Here is a little sample of how I spent my Saturday shooting my video so I hope you enjoy these little clips and I can't wait for the editing process to be done so that everyone can see the final result
And last but not least..... CONGRATULATIONS, Welcome to Kal Nwaneri's Sound and Image Showcase,
We are excited and have been working really hard with the Executives at Jive/RCA/Sony Music to offer you the oppurtunity below. Please read carefully and thank you again for registering with us.
You’ve been selected to spend a VIP day, at Sony Music Headquarters, NYC with Kal Nwaneri writer and producer for, Will Smith, MYA, Biz Markie, Interscope Records, Bad Boy Records, and JIVE/RCA/SONY MUSIC GROUP.
This is a rare opportunity that will allow you to take your music career and contacts to the level that most artists dream about. During your visit you will be able to have a one on one meeting with JIVE/RCA/SONY MUSIC Head A&R Kirk Lightburn.
This will be Stage 2 of your Journey to possibly get signed to a Major Record Deal with JIVE/RCA/SONY MUSIC GROUP. Record deals are established out of good relationships between artist, managers and record labels. During this time Kal Nwaneri ’s goal will be to establish communication with you to determine your passion for the music industry and the art of making hit records.
You will also have an opportunity to play 3 of your top songs and discuss your electronic press kit. With your permission, our professional film crew will capture all of the highlights of your Sony Music experience in high definition.
You will need to bring a valid ID card to gain access to Sony Music Executive Suites and other places we will go. This is non-negotiable. If you do not have the proper Identification you will not be able to gain proper access.
After your visit you will be contacted by Sound and Image Showcase with results of your visit. If you are selected you will enter stage 3 of our process. Stage 3 consists of an all-expense paid live performance in NYC before a panel of A&R Executives from SONY MUSIC GROUP, celebrity guests, and the general public. This live showcase will be a part of Kal Nwaneri’s Sound and Image Showcase due to air on Radio One Networks next spring. All of the footage from your first visit at Sony and your second return visit will consist of your reality showcase profile. During this showcase you will be rated on your Sound and Image and ability to control and entertain the panel of A&Rs, celebrity guest and fans successfully.
If you are lucky enough to entertain our panel and guests you will be a New Sound and Image Showcase Model Artist. Your profile footage and music will appear in all our national and global media efforts. You will get a third chance to meet with our A&R contacts at Sony for an opportunity at a recording contract worth millions.
You have three (3) business days to claim this opportunity. The fee required for stage 2 is $275.00. This fee is our standard Sound and Image Showcase in house fee and will cover all of your ground transportation while in NYC and the administrative cost to insure your visit at Sony Music Headquarters is a successful one. Transportation to New York and lodging are not included.
Click on the link below to pay through our secure form via PayPal. Once your payment is received you will receive a phone call from Sound and Image Showcase within 7 business days to schedule a date and time of your visit to Sony Music Headquarters.
Time is of the essence. We have received thousands of submissions and will take the first group of artist we have chosen that will claim this open slot.
After three business days have expired we will select the next person whom ranked well enough to take advantage of this opportunity. At this time you could lose your current guaranteed spot to participate.
This is a rare opportunity and the effort to provide it to you has taken our staff a lot of hard work and effort. We hope you are excited and we look forward to seeing you in New York City! If you have any questions you can email
And Sound and Image Showcase Staff
BORN IN BOSTON MA, JANUARY 6, 1984 AND THE YOUNGEST OF THREE SIBLINGS, JOSE CARLOS BELARDO JR. HAS BEEN A RISING STAR FROM THE VERY BEGINNING.
AT THE AGE OF 4 HE WAS ENROLLED INTO KARATE CLASS ,“MAINLY FOR DISIPLINE”
(says Geraldine Belardo) ,BUT HE WOULD GROW TO DO THIS SPORT FOR 8 YEARS REACHING THE GREAT REWARDS OF A SECOND DEGREE BLACK BELT. SOME SAY HE STAYED WITH KARATE SO LONG BECAUSE HE WAS GREAT AT IT. BUT IF ASK HIM, HE’LL TELL YOU FLAT OUT THAT HE JUST ENJOYED HAVING A MALE FIGURE IN HIS LIFE.
