K-Drama "Between Mercy and Me"

K-Drama makes his film debut, premiering nationwide in theaters.

Billboard charting rap artist, and Grammy-Nominated producer, K-Drama, has recorded two songs for the original motion picture, Between Mercy and Me.

The feature film was released in select theaters nationwide on Tuesday, June 20, 2023, for one night only.

Between Mercy and Me is an original music drama penned to encourage honest and raw conversations on race, racial divisions, stereotypes, and faith, especially within the evangelical church. It made its debut in theaters across the country including AMC Theaters, Cinemark, and Regal Cinemas, among several others.

K-Drama Contributes to Soundtrack

“Blue Skies & Moonlight”, the second single promoting the film, is now available to stream on all music platforms.

It’s an emotional piece setting the tone for the main character, Hugo, encapsulating the struggles he endures on a daily basis.

The soundtrack has already scored several awards and film festival nods. It received “Best Musical Score” at the International Christian Film and Music Festival, sponsored by Pure Flix. The movie has also received great reviews so far from various publications.

About Between Mercy and Me

Two Musicians. One City. Two Vastly Different Experiences. One Never-Changing God.

Between Mercy and Me is a musical journey into the hearts of unexpected friends Hugo and Mercy. The two struggle to find a connection and hope for their hurting community…and themselves.

As his community begins to shudder under the impact of gentrification and tragedy, Hugho sinks into the emotional circumstances of the world around him. His paster challenges him to produce new music. Something that is a bit more inspirational. The hope is to uplift their congregation.

Facing writer’s block, Hugo visits the new neighborhood coffee shop where he meets Mercy. A jubilant and extroverted musician, Mercy offers to join Hugo in his songwriting efforts.

As their relationship grows, they are surprised by the reactions from their communities, friends, and their own families. Determined to not let hard conversations or tension keep them from being together, they set out to create space for honesty and unification. The duo challenge biases, both seen and unseen, that are often unspoken. Their relationship is rocked by a routine traffic stop that causes them to come face to face with their own internal narratives and beliefs. Will they choose to wear vulnerability with one another? Or, move apart with hard hearts affirming the very biases that they worked so hard to obliterate?

Writer and Cast

Between Mercy and Me is from the multi-talented film producer, writer, and director, Craig Lamar Brown. As the founder of Brown Brown Films, Craig is dedicated to creating inspirational and artistically captivating stories. He is making his directorial debut.

David Driskill and Andrea Summer play the lead roles of Hugo and Mercy. Driskill is a singer-songwriter, producer, director, and the founder/CEO of DRSKL Productions LLC. As Hugo, he is making his first appearance in a feature-length project. Summer is not only a songwriter, music producer, and actress, but she also helped co-write the film. She co-produced the award-winning soundtrack.

For more information about Between Mercy and Me, visit www.betweenmercyandme.com.

Check out the trailer below!

K-Drama "Blue Skies & Moonlight"

K-Drama recorded two songs for the motion picture “Between Mercy & Me”. Blue Skies & Moonlight is one of those records.

The movie will be in theaters nationwide on June 20th for one night only. The film trailer can be seen at https://betweenmercyandme.com where you can also read the film’s synopsis. Tickets can be purchased at https://bit.ly/BetweenMercyAndMeTickets.

K-Drama "No Struggle, No Strength"

Lighthouse High School students Destiny Morris & Zack Loechel teamed up with their Music Technology teacher, K-Drama, to record their first song ever titled, No Struggle, No Strength

In true K-Drama fashion, this chant-like song was created to encourage listeners to endure challenges in hopes to grow stronger and achieve results. Inspired by a poster hanging up in the school cafeteria, this mantra leaped off the paper for Destiny, Zack, and Mr. Regis (what the students call K-Drama at Lighthouse).

Because of the various challenges each individual has faced from petty high school drama and difficult issues at home to the untimely death of Brandon Burton, a 16-year-old student of K-Drama at LHS who was murdered 4-18-23. They used their opposition as fuel to lay down their lyrics in their school music recording studio. Though the desire is not to go through hardship, trying times oftentimes is the catalyst of growth and success.

