Music from the south has a different kind of heat. It's the blaze of fire from the church meeting the warm, wet heat of deep southern soul. Never before has a solo artist captured that fiery sound. That is until now Ladies and Gentlemen, Elite Muzic is proud to present Digital Black from Playa.
With his background in southern gospel, Digital Black is pushing R&B in a whole new direction for '05. Digital Black from Playa is the embodiment of Kentucky soul. "My sound comes from the heart. Its old school and emotional yet still ghetto, "says Digital Black."It's about knowing which parts need harmonies and which parts don't. Or you might need to sing one line really, really soft and blow up on the next line. I write my songs so I know exactly how they should sound."
Digital Black had begun to make a name for himself when he wrote Ginuwine's number one hit, "So Anxious" and he has also worked with the late Aaliyah, Missy Elliot, Timbaland, Al Green, David Hollister, Tweet, Nicole Ray, Tank, Gerald Levert, Jodeci, Jo Jo, Toni Braxton and a host of producers such as Dr. Dre, Jazzy Pha, Kanye West, Seven, Scott Storch and Stevie J. " I think he brings a spiritual soul back to R&B that has been missing for the past decade or so. It's rare to see a solo artist that is as vocally solid and talented as Digital Black," said the late Aaliyah.
Digital Black's musical roots were born deep in Kentucky soil and nurtured under the steeples of the black church. He was influenced by the solid harmonies and strong performance skills of quartet gospel.
"My styles are also influenced by older people," says Digital Black. "Donnie Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, Al Green, Smokey Robinson, Charlie Wilson"
Digital Black's real strength is his versatility. From one track to another, the album moves easily from lover's jam to party ruckus. There is nothing this young man can't do. With style, flair and down-home flavor, Digital Black is bringing on the next wave of soul. People get ready and let the music speak for its self.