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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

My Blunt with Dame Dash

What's good peoples?

Brevner here, live from Manhattan. Yesterday was by far the most inspirational day of my life to date. A good friend of mine, and also an editor for TRACE magazine in new york, brought me by Creative Control's head office / studio. For those of you who aren't up on Creative Control, its basically a media house where they produce a magazine, (America Nu) Music video's, and albums. The godfather spearheading this project is none other than Dame Dash, formerly of Rocafella records. Dame was the mastermind behind Jay-z's career for decades, and is currently the intellect behind such artists as Curren$y, Peter Hadar, and BlakRoc (Jim Jones, The Black Keys, Mos Def, Rza, Ghostface Killah,Wiz Khalifa, etc.) Luckily for me, I was fortunate enough to smoke a blunt with the giant, and have him listen to some of my new Dub-hop infused Jams. After listening to a few and bobbing his head, Dame instantly passed MY headphones over to Curren$y to have a listen. Dame said to me, "do you know who this guy is right here? I just dont pass him anything, believe that." Needless to say, that small simple gesture gave me instant consolidation. I was thinkin' to myself, "Damn, if Dame's givin' me the thumbs up, maybe I really am ready for this music shit." Curren$y liked what he had heard from me, and he gave me his digits to set up a studio session while Im still in New York. I know hes a rediculously busy dude ( something I aspire to be in the next couple years ) so if the session doesn't happen, thats ok. Just getting the thumbs up from some of the biggest names in the business is enough for this young Vancouverite. That was a confidence boost beyond words.

Little did I know, it turns out that it was Dame's birthday. In his office, 30 of his employees were sitting in a circle paying homage to the living legend, and talking about the future of creative control. The whole time I was sitting there taking rediculous amounts of notes, and thinking of ways that I can implement creative controls groundbreaking take on media into the b sharp team. Needless to say, Im sitting on some gem's right now.

Times like this, you can't help but thank the lord for recognizing those with good intentions. Altough I had no monetary gain from this experience, I gained a vast wealth of knowledge in a very short time.

B-1 out


Wonderkeys The Beat Maker said...

Dope shit congrats in advance to your future success homie don't forget about us when you reach the what I wouldn't give to be in your shoes right now

Ricky Skakum said...

and now you went and inspired me...thanks man!

Eazy Rick

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