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Rising On The Charts, ‘AFTER THE REIGN’ Is Must Watch Film With A Comical Yet Serious Approach To Today’s Music Industry And Social Media Driven World

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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 the 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) establishing 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.
Currently charting on multiple platforms, After The Reign is off to a promising start. Very similar to what is going on in the music industry today, the new film takes a comical yet serious approach to a social media driven world and the people that depend on it. Although you can catch a laugh from this film, be sure to pay attention as the film creates a strong message for all.


Watch the trailer for Geo Santini’s After The Reign now or stream at http://www.afterthereignmovie.com/

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Meet Virginia Beach Native DRE-SKI: An Emerging Artist Ready to Take Over the Rap Scene

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Up-and-coming rapper DRE-SKI is no stranger to the world of hip-hop! Growing up in
the neighborhood of “Campus East”, DRE-SKI, whose real name is Mondre, would
listen to a lot of rap, including Jay-Z, DMX, Dip Set, Nas and Biggie. After graduating
high school, the Virginia Beach native got into music by writing raps over instrumentals
and would have his friends listen to them. But it wasn’t until he attended college and
opened up for Lupe Fiasco and Fabolous that people, including his friends, started
taking him seriously.


In 2012, DRE-SKI took a break from music and four years later, he hopped right back
in and started his own independent record label/brand, “XB Music Group”. Between
2016 and 2019, the rapper put out a few mixtapes – “Calm Your Taste Budz 2 & 3” and
“Keep The Change 1 & 2”. In 2019, he debuted his first EP, “Long Story Short” and in
2020, he dropped two different EPs, titled “Game 6” & “4 Real Ones Only”. His music is
available on all digital streaming platforms (Apple, Spotify, Tidal, Google Play).

DRE-SKI has always been passionate about music. Some of his musical influences are
Jay-Z, J. Cole, Fabolous, Pusha –T, Ace Hood and Moneybagg Yo. And just like these
artists, he’s looking to influence others with his music, engage with his audience and
build a solid, long-lasting fanbase. His versatility and lyrical ability make him stand out
from others, while his work ethic is impeccable. DRE-SKI is currently working on his
next EP, “Turning Point”, but he hopes to release a few singles by this summer. He’s
also working with a few music producers, one of them being Jay Uncut from Atlanta,
and EK from Virginia Beach. When he isn’t making music, DRE-SKI is focusing on his
next moves.


As an entrepreneur, he would like to sign emerging artists onto his record label and give
them the opportunity to propel their music careers. Outside of music, he is a realtor, a
real estate investor and the owner of a trucking company. Aside from working on his
new EP, DRE-SKI is looking to network a lot more so he can expand his brand.


Check out two of his music videos out now and get the latest on the rapper on all social
media platforms.

IG: @TheReal_DreSki
SnapChat: TheReal.DreSki

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Tampa Artist Rublow Delivers New Single and Confirms He Has An EP On The Way!

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Born and Raised in Tampa, Florida, independent artist Rublow has been preparing to take over the music industry since he was 10 years old. Now the 22-year-old is proving he’s a force to be reckoned with in the hip hop community.

The up-and-coming artist who is currently signed under two independent labels, Hieroglyphic Music and No Silver Spoon LLC, is killing the game with his versatile sound and incredible flow.

“The way I articulate, I feel as if I tell a different story,” he said, “Yeah, I got turn up music with trap vibes but I’m also well-rounded. I write about real shit, police brutality, growing up in the hood, adversities of being a black man in America. I feel like I’m good at that stuff too.”

Determined to kick start his career, Rublow made the decision to move to Los Angeles, California where he could fully dedicate himself to music. He admits moving to LA was a power move which led him to link up with some of Hollywood’s hottest artists including Anwar Hadid and His Girlfriend Dua Lipa.

Till this day, Rublow continues to have a close relationship with the powerhouse couple who have shown an endless amount of support to the rising artist. In fact, Hadid was on set while filming the visuals to his latest single “Rublow 2x”. The visual available on YouTube, already has over 170k views on YouTube and was shot by Connor Ellmann and Creative Directed by Anwar Hadid, Arb and Kuj!

Already receiving interests from several different music labels, the independent artist has no plans on slowing down this year and wants his fans to know he is here to stay! In fact, Rublow revealed he’s currently working on a new EP which will feature a variety of tracks and will include a collaboration with So So Def artist LA The Goat. The EP “Thru Talkin” is coming sooner than you know it, the project is expected to drop right in time for the summer!

Follow Rublow (@rublow_) on Social Media for music updates and MORE!

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Independent Artist Vae Day Drops New Single “C Webb”.

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Born and raised in Trenton, New Jersey, Vae Day is an independent artist that is motivated and dedicated to his career. Known for his versatile flow and creativity, the up-and-coming artist admits his favorite part about being a musician is the creative freedom he explores while working on new music.

Starting his career nearly 6 years ago in his cousin’s home studio, Vae Day recalls enduring dark times and explains the reason why he began writing his own music was to cope with his mental health.

“I started making music in 2015 after I tore my ACL.” He admits, “It was an outlet I needed to carry me out of depression.”

Now, the independent artist doesn’t set goals when it comes to his music. Going by the motto, “The Sky Is The Limit”, Vae Day pushes himself to be the best and believes you can do anything you set your mind to.

“I’ve had plenty of jobs but none of them stuck with me.” He admits, “This music shit is something that kept my head up during rough times it’s something I’m actually really good at. Music saved my life.”

Since the start of his career, Vae Day has released 3 albums and has collaborated with several up-and-coming artists. His music has also been featured on Say Cheese and No Jumper. Recently, the independent artist dropped his single “C Webb” and confirmed there is new music on the way!

For music updates and more follow Vae Day on social media- @cloutlord_vae

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