When an artist is authentic to themselves, the world appreciates and recognizes it. Last Thursday, September 14, we had the pleasure to attend a private screening of Rhyon Brown's short film "Pretty Girl" and preresented by BOE and artist Knowledge Bennett’s The Know Contemporary in Downtown Los Angeles. You may recognize Rhyon from her role in television series such as "That's So Raven", "Lincoln Heights" or “Surviving Compton”, but as a multi-displinary artist, Rhyon is now making her presence felt in music.
In the visual album, "Pretty Girl", Rhyon takes us along a journey of self-exploration, reaffirming her identity by confronting the complexities of being a young, black woman. The short film features new music produced by Harmony “H-Money” Samuels (Ariana Grande, Fifth Harmony) and confronts race, womanhood, and self empowerment.
Rhyon shares her feelings of vulnerability in tracks like “Drive” and “Gone” while boasting her unapologetic independence in “Funds”. The visual album plays a honest tribute of what it feels like to be a strong yet vulnerable woman facing the highs and lows of life in career, love and relationships. Rhyon challenges listeners to understand what it means to be a "Pretty Girl" by finding strength through hardships and recognizing the internal beauty we all possess.
The leading track, "Gone", which samples Blackstreet’s illustrious 90’s hit, Don’t Leave Me, highlights Rhyon's impressive vocals along with amazing choreography as she sings, "my love's gone," an honest sentiment when a man's loyalty is questioned. Watch the impressive "Gone" visual below:
Celebrities including Kofi Siriboe, Megan Good, DeVon Franklin, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Paige Hurd, Tasha Smith, Keith Powers, Niecy Nash, Skye Townsend, Nicki Micheaux, Insecure’s Y’lan Noel, Empire’s Bre-Z and many others were in attendance at the Thursday night screening.
Look for the next chapter of the story and Rhyon's debut project Pretty Girl dropping soon.
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