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I'm a longtime contributor to MTV, Billboard, Alternative Press and MovieWeb. I've worked as on-air reporter, host, writer and producer for MTV, MSNBC and E!. I have provided opinion and commentary to programs on VH1, IFC, G4, Fuse, Current and Oxygen. I have written for Huffington Post, Premiere, OC Weekly, SFGate.com, NextMovie.com, MTV's television and movie blogs and other publications. I am the founder of Superhero Productions, providing broadcast, online and aftermarket content for a number of clients including Lionsgate, Sony and Warner Bros. I personally handle artist management for a handful of bands. "Ryan Downey has established a history of breaking some good scoops in the last few years, and you could certainly do worse than bookmark [him] to check in on." -- Ain't It Cool

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Billboard: Kreayshawn Album Party

Kreayshawn and Columbia Records are about to discover if "Gucci Gucci"'s 38 million YouTube views translates into sales with the arrival of the Bay Area rapper's album debut, Somethin 'Bout Kreay.

Despite the pressure to build upon the online momentum that put the 22-year old recording artist and music video director in the " Best New Artist" category at last year's MTV Video Music Awards before she had even released an album, the mood was nothing but celebratory in Hollywood Monday (Sept 17) night as Kreay and friends celebrated her album's street date at an intimate party.

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*Photo: Ryan J. Downey

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