Brandon Crowel, aka Mr Brady, A San Diego native now residing in Long Beach
California, is a well respected veteran producer/emcee that has been putting out
quality innovative hip hop music for many years. Since 1995, Mr Brady has been a
successful artist whom has achieved many accolades as a solo artist as well as with
his group Deep Rooted.
His journey began in 1996 when he was asked to feature on the Tony da Skitzo song
Storm brewin. The well received song caught buzz around the world from getting
spins on shows like, the world famous Friday Night Flava Show to write ups in
magazines like Rap Pages. This caught the attention of Battle Axe Records out of
Vancouver, Canada where he got signed to his first solo deal. He started touring
heavily all over Canada and United States. In 2000 he released his classic
underground hit Let my Record Rotate that sold 1000’s records worldwide and then
he went on to release his debut solo album Dirty. The album featured the likes of
Evidence from Dilated Peoples to Label mates Swollen Members. This album was
well received around the world and only increased his buzz.
After two solo albums on Battle Axe Records and having songs on multiple
compilations, Mr Brady left the label to take his music in anther direction. In 2003
in his hometown San Diego, he formed the group Deep Rooted with San Diego
favorites, Johaz, singer Just Brea, and Dj Artistic. In 2004 they released their first
album A New Beginning. The album caught wind everywhere. The group won best
album of the year at the San Diego Music Awards that year. They went on to release
two more albums, The Second Coming and D.E.E.P.R.O.O.T.E.D. Those two albums
also won best albums of the year as well as best hip hop group, winning a total of 4
awards, the most ever in San Diego hip hop history.
After releasing their last album in 2009 on Tajai from Souls of Mischief label, Clear
Label Media, they went on to do multiple tours with the likes of Strong Arm Steady
and Souls of Mischief as well as having their video played on MTVU. After years of
so much success as a group, everyone decided it was time to pursue solo careers and
other personal ambitions, Mr Brady returned to his solo roots. From 2009 until
now, he has released an incredible 13 projects and released at least 19 vinyl records.
He released albums with Moka Only, LMNO and more. His compilation Labor of
Love, produced entirely by Mr Brady, featured the likes of heavyweights Aloe Blacc,
Diamond D, Blu, Guilty Simpson and more.
After touring Europe and The UK in 2009, Mr Brady continued to pump out projects
and tour. Fast forward to 2014, Mr Brady is sharper than he has ever been. With his
new album Timing is Everything set to be released, March 18, 2014, it’s evident why
he’s been in the game and remained relevant all these years. Not only did he handle
all the rhyme duties on every track, he also produced and mixed it all himself. The
soulful hard hitting album features Blu, The Grouch, Exile and more. With his
passion, drive and love for the music, it’s safe to say, Mr Brady is here to stay!
In a time many have coined the ‘iPod era’, where the palettes of the average music listener are flavored with an array of hybrid genres of Hip Hop, artist & producer Curtiss King has emerged as a gumbo pot serving of the era. Mix together a teaspoon of boom bap, a table spoon of trap, a healthy portion of soul, a cup of passion, and an additional serving of self aware and at time whimsical humor and you have one of the most charismatic and talented artist/producers the west coast has to deliver. Raised by his pianist mother, Curtiss learned very early the importance of music and the performing arts. Experiencing a childhood where his mother would play everything from WHAM!, Anita Baker, and Digable Planets in their household, it was only natural Curtiss would one day make a name for himself in the music industry by consistently going against the grain as a rapper and producer. Growing up a very shy young man, particularly when attending Curtiss Middle school, he found ways to conquer his insecurities by getting lost in 90s sitcoms and writing poetry, hence the name: Curtiss KING. Inspired by the likes of Outkast, Sade, 2pac, Kanye West, Cameo, Zapp and Roger, Earth Wind and Fire, Jill Scott, and Erykah Badu, he has had anything but your typical journey in music. Through his unique production style and songwriting Curtiss has had the opportunity to work with a variety of artists including TDE’s Ab-Soul & Kendrick Lamar, Glasses Malone, Strange Music’s MURS, super producer Hit-Boy, Rhymesayer’s PROF, and many more. In 2012 after a 97 day Internet based campaign, Curtiss was invited to perform at the Paid Dues Festival in San Bernardino. Shortly after, Curtiss King was invited to tour with Murs, Fashawn, & Prof on the Road To Paid Dues Tour. Originally from Carson and now residing in the Inland Empire, Curtiss King embodies the feel good essence of the 90s presented with a refreshingly raw and inspiring contemporary edge. Rapping since the age of 17 and producing since 18, he found out very early that without the proper funds and support he would have to be a jack of all trades to get his goals accomplished in the music industry. With the assistance of the internet and a marketing degree, Curtiss King taught himself how to produce, engineer, become a songwriter, video edit, graphic design, as well as script his own websites and build his own brand from the ground up.
