NEW YORK, NY - On Friday, May 11, 2018 - Brooklyn made, Queens saved Hip Hop artist DEV released his second studio single, “Games,” the first single to drop from his forthcoming album titled Arrogant Youth, expected later this year. Released by Flourish$Prosper Music Group and distributed by Empi.re, “Games” is available globally on Spotify, iTunes, Tidal, Amazon, and YouTube.
Arrogant Youth is a project based on years of writing, rapping and learning the art and game. It’s a reflection on the current Hip Hop landscape from an educated perspective. Games is a hard 64 bar verse laid over a Super Producer DJ Journey beat. Recorded at Lounge Studios Vanilla Sky with engineer Joseph Angol, the record was mixed and mastered by Mikaelin ‘Blue’ BlueSpruce at Brown Sugar, and executive produced by S.C.R.D.
Artist, actor and security guard at one of Manhattan’s most prestigious hotels and nightlife hub, DEV spends his days writing and recording records based on his reflections of interactions with so many different types of people, and his own upbringing and studies of Hip Hop, while growing up in New York City. DEV’s first single release was a collab project in Fall 2017 with Nick Hews and DJ Journey, titled “Done That.”
NEW YORK, NY - Friday, April 20, 2018 - Baldwin/Brooklyn rapper and songwriter Kris Payne officially released “HUSH,” his second official release as a Trip Digital artist working with Super Producer DJ Journey and executive production team S.C.R.D. Released by Flourish$Prosper Music Group and distributed by Empi.re, “HUSH” is available globally on Spotify, iTunes, Tidal, Amazon, and YouTube.
The record HUSH is about not listening to the hype or the haters, that often talk in your ear and on social media. Kris Payne’s lyrics, flow and delivery are all a reflection on the senseless chatter and hate. Kris Payne is not your average rapper. His flow and lyrics will take you back in time, while his smooth, raw vocal delivery is poetic and wistfully visual. Kris often draws comparisons to the likes of the Notorious BIG, LL Cool J and Dr. Dre, which considering his childhood upbringing, and being a Leo with the same birthday as Chuck D and Professor Griff, may be an indication. Payne grew up in Brooklyn, and then moved out to Baldwin, Long Island for high school.
Kris worked his way into regular rotation on BET’s 106 & Park and then found himself in a cipher with Run DMC. Payne drew the attention of Public Enemy’s Chuck D and The Bomb Squad super producer Keith Shocklee, both local Roosevelt, Long Island natives. Kris invested the past five years into building trust, which led to his mentorship from Hip Hop legends and eventually projects with Common and Rakim. Most importantly, Kris made the transition from playground battle rapper to recording artist now is now poised to set the stage on fire.
TRIP DIGITAL is a rapidly expanding music, film & tech content development company that specializes in music production, songwriting, customized sound for film/tv, artist development, and audiovisual content for the entertainment industry. Trip Digital operates two studio offices in New York City and Los Angeles. Their seasoned artists & engineers have developed an innovative and sustainable approach to songwriting, music production, visual content and technology.
Friday, November 13, 2015 - New York City, S.C.R.D. (Sweet Chuck Ravin Dave) along with Dj Journey, EMCity, Maria Del Mar Gonzalez, Nyiela Barret and Dillon Heins along with Jonathan B. Ragle (Photographer/Director) at the Norwood Club during a private friends and family premiere screening of Downtown [Official Video]. Official release is Tuesday, November 17, 2015.
DOWNTOWN FEAT MARISSA LICATA EDDY EYEBALL EMCITY DJ JOURNE
- Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/artist/1PiMVwBpQNSqk1yqeilyMy
- iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/downtown-single/id1033921722
Directed By: Jonathan B. Ragle / Charles J. Jugans III / David R. Iannone Jr.
Written By: Jonathan B. Ragle / Charles J. Jugans III / David R. Iannone Jr. / Emilia M. Wilson
Executive Producer Digital-Galactic, Inc.
Lead Producer - Charles J. Jugans III; Producer - David R. Iannone Jr.
Co-Produced By JBR
Producer - Jonathan B. Ragle; Production Coordinator - Dillon Heins
Cinematography: Jonathan B. Ragle
Co-Art Directors: Sweet Chuck / Ravin Dave / Jonathan B. Ragle
Assistant Art Director : Emilia M. Wilson
Edited By: Jeremie Dameme / David R. Iannone Jr.
Camera Operator: Jonathan B. Ragle
Location Manager: S.C.R.D.
Digital Colorist: Derek Amengual
Digital Capture: Maria Herron
Titles & Graphic Design: Ravin Dave
Craft Service Lead: S.C.R.D.
Craft Service Assistants: Felipe, Kevin & GPB Crew
Casting: S.C.R.D. / Jonathan B. Ragle
Stylists: Lizzie Arneson
Behind the Scenes Photography: Bruce Dumont
Starring: Sweet Chuck, Ravin Dave, EMCity, Maria Del Mar Gonzalez, Nyiela Barret, Showboat, Yo Bexxx, Victoria Edwards, Kesha Blake, Big Hollywood, 187 Sound, Dj Journey, Felipe
Extras (in no particular order): Jezza Regoyal-Estaris, Jessica Israel, Kim Ross, Tori Long, Jefferson Pierre, Kevin Lynch
S.C.R.D. managed by Charles J Jugans III. and David R. Iannone Jr.
Special Thanks To: Ryan Reynolds, Jared L, Kevin, Jason Oswald, Mahsa, Jenny, Eric, Billy, Stephanie, Franny, El Jefe, Scully and the rest of the neighborhood who put up with us and our shenanigans. RIP Steve D.