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Behind-the-scenes of 'Latin Luv' by Glen S Wade II feat Safia Hudson (Photos)

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On March 26, 2014, Glen S. Wade II announced that he wrote a new song, "Latin Luv," featuring Safia Hudson. Wade shares his story on the song's research as well as some of the behind-the-scenes' still shots, all amazing!

Already fans have praised the song saying it's incredible. No surprise, as Wade, out of Gainesville, Fla., does not jump into his work unprepared.

One can tell by looking at this man that his body is his temple, and therefore everything else he works on also requires patience and discipline, including his music. Obviously Wade's diligence and research are two of the keys to his success.

"After receiving much support from Central and South America I was really motivated to step into their world and try to 'take' their culture. I still wanted to deliver something that everyone could dance to, so I studied Bachata. I decided that dance style would be great combined with Hip Hop."

"Bachata is a style of dance that originated in the Dominican Republic. The basics to the dance are three-steps with a Cuban hip motion, followed by a tap which can include a hip movement also on the 4th beat. It is danced widely all over the world but not identically." - Wikipedia

According to Wade, the Philippines, Brazil, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Peru, Spain, Venezuela and America include the cultural backgrounds for this kind of music.

"Also, I reached out to Safia Hudson. We had a great time working on the song. She sings in multiple languages. I utilized her skills plus her Spanish abilities, and she nailed it!"

Tied to "Latin Luv," is yet an additional project of Wade's, a music video. Currently it is in production. To complete the project Wade brought on board a Spanish dance group that has choreographed a dance number for "Latin Luv."

"KLEAN beatz handled all of the song's production. They had the beat made before I flew into Miami from Houston. He (beatz) reminds me of a young Timbaland (record producer), except a lot smaller!"

Thank you Glen S. Wade II for sharing about your new music project. It sounds, IS, exciting! Fans can look forward to the finished "product," the official music video. Other talented people that Wade worked with on this project included Lou Brandow Photography and stylist Dawn Brandow, both out of Gainesville.

Glen S. Wade II
Glen S. Wade II Photo by Lou Brandow Photography courtesy of Glen S. Wade II, used with permission

Glen S. Wade II

Glen S. Wade II has a new song out, and this is what he has to say about what motivated him.

"After receiving so much support from Central and South America. I was really motivated to step into their world and try to take their culture."

Wade sporting a shirt with Selena on it!
Wade sporting a shirt with Selena on it! Photo by Lou Brandow Photography courtesy of Glen S. Wade II, used with permission

Wade sporting a shirt with Selena on it!

In addition to music and acting, sports has also been an important part of "all things" Glen S. Wade II.

"Later, in addition to playing ball, I also took up wrestling."

Wade proved to be talented in sports, as he received a football scholarship in his first year of college in Illinois. Later he ended up working as on-field security for Bobby Bowden.

Glen S. Wade II with the one and only Safia Hudson in sound studio
Glen S. Wade II with the one and only Safia Hudson in sound studio Photo by Lou Brandow Photography courtesy of Glen S. Wade II, used with permission

Glen S. Wade II with the one and only Safia Hudson in sound studio

Here are the two musicians themselves - Glen S. Wade II and Safia Hudson!

To learn more about this talented singer songwriter and actor go to slideshow, Facebook, Twitter, and enjoy his music on Facebook's Music Store. As of Feb. 17, 2014 check out music video at YouTube!

For more on Safia Hudson find her at specified links in this article.

Glen S. Wade II poses with "model"
Glen S. Wade II poses with "model" Photo by Lou Brandow Photography courtesy of Glen S. Wade II, used with permission

Glen S. Wade II poses with "model"

This amazing pose is one of many for Glen S. Wade II and his new single. Wade and model work together well.

Fans should have fun with not only these photos but his new music as well. Congrats Glen!

"The Hood" also featured in "Latin Luv" - a great look!
"The Hood" also featured in "Latin Luv" - a great look! Photo by Lou Brandow Photography courtesy of Glen S. Wade II, used with permission

"The Hood" also featured in "Latin Luv" - a great look!

Wade sharing more on his first song from earlier in 2014.

"I wanted my first song to the world to be something everyone could enjoy. It is for ages 0 to 100. At the same time, I wanted to have substance. I wanted to state facts, as I do in all my music."

Wade and model
Wade and model Photo by Lou Brandow Photography courtesy of Glen S. Wade II, used with permission

Wade and model

Being a body builder makes lifting "one's girl" an easy task for someone like Glen S. Wade II, but as one fan said "If you can't pick your girl up.....you need to get in that gym homie! lol"

That goes without saying, but no prob for Glen!

