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- 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'.
I HAVE BEEN VERY FORTUNATE TO HAVE CROSSED PATHS WITH THESE TALENTED GROUP OF INDIVIDUALS SOME OF HIP-HOP MOST INFLUENTIAL PRODUCERS.
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New York, NY, December 28, 2011 - Vacant Lot Records is proud to announce that Multi-Platinum Selling Producer Dame Grease will be executive producing DMX next LP.
When DMX, made his mark in 1997, it was Dame Grease aggressive sound that provided the rapper with a podium to dominate the rap industry to the tunes of platinum records . Before becoming a stable on every mixtape, The LOX relied on the sounds of Grease in order to acquire the street buzz that landed them their deal on Bad Boy Records in 1996. Fellow Bad Boy Mase sought out Grease’s distinctive sound and gave him the opportunity to provide production on Mase’s triple platinum Harlem World. This led to Grease’s work as the primary producer on DMX’s classic debut It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot, where Grease helped the Ruff Ryders mold both their image and their sound into what would become one of the most well-known Hip Hop crews. During this time Grease chose to create his own Vacant Lot production company.
In 2001 Grease made the accession from producer to composer by providing the score for the Steven Segal/DMX blockbuster Exit Wounds. In addition to his work on the film, Dame Grease also reunited with DMX on the soundtrack for X’s top-ten hit “Ain’t No Sunshine”, an updated, yet much darker remake to the Bill Withers 1972 classic of the same name. Grease continued his work as a composer in on the 2003 box-office hit Cradle 2 the Grave, starring Jet Li, DMX, Gabrielle Union, and Anthony Anderson, as well as 2004’s Never Die Alone.
Coming Back into the game hard DMX is considered by many to be one of the greatest heavyweight rappers to still do it . Back in July Grease revealed to HipHop Dx that he's currently working on DMX's album, but it was announced recently DMX has appointed Grease to executive produce his next LP. as told to Hip Hop Dx Grease says: “First and foremost, I’m pretty sure the world know about it,” said Dame, who produced the bulk of X’s debut It’s Dark and Hell is Hot. “[DMX] came home two days ago, we’re working on a brand new album with [him] right now. Was in the studio last night, we back in the studio tonight. We’re working on a brand new album, good energy, the songs is phenomenal. It’s actually a good dose of what we need in Hip Hop right now.” Since the interview the album has been completed.
Grease is multi-tasking, currently he released 75 tracks for lease on soundcloud and continues to put his Signature on every Wave Mixtape Release on datpiff. Aside from releasing a slew of mixtapes Grease recently put his gritty beats on Jae Millz & Lil Waynes song "Forever Winning" and colloborated with the white girl Mob Kreayshawn on the track "Rum & Coke. In preparation for 2012 Grease is not only executive producing DMX LP but also putting out his own LP Martial Law with a soon to be released date.
Redefining the traditional definition of Harlem Renaissance Dame Grease cutting edge style marks him the musics brand ambassador.
Sadly, very few Hip Hop acts ever make enough of an impact on the masses to warrant releasing a greatest hits collection. Thankfully, one group that did leave an indelible mark on the Rap game – and did so in just a few short years – is finally releasing their most memorable songs (along with some lesser known catalog cuts) together in one album as The Best of X-Clan.
“[Sir] Jinx has worked with [Ice] Cube and Xzibit and all that, and he respects where the [X-Clan] catalog should be,” said Brother J of his co-executive producer. “He was a listener to the Clan back in the day, so I’m sure he knows what to do and who would wanna see and hear what we got to offer.”
While Dark Sun Riders cuts made the cut for X-Clan’s greatest hits, selections from the revamped Clan’s 21st century releases, 2007’s Return from Mecca and 2009’s Mainstream Outlawz, were intentionally omitted from The Best of X-Clan to keep the focus on the group’s early work.
“I wanted [listeners] to see the bridge and the transformation of the music from us from sampling to now coming without samples, or a fraction of the sample base we used to use,” he continued. “‘Cause, you know the ‘90s, bro’, we were sampling everything. An album like [To The East, Blackwards] would cost a million dollars to do right now.”
“This is strictly a ‘90s project,” explained Brother J. “I’m not even confusing it with what I’m doing [now], because it’s two different worlds. This is for people who enjoyed our music of the past, and dug that vibration and frequency [of] that sampling, ‘cause I’m not gonna produce like that again. It’s not only too expensive, it’s just that frequency – it’s not played out, it’s just not accepted. If Drake was rhyming on the samples I used for ‘Verbal Milk’ it wouldn’t be the same. This generation is caught up on an Electronic sound, an Electronic frequency. And, we kind of have to blend [into that]. That means the older generation has to start composing.”
Brother J has already begun blending new compositions – alongside Madlib, Buckwild, and the aforementioned Sir Jinx – for X-Clan’s forthcoming new album, Suited N Booted. The project will mark the first since Brother J reconstituted the Clan five years ago to not be released by indie powerhouse, Suburban Noize Records. From his discussion with DX, it is apparent that the Grand Verbalizer holds the label responsible, at least in part, for why X-Clan’s return to the game has been met with far less fanfare than the group’s triumphant introduction to the Hip Hop masses twenty years ago.