Alty B goes from ‘Nobody’ to somebody on new song

Dancehall/Reggae singer, Alty B has unveiled his first of many offerings for 2014, entitled 'Nobody.'

Dancehall/Reggae singer, Alty B has unveiled his first of many offerings for 2014, entitled ‘Nobody.’

by Jodee Brown

Aiming to take the music world by storm, one lyric at a time, Real Entertainment Productions recording artist,Alty B is back in the spotlight, releasing his first single for 2014 entitled Nobody.

This song, produced by Smokeshop Studios, showcases the epitome of a ‘rags to riches’ type story, as Alty B speaks of the hypocrisy shown by people once a relatively unknown name gains some sort of recognition. Voiced on a beat combining Dancehall and Reggae elements, Nobody points out the struggles and whole heap a blood, sweat and tears’ it took for the singjay to gain respect in his industry while warning others in a similar situation to watch his or her surroundings that much more when success comes calling.

Nobody has already found favour in his native Jamaica, with radio stations across the island playing the single in rotation. Alty B’s flow and straight-shooting lyrics make this song a worthy listen given its ability to relate to so many people who go through this everyday experience.

Alty B landed his biggest mainstream hit thus far after combining with fellow singer, Richie Loop for their collaborative effort, Island Girl. The song was a hit with several local TV and radio stations while also gaining heavy rotation in his base in the Greater Toronto Area and across Canada. Other notable 2013 singles from the R.E.P artist, who is currently being managed by Andrew Lee Pryceincluded Bubble Fi Me (feat. Cubanis),Leaving You (feat. Ebony Royal) and Woman I Need You (feat. Jah Cube).

Look out for the official video for Nobody in the near future as well as the single on iTunes, distributed by Johnny Wonder and Hapilos 21st. This is the first of many things to come from this rising sensation throughout 2014 and the foreseeable future.

Pink decides to ‘Try’ on ‘Justice System’ movie soundtrack

Andrew Lee Pryce (left), the CEO of Real Entertainment Productions says he is fully endorsing Spyglass Entertainment's choise of Pink's 'Try' for the 'Justice System' movie soundtrack.

Andrew Lee Pryce (left), the CEO of Real Entertainment Productions says he is fully endorsing Spyglass Entertainment’s choise of Pink’s ‘Try’ for the ‘Justice System’ movie soundtrack.

by Jodee Brown

Real Entertainment Productions and CEO, Andrew Lee Pryce are throwing their support behind the addition of P!nk’s Try to the official Justice System movie soundtrack, recently made possible by the film’s producers, Spyglass Entertainment.

Released in 2012, Try peaked at number nine on theBillboard Hot 100 chart and was further popularized in 2013 thanks to the efforts of The Voice winner, Tessanne Chin, who successfully sang the song during her blind audition on the NBC talent show.

In a press release, P!nk says she thoroughly enjoyed Tessanne’s pulsating rendition of her song and is glad that Try has been added to the Justice Systemsoundtrack.

“I fell in love with Jamaican music when Tessanne Chindid over my song, Try on The Voice and it was extraordinary,” she said. “I now fall in love with Andrew-Lee Pryce’s talent as a film producer. “When Spy Glass Entertainment contacted me to use my song ‘Try’ in Pryce’s upcoming film, Justice System, I could not say no.”

Pryce says Try is a perfect fit for the movie soundtrack given its strong, underlying message.

“I love this song from, the first time I heard it! Each time I hear this song, even if I’m down. It’s a big motivation to keep trying hard for success, nevertheless what haters have to say.”

Meanwhile, Pryce and the Real Entertainment Production congratulate Tessanne Chin for her outstanding performances that led her to the crown on The Voice, putting Jamaican music back, firmly, on the international map. He now hopes to emulate Chin’s success on the big screen.

“Tessanne Chin tried until the end, when she won The Voice. Now I’m trying to break big in film and win an Oscar.” he said.

Justice System, produced by independent American film company, Spyglass Entertainmentis a movie looking at the life of a young Jamaican footballer seeking a better, but finds gets himself in legal troubles in the United States. The movie will feature a slew of international stars, including Academy Awardwinning actor, Russell Crowe and rap star, Ja Rule to name a few.

Real Entertainment Production is still on the hunt for the cast to play the role as the young Jamaican footballer.

Pryce and his R.E.P continue to thank Spyglass Entertainment for allowing the opportunity to help bring this promising film to life. The film is expected to be released in 2016.

Auditions for Justice System will be held across North America and the Caribbean between March and June 2014. Locations for said auditions include, Jamaica, Trinidad, the United States and Canada.

Cartoon Network set to air first Jamaican cartoon, ‘Santino’ by Andrew Lee Pryce

Andrewprice1by Jodee Brown

Real Entertainment Production (R.E.P) boss, Andrew Lee Pryce has expanded his talents with his first cartoon, Santino, which is set to debut on Cartoon Network.

Santino marks a historic achievement for Pryce and Jamaica as Cartoon Network will broadcast it first full-length ‘island cartoon.’ The half-hour cartoon spotlights Santino, a supernatural person who tries to use his powers to reduce crime while the show also gives children and adults worldwide a chance to check out some highlights of Jamaica’s rich culture.

Santino’s purpose is not only to make the streets of Jamaica safer, but also promote positivity about his home and invite foreigners to visit the island.

According to Pryce, Santino represents a microcosm of his feelings towards crime in Jamaican and was long inspired to create a cartoon exploring this issue while promoting the positive his native country worldwide.

