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For Immediate Release March 29, 2021

(BPRW) GEORGE FLOYD TRIBUTE SONG/MUSIC VIDEO – DAY 1 – DEREK CHAUVIN MURDER TRIAL

When George Floyd was murdered, the nation was in shock. It reignited the reality of inequalities that permeate our society. TV and Music Writer/Producer Jeff mustard Mustard was outraged, like so many American’s across the country. Mustard wrote and produced not just a George Floyd An-them/Tribute Song, but a two-part song that reflects not only on the 400-year history of African American Slavery but a second part that focuses on the senseless killing of George Floyd.

(Black PR Wire) THE YEAR – 2020 – UNPRECEDENTED” 

The year 2020 was, as many have said over and over, in one descriptive word – unprecedented. “Unprecedented” is an appropriate adjective for many reasons, and not in the wonderful sense. Make of it what you will of the Trump Administration and the absolute chaos that washed over America and its exhausted, weary, anxiety-ridden, and brow-beaten citizens. Then, there was the George Floyd Murder. Mr. Floyd’s death triggered and revitalized what would become one of the most significant civil rights movements in the past fifty years.  

ENOUGH” – THE GEORGE FLOYD/COREY JONES/BLM ANTHEM

The George Floyd Murder inspired tv writer/producer, music writer/producer Jeff Mustard to write lyrics to a song that would become an honest, full-on reflection of historical racism in the country. The two-part song, “Enough,” opens with a “400 years review of the African American enslavement experience.” Part 2 of the song, “Arrest, Death, Revolution,” is an in-the-face, unflinching assault on the systemic racism that lurks just beneath the veneer of American culture and society at large. “This song was an expression of my outrage of the George Floyd Murder,” says Mustard.

THE COREY JONES CONNECTION

When Mustard went to produce the song in Delray Beach, Florida, where Mustard lives and where Corey Jones worked for the City of Delray Beach, he needed a rapper. By cosmic coincidence, Mustard was introduced to Ethan Dangerwing. Dangerwing, known in music circles as The Vulture, is Corey Jones’s cousin. “It seemed not only remarkable,” says Mustard, “That the universe put Ethan and me together, but it made total sense to also dedicate this song to Corey, who, like George, was a black man killed needlessly by a police officer.” 

AND THEN – A MUSIC VIDEO

While shooting the music video in August for Enough, on a Jones Family 16-acre farm in West Lantana, the production was covered by local South Florida television news; wearing his “producer hat,” Mustard had the idea to take the project one step further. Working closely with the Jones family, Mustard initiated the notion that as October 18th (2020) was approaching, the day Corey was shot, it would be the 5th anniversary of Corey’s death. “I didn’t want this date to come and go without acknowledgment,” says Mustard.

“I approached the city of Delray Beach, and in rapid time, less than two months, working with the City Commissioners, sought to have October 18th of every year dedicated as Corey Jones Tribute day.” The city agreed. On October 16th, there was a significant press conference where the Jones family was presented with an Official Proclamation. National Civil Rights attorney and activist, who was also Corey Jones Attorney, Benjamin Crump, provided a moving 3-minute video shown during the press conference. Crump eulogized Corey’s life, recognized the cultural and ethnic challenges facing the country today, and lauded the overarching value and purpose of the mini-doc in today’s environment of racial injustice.  

Listen to the Music, Watch the Music Video: www.EqualJusticeStudios.com

URL: http://open.spotify.com/album/376JsI5KyfBV4QOMCLAVeN

iTunes: https://music.apple.com/us/album/enough-single/1533464118

Deezer: www.deezer.com/album/175822852

Instagram: @equal.justicestudios

KEEPING THE BEAT ALIVE” – THE COREY JONES MINI-DOCUMENTARY

“As we were shooting the music video,” says Mustard, “various members of the Jones family were present. Recognizing that this was a precious but highly sensitive moment, and a unique opportunity, Mustard broached the idea of interviewing key family members and acquaintances. “They agreed,” says Mustard, who points out that “this was a way to not only pay tribute to Corey, but to get these extraordinary insights into the life, soul, and spirit of this exceptional young man.”


