Whattup Blacrendies?, Big June from B’klyn here to tell you about a new tv show that has me like super hyped, yes I said TV show. I know the video above looks like a movie trailer. I swore it was a movie to the point that I was telling the creators of the show (Shilo media) that it’s a movie and not a TV show [they just laughed at me ... awkwardly]. I mean seriously if you watched the trailers you expected a good two hours of pure drama but it’s actually a sitcom that combines life in Brooklyn with the fight to be more than a series of numbers that rest just below your chin line.
With all of these Reality shows hitting the airwaves, you end up with a lot less reality. People are so tied up with how they’re going to be viewed or portrayed in reality shows they end up not being themselves. They can’t act normal because they’ll be held accountable for anything they do or say. My DVR is filled with sitcoms because in a sitcom you can actually portray real life situations without the repercussions a reality show will have if someone decides to “keep it real”. Oddly enough life is mimicking art and vice versa. The reality show participants are mimicking art by only showing the world what they want them to see, and portraying themselves in the way they want to be viewed. The Sitcom essentially is mimicking life by portraying real world situations and displaying the roller coaster ride of results that come from the choices that we make every day.
I got to sit down with the creators of the Sitcom “South Brooklyn” John Arrington and Bless the God of Shilo Media. They gave me some background on who they are and what Shilo’s about. Actually Shilo is a small Israeli settlement just above Jerusalem. Legend has it that the little village which is totally self-sufficient is planted firmly on Palestinian land, the small village of a meager 2300 people fought to stay on this sacred land which is a focal point for an Israelite congregation with medical and educational institutions running throughout. Being that John and Bless were both born into the Christian faith the company name doesn’t seem like a coincidence. Considering that they’re a small, humble company challenging the Juggernauts of the industry, to give the people a TV series they can relate to. The kind of TV series that although filled with real life drama at the end of the day is also educational and uplifting.
One of the most interesting features of Shilo Media is that they do everything. If you’re a hot artist looking for guidance they have their own record label, if you’re looking for a hot track their production team can produce the track for you. When it’s time to record the video here they are with the camera crew ready to set you up, three hundred and sixty degree service. It’s the one stop shop for Independent and not so independent artists alike. During the interview I got the pleasure of meeting the Premier artist on their record label a very humble young man by the Name Y.A.T.O. It appears that even in the wake of securing a network for the Sitcom they had enough time to sign a new artist (see YATO music video below). Honestly the interview I recorded did these men no justice, the best part of the interview happened when the camera went off .
I got to really sit down, eat and chop it up even more, one hour turned into four as we all kinda fell into similar mindsets. Everyone in Shilo is business minded, polite and professional, even when being heckled by a drunken bar hound seeking attention from what was clearly a historical moment in the making. ”Big TingsAgwon!”. Enjoy the music video below, check for the sitcom and support these brothers who clearly are the on their way to being the Hood version of Tyler Perry (without the skirt)
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