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MP3 2nd - Freaky Mon

A unique blend of Reggae, Hip-Hop and R&B Soul. With powerful entertaining & inspirational songs, heaven-sent as is he; a prolific songwriter, producer, and true artist -just listen to the variety on "Freaky Mon" and decide for yourself.

20 MP3 Songs in this album (79:50) !
Related styles: URBAN/R&B: Soul, REGGAE: Roots Reggae

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2ND is a multi-talented new up and coming recording artist in a class of his own!. His music is heaven-sent as is he; a prolific songwriter producer, composer and all around artist -- just listen to the variety on "Freaky Mon!" His latest debut album -- and decide for yourself!. 2nd is a self contained artist in the music genres of Reggae, Hip-Hop and R&B Soul. Some have called him a rare and true artist, a diamond in the ruff who is multi-talented in his own right, while others have called him a true "Genius!". Born in the boogie down Bronx in NYC home of Rap legends KRS-One, D-Nice, DJ Scott La Rock (RIP) and others – 2ND always considered himself to be a good Artist who just was not signed at the time, but he knew it would happen eventually, and sure enough it did when a new up and coming record label named ASTRO/GENESIS RECORDS discovered him and decided to sign him!.

The new label hosted a talent showcase where 2ND who was then known as "2nd In Command", came in "1st place!" And beat out numerous acts for a Grand Prize of a Record Deal. 2ND went on to write and produce numerous songs for the new label, producing and co producing tracks for their artists, as well as bringing on board a new female kid group to the label named “Flavors” that he also managed. 2ND developed and produced two hot singles for the young group entitled: “What’s The Flavor” and “2 Scoops Of Funk”. These 2 singles along with 8 singles of 2ND''s, and 6 singles from 5 additional artists who were also signed to the AGR label, were to be featured on a brand new compilation CD entitled: “ON THE RISE”. But sadly dramatic changes within the AGR labels management and finance department, lead to huge financial setbacks that hampered the entire AGR "On The Rise" Compilation Cd project, in addition to 2ND’s new debut album that was never released.

As a result of what transpired, recording artists right here in NYC who had won a similar showcase likened to 2ND''s, did not receive a record deal as promised.
2ND’s then growing fan base was completely shot!. On the streets of NYC he would often encounter angry artists (or relatives or friends of artists who had won a record deal from an AGR showcase,) who would vent their frustration and anger at him. They somehow assumed that because 2ND was signed as the #1 top artist on the new label, that he may have somehow have been in on this scam to host talent showcases, collect ticket monies, have the artists win the showcase, and then skip town and not deliver to the winners what was promised to them which was a record deal.

2ND''s name had been tarnished for his affiliation with the AGR record label, and he was no longer looked upon as the top talented new artist singed to an up and coming new indie label, but rather the top talented new artist singed to, and who probably was most likely in on a scam that took place on behalf of new indie labels talent showcases. The good the bad and the ugly, the dark side of the music business, the things that so many do not see behind the close doors of the entertainment industry. Sentiments of what happened to 2ND can be heard in a very passionate song on his album entitled: "Long Long Road".

Being very disappointed and completely devastated by all the chain of events that transpired at that time after giving so much of his raw talent, energy, time and supreme dedication and commitment to the AGR record label and to see nothing materialize as a result, 2ND prayed to God for guidance and still remained faithful, confident, and optimistic that he would make it in the music industry. So he decided to take what he could from the experience and start fresh again, he would drop the “In Command” from his name to leave only "2ND", most people who knew him always called him that for short anyway. 2ND would then take a huge risk, a leap of faith as some might call it, and with a little help from his family and supportive investors, he decided to forge ahead with his talent and start his own independent record label called, ICP Records. 2ND wrote, produced and arranged the tunes, "HOME", “FREAKY MON”, "ACAPELLO", “ROOTS AND CULTURE”, “LONG LONG ROAD”,, “STAY STRAPPED”, "LICK IT", “REAL”, "GIRL ITS YOU" and more... All of which you will hear on his very 1st debut album entitled: "FREAKY MON", which features over "19 Single Releases!".