MIKE RELM is best known for his audio and video mash-ups, in his live concerts and broadcast work. Part director, part electronic music producer, Relm has introduced the world to a style that truly echoes the fever-pitched pace of modern entertainment while paying homage to classic filmmakers and musicians.
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When he is not DJing on the radio, you can find him in various nightclubs throughout the states, DJing and hosting a variety of online video and radio shows as well as DJ-ing many events or concerts involving some of your favorite artists. He is constantly working hard to better himself by surrounding himself with veterans in the game as well as up and coming DJs that possess his same passion for music. He is humbled with each amazing opportunity and each achievement he has been able to accomplish because of his love for music. His hard work ethic and dedication have him on a fast track to becoming a household name. The future can only hold even greater opportunities for DJ Choice One.
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Cameron Davis, better known by his stage name Trak D, is an American record producer, engineer and DJ. He has worked on records for Problem, Ray J, Tyga, French Montana, E-40, Too Short, Iamsu!, DJ Mustard, Bad Lucc and Yung Berg. He is signed to Power 106’s morning show host Big Boy’s imprint label Big Boy Music and is the engineer to League of Starz. In 2013, Trak D produced the hit single “Bitches” for rapper TayF3rd featuring E-40, released through Big Boy Music. In 2014, Trak produced another hit single “Hey Love” for Ray J featuring Tyga and French Montana. Both records received airplay on Los Angeles radio airwaves. In January 2015, Trak D released his internet acclaimed debut single “Skate On Em” featuring Problem and Too Short off his solo project Traffic which is set to be released in Spring 2015.
Glasses Malone or G. Malone for short, (born in 1979) is a West Coast rapper and known Crip from the Watts District of Los Angeles, California. Traditionally associated with The Black Wall Street Records despite the fact that most the artist on the record label were Bloods, Malone signed with Sony Records for 1.7 million dollars in 2005, turning down offers from many labels like Def Jam Records, Interscope Records, J Records, Black Wall Street Records and Atlantic Records. Glasses Malone was found by the same record executive that found The Game. Along with his signing, he was also given his own imprint, Blu Division. His decision to leave The Black Wall Street hasn’t affected his relationship negatively with The Game. The Game had a few words to say about Glasses “using his label” on “120 Bars”, but both sides are on good terms and have even performed together on stage. G. Malone lit the underground on fire in 2005 with his mixtape White Lighting (Sticks), which sold over 30,000 copies. Earlier, he released The Crack Mixtape. Glasses Malone can be seen in the music video for Tha Dogg Pound’s single “Cali Iz Active’. He also appeared on the soundtrack to Madden 2007 with a song called “Right Now” which was produced by Scott Storch. On August 4, 2006 Glasses Malone appeared on MTV’s You Hear It First. Malone’s first album, The Beach Cruiser, was originally scheduled to come out on February 20, 2007. However, due to a change in record labels, Malone signed a new deal with Cash Money Records and Hoo-Bangin’ Records and his album release scheduled tentatively for summer 2007. In June, he plans on releasing an EP called The Sermon. In fall 2007, he will release an album with Mistah F.A.B. called The Sideshow.
From the radio waves to the clubs, K Fresh is one of LA’s most brilliant, and dedicated DJs in the industry! His extensive music knowledge, skills on the turntables/microphone, plus his ability to control the crowd like no other, makes him very remarkable in almost any setting. In just a few short years, he has achieved plenty. By the time he was 20 years old, K Fresh was mixing live on the radio for “LA96.3FM” for the mix weekends.
