Music is the driving force for WORLD MOVEMENT RECORDS. Lamont Patterson, the CEO and founder of the label, is living this each day.
Lamont Patterson was born in Bonham, Texas on March 19, 1950 to Sam and Eula Patterson. He is the oldest of three children. Lamont started out at the tender age of five, singing in the church choir and moving on to tenor saxophone, as his instrument of choice. With role models such as jazz greats, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins and Roland Kirk, Lamont excelled as a musician. After high school, Lamont’s cousin Bobby Sanders included him in the rehearsals of his clients, Little Anthony and The Imperials and The Young Hearts, giving him the unique opportunity to sing, dance and practice choreography, inspiring him onward in music. In college, Lamont was offered an opportunity to sing second tenor and write lyrics for New Birth, an R & B group. The group toured with such notables as the O’Jays, Blue Magic, The Four Tops and other great sounds from the Motown era.
As his talents increased, Lamont became more and more intrigued with the desire to play a bigger role in the music industry. His first group was The Elements of Peace, an R & B group, produced by Aaron Neville, in which he sang lead and played tenor saxophone. This would open doors for him to work with Grammy winners Aaron Neville, Quincy Jones, Marvin Gaye, Ike Turner and Tina Turner, Bill Summers, Big Boy, and Side Effect, in collaborative projects. It was in these collaborations that Lamont got his first taste of the production side of the business.
Sensitive to how the industry requires artist to change their music based on the new and upcoming sounds of the newer developing artists; with a new outlook on music, Lamont started WORLD MOVEMENT RECORDS (WMR) in 1990. WMR became the place where artist could be who they truly are. Artist thrived under Lamont’s direction, leading to Platinum Records for Ghetto Hippie and Bobby Caldwell and a Gold Album for Jeffery Osborne, (Prince, Morris Day, and Warner Bros) among others. As the industry changed, so did Lamont, moving into the digital age and following technical trends. WMR began supporting artists as an entire entity from music distribution to merchandising and publishing, to TV and film roles. Pretty Tony became the first to release books into the market place through World Movement Publishing. Followed by compilation CD’s for such artist as West Coast Bangaz and Coast Ridaz.
As of January, 2016, Mr. Patterson's has signed the South African Artist Rapper Luka 120 Nicks to his record label World Movement Records. Luka 120 has work with Pimpin Ken from North Carolina and many other artists based in South Africa. Mr. Patterson has also sign Snoopy So Fly of New Orleans, LA to the World Movement Record. Both Snoopy So Fly and Luka 120 have worked on a collaboration that will be out soon. Snoopy So Fly, a rapper that has found the perfect balance between Rap, Hip-Hop, R&B and Rock adds a new flavor to the World Movement repertoire of music.
In the past Mr. Patterson has hosted many community events like The Pop Kids Program, The Rising Stars Youth Showcase held in California. Rock the Economy and The Rising Stars Industry showcase for adults held in Las Vegas each brought together artist from all genres united by a cause. Two new artists with WMR, Randy Rogon has two new releases, “Why There’s Christmas Time” and “The Credits Roll” which is available everywhere and Drew Raber, a 15-year-old, whose single “Questions” positioned on the Billboard pop chart. Lamont believes music is a universal language but he has also chosen to broaden his horizons in the motion picture industry.
Mr. Patterson's earlier ventures included appearances in THE PLAYER, a drama on NBC starring Wesley Snipes, Damon Gupton and Charity Wakefield , and a bounty of other shows including HOUSE OF LIES starring Don Cheadle, a Showtime special that aired in January 2014; HIT THE FLOOR (Kimberly Elise) on VH1; THE NEW GIRLS which aired on the FOX network; BENCHED on USA; MODERN FAMILY on USA; OUTLAWS on NBC ; and THE LAST SHIP and FRANKLIN AND BASH, both on TNT. Mr. Patterson has appeared on such shows as CRIMINAL MINDS an ABC Production; MURDER IN THE FIRST; AGENT X starring Sharon Stone; and PLAYING HOUSE with Kenny Loggins on the USA Network. Mr. Patterson was also involved in the NIKE COMMERCIAL MONSTER JAM WITH BLAKE GRIFFIN.
