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“Very Smart Brothas” Pilot Part I

Over the past few months, we’ve screened our pilot episode for “Very Smart Brothas” in New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC. But now, we’re doing what we’ve intended to do from jump, bring it to the people who helped make it all possible.

We–well, Andrea Thornton (Solo Journey Productions) and Damon—wrote a 22-minute pilot that was filmed, produced, and edited in Los Angeles by Solo Journey Productions (Earl Bolden, Andrea Thornton). I was a consulting producer (I consulted and was on music duty and sh*t) and we had a VSBer, Derek Bellard, as an executive producer as well.

We’re going to break into three parts. Today, we’re dropping Part I and in the near future we’ll drop the subsequent parts…because reasons.

We’d like to thank everybody who donated and helped make this project a reality. Much like everything we do here at VSB, none of it is possible without the community that we have here.

Let us know what you think! Can you “see” Damon and I in the characters? What’s the 411, hon?

Ultimately, enjoy and thank you for sleepwalking.

-VSB P

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Damon Young

Panama Jackson is pretty fly for a light guy. He used to ship his frito to Tito in the District, but shipping prices increased so he moved there to save money. When he's not saving humanity with his words or making music with his mouth, you can find him at your mama's mama's house drinking her fine liquors. Most importantly, he believes the children are our future.

  • Cheekie Mae
    • http://stanoffewwords.wordpress.com/ Tristan

      Lol

  • Keisha

    Great job guys!!! Thanks for sharing! :-)

    • The Champ

      thanks

  • miss t-lee

    The pots and pans though? *screams*
    That was really good, looking forward to part 2. Like now.

    • The Champ

      who doesn’t have a couple pots and pans in the sack?

      • miss t-lee

        I’ve been doing things wrong, apparently.
        *snickers*

        • LMNOP

          and the goat? lol

          • miss t-lee

            The goat was insanity.

  • http://brown-c6h12o6.tumblr.com/ AfroPetite

    But the Orange Jubilee MD 20/20 used to hit though.

    • The Champ

      used to?

      • http://brown-c6h12o6.tumblr.com/ AfroPetite

        I can’t do malt liquor. I’ve moved on to bougier pastures which have dry wine from cities I cannot pronounce.

        • http://stanoffewwords.wordpress.com/ Tristan

          Bougier pastures lol

    • JayIzUrGod

      That MD 20/20 is clearly Satan’s toilet water, it is so wrong foe that thing to be popular

      • http://brown-c6h12o6.tumblr.com/ AfroPetite

        Which is why I can’t understand who down voted me. MD is like a fancier version of Four Loko in my book. Idk how my liver processed the crap I used to put in my body from ages 18-20.

        • SuperStrings

          The invincible 20’s…those were the days.

        • JayIzUrGod

          I simcerely feel like if you ever ran out of gas and couldn’t find a gas.station,MD 30/30 is a suitable replacement.

          Stop hating on AP!

  • iamnotakata

    I love it! Ok so is lightskin guy Champ and the other guy PJ?? I see yall got girls thirst trappin in the mix lol

    • The Champ

      the other way around. since, you know, pj is light skinned. and an alcoholic.

      • iamnotakata

        I was going off personality I thought lol

        • The Champ

          That’s…interesting that you’d think that. Very…interesting.

          • miss t-lee

            I could tell which one was you from the deadpan delivery. The other guy seemed more outgoing which is why I figured that was PJack.

            • LMNOP

              Yeah the tall guy seemed more serious, so that’s how I guessed he was Champ. The PJ inspired character never worked in obscure lyrics or lines from cartoons, so I wasn’t quite sure if I was right, but then I saw that it was actually wrote by Champ and someone else and it all made sense.

              • http://stanoffewwords.wordpress.com/ Tristan

                Yeah the mistii pokemon reference was right there for the taking

              • miss t-lee

                LOL! I also missed the obscure lyrics.

              • panamajackson

                LOL. It is interesting isn’t it.

  • RIP Hon. Nelson Mandela, respe

    Those white people in the beginning, had me in tears. Great acting from them!!

    I didn’t find the light skin dude as hilarious as PJ is! The other dude was really like Champ.
    That sista in the peplum dress has a BOMB figure.

    • LMNOP

      That was my initial impression of the light skinned dude too, but I guess we only saw the first few minutes, so we’ll have to wait and see.

      I’m assuming the girl with the glasses is the Liz inspired character, and I don’t know what’s up with the glasses, but I imagine Liz being much less easily flustered.

      • Sahel

        Yeah,am imagining Liz too

      • The Champ

        This is true. Liz only gets flustered around Jesus.

        • Sahel

          Pastors ey

  • Xeroshogun

    The “Miisty” with two i’s had me rolling.

    • http://stanoffewwords.wordpress.com/ Tristan

      I thought it was Mistii or is this a toilet paper under the roll or over thr roll argument

      • The Champ

        it was mistii. although, miisty might actually work better

        • miss t-lee

          I thought it was Misti.
          I guess because I know a girl who spelled her name that way.

          • LMNOP

            I thought Misti too. Mistii has 3 i’s.

            • miss t-lee

              I didn’t wanna be the one to point that out. *snickers*

              • http://stanoffewwords.wordpress.com/ Tristan

                Booooo well actually brigade

                • miss t-lee

                  *cackles*

                • miss t-lee

                  *cackles*

  • PaddyfotePrincess

    Champ & PJ – great way to evolve your brand.

    *takes shot of 20/20 no chaser*

    Keep doing it big and I appreciate you for keeping us entertained.

    • JayIzUrGod

      You would have had fun at the premier so we have to get you here earlier next time PJ randomly feels like gracing NY with his presence

      • panamajackson

        I’m definitely coming back to hang with you all. I don’t know that I got to fully share my ratchetry.

        • JayIzUrGod

          You were half ratchet, half business mode, so its totally understood.

          Checks and cheeks, checks and cheeks

      • PaddyfotePrincess

        I’m sure I would have. I’ll be back soon.

        • http://TheNewEve.com/ Bunni

          ditto.

          • Sahel

            Tasty

          • PaddyfotePrincess

            Let the fun commence.

        • JayIzUrGod

          I’ll be here, drink in my hand as usual

    • The Champ

      if you believe it, i’ve chased md 20/20 with root beer before. it wasn’t a very good night.

      • miss t-lee

        I can believe it. Any evening that starts with MD is bound to go off the rails, quickly.

      • PaddyfotePrincess

        Lol, I believe it.

  • alana

    Boogie black girls… spell basic names in a non basic way! VERY good guys!!!!

    http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lsfpo42yZG1qesdbm.gif

    • http://stanoffewwords.wordpress.com/ Tristan

      That reminded me to text this girl Indiya back

  • http://TheNewEve.com/ Bunni

    That was friggin awesome.