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SmG Music to Crowd Source A.S.H.E.S the CHOSEN's "Tears in Your Eyes" Video

Partners with Green Eyed Media, Rafael Flores & Determination Media Group to Use Music to Highlight Domestic Abuse


Inglewood, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/13/2015 -- SmG Music and Green Eyed Media announced today that they are launching a Kickstarter campaign to fund a mini-documentary based on A.S.H.E.S the CHOSEN's song "Tears In Your Eyes", the first single off of A.S.H.E.S the CHOSEN's album ID, Ego, Superego. Rafael Flores, who first collaborated on the documentary "The Blank Canvas: Hip Hop's Struggle For Representation In Seattle" will be the director.

"Having grown up in a home where domestic violence was the norm, and after his stepfather was murdered in a domestic dispute in 2004, A.S.H.E.S made a decision to use music as an outlet to confront the issue of domestic abuse," said J. Alan Love of the University of Chicago's Arts Incubator in Washington Park. "We have high expectations that this new mini-documentary will continue to raise public awareness of this very serious social issue."

"Tears In Your Eyes" was released in the Spring of 2014. It was the 4th most added song to college radio, while also climbing to #23 in the U.S. on CMJ's Hip Hop Charts for college radio. SmG Music and Green Eyed Media will be partnering with DetermiNation Media Group and the not-for-profit United Roots in the filming and editing of this project. The project will be shot in Oakland, California.

About Tears In Your Eyes
The "Tears In Your Eyes" mini-documentary is a nonprofit community-building initiative. All proceeds generated from the Kickstarter campaign will cover basic production costs, allowing for a true and accurate depiction of domestic violence. A.S.H.E.S the CHOSEN plans to donate a portion of the proceeds from the sales of "Tears In Your Eyes" towards

Educating local teens about healthy relationships & early warning signs of abuse.

Directly impacting the lives of domestic violence victims as an advocate.

Providing information on child mentoring and assistance to mothers in shelter programs.

Supporting efforts to raise community awareness with public events & campaigns.

For more information, please email SmG Music at and follow the Tears In Your Eyes Project @TearsMovement and A.S.H.E.S @ashesthechosen.

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