MP3 Big Will - Crowd Pleeza
Detroit Urban Soul comes through on this Hot mix of Hip Hop, R&B and sexy soul ballads.
13 MP3 Songs
URBAN/R&B: R&B Rap mix, URBAN/R&B: R&B Pop Crossover
Detroit-Long time Sun Messenger, trumpeter/vocalist William (Big Will) Elijah, releases his debut solo CD "Crowd Pleeza" on his own Detroit-based label 3B Entertainment. The disc is a smooth collection of funk, R&B, and hip-hop. Calling his music "Detroit Urban Soul, "Crowd Pleeza" establishes Big Will as a formable solo artist with immense star power and superb songwriting skills.
As a trumpeter and vocalist for the popular Metro Detroit based band, Sun Messengers, Big Will has proved to be a crowd favorite with his gravity defying performances, blazing trumpet licks and marvelous rap/vocal skills. The 12-track "Crowd Pleeza," was a natural progression from the Sun Messengers, as an outlet to showcase Big Will''s abundant solo talents.
In making "Crowd Pleeza," Big Will drew creative inspiration from the painful losses of his son''s mother, Patricia Elijah, and the passing of his mother Carolyn Elijah, both within a four- month period. Before her death, Big Will promised Patricia "that no matter what happens you must see your dreams through and continue to raise their young son William (Lil Will) Elijah." The disc has been therapeutic for the ever-smiling Elijah during a recent interview was quoted saying. "Broken hearts mend", "that''s what music is here for, to ease our cares, mark our triumphs, celebrate our loves, and also to vent our frustrations with life." Five dollars from every CD sold at Big Will''s shows (with and without the Sun Messengers) will be donated to the American Cancer Society in honor of fallen family members
"Crowd Pleeza" is chock full of stand-out tracks, including the neck popping "Don''t Stop", "Big Daddy Shake," a song that features great local talent in the voice of Kimberly Fairchild. Other highlights include the sexy ballad "Touch you," the funky club bouncing "Teddy Bear," and the motor city anthem "Ride Wit Me" spotlights up and coming hip-hop mavericks, The Mystery Men. Big Will counts Michael Jackson, Luther Vandros, Brian McKnight, Ludacris, Mystical, Missy Elliot, P. Diddy, Prince, and The Neptunes as influences
Utilizing grass roots marketing and new technology, Big Will has set his sites on the global music buying public. His site at https://www.tradebit.com is already heavily trafficked. "I''ve seen great response and from Japan, Italy and the UK with over 20,400 plays of my songs, and numerous CD sales since signing on to this site" Big Will is well on his way to bringing his Detroit Urban Soul to the masses. Big Will also has an online bio site https://www.tradebit.com where you can have his bio with press clippings, photos well as media clips of his songs easily e-mailed anywhere you need him to.
On 10-15-2002- Big Will and Detroit Urban Soul makes their Debut on National syndicated talk show "The Mitch Albom Show" w/ Actor Jeff Daniels
On 11-9-2002 Big Will''s CD release party was held in a packed Club 5th Avenue Downtown Detroit With his 5 piece group "Detroit Urban Soul" by his side he delivered 4 blazing cuts from the CD as well as a cover from Prince "Always in my hair" featuring Royal Oak Guitar slinger Dan Mayer with onlookers chanting like they were at Ford Field to feel the energy of that awesome performance
In 1-2003 Big Will''s track "Don''t Stop" wins month long online A&R showcase on https://www.tradebit.com in the R&B category over 500 votes
What the industry people are saying:
"I saw him in a club one night Dancing, singing, playing horn, Rapping . . . he stopped me cold. He''s a dynamite talent and a wonderful human being!"
Toni Basil- Hollywood Actress, Choreographer for Bette Midler''s "Kiss my Brass" Tour 2004, Lee Ann Womack Singer of Huge 80''s hit "Hey Mickey"
6-30-2003 BIG WILL UNDERGOES SUCCESSFUL GASTRIC BYPASS SURGERY AND LOSES 200lbs in 7 1/2 months with Liv-lite program call for details 586-757-6218 (Pat Purdy: program manager/contact person)
1-2004 Big Will Debuts Crowd Pleeza Tracks on WDTR 90.9 FM in Detroit w/ DJ JA. Streeter several call in request after the show airs also songs by Big Will''s 3B Entertainment Artist roster Piccasso, The Urban Vessels, Mike Ski also featured enjoying great success on her shows rotation
COMING SOON: 3B Entertainment PRESENTS...Detroit Urban Soul v.1 a compilation CD of the hottest new talent coming from Detroit. Artist featured: Piccasso, Kendra Drake, Mike Ski, D-Stone, Big Will coming early 2004
Editor''s note: Big Will is available for interviews. An advance copy of "Crowd Pleeza," artist bio and photo are included.
For a list of Sun Messenger performances please go to https://www.tradebit.com.