Batabazi Land Movie Soundtrack Recording Deal
The Batabazi have been quite busy since they last toured Uganda in June. From their “Rise Up” tribute song that they recorded for the victims of July 11th terrorist attacks, to winning an AJABU award in Boston for the same song, then putting on a massive performance at the closing dinner for The 22nd Annual UNAA Convention in Washington DC where President Barack Obama’s aunt Zeituni Onyango was the special guest of honor. Now word coming to us is that Batabazi has landed a hefty contract to produce and record the soundtrack to a new movie called “Suburban Kings” directed by Andrew Ciolfi Pilkington of Ruby Andromeda Production Company. The movie is currently being edited and should be on the market as soon as 2011. Batabazi even got a few pointers from legendary movie director Spike Lee on how to connect the soundtrack to the movie. They might even feature on a future project with him, “it all depends on how this project turns out” Spike said in a phone conversation with BaSe Entertainment, the label and management behind Batabazi’s growing career. Now for those who do not know who Spike Lee is, he is a renowned writer, director, actor, producer, author, and entrepreneur, who has revolutionized the role of the black actor/actress in Hollywood. Spike Lee has been in the film industry for over a decade making movies that both educate and entertain all races. Movies like “Do the right thing” (1989), Jungle Fever (1991), She Hate Me (2004), Inside Man (2006), and of late Miracle at St. Ana (2008) the list is endless. By the looks of things it’s safe to say the road to Hollywood is not far away for this young Ugandan hip hop group.
—Published on http://www.musicuganda.com November 2010