Willie Brown, born William Thomas Trenell Brown, another product of the Lynwood/ Compton, California area, is an up and coming artist who has been noted for his multifaceted talents as a rap artist, lyricist, musician, producer, and songwriter for newly formed Four Dott Music of which “Willie B” is Predsident and CEO. At the tender age of 13, Willie discovered his passion for writing and composing music being heavily influenced by his father Cedric, who introduced and instructed Willie in playing piano. Also having Willie to accompany him to church and singing for the church’s choir and for various choirs outside of their home of worship.
Known for his mixture of West Coast and East Coast rap styles as well as interjecting samples from a myriad of musical genres (including TV themes and motion picture scores), “Willie B” has captured a universal audience with his ability to present thought provoking messages through his methodical application of lyrical prowess while commanding your attention with his mesmerizing, hypnotic recipe of applying the right beats in the right places at the right time. Being influenced by such artist as Stevie Wonder, The Dramatics, jazz vocalist Kurt Elling, Jay-Z, Nas, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Just Blaze, and others, “Willie B” possesses the willingness to take his music to places that most hip hop artists are afraid to.
“There is a lot of my life in my compositions. When you hear the music, then get to know the man behind the music, and experience things I’ve experieced, that’s when everything will make complete sense”, says Willie B who is also talented in the art of imagery (illustration). Willie managed to find a way to translate the artistry of his hands to compose a mural of music artistry that will take you on a memorable ride via his unprecedented delivery of rhyme and reason designed for audiences of all ages.
If hunger is something that you’re looking for then Vito aka Industry Ready “V” will give it to you straight gutter and raw. Mix it in with a confident swag, a baby face, and non-stop one hitter quitter verses and you get the up and coming “new face in hip-hop”. Don’t let the twenty-seven year old baby faced Queens native fool you, because once Vito is on the mic it’s far from anything nice. Take a walk with the vivacious young man behind the music and then you can begin to overstand the unsigned phenomenon’s master plan.
Vito was born Daniel B. Thomas on December 31, 1983 at Jamaica Hospital in Queens, New York. He was born to the proud parents Clayton and Cathy Thomas; he is the last of three children. Throughout his early childhood he resided in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn. Later on at the age of six he moved to South Jamaica, Queens with his mother and siblings. They moved to an already crowded house that stood about 100 ft. from Guy R. Brewer Blvd .Guy R. Brewer is known as one of the most popular streets in Queens. Through out Vito’s child hood he was raised by his grand father Mr. Savage (R.I.P) who is sadly no longer with us. His dad Clayton Sr. was around financially but he like so many other black men lived his life in the streets. So when Clayton Sr. wasn’t around Vito’s grandfather took on the role of grandfather and father all at once while not only raising his own children but his grand children as well.
Vito has not only been perfecting his craft but has gained a Southern fan base as well while traveling back and forth to Virginia & California doing shows, radio station appearances, college performances. As of now only time will tell how much Vito’s hard work and perseverance has paid off we can only leave that up to the record labels and god. But for now Vito can guarantee that 2012 is his year. For 2012 Vito will be working on his first ever LP entitled “Can You Hear Me Now?” Also he will be including a DVD entitled “Can You See Me Now?” with exclusive interviews and videos. He will be working with up and coming director Kash Milli of Follow the Script Multimedia. As you can see consistency is key and Vito is on a road to success.
As Vito once said ” Hip-Hop isn’t dead it just took a couple of shots.” These words deem to be true because he has come to revive the rap game back to life. It’s lonely at the top but Vito is willing to take that chance for his claim to stardom. The only question left to ask is “If the world is ready for the next big thing?” Remember the name Vito because sooner than later you will be bumping to his music.
“If you really love V I ask you pray for my success”-IndustryReadyV.