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Before I talk about my 2nd featured role in the new Adam Sandler movie, check out my Halloween animation I recently uploaded. I want to thank @tomfulp for putting it in the 2016 Halloween Collections page! I'm part of Newgrounds history... again ;)

http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/683547

Also here is my video where I met Adam Sandler for the first time...

http://youtube.com/watch?v=nGy_VEutYRo

Now about my 2nd role. Last month I told you guys that I landed a paid role in the new Adam Sandler movie where I would play Terry Crews' trainer, and that I could potentially land a 2nd role in the movie as a Prison Guard. Well, it happened, and now I have a featured role as a Prison Guard as well!

This was a Union role so I was making $20 to $30 an hour, got all the benefits a union member would receive, and got my first Screen Actors Guild Voucher (these are extremely difficult to obtain, so I am very thankful that I have one). If I get 3 vouchers in total, I am eligible to join the Screen Actors Guild, where I would be entitled to more pay and residuals. Here is a link to the official site so you can see all the benefits I would get...

http://www.sagaftra.org/content/member-benefits

Out of 5 Prison Guards, I was the only one to get his own scene. Right when Adam Sandler walks in the Prison to sit down, you can see me escorting a prisoner to his wife and newborn child. As they hug for a few seconds, I play the asshole Guard and separate them, scold him, then tell him to sit his ass down. I actually came up with that scene and it got the approval from both the director and Adam Sandler himself!

Originally they just wanted me to escort the prisoner and then go back to my original position. But I remembered when I did my scenes with Terry Crews that they gave us the freedom to improvise, so that's how the scene came to life. Then after I tell the inmate to sit down, I give him a death stare and start pacing around the Prison with my hand on my weapon the whole time. I am prominently featured throughout the whole 5 minute scene. It's one of the opening scenes and takes place in Alaska. Here is a picture of me in my Prison Guard uniform. And yes, they made my badge using a picture of me they took on set...

http://www.newgrounds.com/dump/item/38cd96fd2b84e9e60f632aa34b094853

Now what's cool is that Terry Crews has been extremely supportive of me. Here is one of the first posts he liked. He's liked several of my posts ever since. Keep in mind that I didn't even tag him, I just gave him a quick shout-out for being an inspiration and for allowing me to be his trainer...

http://www.newgrounds.com/dump/item/bda8cf5e5714246be1941d748f0cd91a

And here's the video of him giving us props in person...

http://youtube.com/watch?v=yhsUd-8y2qY

I want to thank all of you who have been supportive of me, it really means a lot. Shout out to Tom Fulp for the support and encouragement as well! He genuinely is excited to see this movie as, in his words, it will be a pretty surreal experience to see me in a movie with Terry Crews and Adam Sandler. Check out my official IMDB Page to see what upcoming Movies/TV Shows I will be featured in. I have quite a few projects in the works, so expect it to be updated often...

http://IMDB.me/Vinstigator

Also check out the official IMDB Page of "Sandy Wexler". I've officially been added to the cast...

http://IMDB.com/title/tt5893332

A trailer will be released soon, so I will let you guys know as soon as it's uploaded! In the meantime, check out the video of Adam Sandler thanking us for being in his movie...

http://youtube.com/watch?v=m5d-jHlWqVI668379_147813060031_tmp_9740-standing-guard-1985010640.jpg



As most of my fans/followers know, I've been making Hollywood movies lately. A few months ago I filmed some scenes in Steve Carell's upcoming movie entitled "Battle of The Sexes" and also filmed a scene for an episode of "Love & Hip-Hop: Hollywood".

Then I made an announcement about 3 weeks ago that something big may or may not happen. I was trying to be in Adam Sandler's next movie! He has always been one of my favorite actors/comedians of all time dating all the way back to Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, and The Waterboy.

Well after about 6 or so emails, I finally got through to the producers of Adam Sandler's newest movie and got to film scenes for his latest movie! And you want to know what the coolest part is?

They paid me to be in the movie! That's right, I finally got to live out one of my dreams of being in an Adam Sandler movie AND I got paid for it (really good money actually)! They even wanted me to return and film more scenes the very next day (which I did)! Here is a video of me meeting Adam Sandler for the first time...

http://youtube.com/watch?v=nGy_VEutYRo

When I arrived on set, I was informed that I was promoted to be the trainer of Terry Crews aka " Bedtime" Bobby Barnes! The next day, I reprised my role as his trainer (there were 3 in total) and we got some cool scenes with Adam Sandler and Terry Crews. I had worked 16 hours on set on Tuesday and 17 hours on Wednesday for a total of 33 hours! And yes they paid us overtime/double time and fed us breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The time went by really fast though as we were all having fun, but also concentrating on perfecting our scenes.

