Tonight I joined a crowd of movers and shakers, creatives, and media outlets for an exclusive viewing of Glam Rock Soul Princess Dri Jack's new video for her banger Gossip. The room was packed as we mingled and prepared for the premiere. Dri entered decked out in a black and white number. She's so small and unassuming, but her personality and voice are huge! We all sat in anticipation of what Dri and her team had come up with for the visual.
Creative Director/Choreographer Victor Jackson spoke briefly about how special the Dri Jack project is to him before Dri made her way to the front. She dedicated the video to the memory of her brother, then introduced it to the audience. Team Dri Jack pulled in the perfect cameos for a rather interesting concept- reality tv! The visual features the likes of Atlanta Exes reality stars Tameka Raymond, Christina Johnson (love her!), as well as Gocha and Dice (Lala's Full Court Life), Carmon Cambrice, DonJuan Clark and Kwame Waters (RHOA) and media personality Funky Dineva, singers Brie the Vamp, & Mylah - they were all in the building except for Tameka.
The room also buzzed with artists, bloggers, and other creatives (see photos below). It was a great night to show love to Atlanta's own! While everyone mingled and enjoyed the great food/drinks Dri made her rounds engaging media before she hit the stage for an impromptu performance. One thing is for sure, this pint sized lady sings DOWN!
I pulled her to the side and asked her what shooting the video was like, she replied that it was more frustrating than you'd think. She enjoyed it, but admits to having to trust Creative Director Victor Jackson A LOT to deliver her vision along with his own. She's extremely proud of the end result, and says she's excited about all of the hard work paying off in the final product. Hats definitely come off to Victor and the whole team responsible for pulling this video and this night together!
The crowd absolutely loved the visual. It is fun and definitely true to the record. Check out Dri's brand new visual for her jam GOSSIP below along with a few photos from the night!
KayKi & Dri
Dri poses with Cherecka, Sabrina & Sharlinda
Dri & singer Q. Parker
Victor, Dri, & their parents Mr. & Mrs. Jackson
singers RAHBI & Brie The Vamp
Victor Jackson, Christina Johnson, Dri
Christina Johnson & KayKi
Mylah, Sharlinda, Derek J, Sabrina, and Rochelle
Celebrity Manicurists Sharlinda & Sabrina of Tu La 2 Nail Salon
Derek J & Dri
Carmon, Dri, Dice