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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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Daymo – “Drink in My Cup”

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Riding the success of his last single “Drink in My Cup,” Daymo returns with “These Days” featuring Nikki Paige, showing fans the vulnerable and emotional side of the Southern California artist’s composed and meticulous image.

Flexing his falsetto while wailing for connection, Daymo tells the tale of two lovers estranged by time on “These Days”, where listeners learn how time can unravel the false truths we conceive when enamored in young love. “These Days” features fellow California artist Nikki Paige, whose flawless vocals covering lyrics identical to Daymo’s creates uncanny parallelism on the track, where two singers express the same feeling yet fail to establish a connection due to their memories and expectations. With careful production from Lou Xtwo, “These Days” gives listeners a full immersion into the wavering world of melancholy affection, all the way from Daymo’s varying vocal techniques to the tension-building tremolo in the synths.

“These Days” (feat. Nikki Paige) is out now on all streaming platforms.

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Lil $o$o – “Better Life” (Official Video)

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Lunchbox Records’ Lil $o$o is quickly ascending to the mainstream radar with her undeniable look, sound and fanbase. Preparing for the release of her anticipated project, $o$o World, she releases a must-see visual for the lead single “Better Life.” In the new visual, the South Florida native takes fans into her world and shows us, if you believe in yourself and work hard, you can build your own world where all your wildest dreams come true.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CRgucLFAoc6/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Produced by the all-star trio of Toju, TheOnlyDiet and Lunchmoney Lewis, Lil $o$o wrote the song to showcase her journey and where she plans to go. “I’m proud of this one, I wrote it by myself and got in a zone,” she says about making the debut track. “I’m focused on a mission to provide a better life for my son. Ain’t nobody stopping that.”

Signed to Billboard chart-topping recording artist Lunchmoney Lewis (Nicki Minaj, Doja Cat), Lil $o$o debut single is but a teaser of what to expect from the forthcoming album. The project will explore her transformation into a fiercely independent woman. “Better Life” is the perfect jump-on point for any newfound fan with her project slated to drop late-2021. In the meantime, enjoy the new video.

After watching “Better Life,” continue to follow Lil $o$o on social media for daily updates and more.

Experience $o$o’s World now. Check out the next big star in Hip Hop below.

https://youtu.be/ptJygmBCwEc

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