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Dead Man Down and Fabolous Present New Song Success is Revenge

Fabolous hit the recording studio this week in Los Angeles to put the finishing touches on his ‘Dead Man Down’ Revenge Remix “Ultimate Diss” Contest track, ‘Success is Revenge.’ Philadelphia resident Saeed B. is the official winner, and is getting revenge on those who targeted him during his childhood by winning the contest. As the winning entry, Saeed’s tale of overcoming a reading disability served as the inspiration for Fabolous’ song.

Saeed’s teachers and classmates made fun of him when he was in elementary school for his reading skills, but he didn’t let those who targeted him get him down for long. He’s currently majoring in media studies in college, is reciting poetry and is even writing scripts and pilots.

The ‘Dead Man Down’ Revenge Remix “Ultimate Diss” Contest ran last month on Complex. Participants had to submit their story on how they’ve been wronged, which the promise of the winner’s rant being turned into their own diss track from the platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated rapper. The song will be performed live on BET’s ‘106 & Park.’

‘Dead Man Down’ is the American debut of Danish director Niels Arden Oplev, the helmer of the original ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009).’ The action crime drama opens today in theaters. The film follows Victor (Colin Farrell) is an enforcer to a New York City boss, Alphonse Hoyt (Terrence Howard), who was responsible for the deaths of his wife and daughter, an act for which Victor seeks revenge. Victor turns detective when his boss is under threat from an unknown killer. During the threat, he’s seduced by Beatrice (Noomi Rapace), who blackmails him into helping her with her own search for vengeance.

Check out ‘Success is Revenge’ and the red band trailer for ‘Dead Man Down’ below.

Dead Man Down and Fabolous Present New Song Success is Revenge

Written by: Karen Benardello

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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