As his radio career began to grow, K Fresh also began booking gigs at clubs in Downtown LA, Hollywood, Pasadena, Orange County, Las Vegas, and in 2013 he made his Club & Radio debut in Miami, Florida. K Fresh has had the honor to work alongside some of Hollywood’s top names. Such as: Steve Aoki, Problem, YG, Reno Wilson, Tyrese Gibbons, Sugar Shane Mosely, Juicy J, Far East Movement, Warren G, Immortal Technique, Audio Push, and Ceelo Green…Just to name a few.
He currently maintains club residencies all over So Cal, but when he is not rocking a night club, he is usually playing for his private clients in Bel Air, or doing corporate events for Kaiser Permanente, USC, AT&T, STK, Best Buy, Tradition @ The Beverly Center, Gladstones, or MAC Cosmetics. K Fresh is committed to developing his craft, growing his brand and broadening his following to different states, cities, and countries. Currently, you can listen to his renowned mix series titled #MixOfTheMonth on Soundcloud, and in the near future you can keep an ear open for his original production. Rest assure that when K Fresh is behind the turntables, dance floors are in for an unforgettable experience.
Hi Fly (Ruben) has been a student of music for over 8 years learning from some of the industry’s best. As he has focused more on playing piano, his love for authentic music driven from scratch is what he chases for. Chronic Blues is a debut album strictly produced, recoded, and engineered by this 27 year old jack of all trades. Be on the look out for many more to come from this creative talent
At the age of 21 YC Lopez has all ambition towards his music. The LA native born November 14, 1993 wears many hats, some including engineer, songwriter and of course producer. YC has Worked with platinum artist such as The Finatticz, Ray J, Mr.Fabb & more. He produced “Don’t Drop That Thun Thun” for The Finnaticz and has been working hard and is ready to take his career to the next level. Watch the interview to get more familiar with YC’s production style and what software he prefers to use when he’s in the studio.
Hailing from Bakersfield, California, Nick Vidal turned His love of music into a profession in radio. He began his radio career as weekend talent on 1350 AM, a small local station, where He and Eric his partner, hustled to maintain their show by selling advertising to businesses door to door. After proving they had a natural gift for DJ’ing, Bakersfield’s KKXX FM took notice and the two landed a weekend slot earning them their first FM position. Although the two enjoyed a tremendous run in Bakersfield, they knew they had only scratched the surface of their success. The Baka Boyz first made their mark in Los Angeles radio in 1992 at Power 106 with their creation of “Friday Nite Flavas”. This signature specialty Was a mecca for young starving hip hop artists, it quickly propelled the brothers to the prestigious morning show position.Their raw talent and passion for originality gave birth not only to live mixing in Los Angeles, but to the inception of “The World Famous Roll Call”. After dominating the ratings in afternoons and the coveted morning show slot at Power for seven years, the duo headed to rival Los Angeles radio station KKBT, The Beat, where they enjoyed continued success hosting afternoons. Feeling the need to expand, The Baka Boyz set their sights north to wake up listeners every morning at KMEL San Francisco. Once again, they controlled the air waves by becoming the #1 morning show in the bay area. Proving that their act is truly a national phenomena, they headed East and they enjoyed success as morning show hosts of Clear Channel’s WMIB in Miami. In 2001, they teamed up with Superadio and Gary Bernstein to create their nationally syndicated “Hip Hop Master Mix”, which now broadcasts on over ninety stations from coast to coast. The Baka Boyz audience now tops over 2.5 million listeners weekly, well establishing themselves as hip hop radio gurus and the owners of the most successful mix show in contemporary music radio history. Because they are the architects of the new sound of broadcasting, many have attempted to duplicate the blueprint they have created. Yet, no other mix show has even come close. Eric and Nick were trained by Rick Cummings and other legendary programmers to play the hits along with new music that is on the way to becoming national hits, and surround it all with just the right amount of talk, info, and spectacular production. And that’s part of the story of what makes the Baka Boyz Hip Hop Mastermix number one on over one-third of their affiliates ( 31 at last count! ) . Indeed, Eric & Nick’s sharp eye for talent has opened the doors for many to pass through and their dedication to producing a quality show has allowed them to continue to break down barriers in radio. From producing West Coast hip hop classics like “Pistol Grip Pump” to working with artists like Yo Yo and House of Pain, to Remixing alternative group, The Offspring And John Legend, The Baka Boyz continue to prove their talent isn’t limited to radio alone.
