Associate Producer: Roger M. Suggs
Photo credits: Toyota/GTM Media/T.R.U.T.H. Apparel
For some, music is just a hobby or pastime. Others consume it as a theraptic source of art appreciation. But for some people, music is a way of life that offers a legitimate route to a better lifestyle.
In some urban areas in the scattered existence of Black America within the U.S. border, the opportunity for one to better themselves is virtually non-existent. There are so many different factors that come into play when dissecting the precursors, causes, and effects of an underserved community.
The perfunctory efforts of local governments to incentivize growth in such areas usually does more harm than good. However, much can be said about an individual person who returns to such a community, which they were raised in, for the purpose of serious rebuilding efforts — after experiencing unfathomable success in a distant land miles away.
A nationally-known filmmaker and community activist has thoroughly chronicled the story of a man who has done just that.
Producer and director Roger M. Suggs is the mastermind behind the so-called “mini-mentary” titled “Diamond in the ‘Dotte: The Crayge Lindesay Story.” Lindesay (pictured left) is a world-renowned musician who can play multiple instruments. He is also a recording engineer and music-producing extraordinaire who is responsible for crafting some huge hits in multiple genres.
Lindesay comes from a great family and all of his siblings have gone on to accomplish some great things as black men and women in America. He definitely learned the ropes, tied a net, and caught his big break in the Golden State of California. However, what most people do not know is that he is originally from Wyandotte County, Kansas.
“But in 1998, I decided that I was going to move back to my hometown and help my community. And that’s what I did,” Lindesay says solidly during the half-hour documentary about his remarkably impeccable life.
Toyota Motors North America, the GTM Media Firm, and Suggs’s T.R.U.T.H. Apparel clothing company are the creative and distributive entities responsible for creating and delivering Lindesay’s fantastic life story on camera. The surprises this distinguished gentleman discloses about his life related to the music industry are literally too mind-blowing to explain in a movie review.
Rest assured, if you see this cultural masterpiece of art-inspired genius for yourself, you will NOT be disappointed. To rent an economically-priced webcast version of “Diamond in the ‘Dotte: The Crayge Lindesay Story,” visit here.