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‘All Eyez on Me’ Actor and Music Artist Went from Disney to the Big Screen’

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From Disney to Diddy, Stefon Dominick Washington is one up-and coming artist
to look out for. His energetic and expressive personality keeps you smiling, while
his intelligence keeps you engaged.
Born in Washington DC into a musically inclined family of performers, dancers,
and musicians; music was something that came as second nature to Artist &
Actor Stefon Washington. Always looking up at great performers like Ginuwine,
Bobby Brown, Puff Daddy, Usher, Pharrell and of course Michael Jackson,
Stefon became more than he would ever imagine: singer, songwriter, producer,
actor, and all around performer.
His bright personality threw him into the acting world rapidly when Disney caught
wind of him and signed him to the “Disney Channel Rocks Show”. He also
worked with Disney as host of the “Mickey’s Not So Scary Street Jam”, and
“Mickey’s Very Mery Christmas Party”.
In  2016, Stefon was on set of the Tupac biopic film ;All Eyez
On Me as an extra and ended up leaving with the legendary role of Puff
Daddy which opened the door for him to also play Diddy in Oxygen
‘Snapped’
Stefon is also on a TV show executive produced by Kodak Black, “City of War”.
Currently in Atlanta pursuing film and music full-time, Stefon has been taken
under the wing of many power-heads in the entertainment industry, while forming
a lane of his own. He has embarked on multiple musical projects, the latest being
his anticipated album BAE, which features the musical talents of R&B group
Pretty Ricky, rapper and reality star Yung Joc, and rapper Shya Lamour.
An amazing songwriter, producer, and actor, with a Nostalgic New Jack Swing
sound that draws everyone’s ear instantly, the talented performer is charismatic
with an undeniable personality that captures all ages and demographics.
Between His Debut EP Krack The Internet debuting #38 on ITunes top R&B
Albums independently, the movie, the undeniable sound he posses and his
addictive charismatic charm. it will become impossible not to hear about
Stefon4u.
Get ready world because the era of Stefon4u has arrived!

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TRGB MEDIA: TELL US HOW YOU STARTED OUT WITH DISNEY

STEFON4U: Disney they do auditions once a year, a real one–unless you have an agent in LA.  They do a big audition once a year and it’s always at a different place.  They don’t even give you a real head start, they just let you know three days before.  Most of the Disney auditions are personality-based.  Auditions already starts when you first walk in.  I’m pretty goofy most of the time so I was just being a goof-ball.  I didn’t know how to act before Disney–so that’s how basically I got in the door.

TRGB MEDIA: HOW DID YOUR OPPORTUNITY WITH BEING IN THE MOVIE ‘ALL EYEZ ON ME’ COME ABOUT?

STEFON4U: That was the biggest blessing in the sky for me.  Getting that Puffy role took me out of Disney completely.  Getting that role was an accident because I originally was suppose to be an extra.  I showed up with my boy , he was going to be in a Death Row east scene.  I have real curly hair and I was just making fun of whoever was going to play Diddy.  I started doing Diddy voices, then they called me over, I thought I was in trouble or something.  They asked me if I had any experience acting and I told them kinda.  Next thing I knew, I was standing beside the other guy that was suppose to play Diddy.  They were looking for the old Puffy from back in the day instead of the Diddy now, so I guess I resembled the old Puffy.

TRGB MEDIA: AFTER ‘ALL EYEZ ON ME,’ DID YOU HAVE MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO DO FILM?

STEFON4U: Yes, I ended up joining a television series called ‘City of War’ where Kodak Black is the executive producer.  I guess he is trying to get his Tyler Perry on LOL.  I also been jumping into a lot of videos as well. I’ve been in the City Girls videos and others. I was in a short film series called ‘Love You like That,’ I played an abusive boyfriend that had a very secret life, then his girl finds out and I get shot in that one. Also I’m writing a television show actually working with my brother Lil’Zane with that one.  It’s kind of like a spin off from my favorite movie ‘How to be a Playa’ We’re kind of taking back 25 years later.  It’s definitely a funny script called “Hard to be a Playa.’

