Diamond D started out as a DJ in the mid - late 80's and was at the same time perfecting his skills in beat making and turntablism, and, together with rhyme partner Master Rob, he was one half of the group Ultimate Force. The group signed with Jazzy Jay's Strong City Records, and Diamond and Rob started recording their debut album, I'm Not Playin', in 1988 and released the 12-inch single with the same title, which spawned a buzz in the underground. The album was completed in 1990, but it got caught up in label politics, such as the shutdown of Strong City distributor Uni Records, and was shelved until 2007 when it was released through Traffic Entertainment. One of the last songs recorded for the album was a Diamond D solo song in which he actually picked up the mike for the first time. The song was called "The Best-Kept Secret."

As Ultimate Force dissolved, record executives had their eyes on the Bronx phenomenon, which eventually resulted in the 1992 release of Diamond's debut album "Stunts, Blunts and Hip Hop" (released under the moniker Diamond & the Psychotic Neurotics). The album is considered to be one of the finest D.I.T.C. solo LPs and features an early appearance from Big L and was the 1st time Fat Joe appeared on a song. "Represent”Fat Joe’s 1993 debut album was mainly produced by Diamond D, followed by producing for multiple hip hop and R&B artists listed below in the discography.

In 1996, Diamond D won a GRAMMY® Award for his production contribution on the Fugees LP "The Score" which won for Best Rap Album. The same year he appeared on the Red Hot Organization's compilation CD "America is Dying Slowly" alongside Biz Markie, Wu-Tang Clan, and Fat Joe and many other prominent hip hop artists. The CD, meant to raise awareness of the AIDS epidemic among African American men, was heralded as a masterpiece by The Source magazine.

Diamond's second album "Hatred, Passions and Infidelity", was released in 1997 to mostly positive reviews. Following the release, Diamond established his name as a sought-after producer after providing impressive beats for hip hop legends such as Busta Rhymes, Fugees, KRS-One, Showbiz & AG,Queen Latifah, The Pharcyde, House of Pain and Brand Nubian, among others. Diamond D is regarded as one of the first hip hop producers to work with artists on both the east and west coasts.

Since then, he has released the independent mixtape "Grown-Man Talk", the official mixtape compilation "The Diamond Mine", and provided contributions to his D.I.T.C. cohorts' projects including the crew's self-titled debut album on Tommy Boy/Warner Bros. Records in 2000.

Diamond D was nominated a second time for a GRAMMY® Award in 2008 for co-production on Natalie Cole's cover of Aretha Franklin's "Day Dreaming". That same year he signed with Babygrande Records and released his fourth album, titled "The Huge Hefner Chronicles". Unlike previous efforts, the LP showed Diamond’s focus on his rhymes, and production was handled by other respected underground beat makers such as Nottz, DJ Scratch, Ill Mind, Def Jef, and Jesse West. In 2010, he produced “Shine,” the first single from Pharoahe Monch's LP "W.A.R. (We Are Renegades) . In 2013 he launched his record label Dymond Mine Records. In 2014 his first signee was BIGREC and Diamond went on to produce his 1st LP titled "DoomsDay" and later that year he also released his 1st production LP "The Diam Piece". Both albums were well received and had great reviews. 

Awards, Nominations, Honors, Credits
1996 - GRAMMY® Award-Winner Producer and Emcee for the Fugees, "The Score" (Best Rap Album)
1998 - The Source Magazine's Top 100 Hip Hop LPs of all time: "Stunts, Blunts and Hip Hop"
2007 - GRAMMY® Award-Nominated Producer for Natalie Cole's "Day Dreaming"
2010 - XXL Magazine Top 10 list of producers who rhyme: Oct issue
2011 - The Source Magazine Top 10 list of producers who rhyme: Feb issue
2013 - The iStandard Producers "Living Legend" Award


GRAMMY® Award-Winning Producer and Emcee and GRAMMY® Award-Nominated Producer, Co-founding Member of D.I.T.C. (Diggin In The Crates), DJ, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Hip Hop Historian, Music Video Producer, Multimedia Company Owner and Public Speaker.

Long recognized as one of the most influential producers from the 90's to the present, plus a co-founding member of D.I.T.C., and GRAMMY® Award-winner, Diamond D has earned his place as a legendary hip hop icon. His story is incredible, educational and inspiring. 