WITH BOTH OF HIS BROTHERS LONG GONE FROM HOME AND A FATHER ADDICTED TO DRUGS, THE BOND WITH HIS MOTHER GREW LIKE NO OTHER AND SHE COULD START TO SEE THE CELEBRITY IN THE MAKING. WITH HIS BRIGHT SMILE ,BIG BROWN EYES, AND HIS LARGE SENSE OF HUMOR JOSE BEGAN TO CAPTURED THE HEARTS OF MANY.
BY THE AGE OF 15 YRS JOSE HAD GROWN INTO A FINE YOUNG MAN. THEN TRAGICALLY ONE MONTH LATER HE WOULD EXPERIENCE THE DEATH OF HIS FATHER ,AND HIS LIFE WOULD TAKE A TURN FOR THE WORST!
GETTING KICKED OUT OF EVERY BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOL HIS SOPHMORE YEAR ,AN ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL ,AND WESTOVER JOB CORP HE WAS HEADED FOR DESTRUCTION.
“MY MOM NEVER GAVE UP ON ME” HE SAY’S IN A REPEATED FASHION. “BEING THAT MY BROTHER DAY-DAY WAS IN JAIL DOING A 36-40 YR I GUESS SHE WASN’T TRYING TO SEE ANOTHER ONE OF HER CHILDREN LOST TOO THE SYSTEM.”
WITH THAT SAID THOUGH ,AT AGE 17 JOSE STILL ENDED UP CATCHING HIS FIRST FELONY CASE (possession of an illegal firearm /possession of ammunition) “MAN AS SOON AS I BAILED OUT I WAS LIKE THIS SH#! AIN’T FOR ME ,AND THAT’S WHEN I PICKED UP MY PEN & PAD"
NOW TRAPPED IN THE SYSTEM LIKE HIS BROTHER JOSE HAD 2 COME UP WITH A PLAN SO HE WENT AN ENROLLED HIMSELF INTO BUNKER HILL COMMUNITY COLLEGE MAJORING IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE, AND CONTINUED TO MASTER HIS NEW FOUND CRAFT. WITH 19 MONTHS PASSING SINCE THE INCIDENT AND JOSE ATTENDING NUMEROUS COURT DATES AND APPEARANCES AS WELL AS COLLEGE ,HE WAS FINALLY SENTENCED TO ONE YEAR IN THE HOUSE OF CORRECTION (South Bay House Of Correction) .
IN THE PROCESS OF HIS RELEASE ,JOSE’S MOTHER (Geraldine Belardo) MOVED TO HYDE PARK MA , & THAT WOULD BE WHERE HIS CAREER WOULD REALLY SKY-ROCKET.
NOW I DON’T KNOW IF JOSE WAS WRITING WHILE INCARCERATED ,BUT ON JANUARY 31 2004 WHEN HE WAS RELEASED THE TRANSFORMATION FROM JOSE CARLOS BELARDO JR. TO ZAE THE GODD HAD BEEN COMPLETE ,AND HE WENT STRAIGHT TO THE STUDIO
(Jomo Kinsey) AND BEGIN TO PAINT HIS MASTER PIECE.
BUT IT WASN’T UNTIL 2005 WHEN HIS TALENT WOULD REALLY BE DISCOVERED.