TRGB MEDIA: NOW THAT YOU HAVE GOTTEN YOUR BIG BREAK STARTING WITH DISNEY AND YOUR ROLE AS DIDDY IN ‘ALL EYEZ ON ME,’ WRITING YOUR OWN TV SCRIPT AND WORKING WITH KODAK BLACK IN ‘CITY OF WAR,’ TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOUR MUSIC BACKGROUND

STEFON4U: I kind of been doing that since I was a kid.  But it really didn’t really hit until I was in Florida and I met this guy named Static Major. I started hanging out with him just picking up traits to how to write songs.  Also hanging out with Pretty Ricky, that’s how I learned how to do my own stuff. I also co-wrote some of their record they did in Miami because I know their sound.  So I decided to work on my own project to see how it would do and it’s doing really good right now.

TRGB MEDIA: TELL US ABOUT YOUR ALBUM ‘BAE’

STEFON4U: I put ‘Bae’ out as an EP first.  It was doing really well but I had other songs that I did for the album that I didn’t put out.  So after two months I made a deluxe edition.  I added some features that wasn’t on the last one, that’s how Yung Joc got on.

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TRGB MEDIA: WHAT WAS THE THEME/INSPIRATION OF YOUR ALBUM?

STEFON4U: It all started out with the EP. It was about a relationship I was going through; I kind of just told it from front to back.  From the good times until the time that we fell apart.  I was kind of upset and wrote more attacking-level lyrics; that was my moment of how I felt.  I had her number still saved to my phone with a blank and the word ‘BAE’ so I just dropped her name and called it ‘Bae’ I started the album being mad and sad then at the end all good.

TRGB MEDIA: WHAT’S NEXT FOR YOU?

STEFON4U: Besides getting these videos out, I think the next move for me is getting out ‘The Lavish Savage,’ I’ve had some records I’ve tested in clubs that has been doing really well.

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TRGB MEDIA: HOW CAN PEOPLE REACH OUT TO YOU AND CONNECT WITH YOU ON SOCIAL MEDIA?

STEFON4U: They can reach out to me on Sound Cloud, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter at Stefon4u.

 

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Congratulations to Regina King and Mahershala Ali on their Global Win

The 76th Golden Globes Awards was filled with laughter, tears and a lot of great wins! But the two wins that stood out the most from the African American Film Industry are two familiar faces that we all have seen on the big screen before.  ‘Moonlight’ star Mahershala Ali and ‘If Beale Street Could Talk‘ star Regina King has set their mark in their careers taking home the win of ‘Best Supporting Actor/Actress of a Motion Picture’ category.  This is both their first win for any Golden Globes Award, but for Regina, she won an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in the film ‘Seven Seconds’  

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The speech King made was very heart-warming and encouraging women.  (Rolling Stone) “Regina King Speech

 

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‘Luke Cage’ Actor Elijah Boothe talks about His Journey as an Actor and Next Moves

Marvel’s Luke Cage Actor, Elijah Boothe is no stranger when it comes to the acting field.  His breakout in the acting industry came in 2016.  He has acted alongside Moonlight Actor Mahershala Ali and others.  Elijah has earned significant parts in movies and tv series such as “Golden Boy,” “Coin Heist,” “Are We There Yet (the tv series), and “Blue Bloods” Besides acting, Elijah has been featured in international magazines such as Vogue, WWD and W Magazine.

 

How did you get started in the acting business? Did you go to school for it?

 

      I sort of fell into the business at the age of 10 when I auditioned for The Lion King on Broadway and I’ve been doing it ever since.

 

Let’s talk about your character “Young Cottonmouth” on Luke Cage.  How did you land the role?

 

       The audition process for me was very short actually. Of course, anything Marvel is super confidential, so I had no idea that it was Luke Cage initially. Casting called me in to read once, and the rest is history.

Were there any amazing people you met on set while filming?

