Audio: Tobin Costen talks forthcoming 2 Live Crew bio pic on Live from I-5 with Luvva J Pimpizzi
Please feel free to check out my interview with Live from I-5 host Luvva. I talk about my business and music background, interesting things I learned about 2 Live Crew and more about the biopic. Also, check out this press release for more details on the upcoming film.
Press release: Film based on 2 Live Crew member's life set to start production
PLEASANTON, Calif. — Me & Mine Entertainment and MB Enterprises have taken a major step forward in the development of a feature-length film based on the life of 2 Live Crew’s Christopher “Fresh Kid Ice” Wong Won. The two companies have officially signed an agreement with Iconic Media Group.The movie, which will be titled “Rise 2 Fame,” is based on Wong Won’s 2015 autobiography.
According to the producers, the movie will feature the explicit, untold story of Fresh Kid Ice, co-founder of the famous 2 Live Crew hip-hop group that rose to prominence in the late 1980s.
Through the film, viewers will witness how the past, present and future collide as the rollercoaster-like highs and lows of life on the road take their toll on the members of 2 Live Crew and their families. It will be a story of sex, music and the fight for freedom, paralleling the group’s emergence as a symbol for First Amendment rights in a battle that rocked America.
A significant portion of the film will focus on the controversy surrounding 2 Live Crew’s 1989 album, “As Nasty as they Wanna Be,” which the U.S. District Court in Florida ruled as legally obscene shortly after the album’s release. Although the ruling was eventually overturned, three of the group’s members were arrested in the meantime _— and its album was banned in a number of Florida counties.
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With over 20 years of business and marketing experience, both in and out of the music industry, my specialty is in business. Entertainment is a big part of my life, but it's not the only part of my life. In this blog, I want to use my teaching, music and business background to help your company succeed. I also want my readers to learn a little bit more about me.