William DeMeo from the hit tv series “Gravesend” will be a featured guest on “Freestylin with Stevie B” hosted by DJ Sama.
William DeMeo is the writer, director, creator and star of the hit tv series “Gravesend”, which is a captivating 1980’s drama that follows Benny Zerletta (DeMeo), a conflicted Italian-American participant in Brooklyn’s Colezzo crime family.
Circa 1986, GRAVESEND is a section of Brooklyn where many well-known made men came from. At the time Brooklyn was considered the Mafia Capital of organized crime in America. Benny Zerletta (William DeMeo) is a soldier in the Colezzo crime family. Torn between the good that his devout Catholic parents taught him and the life his Mafioso cousin Charlie Devina (Chris Tardio) showed him, Benny chooses to follow in Charlie’s footsteps, in turn he is denounced by his father. On her deathbed, Benny’s mother (Hillary Greer) pleads that Benny go back to church and reform his life. Against the adamant wishes of his Captain, Crazy Chris (James Russo) Benny’s crew begin a series of unsanctioned moves. Benny is forced to convince Matty Armeno, (Paul Ben Victor) a Genessa crime family Captain to give one of his soldiers a pass. While attempting to settle a war between two families over an unauthorized hit, there are dire consequences for an assurance gone wrong. New love with an imprisoned crime family captain’s daughter (Christina DeRosa) and Federal Agents closely watching leave Benny full of remorse and uncertainty. Strong, intricate ties between Benny and Abraham Horwitz (Ken Lerner) who is a part of the Hasidic Jewish community of Borough Park, prove to be beneficial for all. GRAVESEND portrays honor, the war between crime families and the criminal organization from behind closed doors.
“Freestylin with Stevie B” is an incredible new show geared toward interviewing artists from the 80’s, 90’s and beyond. Stevie B and DJ Sama discuss their celebrity guest’s careers, including the highs and lows as well as the steps they took to overcome adversity.
A new era of dance music was born when Miami native Stevie B’s first independently released single “Party Your Body” hit South Florida’s glittering club scene in 1987. After years spent paying his dues doing everything from mowing lawns to washing cars, Stevie B’s skills as a writer, producer and performer thrust him into the pop spotlight. “Party Your Body” worked it’s way across America, eventually selling over 200,000 copies, an amazing achievement for an independently released single. This success paved the way for Stevie’s debut album “Party Your Body.” The album gave birth to two more hit singles, “Dreaming of Love” and “Spring Love”, which propelled the album to RIAA Platinum status.
In 1989, Stevie B’s sophomore effort “In My Eyes” showed him growing as an artist, as the album took on a much more sophisticated flavor. In addition to his trademark dance songs, the album also featured smooth and soulful ballads and giddy pop tunes. “I Wanna Be The One” solidified Stevie’s crossover into the pop market as the song rose into the Billboard Top 40. However, it was the power ballad “Love Me For Life” that took Stevie all the way into the Top 10 and made him the artist with the highest debuting song in the history of R&R magazine. Like it’s predecessor, “In My Eyes” went onto RIAA Platinum status, setting the stage for Stevie B to become a household name worldwide.
Though the record debuted in the Top 10, “Love & Emotion” was released in 1990 to little fanfare. In fact, it was largely ignored until radio stations began getting barraged with requests for “that song about the postman.” That song of course was “Because I Love You” (The Postman Song) and it would be a highlight and pinnacle for Stevie B taking the Number One spot on Billboard, and remaining there four consecutive weeks. “Love & Emotion” also garnered RIAA Platinum status. Stevie B’s career has been a whirlwind of success, with three RIAA Platinum albums containing a total of thirteen Top 40 dance and/or pop singles and one Classic #1 Hit. From heart-stopping ballads to hip-shaking dance songs, Stevie B does it all, and his new hit single “Take It All Back” will surely put him back on the charts as it is going to be burning up the radio airwaves and clubs all around the world.
DJ Sama is the definition of a true Master of music, he has a vast musical knowledge on how to transition from classics to today’s latest hits at the drop of a dime and in a seamless progression that will always leave jaws dropping on the dance floor. His musical genres include Dance, Top 40, Hip Hop, R&B, Latin, Disco and EDM. DJ Sama is a Cuban American and can speak and entertain in both English and Spanish and is capable of entertaining as a Master of Ceremonies and or Disc Jockey.
DJ Sama is also a musical producer and has worked with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry to include acts like Pitbull, Fulanito, Tito Puento Jr and many more. He has had #1 rated shows on Power 96, Mega 949, Hot 105, and iHeart Radio’s 939 MIA and MIA 921 in West Palm Beach to name a few.
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