Today’s song is “I’m Da Best” by Shunda K. This is the second single off her debut solo album The Most Wanted. The album drops worldwide on January 11th, 2011. This album arrives on the heels of two Shunda K mixtapes downloaded thousands of times each.
US and Australian dates opening for electro superstar Peaches, a collab on the track and video for the Peaches song “Billionaire”, and the NME naming Shunda K to its “Cool List” and earmarking The Most Wanted’s first single “Here I Am To Save The World” as one of “10 Tracks You Need To Hear.”
Shooting on the video for “I’m Da Best” commenced in Florida this week under the direction of Steven Andrew Garcia of The Masses (wearethemasses.com) who has recently shot clips for Mika Miko and Male Bonding among others.
The clip is a direct assault on the Westboro Baptist Church (WIKI) and concerns a young boy who is harassed, called “faggot” by his peers, faces even more tension at home and how with the help of his faith and the support of his role models Shunda K and Shon B, he overcomes these obstacles to stand tall.
The video is Shunda K’s contribution to the ongoing “It Gets Better” Project (itgetsbetter.org) started by famed syndicated sex columnist Dan Savage as a place where young people who are lesbian, gay, bi, or trans can see how love and happiness can be a reality in their future.
To date, the project has received submissions from celebrities, organizations, activists, politicians and media personalities, including President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Adam Lambert, Anne Hathaway, Colin Farrell, Matthew Morrison of “Glee”, Joe Jonas, Joel Madden, Ke$ha, Sarah Silverman, Tim Gunn, Ellen DeGeneres, and Suze Orman among many others. The video for “I’m Da Best” will debut in mid-January.