Kwamé is a Queens-bred producer highly sought after from every corner of the industry. He first emerged on the music scene at large in 1989 at the age of 16 with one of Hip Hop’s classic album, The Boy Genius and A day in the life along with classic songs such as the Rhythm and Ownlee eue, Selling over 3 million records as na artist. He has produced tracks for Mary J Blige, Christina Aguliera, Pussy Cat Dolls, Method Man, Talib Kweli, Mya, Fantasia, Tweet, Missy, 50 cent, Raheem Devaughn, Jesse McCartney, Algebra Blessett, Busta Rhymes and is currently crafting the sound for Atlantic Recording artist Lauriana Mae to name a few…. Kwamé is also involved in scoring many films. TUNE IN and find out more of his extensive resume and what has been keeping him busy.
Ivan Barias is a music producer, songwriter, engineer and record label owner. He is one half of the production/songwriting team Carvin & Ivan. He has received numerous awards and accolades for his songwriting and production and has been nominated three times for a GRAMMY in the R&B Song Of The Year category. His production work has received an additional 19 GRAMMY nominations, as well as several ASCAP songwriter awards earned. Along with his production partner, Carvin Haggins, he has produced and written music for great artists such as Jill Scott, Musiq Soulchild, Jazmine Sullivan, Justin Timberlake, Keyshia Cole, Chris Brown, Mario, Mary J. Blige, Estelle, Raheem Devaughn, Jaheim, Faith Evans, Freeway, Ace Hood, Rick Ross and many others. Ivan currently serves as president of the Philadelphia chapter of the Recording Academy, the parent organization to the GRAMMY. He was selected as a Creative Ambassador for the city of Philadelphia and is also an Ambassador for the Philadelphia 76ers community Basketball League La Liga del Barrio. In 2012 Ivan was named as one the boldest minds in Philadelphia in the Philadelphia Magazine’s Innovation issue.
Omen is a Grammy winning American music producer from Harlem. He has produced for artists such as Drake, Lil Wayne, Ludacris, Fabolous, Vado, Memphis Bleek, Redman, Keith Murray, Jellestone, Paypa, and Amil. Omen’s production facility is currently housed in Harlem recording studio Stadium Red, recent home of producer Just Blaze.
With recent successes of Drake, Lil Wayne, Vado, Erin Christine and XV, Omen entered into a label services deal with Weerai Music Company to create Elaborate Musik Recordings. The first single, “Applause” features guest appearances from XV, 4IZE, Ashton Travis and Jigsaw the Puzzla.
3.15 Celebrity BLAP Showcase SXSW Edition
6pm - 2 am
!LLMIND - Originator of #BoomTrap. Grammy Nominated Producer for Kanye West & GOOD Music, 50 Cent, Eminem, Ryan Leslie, 1/4 of Smokey Robotic
S1 (Symbolyc One) - GRAMMY AWARD WINNING Multi-Platinum Selling Producer/Songwriter. Producer of Kanye West Power, Beyonce Best Thing I Never Had, Excellence from WTT
Willie B of TDE and Digi+Phonics - Platinum Produced for Busta Rhymes, Kendrick Lamar, Absoul, Wale, Jay Rock, Tech N9ne, ScHoolboy Q, THURZ, and more.
Christian Rich - Music Production, Songwriting, Artist and DJ Group Consisting of Twin Brothers, Taiwo “Christian” Hassan and Kehinde “Rich” Hassan. Produced remixes and Original Songs for J. Cole, The Clipse, Pusha T, Lupe Fiaso, Pharrell Williams/N.E.R.D, John West and Rye Rye, as well as Indie Acts like the Noisettes, and House/Electro Wizard Armand Van Helden
Nottz - Multi Platinum Produced for Busta Rhymes, Snoop Dogg, Kanye West, Game, Notorious B.I.G., Pusha T, Scarface, J Dilla, and Asher Roth
Taz Arnold - Producer 1/3 of Sa-Ra Creative Partners. Produced for Jurassic 5, Pharoahe Monch, Heavy D, Bilal, Dr. Dre, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Fonzworth Bentley, Jay-Z, John Legend and Goapele
Check out of last Celebrity BLAP that took place at SOB’s NYC
Friday 2/15 at 10PM EST BLAP On The Radio will sit down with Industry Executive Soul Wallace. Soul is a partner and Founder of Steel Magnolia Group, an artist, brand and event management firm. She is also VP of Skyzoo’s new label Middle Ground Arts. Check her resume below and tune in!
Soul Wallace is an Industry Executive and one of the most sought after music industry professionals today. Soul is an expert with over 22 years of experience with expertise in marketing and branding. Not only has she worked with independent and well established artists, Soul has worked with several major brands and festival properties within the entertainment and pro audio industries.
Some typical client projects include A3C Festival, ESPN, SXSW, DJ Jazzy Jeff’s Tour Bus Studio, and Unique Squared’s Mobile Studio. Artist management and/or consulting services for clients such as Skyzoo, Torae, DJ Face, Chi Ali, Illmind, The Immortals Project, Donny Goines, and legendary hip hop group The Artifacts and more.
Soul is a partner and Founder of Steel Magnolia Group. SMG is an artist, brand and event management firm. She is also VP of Skyzoo’s new label Middle Ground Arts and sits on the board of REEM Docs, LLC., Crystal Clear Recording Studio, Dead End Hip Hop and Salem Psalms LLC.
She has executive produced several critically acclaimed projects within the film and music industry such as the highly anticipated DEMOS Documentary Film, Skyzoo’s A Dream Deferred, Theo vs. J.J. (Dreams vs Reality), The Immortals Project to name a few.