Genres: Hip Hop / Soul
Label: Sanctfily Music Group, LLC
Management: Timothy Welbeck, Esq.
School : Morehouse University
“Imagine if Jay-Z and Lauryn Hill had a love child, raised him in the church and only let him listen to gospel and the classics of soul. That person’s music would sound like mine. In short, my music is what a beautiful painting sounds like. Just listen, and you’ll know all you need to”
ARTIST BIO Red Baron represents, literally and figuratively. He is an emcee and attorney who has crafted a stirring brand of music that is thought-provoking and relevant, honest and life-changing. He has garnered high compliments from hip-hop legends (EPMD, DJ Scratch), industry tastemakers (Mtv Correspondent Sway) and record executives (VP of A&R at Def Jam, Lenny S), in addition to having won the Session 1 Grand Prize in the Hip-Hop Category for the 2010 John Lennon Songwriting Contest; all of which has quickly made Red Baron one of rap music’s best kept secrets. Born in the bedrock of the blues, reared in the home of R&B, and classically trained in violin, it would seem Red was destined to make music. His music fuses the blues, jazz, soul, R&B and rock, yet still rings true of hip-hop. Red Baron found his voice as a musician while a student at Morehouse College. Shortly after graduating, he released his critically acclaimed debut, Paint the Town Red. He is slated to release his highly anticipated second album, entitled, Shades of Grace on January 18, 2011. Red has performed in various venues: colleges and universities, national conferences, churches, rehab centers, detention centers, bars, clubs, and even a grocery store. He has shared the stage with hip-hop legends, established international artists, garnered national and international radio airplay, has won local and international songwriting competitions and won music industry showcases. His music has been featured on an official mixtape alongside material from some of the more prominent names in hip-hop (e.g. Jay-Z, Kanye West, Lil’ Wayne, T.I., Drake, Nikki Minaj, etal). The venues have changed; the response has not. Amid a time where most contemporary artists spin tales of lustful acts, violence, “bling-bling” dreams, etc., Red Baron’s content and potent lyrics set him apart. His music focuses on his faith and fulfilling his role as a husband, father, attorney (yes attorney) and educator. Quite simply, his music is what a beautiful painting sounds like. Just listen, you’ll know all you need to…