Rising Hip-Hop Artist Wins The Matrix Resurrections’ Promotional Campaign

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The Matrix Resurrections is hitting theaters and HBO Max next week, and to celebrate its release, UnitedMasters, the “record label in your pocket” for independent artists, has teamed up with Warner Bros. Pictures to give artists a once-in-a-lifetime chance to win $15,000 and to have their original music featured in the sci-fi film’s promotional campaign.

UniatedMasteres has announced today that rising hip-hop artist and Charlotte, NC native Quantrelle is the winner of the contest. The winning song, “Back to Life, was written specifically for the open call, and the artist will get the $15,000 cash prize and will be featured in The Matrix Resurrections promotional campaign. The song is selected as the lead song out of thousands of entries. Check out the spot and listen to the full song below.

The full song can be listened to here.

Quantrelle shared, “When I first started working on this song, the intention was to create a sound that embodied the energy of the movie. Once that feeling was solidified, I got inspired to write lyrics that really speak to the film and are words any Matrix fan would understand. I was really inspired by the scene of Neo dodging bullets, which I watched during the process, and that illustrious moment felt so in sync with what I was going for, that’s when I knew we had something special.”

The five runners-up will be receiving $1,000 each to put into their music careers. UnitedMasters’ sync team judged each track based on how they incorporated the themes of The Matrix, creativity, production quality, lyrical content, dynamics, mood, and emotion.

About The Matrix Resurrections

In “The Matrix Resurrections,” return to a world of two realities: one, everyday life; the other, what lies behind it. To find out if his reality is a physical or mental construct, to truly know himself, Mr. Anderson will have to choose to follow the white rabbit once more. And if Thomas…Neo…has learned anything, it’s that choice, while an illusion, is still the only way out of—or into—the Matrix. Of course, Neo already knows what he has to do. But what he doesn’t yet know is the Matrix is stronger, more secure and more dangerous than ever before. Déjà vu.

Reeves reprises the dual roles of Thomas Anderson/Neo, the man once saved from the Matrix to become the savior of humankind, who will once again have to choose which path to follow. Moss portrays the iconic warrior Trinity… or is she Tiffany, a suburban wife and mother of three with a penchant for superpowered motorcycles?

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (“Candyman,” the “Aquaman” franchise) plays the wise and worldly Morpheus who, as always, serves as a guide to Neo while also fulfilling his own greater purpose on a very singular journey of self-discovery. Jessica Henwick (TV’s “Iron Fist,” “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens”) plays the hacker Bugs, the proverbial white rabbit on a mission to discover the one who sacrificed himself for humankind–and willing to take any risk necessary in search of the legend she idolizes. Jonathan Groff (“Hamilton,” TV’s “Mindhunter”), plays Thomas Anderson’s business partner, a slick, confident corporate type with insouciant charm, a disarming smile and an eye on the bottom line–everything Mr. Anderson is not. Neil Patrick Harris (“Gone Girl”) plays Thomas’ therapist, working closely with his patient to understand the meaning behind his dreams and to distinguish them from reality. Priyanka Chopra Jonas (TV’s “Quantico”) plays a young woman with a wisdom that belies her years and an ability to see the truth, no matter how murky the waters. And Jada Pinkett Smith (“Angel Has Fallen,” TV’s “Gotham”) returns as Niobe, the fierce General who once fought for the survival of Zion and who now sees to the welfare of her people with a familiar fire in her eyes, despite a sense of disbelief and suspicion upon Neo’s return.

The film is directed by Lana Wachowski from a screenplay by Wachowski & David Mitchell & Aleksandar Hemon. It’s produced by James McTeigue, Lana Wachowski and Grant Hill, and executive produced by Garrett Grant, Terry Needham, Michael Salven, Karin Wachowski, Jesse Ehrman and Bruce Berman.

The Matrix Resurrections hits theaters and HBO Max on December 22, 2021.

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