Lisa Veldon Stokes was born and raised in Linden Housing Projects in East New York, Brooklyn. The eldest of ten children, Lisa has been a leader at home. The person that she has become is a compilation of all her experiences. In her works, she invites you into the urban life through her eyes, hence the name Eyes on You Entertainment of which she is Chief Executive Officer. Her passion for film developed after her best friend could not get a record deal because of the color of her skin. She made her a promise that she would learn how to do film and feature her on the music score. After earning her Masters in Sociology from Long Island University in 2002, she enrolled in a fourteen weeks digital filmmaking course at the Digital Film Academy January 2005. May 2005, Lisa took another step towards her dream when she wrote, produced and directed her first short film entitled “Twisted Love” and a documentary entitled “Living on the Low” both gives an inside look into the dynamics of bisexuality and how it relates to the familial institution. “House Money” (2006) an urban short film of friendship and betrayal. “Silent Cries of A Child” (2007), which deals with child abuse and how a predator manipulates on vulnerability, (Winner of the 2007 New York International Film Festival). “Choices” (2007) which deals with teenage pregnancy and its consequence. “Letting Go” (2009) which deals with addiction. All of which she did with no Money. Investing in the equipment afforded her the opportunity to make her dreams a reality. She now has 8 feature screenplays she has written: Up North, Salaam, J.O.E., Jusettum Straight, Corporate Underdogs, U.LT., Mi Hermano and Caliente, These projects are a great start to the plethora of tales, that shows passion and dedication of a person who at the age of 5, dreamed of becoming an Oscar winner. Watch out world, Lisa V. has her eyes on you.
A Poem for ProdigyRespect and sleep in peace - young king ProdigyYour name and legacy will be forever be cemented as Hip Hop RoyaltyShouts to your Uncle Everettfrom 1-6-7 and 116th AveIn 1977 and 78 and all the fun we'd haveJamming in 140 Park with DJs Rolls Royce, Mr. Nice, Mike D and C.C. tooBack then you would have definitely blazed the mic, but you were only like one or twoRhyming in the park was just for fun - for us young'uns back thenBut you took rhyming on planes, trains and automobiles…See More
“Picture a mic….the stage is empty”…the stakes are high as major music industry players observe, pens in hand, ready to score and critique artists with, if not brutal, at least sobering honesty in front of their family and their city; the ultimate reckoning. This was the exciting and intense scene at The Level Up Grand Slam, a…See More
Josh G – Do You Wanna Ride Featuring Doocey Josh G is keeping the hits coming very very fast. This new record is just light work and the sound is epic. Check it out guys the sound will blow your mind, then add vocals to that and game over. Listen right here right now.See More