S1 plays a baseline on the Roland Gaia while Nospeakerz and Mike Dupree play along.
After producing upcoming hits for the likes of TI, Trey Songz, Tech N9ne, Young Jeezy, CyHi Da Prynce, Kendrick Lamar, Scarface, Royce Da 5’9, Pill. and more of hip-hop and R&B’s heavy hitters, producer Emaydee (M80) is becoming the best kept secret of the game. Born Michael Anothony Dupree, Emaydee has always been musical. As the son of a pastor he grew up in the church as a musician, not only at his father’s church but a few other churches in his home town, Kansas City, MO. He was in the 5th grade when he made his first beat. Every since then he hasn’t stopped. Now at the age of 22, the producer/musician has worked with many local heavyweights. Just to name a few he’s worked with artist such as Ron Ron, The Popper, Scatterman, Mr.Stinky, Chain Gang, Legion The Legend, Mic L, Irv Da Phenom, and The Bay Representative Killa Tay. The list has many more artist and continues to grow. Emaydee is believing God for his first major placement. He is currently submitting production to industry executives, artist, and DJ’s. He entered Making His Band and made it to a finalist position in Chicago as a keyboardist and He was accepted into the National Red Bull Big Tune Beat Battle in Detroit (09). He has many more competition entries to come. Tech N9ne’s latest studio project, The Gates Mixed Plate, features five tracks produced by Emaydee, including; “Gamer”, “Harvey Dent”, “What’s Next”, “Afterparty” and “Need More Angels”. Michael “Emaydee” Dupree’s tracks had a huge sonic impact on Tech’s latest studio project. Emaydee’s beats seemed to be a perfect fit for this particular Tech release, and it wouldn’t be unrealistic to assume that this collaboration between Emaydee and Strange Music artists will happen again soon. http://www.youtube.com/mikedupreemusic http://www.mikedupreemusic.com/ http://www.twitter.com/mike_dupree http://www.facebook.com/Emaydee
Name: S1 (aka Symbolyc One) Age: 33 Occupation: Super Producer, Songwriter, Engineer, Videographer Religion: Christian Reppin’: Waco, Dallas, Tx Affiliations: G.O.O.D. Music (Kanye West), Erykah Badu and The Cannabinoids, Soul Kontrollaz Production, Strange Fruit Project, Cassette Union, Beat Fanatic, Aeonz Big Breakout Joint: Kanye West – “Power” Weapons of Choice: Propellerheads Reason, Pro-Tools, Roland Fantom, Dave Smith Prophet and Evolver Refills. S1 Inspiration Scripture: “I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me”. -Phil. 4:13 Symbolyc One (S1), born in 1976 as Larry D. Griffin Jr., was born and raised in Waco, TX. As a child, S1 grew up infatuated with old tunes that played on his parents’ turntable. This led him to learning alto sax and piano through out his teen years. As a devoted Christian, S1 began playing piano for Sunday school at his local church which developed his insight on music even more. After forming a hip hop group with his cousin, Myth, back in 1996, S1 would eventually venture into the Art of Production and making beats. In 1999, he received his Associates Degree in Applied Science: Audio Engineering which required him to take his music theory and ear training to another level. Through a decade of hard work, sacrifice, rewards and disappointments, he continued to work harder and put ALL his trust in God to guide his life and career. In 2007, S1 began competing in National Beat Competitions (I-Standard, Red Bull Big Tune & Sha Money’s One Stop Shop) across the U.S. In those competitions, he would go on to win 1st, 2nd, or either 3rd place along with acquiring many new fans and meeting people including Major label executives and Industry big wigs. Participating in these competitions and conferences allowed S1 to build numerous key relationships in the Industry. Today, S1 is the main producer of the highly acclaimed group Strange Fruit Project. His style and production range stretches beyond all genres from R&B to Soul, from Underground to Urban Pop and everything else in between. As an upcoming super producer, S1 has gone on to work with great artist such as Erykah Badu, Stat Quo, Rhymefest, Rah Digga, Ghostface, Little Brother, amongst others as well as being a core member in Erykah Badu’s electronic band, The Cannabinoids. Ultimately, he’s gone on to co-produce(along with Kanye/Mike Dean) the Hit single “Power” for Grammy Award Winning Artist/Producer Kanye West. The Journey now begins. http://symbolycone.com/ http://www.myspace.com/symbolycone http://vimeo.com/symbolyc http://www.youtube.com/symbolycone https://twitter.com/symbolycone