Tuesday, December 1, 2009
New Orleans, LA, December 1st, 2009 - In the midst of an emerging trend of New Orleans Saints anthems, David “Dee-1” Augustine and Shamarr Allen’s “Bring ‘Em to the Dome” has risen to the top as a cross-over hit single. Blending jazz, rock and hip-hop into an appetizing musical gumbo, both artists have managed to bring together various influences and sub-cultures in New Orleans to create a universal anthem for the “Who Dat” nation.
Augustine and Allen collaborated on the song in early August with the hopes of releasing the song as the official Saints Anthem of the 2009-2010 season. After meeting with representatives of the Saints Organization and the Louisiana Superdome and pitching the song in hopes of gaining their official support, they quickly realized that they would first have to prove the songs’ potential in the New Orleans market.
Relying on Youtube and other social networking sites, along with dozens of live performances across the city, the word of mouth buzz quickly spread throughout New Orleans and the rest of the state of Louisiana. The Youtube video, under the same title, “Bring ‘Em to the Dome”, has jumped up to over 76,000 views and counting in just three short months. The Youtube phenomenon has collected hundreds of comments vowing loyalty and support for the Saints, including “Who Dats” declaring their encouragement via the internet from places as far as Utah, Hawaii, Florida and Connecticut. Clearly, this internet sensation has connected a New Orleans diaspora reaching far across the nation.
“Bring Em to the Dome” was the #2 most downloaded song in the world on CDBaby.com for three straight weeks in November, and it is now available on iTunes. Most recently, the popularity of the song has lead to officials at the Superdome finally acknowledging the song’s cross-over success, playing the anthem for the first time in the Superdome at the Saints’ home game versus the Carolina Panthers.
Allen and Augustine have both met a great deal of success in their music careers prior to the new anthem, allowing the song to quickly spread out from their fan bases to new listeners around Louisiana. Like any true Saints fans, they both hope to see their “Boys in the Black & Gold” make it to the Super Bowl this year- and of course the growing legacy of their new anthem would be icing on the cake.
For additional information on Dee-1 and Shamarr Allen, call Ben Brubaker at 504.615.2844, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.myspace.com/dee1music and www.myspace.com/shamarrallenmusic.