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Stunts, Blunts and Hip Hop
Released: September 22, 1992
R&B/Hip-Hop chart position: #47
Singles: "Best Kept Secret"/"Freestyle (Yo, That's That Shit)," "Sally Got a One-Track Mind"/"Check One, Two," "Fuck What U Heard"/"I'm Outta Here"
Hatred, Passions and Infidelity
Released: August 26, 1997
R&B/Hip-Hop chart position: #40
Singles: "The Hiatus"/"No Wonduh (The Projects)," "J.D.'s Revenge"/"This One"
Grown Man Talk
Released: 2003
The Diamond Mine
Released: 2005
I'm Not Playin' (as part of Ultimate Force)
Released: June, 2007
Singles: "I'm Not Playing", "Girls/I'm In Effect/Supreme Diamond D"
The Huge Hefner Chronicles
Released: 2008

The Diam Piece
Released: 2014
The Diam Piece 2
Released: 2019

1989: Raheem - "I'm The King"
1990: Lord Finesse & DJ Mike Smooth - Funky Technician (LP):
"Funky Technician", "Here I Come", "Bad Mutha", "I Keep The Crowd Listening"
1990: Ultimate Force - "I'm Not Playing" (LP)
1999: Showbiz & AG - "I'm Convinced", previously unreleased
1991: Lord Finesse - Return of the Funky Man (LP):
"Fuck ’Em", "Isn't He Something", "Praise The Lord", "That's How Smooth I Am", "Praise The Lord (Remix)"
1992: Showbiz and A.G. "Hard to Kill", "Soul Clap," from Runaway Slave
1992: The Ghetto Girlz - Ain't Takin' No Shit (LP):
"Alphabetical Order", "Bitch Ass Nigger", "Marked For Death", "That's All She Wrote"
1992: Diamond D And The Psychotic Neurotics - Stunts, Blunts and Hip Hop (2xLP)
1992: Diamond D And The Psychotic Neurotics - "Best Kept Secret (Remix by 45 King & Diamond)"
1992: Brand Nubian - "Punks Jump Up To Get Beat Down", "Punks Jump Up... (Remix)
1992: Busy Bee - Thank God For Busy Bee (LP):
"Get With Me", "Home Boyz", "I Got Thingz Sewed", "My Personality"
1992: The A.T.E.E.M. - Yeah (Diamond Mix)
1992: R.O.C. - Dedicated to My Girl (Diamond Mix)
1993: Illegal - "CrumbSnatcher" and "Illegal Will Roc" from The Untold Truth
1993: Red Hot Lover Tone - Give It Up (Remix)
1993: Cypress Hill - When The Ship Goes Down (Diamond Mix)
1993: Yaggfu Front & Diamond D - Slappin' Suckas Silly (Remix)
1993: Apache - "Who Freaked Who" and "Get Ya Weight Up" from Apache Ain't Shit
1993: Fat Joe - Represent (LP):
"Bad Man", "Watch The Sound", "Flow Joe", "Da Fat Gangsta", "Shorty Gotta Fat Ass", "You Must Be Out of Your Mind"and "Get On Up"
1993: Diamond D - "I'm Outta Here (Remix)"
1993: Illegal - "We Getz Buzy (Remix)"
1993: Raazda Rukkuz - "Da Chronic Asthmatics" and "Loco Impact", 12" Single
1993: Leaders of the New School - "Classic Material (Remix)"
1993: Diamond D ft. Lord Finesse & Sadat X - "You Can't Front"
1993: Private Investigators - "Who Am I? (God) [Remix]"
1993: Ed O.G. & Da Bulldogs - Roxbury 02119 (LP):
"Streets of the Ghetto", "Busted", "Love Comes & Goes", "I Thought Ya Knew", "Dat Ain't Right"
1994: Fu-Schnickens - ""Sneakin' Up On Ya", ""Aaahh Ooohhh!" from Nervous Breakdon
1994: A.D.O.R. - The Concrete (LP):
"Day 2 Day", "Heart & Soul", "Keep it Real", "The Kid is Crazy", "Day 2 Day (Mecca Mix)"
1994: Shadz of Lingo - A View to a Kill (LP):
"Different Stylez", "Don't Test Da Skills", "Ill And Get Clowned", "Think I Give A Fuck"
1994: Red Hot Lover Tone - "#1 Player" and "Bust The Manueva", from #1 Player
1994: Nefertiti - "Come Down Baby" and "Family Tree" from L.I.F.E.
1994: House of Pain "Word is Bond", "Word is Bond (Remix)" from Same As It Ever Was
1994: Justice System - "Dedication to Bambaata (Remix)"
1994: Dana Barros & Cedric Ceballos, ft. A.G. & Brand Nubian - "Ya Don't Stop"
1994: Outkast - "SouthernPlayalistiCadillacMuzik (Remix)"
1994: Scientifik - "I Got Planz" and "Yeah Daddy", from Criminal
1994: The Veldt - "Soul in a Jar (Guitar Mix)"
1994: Joi ft. Shadz of Lingo - "Freedom"
1994: Total Devastation - "Wonderful World of Skins (Remix)"
1994: Lucas - "Cityzen (Diamond D Remix)"
1995: The Pharcyde "Groupie Therapy," from Labcabincalifornia
1995: KRS-One - "Build Ya Skillz," "Squash All Beef," from KRS-One
