New album release – SOULvival by PapaLee


PapaLee celebrates release of anticipated debut cd SOULvival
with LIVE Concert at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza on June 24th

LOS ANGELES CA – June 5, 2010 – BJP Entertainment and PapaLee Music proudly present SOULvival, the debut album from Sacramento-bred and currently Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter and producer PapaLee. To celebrate the release of this much-anticipated cd, there will be a FREE concert at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza in Los Angeles on Thursday June 24th at 7:00 pm. The concert is part of the BHCP Live Concert Series celebrating Black Music Month.

SOULvival is a masterpiece of soul/R&B ready to hit digital distribution outlets and independent terrestrial and internet radio on June 15th, 2010. SOULvival speaks with a polished blend of funk, hip-hop, rock, blues, even a little gospel, but above all else SOUL. “Beautiful” is the first single on a knockout debut album that has been described as a ” 30-minute comfort ride” from beginning to end.

PapaLee (aka William Hanford Lee Jr.) is a lifelong musician and singer who has been performing or producing music since the age of 12. His resume highlights include work with grammy-nominated artist Leona Lewis, and producer/mentor Brian Alexander Morgan (Usher, SWV, Mariah Carey), and collabs with international recording artist Terry Dexter. He has composed music for the Dodge Ram Challenge national campaign and web series as well as commercials for blockbusters such as “Terminator Salvation” and “Walk The Line”. His music has been featured in films like “The Taking Of Pelham 123” and on TV programs such as “The Bernie Mac Show”.

The release of SOULvival coincides with the imminent birth of papaLee’s first child. “Becoming a father really shifts your attention toward things like your legacy and purpose – it can give you a razor sharp focus and clarity.”

With BJP Entertainment, SOULvival will have exceptional marketing support behind it as well. BJP Entertainment has been behind the career of superstar actress and comedienne Luenell (Borat, Katt Williams’ American Hustle) – who is also featured on the album. Additional tour dates to support SOULvival will be announced soon.

For more information, promo requests or to set up an interview, please contact Arthur Galestian or Bill Lee at BJP Entertainment, or – 818.388.2105.

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PapaLee debut album – SOULvival completed

My debut album is done!

SOULvival is mixed and about to be mastered. The process of producing and releasing an album of original music has been one of the greatest accomplishments of my life. And it’s happening as Maria and I are expecting our first child. How amazing is that?!  I am realizing that in every way this musical journey is always just beginning, even though I’ve been making music most of my life.

I tried to make SOULvival a well-balanced blend of my voice and guitar playing set against songs that tell the truth and playfully provide some joy and inspiration. Musical styles on the album flow seamlessly from the lively, horn-driven “Thank You (forbreakinmyheart)” to a swagger-inducing rock-funk heater “Gone”. Other highlights are the samba-styled quiet storm simply called “Beautiful” and the old-school, gangsta-blues, baby-maker “Lovin Man.”

The music has been compared most often to Bill Withers (which is a beautiful thing) and while I think SOULvival is unique, I felt personally influenced by artists such as Frankie Beverly, Macy Gray, Jonathan Butler and Sam Sparro while working on the album.

SOULvival is ONLY possible because of the following musicians and artists:
Stephen “Stevo” Théard, Thomas Kelly, Mark Meadows, Derek Frank, Ernie Halter, Reggie Boyd Jr., Yarone Levy, Daryl Darden, Bijon Watson, Louis Van Taylor, Tom Evans, Steve Lang, Luenell, Maria Lee, Mr. Goodbar, and Digital. You ALL killed it!


If you pre-order the album, I will include the DEMOS of my 5 favorite songs on the album, and autograph your copy of the record. That’s 5 extra songs for pre-ordering!

SOULvival – AVAILABLE 06.01.2010

Pre-order Papalee’s debut album SOULvival!

Check out some of the snippets from Papalee’s debut album SOULvival! The release date is June 1st, but you can PRE-ORDER IT NOW! Make sure you’re on the mailing list, and LEAVE COMMENTS if you like what you hear.

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PapaLee Presents SOULvival

My debut album SOULvival is in the final stages of production. All of the songs are written – and several guest vocalists and musicians will be filing into the funklab and other studios all around the world to bless the project.

The demos have been described as “funky as hell” and “hot”, and I LOVE every song. Each song is a reflection of my truest emotions and life experience. At this point SOULvival is truly one of my proudest accomplishments in life.

I will be posting a music player with some of the demos VERY soon, and the album will be available for pre-order in the next few weeks. I am also beginning to look for investors and distributors, so contact me if you know someone or if you are interested.