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Clinton Sparks is a multi-platinum, grammy nominated producer/songwriter for Lady Gaga, Akon, Pitbull, Ludacris, Rick Ross, Tyrese,Big Sean, Mike Posner, T-Pain, The Game, LMFAO, Flo-Rida,Diddy, The Notorious B.I.G, Beyonce, Macklemore, Sean Kingston,2 Chainz & many more. Clinton was the music correspondent for E! news from 2008-2013 and he DJs/hosts his #1 rated worldwide terrestrial and syndicated radio show titled “My Awesome Radio show”. Clinton is a recording artist signed to Photo Finish/ Republic Records & was nominated for a GRAMMY award @ the 2012 GRAMMY for his work on Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” album. He was also presented wit a BMI songwriters award for his songwriting for Pitbull. He recently debuted his major label ICONoclast EP featuring Snopp, T.I., Macklemore, 2 Chainz, Ty Dolla Sign, T-Pain, Sage the Gemini & more. Get Familiar with one of the world’s premier visionaries & entertainers at clintonsparks.com
David Rolas For LabLifePro from LabLifePro on Vimeo. David Rolas, son of Mexican parents, worked his way into the upper echelons of Los Angeles’ hip hop community. He was putting in work at one of the hottest radio station in Los Angeles, Latino 96.3FM from it’s beginning to it’s end. Hailing from South Central L.A., David Rolas is a Mexican American whose experience is similar to thousands of young Latinos with Mexican parents, who grow up absorbing several cultures. His skills behind the turntables made him one of the most important and sought after DJs in the L.A Club scene. Known as Dave Jams, he displayed an ability to work the crowds and hip hop fans, regardless of their racial origin and s a Latino, he won over some hard to please crowds. Thanks to his experience as a DJ, David has met many key people inside the world of hip hop and joined various underground hip hop groups, like Brotherhood Movement, which had a single deal with Solar Records in the early nineties and a song called “Out of The Ashes” that was produced by world renowned producer Johnny “J“. On his third album titled “Mi Mundo” David Rolas set forth with one goal in mind, to showcase the cultural mosaic that lies within the West Coast Hip-Hop music scene by uniting some of the leading recording artists in the industry such as: Taboo of The Black Eyed Peas, Ozomatli, Akwid, and Malverde amongst others. On his fourth album, David Rolas is digging deep into his DJ roots. He is now an independent artist. He has managed to start his own label and production company, El Produkto Music, LLC. And has a special guest starring role in the action movie CRANK (HIGH VOLTAGE) with Jason Statham. He has released a double CD with collaborations from Latin Grammy Nominated Artist, Fulanito and Latin Grammy winning duo, Guary Y Cleyton. Aside from being an all around artist deeply rooted in the Latin Urban music scene, Formerly from Latino 96.3 FM. He is currently in the studio working on his new production… Look Out For It!!! LOS MAGNIFICOS WORLDWIDE · http://www.davidrolas.net Stay Tuned.
What started as a living room small talk amongst Tavon “Pun” Alexander and some friends turned into the new West Coast Production Power House, now known to the world as the League Of Starz.
Rooted in Los Angeles, the team of producers formed in 2010 and quickly made their imprint on the music industry after producing E-40’s smash club single, “My Shit Bang” from there the production group has currently landed singles with 2 Chainz, Tyga, Wale, plus more. The start up was simply the “warm up”.
The Beats go on. Recently, the League Of Starz produced Rich Homie Quan’s hit single “Walk Thru” as well as Young Money’s “Good Day” feat. Tyga, Lil Wayne, and Meek Mill off YMCMB “Rise Of A Empire” album.
Together these Super Producers are responsible for producing more than 100+ records with major artists: Chris Brown, 2 Chainz, E-40, Snoop Dogg , Tyga, French Montana, Problem, + More.
