Recording Artists Worldwide Take A Stand For The Importance Of Literacy Through Exciting New Project

Jackson, MS (PressExposure) March 18, 2009 -- At a time when some in the music industry are busy working against each other, a dedicated band of artists are using their influence, talent and fan base to promote reading through America's first literary reality show The Write Stuff ([]). Coming to cities across the country beginning June 2009, the show will chronicle the lives of aspiring writers as they compete to show that they have what it takes to make it in the industry. At stake for the winner is a one book deal by AG Press along with a full marketing and promotion campaign geared at ensuring their success as a published author.

Created by Cyrus A. Webb of Shadow Play Entertainment, this reality show will air for 14 weeks on Saturday mornings. As with any show, the music is just as important to some as the program, and the producers of the The Write Stuff is pleased to announce that recording artists Mark Curry (formerly of Bad Boy Records), Jon Boy(Mr. Virginia, VH1's The White Rapper Show), Kidd Russell, K. Lipsey, DJ Down South, Jack Squad, Omega Red and others will all have music featured on the project.

Why did these artists whose genres range from Neo-Soul, Hip Hop, R&B and Soft Rock decide to work with The Write Stuff? Mark Curry answered this way: "No matter what career you choose, even in show business, reading is fundamental to your success. I don't know where we would be without writers and the written word, but shows like The Write Stuff definitely prove that these two literary components are something we can't live without." He will also be a guest judge on the project as well.

DJ Down South, a native of Raleigh, Mississippi, is not only having music featured on the show but is acting as one of the musical directors on the project as well. "Mississippi doesn't get the credit for all of the great things going on in the state," he says. "When I heard about the concept of the show and what it would accomplish, I knew I had to get involved."

Production of The Write Stuff begins in Mississippi on Saturday, March 21, 2009, however, it will tape segments in Houston (TX), Chicago (IL), New Orleans (LA) and Atlanta (GA). The official website for the project is []. For more information on the show, those involved or to schedule interviews, contact Herschel Dixon using the information above or Cyrus A. Webb at

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Herschel Dixon, Production Consultant

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Press Release Submitted On: March 16, 2009 at 5:48 pm
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