James Franco: Actor, writer, director, painter, Ivy League university professor...and now singer! Apparently classic Hollywood good looks, a dude-like demeanor, and an insatiable lust for art in all forms can get a guy pretty far.
Franco has just released the music video for his first single, "Rising," off of his Kalup & Franco EP. The lead singer of the pair is Brooklyn-based video/performance artist Kalup Linzy, who performs frequently in drag. Franco was already a fan of Kalup's video pieces, in which Linzy would play every character (mostly women) in a satirical soap opera of his creation called "All My Churen." After finally meeting at Linzy's performance at Art Basel Miami in 2009, Franco invited the artist to guest-star on "General Hospital," when Franco happened to be playing a multimedia artist on that soap. Linzy appeared on Franco's show as a lounge singer, and Franco performed in Linzy's live act, alongside Linzy's drag alter-ego "Taiwan."
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