Then I found out that the guy who picked my costume for the Adam Sandler movie got confirmation that my scenes from both days will be featured and that I am entitled to more pay because of it (hence the reason we filmed the same scenes for about 4 hours).

I had also just got done filming an intense scene where Terry Crews gets brutally beat down and thrown out of the ring by former WWE star Rikishi, and I'm leaning over the railing begging him to get up and fight! I'm pretty much the only one in a trainer's outfit leaning over the barricade so it shouldn't be that hard to spot me ;). Speaking of Terry Crews, here is a video of him giving us props after 33 hours of filming...

http://youtube.com/watch?v=yhsUd-8y2qY

Also I was literally less than 10 feet from Adam Sandler on set. This still feels like a dream. Never thought I'd be working this closely with him. Also, someone said I resembled him a lot. Maybe that's why I landed such a prominent role. Also today my casting director said she was trying to get me a SAG (Screen Actors Guild) voucher for this Wednesday! If I get 3 in total, I will be eligible to join the SAG and be entitled to more pay! I will keep you guys updated. In the meantime, check out this video of Adam Sandler thanking is for being in his latest movie...

http://youtube.com/watch?v=m5d-jHlWqVI

There is a 90 percent chance I will return to film more scenes with Adam Sandler this Wednesday. I'll let you guys know for sure...

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In case you guys didn't know, I won my round 1 battle in the Clabtrap tournament and have advanced to round 2! I want you guys to leave a review on who you think won this battle. The winner will advance to the quarter finals...

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/545574

If you can, please leave a detailed review on why you thought a particular MC won. The road to the quarter finals starts NOW!

My Round 2 battle in the Clabtrap Tournament has just been released!



Just recently released my hype track to the audio portal! So far it's been getting a tremendous amount of positive feedback! If you haven't already, please leave a review and don't forget to download!

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/537582

Thanks to everyone for the continued support and encouragement!



Here is my new rap battle against SkyFrom D-squad!

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/533926

Leave a review on who you think won!



Check out my new rap battle against Daniel "Butsaay" Butler!

www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/530726

We had a lot of fun making this for you guys. Leave a review saying who you think won the battle!



Thanks to everyone for the continued support! If you haven't already, download your copy here...

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/326833

If you liked the ringtone, you can purchase the full version on iTunes with the link below!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/on-my-mind-sin gle/id556882237

Expect a lot of great things from me this year, including more rap battles against some very talented artists. I'll keep you guys updated!

My ringtone has reached 1,000 downloads!



My last post was about how my 2nd single was put on the iTunes music store. You can check that out here...

http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/dont-really-wan na-know-single/id561711251

Well this next post is about Miyamoto and the upcoming Wii U Console. When I went to E3, I showed Tom Fulp a video I recorded of the Legendary Shigeru Miyamoto. Not only did he love it but he also said it was one of his favorite videos EVER! Check it out...

Also I decided to take a little break from music and go to a private event held by Nintendo. It took place on September 23rd and was an "invite only" event. I recorded some videos for you guys. This first video is of me taking a tour of the Wii U Experience...

This next video is of me playing 2 minigames from the upcoming "Game and Wario: Working Title"...

Here's a video of me up close and personal with the Wii U gamepad...

This next video was me playing in a New Super Mario Bros. U contest to see who could beat this level in the fastest time possible. I was actually in the lead and I would have been a finalist but my brother (who was using the Wii U Gamepad) didn't poke the Pihranna Plants that were popping out of the pipes I was running across! So that is how I died. You can even hear someone saying "tap tap tap tap tap!" lol

My other brother entered the contest as well. Since I had already entered, he had to get a new partner. Unfortunately for him, they teamed him up with a n00b (who is using the Wii Mote to control Mario) so they never stood a chance to get into the finals. I was like a boxing coach, bob and weave, bob and weave!

All in all this was an awesome event! The atmosphere reminded me of E3. Speaking of E3, here's another video of me meeting the Legendary Shigeru Miyamoto...