Absolutely! Both the cast and crew were a blast to work with. Cheo Hadari Coker (Creator), Jeph Loeb (Producer), Akela Cooper (Producer), and Andy Goddard (Director) were all amazing to work with! They gave me full reign to create who I wanted Young Cottonmouth to be which was amazing. Also getting to work with the legendary Alfre Woodard, Latanya Jackson, and share the same character as Oscar Award Winner Mahershala Ali was mind blowing. I made sure to be a sponge and soak up all the knowledge I could from these veterans.

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What keeps you motivated and inspired doing what you love doing the most?

 

         So many things but mainly my test and trials. My supporters definitely keep me going as well.

 

Out of all the films and tv shows you have been a part of, which ones has been your favorite and why?

 

I loved working on A Rainy Day In New York with Selena Gomez and Timothee Chalamet. I also had a blast working on Golden Boy on CBS with Greg Berlanti. Everyone was so amazing and gave me so much knowledge that I still carry with me to this day.

 

Do you have any upcoming projects coming up that you are able to discuss?

 

           I start filming a new series soon called The Line Up alongside Isaiah Washington and La La Anthony. The Line Up is a story about various women who use their street smarts, wit, and sexual energy to dominate men. The women in this story know how to use what they have to get them what they want, and that’s money, power, and respect. I play Crit on the show.

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Where do you see yourself five years from now? Ten years from now?

 

            Honestly, I just want to tell real stories that evoke change and inspire. I definitely see myself directing, writing, and producing very soon.

 

If you weren’t an actor, what would you be doing?

 

           If I wasn’t acting I would definitely be singing full time. I grew up singing in the church so music will always be my first love.

 

Are you a big Marvel fan? If so, what are some of your favorite characters and movies?

 

         I’m obsessed with Marvel which is why I freaked out when I found out I got the role on Luke Cage! WAKANDA FOREVER! Black Panther is definitely my favorite character of all time.

 

What’s next for Elijah Boothe?

 

       I’ll be releasing my EP at the end of the year produced by Knxwledge

 

How can your readers connect with you? Social media links? Imdb link?

 

        You can reach me on Instagram @ElijahBoothe

https://www.instagram.com/elijahboothe/?hl=e

 

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Greenleaf Actor Julian Brittano Raises the Bar

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When did your acting career officially took place?

Julian: ” 2015.  It just happened honestly.  I was living in a very dark place after my club shut down.  I had a lot of quiet time to think.  Then I saw a posting for background in a pilot on TNT called “Good Behavior”  I got on other sets that led me to Greenleaf.  The only job I had to do was put up and take down bar stools until Oprah actually talked to me.  I felt something great was going to happen.  When I was coversating with Oprah, she asked me my name and how long have I been acting.  I said two weeks.  She asked “Two weeks and you here with me”  Everyone looked at each other then laughed.”

 What was your first reaction when you met Oprah?

Julian: “I was able to see the grind Oprah while growing up while others that are in their 20’s or 30’s saw the “rich” Oprah so I already knew the Oprah before she made it big”

What are new projects that you are working on?

Julian: While I am waiting for Liongate to call me back for season 3 of Greenleaf.  Also in May I’ll be shooting for a new movie with Danny Glover and Loretta Devine called “Rudy Tudy” which comes out next year 2019.  Then filming a film-to-TV series called “Black Kids” I am also working on my own project which is like a political drama series”

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 Julian Brittano has come a long way in a relatively short time. A New Jersey native, Julian has exhibited his natural talent in sports, which have given him the tenacity, perseverance and inner strength that has helped launch him into a career in film, and television starting in 2015. Julian’s latest big screen role is playing opposite Oprah Winfrey as David on the OWN’s Hit TV series Greenleaf both Season 1 and 2. As well as reoccurring on FOX’s Shots Fired.

Alongside of Greenleaf and his reoccurring role, other shows/movies he has been on is If Loving You is Wrong, Good Behavior, Criminal Minds, Expose, House of Cards, Gifted, Lust: The Desires of the Heart and more.  Julian has traveled to major events in New York City besides playing football.  He has his own Television Show called Raising the Bar that supports women empowerment.

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