The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the country’s most popular bridges. Call it irony that Kel Spencer, a Brooklyn Native, just might be a Brooklyn Bridge personified. Kel’s Grammy Nominated songwriting catalog includes works with Rodney (Darkchild) Jerkins, Wyclef Jean, Teddy Riley and many more, including co-writing songs like the AMERICAN MUSIC AWARD WINNING “Switch,” alongside Will Smith. Most recently penning the 2020 ESPN Espy Awards’ Kobe Bryant tribute, performed by Snoop Dogg, Kel’s pen and creativity have been the bridge between millions of album sales, television, film, and corporate tie-ins with brands for over 20 years from Burger King & NFL Teams to lyrics for Pepsi commercials and more. Creating synergy between a hair care company, his friendship with MC Lyte and his relationship with his online following (especially women) is the bridge that led to Playtime Worldwide.
Playtime is not only the home of the Largest Game Night on the East Coast, but it also houses a signature style of speed dating called Topic Talk, which (in just 5 years) has been the bridge for over 11 marriages, dozens of relationships (romantic, platonic and/or business) and huge community service initiatives via its PT Village branch. PT Village’s annual engagements include April Showers- Baby shower for less fortunate expectant moms, PT Turkey Day- Over 800 families have been served on Thanksgiving mornings, The Connect 4 Challenge- Students challenge Playtimers in Connect 4 in exchange for school supplies, Socktober- 15,000+ pairs of socks donated to NYC’s homeless, in addition to Game Nights specifically for Foster Care children in partnership with Foster Care Unplugged.
Playtime’s success & buzz alongside Kel’s very public and celebrated marriage gives him credibility as (Co)Author of the buzz-worthy book Single Man, Married Man and his culture writings for brands like BET/Centric online (Now BET Her). Kel’s writing credits & accomplishments make it not so foreign to participate in public appearances whether on panels or at schools which is how his Pens of Power youth program was birthed. The program is rooted in writing, mentorship, and cultural awareness and has served just under 100 schools in over 6 states and 10 cities. Subsequently, adjunct professorship on the subjects of Hip Hop linguistics, Sociology, and Entrepreneurship have been discussed for the future. As a successful entrepreneur & accomplished creative, Kel was recently named Head of Creative Marketing and minority owner of Simply Alkaline Water, putting his training via alma mater, The Earl G. Graves School of Business at Morgan State University to effective and relevant use.
As a PSAL New York All City quarterback, at Brooklyn’s Canarsie High School, Lennie Bennett aka Kel Spencer, has always had the passion for leadership and winning. Also named a BET Music Matters artist, and with a solid acting resumé, Kel is humbly re-inventing his career in entertainment with a soon coming Amazon Prime film and soundtrack, while continuing to thrive in entrepreneurship and community works. “These are all colors within my Keleidoscope. I want to bridge writing, relationships, creativity and culture with media and community.” Currently KEL.EiDOSCOPE Multi-Media is a wheelhouse of creative solutions and ideas. With over 35 NYC Schools as clients, in addition to traditional brands and corporations, Kel continues to truly live and breathe as a Brooklyn Bridge.
EVERY MAN WANTS TO GET MARRIED
WHY NOT TO YOU?
Breakups, make-‐ups, disappointments, and disasters—nobody warned you love would be like this. After all, if every man really wants to get married, why aren’t they marrying you? And where exactly did the romance go now that Prince Charming barely pays attention to you anymore?
So what really goes on in the male psyche when it comes to romantic relationships? If you’ve ever wanted a peek inside the minds of real men, this is your chance. Single Man, Married Man brings together eight men from eight different worlds—single, married, engaged, and divorced—as they answer questions and share their unique insights about love and marriage.
The result is a groundbreaking look at the thoughts and feelings of a diverse group of men with answers to those burning questions you’ve never been able to ask—and surprising information that will forever transform the way you look at relationships.
Special Projects – Television and Film:
2015 - Date ‘N Game [Indie Film] (Executive Producer/Writer/Music Supervisor)
2015 - The Other Cuffing Season (Executive Producer/Writer/Music Supervisor)
2014 - The Lost Book of Rap [Indie Film] (Soundtrack/Score Music Supervisor)
2012 - Bermuda National Football League Anthem
2011 - Pepsi United Kingdom- Advertisment
2009 - “What’s Goodie” HawthoRNe, TNT, Score
2007 - Host of UK’s Channel U Video Countdown
2007 - UK “MTV Base” Countdown Featured as an Unsigned/ Independent
2006 - “Go Hard” American Pie, Naked Mile; Score
2006 - “Bring In The Horns” Minnesota Vikings Theme Song
2005 - Will Smith “Switch” (Interscope/ Overbrook)
2005 - Will Smith “Party Starter” (Interscope/ Overbrook)
2003 - Will Smith “Nod ya Head, Black Suits Coming” (Columbia)
Contributions to Full Lengths and Compilations:
2009 - Kel Spencer’s Salon Stories Hosted By MC Lyte (3RD Power Music Group)
2009 - Q-Tip featuring Kel Spencer “Shine All Day” Grand Master Flash Compilation (K7)
2007 - DJ Jazzy Jeff featuring Kel Spencer “The Definition” Return of The Magnificent (BBE)
2004 - Mary J. Blige featuring Will Smith “To Be Real” Sharktale Soundtrack (Geffen)
Miri Ben-Ari - “Strings of The Streets” (Universal)
Awards & Honors:
2014 - BET Music Matters
2008 - Best Cameo Award “Unsigned N Indie Music Awards”
2008 - Best Lyricist Nominee “Underground Music Awards”
2006 - BMI Broadcast Performance Award “Switch” Will Smith (Interscope/ Overbrook)
2005 - American Music Award “Switch” Will Smith (Interscope/ Overbrook)
2002 - MTV Video Music Awards "Black Suits Comin [Nod Ya Head]" Will Smith (Interscope/Overbrook)
2001 - Grammy Awards "Will 2K" Will Smith (Interscope/Overbrook)
2000 - Soul Train Music Awards "Will 2K" Will Smith (Interscope/Overbrook)