‘TRUE TO THE GAME 2’ WILL OPEN IN SELECT THEATERS LATER THIS YEAR
Manny Halley’s Imani Records and BMG have partnered to release the single, “Crazy Kind of Love” by Tamar Braxton, from the soundtrack to the original motion picture TRUE TO THE GAME 2. The song is now available on all digital platforms.
The Grammy-nominated Braxton, who has a supporting role in TRUE TO THE GAME 2 as “Ariana,” effortlessly pours her signature passion into the melodic “Crazy Kind of Love,” which samples the Whitney Houston classic “Saving All My Love for You.”
In addition to Tamar Braxton, the TRUE TO THE GAME 2 soundtrack features music by Jeremih, Rotimi, Faith Evans, Joe, Waka Flocka, Too Short, Macy Gray, Derez De’Shon, Manny World and FlyGuy Tana. Multi-platinum producers London On Da Track (Rich Gang’s “Lifestyle,” Summer Walker’s “Over It,” French Montana’s “No Stylist”) and Wheezy Beatz (Young Thug F/ Gunna “Hot,” Meek Mill F/ Drake “Going Bad,” “Lil Baby F/ Drake “Yes Indeed”) round out this all-star album.
In select theaters this year, TRUE TO THE GAME 2 is the sequel to the original New York Times bestseller by Teri Woods, and stars Vivica A. Fox (“Empire”), Andra Fuller (“The Haves and the Have Nots”), Erica Peeples (“Fall Girls”), Niatia “Lil Mama” Kirkland (“When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story”), Iyana Halley (HBO’s “Sharp Objects”) and introducing Jeremy Meeks.
Directed by Jamal Hill (“Brotherly Love,” “Deuces”), the story picks up a year after the murder of drug dealer Quadir Richards, whose death carries consequences for all who knew him — especially Gena (Peeples), his love interest. Separating herself from Philly’s dangerous scene, Gena has reinvented herself as a journalist, living and working in New York City. Forced to take some time off of work, Gena is sent on assignment to Los Angeles for a career-changing story.
Though Gena is far from home, her life in Philly seems to always make an appearance. Someone from Quadir’s circle has avenged his death with a hit on Jerrell’s crew members, reigniting another war between the two crews. Jerell (Fuller) is determined to get paid by any means necessary— and he’ll start with Gena.
Supporting cast include Rotimi (“Power”), Tamar Braxton (“Braxton Family Values”), Faith Evans, Waka Flocka, Bre-Z (“All American”), Bernice Burgos, Juliet “Juju” Cee, London on Da Track and Paul Saucido (“Friday Night Lights”).
TRUE TO THE GAME 2 is written by Preston Whitmore and produced by Manny Halley, Rodney Turner II and Yolanda Halley. “David Wolf” Stewart (“Bloomers”) serves as director of photography.
About Imani Media Group
Imani Media Group is a Los Angeles based entertainment music, motion picture and tv production, a distribution company with a satellite office located in Atlanta, Georgia. Founder, CEO Manny Halley has worked in the music industry for over 20 years with recording artists such as Nicki Minaj, Young Thug, and Keyshia Cole. Imani’s first foray into television production began with the BET reality series “Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is” and the spinoff “Frankie and Neffe” over 100 episodes under his belt.
Imani Media shifted its focus to feature films in 2017 with the release of TRUE TO THE GAME, starring Columbus Short, Vivica A. Fox, and the late Nelsan Ellis. The film is an adaptation of the New York Times bestseller by Teri Woods. TRUE TO THE GAME is an urban love story between a prominent Philadelphia drug dealer and a woman, as they struggle to balance street life and love. The film was independently financed and distributed by Halley’s distribution company Faith Media Distribution, Sony Home Entertainment, Regal, AMC, and Cinemark and has earned $1.2M in a limited release. Halley has secured deals w/ Viacom BET and NetFlix on this first go around.