documentary

June 11, 2014

Usher’s “Good Kisser” Producer P …

We met up with “Pop” Wansel  and his father,  Dexter Wansel in Philadelphia on a beautiful Spring day. “Pop” workedRead more →

May 24, 2014

Elle Varner says My Father is My Rock

December 31, 2010

Fatherhood: A Sense of Pride & Accomplishment

close

Usher’s “Good Kisser” Producer Pop Wansel & His Father

Usher Good Kisser producer Pop Wansel

We met up with “Pop” Wansel  and his father,  Dexter Wansel in Philadelphia on a beautiful Spring day. “Pop” worked on tracks before being joined by his father.  This father and son represent two generations of hit makers. Their names and talents are synonymous with hits by Patti Labelle “If Only You Knew” (1983) and Usher “Good Kisser” (2014).

“Pop” has been busy lately, crafting songs for Usher, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Kanye West and most recently, Mary J. Blige, as part of the forthcoming Think Like A Man Too Soundtrack. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, as his father was an equally creative force during the halcyon days of Philadelphia International and Black Music.

Usher Good Kisser Producer Pop Wansel

“Pop” Wansel & His Father, Dexter Wansel

Talent, family history & values are amongst the things a father bequeaths his children. During our visit the duo explained their relationship with music; how the elder Wansel taught his son how to craft songs as opposed to merely making beats; and most importantly, creating the type of childhood for “Pop” that enables him to now, “love my child with all my heart.”

 

 

Watch the video here:

Stream From Fatherless to Fatherhood here:

FROM FATHERLESS TO FATHERHOOD – Trailer from The Kobie Chronicles. on Vimeo.

red_title



close

Elle Varner says My Father is My Rock

02_Varner

In a world filled with many women using selfies and half-naked pictures to seek the approval of others, it’s refreshing to look at brothers who are raising daughters to understand where their beauty and confidence and power truly lies.  Elle Varner  engages in a heart-to-heart discussion with her father, Jimmy; giving us a look into why he is “her rock.”

Elle Varner & her father

Elle Varner & her father, Jimmy Varner.

“I discovered with Elle that when her mother would leave and she would start crying, if I would take her in the car with me and play some music that I was working on, that would calm her right down,” Jimmy remembers fondly. “So from a very early on, from months old, she was riding shotgun with pops in the car working on music.”

 

 

Watch the full clip below:

Stream From Fatherless to Fatherhood here:

FROM FATHERLESS TO FATHERHOOD – Trailer from The Kobie Chronicles. on Vimeo.

 

close

Fatherhood: A Sense of Pride & Accomplishment

In this clip, actor Willie Teacher reveals what it means to be a father, in real-time. Please join us as we continue to explore authentic fatherhood; what it looks like, what it means, and why it matters.

Watch video here:

Stream From Fatherless to Fatherhood here:

facebook twitter Instagram Google+ Stream on Vimeo

CLOSE