Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Lil Zane Is Back & Stronger Than Ever With The Follow Me Tour

Lil Zane Is Back & Stronger Than Ever With The Follow Me Tour

"People know who Lil' Zane is," he says. "Now, I've just gotta remind them why I am who I am. I'm Back"!
Jul 03, 2010 – The transformation from teen star to respected adult performer is not always an easy one. But for Zane Copeland Jr., aka Lil' Zane, the transition has been seamless.  As someone who has already scored a number of hit singles such as ("Anywhere" w/112, "Money Stretch", "Callin me", "Hardball" w/Lil' Wayne, Sammie & Bow Wow) and appeared on the big screen with Sean Connery ("Finding Forrester"), Eddie Murphy ("Dr. Dolittle 2″), Cuba Gooding Jr. & Beyonce Knowles ("The Fighting Temptations"), and Omar Epps & Mekhi Phifer ("A Day In The Life"), all while being involved in TV shows such as CSI and The Parkers with Monique, Lil Zane has made it clear that he's a natural performer, going from Music to TV to the Big Screen.
Starting exactly a decade ago Lil Zane assisted in many areas of the Hip Hop industry that most people are unaware of, through his channel of influence he has brought great artists such as Akon to the public and has been one of the first artists to work with Keri Hilson, Pit bull, Lil Wayne, Lil Bow wow, and Beyonce. He was one of the first artists to grace the sound stage at the now famous 106 and park, BET's number one music video show. "I feel like I've grown up a lot over the past few years and my music has matured as well," explains Zane.
Now as CEO of his own record label, US Entertainment, and partner of Soul sticks Productions, a film company that specializes in producing music videos, developing movies and television shows; Zane plans on creating and producing his own box office hits and signing the hottest new and upcoming artists to his label. Currently on a creative side Lil Zane is collaborating with multiple artists, to bring diversity to his sound and visibility. "In this marketplace an artist has to be aware of the creative side and the business side of this industry. I plan on being the best business man and artist out there." Zane says.
The Follow Me Tour will hit the stages of California, Georgia and Florida with other States starting the 1st quarter of 2011. The lineup for the tour is phenomenal, "I'm Back Fans, and this time I'm not going anywhere".
For more information on bookings and tour dates contact Moses Hill at (818)398-5510.

Monday, 4 April 2011


:::LiL Zane Biography:::
Young and restless, 17-year old microphone phenomenon Lil' Zane has got big plans. Having proven last year with R&B macks 112 that he can take you "Anywhere", the teen rap threat has resurfaced after an intense bidding war and has focused his sighs on Young World; The Future, his hotly anticipated debut album on World Wide Entertainment/Priority.
When people hear my album I want them to say that I basically took them on a ride," says Zane about his first LP. "I show people every aspect of life. I say some bad things that I've done and witnessed some good things that I've done. But the good outweigh the bad. I'm young and a lot of things I talk about on the album are things that older people may experience. But my mom once told me I got an old soul."
Born in a tough section of Yonkers, New York, but raised throughout Atlanta since the age of seven, Lil' Zane grew up on both soul rap. "The first song I ever learned was "Before I Let Go" by Frankie Beverly & Maze, " he recalls. "That was a song I used to dance to and just sing all day when I was younger."
It was about age 10 when Zane, inspired by the kiddie rap of Another Bad Creation (ABC) and Kris Kross, got more serious about his eventual career and started rehearsing with his cousin. A year later, the aspiring talent beat a case of stage fright and began entering local Atlanta talent shows. Kevin Wales, owner of World Wide Entertainment and the man who discovered the immensely successful artists Another Bad Creation, Monica, and 112, attended one such performance. He was immediately blown away by then literally little Zane.
To have so much stage presence and be so good at a young age is definitely what struck me about him, " explains Wales.
He was so impressed with Zane's maturity level. It was like a grown man trapped inside a kid's body, y'know?" laughs Wales. "I remember he was 11-years-old tellin' me he wanted to be a star. He wanted to be down with me because he was a big fan of ABC back then. And the crazy thing about it is that he told me that he read the credits on the back of the ABC album, at that age, saw my name and always wanted to meet me. And it so happened that at that talent show somebody told him that Kevin Wales was there and he took it upon himself to come and meet me. And from then, we just stayed together and the growing process began.
The years of hard work have finally paid off. Since Wales is responsible for 112's big break, it made sense that Lil' Zane would make his recording debut with the group on the popular love-a-thon "Anywhere." Zane has also honed his live skills by touring with 112 for six months.
Next up for Zane is the cheddar-clocking anthem, "Money Stretch", the lead-off single from the sure-to-be-a-blockbuster Next Friday Soundtrack. And, of course, there's the album, Young World; The Future, the title of which is inspired by Slick Rick's 1988 classic, "Hey Young World." Listeners can expect the " Ruler" , himself to make a cameo in "Young World's, "The Future", one of the LP's many choice cuts.
Production on Young World; The Future is provided by World Wide Entertainment's team of hit-making beatmakers who have laced tracks for artists such as the late, great The Notorious B.I.G., Total, Faith, New Edition, newcomers The Anngenetta Boys, Boss Howg, 112, Puff Daddy, and Slick Rick.
The album is just not for one particular crowd," states Zane. "But I'm targetin' towards young people that's who's buyin' the majority of the music lately. It's a mixture. I got songs for the girls, songs for the thugs, songs about the things that you go through with your family and songs that deal with what everyday people just go through in life. In life, there's highs and lows." "You Don't Want To Fuck Wit' Us" details the rise of Zane and his fan from the depths of poverty to the glamorous life. " The song is basically about my whole crew, " says Zane about one of his favorite cuts. "And even though we might be flossy and young, we ain't nothin' to fuck wit. That's basically what the song is tellin' 'em." But the rapper is quick to clarify that there's more to my crew than meets the eye. "Don't get it twisted, " he says. "What you see is not always what you get. We don't want to be hard. We just wanna have fun. Have fun and love the ladies. We just love ballin'."
And Zane, above all else, believes firmly in the concept of family, both blood and musical. He says of the World Wide clique. " Our slogan is 'United We Stand, Together We Ball', our thing is unity." As long as we stay together and as long we focus and function as a family, we're always gonna be able to make money and we're always gonna be able to shine together."
Lil' Zane's future looks bright indeed. All he needs is for the world to listen. "I'm a universal rapper, "he says. "I'm spiritual. Let 'em know that God comes first in my life. I'm an educated rapper. I have variety, I don't have just one aspect I'm from all angles. I'm well-rounded, put it that way."
And well-rounded, is of course, exactly what The Young World needs.