On October 6th, 2009, Toronto emcee Famous is set to release Goddess Girl – the follow-up project to his critically acclaimed debut The I RAP NOW EP. Goddess Girl is a short film written and directed by new filmmakers A&R (Ashton “Famous” Bishop and Reza “rez DigitaL” Dahya) as well as a soundtrack produced by Toronto beat-makers Burd & Keyz which features 8 new Famous songs.
Goddess Girl: The Movie is split up into 8 short scenes. Scenes will be released weekly over an 8-week period – each featuring a snippet of a different song from the soundtrack. The scenes are imagery only but compliment the tone of the accompanying song. When all linked together they tell the intriguing story of the “Goddess Girl”. The main focus of each scene is to visually compliment the featured song and to drive the viewer to download the full song via the new Goddessgirlmovie.com website which launches on September 1st, 2009.
“We wanted a creative way to release music online”, says Famous, a 2009 Juno, MMVA and Stylus award nominee. “Realistically, I’ve only released 5 songs and a couple of remixes and we’ve already accomplished so much. We wanted a project that stood apart from what we’ve already done but still stands up to the level of creativity and quality expected from a Famous project. I think we’ve accomplished that with Goddess Girl, if not exceeded it.” “This is an unprecedented viral marketing campaign that is sure to have the net buzzing”, adds rez.
As one half of the new directorial team A&R, Goddess Girl also marks a new creative beginning for Famous who is anticipating his entry into the world of TV and film. “I’ve always been an entertainer so film and television is just a natural growth for me. Goddess Girl is a great start for A&R behind the scenes and for me as an actor. I’m definitely looking forward to whatever our next project will be and am excited to continue to get my feet wet in the acting world”, he says.
Launching his music career in January of 2008, Famous has quickly become one of the most exciting new artists in music. His debut Juno-nominated 5-track project The I RAP NOW EP featured 5 official music videos, one of which (“Ain’t No Use”) was nominated for a MuchMusic Video Award in 2009. Since the launch of the project Famous has been featured in Hip Hop Weekly Magazine, Allhiphop.com, Mediatakeout.com, MuchMusic, RaptorsTV, CityNews, The National Post, The Toronto Star, Creamworld Magazine and more. Famous has opened for Nas and Bow Wow live in concert and is one of the most high-in-demand club MCs in Toronto. For more information visit http://www.thekidfamous.com and www.irapnow.com.