Saturday, June 20, 2009

Elite TV- Colby O'Donis

Elite TV and SOG Crew caught up with music superstar Colby O'Donis at a live performance in downtown Los Angeles at the 740 club. We are currently working on an exclusive Elite TV show highlighting Colby.

Early life

He was born in Queens, New York, and is of Puerto Rican descent.[1] Colby's parents discovered his talent at age 3 when he won first place at a talent show by singing a Michael Jackson song. He would also perform at his father's flea market in Queens every weekend, just for fun.[2]

Music career

By age of 3, Colby's parents had relocated to Altamonte Springs, Florida where he began collaborating with producer/songwriters, Full Force, who were responsible for numerous hits by the Backstreet Boys, Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam, 'N Sync, and Britney Spears. Colby's rise to fame began at 10 when he became the youngest recording artist ever signed to Motown Records to do a song for a major motion picture soundtrack. The song titled "Mouse in the House" was featured on the 1999 Stuart Little soundtrack. Soon after, he began taking guitar lessons with Johan Oiested, a musician in Carlos Santana’s rhythm section. At age 11, he appeared regularly as an actor on the TV series Grandpa's Garage. By age 14, Colby's passion for music had him opening shows for major recording artists including JoJo, A*Teens, Hoku, S Club 7, Jump5, B-5, Backstreet Boys, Brian McKnight, 98° and 'N Sync. Shortly after his 15th birthday, Colby's parents made the decision to relocate to Los Angeles and pursue a recording deal using Colby’s 100+ song catalogue. Upon relocating, Colby was introduced to Genuine Music Group where he began collaborating on producing an LP album consisting of songs from his catalog and songs co-written by producer's Damon Sharpe (J-Lo, Ginuwine, Kelly Rowland, Anastacia), Gregg Pagani (Babyface, Musiq, 3LW), Brion James, Manuel Seal Jr. (Mariah Carey, Usher, Mary J. Blige) and multi-platinum recording artist Justin Timberlake.[3] Colby also performed in California, opening shows for Keyshia Cole, 112, Montell Jordan, Daddy Yankee, Omarion, Don Omar, Brandy, Akon, Rihanna, Bobby Valentino, Ne-Yo and Lil Wayne.[3] He was also briefly featured on an episode of Nickelodeon'sNed's Declassified School Survival Guide as Nelson Duckworth.

For the next two years, Colby continued to strengthen his dancing and stage presentation, learned to play piano, and had at one-time considered signing a recording deal with singer-songwriterBabyface, until a career-altering meeting with Akon occurred.[4] Upon hearing Colby's demo in 2006, Akon immediately booked studio time for the then 17 year old:

The chemistry was just crazy. And after that he [Akon] said, Yo, I got this new label I’m startin’ up soon. It’s called Konvict Muzic. It’s gonna’ be real big, we’re gonna’ be partnering up with Interscope Records, and I want you to be one of my acts on the label. And from there we kinda’ just ran with it. We were like, yeah, let’s do it. I was down. ‘Cause when you looked at his eyes you could just tell he had that determination that he wasn’t gonna fail, and the rest is just history in the making, so, we’re workin’ on it.Colby O'Donis was also featured in Space Cowboy's music video "Falling Down" released April 2009 [5]

Colby's first single, "What You Got" featuring Akon, was released on February 26, 2008 and in April 2008 he was featured on the dance-hit "Just Dance" alongside Kon Live labelmate Lady Gaga. His second single titled "Don't Turn Back" was released on June 24, 2008. Colby's debut album Colby O was released on September 16, 2008. Colby performed his hit "What You Got" at the US Open'sArthur Ashe Kids Day, and was recently featured as an opening act for New Kids on the Block. On November 23, 2008, he performed the National Anthem at the 2008 MLS Cup. Colby was also featured on "Beautiful" from Akon's2008 album Freedom. On December 4, 2008, he received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Dance Recording for his contribution on Lady Gaga's "Just Dance." Colby was also featured on "Hey Yo!" from Brooke Hogan's sophomore album The Redemption.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Elite TV, invited by good friend and legendary latin rap artist, Mellow Man Ace, captured the premiere of the first documentary on latin rap music in history, pioneered by a number of latino rap artists at Leammle’s Theatre in Beverly Hills, CA. The film showing today, June 6th, named ‘Latin Rap Conference 2008’ was produced by DDR Productions and includes artists Mellow Man Ace, B Real (Cypress Hill), Kid Frost, The Beatnuts, Psycho Realm, and many others. The documentary tells of how these latin rap artists broke through in music history and created a movement that would encourage all latino musicians to push through barriers to share their talents with the world. Artists such as Mellow Man Ace, go beyond the music to encourage the people by producing his own movie, ‘Mellow Man’ and writing a book based on his life accomplishments. His film will be distributed through E1 Music formerly KOCH and is set to be released in 2010; while his book which is nearly 80% done is being published through Power House Books in NY with the help of wife, Tammy Reyes, who published books for Jean Simmons in the past. Be sure to stay close to Elite TV on to review the completed videos. Thanks for supporting Elite TV and The S.O.G. Crew. Hit us up on twitter at: or and where you can connect with us through iLike and Facebook. God bless, DJ Siren!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