“I always wanted to be the first film producer to produce a cartoon internationally,” he said. “It was always my dream to see Jamaica’s crime rate down. I wish I did have super powers, but I don’t so I created Santino just to express my feelings.”

The accomplished television producer stresses thatSantino is not necessarily being created to representBrand Jamaica, but creating fun and entertainment for young audiences to revel in.

“The producers at Real Entertainment Production want to say thanks to Spyglass Entertainment for the opportunity to put the necessaries together for the cartoon,” said Pryce.

Santino will debut on Cartoon Network next Saturday at 7:30 a.m. U.S. time (6:30 a.m. JA time) and will air every Saturday morning on the station.

Andrew Lee Pryce and his Real Entertainment Production outlet recently secured a deal with an independent U.S. film company, Spyglass Entertainment to produce his Justice System movie, which is set to hit theatres by the summer of 2016. The movie will feature Academy Award winning actor,Russell Crowe, Sea Biscuit and 30 Rock star, Elizabeth Banks and accomplished rap star, Ja Rule, amongst others.

Andrew Lee Pryce’s ‘Justice System’ served with top acts, such as Russell Crowe

justice systemby Jodee Brown

Justice Systeman upcoming movie written by accomplished television producer and Real Entertainment Production founder, Andrew Lee Pryce will be enriched with international flavour as a number of top overseas actors and entertainers are set to star in the film.

Pryce’s Real Entertainment Production secured a dealwith independent American film company, Spyglass Entertainment in May, allowing Spyglass to produceJustice System. The movie, which focuses on a young Jamaican footballer who gets himself in trouble with the law while in the U.S. will now feature the likes of Academy Award winning actor, Russell Crowe as well as popular rap star, Ja Rule as well as accomplished actress and director, Elizabeth Banks, amongst others.

Crowe will star as the lawyer representing the troubled young footballer, Banks will feature as the judge overseeing the footballer’s case and Ja Rule is set to play the role of a gang leader.

According to Crowe, who recently starred in the popular action flick, Man Of Steel, he sees promise in Justice System and is enthused to work alongside Pryce.

“I’m here to work with any talented young film producer and based on what I’ve seen so far, Andrew Lee Pryce is extra talented and will break big internationally with thisJustice System movie,” the New Zealand-born actor said.

Crowe, who has starred in movies such as American Gangster and Cinderella Man, won Best Actor for his lead role in The Gladiator in 2000 while also winning a Golden Globe Award for his portrayal of Nobel Peace Prize winner, John F. Nash in the biopic, Beautiful Mind. Banks’ versatility has seen her star in different types of movies, from Sea Biscuit to the 40 Year Old Virgin and starred alongside Crowe in the 2010 thriller, The Next Three Days while Ja Rule has appeared in movies such as Fast and Furious andHalf Past Dead opposite Steven Seagal.

Andrew Lee Pryce intimated that the public can expect to see Justice System in theatres in the near future.

“We had planned for a 2018 [release] but we’re trying to find ways and means to release it by 2016, where we start shooting next year and end shooting by the end of 2015, then it will be released by the summer of 2016,” he explained.

The addition of such big names to Justice System will help to add depth to a movie which explores the struggles someone from a poor background experiences when dealing with the system and its laws.

Real Entertainment Production is renowned for its successful live radio broadcast of STING 2011 and is currently marketing the music of its artist and Toronto-based Dancehall star, Alty B.

RDX stole my ‘Island Girl,’ claims Alty B

altyb2by Jodee Brown

After staying silent during the first go-around, fast-rising Dancehall star and Real Entertainment Productionsrecording artist, Alty B is now crying foul after making strong claims that popular Dancehall group, RDX has pirated his breakthrough single, Island Girl.

The hit song, featuring fellow singjay Richie Loop was released earlier this year, to mass success, garnering Alty B unprecedented attention with hundreds of thousands of views across several music websites. The song also saw the emerging entertainer splashed across several Jamaican and Caribbean music stations as well as charts worldwide as the official video for Island Girl made him a must-watch star in the making.

However, the singjay now claims RDX stole his concept and flow for their own single dubbed Island Girl, which was recently released on the JA Productions produced Overdrive Riddim.

This isn’t the first time RDX has blatantly copied one of his songs, according to Alty B. The No More singer insists the veteran group pulled off a similar tactic two years ago following the release of his dance-themed hit, Splice.

“I saw it has an opportunity for my song [Splice] to get out there publicly but that was not the outcome,” he recalled. “Instead RDX gain fame while my song eventually died out.”

Andrew Lee Pryce, founder of Real Entertainment Productions and Alty B’s manager relayed his shock upon hearing of RDX’s single and believes it validates accusations by other acts that the group has stolen their ideas also.

“I often heard entertainers saying that RDX go around stealing people songs but I’ve finally heard it first hand and I’m not gonna take this lightly,” he explained.

The Pryce-led Real Entertainment Productions has signaled their intent to seek legal discourse should they fail to get a response from RDX’s management team to resolve this ongoing issue.

Meanwhile, Alty B is looking to build on the success of Island Girl as he is working on a soon-to-be released single, Nobody and will be touring parts of the Caribbean, including Trinidad and Tobago later this year.

Additionally, the Toronto-based singjay is working on a major collaboration with a Canadian-born international superstar in the coming weeks, which is sure to land the multi-talented entertainer his biggest break to date.