Thursday, April 15

Who's Werking?

Studio 9000

Usher recently had his International Press Day at PatchWerk Studios. Media from across the world came to interview the R&B Superstar about his latest release. Raymond v. Raymond is the forthcoming sixth studio album by R&B singer Usher. The album features production from Jermaine Dupri amongst others including The Runners, Ester Dean,T-Pain, Polow da Don, Ne-Yo, Anthony Hamilton, The Neptunes, Adam Levine, RedOne, and Tricky Stewart.

Trina is set to release ‘Amazin' , her fifth studio album on May 04, 2010. Collaborations with Nicki Minaj, Keri Hilson, Lady Gaga, Lyfe Jennings, Trey Songz, Monica, Diddy, Flo Rida and Shonie have been confirmed. Many critics complimented on the album's preview stating "Amazin' is catered for the dance floor . Trina was recently having several songs for the album mixed at PatchWerk Studios by guest engineer Ray Seay, assisted by PatchWerk engineer Dee Brown..

Rick Ross has confirmed recent speculation he will reunite with singer John Legend for a collaboration track from his upcoming 5th studio album, Teflon Don. In addition to speaking on Legend, the rapper also described his new album as being the biggest of his career thus far. Recently Rick Ross was at PatchWerk Studios having songs mixed by guest engineer Ray Seay, assisted by PatchWerk engineer Dee Brown.

Other sessions in 9000 included those for Ludacris (L. Brathwaite) Juan (L. Brathwaite) Reggie Cash Flow (Ray Seay), Lola (K. Anders), Plies (Rob Marks), Celebrity (M. Miller), Rocko (Ray Seay) Marky (L. Brathwaite), Brisco (Ray Seay), Young Tay (M. Solis), Hip Hop Central (D. Brown), Str8 (Ray Seay), BMI (M. Solis), Glasses Malone (L. Brathwaite), Khalil/Sean Garrett (M. Miller), Eastside Jodi (Ray Seay), Alley Boy (K. Anders), Winsonic Digital

Studio 995

In addition to hosting True School Radio every Friday night, starting two record labels (Jamla & The Academy),Co-teaching a class titled "Sampling Soul" with Dr. Mark Anthony Neal at Duke University, and serving as the lead producer of the NBA Live 11 Soundtrack, producer 9th Wonder is busy in the studio working on several projects. ‘Fornever’ is the fourth collaboration album by rapper MURS & 9th, released on April 13, 2010 on SMC Recording. 9th Wonder is also in the studio working on other collaboration albums including ‘ Death of a Pop Star’ with David Banner and ‘The Solution’ with Buckshot. He will also release a remix album entitled ‘9th Invented the Remix..AGAIN ‘ a sequel to the 2003 release. Recently 9th Wonder was at PatchWerk Studios working with Redbull and PatchWerk engineer Mike Wilson.

Musician, producer, singer and songwriter Sean Garrett, who has been responsible for a series of chart-topping compositions, was also in the studio this past March recording with artist Khalil. All Sean Garrett’s sessions were engineered by PatchWerk engineer Mike “Snotty” Miller assisted.

Record Producer/songwriter/keyboardist/vocalist Big Jim Wright of the famed Flyte Tyme Productions (Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis) came to PatchWerk this past March to work on a few projects. Big Jim is known for working with a virtual Who’s Who of modern musical greats including, Sounds of Blackness, Janet Jackson, Sting, Elton John, Mariah Carey, Aretha Franklin, Rod Stewart, The Isley Brothers, …. Among his latest undertakings: a creative collaboration with Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis in executive producing, writing, and scoring the BeyoncĂ© Knowles and Cuba Gooding Jr. feature film, Fighting Temptation, the end title song “Definition of Love” performed by Deborah Cox from the film Akeelah and the Bee, “Ne Me Laisse Pas Seule Ici” and “Nobody Cares” for the soundtrack from the biographical and historical drama film Hotel Rwanda.

Other session in 995 included those for Koe-Kay Know (M. Wilson / K. Anders), Gucci Mane (K. Anders), Christy Hunter (M. Wilson), Adrena Taylor (M. Wilson), PRGZ (M. Wilson) , Dez (D. Brown), Chopper City (Archie), Waka Flaka Flame (K. Anders), Huge Music (D. Brown), Lords & Lady (M. Wilson), C-Nile (M. Wilson), Yung Gwapa (M. Wilson), Chi (M. Wilson), Joey Gaskin (M. Miller), DJ Scream (K. Anders), Yelawolf (M. Solis), Alley Boy (K. Anders), Indi-Glo (M. Wilson), Cocaino (Drumma Boy), Waka Flak Flame (K. Anders), Dre (K. Anders)

Studio 1019

R&B and soul singer/songwriter and guitarist, Tweet was in PatchWerk’s Studio 1019 for several days working with PatchWerk engineer Mike “Snotty” Miller. Tweet is due to release her third studio album, Love, Tweet on Umbrella Recordings. It was originally scheduled for a June 2008 release but was later canceled. The project was rumored to have been shelved, but was later confirmed for a fall 2008 release. In late 2009, the song “Love Again” began making the rounds online, a sign that a full track list might finally follow. Love, Tweet will be release sometime in 2010.

Recording artist and producer, B.o.B. AKA Bobby Ray Simmons was in PatchWerk’s studio 1019 this March. B.o.B. is currently signed under the labels of Grand Hustle and Atlantic Records. He has described his influences as "80's music, Rap, techno, rock, funk, even du wop…" His debut album, The Adventures of Bobby Ray, was released in 2009 under T.I.'s record label Grand Hustle.

Other sessions in 1019 included those for Yelawolf (Will Power), East Side Jodi (M. Solis), Glasses Malone (M. Solis), J Bean (D. Brown), Pen Palz (M. Solis), Filmoe Slimm (D. Brown), Eric Sire (J. Brown), Cartoon (M. Wilson), Rich Money Yung 40 (M. Wilson), Blake (L. Banks), Dat Boy P (M. Wilson), Wise (M. Miller). Reggie (M. Miller)

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