Rapper Ryan Banks New Video for “Move Over” filmed at G Lounge in Philadelphia, Pa

Last week I had the great opportunity to watch a future MTV, BET video get made at the G Lounge in Philadelphia with local rapper Ryan Banks. You might recall that I photographed Ryan just about a year ago so it was great to catch up with him and watch him film his video “Move Over” – Word up, dawg. Sorry I got carried away.

Here’s the crew setting up. They spent the better part of the morning over at Emoda on South Street, but this home boy just couldn’t wake up before noon on a Saturday to make that shoot. In Da Club at 3PM was more my speed.
It’s interesting to see who comes to the shoots, I guess this would be the posse, friends and the background girls for the shot.

Like smokin’ model Tricia Colon Santiago; who goes way back with Ryan.

Another we go way back girl, Michelle Greenberg. After I took this photo with her friend I thought there must be a better background to show off her nice assets, er I mean outfit
oh yes this is much better. (Now that I have discovered that 58% of my readers are men, and they check out my site because I mostly photograph the women, I think I might start a dating service starting with Michelle who I believe is single, how much would a service like this be worth?)
Danille Poe (not single, but smokin’) with Shaun Ellis who I believe is a rookie pitcher for the Phillies. I think single, girls you can get in on this too.
These guys are making it happen. Jackiem Wright, Jared Poe and Reggie Berry – The 400
Measha Miller Beer shows off her bling to the South Street Jewelery store that hopefully some one will fill me in on today. Damn where are those notes, got to get it together before Fab 1 when I start all my resolutions for real. hooked up Ryan with the styling, and the jeweler hooked them up with the bling.
Chyna Epps has it going on with those rockin shoes, ok and body to booty
The video was directed by film maker Allen West. The song is called “Move Over” and the artist is Ryan Banks, featuring Gillie Da Kid and Peedi Crakk. The single is from the upcoming Ryan Banks album entitled “I of the Storm” to be released early spring 2009. The label is Big Banks Entertainment/HOLLYHOOD. (I love that HOLLYHOOD – now that is clever!!)
The record is expected to be a huge Philly anthem, particularly because of the all star line up. HOLLYHOOD was responsible for organizing all aspects of the video shoot, including securing talent, models, sponsors, etc. The video will be edited and completed by February 1 and the world premiere will be broadcasted via prior to going to MTV, BET, etc. (I love how you can see the “g” in the video frame over Shawny Mo’s shoulder)
Ryan Banks Shawn Diaz and Shawny Mo
Watching the video from the side
We will probably leak some of the offline footage in the coming weeks via various websites.The concert at the TLA was also a HOLLYHOOD production and is part of a series of concert events that feature unsigned artists headlined by HOLLYHOOD artists. (Rapper Mode)
A job well done and one of many toasts to celebrate. I really enjoyed the song and look forward to it.
Ryan Banks out of character The photo that made the Inquirer – Ryan Banks greets TV personality Aneesa Ferreira at G Lounge. (I’m always thrilled and excited when I capture a moment that is Philly Celebrity press worthy, in addition to throwing a little props towards someone who’s gives props to Philly too.)

Happy Obama day, in 9 hrs history will be made, but more important to me a Change is gonna be coming and I believe it can!!