BLACK HISTORY MONTH + COREY JONES BIRTHDAY = MINI-DOC RELEASE

Mustard points out the other divine, a cosmic coincidence that has propelled so much of this entire George Floyd/Corey Jones Project from the very beginning, which leads to the timing for the release of “Keeping the Beat Alive.” “Putting Corey’s mini-doc out there now, at this time, could not be more appropriate than on Corey’s birthday, which also coincides with Black History Month,” says Mustard. 736

ABOUT EQUAL JUSTICE STUDIOS | JEFF MUSTARD

Compelled into action by the George Floyd murder, Equal Justice Studios [EJS] launched its mission of “Bringing Stories That Matter, To Life” with a powerful signature soundtrack — “Enough.” The two-part song, inspired by George Floyd’s death, expresses the pain, sorrow, injustice, and inequality in America today. It is also an in-the-face, full-on reflection of the country’s horrible truths–past and present. EJS is dedicated to writing, producing, and creating – music, tv, and media projects that amplify a host of social justice causes, including environmental issues facing the country. 

EJS is in the middle of producing a powerful social justice album. “American Carnage” is a soon to be released six-song LP. All the songs are written, two are produced. The first to be released, titled, “Insurrection” is a “cultural, political and social song reflecting the great crises facing the country. “Insurrection was titled differently,” says Mustard, “but the events of January 6th inspired a new title and rewrite of an opening verse. The song will be released, in tandem in the coming weeks simultaneous with the Second Impeachment of the President.” As the liner notes state, “American Carnage” is “An Album Four Years in the Making”… “100 Alternate Facts Free.”


For Immediate Release January 28, 2021

(BPRW) COREY JONES, MURDERED BLACK MAN SHOT BY COP, MINI-DOC “KEEPING THE BEAT ALIVE” RELEASED DURING BLACK HISTORY MONTH, FEBRUARY 3RD, COREY JONES’S BIRTHDAY

A musician/drummer, 32-years-old Corey Jones was coming home from a performance when his car broke down. While he waited on the side of the road, an off-duty police officer approached Jones. Minutes later, Jones was dead. Bullets riddled his back as he lay on the side of I-95 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The cop, Nouman K. Raja, was convicted of murder. Five years after Corey’s needless death, the pain still lingers for the Jones family and all those who knew Corey. On February 3rd, what will be Corey Jones’s 37th birthday, writer/producer, Jeff Mustard, under his media banner, Equal Justice Studios, releases “Keeping the Beat Alive,” a mini-documentary (9:53) in which the Jones family shares intimate details of the beautiful soul of a rising (drummer/artist/musician), a son, brother, uncle, nephew and friend to so many.

(Black PR Wire) THE YEAR – 2020 – “UNPRECEDENTED” 

The year 2020 was, as many have said over and over, in one descriptive word – unprecedented. “Unprecedented” is an appropriate adjective for many reasons, and not in the wonderful sense. Make of it what you will of the Trump Administration and the absolute chaos that washed over America and its exhausted, weary, anxiety-ridden, and brow-beaten citizens. Then, there was the George Floyd Murder. Mr. Floyd’s death triggered and revitalized what would become one of the most significant civil rights movements in the past fifty years.  

“ENOUGH” – THE GEORGE FLOYD/COREY JONES/BLM ANTHEM

The George Floyd Murder inspired tv writer/producer, music writer/producer Jeff Mustard to write lyrics to a song that would become an honest, full-on reflection of historical racism in the country. The two-part song, “Enough,” opens with a “400 years review of the African American enslavement experience.” Part 2 of the song, “Arrest, Death, Revolution,” is an in-the-face, unflinching assault on the systemic racism that lurks just beneath the veneer of American culture and society at large. “This song was an expression of my outrage of the George Floyd Murder,” says Mustard.

THE COREY JONES CONNECTION

When Mustard went to produce the song in Delray Beach, Florida, where Mustard lives and where Corey Jones worked for the City of Delray Beach, he needed a rapper. By cosmic coincidence, Mustard was introduced to Ethan Dangerwing. Dangerwing, known in music circles as The Vulture, is Corey Jones’s cousin. “It seemed not only remarkable,” says Mustard, “That the universe put Ethan and me together, but it made total sense to also dedicate this song to Corey, who, like George, was a black man killed needlessly by a police officer.” 

AND THEN – A MUSIC VIDEO

While shooting the music video in August for Enough, on a Jones Family 16-acre farm in West Lantana, the production was covered by local South Florida television news; wearing his “producer hat,” Mustard had the idea to take the project one step further. Working closely with the Jones family, Mustard initiated the notion that as October 18th (2020) was approaching, the day Corey was shot, it would be the 5th anniversary of Corey’s death. “I didn’t want this date to come and go without acknowledgment,” says Mustard.

“I approached the city of Delray Beach, and in rapid time, less than two months, working with the City Commissioners, sought to have October 18th of every year dedicated as Corey Jones Tribute day.” The city agreed. On October 16th, there was a significant press conference where the Jones family was presented with an Official Proclamation. National Civil Rights attorney and activist, who was also Corey Jones Attorney, Benjamin Crump, provided a moving 3-minute video shown during the press conference. Crump eulogized Corey’s life, recognized the cultural and ethnic challenges facing the country today, and lauded the overarching value and purpose of the mini-doc in today’s environment of racial injustice.  

Listen to the Music, Watch the Music Video: www.EqualJusticeStudios.com

URL: http://open.spotify.com/album/376JsI5KyfBV4QOMCLAVeN

iTunes: https://music.apple.com/us/album/enough-single/1533464118

Deezer: www.deezer.com/album/175822852

Instagram: @equal.justicestudios

“KEEPING THE BEAT ALIVE” – THE COREY JONES MINI-DOCUMENTARY

“As we were shooting the music video,” says Mustard, “various members of the Jones family were present. Recognizing that this was a precious but highly sensitive moment, and a unique opportunity, Mustard broached the idea of interviewing key family members and acquaintances. “They agreed,” says Mustard, who points out that “this was a way to not only pay tribute to Corey, but to get these extraordinary insights into the life, soul, and spirit of this exceptional young man.”

BLACK HISTORY MONTH + COREY JONES BIRTHDAY = MINI-DOC RELEASE

Mustard points out the other divine, a cosmic coincidence that has propelled so much of this entire George Floyd/Corey Jones Project from the very beginning, which leads to the timing for the release of “Keeping the Beat Alive.” “Putting Corey’s mini-doc out there now, at this time, could not be more appropriate than on Corey’s birthday, which also coincides with Black History Month,” says Mustard. 736

ABOUT EQUAL JUSTICE STUDIOS | JEFF MUSTARD

Compelled into action by the George Floyd murder, Equal Justice Studios [EJS] launched its mission of “Bringing Stories That Matter, To Life” with a powerful signature soundtrack — “Enough.” The two-part song, inspired by George Floyd’s death, expresses the pain, sorrow, injustice, and inequality in America today. It is also an in-the-face, full-on reflection of the country’s horrible truths–past and present. EJS is dedicated to writing, producing, and creating – music, tv, and media projects that amplify a host of social justice causes, including environmental issues facing the country. 

EJS is in the middle of producing a powerful social justice album. “American Carnage” is a soon to be released six-song LP. All the songs are written, two are produced. The first to be released, titled, “Insurrection” is a “cultural, political and social song reflecting the great crises facing the country. “Insurrection was titled differently,” says Mustard, “but the events of January 6th inspired a new title and rewrite of an opening verse. The song will be released, in tandem in the coming weeks simultaneous with the Second Impeachment of the President.” As the liner notes state, “American Carnage” is “An Album Four Years in the Making”… “100 Alternate Facts Free.”  


For Immediate Release January 19, 2021

(BPRW) TWO-PART MUSIC VIDEO – “ENOUGH” – THE ULTIMATE BLACK LIVES MATTER, GEORGE FLOYD MUSIC VIDEO, GOES LIVE ON MLK DAY

Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, and the day that memorializes him and all he stood for, as one of the most significant Civil Rights Activists of all time, is a profoundly influential day to launch a music video inspired by the civil unrest triggered by the George Floyd Murder. The two-part song/music video “Enough” addresses the Country’s renewed passion for pursuing social justice while confronting the ever-present tensions of systemic racism and racial inequality.

