Check out what Recording Artist/Producer/Songwriter, MARCELLA PRECISE, had to say about her "go to" pieces, when she's "on the go" this spring/summer season.
Spring is the time of the year when flowers bloom and the earth renews herself..lucky for us, the same goes for music. Spring is the Festival season. With all the great hoopla over events like Coachella, Australia's Superfest & SXSW, I thought I'd give some of my picks for dressing in the festival season. It's perfect time for taking in new music and/or your favorite band, often times in a beautiful outdoor venue. For me that is a call for comfort! Be it a day in the hot sun or a mild day with a touch of drizzle, comfort is key when your out in the field enjoying a high energy performance or back stage taking in a VIP buffet. One of the springs cutest trends is the color explosion that is TANGERINE. Here are some of my picks for bringing some citrus cool to a fun festival look. Thank you fashionistazlife.com
Lady And A Tramp (Terence "Tramp-Baby" Abney & Marcella Precise) are a production-songwriting team out of Brooklyn, NY. Their production/songwriting credits includes heavyweights and household names such as Pink, Stacie Orrico, Charlie Wilson, Brooke Hogan, Noel Gourdin, Luther Vandross & Jaheim. I had the exteme pleasure of chatting with Marcella Precise. We talked about how they started in the music business, the success of Jaheim's latest album "Another Round" and "studio singers".
EJae: How did you come up with the name A Lady And A Tramp?
Marcella: I've always been a Lady in my style of dress and conversations. Managing to see the brighter side of situations because to me, whatever I'm going thru... it is always about to get better. Since my teen years, my optimism had folks always calling me a Lady. Every woman is a Lady that respects herself. Also, I was one of a 5 female artist collective (including Bahamadia, Lauryn Hill, Uneek and Tripp) asked to do a song with international party dj, Big Kap. He dubbed us 'Da Ladies' too. Terence grew up around several famous jazz musicians that were friends of his parents and kept his own extensive record collection that crossed genres from rock, rap, r&b to soul, etc. The Otis Redding & Carla Thomas song "Tramp" and Salt N Pepa's "Tramp" were a part of his collection. Everyone called him Tramp-Baby-Jazz. Ish of Digable Planets still calls him Jazz but for the most part his crew and other producers call him Tramp. Lady And A Tramp was meant to be:)
EJae: How long have you been writing and producing?
Marcella: Music is Life!!! I can't remember not having music in my life ever. I wrote my first play and poem at 8. I wrote my first song at 10, my latest song ten minutes ago and LADY AND A TRAMP co-wrote our latest tv commercial for a South African health beverage campaign that my lyrics entitled, THE GOODNESS a few months ago. My God is so amazing that we prefer to live life and let someone else Time It when we're at eternal rest. I love being involved in the specifics of the details in the creative process. We throw ourselves all in, while appreciating what others bring to the table to keep fun yet focused.
One thing about good talent is, regardless of how long of a hiatus an artist takes, we never forget a song that captured their essence. Jaheim blasted on the scene in 2001 with his smooth soulful sound and has had hits such as "Anything", "Just In Case" and "Put That Woman First". He's released four albums since his debut. Three which included the word 'Ghetto" in the album titles, his debut Ghetto Love; Still Ghetto and Ghetto Classics. In 2007, he left the ghetto moniker behind when he released The Makings of A Man.
In 2009, Jaheim returns with the distinct voice he's known for, and an uptempo joint that will definitely have you doing a two-step. The first single "Ain't Leaving Without You" from his forthcoming album samples De La Soul's 1991 single "Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey)" . This track is produced by Kay Gee of Naughty By Nature fame and written byLady And A Tramp (they co-wrote 4 and produced 2 tracks off of the album), Balewa Mohammed (The Clutch), & E. Laues.
Look for Jaheim's album to hit stores February 2010.
Listen to "Ain't Leaving Without You" above. What are your thoughts on this track?