Me & Mine Entertainment, MB Enterprises and Iconic Media Group all sign agreement to move “Banned in the USA” project forward
Pleasanton, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/07/2015 -- 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.
Fresh Kid Ice is widely considered to be the first well-known rapper of Asian decent. Growing up in Brooklyn, New York, he eventually moved to Miami, where he founded 2 Live Crew in 1984. Fresh Kid Ice continues to tour today.
Production on "Banned in the USA" is expected to begin soon, with a projected release date of late 2016.
About Me & Mine Entertainment and MB Enterprises
At the helm of Me & Mine Entertainment and MB Enterprises is Tobin Costen, who has served as a producer and manager for Lil' Troy, Master P, TRU, West Coast Bad Boys and the Down South Hustlers in his long and successful career. He launched the Me & Mine label in 1998. The companies also benefit from the expertise of Jay Bridges, a special relations stockbroker who has managed a $35 million equities portfolio for a wide range of clients. He has been instrumental in successfully conducting numerous multi-million dollar transactions prior to becoming a managing partner at MB Enterprises.
Also serving in a leadership role is Keith Moss, a respected college basketball coach who founded Comsport USA Sports Agency after serving as the agent to Tariq Abdul-Wahad (formerly Olivier Saint-Jean) when the player entered the 1997 NBA Draft. His firm is now one of the largest sports agencies in the United States.
Tobin D. Costen
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