SOURCE: iHipHop Distribution

April 21, 2011 12:39 ET

Marz Lovejoy Lands First Feature Film Role in Movie Starring Common, Danny Glover, Meagan Good, Michael K. Williams, and Others

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Apr 21, 2011) - Marz Lovejoy isn't your typical 19-year-old. While her debut EP, "This Little Light Of Mine" out now on iHipHop Distribution, continues to garner critical praise, Marz has landed her first feature film role in first-time director Sheldon Candis' "L.U.V." In the film, Marz Lovejoy shares the screen with Common, Michael K. Williams, Meagan Good, as well as acting great Danny Glover. "I'm thrilled by the opportunity of this role," said the Los Angeles native. "I'm taking it all in with a humble approach; just feeling really blessed." The film centers on an adolescent whose search for a family life leads him to confide in his uncle, played by Common, who's attempting to turn his life around. Filming for "L.U.V." is currently underway in Baltimore, Maryland.

Marz has played numerous shows across the country since the release of "This Little Light Of Mine," which OkayPlayer.com described as "an excellent debut... as she has the ability to craft catchy hooks to make some noise in the mainstream crowd, and she has the lyrical prowess to hang with the best of the underground." In March, she made her SXSW debut, performing alongside Erykah Badu, Wu-Tang Clan, and Yelawolf, among others. New York Times writer John Pareles heralded Marz as "Among the best I heard" during the week-long music festival. In addition, the music video for Marz's single, "Love Bullet Gun," is currently in airing on MTVu.

Marz Lovejoy's "This Little Light Of Mine" is currently available on iTunes.

For more information on Marz Lovejoy, please visit www.marzlovejoy.com, www.facebook.com/TheRealMarzLovejoy, www.twitter.com/marzlovejoy, and www.iHipHopDistribution.com.