In 2015, Mr. Patterson's career covered an extensive range of television and film. As an entrepreneur and actor, Lamont Patterson developed his career with his most recent appearance in the television drama SHAMELESS starring Oscar nominated William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum and Joan Cusack. The story is based on a Chicagoan Frank Gallagher who is the proud single dad of six smart, industrious, independent kids, who, without him, would be...perhaps better off. To add to his accomplishments, Lamont appeared in the following comedy-dramas. The first is 2 BROKE GIRLS, starring Kate Denning and Beth Behrs. It tells the story of two waitresses who form a friendship in the hopes of launching a business. This can be seen on CBS. The second comedy-drama is THE GRINDER starring Rob Lowe, Fred Savage and Mary Elizabeth Ellis. The story involves two brothers. One is a lawyer and one plays a lawyer on television who moves back home after a stint in Hollywood and believes that qualifies him to run a family law firm. Lamont also appeared in ROSEWOOD, written by Todd Harthan and includes such stars as Morris Chestnut, Lorraine Toussaint, Jaina Lee Ortiz and a host of Hollywood greats. The series aired on Sep. 23, 2015 on the Fox Network. Other acting appearances include BOSCH, an American television series based on the book written by Michael Connelly produced by Amazon Studios. The series subject is detective Harry Bosch, a veteran homicide Detective with the LA Police Department and stars Titus Welliver as Harry Bosch. Season 3 started airing in April 2016. CODE BLACK, a medical drama television series, centered around LA County Hospital Emergency Room, featuring Marcia Harden, Landon Ashworth, and Theo Breaux was another series in which Lamont appeared.. This series aired September 30, 2015 on CBS. Mr. Patterson's acting career also includes THE COLONY, starring Isabella Croyetti-Camp, Gonzalo Menedes and Ally Walker; the ongoing network series BONES a American crime comedy about a forensic anthropologist who reads clues from victims bones and works with Law Enforcement to solve crimes starring Emily Dreschanel, Michael Conlin and Patricia Belcher.; WICKED CITY, starring Jeremy Sisto and Gabriel Isaac Luna two LAPD detectives who are partners, as they search for a pair of romantically-linked serial killers (Ed Westwick and Erika Christensen) terrorizing the Sunset Strip. The main cast also includes Taissa Farmiga, Karolina Wydra, Evan Ross, Anne Winters, and Jaime Ray Newman the series will air on NBC. Mr. Patterson can also be seen in the 1989 recreation of UNCLE BUCK, which previously starred the late comedian John Candy and now stars the hilarious Mike Epps as Buck Russell, the story is based on cheerful oaf called on to care for his brother’s kids in a crisis. Additionally, Lamont can be seen on the show MAJOR CRIMES, with Mary McDonnell, GW Bailey and Robert Gossett on TNT. A Law Enforcement squad and prosecutor that work together to fight crime within the LAPD that deal with high profile and sensitive crimes.