(Zae The Godd): “THAT WAS AROUND THE TIME WHEN THE GAME WAS JUST SIGNED TO WITH THE SITUATION IN CALIFORNIA NOT WORKING OUT ZAE WAS FORCED TO COME BACK TO BOSTON MA, AND TAKE ANOTHER APPROACH ,SO HE STARTED RECORDING AGAIN BUT THIS TIME HE AND LONG TIME FRIEND /GROUP MEMBER (Jay-Nixxo) PUT THE STUDIO IN THE BACK ROOM OF ZAE’S HOUSE AND IT WAS NONE STOP FROM THERE ,HIT AFTER HIT AFTER HIT WAS PRODUCES AND RECORDED. “THERE WERE SOME DAYS WE DIDN’T EVEN SLEEP “ ZAE RECALLS. “JAY-NIXXO & I WERE MAKING GREAT FUC%%%* MUSIC ,STUFF THAT THESE INDUSTRY CATS WASN’T EVEN DOING”
G-UNIT AND HE DID THE DREAMS VIDEO. I DON’T KNOW IF TO MANY PEOPLE KNOW THIS BUT THE JAM MASTER JAY LOOK ALIKE IN THE VIDEO WAS ACTUALLY JAY’S FIRST COUSIN. AND AFTER THE VIDEO SHOOT HE CAME TO BOSTON AND GOT UP WITH ME AND A FEW ASSOCIATES FROM HYDE PARK. I MEAN HE WAS ACTUALLY IN MY HOUSE IN THE BACK ROOM SHOOTIN’ THE SH%! WITH US AND THAT JUST GAVE ME THAT EXTRA MOTIVATION I NEEDED. JAY’Z COUSIN (Phonz) LIVED IN CALI ,SO I GOT THE ADDRESS AND FLOODED HIM WITH SONG AFTER SONG. AT THAT TIME I DIDN’T KNOW HE WAS GREAT FRIENDS WITH FREDRO STARR (from the legendary hip-hop group Onyx) AND SURE ENOUGH THEY SENT FOR ME AND I WENT TO CALIFORNIA. MAN IT WAS LIKE A WHOLE NEW WORLD TO ME. I WAS RECORDING AT THE BEASTIE BOYS STUDIO I WENT TO THE HUSTLE-N-FLOW PREMIERE PARTY I EVEN WENT TO STICKY FINGER (1/3 of Onyx) HOUSE AND FREE-STYLED BACK AND FORTH WITH HIM. REAL SPIT THOUGH IT WASN’T UNTIL I HAD A MEETING WITH INTERSCOPES OWN ZACH KATS THAT I KNEW I WASN’T READY YET”
BUT THE GROUP OF ZAE THE GODD & JAY-NIXXO (Len Bias Project) WOULDN’T LAST WHEN ZAE PACKED UP AND WENT TO ATLANTA GEORGIA TO LIVE.
(Zae The Godd): “WHEN I LEFT FOR ATLANTA I KNEW NIXXO WASN’T COMING DOWN THERE AND I KNOW IN ORDER FOR MY CAREER TO CONTINUE I HAD TO VENTURE OUT ON MY OWN ,SO I WENT AND BROUGHT THE M-BOX PROTOOLS WITH THE MIC AND ALL THAT AND LEARNED HOW TO RECORD MY OWN MUSIC…
AFTER BEING IN ATL FOR 6 MONTH AND GETTING CONNECTIONS WITH BOSTON’S OWN NEW EDITION’S (Ronnie Devoe) ZAE THE GODD HEAD BACK HOME TO THE BEAN WHERE HE STARTED FROM.CONTINUING TO FOLLOW HIS DREAMS.
BEING HEARD ON BOSTON RADIO STATIONS LIKE JAM’N 94.5 / 97.7 /106.1 /AND 88.9 AS WELL ASS BEING FEATURED ON PLEANTY OF MIXTAPES SUCH AS :
(Best of Boston-hosted by: DJ Big Mike /Paul Wall-Dem Grillz & DJ Khamaleon’s-It’s Time 2 Make Some noise ect.)
I GUESS TO REALLY SUM IT ALL UP ,IT IS SAFE TO THAT ZAE THE GODD IS OR COULD POSSIBLY BE THE FUTURE OF HIP-HOP. WITH HIS COCKY “SWAGGA” AND IRREPLACEABLE WORD PLAY HE HAS A SOUND LIKE NO OTHER ,WHICH IN DUE TIME WILL MAKE HIM ONE OF THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS…