Capitol Gainz Entertainment, a multi-faceted group based in Washington D.C., has created a 3D cartoon for G-Unit’s latest video, “My Buddy.” after being contracted by the rap outfit. The company, of emcee/co-CEO Blyss, co-CEO Broadway, Chewy and Dula, considers themselves a “complete entertainment company that deals with music, animation and videos.”
After a chance meeting at area nightclub Dream, Broadway met with G-Units’s Sha Money and made known his posthumous work with Big Pun and Terror Squad.
“I did Pun’s ‘How We Roll’ video in 2001 [which featured Ashanti],” Broadway said. “So me and Sha went back and forth. I gave them some sample work and the deal went smoothly with Interscope from there.”
Broadway said the video for “My Buddy” is an “ode to your strap” and has the G-Unit Soldiers coursing through a rugged urban terrain.
“They said they wanted to do something edgy, that you wouldn’t see on MTV. So we came up with a concept loosely based on the cult gang film "The Warriors" where you got your gang running through the city trying to survive. In the story there’s a mystery criminal organization that is being squeezed out by G-Unit. Tony Yayo gets captured and 50, Buck and Banks battle through the city to set him free. It was also a play on the whole ‘Free Yayo’ theme.”
For Capitol Gainz, he expects a niche to be carved through animation.
The company has another connection to G-Unit as well. Their chief rapper Blyss rhymed with the crew earlier this year on D.C. radio WKYS 93.9.
Blyss, who is also an AllHipHop Breeding Ground alum, has been making his own way without the help of 50 Cent, Young Buck or Lloyd Banks. He was recently featured on the cover of the Washington Post magazine, a first for a local rapper. “I got 400 calls in one day…s**t is huge,” he said.
The Post magazine, which boasts a 3 million circulation, featured an extensive peer into the rapper’s life and career last weekend.
Of the story, Blyss said, “I thought it was cool. The Washington Post had an online chat today about me and one person said I was a cross between Jay-Z and Kanye. That was big for me. They brought up the Kanye s**t because I went to school and have a degree. And the Jay Z s**t because I am from S.E.[South East] which is a real a** area in D.C. So, I understand the streets as well as that corporate s**t.”
Blyss, who shares the same manager as crooner Ginuwine, divulged that he’s been working the Hip-Hop scene in a variety of ways from the radio to Dream, the largest night club on the East Coast.
“Well my buzz here was going through the roof because of the radio and street support here in D.C. I was doing everything from Howard [University’s] Homecoming to performing at Dream,” he explained. “I was the first D.C. unsigned rap artist to perform at Dream.”
Blyss recently released “The King of D.C. Vol. 1” mixtape and has continued to expand his brand of Hip-Hop throughout the eastern region. Interscope and G-Unit will premiere the video for “My Buddy” shortly. The full video comes with the deluxe version of Lloyd Banks’ debut, Hunger For More, which is in stores now.
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