1995: KRS-One - "Ah Yeah (Diamond Flava)" and "Ah Yeah (Diamond Rhode Mix)", 12" Single
1995: KRS-One - "What I Know", unreleased outtake from KRS-One
1995: Big C - "Look Alive", from D&D Project
1995: Big Red - "Created A Monster" and "How They Want It", 12" Single
1995: Various Artists - "Freedom (Theme From Panther)"
1995: Tha Alkaholiks "Let it Out," "Next Level," from Coast II Coast
1995: Fat Joe - "Bronx Tales" and "Watch Out", from Jealous One's Envy
1995: Urban Thermo Dynamics - "Manifest Destiny"
1996: Fugees "The Score," from The Score
1996: Xzibit "Bird's Eye View," from At the Speed of Life
1996: Mondo Grosso - Do You See What I See (Remix)
1996: Ronnie Foster - "Summer Song (Diamond D Mix)"
1996: Sadat X ft. Fat Joe - "Nasty Hoes", from America is Dying Slowly
1996: Raekwon ft. Ghostface Killah& Jodeci - "Rainy Dayz (Mr. Dalvin Remix)"; co-production, programming & mixing
1996: Ras Kass "Soul on Ice (Remix)", from Soul on Ice (12" single)
1996: Broadway A.K.A. Party Arty - "Enjoy Yourself"
1996: Sadat X - "Wild Cowboys", "Petty People" and "Move On" from Wild Cowboys
1997: Afro Jazz - "Paria v/s Estat"
1997: Organized Konfusion "Questions," from The Equinox
1997: Diamond D - Hatred, Passions and Infidelity (2xLP)
1997: Diamond D - "Hiatus (Remix)", "MC2", from The Hiatus 12"
1997: D.I.T.C. - "Day One", 12" Single
1998: A.D.O.R. - "The Rush", from Shoq Frequency
1998: Busta Rhymes "What the Fuck You Want!!" from Extinction Level Event (Final World Front)
1998: Brand Nubian - "Foundation", from Foundaction
1998: D.I.T.C. ft. Brand Nubian - "I Flip Styles"
1998: Queen Latifah - "I Don't Know", from Order in the Court
1999: A.G. - "Nowhere to Go", from The Dirty Version
1999: Busta Rhymes - "The Bus-a-Bus (Remix)"
1999: Diamond D - "When it Pours it Rains", from Soundbombing 2
1999: Diamond D & Sadat X - "Feel It", 12" Single
1999: Mos Def "Hip-Hop," from Black on Both Sides
1999: Pharoahe Monch "The Light," "The Truth," "The Ass," from Internal Affairs
1999: Scaramanga - "S.I.R.", from 7 Eyes, 7 Horns
1999: Too Short ft. Jay-Z - "Here We Go", from Too Short (album)
2000: A.D.O.R. - "Cock'd Back", from Animal 2000
2000: Freddie Foxxx "Bumpy, Bring it Home," from Industry Shakedown
2000: D.I.T.C. "Day One," "Foundation," from D.I.T.C.
2000: Sadat X - "X-Man", "You Can't Deny" from State of NY vs. Derek Murphy EP
2000: Unbound Allstars - "Mumia 911"
2001: Busta Rhymes - "Wife in Law" featuring Jaheim
2001: Muro ft. O.C. - "Lyrical Tyrants (Diamond Mix)"
2002: The 45 King - "Double Dare"
2003: Akrobatik- "Feedback," from Balance
2003: ASD - "Sag Mir Wo Die Party Ist"
2003: Diamond D - Grown Man Talk (CD)
2004: Earatik Statik ft. Pacewon - "People Like Us", from Feelin Earatik
2004: Edo G featuring Pete Rock - "Streets is Callin", from My Own Worst Enemy
2004: The Omen - "It's Our World", from DJ Rhetmatic Mixtape
2005: A.D.O.R. - "The Realness", from Signature of Ill
2005: Sadat X - "The Great Diamond D", from Experience & Education
2005: Medina Green - "Green Boogie", from Mixtape
2006: Cannonball Adderley – "Bohemia in the Dark (Remix)"
2006: Sadat X - "The Post", from Black October
2007: Sean Price - "Get it Together", from Master P
2007: Natalie Cole - "Day Dreaming", from Leaving
2008: Terror Tongue - "Lyrical Threat", from Unreleased Production 1994
2008: Diamond D - "Good Tyme", "When Ur Hot Ur Hot" and "I Wanna Leave", from The Huge Hefner Chronicles
2009: Collective Efforts - "I Get Down"
2009: Freestyle Professors - "Think About It", from Gryme Tyme
2010: Sadat X-"In The Jungle" from Wild Cowboys II
2011: Pharoahe Monch - "Shine" from W.A.R. (We Are Renegades)
2011: Torae - "Changes" from For The Record
2011: J-Live - "No Time To Waste" from Said Person of That Ability
2013: Fat Joe - "Cypher" from The Darkside 3
2014: Pharoahe Monch - Rap Life
2014: Dialated Peoples - Let your thoughts fly away
2014: BIGREC - DoomsDay LP
2017: Dillon & Diamond D - Black Tie Affair

