events by myself and with no budget for the venue Mr. Edwards dodged me until after the event. He did not call, email, text, show up at the event, or try to make any contact with me whatsoever. He then reappears about a week or so later asking me for money. He assumed i made some money off an event he left me holding the bag with, like SERIOUSLY??? I asked myself is this guy forreal? Does he honestly think I have any money for him? So I told him whatthe deal was and he got upset and threatened me...Well if you know me I don't take kindly to threats and my reaction was bring it on! Weeks later i get a letter in the mail that he filed for a law suit...again SERIOUSLY??? ok so the very next day I get a letter from the Judge Alex show asking me to come on the show to dispute the matter. I thought about it and was VERY reluctant but kept an open mind about it. The production staff informed me and Mr. Edwards of what we had to do if we wanted to go that route. We had a court date in Detroit, Michigan and seen a referee about the matter and after having what I thought was a heart to heart with Mr Edwards and I explained to him that I valued the friendship and it made no sense to argue over something that ruin a friendship. Even though I felt he handled things wrong from the beginning I was trying to be the bigger person and keep the peace... Big mistake!
The deal was in order to keep our friendship in tact we would go on the Judge Alex show together and no matter who wins the case there would be no hard feeling between us and we could move on from this disagreement. But when we got to California all that changed.It seems my so called friend had another agenda in mind. We were both backstage getting ready to be called to the podium and we nodded heads at each other before entering the courtroom. Once the show started all bets were off! This guy started to try to embarrass me on national television. Even though the court case is real the events are highly STAGED and SCRIPTED if you don't believe me ask anyone who was ever on the show. Instead of saving our friendship this guy went for his 15 minutes of fame. He wanted everyone to believe I was at fault and that was doing him wrong in some type of way. I paid more attention to the costume party than the talent show and basically BOLD FACE LIED !!!!
The producers withheld evidence of my receipts and contracts regarding the venue and event. There is only so much you can do when people like this control the airwaves. Their job is to make the show interesting by making people look incompetent and silly. The result was "I Lost" not because i did any dishonest dealing but because I used one of my standard contracts with Mr. Edwards that had no clause for the venue rental even though it has always been CLEARLY understood by Mr. Edwards that the venue WAS part of our agreement whether it was written on paper or not. Bottom line is I was trying to assist a friend and got seriously BURNED! This was a lesson in my life that I will never forget. Always double and triple ckeck your paperwork before signing anything. Most of all I will watch who I trust to keep in my circle. My so callled friend got his 15 minutes of fame by trying to crush me and my reputation but my accomplishments speak for themselves, I am good at what I do and will always persevere in trying times. Thanks for the life lesson and showing me how blessed I am with my life. I must be doing something right If people break their neck to try to gain fame from associations with me whether positive or negative.
No matter what I will always stand TALL! Thank you to those who truly support me and wish me the best.
- Jason "Kulayd" Clayton
|Posted by Kulayd Entertainment on August 20, 2011 at 12:35 AM||comments (0)|
Kulayd has been making moves lately and one of his latest accomplishments was his music's entry into the new movie Detroit Bad Boyz by Black Hollywood Films Director Carl Stallworth. Kulayd will have 2 song's from his upcoming "Count Time" CD placed inside the film and also the films CD soundtrack. The first song is titled "Thats What We Do" and the second is "G Rides and Cusswords" which features background vocals by Jayde.
"Detroit Bad Boyz" is based on a true story that happened in Detroit, MI in the year of 91 but was formatted for the year of 2011. The film is about a young black man fighting for his financials by all means to gain his respect as a man in a world that respect the bottom line, money! As "CJ" the main character of the story gain his power and respect, he also learn the betrayal and greed of mans heart no matter how much he give of himself they want it all including his life if he get's in the way of there hidden agenda!