In 2016, Mr. Patterson has made appearances on several sitcoms, movies and music videos such as, DAMIAN MARLEY'S, son of the great Jamaican artist Bob Marley, who's s will be release his recent music video THE CRUCIFIED. He will be appearing on television shows HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, starring Viola Davis stars as Annalise Keating, a law professor at a prestigious Philadelphia university who, with five of her students, becomes entwined in a murder plot; GUIDANCE; and the drama series, THE ROADIES, a comedy by Cameron Crowe which will air on the Showtime Network beginning June 26, 2016. The movie is based on a group of under-appreciated concert staff. This comedy series was created by industry’s veteran Cameron Crowe, who puts together the hardworking individual in the spotlight by providing an insider’s look at the lives of some of the Roadies for the Staton-House Band. The cast includes Luke Wilson as Bill, the tour manager, Carla Guigino, as Shelli the production manager, Imogen Poot as Kelly Ann and, Catero Alain as Colbert, the lead singer. Other shows are THE CLAPPER, directed by Dito Montiel, from his own script. A comedy based on a man who works on an infomercial and is selected to appear on a late night talk show, who finally gets his 15 minutes of fame. The show will star Ed Helm, Tracy Morgan, Amanda Seyfried and Leah Remini. No date has been announced on the release of the film. Lamont can be seen on the TV Movie Drama SNOWFALL, directed by John Singleton. A show set against the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic and its ultimate radical impact of the culture we know. Its cast members include such greats as Tim Matheson as George Miller, Billy Magnus as Logan Miller, and Parker McKenna Posey as Melody Wright. ABC's GREY'S ANATOMY, a medical drama series focuses on a group of doctors an emergency room drama at a hospital in Seattle. It stars Ellen Pompeo, Patrick Dempsey, Chandra Wilson, Sandra Oh, and James Pickens, Jr. in the lead roles. FRESH OFF THE BOAT, a comedy series based on Chief Eddie Huang's best selling memoir of the same name Fresh off the Boat that looks at the lives of immigrants in America in the 1990s and how the family pursues the American Dream while owning a western restaurant. The series stars Constance Wu, Eddie Huang and Randall Park. This show can be seen on ABC. BETTER THINGS, a comedy created by Louis CK and Pamela Adlon, presently being filmed in LA, stars Pamela Adlon, a single mum raising her 3 daughters . Mikey Madison, Riley Watson and Olivia Edward also star on the show which will be aired on the FX network.
Mr. Patterson continues to provide excellent services that will inspire and allowing him to be a beacon to other young and upcoming artists looking to enter the acting field. Mr. Patterson can be seen on the television show TEXAS JUSTICE as he plays a litigant and exhibits his witty and at-lib ability to act under pressure.
In addition to his radio show, records management, publishing and marketing companies, Mr. Patterson adds to his host of media projects, a talk show “N THE RING.” N THE RING is a show that provides insight to the boxing and MMA community. It is Boxing and MMA that are two of the most flourishing and intense sports that produce such passion and zeal to it’s fans. You can join your host Mr. Patterson, with special guests and legends as they share their wisdom and insight of the ins and outs of the fascinating fight game. The show hosts such greats as the six-time champion “Layla McCarter”, better known as Layla Ali, who has shown that women have been recognized in a sport dominated by men and the impact they have on the boxing community. The show has hosted such members of the boxing community, like Kevin Newman II and others. N THE RING broadcasts on Thursdays and 7:30 pm. Yo u can listen in on www.blogtalkradio.com/nthering and can join the conversation by dialing 718-766-4411 PST
Lamont has been retained as Chief Financial Officer and Soundtrack Coordinator for (Initial Shock: The Brigitte Harris Story) a feature Film to begin Shooting 2015. Lamont is a true humanitarian showing major support by becoming a board member for TELL HFSAC (Humanitarians for Sexually Abused Children). Currently, Lamont is producing a Cooking Show titled COOKIN WITH MY HOMIES, a celebrity base cooking show directed to display the lives of artists and their challenge to consume a home cooked meal, while leading a hectic life in the entertainment industry. It will showcase a diverse array of artists from the world of R&B, Jazz, Rock, Country and Hip Hop.
To-date, Lamont continues to educate, develop, promote and encourage the youth of today, and those with a serious desire to display their talent through his live broadcast heard weekly at 2:30pst, by tuning into his show CAN A PLAYA PLAY at www.blogtalkradio/playa or by calling (646-929-2870) if you would like to join the conversation. Here, you can embrace knowledge from all areas, which includes topics directed to the music, film, sports, and the entertainment industry. On Wednesdays, at 2:00pst, Lamont can be heard on his music show I AM INDI by calling (347) 303-8747 or tuning into www.blogtalkradio/indyizz. Please forward all communications to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mailing your correspondence to 409 N. Pacific Coast Hwy #417, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 or calling the office at 323-957-7322.