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Sadat X (born Derek Murphy; December 29, 1968[2]) is an American rapper, most famed as a member of Alternative hip hop group Brand Nubian. Originally known as Derek X, Sadat takes his name from former Egyptian president Anwar Sadat.[3]

In 1996, Sadat appeared on the Red Hot Organization's compilation CD, America is Dying Slowly, alongside Biz Markie, Wu-Tang Clan, and Fat Joe, among many other prominent hip hop artists. The CD, meant to raise awareness of the AIDS epidemic among African American men, was heralded as "a masterpiece" by The Source magazine.

On December 22, 2005, Sadat was arrested in Harlem and charged with criminal possession of a weapon, reckless endangerment and resisting arrest.[4] On October 3, 2006, Female Fun Music released Sadat's third full-length album Black October.

Sadat is involved in teaching children. Has worked as an elementary school teacher in New Rochelle, New York. Qualified as a firefighter in New Rochelle, New York. Coaches children's basketball for the New York City Basketball League. He also played point guard for the Howard University basketball team.[5]

On March 23, 2010, Sadat X released Wild Cowboys II, the long-awaited sequel to his 1996 solo debut Wild Cowboys, on Fat Beats Records. The album featured several guest appearances from Ill Bill, Kurupt, A.G., Brand Nubian, Rhymefest and others, with production from Pete Rock, Diamond D, Buckwild, Sir Jinx and others. On February 23, 2010, he released an EP, containing five songs from the album and their complementary instrumentals. The first single from the album is "Turn It Up" which features, and is produced by, Pete Rock. A music video for the song premiered on March 12, 2010, which contains cameo appearances from different New York veteran rappers.


