Marco Niemerski, known professionally as Tensnake (born 1975), is a German DJ and producer from Hamburg best known for his 2010 track "Coma Cat", which appeared on at least 15 compilations that year.
"Coma Cat" reached #85 on the official UK Singles Chart and #17 on the dance chart in the UK.
Tyrone Griffin better known by his stage name Ty Dolla Sign (stylized Ty Dolla $ign or Ty$), is a American rapper, singer, and producer from Los Angeles.
The son of a musician, Ty Dolla $ign originally began his career in music by learning the bass guitar. Since then, he has learned several instruments, from the drums, guitars, and keyboard to the MPC. Ty Dolla $ign's initial claim to fame was through the success of "Toot It and Boot It", a song he both wrote and produced for Def Jam artist YG. Both are affiliated with the group Pu$haz Ink. In 2011, Ty Dolla $ign released his first single "All Star", featuring Joe Moses with production by Fuego. His song "My Cabana" was ranked in Complexs Best 50 Songs of 2012 list at #23.
Tydolla$ign is currently signed to Taylor Gang Records and Atlantic Records who are set to release his debut untitled studio album. Prior to that however he released a mixtape Beach House 2 on July 1, 2013 with guest appearances by Too $hort, Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, and Kirko Bangz among others. The following day it was revealed he was signed to Taylor Gang Records. The mixtape was supported by the single "Irie" featuring Wiz Khalifa.
Wyclef Jeanelle Jean (born October 17, 1969) is a three-time Grammy Award-winning Haitian-American rapper, singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, and politician. At age nine, Jean moved to the United States with his family and has spent much of his life in the country. He first received fame as a member of the acclaimed New Jersey hip hop group the Fugees.
On August 5, 2010, Jean filed for candidacy in the 2010 Haitian presidential election, although the Electoral Commission subsequently ruled him ineligible to stand as he had not met the requirement to have been resident in Haiti for five years.
Jean's efforts at earthquake relief, highly publicized in 2010 throughout Haiti and the United States, were channeled through his charitable organization, Yéle Haiti. The charity, which performed a variety of charitable works in Haiti between 2005 and 2010, effectively closed in 2012 after much controversy.
"The Carnival" is the debut album released by American hip hop musician Wyclef Jean. Released on June 24, 1997, Jean also served as the album's executive producer. The album encompasses many musical genres, including hip hop, reggae, folk, disco, soul, Son Cubano and Haitian music. The album features guest appearances from Celia Cruz, The Neville Brothers and Jean's bandmates from The Fugees, Lauryn Hill and Pras. The Carnival spawned the singles "Gone Till November", "We Trying to Stay Alive", "Guantanamera" and "To All the Girls". The album features skits between many of its songs, most of them set in a fictional trial for Wyclef Jean, in which he is accused of being "a player" and a "bad influence". The final three songs on the album are sung in Haitian Creole. The album sold over 5 million copies worldwide, and was RIAA certified 2x Platinum. In 2005, comedian Chris Rock ranked it 16th on his list of the Top 25 Hip-Hop Albums ever.
The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II a Book is the second studio album released by American hip hop musician Wyclef Jean. It was certified platinum in the UK in 2001. The album features a guest appearance from Kenny Rogers, contributing a variation of the chorus from his 1978 number-one hit "The Gambler." Track 18, "Bus Search", is a spoken-word mini drama, in which Jean's tour bus is stopped by two Police officers, one of whom threatens to make them empty the bus' contents unless they play him something by Pink Floyd. The following track is a cover of the latter's "Wish You Were Here", overlaid with Jean rapping about the band.
Masquerade is the third studio album released by American hip hop musician Wyclef Jean. The album was released on July 18, 2002. The album was one of the first albums released by Columbia records that is unable to play on a PC or Mac. The album features the singles "Two Wrongs", "Pussycat" and "Knockin' On Heaven's Door". Tom Jones makes a guest appearance on the album, singing his rendition of "Pussycat".