El Vow and K-Drama "El Shaddai"

El Vow and K-Drama Recognize the Mightiness of God on “El Shaddai”

 “Then God said, ‘I am El-Shaddai – God Almighty. Be fruitful and multiply. You will become a great nation, even many nations. Kings will be among your descendants!’” [Genesis 35:11]

We do not serve an average god. God the Father is the Creator, the Almighty. He is sufficient in all things; worthy of our praise. When we look at the mountains and the vast expanse of the heavens, we do not have to question where our help comes from. We know that our strength is found in the one who introduced Himself to Abraham, Isaac, and to Jacob as El Shaddai (Exodus 6:3).

The collaborative efforts of  Urban Christian artist El Vow and Christian Rap artist K-Drama have quickly resulted in the two being seen as one of the genre’s most impressive duos. Having worked on the record “La Playa” in 2022, Vow and Drama have once again teamed up to drop the anthem track El Shaddai.

El Shaddai was released to digital streaming platforms on May 16, 2023.

The record is one that simply brings glory and reverence to the Creator of all things. Vow shared insight into the song’s beginnings, “I looked up at the sky one night and thought ‘Man, we serve a big God.’ So I went and wrote this song.”

El Shaddai is the perfect playlist addition for fans of EDM and hip-hop.

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Song Details

Title: El Shaddai

Artists: El Vow, K-Drama

Release Date: May 16, 2023

Production: K-Drama, El Vow

About El Vow

To date, El Vow has been featured in several national tours along with renowned artists such as Social Club Misfits, Derek Minor, Tedashii, KB, and Grammy award-winning artist Lecrae. The resume doesn’t stop there. In fact, Vow travels extensively as a solo artist. Stretching performances as far as Mexico City and New England. It’s the solo performances that have driven Vow to continue to raise the bar and utilize other gifts that have been otherwise hidden from the public. These talents include videography, photography, design, and many others. “I don’t believe I should limit my creativity to just live performances. I’ve always enjoyed writing and recording”. 

El Vow began releasing exclusive music out for purchase as well as streaming, all of which carry a distinguishing style for his distinctive listeners. “I wanted to leave people with something more than just dope beats. I wanted to give them more substance,” says Vow. These hidden talents have now placed Vow on radio rotations in several major cities across the country. A move that has positioned him outside of the box. Vow’s musical influences include Hip Hop (CHH), EDM (CEDM), and deep Latin roots. He claims to slow cook and season with faith and humor. It is no wonder El Vow continues to leave audiences hungry for more.

K-Drama "No Case"

K-Drama boldly proclaims where his confidence comes from

No Case is an anthem embellishing risk by encouraging the listener not to be afraid of taking the journey of the unknown.

Oftentimes we pad our dreams to the point where our true identity is concealed. What we truly want is covered by safety. As humans, we shouldn’t live life haphazardly. But we shouldn’t protect our safety to the point where we forever live in the land of, “What If”? Walking around with no case is trusting in Jesus when living on the edge. Simultaneously being carefully calculated with every move.

K-Drama "Building"

K-Drama releases the second song from his upcoming EP, dropping Spring 2023

Building is inspired by Biblical accounts of Noah building the ark. This audio-diary describes what it’s like to move on faith in Jesus in a world lacking faith. Oftentimes when God gives a person a vision, very few people see what the one with the vision sees until after it’s built. It can be discouraging in the process of construction. Building hopefully will encourage those who are working on something for God to see it through until the end.

K-Drama, "Keep Me Lifted"

Keep Me Lifted is K-Drama’s first song released in 2023.

It sets the tone for what listeners can expect from his upcoming, yet-to-be-titled, EP. It is set to release this Spring.

With his knack for raw, transparent lyrics, K-Drama digs deep. Keep Me Lifted is a snapshot of what life has been like since being given a new music production teaching opportunity in the Cincinnati Public School system. As well as other ventures in the music industry. The song is inspired by Ephesians 6:10-17. The full armor of God is heavy, yet necessary to champion holiness.

