I recently moved to the United Kingdom and am currently living with my family while I rebuild a whole new life from the ground up again. The move out here was probably one of the biggest decisions I have made in my life and I was honestly scared to death but I just took the leap of faith. In the few months I have been in the UK I have been really busy with web design, graphic design and video production work for my cousin, Elisha Lauren Eaton, whom owns Elisha Lauren Life Style Salon in Cross Gates Leeds.
A few months back Elisha had the idea to put together a project to help different people with different skill sets come together and network in a real world working environment. This was a major opportunity not only for myself but for all the models, makeup artists, photographers, nail technician, staff at the salon and assistants to get their hands dirty and work hard towards a common goal.
On the 25th of April 2012, Elisha Lauren Lifestyle Salon held a major photo shoot consisting of 8 models, 2 makeup artists, 2 photographers, myself, the staff and a nail technician. The results of the photos are amazing and I am so pleased to be involved in this project not only has it helped me adjust into a new life by meeting new people but I came in with knowing what I know so well and being able to contribute in a highly positive way. I have been truly inspired by everyone’s hard work, willingness to work with perfect strangers and do it so well and just staying patience and getting the 13 hour photos shoot completed. Well done to each and everyone of you that was involved.
Here are the results of the photos, the blog write up that will be featured in Urban Coco Magazine and a great video that highlights the day in just under 4 minutes. The music in the video was produced by myself (Darkside Productionz). Check it out and enjoy:
Visit Elisha Lauren Lifestyle Salon online:
Special Thank you to:
The Salon Staff
1. Elisha Lauren (Owner – Creative Director)
2. Susan Eaton (Artistic Director)
3. Chelsea Smith (Senior Stylist)
4. Karen Lee (Nail Technician)
5. Lucy Baker (Stylist & Assistant)
Business & Support
1. Leah Pompey (Freelance Model)
2. Emma Mack (Freelance Model)
3. Kimberley Lawton (Freelance Model)
4. Harriet Booth (Freelance Model)
5. Steff Hardy (Freelance Model)
6. Will Booth (Freelance Model)
7. James Tiffany (Freelance Model)
8. Lauren Wood (Freelance Model)
The Makeup Artists
1. Megan Lindow (Freelance Makeup Artist)
2. Thembi Mkandla (Freelance Makeup Artist / Assistant)
1. Joshua Tarn (Photographer)
2. Mark Liebrand (Video Production)
3. Lisa Ramskill (Assistant Photographer)
1. Georgina Ryall (Journalist / Blogger)
Music Production by DJ Darkside of Darkside Productionz
Read our blog about the photo shoot – http://www.elishalauren.me.uk/index.php/blog
**** A special thank you to each and everyone of you for all your hard work. We are very grateful for everything you have done. Elisha @ Elisha Lauren Lifestyle Salon
Copy Right 2012. Elisha Lauren Lifestyle Salon. All Rights Reserved.
I am pleased to present to you a Myndframe Ent and Darkside Productionz film with some of Hip-Hop’s most creative and innovate emcee’s. The song Emerald City was produced by DJ Gabe Real. Keeping it grimmey and gritty and always holding out down for the Inland Empire, Magnificent Ruffians and 5 O’clock come together to bring you a great project, Wizards of CA. The video was sponsored by Canvas Barber Shop In my eyes, this is some real out side of the box thinking. I am proud to be apart of this project. And as a side note… you guys got some b@lls for smashing the Tyler Mall like that…. Good times. Enjoy the video and please share, share, share!
Emerald City Official Music Video
The Magnificent Ruffians are back at it again with there first character album entitled, Wizards of CA. This time they collab with an artistic, abstract emcee by the name of Five O’ Clock. The characters are as follows, Specific as the Tin Man, Master Chief as the Cowardly Lion and Five O’ Clock as the Scarecrow. The original movie Wizard of OZ is a very significant movie because it was the first to be shown in color instead of black and white. It also has a lot of hidden messages, ideals and morals that each character brings to the table. Red ruby slippers, wicked witches, emerald city… These are all iconic themes that the original movie has became famous for. On this project, the Magnificent Ruffians and Five O’ Clock have tried to incorporate the movie into each song. They basically took a classic movie and flipped it into a raw hip-hop album. This project is unlike any one they have ever done before. It’s not for everyone but it is for anyone. Enjoy!
WIZARDS OF CA
Download the album at:
Music Video Sponsored by
Canvas Barber Shop
Canvas Barber Shop on Facebook
DJ Gabe Real
Music Video Produced by
Mark Liebrand & Ronnie Fincher
filmed by Ronnie Fincher
edited by Mark Liebrand
Non stop grindin, and makin moves with the best, Azma Instigater does it again with another dope track and well produced video to accompany it. The track was produced by Omega from the “Az Good Az new” LP (visit www.azmainstigater.com for more info) and directed by Adept. This is true hard work and focus happening right here people, enjoy!
AZMA – “ON THAT” (Official Video)
Produced By Omega
Off the “Az Good Az New” LP
Directed By Adept
So after some time of editing I finally have the video for “My Own Home” completed. The song features Swift Dixshun, Mando The DJ, Obsurd1der and Kizm. The track was basically made by all of us in a collaborative effort. For all of those that represent IE hip-hop, take the time, show some support for those holding it down in your area.
For more videos, please visit http://www.youtube.com/dsproductionz
Aint Sayin Nothin – featuring Obsurd1der produced by Beeg
Warm Up Cuts – featuring Mando The DJ produced by Darkside Productionz
AOP Promo Video – featuring Swift Dixshun & Mando The DJ produced by Darkside Productionz
Once again… providing another place for some dope talent to shine, Magnificent Ruffians bring you Freestyle Fest 2010. This is raw video straight from the fest featuring artists such as: Specific and Master Chief (Magnificent Ruffians), Noa James, Dead Eye, Swift Dixshun, Mando The DJ, DJ Sway Deez, DJ Ad Seg, Vision, M-16, Kizm and much more…
Freestyle Fest 2010 – Part 1 of 6
Freestyle Fest 2010 – Part 2 of 6
Freestyle Fest 2010 – Part 3 of 6
Freestyle Fest 2010 – Part 4 of 6
Freestyle Fest 2010 – Part 5 of 6
Freestyle Fest 2010 – Part 6 of 6
Martin Tudor Jurupa Hills Park
11660 Sierra Ave.
Fontana, CA 92337
April 24, 2010 between 12:00pm – 7:00pm
This is a music video that I just recently filmed and just finished the final upload. The group called themselves, Magnificent Ruffians. We shot at a neigborhood park in Colton, CA and they asked a few friends to be extras in the video. There was a decent turn out which made the footage a bit better. Anyway, The song is called “Nothin New” and it features Noa James. Check it out and leae comments. Enjoy!
My dad shared these amazing pictures that he stumbled across a few days ago and I was pretty amazed with the talent and the eye with some of these photographers.
I would definitely recommend checking out the site and taking some time to browse through all the pictures. Its mostly pictures of wild life and nature scenes but a nice fresh breath of air.
Here is a link to the site: Click Here