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Published:August 1st, 2010 11:37 EST
The Man: Darren Vegas

The Man: Darren Vegas

By Garrett Godwin

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,

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, as well as

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