Currently, the League Of Starz are in the lab working on Respect The League, their debut compilation album. Now the League Of Starz is ready to play.
**Don’t forget to check out their new single “Throw It Back” featuring Marko Pen and Sage The Gemini available on iTunes now.
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Terrace Martin is a hip hop producer and rapper from Los Angeles, California. He has produced beats for artists including Snoop Dogg, Shawnna, Warren G, Talib Kweli, Kendrick Lamar, Glasses Malone, Kurupt, Lalah Hathaway, Murs, Nipsey Hussle and collaborated with other producers such as DJ Quik, Battlecat, Hi-Tek and Pete Rock. Terrace’s most recent work is his album “Times” which dropped on November 18, 2014.
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With a name that truly portrays her character, DJ Carisma adds much more than just charismatic flavor to every mix. The Los Angeles based DJ, whose style clearly reflects the diversity and culture of the city she represents, has continued to develop her craft through countless hours of spinning behind the decks. DJ Carisma’s unique style and enthusiasm for music entertains all fans. Her diverse music library that ranges from Hip-Hop, R&B, Electro, House, Dance, Indie, and Top 40 has earned her fans and artist connections of many musical genres.
Carisma’s strive for success and endless submission of mix tapes and made her a professional DJ. After appearing in countless radio mix shows, DJ Carisma’s efforts won her the role as the first and only female DJ at Power 106 radio in Los Angeles. Her presence in the music world is evident as she helped discover, The New Boyz and the Jerk Movement, a hip-hop musical act based in Los Angeles. Nominated for the 2010 IDJ Female DJ of the Year, Carisma has five cameo appearances in music videos that are currently appearing on MTV. Carisma was a premier DJ for BET’s 2009 & 2010 Awards, She also currently hosts two of her very own online radio shows at TheMixShow.Com.
Carisma’s Cookie Jar mixes new and classic R&B hits and streams live every Monday at 9pm. The show features R&B guest hosts, which have included Dawn Richards of Dirty Money, Que from Day 26 and Tierra Mari, and Lloyd just to name a few. .
DJ Carisma continues to gain respect and recognition for her efforts not only in music, but also for her community efforts.
Chris Munoz for LabLifePro from LabLifePro on Vimeo. This week’s featured artist is LA’s own Chris Muñoz. Chris Muñoz wears many hats in the music business such as producer, songwriter, recording artist & audio engineer. He is also a student at the SAE Institute of Los Angeles. Make sure you stay connected with Chris for music inquiries. Chris Muñoz: Twitter: @itsmidibaby Instagram: @itsmidibaby Facebook: Chris Munoz
This week’s featured artist on Lab Life Pro is Japanese DJ, DJ YUTAKA. Yutaka is now a famous worldwide known DJ representing Japan. The last parts of 1970, his debut at the club “Jespa” was the biggest hits for the soul music legendry and gave big influence to the Japanese music scene. After his great work, he decided to go to the United States, where the real soul music came from, to learn and to get more knowledge of its real soul and hip-hop culture by himself. His life and studies in Los Angeles has influenced to many young Japanese DJs, and he became one of the biggest people who brought the real Hip Hop into Japanese music scene. He is the only one Japanese who has been recognizing as real DJ and a hip hop artist within the American black music society. For proving its skills, he was chosen by Afrika Bambaataa to be one of a member of Universal Zulu Nation. Needless to say, he was the only one member who represents Asia, Japan. After its proof, he has been producing and remixing Hip Hop and R&B for not only Japanese artists but also international artists. Follow DJ Yutaka: http://djyutaka.jp Twitter: @djyutaka Instagram: @djyutaka
Damion “Damizza” Young is a radio executive, record producer, artist, and author best known for his work with Emmis Broadcasting. Damion was the Sr. Director of programming from 1997-2004 at Emmis owned Power 106 in Los Angeles and spent considerable time at Hot97 their New York flagship station. Damizza is also a record producer working with artists such as Jay-z, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg, Eminem and Mariah Carey, where he made his debut as a producer on the remix to her hit “I Still Believe” in 1998. Click on the links below to stay in touch with Damizza and his upcoming projects. Damizzabook.com Twitter: @Damizza Instagram: @Damizza Facebook: Damion “Damizza” Young Krayzie Bone is an Amercian rapper, producer and entrepreneur, he is a member of the rap group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony. Make sure you stay up to date with Krayzie’s new projects including his album “Chasing The Devil” dropping soon. http://tradiov.com Twitter: @iamKrayzieBone Instagram: @Krayzie_Bone
