August 1st, 2010 11:37 EST
The Man: Darren Vegas
CANADA (Sasha Stoltz Pubilcity): This year marks the 40th anniversary of Soul Train, the longest-running syndicated music program in television history as well as "the hippest trip in America". Some of the artists who took a ride on the Train performed songs that were written by famed music producer, Darren Vegas. The multi-platinum producer continues to make records behind the scenes, most recently Crooked I`s Hood Star, finally released from the Death Row vault.
A lot of it was leaked over the Internet. It should`ve been released back in `02 and gone platinum. Crooked I is a conscious rapper" Darren said.
The album features guest artists K-Ci & Jo-Jo, Juvenile, and Too Short. It`s eight years overdue, but the music business can be like that. It was unsettling times at Death Row, but that was then, this is now.
"Death Row was a powerhouse " Darren goes on. They were the biggest independent label in history. During its prime, Death Row became the face of Hip-Hop and Rap, making superstars out of Snoop Doggy Dogg, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, 2pac and more.
"The business has changed. People don`t buy the CDs they used to. Everything can be downloaded. As far as hip-hop, I think rap will have a big voice if rappers talk about what`s real. It`s now about singles. I think people are sick of the light rap, and wanna to hear what`s real."
The producers` first priority is his Production company, thebeatmafia.com.
The company just signed artist lil g.
"I`m always looking out for new artists" Darren states.
More about Darren Vegas can be found on his official website at www.darrenvegas.com, as well as www.bmafia.com
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