The Preacher's Son is the fourth studio album released by rapper Wyclef Jean. The album was released on November 4, 2003. The album is produced by Jean and Jerry 'Wonder' Duplessis, and mixes the use of instruments with the use of samples. It contains many guest appearances, such as Patti LaBelle, Rah Digga and Redman. It also contains a guest guitar appearance by Carlos Santana on the song "Three Nights In Rio." It contains the popular single "Party To Damascus", as well as its remix, which both feature Missy Elliott.
Welcome To Haiti: Creole 101 is the fifth studio album released by Haitian rapper Wyclef Jean. The album was released on October 5, 2004. The album is a contrast to Jean's previous albums, as many of the track are Caribbean-influenced and sung in different languages. President was the only single released from the album. The album's tracklisting differs between the United States and Europe.
Carnival Vol. II: Memoirs of an Immigrant is the sixth studio album by former Fugees member Wyclef Jean, released in 2007 as the sequel to his first solo album, The Carnival. Speaking to noted urban writer Pete Lewis of the award-winning 'Blues & Soul' in September 2007, Wyclef explained his thinking behind the album: "Titling it 'The Carnival 2' was down to 'The Carnival' back in '97 being my first multi-cultural CD. It had rhythms from all over the world, and in that way this new record is the sequel. You know, there's a revolution of culture going on around the world today where the United Nations is everywhere! You go into a room, and everybody's from a different country. It's like we're ALL immigrants! Some of these people may be listening to bhangra, some to hip hop, some to rock... And, when you put that fusion together, it unites people through music.
From the Hut, to the Projects, to the Mansion is the seventh studio album by musician Wyclef Jean. The album was released on November 10, 2009. It is a concept album telling the story of the fictional character Toussaint St Jean, who is based on the 18th century Haitian revolutionary Toussaint L'Ouverture. Two singles were released from the album: "Warrior's Anthem", released on October 13, and "You Don't Wanna Go Outside", release on November 3. "We Made It" and "More Bottles" were also released as promotional only singles via Wyclef's official blog.
Wyclef Jean's EP named From the Hut, to the Projects, to the Mansion was released on November 10, 2009. It includes 17 tracks, featuring Cyndi Lauper, Timbaland, Eve, and Lil' Kim. In this album, Wyclef uses the alias Toussaint St. Jean, his alter ego, when he raps.
Wyclef Jean's upcoming self-entitled studio album was due to be released in 2011, has still yet to be released. "Hold On," the lead single from the project, will feature Dancehall artist Mavado.
Colin Bailey, better known by his stage name Drums of Death, is a London-based electronic musician, originally from Scotland. His music is a blend of techno, old school house, punk rock and electro. He is known for energetic and exciting live shows and has said in interviews that his debut album is all "Love songs and rave horns".
Drums of Death worked on Peaches' album I Feel Cream, producing and co-writing the title track as well as a 40 minute mixtape of remixes of several of Peaches' other songs (released in early 2009 by XL Recordings). Drums of Death has toured the US and Canada with Hot Chip (2008) and Peaches (2009) and remixed artists such as Tricky and Franz Ferdinand. He has also toured extensively through Europe and the UK, performing at music festivals.
Drums of Death has released two 12" vinyl singles on the Greco-Roman record label and a video for the second single "Got Yr Thing". In 2008 a limited edition 12" picture disc called Dodfucksupanescorttune (a legit bootleg of the song "Starlight" by Escort) was released on Civil Music). In 2009 Drums of Death created a DJ mix for the Resident Advisor Podcasts. There was also a special version of the new original song "Lonely Days" made for inclusion in Toddla T's Fabric Live mix CD. Drums of Death's first full length album was released on the Greco-Roman record label on the 6th September 2010.
Prior to his current incarnation as Drums of Death, Bailey was the bassist and backing vocalist in Glasgow-based band Squander Pilots from 1997 to 2002, performing on and cowriting most of their first album "Things Happen To Us". Squander Pilots' debut single "Given" was Bailey's first songwriting credit.