ILL MISS MUSIK
August 5, 2009
Hey, everybody, it’s Andy Gesner from HIP Video Promo , here with a new clip from a talented and surefooted Garden State emcee. When she’s in repose – which, admittedly, isn’t often – there’s nothing intimidating about Candi Lynn. She seems a typical young woman from the Jersey Shore (albeit one with a stunning body), approachable, identifiable, energetic, magnetic. But make no mistake: on the microphone, this girl is positively ferocious. Her swagger compares favorably to that of any female rapper you might want to name – and as for her camera presence and sex appeal, well, we’ll let the “Hey Gurl” video speak for itself. Imagine a tougher version of Fergie and you’re halfway there; the other half is entirely Candi Lynn’s own invention.
The twenty-one year old rapper is fresh-faced, but she’s no show-biz newbie: she’s been writing ever since she was a child, and she’s been gracing stages for almost as long. Candi Lynn has performed in nightclubs, at colleges, on the Atlantic City strip, moving crowds and winning enthusiasts wherever she goes. Produced by Grammy-nominated record maker Chris “The Hitman” Conway (Mary J. Blige, Eminem, Lauryn Hill, TLC, too many others to list), Co/Produced by WorkOut Music, Andrew Manzano, Mark Grant & Brian McLane…ILLMissBehavin, her soon-to-be-released debut, is a piping-hot fusion of commercial rap, radio-ready R&B, guitar rock, and sweet, candy-coated pop. A true independent, Candi Lynn has opted to bring the music straight to her fans with no label interference – a wise, and fitting, decision for an artist so committed to immediacy.
“Hey Gurl”, her latest single, showcases Candi Lynn at her most electrifying: rapping energetically about love, lust, and shaking that “bubblicious”. The beat, too, is exotic, incorporating Middle Eastern musical and rhythmic elements. On “My Body”, her first single, Candi Lynn proved that her vocals could stand up to distorted rock guitar; here, she demonstrates that she can ride an adventurous groove with skill and daring.
A beat like that almost demands a provocatively-choreographed clip, and director Peter Esposito supplies the fireworks in his sultry video for “Hey Gurl”. Candi Lynn – and her Gurls – are alluring dancers, and the crowd at their high school talent show are more than ready to respond to their moves. By the end of the clip, Candi Lynn’s demanding (and none too polite) peers have been entirely won over; they’ve stopped pelting the performers with crumpled-up pieces of paper, and they’re shaking it, too. And everybody has plenty of juice left over for the dimly-lit club scenes, too, all of which were shot on location in an Atlantic City hotspot. Although we come to realize that this was all just a daydream and Candi is still subject to the inferior performances happening before her very eyes, the seed has been planted as a sign of things to come. Esposito and Candi Lynn have some additional star power at their disposal: Mr. Cheeks of the Lost Boyz, who plays one of the judges at the competition. Unsurprisingly, the veteran rapper gives the enthusiastic newcomer a perfect “10” – proving that the old guard recognizes talent just as surely as the young fans do!
Many thanks to Carrie Ariemma at ILLMiss Musick for hooking us up with this tremendous artist! If you need more info, call Andy Gesner at 732-613-1779 or e-mail us at [email protected]. You can also visit www.CandiLynn.com to find out more about Candi Lynn.
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