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THE CONNERS’ RENE ROSADO, AVATAR’S LISA ROUMAIN & EMPIRE’S SCOTTY TOVAR STAR IN GEO SANTINI’S MOCK-DOC ‘AFTER THE REIGN’

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Rene Rosado (The Conners) stars opposite Lisa Roumain (Avatar), Scotty Tovar (Empire) and Jessica Meza (East Los High) in the new Geo Santini’s mockumentary After The Reign, based on the abrupt rise and fall of social media prankster-turned rapper Benito Cruz a.k.a Lil Tito.

Santini, who writes and directs, enlists Grammy award-winning producer Cory Rooney for a guest appearance. In 2020, the new film was the most-watched film at New York Latino Film Festival. The film is presented by Gravitas Ventures and Red Arrow Studios through MPM Productions.

Produced by Luis C. Arellano, After The Reign follows Benito Cruz (Lil Tito) establishes an irreverent social media persona by creating and executing edgy pranks that flirt with legality. But when one of his pranks lands him behind bars, Benito’s social media following isn’t just sustained, it grows. His new inheritance provokes a transformation from clickbait prankster to hardcore rapper known as Lil Tito. Bolstered by his trolling antics, Lil Tito’s music lands on the top charts and his videos frequent the trending sections of video platforms, establishing a base of infatuated fans who ask, “What will Lil Tito do next?” Fame and influence beg for a level of responsibility that Lil Tito rejects, making the internet puppeteer a victim of the exploitative music industry. Ironically, Lil Tito is soon destroyed by the beast that created him and his addiction to virtual validation drives him to do the unthinkable.

“Social media, and the possibility for quick fame and fortune, is a cultural force and Geo’s film manages to highlight the darker side of this fame and notoriety in this clever satire. Utilizing real influencers, and drawing from the headlines, he has crafted a narrative that uses humor to highlight the pitfalls of online infamy,” said Megan Huggins, Acquisitions Coordinator for Gravitas Ventures.

“I’m a Hip Hop kid. I grew up in the music business and I loved film. I saw where Hip Hop was going and I wanted to do a character study on new age rappers and how fan bases have changed. We used to be fans of artists because of their music and it’s becoming more about an artist’s personality via social media and trolling culture. You may think that some of the film’s antics are too ridiculous to be realistic, but if you go on the Internet, you’ll find material that’s even more ridiculous. I wanted to examine what happens to an artist’s psyche after years of trolling and clout-chasing. Who is left behind when the likes stop coming in?” said Santini.

After The Reign was most recently seen and accepted into, the largest film festival in Puerto Rico. As of March 2 2021, After The Reign is available for POVD, including Amazon, iTunes, Comcast, Vudu, and Redbox.

Watch the trailer for Geo Santini’s After The Reign now.

https://youtu.be/1YAMThfnEvo

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Laajuvie – “No Cuffin” (Official Video)

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Miami-via-New Jersey but harnessed skills in Jacksonville, Florida femcee Laajuvie gears up for a breakout summer with the releases of the visual to her new single “No Cuffin.” For her emergence, Laajuvie is aggressive, unapologetic and cutting-edge.

For her forthcoming project, the Dak-directed video displays The pole toting tauntress effortlessly raps into the camera without breaking a sweat, all while showing off a fresh manicure and a beat face. “No Cuffin” is the perfect jump-on point for any newfound fan joining the Laajuvie bandwagon.

Laajuvie’s latest single follow her first freestyle to Instagram titled “Fake Love,” which has garnered over 25K+ views organically since its release, Juvie wasted no time following up effort with another freestyle called ‘Shit Talk” that accumulated over 500 comments. Connected with EMPIRE, Laajuvie’s full-length effort is expected to draw some a-list collaborations. “No Cuffin” is produced by Ricky Hoodrich and available on 510 Music Group. After the view, for more on Laajuvie, follow her on Instagram.

Check out Laajuvie’s new visual for “No Cuffin” below.

https://youtu.be/vM8aeLP6Pbw

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FAT WALLACE – “DREAMS”

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Virginia is surging with Hip Hop’s next-generation superstars. Among the new class is the slick, catchy and popular recording artist, Fat Wallace. Today, he makes his run for the 2021 artist-to-watch label with new single “Dreams.” “This year will be the year all of my fans look back on as the year the rest of the world discovered Fat Wallace,” says the rising star.

For the new single, Wallace remains loyal to his roots as he amasses widespread notoriety with lyrics about evolving into a superstar through persistence, resilience and, most of all, originality. Fat Wallace has created an authentic sound since his original arrival in 2016. “From my perspective and releasing music for the past 5 years, I definitely feel like this is my best song to date because it shows exactly what my mission is,” he says.

He continues: “If a kid from a town that only has a population of a few thousand can put his time and effort into making it somewhere with his music, it really just shows that hard work really can get you anywhere regardless of where you’re starting from.”

“Dreams” is the lead-up to something big coming from Fat Wallace in 2021. And now a great origin point for newfound fans, feel free to stay updated on everything Fat Wallace via social media. Before the forthcoming album, stream “Dreams,” available now via Major League Records.

https://open.spotify.com/track/2oo5hD7ij4iUcVTcBkz8GL?si=zTMWxnY_T1q93IolASV9Fg

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