Leslie Edward Pridgen, better known by his stage name Freeway, is an American hip hop recording artist from North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is perhaps best known for his tenure on Roc-A-Fella Records and his affiliation with fellow East Coast rappers, Jay-Z and Beanie Sigel. Apart from his solo career, Freeway is also known as a member of the rap group, State Property.
Gina Belafonte is the producer of Sing Your Song, a film focused on the personal history and extraordinary events of her father Harry Belafonte's life and legacy. A committed social activist, Belafonte has dedicated the last ten years of her life to gang intervention and issues of youth incarceration. For the last six of those years, she followed her father around the world to bring together her art and activism with Sing Your Song. Prior to helping found The Gathering For Justice, a multi-cultural, multi-generational nonprofit organization that deals with youth incarceration and the criminalization of poverty, Belafonte spent several years acting on stage and television with notable roles with the National Shakespeare Company and in the TV Series, The Commish. She works internationally with artists and organizations developing the concepts and promoting the belief in interdependence. She continues to produce, act, and direct for theater, television, and film.
Cheo Tyehimba Taylor
In 2012, as creator and executive producer of the Game Changers Project, Cheo Tyehimba Taylor led the GCP Fellows to produce 30 micro-documentary films for 30 non-profits across the country that advocate for Black men and boys and was nominated for Ebony Magazine’s MANifest Award for the work.
A graduate of the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television’s Screenwriting Track and the City University of New York Graduate School, he’s written and produced for various networks, foundations, blogs, and publications, including Time Warner, the Open Society Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Ford Foundation, MSNBC.com, theGrio.com, Entertainment Weekly, People, Vibe, Essence, The Washington Post, George (where he worked with John F. Kennedy, Jr.), and others. His writing (both fiction and non-fiction) has been featured in many publications, books, and anthologies.