I am an A&R, music publisher, manager, creator and CEO of an up and coming talent/reality TV show(s). Some of my success stories are that I share a song with multi-platinum producer and rapper, Swizz Beatz, husband to Alicia Keys, called “Top Down” that has been featured in the movie “The Other Guys” as well as the Microsoft XBox game called "Grand Theft Auto IV" in which a sample was used from the golden oldies song “Girl Come On Home” written by the late Roger Hatcher and Major Lance. Nas, the rapper, also rerecorded the song with Swizz Beatz as well as the Chipmunks and the adult animated TV show South Park. I also share the song called "Get A Hold Of Yourself" that was rerecorded by The Platters and Gladys Knight. It was originally recorded by Roger Hatcher and written by him and the late Johnny Mae Matthews who was the manager of Otis Williams and the Distances later known as The Temptations. The song "I Dedicate My Life To You" was also rerecorded by the Dramatics which was also originally written and recorded by Roger Hatcher in which I also share just to name a few.
As I ventured off to do my own thing, I have worked with multi-platinum producer Keith Clizark, who has produced songs for Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Def Jam, Too Short, Master P, Kurupt, Mystical, and Tha Eastsidaz, as Mr. Clizark’s assistant and A&R. I later was asked by Mr. Clizark to be a music manager to his artist, Risse Cakkes, cousin to Busta Rhymes. I am currently a manager to a very talented R&B/Pop artist that I feel has what it takes to make it to the top. As his manager, his songs were presented to Ant Rich, of Jive Records, and was strongly considered for Chris Brown to record. American Idol, Ruben Studdard, also received music from me for my client and loved what he heard, but his CD was going in a different direction. Lastly, through my efforts, the artist that I manage was originally chosen to do opening act for Diggy Simmons, Rev. Run's from Run DMC, son (Russell Simmons Nephew). My artist has since changed from R&B/Pop genre to Inspirational genre! As a music publisher, I have presented a song, under my publishing company, Braden & Braden Music (ASCAP), that was later placed behind a production company’s logo for the movie "You're Nobody Until Somebody Kills You" Directed by Michael A. Pinkney; Spike Lee was the Executive Producer of the movie. I have also presented songs that were placed with Subway restaurants, online TV series, Universal Music Group (UMG) and Keith Clizark's Team Mash'N distribution company just to name a few.
I am currently in the process of getting my up & coming talent/reality TV shows called We Are Making Starz, W.A.M.S Tour, and Red Carpet that has been picked up by a major patented and marketing company. The marketing company will be shopping 3 shows to major networks, trade shows, potential buyers etc. here in the US as well as Overseas. These shows have been compared to American Idol, The Voice, America's Got Talent, Redemption Song and So You Think You Can Dance.
About The Creator
Thank you God for choosing me to carry out your will with these shows. Because you are behind me every step of the way, there is only great things ahead of me!