Name: Big D
Feel: Hardcore Hip Hop
Big.D started out in the hip hop game in 1987. By the next year KoolKeith had introduced him to the Ultramagnetic MC’s. During his years running with The Ultramagnetic’s as a hype man Big.D forged strong ties with Eric B & Rakim also becoming friends with Guru of Gangstarr. By 1999 Big.D & Dj Moe-Love of The Ultramagnetic’s, had formed the powerhouse group ‘Slaughterhouse-Cartel’ which acclaimed underground success with two singles from the album - ‘More of the Raw’ & ‘Gun Clappin’
Big.D re-entered the hip hop game with the ‘Now or Never’ mixtape featuring artists like KoolKeith, Ced-G, Tr-Love and Percee-P. His follow up mixtape ‘Never Die Alone’ came the year after. 2007 saw Big.D release The Ultramagnetic's back mixtape featuring Koolkeith, Ced-G, Tr-Love, Dj Jaycee, Supalover-Care and Tim Dog. The 87,000 units being sold is an indication of it’s popularity. Next came another mixtape - ‘D.Rocafella Presents the Reagan era’ which moved over 287,000 units. Big.D was now unstoppable. By the end of 2007 he and KoolKeith had formed a group that would change hip hop. They called it ‘Commissioner’ with which they released 3 albums. Big.D went on to sign a deal with Bluepie Records and released his first solo studio album titled ‘4 My Homies.’ After a short time back with The Ultramagnetic’s they parted ways and Big.D joined back up with his good friend the God MC - Rakim Allah. They have been friends for over 26 years and Big D has traveled with Rakim all over the globe. 2014 was when Big.D hooked up with another legend in the hip hop game. He goes by the name of Easy Mo Bee. Together they are hard at work in the studio on Big D's second solo album - ‘This is my Life’, produced by Easy Mo Bee, Statik Selektah and Just-blaze and signed to Mindtrick Music/BGF-Ent/Easy Mo Records.
Name: Easy Mo Bee
Skills: Legendary Producer
Feel: Old Skool Hip Hop/R&B
Osten Harvey Jr. better known by his stage name Easy Mo Bee, is a hip hop and R&B record producing legend. He is known for production work in the late 1980s with artists such as Big Daddy Kane and Miles Davis, as well as his affiliation with Bad Boy Records in its early years and his heavy production involvement in The Notorious B.I.G.'s debut album ‘Ready to Die.’ He also produced two songs on 2Pac's iconic album ‘Me Against The World.’ His career spans over 30 years and has worked with a star-studded collection of Hip Hop and R&B artists including: Marly Marl, Juice Crew, L L Cool J, GZA form the Wu Tang Clan, Busta Rhymes and has won a Grammy Award for his work with Alicia Keys on her album ‘The Diary of Alicia Keys.’
Currently writing and producing new works with Big D (formerly of The Ultramagnetic MC’s) and signed with us here at Mindtrick Music in the United Kingdom.
Name: Glen Richardson (Creative Director)
Skills: Producer Designer Composer Guv'nor
Feel: Electronic Bionic
Founder, Creative Director and digital Ninja - Glen is the mastermind behind Mindtrick (Music & Media). Originally from South London, he is able to digitally warp time and space using cutting edge software and is capable of reigning down firey hell via a midi device or an iPad! As a full-time shadowy member of the underworld, he spent many years in government facilities developing his beats and production techniques which have been downloaded and streamed in 66 countries. He is responsible for designs and productions over all forms of digital media accross the internet.
Name: Rah Deluxe
Feel:East Coast Hip Hop
Ryan Anderson better known by his stage name "Rah Deluxe" is based out of the Bronx New York which is also known as the iconic borough that Invented the music genre known to date as HipHop. His name derived from the Egypt Sun God Amen R.A to which they had the same initials.He was on the road to becoming a star in football and Baseball but dropped out of high school in the 9th grade. That was around the time Big Puns 'Capital Punishment' had the charts on smash and to which gave him the inspiration to begin rhyming. Unsure if he was any good at rhyming he recited the first one he wrote to his peers to which he was told that he had a gift and should begin pursuing it professionally. He began doing more homework on the genre learning about the elements which were, turntablism, rhyming and breaking. He first recorded at 18 but did not feel as tho he was ready to drop an album until 23. He dropped both project's independently titled "Beneath The Tunnels Deluxe" second at 26 "Deadly East Deluxe" His latest E.P 'Rah Delux' is in all major online stores now.
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Name: Maria Milewska
Feel: Spectral Songstress
Maria Milewska is a Bristol based independent singer/songwriter and composer. In her songs, she draws influence from artists such as Lamb, Tori Amos and Imogen Heap. She writes, records and produces her own material, with the help of some talented musicians along the way.