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What It Do With the LUE: Makeda Kumasi

By Lue Dowdy

Queen Makeda Kumasi is WHAT IT DO! Smart, talented, graceful, and beautiful are just a few words to describe Makeda Kumasi. I became a fan the moment I saw her perform in a play a few years ago directed by Revered Bronica Martindale. Please take a moment and read all about this talent.

Makeda Kumasi is a performing artist who has been featured on stages across the Nation, which include: The World Stage in Leimert Park (Los Angeles), the Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood, and the Ogdensburg Theater in New York. She has performed in several popular American musicals including a role as Rosie in “Bye Bye Birdie” and Cha-Cha in “Grease.” Kumasi has also been featured on MTV’s “Starting Over” and BET’s “Fly Poet.” You may have seen her on several network’s shows as a background performer through Central Casting LA.

Ms. Kumasi is the founder of the Kumasi School for the Performing Arts and Co-founder of WE 3 PRODUCTIONS. She has also written two published books entitled, “I See Hip Hop Afrika” and “12 Days in Senegal: An Artist’s Journey.” She received her Master of Fine Arts in Theater from the University of Southern California and her Masters of Education from the University of Phoenix.

Kumasi has received numerous awards including the Phyllis E Williams’ Artist Grant, Top Spoken Word Artist Black Business Expo Urban Idol, Ida Mae Holland Playwrights’ Award, and California Art Scholar for Dance.

Open enrollment for Kumasi School for the Performing Arts is currently open. For more information please call (909) 217-7956 or email we3makedakumasi@gmail.com. Remember folks always stay TRUE to your CALLING!

Until next week L’z!

What It Do With the LUE: Gaim Ov3r!

Gaim Ov3r

By Lue Dowdy

New artist alert! Gaim Ov3r is What It Do!

Recently signed to LUE Production Management and Entertainment Company and based out of the Inland Empire, ‘GAIM Ov3r’ is ready to make his entrance into the world of rap and hip-hop. 

Gaim Ov3r, whose real name is Mitchell P Young, was born on April 2 and raised in San Bernardino California. Starting to rap in high school, he was able to experiment with music by infusing his spoken word talents into lyrics. Being inspired by mainstream artists such as Kendrick Lamar and Andre 3000 led him to the decision to peruse a career in rap and hip-hop. This talent possesses other gifts. His acting and singing ability makes him a triple threat. 

Currently, he’s working on his mixtape which is scheduled to be released the beginning of 2018. Wanting to ensure that his music sends out good vibes and provides a message he takes his time when creating by researching and studying his surroundings. Make sure you’re on the lookout for this upcoming artist.

His music can be located on all social media sites under his artist name ‘Gaim Ov3r’. By the way ‘Gaim Ov3r’ stands for, ‘G – greater Aim O – over V – various 3 – triple threat R – realities’. 

Come see him on the stage Saturday, October 14 for his first big performance. 

What It Do With the LUE: Clyde Gatewood

By Lue Dowdy

Clyde Gatewood is What It Do!

Big, sexy, and confident is what he is. Born and raised in Rialto, California, Clyde Gatewood also known as G Woods, he possesses several talents.

Currently working on a new music project, singing and song writing is something that comes natural to Clyde. Along with the music, Clyde is a truck driver and Blogger that loves to make people laugh and pissed at the same time. He’s a loving family man and an entrepreneur that is in the process of starting his own trucking company. He finds the time and energy to make it all balance.

Clyde is also this year’s winner of LUE Productions “Big Sexy Men Competition.” He saw! He came! He conquered! Once again, congratulations to Clyde Gatewood.

Until next week folks L’z!