Camden New Jersey’s Most Underappreciated Asset Continues to Rise Up from the Rubble

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Trauma Center Production is best known for provocative music videos featuring local artists from Camden’s diverse and ever changing communities. Owner/Director, Harvey, skillfully captures images portraying both gritty street life, as well the many historical assets throughout Camden’s older and tightly knit working class neighborhoods. These videos represent a fact of day to day life in Camden that is rarely viewed and typically ignored for more sensational news in the national press.

Camden has had its share of hardships. Once ranked the poorest city in the nation, it now holds the title of America’s most dangerous city, and while officials scramble to rebut the charge of crime on the rise, one of Camden’s best and most under-appreciated assets continue to rise up from the rubble.

To date Shephatiah Harvey has produced dozens of local artist and his company, Trauma Center Production, is poised to show the world talented representatives of Camden’s unique, “from the ground up” flavor.

While Camden is uncovering its gems in higher education, and courting a fast growing biotech sector, music prospectors should also take note of the raw hip hop talent residing there too. TC Production is at the epicenter of this movement and can be credited for raising the pulse in heart of Camden’s hip hop, and R&B underground.

Trauma Center Production is best known for provocative music videos featuring local artist from Camden’s diverse and ever changing communities. Owner/Director, Harvey, skillfully captures images portraying both gritty street life, as well the many historical assets throughout Camden’s older and tightly knit working class neighborhoods in his music videos. These videos represent a fact of day to day life in Camden that is rarely viewed and typically ignored for more sensational news in the national press.

A vibrant Camden community serves as the backdrop in the new music video “I’m A Beast” a song title from the 21 track Legendary CD released in November 2005, featuring Shakil, one of Camden’s most prolific rap artist who is now working to make his mark on the national music scene.

The music industry, as well as local government should begin to take stock in Camden’s new music underground. Rap artists there are sure to appeal to a nationwide audience hungry for the authentic hip-hop language that conveys a true glimpse of real life in a city facing the challenges of overcoming poverty and crime. Camden may soon join the ranks of St. Louis, Atlanta, and Detroit, as the next fallen city to serve America’s appetite for fresh new hip-hop and R&B.

Log onto http://www.traumacenterproductions.com to view “I’m A Beast” and other music videos produced by Trauma Center Production and be sure to sample new independent music as well.

Trauma Center Production is located in South Jersey and is proud to provide valuable production services to new and established artist in the Tri-State area. We are specialist in audio, video, and multimedia production and we can be reached at (856) 622-5926.

Story by Eileen Garrett
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