Glen S. Wade II with "Lady in Red"
Glen S. Wade II with "Lady in Red" Photo by Lou Brandow Photography courtesy of Glen S. Wade II, used with permission

Glen S. Wade II with "Lady in Red"

More on acting by Wade:

"In 2012 I took an acting class at Santa Fe College in Gainesville. While there, and since then, I began acting in several independent and student films.

I even booked my first national television show a month after deciding to pursue acting full time."

Posed for "Latin Luv"
Posed for "Latin Luv" Photo by Lou Brandow Photography courtesy of Glen S. Wade II, used with permission

Posed for "Latin Luv"

Glen S. Wade II has a new song, his second, "Latin Luv." It's being choreographed and moving on to a music video!

Background on Wade:

Originally from Old Town, Fla., Wade relocated to other areas of Florida. Two of the cities were Belle Glade and Gainesville. He also spent time in Illinois and Kentucky.

Glen S. Wade II on his first song
Glen S. Wade II on his first song Lou Brandow Photography

Glen S. Wade II on his first song

More by Glen S. Wade II on his first song "Here We Go Again."

"I wanted my first song to the world to be something everyone could enjoy. It is for ages 0 to 100. At the same time, I wanted to have substance. I wanted to state facts, as I do in all my music."

Photo Shoot of "Latin Luv"
Photo Shoot of "Latin Luv" Photo by Lou Brandow Photography courtesy of Glen S. Wade II, used with permission

Photo Shoot of "Latin Luv"

In addition to music, Wade is an actor as well!

Wade was first exposed to acting when he studied drama in his sophomore year at Glades Central High School.

"My passion for acting motivated me to become a thespian in many genres."

A bit of "blues" here!
A bit of "blues" here! Photo by Lou Brandow Photography courtesy of Glen S. Wade II, used with permission

A bit of "blues" here!

Glen S. Wade II shares about family as well.

More importantly in this man's life, his family comes first.

"At one point in my life I moved from Belle Glade, Fla. to Gainesville to help my mother. She was recovering from brain surgery."

In the groove...
In the groove... Photo by Lou Brandow Photography courtesy of Glen S. Wade II, used with permission

In the groove...

Some of Glen S. Wade II's acting projects included:

A few projects for Wade include "Southwest," in which he portrayed a U.S. soldier. It was shot on location in New Mexico, Phoenix and Dublin, Ireland. It was released April 21, 2013.

Another film, a horror film, was "The Sky Has Fallen." It was filmed in Springfield, Missouri. Note, use parental disgression when viewing video clip.

"Edgy" might be considered another side of Glen S. Wade II
"Edgy" might be considered another side of Glen S. Wade II Photo by Lou Brandow Photography courtesy of Glen S. Wade II, used with permission

"Edgy" might be considered another side of Glen S. Wade II

Here's another great tat shot from behind-the-scenes of "Latin Luv."

Here, too, is the latest on Wade and a TV project...

To see Glen in action go to "FBI Criminal Pursuit: Taken by Force."

Glen S. Wade II, comfortable in his own skin
Glen S. Wade II, comfortable in his own skin Photo by Lou Brandow Photography courtesy of Glen S. Wade II, used with permission

Glen S. Wade II, comfortable in his own skin

One can tell from these behind-the-scenes shots readying for his second music video and the promotion of it, that Wade is more than comfortable in his own skin as well as relaxed and a natural on set.

Up close with Glen S. Wade II on "Latin Luv" photo shoot
Up close with Glen S. Wade II on "Latin Luv" photo shoot Photo by Lou Brandow Photography courtesy of Glen S. Wade II, used with permission

Up close with Glen S. Wade II on "Latin Luv" photo shoot

Not that long ago Glen S. Wade II released his debut single. Here is more on that from another media source - more to follow!

"Feb. 14, 2014, Glen S. Wade II, who resides in Gainesville, Fla., announced the perfect (slighty belated) Valentine's Day gift idea. It is his debut single, "Here We Go Again." The hip hop song will be released Feb. 17!"

Representation of Hip Hop
Representation of Hip Hop Photo: Wikipedia

Representation of Hip Hop

Here is a representation of the Hip Hop dance style as mentioned in article.

Hip Hop dancer Joseph Coine performing here in 2011 in Wallace Theater at Fort Belvoir, Va.

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