Presents His Debut CD Project
“THE BOOK OF LIFE”
Copyright 2008 Dr. Velma Smith. All rights reserved.
The gifted and talented Missippi delivers incomparable, innovative and dynamic excitement with some smoking original tracks on his debut project! This project offers sheer musical genius from Missippi which is uniquely his. In fact, his debut project “The “Book Of Life” offers a smorgasbord of exceptional vocal talent infused with lyrics that are both tastefully and elegantly oriented. Just as he deliberately plays on misspelling the name of his birth state, Mississippi; he deliberately and effortlessly sings with a personalized melodic/harmonic blend. This project is a must have for your music collection.
The initial track, “Airplane,” begins a musical story, jammed with musical chapters which prepares the listener for a sure destination “Heaven” and ends well! The project is an authentic masterpiece providing various genres of music such as pop, R&B, contemporary gospel and an abundance of soul. Relax, there is something on this project for everyone. His exceptional vocal talent takes melody and harmony in a completely new direction. One will readily note, Missippi is standing on the edge of an artistic epiphany on this project, which echoes success. Missippi’s music and vocal qualities conveys an exceptional abundance of inspiration and rhythmic directness that is simply profound. He possesses enormous sensitivity, musicality and expressiveness with his vocal proficiency.
This project offers seventeen tracks produced or co-produced by Jae Know (except for “House Car Diamond,” produced by John Silver). It also includes the upbeat-rhythmic club jams, “Shake It,” featuring the notorious Vallejo, California rap phenomenon E-40, and “This One,” an energetic track guest starring the phenomenal and legendary funk hit maker, Rick James, who was somewhat of a mentor for him. On his contemporary gospel track “Heaven,” he seriously represents the influence of his gospel roots. “The Book of Life” is an all-inclusive musical masterpiece which portrays the stages of evolution of life experiences from hardship and suffering to triumph and understanding.
During his early childhood, Missippi was known throughout his community as a “singing sensation.” His compelling musical heritage was conveyed from his grandfather who was a preacher and his mother, the director of two choirs. Without fail, every Sunday and sometimes during the week Missippi could be found in church. When he was five, he would joyously sing in front of the congregation. Subsequently, he became a highly sought after vocalist for weddings, funerals, birthdays and anniversary parties.
Music has never been foreign to Missippi because he was born with an intrinsic melodic distinctive. Not only does he come from a compelling musical heritage; it is significantly coupled with a distinctive historical heritage. Missippi’s musical roots were established in the “African American church” like various legendary greats, such as Sam Cooke, James Brown and Stevie Wonder. While in high school he toured for two years with the legendary gospel choir, The Mississippi Mass choir.
Missippi’s educational pursuits exemplifies his dedication to the spirit of excellence. He was able to stay out of trouble through the direction and pathways of a great mother and education. He attended Texas Southern University. Simultaneously, he competed successfully in talent shows and began experimenting with diverse genres of music, including classical, and even though familiar, folk and country.
Missippi’s repertoire of performances is quite extraordinary. He opened for artists such as Musiq, Raphael Saadiq, Dwele, John B. and Dwayne Wiggins.
Media dynamics for this project are wonderfully positive and breathes echoes of success.
Missippi’s musical influences are quite impressive. Notably, Nat King Cole, Fats Domino, Sam Cooke, Curtis Mayfield, Rev. James Cleveland, Mahalia Jackson and Muddy Waters to Lionel Ritchie, Michael Jackson, New Edition, Johnny Gill, Van Halen and Kiss. However, gospel is what influenced him most.
This project is distributed nationally by Too Loaded Records, LLC/T L R Entertainment. As an entrepreneur he formed Down in the Boonies Entertainment, LLC.
Missippi cordially invites you to authorize the powerful lyrics of “The Book of Life” to open a new chapter in your life. Please hear Missippi, you will be glad you did!