William Hanford Lee Jr. is a veteran artist/composer and performer, as well as an artist development executive. His credits include national campaigns for Dodge Ram trucks and for movies such as "Terminator Salvation" and "The Taking of Pelham 123" in addition to over 100 placements in numerous television shows and feature films. His career in marketing and artist development put him in charge of creative services for Samuel Goldwyn Pictures and Television as well as The WB Television Network where he supervised the print advertising for shows such as “The Wayans Bros.” and “Sister 2 Sister.” He has been managing the career of actress/comedienne Luenell - aka Mrs. Borat since 2005, and he is currently promoting his critically-acclaimed debut album SOULvival.
Africanoboiscripted launched on January 26th with a 2 minute skit entitled “Spare Some Change,” and in just over 2 weeks the channel has received nearly 30,000 views and 6,000 subscribers.
PapaLee Music is providing the music for the channel – which will feature skits and parodies starring AfricanoBOi aka Bryan Oji. Bryan is a youtube star – with over 150,000 subscribers and over 95 million views on his Africanoboishow channel on YouTube. Bryan recently moved to Los Angeles from Houston, and with the help of BJP Entertainment is charting a course through the maze that is Hollywood.
“The goal of Africanoboiscripted is to give Bryan another platform to show what he can do,” says William Hanford Lee Jr., CEO of Burbank based media and management company BJP Entertainment and Bryan’s personal manager. “When you ask people in Hollywood what they think about YouTube talent, you can get some weird responses. Africanoboiscripted is an opportunity to hopefully create some viral content and show that Bryan is ready to go to the next level. I don’t believe for a minute that the success he’s had online is some sort of fluke.”
“On Africanoboiscripted Bryan will be working with a script, a director, an editor and the whole team at ChiWay Entertainment to create content that both satisfies his hardcore fans, and also has the potential to make its way to outlets outside of YouTube.” Lee has also directed several of the shorts on Africanoboiscripted.
The most recent short entitled The Crazy Nastyass Streetwalker (a parody of the hugely popular The Crazy Nastyass Honey Badger) dropped on Tuesday and has generated over 8,000 views in just 3 days and has been called “A Hot Mess” and a “Hood Classic”. Check it out below. WARNING: There are some dirty words! NSFW.
Click here to subscribe to Africanoboiscripted, and follow Bryan on twitter at @africanoboi. Follow William Lee on twitter at @papaleemusic. For more information on Africanoboiscripted contact Jonathan Skogmo at ChiWay Entertainment at 323.932.0960.
Happy New Year! I am very proud to present the new website for PapaLee Music. We spent the last year or so promoting SOULvival, now it’s back to business as we spotlight our substantial catalogue of music for film and television and aggressively seek more songwriting and composing work
We’re also very excited about some of the new “social” features such as Facebook comments and Soundcloud integration. Soundcloud is a great tool for sharing audio files. We recently uploaded about 80 pieces of music that can be streamed almost anywhere on the web. Check out the player below playing a set list of about 40 miscellaneous cues from different films and TV shows.
PapaLee Music.com has been on the WordPress platform for a few years now, and it’s been great. Look for a big push for record, film and tv placements in 2012. We sure could use your help, and will provide incentives for referrals. Also, any comments, words of encouragement or shares on your facebook or twitter would be greatly appreciated.
PapaLee will be live at Jax Bar & Grill through the month of September. The dynamic musical movement continues with an amazing band and wonderful food and ambiance. We’ve heard your voices and we are now starting at 7:30 pm and finishing at 11:30. We know… it’s a school night!
Join me and my man Mark Meadows on bass, Dana Wood on drums and yours truly on guitar and vocals… I’m workin hard for the money!
Jax Bar & Grill is located at 339 N. Brand Blvd. in Glendale (at Lexington). Call 818.500.1604 for reservations.
PapaLee Live at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood
The rehearsals have been going down this week for “For The Ladies II” – another amazing night of real soul music hosted by the original Superwoman Karyn White – and starring the amazingly talented Darius McCrary, Jay King, Anthony A.K. King, and yours truly – PapaLee.
Showtime is Sunday evening September 11, 2011 at the Catalina Bar & Grill, located at 6725 West Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood.
You know Karyn White from her multi-platinum albums and Jay King for his hit records with Club Nouveau, Darius McCrary from the hit show Family Matters and Young and the Restless, Anthony A.K. King of the “Kings In The Morning” radio show, and yours truly from around the way.
The band is AMAZING – with Darrell Crooks holding it down as the musical director and stellar talents such as Noriko Wright, James Manning and Stacey Sydnor rounding out the rhythm section of the “Hit Squad.”
Order tickets by going here – and make reservations by calling 323.466.2210
Starting Thursday September 1st, PapaLee will be back on the Calendar at Jax Bar & Grill in downtown Glendale. Mark your calendar, tell your friends and get ready for live soul music every Thursday night in September.
We were a regular fixture at Jax for over 2 years, and I’m very excited to be returning to the club after completing my debut album SOULvival and celebrating Lily’s 1st birthday.
Here’ s a photo from a couple year ago when it was on and poppin!
Showtime nightly is 7:30 pm, and we wrap it up by 11:30 pm.