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@OpeVisualz Wants To Change The Video Production Industry

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An artist can tell a story through their lyrics. With the help of an innovative video director, they can push that narrative further and create an unforgettable visual experience for their audience. Kayode Opeifa Jr, best known by his director name OpeVisualz, craves to innovate further and push boundaries in film directing. Born in Nigeria, OpeVisualz moved to the windy city of Chicago at 3 months old. OpeVisualz found his footing in directing when he was studying Economics and Statistics at the University of Connecticut. Starting his creative career as a freelance photographer, borrowing camera equipment to work on his craft. He was quickly able to secure high profile artist, modeling agencies, and university bookings. His Made in America festival recap featured Cardi B, Travis Scott, Juice World, and Lil Uzi Vert.

OpeVisualz is Different

What differentiates OpeVisualz from others is his branding and his work ethic. He began to develop video editing skills from working on and reediting already mastered videos he found online. Once confident in his abilities, he could leverage his editing work to purchase his own camera and equipment to start curating work of his own.  Influenced by many great film directors, he singled out Hype Williams for piquing his interest in music videos from a young age and Dave Meyers and Christian Breslauer as he got into the intricacies of his work. This influence can be seen in incorporating cinematic elements into his videos with a touch of commercial appeal. OpeVisualz is known for his music video sequencing and creative color grading skills. He understands how important and intricate sequencing is when it comes to the videos he produces. He loves to invoke nostalgia and playing with emotion in his work, which he finds keeps his viewers drawn in.

As a rising film director, OpeVisualz finds his inspiration within his clients and sees his clients’ level of confidence when it comes to their videos.

“I love the reactions I receive when presenting the work to clients. It’s also fulfilling to be able to help produce content to solve a problem that they have. My entire business model is structured around customer satisfaction,” he said, “All my experiences thus far suggest that I should continue doing what I’m doing.”

In the process, OpeVisualz was able to curate “Final Focus Films,” his own label for talented creatives. This collective includes graphic designers, cinematographers, editors, colorists, producers, directors, artists, marketers, casting directors, models, and makeup artists. He finds that putting people in specialized roles can put out high-level content and give a great customer experience. As a result, they offer customers to merchandise, film production, model casting, digital marketing, and digital assets such as tutorials and presets.

As for what’s on the way for the budding director, more creative pieces with a nostalgic element to each, he has projects on the way with JuS, AmaruCloud, and ANoyd and commercial projects. For now, check out his YouTube playlist featuring some of his best work.

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Kato On The Track & B.o.B Are Offering A Unique Collaborative Opportunity With Audius

This is an amazing opportunity for the right artist!

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In the bustling world of music, where dreams often intertwine with stardom, the dynamic duo of B.o.B and Kato On The Track have embarked on a quest to unearth the next viral talent in the same vein as artists such as Lil Nas X. Their vehicle for this musical exploration? The eagerly anticipated social media phenomenon–the “Over Night Success Story (ONSS)” challenge.

This collaborative venture was unveiled earlier this month when Kato disclosed his partnership with B.o.B and the contest platform Audius. The ONSS challenge was conceived as an exclusive global event, carefully crafted to link the duo with an ambitious indie artist for an unparalleled collaborative experience. The winning artist, chosen through their ingenuity in crafting a viral hit over Kato’s expertly produced beats, would be granted a golden ticket – an all-expenses-paid journey to Atlanta. There, they would join forces with Kato and B.o.B to create music, generate content, and bask in the realm of possibilities.

Much like Lil Nas X’s meteoric rise with “Old Town Road,” the challenge grants artists the power to select their favorite instrumental via Audius, utilizing the internet and social media to catapult their creation to instant stardom. A unique aspect is the low-risk nature of the competition, as streaming numbers play no role in Kato’s final decision on the winner.

To enter, eager fans simply need to create an Audius account, purchase any ONSS instrumental from Kato, upload their track, toggle the “identify as a remix” option, and promote their creation. The trio encourages participants to tag @KatoProducer, @bob, and @audius for increased visibility.

Kato, no stranger to viral challenges with over 65 open verse challenges under his belt, has a history of catapulting artists to fame. Notably, his previous “No Sucka MC’s” contest boosted the careers of mainstream lyricists like Joyner Lucas and Token.

In a recent interview, Kato shed light on the challenge’s genesis, expressing that the collaboration with B.o.B was a long-awaited endeavor. Having a history with B.o.B and fueled by the desire to offer more opportunities to his community, the ONSS challenge was born.

When asked about his favorite part of the submission process, Kato highlighted the transformation from a piece of production to an artist’s creative expression. He emphasized the significance of recognizing the unseen effort behind the scenes, a sentiment rooted in his own journey to success.

For Kato, the challenge is more than a contest; it’s a chance to provide aspiring artists with the opportunities he wished for early in his career. While it may not create an “overnight success,” it symbolizes a moment of recognition for the tireless hours of dedication artists invest.

Looking ahead, Kato envisions the ONSS challenge as only the beginning of a series of opportunities. With plans for contests every 4 to 6 weeks, he aims to unearth more exceptional talent and share it with an eager audience. And given the fact he’s worked with artists such as Joyner Lucas, Token and more, there’s no telling who might be apart of the next ONSS challenge.

Submissions are due by midnight on February 4. Additional details on the contest are available on Audius’ official website.

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YouTube Star Tobuscus & DJ Many Strikes Gold!

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In a groundbreaking achievement for the digital entertainment landscape, renowned YouTuber Tobuscus has clinched the highly coveted RIAA Gold Certification for his viral Minecraft-themed collaboration, “I Can Swing My Sword!” with DJ Many and the dynamic musical duo TeraBrite.

“I Can Swing My Sword!” stands out as a cultural phenomenon, capturing the hearts of Minecraft enthusiasts and music lovers alike. The infectious blend of Tobuscus’s humor, DJ Many’s melodic touch, and TeraBrite’s rock and roll brilliance has not only become an anthem in the gaming community but has now officially earned its place in the rafter of music history with RIAA Gold Certification.

Tobuscus, known for his comedic prowess and engaging content, took a leap into the realm of music with this iconic collaboration, proving that the intersection of gaming and music can yield spectacular results. DJ Many, a luminary in the music industry, contributed his signature sound to the project, while TeraBrite’s dynamic talents added an extra layer of sonic excellence.

The RIAA Gold Certification is a testament to the resounding success of “I Can Swing My Sword!” in the digital age, as the Minecraft community and beyond embraced the catchy anthem with open arms. The certification recognizes the substantial commercial success, with over 100 Million streams/plays, solidifying Tobuscus’s, DJ Many’s, and TeraBrite’s impact on the digital music landscape.

Tobuscus expressed his excitement, stating, “Creating ‘I Can Swing My Sword!’ was an incredible journey, and I’m honored to see it achieve RIAA Gold Certification. The Minecraft community has been incredibly supportive, and I’m grateful for the collaboration with DJ Many and TeraBrite that brought this song to life.”

DJ Many added, “It’s amazing to see the gaming and music worlds come together in such a powerful way. ‘I Can Swing My Sword!’ has become more than just a song; it’s a shared experience among fans. Achieving RIAA Gold Certification is a fantastic recognition of the impact this collaboration has had.”

The RIAA Gold Certification for “I Can Swing My Sword!” marks a historic moment, underscoring the influence of digital creators and their ability to resonate with audiences on a global scale. The collaboration’s success reaffirms the power of blending entertainment mediums and connecting with fans through shared cultural experiences.

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MONEYBAGG YO LAUNCHES PARTNERSHIP WITH LEADING  UK APPAREL BRAND MONEY CLOTHING WITH AN  EXCLUSIVE LOUNGEWEAR LINE IN CELEBRATION OF  MONEY CLOTHING’S 20TH ANNIVERSARY

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Money Clothing, the legendary UK streetwear brand, announced its unique collaboration with iconic rapper Moneybagg Yo to commemorate their 20th anniversary. Together, Money and Monebagg Yo have curated a line of signature custom fit underwear,  which is now part of the larger Money clothing loungewear collection, the collaboration seamlessly  combines the unique cultural perspectives and styles of both brands. This marks the beginning of a long  term partnership. 

Moneybagg Yo has established himself as one of the pioneering rap artists of the 21st century, making a  significant impact on the music industry with his successful mixtapes and chart-topping albums. Building  on this success, Moneybagg Yo is now expanding his talents and venturing into the world of fashion.  

“This collaboration with Money Clothing aligns with my brand and how I want to show up in fashion. I’m  going to rock the whole collection and continue growing with Money in 2024. Can’t wait to see my fans  wearing the new drop” 

Money clothing collections offer a variety of loungewear for men and women, the loungewear  collections have been a staple part of the brands identity over the years, the edition of the exclusive  pieces curated by Moneybagg Yo adds a substantial product offering to the brands already diverse  products. The exclusive collection features denim, velour tracksuits, outerwear, hats, slides, accessories,  and exclusive bags. The collection is priced between.$24.99-$40,000USD and will be exclusively available  at www.moneyclothingusa.com. Fans can expect a perfect blend of comfort and style, reflecting the  individuality and attitude synonymous with both brands. This collaboration signifies a major milestone in  Money Clothing’s 20-year journey, redefining their history and pushing the boundaries to continue to be  one of the innovators for streetwear fashion. 

To add to the excitement, this collaboration with Moneybagg Yo also marks Money Clothing’s official  launch in the United States. As they expand their global presence, Money aims to captivate fashion  enthusiasts with their innovative designs and trendsetting collections.

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