BET NETWORKS AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCER REGGIE ROCK BYTHEWOOD PUT A SPOTLIGHT ON NEW MUSIC WITH THE RELEASE OF GUN HILL, AN ORIGINAL MOVIE FEATURING LARENZ TATE. Veteran Music Supervisor Jabari Ali and Composer Terence Blanchard Heat Up the Movie Soundtrack with Original Music by Artists Including Antonique Smith, Shiré, Lonny Bereal and Rapper Maino. GUN HILL debuts Wednesday, July 2 on BET and also features one song cue by musician / composer Dexter Story.
LOS ANGELES, CA – June 30, 2014 – Black Entertainment Television Networks (BET) is gearing up to release its highly-anticipated original movie, Gun Hill featuring Larenz Tate, which has the potential to become a TV series. Tate, who is known for his various roles (Love Jones, Dead Presidents, Menace II Society, Crash, etc.), will play a con turned cop in Bronx, NY. Executive Producer Reggie Rock Bythewood (NY Undercover, Notorious) penned the two hour BET action-drama and will feature new music from Antonique Smith (Notorius), Lonny Bereal, Gene Noble and Yummy Bingham. The musical landscape for Gun Hill was supervised by Jabari Ali (Biker Boyz, Waist Deep, Brooklyn Finest) and composed by Terence Blanchard, a five time Grammy-award winning jazz artist. The sound track also features Shiré, Lina and rappers Maino and Jay Rock (TDE Recording Artist). Gun Hill will make its worldwide debut on Wednesday, July 2nd at 9pm EST. Hear new music from BET’s Gun Hill and view the trailer now.
The Gun Hill soundtrack is laced with original, smooth R&B sounds. Platinum recording artist and Brooklyn rapper Maino collaborated with singer Shiré (Sha-Ray) for “Cold World”. The mid-tempo mix of hip hop and R&B represents the grimy streets of New York and the struggle to make it through. The Cold World” music video is directed and produced by Imani Shakur (Infinite Stories Entertainment Group). Antonique Smith, who is best known in her role as Faith Evans in the movie Notorious, brings a soultry mix with “Hold On”. The single is the leading music track for the Gun Hill movie trailer. The song is a hopeful yet melancholy ballad, encouraging listeners to hold on for brighter days; and is produced by heavy hitting producers, 1500 or Nothin’. Smith’s video is slated to be directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood (Love & Basketball, Secret Life of Bee’s). Singer Gene Noble and Yummy Bingham released “Melody”, an upbeat head bopper describing the deep admiration of a young lady. The “Melody” music video will be co-directed by Ryan Anthony (Doc Digital) and Danny Mason (44Dawgs).
Gun Hill Will Debut on BET on Wednesday, July 2nd at 9pm EST/8pm CST
Visit http://www.pickettpr.com/#!bets-gun-hill-music/c1ys0 to hear snippets of the soundtrack for BET’s Gun Hill.