Crada at #1 with La Fouine’s “Drôle de parcours”

lafouinecovertracklistIt’s the second time around that Crada has successfully worked with french rapper & entrepreneur “La Fouine“. Crada produced and co-wrote the song Donne-Moi on La Fouine’s 5th official longplayer Drôle de parcours” which hit the stores on February 4th 2013. The album went straight to the top position on the french charts and reached #2 in belgium and #6 on the swiss album charts and it is already certified gold in france. Support Crada & La Fouine and order the album here: Itunes

Teesy & T-No sign with SL Management

teesytnoBerlin newcomer sensation Teesy and his Hamburg based in-house producer T-No are the newest additions to the Starting Lineup Management roster. While Teesy is widely regarded as the most interesting new urban artist in the country, he also possesses excellent songwriting abilities that are not only limited to his very own genre but also a very good feeling for song production and arrangement. T-No has previously worked for many german and filipino artists and is considered to have the potential to be an international success. Starting Lineup is very excited about these young guns and is looking forward to the next months and years.

Crada scoring #1 in the U.K. + Olympic Games

8iRzmsgaFoWhile the London Olympics slowy come to an end, Crada’s newest U.K. endeavours are just getting started. After making serious noise in Great Britain with last years productions for Clare Maguire (“Freedom”) and Encore (“Tit For Tat”) and working extra studio shifts with artists like Tinie Tempah, Rita Ora and Emeli Sandé, Crada has now scored his first number album in the U.K. with his contribution to Conor Maynards stunning debut album “Contrast”. “Drowning”, the Crada-produced video single, immediately became a fan favorite and is available on all iTunes versions of Conor Maynard’s album.

And for those of you that actively follow the Olympic Games: We are extremely proud that the Clare Maguire/Crada collaboration “Freedom” has been chosen to be one of the songs to be played during the competitions at the Olympic Stadium. Athletes, officials, spectators and viewers from all over the world will be able to enjoy “Freedom” as the official soundrack to the 2012 Olympics.

Rasul – Writing Colours

Cover_Rasul_web_400Throughout the past years of Starting Lineup Records we produced and released numerous projects, all of them being exciting, demanding and entertaining for us in their own way. None of all these releases, however, have been as special as this project. After Rasul’s untimely and surprising death on May 11th, 2010, his family asked us to put together his last, posthumous album “Writing Colours”, which we’re releasing in a close joint venture with Europe’s JUICE magazine. This is what the editors of JUICE have to say:

It’s an honor for JUICE to carry on the torch of an extraordinary talent with the release of this posthumous album. Rasul, formerly MC of legendary Munich rap group Square One, surprisingly passed away in summer of 2010. “Writing Colours” still, is by no means a collage of sound bits and pieces from the depth of old hard drives. All songs on this album had been fully recorded before Rasul’s death and are now being released the way he intended to do. Two thirds of the songs have been produced by the so far unknown beat-duo TrueStatiks. Driven by warm drums and soul samples, they follow in the footsteps of Rasul’s ingenious partner Iman, who he created the 2001 classic “Walk Of Life”. Ali’s musical son Crada contributed with some of his emo bangers he recently placed on albums for Drake and Kid Cudi. Ten years after the release of Square One’s masterpiece Ali and Iman reunite as well to make sure rap stays Soulmusik forever. “Writing Colours” is the perfect combination of the traditional Square One sound and the musically always up-to-date Ali. Rest In Heaven, Rasul.

“Writing Colours” will be released in Germany, Austria and Switzerland as part of the newest edition of JUICE magazine and will be available on June 10th, 2011 (subscribers) and June 15th, 2011 (newsstands).

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UrbanGermany signs with SL AllStars Publishing

son close upRight before the end of the year we’re proud to announce that singer/songwriter Son aka UrbanGermany signed with SL AllStars Publishing. UrbanGermany is one of the hottest singers and songwriters releasing cover songs and his own material on YouTube. Over the last 2 years UrbanGermany achieved to establish a worldwide fan base and was booked for live shows in Europe, North America and Asia. He is currently one of the most requested writers and performers in Germany and we are happy to team up with him and Crada to assist in breaking UrbanGermany him as an internationally renowned artist. SL AllStars Publishing is a division of Starting Lineup – Urban Media Agency and is operated in connection with AMV Talpa.

Link: UrbanGermany YouTube Channel

Jay Rock’s “Black Friday” with Crada production

jay_rock_coverAmerica celebrates Thanksgiving weekend and its commercial version (Black Friday), a day that has a strong tradition of special offers and freebies. Westcoast rapper Jay Rock does his very best to continue this tradition by releasing his brand new mixtape “Black Friday”. Part of this release is our very own Crada who contributed the composition to “Diary Of A Broke Nigga”, a song that comes with a video as well. On “Diary Of A Broke Nigga”, Jay Rock talks about the pain, fear and desparation of people living in and from the streets and manages to deliver very clear images and emotions over hard drums from Crada.

“Black Friday” and “Diary Of A Broke Nigga” are both available on Continue reading

Crada remixes Nneka & Nas’ “Heartbeat”

nneka_remix-epA couple of weeks ago Nneka reached out to Crada for a remix of her smash hit “Heartbeat”. From Oct 5th on, this song is available on Nneka’s “Heartbeat EP” (USA exlcusive) and features Nas with two amazing verses. After Nnekas tour alongside Nas & Damian Marley in the US and Canada, this remix is guaranteed to make a lot of noise for the nigerian singer. Check out the Crada Remix here.

DJ Kitsune x Def Jam Rapstar

djrgamescomDJ Kitsune was requested to play special showcases for the Gamescom trade show of “Def Jam Rapstar”, a new interactive video game that let’s you perform over 30 of the greatest hip hop songs of all times including songs from The Notorious B.I.G., Public Enemy, Run DMC, Drake or Lil Wayne. In addition to that, several top-notch producers were hired to add exclusive content to the game including Just Blaze and DJ Premier. In cooperation with Sureshots Marketing & Promotions and 4mm Games New York, the highly-in-demand Def Jam Rapstar booth at the Gamescom (world’s biggest video game trade show) in Cologne also featured live appearances by rap stars Olli Banjo, Azad, Marteria and Das Bo.