Sean Brown is an American hip hop recording artist, producer and song writer from Azusa, California. Sean was first inspired to produce when he heard Jay-Z’s “Izzo” produced by Kanye West and that pushed him to start selling beats to his friends in high school and local acts and eventually started to write lyrics to his music. Since then Sean Brown has been striving to inspire the people with his words. He has come a long way from making beats in his bedroom at his mother’s house, since then he has performed with the likes of Kid Ink, NERD, Wale, J Cole, Lupe Fiasco, month tour in the UK, his own Pandora Station, has been on MTV’s RapFix “Get In The Game” segment, songs on the radio and much more. Sean created a buzz throughout the internet during 2010. Flooding the web with his cutting edge lyrics & stand out production style. His consistency began to climb at a rapid rate. Since his latest release, Whole Foods 2, Sean obtained a significant following through hip-hop blogs, appearances on mixtapes & albums. Sean Brown has written and released 5 mixtapes since 2010 under Tha Alumni Music Group and a handful of digital EPs. He has also worked amongst some of the up and coming greats in the likes of Kid Ink, Ty$, Jon Connor and Glasses Malone to name a few. Sean Brown – Producer & Artist for Tha Alumni Music Group has been releasing a lot of music leading up to his upcoming project Mascot 2. DayOneKru.com Twitter: @MrSeanBrown Instagram: @MrSeanBrown Facebook: Sean Brown Soundcloud: mrseanbrown
Spaceboy Boogie X (SBBX) is a producer/artist that has been able to conquer the revival of the music media known as vinyl. As a young man, SBBX was the local valley DJ who would make his rounds doing local house parties and was a frequent visitor to all the local record shops. In 1997 he opened his first Record Store catering to Hip Hop producers, DJ’s, and worldwide diggers. It was then when he met Bootie Brown from the legendary group The Pharcyde and shortly after he became an in-house producer for the group. SBBX’s additional musical credits include Hieroglyphics, Sony Japan artist Miss Monday, Disney, Wal-Mart, Hewlett Packard, The NBA , The Kardashians, The Real World, Yo Mamma , Intervention and many more. Spaceboy currently owns one of the most popular record shops in the LA County, “The Record Jungle” which is located in the city of Montebello. Although it is 10 minutes east of downtown some of the biggest names in the game are frequent visitors due to the extensive music knowledge he delivers. The packages of rare breaks and drums travel all over the world weekly and still SBBX is in the studio releasing exclusive titles and each and everyone of them are nothing but fire. Lab tool of Choice: Akai MPC 2000
Shade Sheist is a man who really needs no introduction! This young entrepreneur from Inglewood, California has already established himself as a true artist in the world of hip-hop and has only released his second solo album. Not to mention his first commercially released single “Where I Wanna Be” shot straight to #1 on the Billboard charts in 2001, setting new records and beginning a trend that would stretch into a whole new decade! One would think that an artist with achievements of this magnitude would be satisfied, but not Shade Sheist. “I haven’t done everything I want to do yet,” he says. “So I think it’s safe to say that yall haven’t seen anything yet!” Shade Sheist has recorded with the industry’s best including: Dr. Dre, Timbaland, Dj Quik, Teddy Riley, Mariah Carey, Bone Thugs n Harmony and so many more. Some of Shade’s notable musical acheivements include songs on “The Fast and The Furious,” “The Wash” and “Dark Angel” motion picture / television soundtracks, as well as the “True Crime: Streets of L.A.” and “25 to Life” videogame soundtracks. Once Shade has your attention he intends to keep it. His charm and the fact that he is so well spoken are just a few of the other great qualities that make Shade Sheist an artist to witness. Lab tool of Choice: MPC 2500XL