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"Rock and Roll" by Big Black Lincoln (Instrumental)
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December 27, 2011 10:24 AM PST
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September 04, 2011 10:30 AM PDT
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July 03, 2011 05:02 PM PDT
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June 13, 2011 10:33 AM PDT
All vocals performed by: Ro Dolla | Scratches performed by: T.R.A.C.K.S | Guitar Played by: Markus DomitricSatalite (2011)
April 12, 2011 11:44 AM PDT
"Satalite (2011)" is a record I decided to put together to add on to my project: Lost and Found: "The Instrumental Mixtape" (1997-1999). I also decided to put this record together because I wanted to take advantage of my own creative opportunity, to showcase what is possible when you or someone can take something from the past and still be able to create a body of timeless art. The beat was unreleased and was produced by SaukratesPlayhouse
April 07, 2011 07:44 PM PDT
The original of this record was performed by the group "The Back Room". The Original name of the song is called "Definition Of A Track"
Lost & Found: "The Instrumental Mixtape" (1997-1999)
February 16, 2011 08:52 PM PST
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LOST & FOUND: "THE INSTRUMENTAL MIXTAPE" (1997-1999)
This project was inspired by the short documentary project TDK: Life On Record "The Chornicles" featuring Nasir “Nas” Jones. These beats were made between 1997-1999. I wanted to share with "YOU" and the rest of the world a bit of my first attempts of being a producer as well as an artist.
I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to work with the people I did during this time period. All beats on this mixtape where copied to mp3 straight from the cassettes I found them on. When imported into itunes on your computer, you will notice that I wrote brief descriptions of what inspired that particular instrumental in the “comments” section. I hope you enjoy listening to hear how far I've come!!
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January 28, 2011 04:59 PM PST
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RO DOLLA BIO â€œI never grew up with dreams of being a superstar, Never thought of giving up so much to get this far, All I ever wanted was my parents to be happy, Drive a Coupe Deville 70s Caddi, With my music touching the worldâ€-70â€™s Child It takes a certain type of man to stand confidently alone and stand comfortably beside his peers. Ro Dolla is one of these rarities a charismatic individual and a perceptive team player. Heâ€™s very humble when asked about his affiliation with the members of his crew and some of Hip Hops best-known artists. Stating â€œIf it wasnâ€™t for some of my crew members guidance, who knows how far I would of come or if I would have ever chased my dream at allâ€. Yet this rapper/producer also loves basking in the solo spotlight, as proven by his acclaimed breakout single Youâ€™ve Changed (from Baby Blue Soundcrewâ€™s Private Party Collectors Edition Vol. 1). Now Roâ€™s positioned to let his voice be heard by the masses armed with his lyrics, music and a guiding quote by Sir Henry Royce: â€œStrive for perfection in everything you do. Take the best that exists and make it betterâ€. When it does not exist, design it. It was only a few years ago that Ro was taking (and making) complaints in the customer call center of the Ford Motor Company. I used to hear a whole bunch of complaints from people about their cars, he recalls. Then I used to call up my friends complaining that I had to get out of this and do music full time. Finally I decided to take the leap, to work hard and pursue my dream. Roâ€™s dream started early by listening to the sounds of Curtis Mayfield, Bob Marley, Rick James, The Jacksonâ€™s, Prince, Stevie Wonder, Al Green and Millie Jackson. His mothers gentle urging helped take his aspirations a step past wishful thinking. Remembers Ro: My mom said: â€œWell, youâ€™ve always been passionate about music, why donâ€™t you learn an instrument?â€ â€œIt wasnâ€™t until I started practicing the piano that I became more in tuned with music. After that, I really didnâ€™t want to leave it aloneâ€. He studied classical piano for eight years at the New Conservatory of Music and picked up the guitar in high school. It was during these formative years that Ro also joined a budding creative alliance, known as The Circle. Uniting with Kardinal Offishall, Solitair, Saukrates, Choclair, Jully Black, Tara Chase, and others, he became a member of Canadaâ€™s most successful and renowned hip-hop collective. â€œIâ€™ve always loved being around so many talented people,â€ Ro says. â€œSince we have all grown up together, we know each others capabilities and continually push each other to do better, whether it pertains to music or just becoming a better and more wiser individualâ€. Lyrically, Ro is a dynamic storyteller. He excels at observation and grounds his verses in the reality around him. Ferociously writing his narratives on paper, napkin, skin, and sometimes even leaving ideas on his answering machine, he spins these words into concepts such as a love story (Cosmopolitan) or examining the same situation from two perspectives (N***aims) But Ro explains thereâ€™s a commonality in all his songs: â€œIn my music, no matter what I talk about, thereâ€™s always some sort of message left behind for the listener to grab a hold ontoâ€. So far heâ€™s contributed to three gold-selling albums in Canada: Choclairâ€™s Juno Award-winning Ice Cold and both volumes of the Baby Blue Soundcrewâ€™s Private Party Collectors Edition. Ro also leaves a positive vibe with the many audiences he touches itching for more. Whether itâ€™s rocking an intimate club setting or commanding an arena of thousands, Ro loves feeding off the energy of a hype crowd. Heâ€™s toured across Canada and various spots in the states and Europe with his fellow Black Jays Comrades Kardinal and Solitair, which has enabled his talent to shine on its own and also amongst his peers but because of his musical background, Ro knew he didnâ€™t simply want to rhyme over music; he wanted to create it. In â€˜96 Kardinal sat Ro in front of an ASR-10 and the rest was history. Out came neck-snapping hip-hop, house music to stir your soul and deep funk that broke all the rules. Nowadays, Ro is the accomplished sound architect for his own music and has been able to co-produce tracks with Saukrates for various American heavyweights (Redman, Kurupt, Frank n Dank, J-Ro of the Alcoholiks and E3) and some of Canadaâ€™s elite (Choclair and Da Grassroots) and one of UKâ€™s Dance music sensation â€œMarinaâ€. Ro also unleashes a new breed of funk as a member of Big Black Lincoln (Saukrates, Agile of Brassmunk, T.R.A.C.K.S. and Shakari). With hits like Pimpin' Life (showcasing Roâ€™s Curtis Mayfield-influenced background vocals) and She Was This all culminates into a solid track record that has earned Ro respect from the industry and his fellow musicians. Says Kardinal Offishall: â€œRo Dolla is a phenomenon that can only be compared to the likes of every elite talent our country has produced. He is as equally versed in production as he is in rocking the micâ€. As Ro prepares for his anticipated solo release entitled North Hollywood, heâ€™s realized itâ€™s not just his peers who want to shower him with encouraging words. Since the release of the single Youâ€™ve Changed, which tells the tale of a young woman limited by the trappings of glamour and glitz, Roâ€™s been stopped by both males and females who has been touched by his song. â€œUp to this day, I still get an overwhelming responseâ€, Ro admits. â€œIt lets me know how much of a demand there is for my music and what I have to offer on a whole. Not only because of the songs success, but also because of how much influence it had on peopleâ€™s lives. It really lets me know that there is a place for my music on this earthâ€.
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