Los Angeles, CA, December 16, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Thirteen year-old Baltimore singer, Neenah Taylor won the recent Los Angeles “Uplifting Minds II” (ULMII) national talent competition in the vocal category singing her version of the Rihanna song, “Take a Bow” and twenty years-old Covina, California rapper Genasis won the ULMII Award for songwriting for his hot single “Flip My Sidekick.” The L.A. ULMII competition was the second half of the entertainment conference held recently at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The first part was a list of entertainment business seminars such as “entertainment law,” “Internet record labels,” “media/public relation” and “promotions/marketing.”
“I think the only thing you did wrong was to tell us you were 13,” said competition judge radio personality Lee Bailey (RadioScope/EURweb.com) about the performance of young Neenah Taylor.
Neenah Taylor is a Baltimore native who recently relocated to the Los Angeles area. She had the audience really worked up while performing “Take a Bow” as she sang to one of the youngest judges on the panel film maker Ben Foster and held a note longer than I’ve heard from seasoned singers in a long time.
“You make me want to go out and by a Sidekick,” KDAY 93.5’s DJ George said after contestant rapper Genasis performed.
Genasis is a native of Brooklyn, New York but has been a resident of West Convina, California since he was ten. He spends his time rapping and producing beats. This talented songwriter/producer performed his hot song “Flip my Sidekick” to a worked up audience.
While scores were being tallied one of the judges actor/rapper Allen Maldonado (The Shield/Young and the Restless) performed three songs from his indie rap/Hip-Hop CD release under Poc Dawone. Poc left the crowd wired up and on their feet because of his energetic performance. As an actor Allen has appeared in the hit films “Friday After Next” with Ice Cube and Mike Epps and the feature film “Live Free Die Hard” starring Bruce Willis.
Other judges on the panel included radio personality and media mogul Lee Bailey (EURweb.com/RadioScope); comedian/actress Annie McKnight (Comedy Store/Heroes); celebrity fitness trainer Sam Bell (Sam Bell Body), film director/producer Ben Foster (Ben Foster Films), and talent agent Larry Williams, Jr. (Williams Talent Agency).
Both winners received the ULMII Award and can take advantage of a list of other prizes such as an image make-over from New York image consultant Angelo Ellerbee (Mary J Blige); 30 days air-play on Internet radio station Hit Center, courtesy of Tyron Moore; free legal session with Burbank entertainment attorney Richard Jefferson; free voice lesson from New Jersey vocal coach Nadiyah Kareem (Superstar Entertainment); appearance on Platinum Plus TV (Comcast – ATL/Bmore), free consultation on starting your own Internet record label by Founder and CEO of Boosweet Records Vernon Neilly; free music track from Vulcha artist VIP (Dust Dem AFF Entertainment), and a free session with entertainment psychologist Dr. Jamie Ballard.
For more information on attending/sponsoring the 2009 “Uplifting Minds II” Entertainment Conferences in Baltimore and Los Angeles call toll free at (866) 938-5220, or email FreeAssocInc3@aol.com. www.upliftingminds2.com