6.8.2 Records Inc.

6.8.2 Records Inc.

July 26, 2012 08:00 ET

Dead Celebrity Status Video Shoot Turns Ugly

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA--(Marketwire - July 26, 2012) - It's been six years since Dead Celebrity Status released their debut album. Now after a lengthy hiatus, the duo have returned with their anticipated follow-up album The Throwaway Kids. Dead Celebrity Status have seen firsthand the effects of capitalistic parasitism after filming their upcoming music video in the heart of Detroit's urban decay.

With poverty pervasive, financial desolation rampant, neighborhoods falling into disrepair, a corrosion of foreclosures, ongoing job cuts, and the cities wealthy elite and corrupt political establishment sitting back, growing richer from extortions, bribes and fraud, the city of Detroit has had its artery slashed and is bleeding to death as the country continues to overlook the plight that has plagued America's once prodigal city.

For Dead Celebrity Status, the realities of this truth was nothing more than a harrowing myth until after their visit to Detroit to film a music video for their upcoming album. With their locations already scouted and filming set to begin in several parts of Detroit, the duo behind the critically acclaimed hip/hop group, Yas Taalat and Bobby McIntosh soon saw the severity of Detroit's social and cultural decay firsthand.

"It was shocking," Taalat said. "It was shocking hearing the personal stories of the people living here. These are genuine people who are shackled to the world they're born into.

With the confluence of urban decay not only impacting the living standards for the majority of the cities working class population, it has also hastened the collapse of the educational system. Throughout Detroit, schools have been abandoned or severely underfunded and left to fall apart as poverty further pushes educational genocide.

The once booming metropolis known as the auto capitol of the world has now transformed into the largest poor city in America as jobs continue to be eliminated and families are forced to face tremendous financial desolation.

"We have to spread the word and raise awareness. Resuscitate life back into Detroit and adjust the problems in a non-superficial way."

"We're not in this business for fame or money," Taalat said. "We're in this for positive reinforcement. We're here to bring a voice to the unheard and the ignored.

Now, after a six year hiatus with industry red tape and countless barriers, Dead Celebrity Status has returned with the upcoming release of their follow-up album, The Throwaway Kids, through 6.8.2. Records Inc.

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