Nickelodeon Star Recruits Hip-Hop Heavyweights For Debut Film
Hip-Hop celebrities Busta Rhymes, Ludacris, Swizz Beatz, Jadakiss, and others have contributed to 12 year-old Jordan Coleman’s debut film, Say It Loud, by giving advice to the pre-teen on the importance of school.
The film puts the star of the Nickelodeon cartoon “The Backyardigans” in the director’s chair, as he travels the country interviewing various African-American entertainers on the significance of education.
Throughout the film, Coleman is seen sitting alongside celebrities asking what their views are on education. Luda is one of the featured artists giving his input.
“I definitely say, you know, the street smarts and the book smarts, you put those two together you can accomplish anything,” he said. “Always stay in school. Education is first and foremost.”
Master P is also featured in the film sharing his thoughts.
“The more you educate yourself, you learn at a young age to be educated,” P affirmed. “That takes more value to your life and hopefully you can make it out the ghetto.”
Going for a younger perspective, 19 year-old Hurricane Chris is seen sitting alongside Coleman and explaining why kids should make smart decisions.
“Man, get your education while you in school,” Chris said. “Nobody wanna finish while you in school, but when you get out, just like your mom and dad been telling you, you gonna appreciate school when you get out.”
According to the film’s website, inspiration for Say It Loud began when Coleman’s parents challenged him to take his Nickelodeon earnings and make a positive contribution to his community. He is currently on his Say It Loud 7-city summer tour.
Other entertainers seen in the film include Biz Markie, Kobe Bryant, Michael Strahan, Rev. Al Sharpton and Winky Wright.
Coleman is scheduled to be in Kansas City today (July 9) to debut Say It Loud.
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