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A Big Ol’, Long-Ass “Thugs, The Musical” Update

Thug Nation…

It’s been so long since we’ve talked; and I know what you’re saying: “Well, we’ve been right here, Kevin?  Where the hell have you been?”

Well, I know I’ve been MIA, but haven’t forgotten about you guys!  The production staff, crew and cast have been crazy busy with the film since you’ve last heard from us, but the great news is that a lot has and is happening on the Thugs, The Musical front, and I’m crazy excited to tell you about it.  So, here’s where we’re at:

We’ve completely finished shooting the film and it’s now in post-production – being edited, sound-mixed, color corrected, and all that good stuff.  I’ve seen it.  It’s looking good.  It’s looking really good, actually, and I can’t wait for you all to see it too!

In the meantime, the making of the soundtrack is underway.

“Soundtrack?” you say.

“Soundtrack, indeed,” I reply.

All the songs from the film are being co-written and produced by composer Alex Burke, and will be featured on the soundtrack.  So you can look forward to hearing some of your favorite thug anthems, like “Break Yo’self”, “Who’s that Keepin’ it Real”, “Ballad of a White Guy”, and more, as well as some other surprises.  In fact, I’m going into Alex’s studio today to record one of my favorite songs from the film, “Drive By”!  Yes, people…gangstalicious!

“So, what’s next, Kevin?” you ask…

Well a few things.  Let’s list them…

  • For starters, we’ll be completing the film in the next week or two and will begin submitting it to film festivals like Sundance, South by Southwest, and Slamdance to name a few.
  • We’ll also be adding content to thugsthemusical.com, so you’ll be able to see set photos, behind the scenes videos and get other updates and info about the film, the cast, and the characters.
  • We’re working on the DVD which will have all kinds of extra features – behind the scenes stuff, cast interviews, cast and director commentary and, if I can make this happen, commentary from my parents.  My mom is reading this for the first time, so fingers crossed, e’rybody!
  • The “Thank You” rap is coming!  I say again, the “Thank You” rap is coming!  I promise, you haven’t missed it, and I haven’t forgotten!
  • What else is coming?  Your donation gift packages!  Now that the film is just about done, we’re working on putting those together.  There are a lot of you guys, and a lot of things to pull together,  so it’s gonna take a little bit, but we are gonna get them out to you as soon as we can.
  • And finally…MORE UPDATES SOON!  I’ll be in touch with you guys, letting you know what’s going, and posting some videos and cool stuff from the production very, very regularly from now on.  This includes when the official release of the film will be, and when/how/where you guys will all be able to see it, so stay tuned!

And finally finally, I want to give another big THANK YOU to all of you!  Aside from making this film happen, you’ve also helped me to have the experience of a lifetime in being able to make it and work with some truly amazing people.  It’s been a dream come true, and it’s really just beginning!  I can’t thank you enough.

Much love and thuggery!

Kevin