Yo! MTV Raps Former Co-Host Joins vzillion Hip Hop Icon Ed Lover becomes a vzillionaire
MIAMI, Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- vzillion, the personal utility, added former Yo! MTV Raps and NY Radio mainstay Ed Lover (born James Roberts) to their Relationship Design Team.
Ed's career in acting, radio and music spans over 20 years. He has interviewed such iconic people from Jay Z, Kanye West, Rihanna and Puff Daddy to Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey, among many others.
"Ed is an iconic personality within the hip hop community and we are insanely excited about him joining with us," said Antonio Collier Founder and CEO of vzillion. "What we are designing at vzillion is a collaboration that turns a mundane entity like the web into something incredibly sexy and appealing. Our goal is to bring culture and technology together in a way never before seen. Ed will be forging relationships for artists, brands and people that they have previously not had."
Initially, R.D.s (Relationship Designers) will engage established and up and coming artists, athletes, entertainers and brands to show them the collaborative opportunities that are offered within the vzillion universe. As vzillion moves forward Relationship Design Teams will include associates who will be helpful in showing traditional Internet users the opportunities available to them as well.
"Being a part of the beginning of a revolution was incredible at MTV," said Lover. "You could feel you were a part of something special. This is how it felt when I sat with vzillion. Hearing Antonio speak about the culture of the Internet and seeing what vzillion is developing, it feels magical. Antonio is a bit Martin Luther King Jr, Steve Jobs and Muhammad Ali all rolled into one. And, the vzillion team he has assembled is brilliant. Being able to create jobs, wealth and opportunities and actually caring about people is what drew me to vzillion. It's exciting to be a vzillionaire and a part of this movement," added Lover.
"Our goal is to have people share in revenue within vzillion and own, not only their data, but also have a utility that works for them," stated Collier. "The personal utility will usher in a new way of thinking where designers, artists, publishers, philanthropists and technology create an entirely unique way of engaging with each other. The German term, Gestalt-Ingeniuer expresses more closely what R.D.s are to vzillion. Designing new and better ways to collaborate with humanity is their mission. This is why vzillion will remain 'beta for life.'
"A cultural renaissance is happening right now that will be the genesis of services, software and hardware that is all about people," continued Collier. "People desire simplicity; the web is anything but simple in its current format. It's about the relationship, create a better one and you have an explosion. Everyone deserves to be a vzillionaire."
A town hall style series of talks is being created called 'vzillion talks' that will be a collaboration of celebrities, athletes, artists and vzillion's core team members. Locations, dates and subjects will be released in the near future.
vzillion, Inc. (VZIL) is the personal utility designed to deliver the personal web. vzillion stands at the intersection of culture and technology. vzillion's crusade is to place people at the center of the universe and leverage technologies to engage, empower and give them ownership.