PopMatters has teamed up with Universal Pictures to celebrate their upcoming release Get on Up. Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century.
James Brown empowered a generation of activists with his anthem “Say It Loud”. We’re tasking fans to salute the Godfather of Soul and his lasting impact on social culture and popular music by sharing your thoughts about his music and legacy using #SayItLoud on Twitter.
Join us tomorrow afternoon, as we #SayItLoud for James Brown, the new film Get on Up, and award funktastic prizes, including $100 iTunes gift cards.
— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) July 19, 2014
Be sure to check out the trailer over on the official website and then join us tomorrow at the 30-minute LIVE event on Twitter…
#SayItLoud Twitter Chat
When: Thursday, July 31 from 4:00 to 4:30 p.m. ET
Where: #SayItLoud on Twitter
Prizes: 3 randomly selected winners will receive a $100 iTunes Gift Card, 10 more will receive a $15 Fandango gift code and the official soundtrack.
You can only win live on Twitter at 4:00 p.m. ET tomorrow!
— Get On Up (@GetOnUpMovie) July 22, 2014
Hitting theaters this Friday, August 1, Get on Up stars Chad Boseman as James Brown and is joined in the drama by Nelsan Ellis, Dan Aykroyd, Viola Davis, Craig Robinson, Octavia Spencer, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter and Jill Scott. Academy Award® winner Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind, 8 Mile) produces for Imagine Entertainment, with Mick Jagger and Victoria Pearman (Shine a Light) producing under their Jagged Films banner.
Get on Up: The James Brown Story (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) features a mix of the late Godfather of Soul’s studio recordings AND unreleased live performances, as well as five tracks boasting new music production and arrangements by the Underdogs. Tracks include 1956’s “Please Please Please” to “Out of Sight”, “I Got You (I Feel Good)”, “Try Me”, “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag”, “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World”, and “Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine”. Also included are two previously unreleased concert recordings heard in the new film.
The fine print:
The giveaways are open to U.S. and Canada residents age 18 or older. In order to be eligible to win, you must tweet using #SayItLoud during our 30-minute LIVE twitter event on Thursday, July 31 between 4:00 – 4:30 p.m. EST. Potential winners will be randomly selected.
This event is sponsored by Universal Pictures.