2022 .WAVMaker Awards

The 2022 .WAVMaker Awards are taking place on January 1, 2023

Fan-voting for this year’s awards has officially come to a close. Your votes have helped to determine this year’s finalists. Make sure to tune in as this year’s award show is being powered by Trackstarz and will be streamed live on the Trackstarz YouTube channel.

The finalists are:

Artist of the Year

  • Nu Tone
  • Brinson
  • BRM

Project of the Year

  • Nu Tone, ‘Heavenly Legacy’
  • Brinson, ‘Before He Cracks the Sky’
  • Eddy Puyol, ‘Pronounced Pooh-Yole’

Single of the Year

  • LilRed, “Memories”
  • Cutright, “Trophy”
  • Scribe Music, “Show & Tell”

Lyricist of the Year

  • Q-Flo
  • Cutright
  • YP aka Young Paul

Collaboration of the Year

  • Scribe Music and Nu Tone – “Duppy Conqueror”
  • TC, BRM, Hugh Holla – “Little Saint”
  • Trutha, Q-Flo, Prodi Da Prodigal, Legacy – “Resurrection”

Rookie of the Year

  • LilRed
  • Oatmeal
  • Untidld

Cover Art of the Year

  • LilRed, “Spiritual Warfare”
  • Brinson, ‘Before He Cracks the Sky’
  • Scribe Music, “Duppy Conqueror”

Producer of the Year

  • Newselph
  • El Vow
  • K-Drama

Female Artist of the Year

  • Reece Lache’
  • Tarcea Renee
  • Childlike CiCi

EP/Mixtape of the Year

  • Dezzy Yates, ‘Enjoy, The Mixtape’
  • Eternity, ‘Dreams & Schemes’
  • Arrowz of Truth, ‘AOT V.3: The Alien Revolution 90s Mixtape’

Again, shoutout to everyone who voted this year. We surpassed the total votes from last year, you’re awesome! 

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El Vow Releases Visual For K-Drama Produced La Playa

Summer’s Not Over Yet!

August brings about plenty of change. The fall season is right around the corner; students are pouring back onto school campuses; the music world starts the Q3 wave of new drops before the holidays arrive. With so much change happening, Texas-based DJ and artist El Vow is reminding everyone that summer hasn’t ended quite yet. Vow is keeping the summer heat rolling in his new animated video for his hit single La Playa!

The multi-talented El Vow is known for his production and performance skills, having worked with many of the biggest names in Christian hip hop. From Social Club Misfits, KB, to Lecrae, Vow’s musical resumé speaks for itself. With the official video for La Playa, Vow is showcasing his skills as an animator as well.

La Playa features animated versions of Vow and featured artist Halo hanging out on the beach, refusing to let go of the vibes of the summer season. CHH legend K-Drama co-produced the record with El Vow and Drama’s own avatar pops in during the visual as well.

“Animating the video was just as fun as making the song,” El Vow says. “Creativity has no ceiling.”

The official La Playa music video can be seen via El Vow’s YouTube channel. Watch it below.

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Video Details

Title: La Playa

Artist: El Vow

Release Date: August 4, 2022

Features: Halo

Production: K-Drama, El Vow

Engineering: El Vow

Animation: El Vow

Want more from El Vow? Check out this feature he did for Phyre Garza!

Rooftops by K-Drama is the second single featured on the soundtrack of the soon-to-be-released movie, ‘Shooting Doves’.

Releasing in July 2022, ‘Shooting Doves’ has already received critical acclaim including “Best Screenplay” by the New York Movie Awards.

Rooftops echoes the heart of the film.

Charging listeners to be active in racial reconciliation, not merely passively hoping that this movement will just fall in place. An original motion picture, ‘Shooting Doves’ is a music drama penned with the hope of encouraging honest and raw conversations regarding race, racial divisions, and stereotypes – especially within the evangelical church. ‘Shooting Doves’ is a Craig Brown film. It was written by Brown and Andrea Summer. The film stars James Troup, Joseph Moreland, and Tom O’Brien, among others.

For more information about this upcoming film, visit http://www.shootingdovesmovie.com. | Watch the trailer https://www.facebook.com/shootingdovesmovie/videos/288732433451099/