(Black PR Wire) TV writer and music writer/producer Jeff Mustard was, like most people, incensed by the George Floyd murder. Instead of merely stewing and watching endless reruns of police officer Derek Chauvin pressing his knee on Mr. Floyd’s neck until he finally stopped screaming “I can’t breathe,” followed by mass protests throughout the country that dominated the news for many months, Mustard was inspired to write a song about what happened to Mr. Floyd and how the nation reacted. The lyrics and hip-hop/rap delivery of the Song were significantly inspired by Lin Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton.” 

 Mustard titled the two-part song/mini-LP “Enough.” Says Mustard, “this was a fitting title given that it captures the sentiment of the country’s outrage over the needless killing of black men and women in the country.” Says Mustard, “Each part stands on its own, and each was produced as a stand-alone song and a music video, respectively. “But taken together,” adds Mustard, “the two-parts together reflect 400 years of history of the African American experience and what is happening in the country today.” Mustard incorporated critical phrases in the lyrics that are representative of the slogans seen and heard during the protests and rallies: “I can’t breathe,” “No justice no peace,” “Black Lives Matter,” as well as keyword references around which both verses and choruses were built – such as “chokeholds no more,” “Like Colin take a knee,” and even the “time” of 8:46, which is how long officer Chauvin had his knee on Mr. Floyd’s neck. Ideally, Mustard would like to see this song played when the George Floyd 25′ foot Face Hologram is shown. “The lyrics and message of the video is the ultimate tribute to the current societal movement and to George Floyd,” says Mustard. 

Song/Music Video – Part 1 – “How We Got Here”

The song title “How We Got Here” is a wordplay/double entendre. At about 300 words, comprising 15 verses and one chorus, the Song is produced to a fast tempo at 125 BPM. Part 1 is a condensed history lesson of African American enslavement, going back 400 years to England when African Americans were forced to come to the newly forming nation (the United States) and work as slave labor on plantations.  

Song/Music Video – Part II – “Arrest, Death, Revolution”

The approx 450 words of this movement, “Arrest, Death, Revolution,” bring us to “this moment” in time, triggered by Mr. Floyd’s tragedy. Produced at 80 BPM, this track maintains a steady, slower, but no less classic hip-hop rap beat style and delivery, allowing the listener to absorb the lyrics and powerful message of the Song. Part II is 4:00 and comprises 16 verses and six choruses. Mostly, the “song” continues the “systemic racism” message and theme. It accentuates the here and now in the face of the George Floyd murder, invoking the ever-present racism message that continues to lurk beneath the veneer of our society. It also reinforces the historical, social injustice, and inequality themes reflected in Movement I. 

Enough – The Music Video

The vocal artist for the Song is Ethan Dangerwing, a rapper known as the Vulture, a prominent South Florida visual artist (photographer), and music performer. The music video was shot and produced on a 16-acre farm in West Lantana, Florida. The farm, Sons and Daughters Farm and Winery, remarkably, and through cosmic divinity, is owned by the Jones Family. In 2015, 31-year-old African American artist, Corey Jones, a drummer, and all-around good-guy, well-respected and well-loved in Delray Beach, Florida, where he worked and lived was shot and killed. Corey Jones was murdered in West Palm Beach, Florida, by Nouman K. Raja, a policeman, who shot Jones in the back multiple times while Jones waited on the side of a highway ramp in the early morning of October 18th, 2015, for a tow truck to help him with a disabled vehicle. Raja was sentenced to 25 years in prison. The murder garnered national attention at the time, including representation by prominent Civil Rights Attorney, Benjamin Crump.

About Jeff Mustard

Jeff Mustard is a multiple-award-winning writer and producer whose material has been produced for print, radio, and television. Since 2015 he has focused on writing exclusively for TV, Features, and Music. The George Floyd Murder inspired his creation of Equal Justice Studios, a media company focusing on producing projects amplifying social justice projects. Mustard will be releasing an shortly, “American Carnage” a four song compilation that features the degrading life, society and culture of America, and American’s under the Trump Administration.

