New Jersey Composer and Hip Hop Artist Tunde Akinrolabu better know as T. Akin, began writing poetry at the age of 12. Deeply passionate about music and songwriting, he was educated in music theory, and has been composing music for the past 6 years.
Kadillak Kaz is from the West Coast. He grew up in Southern California during the time of gang violence, drugs and racial tensions. Growing up in the midst of utter confusion, music and writing became Kadillak's passion. At an early age, he took to the pen as an outlet to express his pain and frustration. His lyrics reflect his life experiences and his faith in GOD, which gave him the determination to rise above his circumstances. He hopes that he can inspire others with similar backgrounds to stay strong and persevere.
Kadillak has performed with legendary hip hop recording artists such as Raekwon, Pharcyde, Jayo Felony, Kurupt, Roscoe, Sleepy Brown, Sugar Free, Bad Azz, W.C., Ice Cube, Mack 10, Cashis and Jon B.
His first solo project titled “Cash Out or Mash Out,” included hits “Bedda Learn Bout It,” “Godda Do” & “Here 4 U.”
Kadillak's second album is titled “The Coldest Winter Ever." On this record, he collaborated with artists Mac Lucci, Eastwood, Tri Star, and others. The project has gained a strong following in Japan, Germany, Paris, Canada and Africa.
Kadillak also released his first mix tape “Hood Legacy Vol. 12." He co-hosted with DJ Kingflow of Paris, DJ Danny of Germany and “Lak N Load” hosted by Dj Wizkid. Currently, Kadillak Kaz is busy in the studio working on his latest album. For Kadillak's Bio and more information on this talented artist and upcoming events, visit his website http://itskaddybaby.com/
Kevin Hayden is an American drummer, producer and composer. Kevin studied at Milwaukee Area Technical College where he was mentored by Ben Hans, one of Milwaukee’s premiere jazz drummers.
Kevin has worked with several gospel and jazz greats such a the Gospel Chops, legendary drummer Peter Erskine (Weather Report, Michel Brecker) and pianist John Beasley(Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard).
Kevin released his debut album "Delegations And Assignments" which featured keyboardist Terry Harris Jr., bassist Damian Erskine (Peter Erskine Trio) and bassist/producer Lance Tolbert (Mariah Carey.)
Kevin started jazz fusion band, the “Kevin Hayden Band. This band featured keyboardist Theo Merriweather, bassist Dwayne Williams and saxophonist Tobias Cainion. Later, Kevin recruited a 4th member to the band, keytarist, Quintin Gulledge.
In 2010, Kevin released his hit single “Distant" which featured his friends Joel Wade on keys, Christopher Marcellus on bass and Isaiah Joshua on alto sax. Soon after, the Kevin Hayden Trio debuted the release of the trio's "The Winter Project", which features Evan Paydon on bass and Terry Harris Jr. on keys. Guest appearances include Isaiah Joshua on alto sax and vocalist Camille Hunt.
In early 2012 the trio acquired bassist Alan Harris and released their latest album "Paris". This album features tenor saxophonist Eric Schoor, alto saxophonist Isaiah Joshua, guitarist Darrien Williams, vocalist Camille Hunt and a guest appearance by narrator Harrison D. Kern.
In 2013 the trio's third studio album entitled "Illegal Playlist" was released. The album is co-produced by jazz pianist, Greg Spero of the Buddy Rich Big Band. Guest appearances include Quintin Gulledge and guitarist Shonn Hinton (John Legend) and hip-hop artist Klassik.