AS WE PROCEED!!!
In VLOG #4 we turn things up a notch and allow your eyes and ears to enjoy a different vibe from the kid called FAMOUS.
TRAP + DUBSTEP + A LITTLE TURNT UP = KOREA GONE WILD
GO FAMOUS GO FAMOUS GO FAMOUS GO FAMOUS GO FAMOUS
Note: To download or listen to these songs in it’s entirety, click the album link at the bottom of this page.
LET THE SHOW BEGIN!!!
In VLOG #3 it’s SHOWTIME!!!
Never seen FAMOUS perform live??? Watch Part 1 of my first show ever in Korea, inside the world renowed Ellui in Gangnam!
SLOW DOWN FAME, YOU KILLIN EM!!!
FAMOUS GOES GANGNAM STYLE IN KOREA!!!
In VLOG #2 the cameras go behind the scenes as I performed at 3 seperate venues in S. Korea, including the prestigious Ellui Stadium, as part of the MU:CON Festival.
Shout out Elliott Ashby for the dope interview on Night Vibe 101.3, Ton Katsu for road managing the entire trip, Negative Motion Dancers for joining me on stage & Pinnacle TheHustler for DJ’ing my set.
I kept the cameras off for the official afterparty at Lucidream for obvious reasons, lol, shit got wayyyy turnt up! Thank you to Gunz & King Hanzel for taking care of your boy. Until we meet again!
Check out the Facebook photo album: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151878430207107.1073741831.18984332106&type=1&l=34f185066c
I’ve decided to start a VLOG!
So why not start with the event that sparked the photo/video now used as the album artwork for my debut album CENTER STAGE (in stores now).
The event was MASAGO 2013. I was with the dopest people in the world and I was at the height of my career. And guess what……. this Saturday we will all be there again to celebrate those moments we will always remember with the people we will never forget!
I’ve got footage from London to Korea to Singapore to Toronto to Italy to Portugal & more. Stay tuned.
WHO LISTENS TO LYRICS ANYMORE???
Well for those who do, here’s a behind the scenes look at what was supposed to be the official music video for ‘Vice Verses’ prod. by FindingSergio, off my debut album CENTER STAGE.
Keyword ‘supposed to‘. Stay tuned.
PS: The more you listen to the record, the more the symbolism in the artwork will make sense.
FAMOUS – Vice Verses (Behind The Scenes)
YouTube Link: http://youtu.be/NRvdQa1pDuY?list=UUIN8mnOZpBD5zMoNQPREIQw
Listen/Download MP3: http://famous.bandcamp.com/track/vice-verses
After a stellar performance at ATT Showbox alongside MATZKA & Go Chic in Taiwan, I was invited as part of my CENTER STAGE tour to the biggest night in Asian music at this years 25th Annual Golden Melody Awards.
Here’s a short video featuring many popular Taiwanese artists I met, including, Dwagie大支, 黃乙玲 Huang Yee-ling, SIVA YUAN, IRIS LIU (Taiwan Television Enterprise Vice President), 陳建偉 Chen Jianwei, 麋先生 Mixer, 蔡依林 Jolin Tsai and more…
CENTER STAGE: The Album (Available on iTunes)
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Here’s some photos from the tour thus far. Add me on Instagram for instant updates.
Here’s the official single ‘Next Year’ (voted by y’all), off my debut ‘CENTER STAGE‘ available now on iTunes!
For the video, we go back!!! Wayyyyy back! Back to the first video I ever starred in at the age of 13.
DJs I got you! Below are the DJs download links (Dirty, Clean, Instrumental)
FAMOUS – Next Year (Prod. by Thrizzo)
On January 1st, 2008 I sent out a Press Release with the words ‘I Rap Now’ along with a link to a video which will forever hold the title as being the most slept on Canadian record of all time (4th Biggest City)!!
Within that first year of my rap career (as a brand new Canadian artist) I was nominated for every single major music award, including a Much Music Video Award & the illustrious JUNO. My first major show was opening for Nas, to over 3,000 ppl at Koolhause. All this was after interning at Universal Music, SonyBMG & running the streets of Toronto while working at the ONLY urban station in all of Canada. Not to mention I was the hot topic for 2 weeks straight after rumours circulated that Jay-Z & LL Cool J hired me as a ghostwriter (google it). Imagine being woken up by a phone call from Noah ‘40’ while him and Drake are in the studio working on records with Dre, and being asked if your writing for JAY-Z??? Many would say it was the perfect time for me to release an album, but when you got less than 6 months of experience under your belt, maybe you want to wait a bit before releasing an album and hone your talent so you can have a longer lasting career. Maybe not.
Now I could take the next few minutes talking about the ridiculously amazing stories that have been created throughout all the adventures above, or break down to you why I turned down 2 lucrative publishing contracts and one major label contract with my mentor Mr. Combs, but I’d much rather tell you what I learned.
I learned that if you love something you better be willing to die for it! By any means.
The reality is, I’m a Canadian artist. I’m from Canada. And I learned that you can be we’ll connected, talented, driven, admirable & successful in the Canadian market and STILL not be recognized because of the urban foundation of the country. FACT. And let’s be honest, Canada is not a huge market for urban music as a whole. So what did you expect!
Luckily there’s an entire world to explore.
With the help of FACTOR, CIMA & Duane DO Gibson, I was able to quickly create an international fan base. And with each door that opened, my ‘WWDD: What Would Diddy Do’ tactics kicked in, and I would maximize every opportunity. This is the music BIZ right?!?!?
Fast forward to May 6th. On this day I will be releasing my first ever studio album. Worldwide. INDEPENDENT. By choice. Meaning I own it in its entirety. I wrote EVERYTHING on the album. I was at a point where I contemplated using my marketing genius to create an ignorant viral video that would land on WSHH and grant me enough exposure to get on the Ellen show but I chose not to. An old friend of mine who mentored me in this industry named Reza always told me “NOTHING ELSE MATTERS BUT THE MUSIC DUDE”.
They say your first album is always your greatest work because it tells the story of everything you went through to get there. I guess that’s why it’s called my Road To…. CENTER STAGE.
On May 6th, take the time and listen. And then tell me I’m not top 5 lyrically right now. Canadian or not.
Here’s a rare clip recorded a few years back, by the homies, inside the penthouse suite of the Venetian in LasVegas. It turns out to be not only the intro track to my album, but it’s titled Center Stage. And I quote “There’s Jay-Z, Kanye, Eminem, Drake and then me. Hands down”. I figure your favorite rappers make a career off talking about how great they are, why can’t I? lol
YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prTQWSxK8Wo