With so much pressure in the air from fans wanting the full version of H.E.R.‘s hit track “Pigment” from the H.E.R. Vol. 1 EP, the glowing artist decided to drop the official song just for the holidays for listeners to enjoy.
Since the release of the EP, it has become the absolute music go-to favorite for celebs like: Alicia Keys, Usher, Bryson Tiller, Wyclef Jean and more. The project also made iTunes list of Best Albums of 2016 along with the likes of Solange, Tory Lanez, Bruno Mars, Anderson.Paak, Childish Gambino, Rihanna and many more.
The Rémy Martin The Producers Series: Season 2 finale has given new meaning to #SundayFunday! The music industry’s hottest beat battle lit the East Coast a-fire this summer and went out with a bang Sunday when eight finalists fought it out in the four-round finale.
Expanded to Boston and Philadelphia this summer, “Season 2” featured DJ Premiere, HONORABLE C.N.O.T.E., Jahlil Beatz and Wyclef Jean—who was featured during the season opening event and finale in New York City, as well as the Boston and Philadelphia events.
Attended by Rémy CEO, Americas Philippe Farnier and featuring New York City’s Power 105.1’s DJ Rey-Mo the finale was judged by Wyclef and industry vets Rebekah Espinosa (Sony Music – Associate Director of Marketing), Theo Brown (National Promotions Director, Atlantic Records) and Vashon “Rap” Straws (National Mix show Director, Universal Republic Records), amateur producer, wild card finalist Ovalord (@ovalordmuzik) emerged the “Season 2” winner of the Rémy MartinPresents “The Producers Series.”
Ovalord, only added as a finalist after the Producer Series responded to fan interest, and a wild card, twitter battle, beat out finalists hands down—winning: Rémy Martin Producer Series “Season 2” Plaque, meetings with 300 Entertainment,$4,500 Guitar Center Gift Card, a Down Town Locker Room gift bag (Levi’s jacket and Jeans, New Era caps, Stance Socks), and Under Armour products (Bag and Sneakers). Runners up received: gift cards from Guitar Center and Downtown Locker Room.
Also in attendance was the 2015 Producer Series winner, SoulTronik (@IamSoulTronik) and 2015 runner up Buda (@budadafuture).
During the event, Rémy Martin announced that it will host “Season 3” of the Producer Series this fall on the West Coast. Beginning in mid-October, Rémy Martin “The Producer Series” will host the popular amateur producer competition in California with two dates in Los Angeles and one date in San Francisco. Featured Super Producers will be announced; and producer track submission details will be available in the coming weeks on remyproducers.com.
About RémyMartin Presents “The Producers Series”
During its inaugural season in New York City, RémyMartin Presents “The Producers Series” featured some of the hottest producers in the game: legends and trend setters Mike Will Made-It, Pete Rock,Just Blaze, Salaam Remi, and AraabMuzik–all with the goal to provide insights into music production and music critique for the competing up-and-coming producers.
“The Producers Series: Season 2” Finalists:
NewO Tha Kid – New York City, No. 1 Qualifier
Point 1 – New York City, No. 2 Qualifier
Real Precyse – Boston, No. 3 Qualifier
Evan Brown – New York City, No. 4 Qualifier
Ellio – New York City, No. 4 Qualifier—WILD CARD
D. H. The Composer – Philadelphia, No. 5 Qualifier
Josh Lamont – New York City, No. 6 Qualifier
Ovalord – New York City, from No. 6 Qualifier—WILD CARD—SEASON 2 WINNER
PHOTO CREDIT: Terrence Jennings / VIDEO CREDIT: RÉMY PRODUCERS
Who is H.E.R. and why are some of the biggest names in music talking about H.E.R., Vol. 1?
While the identity if H.E.R. is still unknown, the songstress has garnered co-signs from a slew of artists including Alicia Keys, Bryson Tiller, Justine Skye, and Wyclef Jean for her new EP H.E.R., Vol. 1. Keys andJean took to Twitter to sing their praises and Tiller reposted her track “Focus” on SoundCloud.
Tuesday night at Taj was turnt, during the fourth Rémy MartinPresents The Producers Series: Season 2 qualifying event. Headlined by Super Producer Honorable C.N.O.T.E., known for platinum hits for artists including A$AP Rocky, 2 Chains, and Rae Sremmurd; hosted by Power 105.1/The Breakfast Club star, Rémy Martin AmbassadorCharlamagne Tha God, and featuring DJ Rey-Mo, from start to finish, the event proved why its quickly becoming the summer’s most coveted invite.