If you want to see more of my videos, check out my youtube channel at youtube.com/Vinstigator. Also here's a screenshot of my favorite e-mail from Tom!

Shigeru Miyamoto mentions Newgrounds! Plus I went to the "Nintendo Wii U Experience" here in Los Angeles!


LL Cool J has put my 2nd single up on iTunes!

2012-09-22 19:46:12 by Vinstigator
Updated

Two weeks ago I posted about how my first single entitled "On My Mind" was put on the iTunes music store under LL Cool J's record label. That took a few months to happen. However, due to the popularity of the single, my 2nd single entitled "Don't Really Wanna Know" was put up in less than a week! You can now buy that song from the iTunes store by clicking the link below...

http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/dont-really-wan na-know-single/id561711251

The support for my first single has been overwhelming! I want to thank the fans for their continued support of my music career! Without you guys, there would be no Vinstigator! And I also want to give a special thanks to the very talented Zajed for producing the beat for my 2nd single. I look forward to working with him again in the near future! Anyway, hope you guys enjoy the song! Don't forget to leave me feedback! I got so many projects in the works and I can't wait to show you guys! Even the legendary MindChamber bought a copy! In fact, he's been one of the biggest supporters of my music. And for that, I thank him...

LL Cool J has put my 2nd single up on iTunes!



My first single entitled On My Mind is now available on the iTunes music store! This song was actually a huge Newgrounds collaboration! My friend maer808 actually produced the beat for me and released the demo here on Newgrounds. As you can see from my review, I knew this song was going to be something special. This would be our first collaboration, but definitely not the last. I told him that I had a great concept for the song. I told him It would be a love song featuring a professional sounding R & B singer.

He loved the idea and was actually looking forward to it! It took a while because I didn't just want any singer on the hook... I wanted someone who would really take this song to another level. So eventually I found a singer who goes by the name Magic Mike Z. I wrote the whole song (including the hook) and had him sing it the way I intended it to sound. Not only did he make it sound the way I wanted it to, but he actually exceeded my expectations and made it sound even BETTER than what I had originally intended! By adding three part harmonies and all kinds of other things, he really made his vocals stand out.

It took us 2 hours to record the song. It took me 1 hour to record all 3 of my verses and ad-libs, and it took him 1 hour to record the hook. Then it took 1 hour for the sound engineer to mix and master it. After it was completed, I showed maer808 the final product and he loved it! I then told him that I would be getting a distribution deal with LL Cool J's record label and that they would be putting my song on iTunes. I told him that once this becomes big, I am going to hire him as one of my personal producers. I never forget the people that helped me along the way and maer808 was a very big part of this song's success. For that, I thank him.

You can purchase our song from the iTunes store by clicking the link below...

http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/on-my-mind-sing le/id556882237

Thank you for supporting us! Without you guys, we wouldn't have the inspiration to make music. And you know what the best part is? The newgrounds collaboration doesn't stop there! Another friend of mine who goes by the name MrAmature made an animated music video to our song! I had approached him with the idea of a music video after watching his Legend of Zelda movie. I was so impressed with the movie and knew that he could make a good video. But before we even talked about making a music video, he actually surprised me by incorporating one of my songs in his Earthbound Parody. So after he completed the music video and showed me, I was impressed. You can watch the "On My Mind" animated music video below...

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And of course, you can watch the video right here on Newgrounds!

http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/537858

So as you can see, there are a lot of talented people here on Newgrounds who made this song possible, and I look forward to working with them again in the near future. I also look forward to working with new artists here on Newgrounds as well. Also before I end this post, I want to give a special thanks to MindChamber for putting me on the amazing hip hop artists who don't get enough exposure list. I also want to thank him for being so supportive of my latest singles that I've released to the audio portal!

He really loved Bout The Hustle and even downloaded it to his phone! That in itself was a huge honor. And even though he's not a big fan of sprite movies, he still thought the animated music video was pretty cool. I Also want to thank Tom Fulp for allowing me to post on the front page and for putting my most of flash movies in the Chrono Trigger collections page! And of course I want to thank the fans who have supported our music! Without Newgrounds, this collaboration would have never happened. If you guys do end up making a purchase, please leave a review. Feedback is greatly appreciated!

My first Newgrounds single is now available on iTunes and is being distributed by LL Cool J's very own record label!