- BRONX, NY, United States
- WELCOME , I GO BY THE NAME OF RAYDO. I WAS RAISED IN THE SOUTH BRONX, NEW YORK CITY SINCE THE AGE OF SIX YRS OLD.GROWING UP IN THE BRONX I WAS SORROUND BY THE ELEMENTS OF HIP-HOP, GRAFFITI , DEEJAYING, BREAKDANCING, RAPPING. I HAVE CREATED THIS WEBSITE TO PRAISE & PAY HOMAGE TO THE MEN & WOMEN BEHIND THE BOARDS MAKING THE BEATS FOR ALL YOUR FAVORITE ARTISTS.REMEMBER HIP-HOP IS NOT DEAD AS LONG AS THE BEATS KEEP BANGIN'.
Monday, December 13, 2010
Amadeus: Hitman At Large
The multi-talented musician and director doubles as a record producer for Diddy At BadBoy, as well as the CEO of Platinum Boy Music. Amadeus has supplied the beats behind mixtape hits “I’m Raw” off of Fabolous’ There Is No Competition, “Ill’in” by Jeezy and The Clipse on Trap Or Die 2, and we even caught a peek of Amadeus on T.I’s F#ck A Mixtape .
As a music director I’m in charge of every musical aspect in regards to preparing for a performance, whether it’s a show or on tour. I sit down with Trey and we go over the vision he wants to portray. I direct the image of the musicians, song selection and whether half or the whole song will be played, sound… every musical aspect of a show. I meet with the engineers and make the major decisions necessary to keep shows the appropriate length. For the “PPP” Tour, Trey did 10 songs, whereas at a smaller show at Target or Rocawear, he might perform three or four songs.
It’s fun to be part of the band that’s making it all happen. I’ve been playing drums for 15 years, it was my first love and passion. I actually had aspirations of being a rapper, I think every producer or DJ always starts as a rapper. I was schooled by my colleagues on the glitz and glam of being an artist, but no money! I picked up the drums and started creating beats, and I really like how producing allows you to build. I get to take a beat and build an entire song around it and a melody.
I was sitting by myself in ASCAP, and needed a name for my production credentials. I’ve always been terrible at coming up with names, but I planned to just pick something and go with it. I figured I wanted my records to go platinum, and I’m a boy….Platinum Boy, which became my production company. As CEO I have artists and producers keeping my company afloat and thriving
I’ve been working a long time. I sat down to count the other day, and I have worked with over 50 R&B pop artists in 15 years. I’ve made a historical amount of records. I haven’t had my SMASH hit yet, but its comin‘. I’m so appreciative of my longevity. I got some tracks comin’ up with Tony Yayo, Fab, Keyshia Cole’s album drops this month, Red Café, Jordin Sparks, Young Jeezy, Kay Slay, Nado, and Papoose. I did this record for The Game, its too real.
By Mikaila Johnson
Posted by RAYDO