Solo albums
Wild Cowboys
  • Released: July 15, 1996
  • Billboard 200 chart position: #83
  • R&B/Hip-Hop chart position: #13
  • Singles: "Hang 'Em High"/"Stages & Lights", "The Lump Lump"
The State of New York vs. Derek Murphy
  • Released: September 19, 2000
  • Billboard 200 chart position: #180
  • R&B/Hip-Hop chart position: #38
  • Singles: "Cock it Back"/"You Can't Deny", "Ka-Ching"
Experience & Education
  • Released: October 25, 2005
  • Billboard 200 chart position: #180
  • R&B/Hip-Hop chart position: #20
  • Singles: "God is Back", "What Did I Do?"/"The Great Diamond D"
Black October
  • Released: October 3, 2006
  • Billboard 200 chart position: -
  • R&B/Hip-Hop chart position: #83
  • Singles: "Why?"
Generation X
  • Released: November 4, 2008
  • Billboard 200 chart position: #122
  • R&B/Hip-Hop chart position: #12
  • Singles: "This is Your Life", "Never"
Brand New Bein'
  • Released: May 5, 2009
  • Billboard 200 chart position: -
  • R&B/Hip-Hop chart position: #92
  • Singles: "Nuthin", "Blow Up Da Spot"
Wild Cowboys II
  • Released: March 23, 2010
  • Billboard 200 chart position: -
  • R&B/Hip-Hop chart position: -
  • Singles: "Turn It Up"
No Features
  • Released: July 4, 2011
Love, Hell or Right
  • Released: December 4, 2012
  • Singles: "This Is Our Thing"
Never Left
  • Released: January 20, 2015
  • Singles: "On Fire"
With group "Brand Nubian"
One for All
  • Released: December 4, 1990
  • Billboard 200 chart position: #130
  • R&B/Hip-Hop chart position: #34
  • Singles: "Brand Nubian"/"Feels So Good", "Wake Up"/"Drop the Bomb", "All for One"/"Concerto in X Minor", "Slow Down"/"To the Right"
In God We Trust
  • Released: February 2, 1993
  • Billboard 200 chart position: #12
  • R&B/Hip-Hop chart position: #4
  • Singles: "Punks Jump Up to Get Beat Down", "Allah U Akbar"/"Steal Ya Ho", "Love Me or Leave Me Alone"/"The Travel Jam"
Everything Is Everything
  • Released: November 1, 1994
  • Billboard 200 chart position: #54
  • R&B/Hip-Hop chart position: #13
  • Singles: "Word Is Bond"/"Straight Off Da Head", "Hold On"/"Step Into Da Cipher"/"Alladat"
  • Released: September 29, 1998
  • Billboard 200 chart position: #59
  • R&B/Hip-Hop chart position: #12
  • Singles: "The Return"/"Brand Nubian", "Don't Let It Go to Your Head"/"Back Up Off the Wall", "Let's Dance"
Fire in the Hole
  • Released: August 10, 2004
  • Billboard 200 chart position: -
  • R&B/Hip-Hop chart position: #57
  • Singles: "Whatever Happened...?"/"Momma", "Who Wanna Be a Star? (It's Brand Nu Baby!)"/"Just Don't Learn", "Young Son"/"Still Livin' in the Ghetto"
Time's Runnin' Out
  • Released: 2007
  • Billboard 200 chart position: -
  • R&B/Hip-Hop chart position: #44
  • Singles: -


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A true wordsmith at heart, BIGREC simply moves people. Currently residing in Atlanta, GA, the New Orleans-born, Oklahoma-bred emcee has consistently made waves in the indie hip-hop scene and has become a highly respected voice within the hip-hop community. At the heart of this artist/entrepreneur is a blossoming movement called REALHIPHOPISBACK (aka RHHIB), which emphasizes bridging the gaps between mainstream & underground, and the generational gap between youth & elders. The mission & vision is centered on the 5 principles of entertainment, education, mentoring, philanthropy & spiritual enlightenment.

“Carving out my own pathway I’m an agent of change/
mainstream to underground, I be merging them lanes”
-BIGREC, “whenBIGRECspeaks”

As a performer, his commanding delivery & stage presence has captivated audiences nationwide and garnered the attention of many notables, including legendary Grammy award-winning producer/emcee DIAMOND D. Following a performance at the world-famous Apache Café, Diamond D approached him, made an introduction & expressed his desire to work together. The rest is history. Shortly thereafter, BIGREC linked with four locally renowned indie artists to form ATL super-group TH5PENTAGON (f/k/a THE-5IVE). The veteran collective–consisting of Jawz of Life, KP, Shred the Verbal Tongue & Snub Zero–received widespread notoriety and left an indelible mark in the ATL underground scene. Fast-forward to May 2014, and BIGREC’s highly-anticipated collaboration w/ Diamond D finally culminated with the album Doomsday, a joint venture between Dymond Mine Records & RHHIB Enterprises. This project notably marks the first time Diamond has ever exclusively produced an artist start-to-finish. Doomsday is now available on iTunes, GooglePlay, Amazon Music, Spotify & TIDAL.

“In the current climate, the bar is set so low, anybody can climb it/
I’m thankful I can be a master craftsman of timing…”
-BIGREC, “Unstoppable”

Having shared stages with hip-hop pioneers KRS-ONE, Cold Crush Brothers, Big Daddy Kane & Doug E.Fresh, amongst several other legendaries, BIGREC has become an inter-generational bridge for hip-hop culture. His debut LP Chronicles birthed notable songs “Nostalgia” & “(Life Is a) Process” & gave him the first radio airplay of his career. His follow-up LP Go Hard…The Album paid tribute to Tulsa, Oklahoma, his home of 13 years. Street anthems “Go Hard” & its remix dominated Oklahoma urban airwaves for the majority of 2006. He even made his charismatic presence felt globally by appearing on the internationally-syndicated television program WHEEL OF FORTUNE. Not only did he win & make it to the final round, but became the FIRST–and currently the ONLY–person to rap on the renown game show.