Other songs written and soon to be produced under the media banner and album include “Insurrection,” a Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys-style piano solo, a love song ballad to the Country under the Trump administration featuring references to the riots of January 6th, and other cultural atrocities and missteps coming out of the White House.  “Confederate Free” a profoundly supportive song dedicated to the Anti-Confederate Statue Movement sweeping the Country. The track “Survived 45” is a single featuring the missteps of the Trump administration and havoc of the Covid Crisis, and “Corona Criminal,” a gutsy, bluesy Mississippi Delta style song that grits and growls its way through the challenges facing marginalized communities during the Corona Virus Pandemic.

Jeff Mustard TV Shows/Projects

Mustard’s TV projects include a Limited Series TV Show, “Boycott,” a prestige, historical-fiction, family-friendly series suited for network, cable, or streaming platforms. The female co-lead show forces two unremarkable women of New York City’s Lower East Side to challenge and win a battle of “wit and will” against the most powerful business forces at the time in the country – the Beef Trust, a powerful monopoly President Theodore Roosevelt went after when he learned about the riots initiated by the women of the Lower East Side. Inspired by the 1902 Kosher Meat Boycott’s actual life events, the rallies and protests were the nation’s first and most potent female-led social activist movement.

http://boycott1902.com/ 

Mustard has also adapted his multiple award-winning TV pilot as a musical stage play, “Boycott: A NYC 1902 Hip Hop Musical. Mustard has written six songs, comprising more than one hour of music, influenced significantly by Hamilton. 
Mustard’s other tv projects include “Exile,” a six-season, historical fiction thriller, best described as a Cuban Count of Monte Cristo, set in Fidel Castro’s Cuba circa 1960s and Miami, 1975. The post-cold-war thriller is a classic love, betrayal, revenge story set against the backdrop of a culturally and politically divisive Miami when fever tensions ran high with pro-and anti-Fidel Castro forces, the CIA, and covert government operatives clashed in the streets of the city, both sides fighting and seeking to influence American and global politics.  http://exilefromcuba.com/

Listen to the Music, Watch the Music Video:  www.EqualJusticeStudios.com

URL: http://open.spotify.com/album/376JsI5KyfBV4QOMCLAVeN

iTunes:
https://music.apple.com/us/album/enough-single/1533464118
https://music.apple.com/us/album/enough-single/1533464118…

Deezer: www.deezer.com/album/175822852

Instagram: @equal.justicestudios 


For Immediate Release October 14, 2020

Mock Up of proposed Life-Sized Corey Jones Bronze Memorial Statue in Delray, FL

(BPRW) Attorney Ben Crump and City of Delray Beach to Announce “Corey Jones Memorial Day” Ahead of the Fifth Anniversary of Jones’ Death

DELRAY, Fla. –– Nationally renowned civil rights attorney Ben Crump and the city of Delray Beach will be announcing Corey Jones Memorial Day and a statue project in his remembrance, as well as a proclamation issued by the City. There will also be a live performance of the George Floyd tribute song, “Enough,” which was written by Jeff Mustard.

 Corey Jones was a 31-year old African American man who was killed by a plainclothes police officer, Nouman K. Raja, while waiting by his disabled car for a tow truck in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Raja was charged with manslaughter by culpable negligence and attempted first-degree murder with a firearm and was sentenced to 25 years in prison on April 25, 2019.

WHO:                       

Corey Jones’ family, including Clinton Jones Sr (father), CJ Jr. (brother) Melissa Jones (sister)

Attorney Ben Crump

Mayor Shelly Petrolia

Mack Bernard, County Commissioner

Marjorie Waldo, Executive Director of Arts Garage

Jeff Mustard, writer and producer of the song, “Enough”

Delray Beach City Commissioners

WHEN:                    

October 16, 2020, at 1 p.m. ET

LIVE EVENT STREAM: Stream the event here: www.facebook.com/DelrayArtsGarage

WHERE:

Arts Garage
94 NE 2nd Ave.
Delray Beach, FL 33444

Parking and access directly in front of Arts Garage Facility for TV News crews.

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ABOUT BEN CRUMP LAW

Through his work, nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump has spearheaded a legal movement to better protect the rights of marginalized citizens. He has led landscape-changing civil rights cases and represented clients in a wide range of areas including civil rights, personal injury, labor and employment, class actions, and more. Ben Crump Law is dedicated to holding the powerful accountable. For more information, visit www.bencrump.com.  

