December 14th, 2007 13:43 EST
Student's of the Unusual Picks A Winner!
Students of the Unusual returns from a successful visit to the recent Florida Comic-Con with big news!
After a successful film contest and the release of the first DVD in a comic book, publishers 3 Boys Productions followed up with an on-line song contest for their widely acclaimed horror adventure series.
The Students of the Unusual Song Contest is officially over and all the votes have been counted. All the singers/songwriters had to come up with songs influenced by reading the Students of the Unusual comic book and these will all be included on a special commemorative CD included in the soon to be released new issue. The selected artists are Ty Bru, Ashley Holt (thrdgll), The Impediments, Jezebel, Peelander -Z with Yusuke Kawaguchi, Ash Reeder, Robin & Eddy, SANDra Fisher, Sterling Schroeder, Subshark's Toupee & the Melvinators, and The Yuri Gagarins.
Through the help of Project Playlist and Myspace, these selected artists' songs were posted on the internet and listeners were asked to vote for their favorite song. Adding to the excitement, the winner of the contest also receives $500!
Every artist received votes of encouragement but the contest quickly resulted in a three way race between the magical duo Sterling Schroeder from Florida, the melodic good time rockers The Impediments from South Carolina, and North Carolina's hip hop legend Ty Bru.
Down to the wire it was close with the ultimate winner being
We are truly proud of the work Mr. Bru has done!
Watch for the new issue of Students of the Unusual!!!
Ty Bru's Bio
Straight out of North Carolina, Asheboro’s 26 year old Ty Bru has been in and out of the underground hip hop scene from state to state and even country to country. While chasing 5 degrees at Appalachian State University, Bru performed his raw and unrecorded tracks at local spots and fraternity/sorority functions, but that just wasn't enough. Shortly after graduation, Bru went on a small tour through many European countries, France, Ireland, Switzerland, Italy, England, Belgium, and Holland. Opening up for some of the hottest DJ’s and MC’s in each country.
In 2006, Bru immediately began working on shows, tracks and his solo project, “On The Brink”. Since then, Bru’s unforgettable, energetic, and original up close and personal performances have put him in a class all by himself and he has earned the right to open for Bubba Sparxxx, Andre 3000 (In Europe), Nappy Roots, Coolio, and Public Enemy.
His style successfully combines witty punch lines, real life situations, passion and fierce deliveries with every genre of the hip hop world. Now with Bru’s freshman solo album, “On The Brink” finished, he looks to shake things up nationwide using the incredible momentum that he has already established.
With main production by one of the hottest up and coming producers, Ty Writer, the album is already creating noise. Mix that in with production by Hammadi (Shareefa, Kelis, Cl Smooth etc), Double J The Jenius (Illpo, Ed E Ruger), J Coleman, and also one of the hottest producers in South Africa, Ootz it is a sure ear and soul pleaser, proving Ty Bru is exactly “The Way Hip Hop Should Be.”