Over the weekend, Delux Magazine was on the scene as Murphy Lee hosted an exclusive viewing/listening party for his much-anticipated project entitled, “You See Me”. Bundled as a DVD/CD set, Lee aims to offer his fans a glimpse into his life by revealing his struggles and success since his debut platinum-selling solo album, “Murphy’s Law”.
The event—which was overseen by Public Relations Consultants, Abesi PR and Cillah Hall of Xanadu Public Relations—was held at the city’s sexiest center for recording, Shock City Studios (2200 Gravois Avenue), owned and operated by Doug Firley, Chris Loesch, and Dee Coleman. The studio houses more than enough space and top-of-the-line equipment to inspire any artist to create great music for the city to celebrate—which is exactly what Murphy Lee did with his latest project.
With the sounds of his CD setting the stage for the showcasing of his DVD, Lee mingled about the crowd of media influences, including KSDK news anchors and reporters: Art Holliday, Jeff Small, Mike Garrity, and meteorologist Anthony Slaughter; KMOV’s own Erica Byfield; Fox2Now.com producer, Vera Culley; and St. Louis Post-Dispatch journalist, Deb Peterson. Derrty Ent. representatives which included: Manager, Tony “T-Luv” Davis, COO, Blu Bolden; Mousie, Topher, City Spud and Kyjuan—both of the multi-platinum selling St. Lunatics; and U-C-Me rapper Youvee. Other guests included University City Business Mogul and owner of The Pageant, Joe Edwards; Stacey Slovaciek from Project Ark; world-renowned DJ 618; and representatives from Live Nation St. Louis and Hot 104.1 who all showed up to support “Mr. Wintertime” in one of his coldest endeavors ever.
During the screening of the “You See Me” DVD, the carefully selected crowd had the opportunity to see videos and interviews as Lee—who remains signed as a member of the St. Lunatics—gave exclusive details about why he decided to step out on his own and ask for his release from Universal Records as a solo artist/entrepreneur as he develops his own label. Following the screening, the networking continued as the crowd was offered a buffet-styled meal which included some of city’s most recognizable foods: Imo’s pizza, fried rice, and St. Paul sandwiches—all of which he names in his club-banger St. Louis Winner— for all to enjoy.
The private screening was just the kick-off to the final count down of the release of “You See Me”. To help celebrate the release of this latest project, head down to Vintage Vinyl Wednesday, December 16, at 5pm for an in-store signing as the DVD/CD is released. Murphy Lee will also be hosting his birthday party at Karma on December 18; album release party on December 19, and will conclude the weekend-long celebration with the “Who Say St. Louis ain’t Funny” comedy show at the Ambassador on December 20 at 7pm.
By: Seven L. Maxwell