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“DYMEZ” the movie

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DYMEZ the Movie

Dymez is dramedy that follows 3 beautiful young women as they execute a scheme to make money, while taking their power back from men. A powerhouse of Detroit talent, Dymez stars 3 native Detroit women: Nicole “Hoopz” Alexander, Ciera Alexander and Nix McCarty. The legendary Glen Plumber also stars along Demaris Harvey, Detroit comedian Dubfunny and many more. Dymez is a funny, heartfelt and intense ride through the snowy streets of Detroit with three sexy and ambitious friends.

 

Film Synopsis

Fed up with constantly struggling to make ends meet, Kima, Keisha and Pam devise a scheme to ‘get the bag’ with the help of a smartphone APP. Botched robberies and greed push friendships to the limit as thee women find out why it’s so cold in the D.

 

Darren Brown Films

Darren Brown has been a staple in the Detroit film community for over 20 years. Beyond producing, directing and writing compelling independent films and creative music videos, Darren is a champion for the film community as founder of the Detroit Film Awards. The latest film release from Darren Brown Films is called Dymez. Learn more about DBF at www.darrenbrownfilms.com

 

How to see DYMEZ

Red Carpet Premiere

On October 29th DYMEZ red carpet premiered took place in Detroit at the Bel Aire Theater at 7pm. Stars of the film Hoopz, Glenn Plummer, Cierra Alexander and several others attended. (photos included)

 

Streaming online

On November 1st DYMEZ began streaming on Tubi. https://tubitv.com

Since it’s online premiere, DYMEZ has remained in the “featured” section of several genres and within weeks has become one of the most popular films on TUBI.

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Payroll Giovanni – Turn Into 20 (Official Video) (feat. Tee Grizzley & Peezy)

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As the society around him became encaged in a pandemic-birthed nightmare, Detroit icon and street-rap hero Payroll Giovanni flipped the gloomy circumstances of confinement into an opportunity: he made his most mature and developed project yet, turning an ultimate negative into an opportunity for growth and outreach.

“I was just realizing what was important and what was not and that’s basically what the album focused on — growth and maturing,” the Doughboyz Cashout legend explains, looking back at the recording processes that birthed Spirit of A Boss. “I analyzed my life and the things that mattered and didn’t matter. I was recording a lot during quarantine.”

Produced by a tightly-knit, well-seasoned circle of Motor City sound-sculptors like Helluva, AK and K.I.D.D., Spirit of A Boss fully encapsulates the style that allowed its creator an upper-echelon spot in his region’s circle of hip-hop heavy-hitters and represents his commitment to preserving Detroit’s influential sonic signatures.

“I’m always open to try new beats and different producers, but I’m just at home and more comfortable on Detroit beats,” Payroll explains. As a member of a group and as a solo act, he’s been at the forefront of his hometown’s street-rap microcosm for over a decade, and has become one of its most respected and talented torchbearers. “A lot of the producers I work with today, they produced a lot of the Detroit albums I grew up listening to — Street Lordz, Chedda Boyz and all that. When I was growing up, it was just Street Lordz, Eastside Chedda Boyz, Rock Bottom and a few more groups. That’s what we grew up listening to.”

“They [Blade Icewood and Street Lordz] laid down the blueprint for all of us,” Payroll explains. As one of his city’s foremost sages, he is one of the few relevant artists today who carries a connection to several sides of Detroit’s recent musical heritage and boasts his own growing catalog of classics. “They set the tone for what a Detroit dude is all about, and we followed that blueprint and just ran with it … It’s all embedded in the Detroit sound.”

His newest contribution to the aforementioned lineage, Spirit of A Boss unfolds like an audio-book full of real-life stories of survival and contains the same sort of gritty lessons you might learn watching a movie about mobsters. The full-length is complete with insights on Payroll’s childhood and shines a light on the teenage years he spent trying to carve out his own path in the drug game, revealing the gritty, cinematic crime-drama scenarios that followed and the positive evolution those preceding moments created. You can use it to trace the Payroll Giovanni narrative from start to today.

“A lot of them are personal records,” Payroll shares when breaking down the themes and content of his new release. “I get something new out of it when I see how the fans react to it; I got to see what was the effect on people, that’s when I’m like, ‘this one touched people in a different way.’ I listen to my old stuff and I was probably drunk, in the booth with 20 dudes and stacks of money in my hand while rapping — just rapping about stuff I would never participate in today. I come from this, that and the third, but now it’s about doing this and that.”

“You don’t want to be in your 30s still thugging and living some wild life,” Payroll reflects. “I don’t want to preach that, because I’m trying to get away from that … My music has always kind of been my therapy. I’d rather say how I feel in a record or two.”

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Joei Redd – Loyal to the Bag Remix ft Tiera Santoya & Queenie & P Dot – (Official Music Video)

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Joei Redd - Loyal to the Bag Remix ft Tiera Santoya & Queenie & P Dot - (Official Music Video)

 

Joie Redd drops the remix for her single  “Loyal to the bag” with a video featuring some of Detroit’s hottest lady spitters on the microphone! Recorded at ASAR Studios Produced by Number Street K check out P Dot, Queenie and Tiera Santoya as they joined Joie Redd on this classic “SET IT OFF” inspired visual.

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