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Toledo Native 'Kid of Pop' Featured in HBO Documentary

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There is a rising star out of Toledo known as the “Kid of Pop” that is shining brighter as he is featured in a new documentary currently premiering on HBO. This documentary, The Apollo, highlights the rich history of the world-famous Apollo Theater, and how over many decades they have united people from all walks of life through the medium of music and entertainment.


The Apollo Theater is internationally renowned for having influenced American and pop culture in a major way, providing and outlet for new talent to be seen and heard. That famed stage served as a springboard for many legendary artists including: Ella Fitzgerald, The Jackson 5, Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Lauryn Hill, Dave Chappelle, Jimi Hendrix, and so many others...including Toledo's star the Kid of Pop!

Ziynne also known as the Kid of Pop is in this documentary along with a star-studded cast including: Jamie Foxx, Pharrell Williams, Patti LaBelle, Smokey Robinson, and Ta-Nehisi Coates. The Kid of Pop makes several appearances in the film, one of which being on that famed stage!

'The Apollo' documentary is directed by Academy Award winning and Tribeca alumnus Roger Ross Williams and is produced by White Horse Pictures.

'The Apollo' covers the legacy of the world-famous theater and includes a production of Ta-Nehisi Coates' 'Between the World and Me.' This documentary does and excellent job weaving current issues that African Americans face today with the many achievements that we have made. The Apollo Theater has stood throughout many trials and tribulations, and yet, it still remains in Harlem as a vibrant beacon of hope. It is with that same hopeful message that Ziynne – Kid of Pop continues to inspire so many as he is a testament that dreams do come true!

The Kid of Pop has accomplished so much at such a young age. From performing with the legendary Jacksons, brothers of the iconic Michael Jackson...to touring across the United States with many of the biggest stars in entertainment...his future is truly bright! When not on the road or on stage, the Kid of Pop can be found inschool taking Advanced Placement Honors classes and maintaining a 4.0GPA while serving on Student Council and playing athletics.

You may watch the Kid of Pop in 'The Apollo' documentary as it is currently airing on HBO and on demand. To learn more about Ziynne -Kid of Pop visit his website at: 



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