The SOG Crew and J*Smith

There was a lot of energy Wednesday night Feb. 25,2009 at the Les Duex club in Hollywood, where J*Smith celebrated the release of her new music video for her hit single 'My Body'. Elite TV took you from the red carpet to the VIP room where J*Smith tells you what she’s doing next. J will be co-hosting with Jessica Kinni (VH1’s Rock of Love 2) online at live! Being known in entertainment as "A Triple Threat" this pop artist, actress and runway model says her passion is in music. And encourages anyone and everyone who has a dream to pursue a career in entertainment to keep going, persevere and you can do anything! Stars walking the red carpet to support J included DJ Siren (The S.O.G Crew), Ray Lavender (Konvict Music), Sleepy Brown (Outkast), Jessica Kinni (VH1 Rock of Love 2) and more! For more on the red carpet and back stage check out or visit Stay tune!

Ludacris, Common, SOG Crew LA Sports Arena

If you know hip hop you know Ludacris and Common, BUT Elite TV takes you up close and personal on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009 at the Hip hop Music Arts Festival 101 held at the LA Sports Arena. Luda dominated the crowd getting the entire arena involved. And Common, smooth and swift, opened up with “I Am Hip hop”, paying homage to pioneers in the hip hop movement and ended with a “God Bless you”, giving glory to God. Some of the Elite guests walking the Red Carpet to enjoy the show were Battle Ax (S.O.G Crew), Mix Master Mike (Beastie Boys), John Salley (3 times NBA Championship Winner), Xzibit (MTV’s Pimp my Ride) and more! For more footage on Elite TV and the SOG crew check out or visit Don’t go no where!

Raq-C and The SOG Crew

Elite TV takes you back stage on the set of Gordita. This touching movie “short” will be featured at the next Independent Film Festival. Raq-C of Latino 96.3 makes an appearance in this true to life movie about self image and being comfortable in your own skin. Producer Debbie Wolf teams up with Raq-C in efforts to represent her “Salvi” roots . And Elite TV was there to take you behind the scenes. For more info on Elite TV and S.O.G back stage check out or visit "Take three!"

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Snoop Dogg the SOG Crew at Grammy's After Party

Live from the red carpet, Elite TV got VIP access to the 51st Annual Grammy Awards After Party at the Social Club in Hollywood on February 8th, 2009. We celebrated this star packed event with Snoop Dogg, The SOG Crew, Sleepy Brown (Outkast), Walter Jones (CSI, The Sheild), and plenty more! Every star explained to Elite TV viewers their personal stories of what it takes to prepare for the Grammyʼs. And in honor of the special MusiCares Person of the Year Award every star was asked to sing their favorite Niel Diamond song! For footage and more Elite TV action stay tuned into, and Thanks!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

The SOG Crew and Mellowman Ace

Elite TV put together a photo shoot for Mellowman Ace and The S.O.G Crew Saturday, January 31st in Van Nuys CA. Mellowman shared his La Familia movement with you! His mission is to coach ʽup and comersʼ how to act and market themselves. Much love to Mellowman Ace for helping people, like you, break into the indusry! DJ Siren of the S.O.G Crew on the turn tables set the mood for all the artist of La Familia to take some historic shots. For some sneek peeks into the photo shoot keep your eyes glued to and