With over 20 years of elite-level performances, quality music releases & effective community service under his belt, BIGREC truly has his finger on the pulse of something major. With the balance of the world in question, BIGREC presents answers many have been looking for.


  • The first artist to ever have a project produced front-to-back by hip-hop legend & Diggin In The Crates co-founder DIAMOND D.
  • The first artist on DIAMOND D's label imprint, Dymond Mine Records.
  • Only rap artist to appear & perform on internationally syndicated game show Wheel of Fortune (www.tinyurl.com/BIGRECwheel)
  • Garnered radio airplay throughout the mid-south region, mainly Tulsa, Lawton & Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • RHHIB Mixtape series garnered over 75,000 downloads internationally.
  • Opened for KRS-ONE, Raekwon, Brand Nubian, The Cold Crush Brothers, Big Daddy Kane, Slick Rick, Doug E. Fresh, Kid N' Play, Kuntry King, Juvenile, Yo Gotti, Lil Scrappy, amongst several others.
  • Performed French Quarter Festival & New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival as feature rap artist w/ renown New Orleans funk go-go brass band Brass-a-Holics



  • "Chronicles: The Lineage, Life & Legacy" [LP] (2004)
  • "Go Hard...The Album" [LP] (2007)
  • "DoomsDay" [LP] (2014)


  • "RHHIB Mixtape Vol 1, The PreRECuisite" [Mixtape] (2010)
  • "RHHIB Mixtape Vol 1.5, The CorRECtive" [Mixtape] (2011)
  • "RHHIB Mixtape Vol 2, The DiRECtive" [Mixtape] (2011)
  • "RHHIB Mixtape Vol 3, The Movement...Thus Far" [Mixtape] (2012)


  • "Bullseye"
  • "Unstoppable"
  • "RHHIB"
  • "#BARS"
  • "Conquer All" (w/ Lyric Jones)
  • "I Am"
  • "SUMTHIN2SAY" (feat Playboy Tre & Tom P)
  • "Can We Talk?" (feat CoCo Jones)
  • "Release the Kraken" (feat 4-IZE & Fort Knox)
  • "mistaBIGstuff

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James Blake Carrington Gifted. Grounded. Grateful and genuine. The rarest of combinations given the goods. R&B/Hip-Hop singer, songwriter, arranger, record label starter, actor and driven entrepreneur, James Blake Carrington, a natural tenor, commands a five-octave range that stands hairs on neck and sends chills down spine. Born from life-altering news and an unbreakable resolve, the Harlem vocalist's forthcoming album, Be A Man will stick to the psyche, soothe souls and remind us of the greats who coupled uncanny talent with something nowadays lost: class.

Study his vox and hear Motown, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye, some of Carrington's major influences. Feel the honesty of Musiq Soulchild, the grace of Maxwell, the control of Donny Hathaway. Blake's is a soulful, sultry, and unbelievably rangeful voice cultivated in church and now polished and poised for the masses. On the streets of NYC, his peers gave him the name “Carrington.” Now, he’s the royal king of underground R&B.

Carrington was recently diagnosed with Sarcoidosis and continues to shoulder the hardships. He hopes Be A Man inspires others to grow, adapt and better themselves. He has shared the stage with, among others, Jagged Edge, Ne-Yo, Keyshia Cole, Akon, Tank, Ludacris, and Ciara. Foundation laid and dues paid, Blake takes his turn, the mic, and his place in music. 

Grinding for years. Well respected by his peers. Deserving of your ears.  Get to listening. 
http://www.gentsamongmen.com (Page 2/Must read,10/28/14)
Nominated Best Male R&B – Urban Music Awards 
Nominated Best Male R&B – Underground Music Awards

Films/Movies/TV: Blake Carrington appeared in the “AMERICAN GANGSTER” Movie starring Denzel Washington & Russell Crowe. Blake is also featured films such as the new Spider-Man 2 and Draft Day staring Kevin Costner and also landing his first speaking role in new hot Netflix series Orange is the New Black directed by Jody Foster. Currently working on more hit television series like Blue Bloods with Donny Walhberg and Nurse Jackie featuring Morris Chestnut, he countinues to extend his gifted talents in the acting and music worlds. There will be many more great things in the now future for the multitalented James "Blake Carrington". Stay Tuned In.

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