Watch The Film Trailer Here (Warning: Explicit language)
DETROIT BAD BOYZ IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR RETAIL
BE SURE TO CHECK IT OUT!
|Posted by Kulayd Entertainment on August 18, 2011 at 2:50 PM||comments (0)|
When South Lebanon-born writer-director Rola Nashef started thinking about her film, Detroit Unleaded, there wasn’t much of a film scene in her home state of Michigan, independent or studio. Now, after several years of tax incentives and high-profile productions, she laughs, “I go to restaurants and hear people talking about their scripts.” But Nashef was inspired by Detroit long before the state’s recent production boom. The city didn’t just provide her debut feature’s location, but also its subject matter — specifically, the tales that come out of its Arab-American community. “Living within an Arab immigrant family, dating within the Arab-American community, the restrictions Arab youth face — these experiences have all made their way into the film,” she says. “And it’s not always about rebellion. It’s about finding the loopholes that allow you to live a freer life. There’s a camaraderie we’ve created here in this hybrid Arab-American culture, a new language that’s mixed with urban hip-hop culture, and that’s something I really wanted to portray in a movie.”This summer Detroit Unleaded went through the IFP Narrative Lab, and it is currently in post-production. Based on Rashef’s 2007 short, it tells the story of a young Lebanese-American man, Sami, who runs a filling station with his “charismatic hustler” cousin, Mike. When the gorgeous Najlah comes into the station, in order to spend time with her, Sami must usher her behind the bulletproof glass cage that forms a barrier between him and the rest of his community. Of the scenario, Nashef says, “I moved to Detroit from Lansing and suddenly I saw all these images of Arab men behind glass. It was a rite of passage for young Arab men [to work in these gas stations]. I wanted to tell a great story by using that metaphor.”
Nashef attended Michigan’s Motion Picture Institute and raised $20,000 from the local community to make the short. “People really connected to the characters,” she says. “They wanted to see more.” She wrote a script and then used the short as “a marketing tool” to fundraise for the feature. Mixing romantic comedy with gritty urban drama, Detroit Unleaded spins that “man in a cage” metaphor into a big-hearted look at the loves, fears and aspirations of people for whom that gas station is home, and the others who are just passing through. Leads EJ Assi and Nada Shouhayib are both tremendously charismatic and have bright careers ahead of them.
Although Nashef cites Spike Lee as an inspiration because of his connection to his own community, she admits, “I’m not one of those filmmakers who is inspired by other films.” Before making Detroit Unleaded she worked for ACCESS (Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services). “Cultural representation is a big issue for me,” she says. “Growing up I never saw people like me and my own experience in the movies. And I kept meeting these amazing characters who continue to inspire me. Our experience as Arab Americans makes for great storytelling. We need to be on a screen somewhere.” — Scott Macaulay
Contact: [email protected]
Original Post by: Filmmakermagazine.com
|Posted by Kulayd Entertainment on August 17, 2011 at 11:15 AM||comments (25)|
The Kulayd Entertainment Record label is now accepting applications for talented new producers, singers, and rappers!
We will launch our new artist releases beginning in 2012. We are in the process of building our new roster from scratch. For us its out with the old and in with the new. This is where you can benefit.
"WE ARE HANDING OUT RECORD DEALS AND YOU CAN HAVE ONE IF YOU FIT THE CRITERIA"
1. You must be unique and have your own style.
2. You must have a professional work ethic and the dedication to see long term projects through to completion.
3. You must be able to be a team player and follow direction when working with others.
4. You must have a passion for music and entertainment, these positions are NOT for hobbyists.
5. You must have reliable transportation to get to and from studio recording sessions, rehearsals, and show performances.
6. You must be willing to make personal sacrifices in order to benefit the greater good of others.
Details of what our record label can offer you:
1. A support system. There is strength in numbers and we cannot always accomplish our goals on our own. With us you will have help.
2. You will have access to our professional recording studio so you can record your next release.
3. For singers and rappers, you will have access to industy quality production tracks from our accredited production team.
4. You will have a film staff working with you to help create quality music videos for your record release.
5. You will have experienced artist management and marketing staff to assist in the planning of your career goals.
6. You will have graphic designers on hand to assist you with your CD artwork and promotional materials.
7. You will have access to a list of celebrities for possible song collaborations.
8. You will have guaranteed record distribution through our distributors.
9. You will have 100% assistance in promoting your new releases.
If you are a hip hop artist, producer, or singer who has done everything on your own up until now and finally realized how hard it is to make it on your own without a strong and solid team then this opportunity is for you.
Most major and some independent record labels don't event give artists and producers a chance to be heard as they have so many daily submissions they cant possibly give every CD or mp3 they recieve a fair listen. That is why sometimes it is best to go with a small independent label who can do just as good of a job getting your name out there as they can and you dont have to compete with other artist or producers on your label for the attention of the label to assist with your projects.
SO COME JOIN A WINNING TEAM NOW BEFORE ALL THE POSITIONS ARE TAKEN UP AND WE EXECUTE OUR 2012 INDUSTRY ATTACK PLAN!
CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION