New Music from HAN-AN titled “Are You Already Ready?” Produced by Paul Trahan featuring Dalvin Woods. Lyrics written by Rick Cruz and Sean Howard. Vocals were recorded at Maximus studio’s in Charlotte, NC with Ira Parker (Sound Engineer). The song was mixed and mastered by Paul Trahan of New Orleans, La.
This remix was produced by Paul Trahan exclusively for Biltmore Records Inc. The record will be part of an EP being prepared for released early next year. We have some new material on deck so stay tuned! Thank You.
Born in France to Tunisian parents, eL Seed delights in juggling multiple cultures, languages and identities. Not least in his artwork, which sets Arabic poetry in a style inspired by street art and graffiti. In this quietly passionate talk, the artist and TED Fellow describes his central ambition: to create art so beautiful it needs no translation.
TROY JOHNSON of TOAST187 Productions is a producer specializing in Music Videos, Short Films and Music. This YouTube channel hosts a list of Music Videos in which he was the chief writer, producer and director. The company itself has worked with allot of well-established artist not listed on the channel, and over the years he and his team has made some long standing contributions to the culture of hip-hop. Click the here to [Subscribe]
The Golden Era of Hip-Hop was not as golden as everyone would have you believe. In the 90’s some people were missing the Motown Era’s softer sound in Hip-Hop music. The kind of music today’s rappers get criticized for. Almost everyone was supposedly hard core and if you grew up in the hood you knew that was mathematically impossible. So somebody was FRONTING, everybody couldn’t be a gangster. I say that to say this; allot of MC’s were just lying on records. That was totally unacceptable at that time because Hip-Hop’s slogan was “keep it real”. However, today history reports that they were just talking about what they saw in their neighborhoods, so that gets a pass. Real Hip-Hop MC’s on the other hand were living the lyrics in their songs. That was the main controversy in Hip-Hop at that time. I would say real MC’s are the reason for some of society’s social and political changes, because they told their stories from an honest place. There are millions of these records online because not all of them were able to capture their dream of success. This track is a tribute to Hip-Hop paving the way.
This piece is basically homage to the move “Wild Style”. The white train depicted in the movie was a train that had no graffiti on it, and the graffiti artists in the movie were looking for that train so they could be the first to paint their TAG (ART) on it. If you did not see the movie you won’t get it. The track and lyrics were meant to be reminiscent of the 80es BOOM BAP Hip-Hop. Music is art and this track is just that “ART”.
This footage is from a Radio Show that Biltmore Records Produced in 2012. The show was called Cipher Divine and it was basically Cyphers broadcasted live on air. The only rule was no cursing. Some of the shows Cyphers are on YouTube while others are still in the archives. The idea of a cipher is just a creative circle where participants are able to present their ideas to the group. Every real artist knows this is what a cypher looks like; every voice counts and anyone can participate.