ABOUT JEFF MUSTARD – PROJECT & EVENT CREATOR/PRODUCER

Jeff Mustard is a South Florida based, multiple award-winning tv writer/producer and music writer/producer. Mr. Mustard felt it was important to not let the fifth anniversary date of Corey’s shooting come and go without recognition. Working with the Jones Family and Delray Beach City Officials, the City agreed to declare October 18th Corey Jones Memorial Day, and will honor Corey’s life with a Proclamation. The City is also interested in dedicating a small plot of land for a Corey Jones Memorial Statue and is further considering participating in a private/public matching fundraising effort.

PROJECT WEBSITE:  www.EqualJusticeStudios.com


CITY OF DELRAY BEACH, COREY JONES PROCLAMATION DAY – TV NEWS COVERAGE HIGHLIGHTS REEL

The magnitude of the Corey Jones tragic murder cannot be overstated. Five years later, on the fifth anniversary of Corey’s death, the City of Delray Beach’s enthusiastic support declares Oct. 18th of every year as Corey Jones Memorial Day. The live press conference announcing this proclamation was covered by the major TV and Print News Media in South Florida. Immediately below is a “highlights reel” of television coverage. Beneath that are the full segments of the news coverage and print news.


BELOW ARE TV NEWS STORY COVERAGE OF THE COREY JONES PROCLAMATION DAY EVENT IN DELRAY BEACH.  WE INCLUDED A GRAPHIC LAYOUT OF THE ACTUAL PRINT VERSION OF THE STORY AS REPORTED BY THE MEDIA ENTITY; WE ALSO INCLUDED SEPARATELY THE ACTUAL TV NEWS CLIP.



https://cbs12.com/news/local/loved-ones-make-music-video-to-raise-money-for-corey-jones-statue

PROJECT BACKGROUND BRIEF | MEDIA SUMMARY

George Floyd’s horrible death inspired tv writer/producer, music writer/producer Jeff Mustard, to write a George Floyd Tribute Song. The 6:14 second Lin-Manual Style Hip Hop Rap song comprises two movements; a.” How We Got Here,” a 2:20 history of 400 years of the African American enslavement experience – from England to the newly forming plantation-driven American Colonies. Movement 2: Arrest, Death, Revolution” a 3:50 track, speaks to the George Floyd Murder, the country’s reaction, and the unmasking of systemic racism, uncomfortable truths, and ends aspiration-ally. As the final lyric line says: “Together white and black, we take the country back, it’s time for you and me to live equally.” 

The song needed a rapper. Mustard’s music co-producer, Rob Roa, introduced Ethan Dangerwing to the project. “Not only was Ethan a perfect fit, and a great rapper who loved the lyrics and the poignant social justice message,” says Mustard, “Ethan, as it happens, is Corey Jones’s cousin.” According to Mustard, the parallels between the deaths of the two men are painfully striking. It became clear that this connection was cosmically divine. It made sense to link the song to Corey’s tragic and senseless murder. This warm, loving, kind-hearted musician and drummer, beloved by all who knew him, was also killed needlessly by a police officer,” says Mustard.

Mustard felt that this critical date should not come without acknowledgment of his death. With the song done and the music video in progress, Mustard envisioned a fundraising effort for a Corey Jones Memorial Statue located in the City of Delray Beach. But first, the effort needed to secure a plot of land in the City. With the full support of the Jones Family, Mustard lobbied the City Commissioners. In record time, just barely a month, there is tremendous energy and interest by the City not only for a small plot of land, but also a matching fund private/public partnership.

Mustard, familiar with Rodney Mayo’s prolific social activism, introduced Mayo to the song. “I played it for Rodney,” says Mustard, when the song was over, he said, ‘do you have a music video?’ I said, “No.” On the spot, Mayo volunteered to make the video. The project was on a fast track. Corey Jones’s passing was coming up on its Fifth Anniversary – Corey was killed on Oct 18th, 2015.

COREY JONES, CITY PROCLAMATION

Attention Media: Here is the artwork for “Enough” the Album/Song cover that is available for use/reprint in any/all media.

Also available for media use is the Logo and Brand of Equal Justice Studios, the banner under which additional media projects are underway and will be produced.

Jeff Mustard Writer / Producer of “Boycott” TV Show Featured In Sun Sentinel News Story