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ELI LU’S FIRST CINEMATIC SPOKEN WORD MIXTAPE COMING SOON!
“Sound Mind” is a cinematic spoken word mixtape by Eli Lu. In parallel with each track, there will be 12 short films that visually represents each spoken word/rap piece. Rather than shooting in the style of a music video showcasing the artist, the objective is to focus on storytelling and visuals that will draw the audience into paying more attention to the lyrics, message, and storylines. The short films will be shot in various locations around Philadelphia and will include collaborations with other local Philadelphia creatives: poets, musicians, and artist. Combining various forms of art, Eli and Lu will use this platform to discuss issues regarding race relations, crime in correlation to poverty, breaking barriers, betrayal, the crack epidemic that plagued Philadelphia in the late 80’s, the state of the black family/businesses and more. Although this project contains heavy content, the goal is to inspire, enlighten and ignite conversations that will provoke action for change.
Additionally, once all of the pieces are recorded, mastered, and shot, Eli and Lu will host a red carpet event first followed by a small tour to screen the short films and spoken word pieces. The tour will also include performing some of the pieces live. After the screenings, Eli and Lu will launch the project online to reach broader audiences.
Check back soon for details regarding screenings, releases, and performances.