I was lucky enough to spend some QT with Dallas hip-hop super-producers (not to mention two-time Grammy winners) Play-N-Skillz last week on the set of Tum Tum's new music video for his Salinas brothers-produced track "Smoke Something" off his excellent new Purp Kobain mixtape.
Tum Tum wanted me there, apparently, so we could recreate for film our interview from a few weeks back when I confronted him and asked him if he did, indeed, get high during his interviews--to which he responded that he was smoking a joint at that very moment. I was all-too-happy to oblige. Because, dammit, I like appearing in music videos.
Also, I wanted to see Play-N-Skillz's new Deep Ellum office space and studios. And I heard that Dorrough was gonna be there. But I digress.
While there, Juan "Play" Salinas let me in on a little scoop: In the coming weeks, MTV will be flying in to town to start filming a new reality show centered around Juan and his brother Oscar's efforts to help make Dallas a viable hip-hop center as well as their struggles as Latinos in the African-American-centric hip-hop world.
Yesterday, the duo's publicist sent out a press release confirming as much--and, also, while passing along word that the brothers are looking for a young Hispanic female looking for a gig in the music industry to join their team, both for on- and off-screen purposes. See the release in full after the jump.
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MTV AND GRAMMY AWARD WINNING PRODUCERS PLAY-N-SKILLZ ARE ON THE HUNT FOR TALENT FOR THEIR NEW MTV SERIES
MTV and The "Grammy Boyz" Play N Skillz will hold a casting call, exclusively in the DFW area on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1ST for a talented female interested in working in the music industry to co-star with them on their new MTV series
WHO/WHAT: Dallas natives and Grammy Award Winning Producers Play-N-Skillz will be starring in a new series on MTV that will take the viewer inside their fast paced life as one of the top producers in the music industry.
MTV has teamed up with Play-N-Skillz to search for a talented female to co-star with them on the upcoming MTV series. They will hold an open casting call on Friday, October 1st. The casting call is open to all Hispanic females, 18-24 who currently reside in the DFW area and have the desire and drive to work in the highly competitive world of music. All applicants are asked to bring a resume highlighting their experience as well as a cover letter detailing why they want to work in the music industry.
Two-time Grammy Award winning producers and rap duo, Play-N-Skillz consist of brothers, Juan "Play" and Oscar "Skillz" Salinas who hail from Dallas, Texas. These super producers have worked with some of the top names in music including Lil' Wayne, Nelly, Pitbull, Bun B, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Slim Thug to name a few.
Play-N-Skillz recently signed a record label deal with SRC/Universal Records for their own label imprint, G4 Muzik. The deal has allowed the dynamic duo the opportunity to sign, develop and market artists with distribution through SRC/Universal Records. Their first signee rap phenom "Inertia," has been burning up the charts with his hit song "Beddy Crocker" produced by Play-N-Skillz.
Play-N-Skillz are currently working on their sophomore album entitled G.I.R.L.S., an acronym for Guys in Real Life Situations. Play-N-Skillz also teamed up with rap legend Too $hort and Kendra Wilkinson from E!'s The Girl's Next Door to record the theme song for her E! reality show, "Kendra". For more info www.myspace.com/playnskillz
WHEN: Friday, October 1st - TBD