THE “TECH TALK”: To a capacity crowd, and a line down the block clamoring to get in, C.N.O.T.E., interviewed by Charlamagne, conducted a 30-minute music “Tech Talk,” sharing his journey as a producer and giving advice to producers in the room that ranged from “…don’t compete with producers on your level…” to “…work everybody…”. While demonstrating how he comes up with tracks, he called his protégé, Baltimore rapper Tate Kobang to the stage to talk about how they work together, and treated the crowd to an impromptu performance before the competition.
THE COMPETITION: If last night’s “The Producers Series” fourth qualifying round is any indication of how fierce the completion will be come September’s finale, fans of the series have a lot to look forward to. The three producers, Ellio, from the Boston-area, Evan Brown and Priority Mel, both from NYC, went head-to-head, elimination style. Against the audience’s judgement, the first round was a three-way tie; believing Ellio and Priority Mel should have advanced. After two rounds, the Ellio and Evan Brown squared off, with Evan Brown, well known in NYC’s beat battle circles, advancing as the fourth semi-finalist; another hotly audience-debated outcome.
NEXT EVENT: The next qualifying event will be held in Philadelphia, Tuesday, August 15 with none other than Wyclef Jean headlining.
Three days after headlining this past weekend’s Rémy Martin Presents The Producers Series: Season 2 qualifying event at Tao Downtown, world renowned producer Wyclef Jean takes to Periscope to declare that via the competition he has discovered a new producing protege in ‘Rémy Producer Series: Season 2’ semi-finalist Point 1.
“Season 2” semi-finalist Point 1 proved to be the crowd’s, the judges’, and Wyclef’s favorite after defeating two other up-and-coming producers–JL Beats and Rizz Beats–in a double tiebreaker vs. JL Beats. As semi-finalist, Point 1 moved on to the “Season 2” September finale, but one the big prize when on the spot, Clef offered to buy his qualifying track and met with Clef today in his New Jersey studio.
Wyclef will also headline Rémy Producers Series semi-final qualifying events in Boston, July 25th and in Philadelphia in August. Producers interested in competing can submit tracks via remyproducers.com.
Click the quote above to check out Wyclef’s full Periscope video.
Headlined by Producer Extraordinaire Wyclef Jean, hosted by Power 105.1‘s The Breakfast Club star, Rémy Martin Ambassador Charlamagne Tha God, and featuring DJ Rey-Mo, from start to finish, this weekend’s Rémy Martin Presents “The Producers Series: Season 2” qualifying event at Tao Downtown was hands down one of the best events of Summer 2016.
The format of “The Producers Series,” typically, only includes a quick interview with the super producer, a “tech talk” breaking down one of the producers’ most famous tracks, and then the one round producer competition.
Well, Wyclef took it to a whole-nutha level! From “doors,” as guests entered Tao Downtown, they were treated to Clef, on his bass guitar, battling DJ Rey-Mo as he spun. Clef continued by dropping jewels of wisdom steeped in his nearly 30-year career, as he chopped it up with Char. During his “tech talk,” he broke down multiple diamond hits including “Killing Him Softly” and “My Love is Your Love.” Additionally, responding to calls from the crowd, Wyclef showed up a “fan” claiming to have bars, but ended up choking TWICE; and gave an impromptu mini-concert; all for the capacity crowd.
This week’s “Season 2” qualifying round didn’t disappoint either. Competing up-and-coming producers JL Beats, Point 1 and Rizz Beats battled it out for the second semi-finalist position. For the first time in the series, two of the producers ended up in a in a double tiebreaker–JL Beats and Point 1–with Point 1 proving to be the crowd, the judges, and Wyclef’s favorite moving on to the September finale. On the spot, Clef offered to buy Point 1’s winning track.
Next up on the ‘Rémy Martin Presents “The Producers Series: Season 2″‘: the series heads to Boston for the next qualifier, Monday, July 25. This season Rémy Producers expanded the series into Boston and Philadelphia; the Philly event will be held in August. Season 2 finale will be held in New York City in September.
Chance the Rapper and The Social Experiment premieres “Wonderful Everyday: Arthur” featuring Wyclef Jean, Elle Varner, Jessie Ware, Peter Cottontale, Francis & The Lights, Eryn Allen Kane & The O’My’s and Donnie Trumpet, which is a cover of the theme song to the PBS children’s cartoon ‘Arthur’. The song was originally recorded by Ziggy Marley. Check out the epic track below…