In just two short weeks from the albums official release in September 2008, 2nd already has two “HOT” new singles on the charts. His HOT new single "Acapello" is now Number One! On the TOP TEN REQUESTED SINGLES on the QYK-TOP 40 radio station. His song recently hit the Number Eighty spot on the HOT ONE HUNDRED SINGLES CHART! Right next to his many admirer’s Alicia Keys, John Mayer, Mariah Cary, Usher and even Little Wayne!. Acapello” is still holding steady in the Number one position on the TOP TEN MOST DOWNLOADS on Air Play Access. “Acapello” also hit the AC/HOT AC UP & COMING CHART In the Number seven SPOT. It hit Number three on the AC/HOT AC MOST ADDED CHART, Number four on the AC/HOT AC SPIN INCREASE CHART, Number two on the AC/HOT AC PRIME MOVER CHART, Number thirty on the AC/HOT AC TOP THIRTY INDIE CHART, Number Twenty Eight on the TOP-FOURTY TOP THIRTY INDIE CHART, NUMBER EIGHT on the TOP-FOURTY PRIME MOVER CHART right next to one of 2nd’s huge admires, Christina Aguilera. “Acapello” also made the TOP-FOURTY UP & COMING CHART right next to artists like T-pain, LL Cool J, Ne-Yo, Lil Wayne and John Mayer. Another song of 2nd which is his actual album title: "Freaky Mon", was at Number sixty seven on college radio in its first week, then in the second week climbed to the Number twenty one position on the TOP COLLEGE CHART. So how does one explain this huge progression?, Well I think three of 2ND''s newest fans named Cara, David and Michelle said it best in the "Album Review Section" on his Digstation and CD Baby sites:

Cara writes: "Your singles on your page are good. I can tell that you put a lot of thought into the lyrics, because it isn''t the same repetitive BS music that''s out now. My favorites are "Home" and "Roots and Culture". - Cara

David writes: "This artist has a lot of talent. The sample songs seem different from what I''m use to hearing. The songs are positive and we all need that right now. Thanks 2nd for making a nice album of songs. Best of luck to you". - David

Michelle writes: 2nd is a rare and true artist; astounding in “Acapello”, creative in his compositions, and secure in his original style. All of his lyrics are heartfelt and he sings from his personal life experiences which touch the soul. I like that he is relatable and mostly that he is keeping it real. God bless you for your heart of gold. - Michelle

2ND is one artist who indeed has the sheer natural talent and unique ability to venture into different genres of entertainment, like his many mentors: Will Smith, Mark Wahlberg, Tyrese Gibson, P. Diddy, Ice Cube, Queen Latifah and others… Not only is 2ND an exceptional artist, songwriter, producer, and arranger, but he is also a very talented actor, filmmaker, screenwriter and impressionist as well, with an hilarious comedy show and romantic comedy feature film screenplay in development, where he impersonates various characters, celebrities, in addition to a host of original comedic characters that he himself created. 2ND had the opportunity to work with an amazing special effects make-up artist who studied under the legendary "Dick Smith" who did make make up for hit horror films like "The Exorcist" & "Poltergeist". In make up for over 2 hours 2ND was completely transformed into one of his most hilarious characters ever, "Uncle Charlie", a Caucasian dirty old man with bad teeth, a love for cigarettes, and decaf coffee, lol. 2ND will feature this hilarious character with a host of others in his up coming comedy projects. Some of 2ND’s favorite artists and role models for impersonations are: Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Eddie Murphy and Jim Carey. You can hear some of 2ND''s comedic side in the hilarious interlude on his album entitled: "Mr. and Misses Chows Argument".

2ND will also star in an upcoming "Celebrity Challenge Reality TV Series!". Talent attached to Season One of the TV Series include Co-Hosts Actress Sabine Singh - played "Greenlee Smythe" in All My Children when Rebecca Budig was off for a while; and Alfonso Ribeiro - Fresh Prince of Bel Air, etc. Cast Members for Season One also include 2ND, Actress Dana Sparks - Soap: Passions, Star Trek, etc; Skater Oksana Baiul, Amazing Race Alumni Jonathan Baker and Victoria Fuller, Actresses Dana Barron and Erika Eleniak, Actresses Tia and Tamarra Mowry of hit TV show "Sister Sister", among many other celebs.

2ND is also an artist and humanitarian, with a huge passion for filmmaking, so everything he produces musically, is seen visually. A former student of the world renowned NEW YORK FILM ACADEMY in 2006, 2ND produced a powerful documentary feature film on Hurricane Katrina entitled: " New Orleans , We Won''t Forget About You". 2nd also narrated and produced the entire soundtrack for the film which received great raves at its premiere screening at the Anthology Film Archives in NYC, and also a special acknowledgement from the Sundance Film Festival.

One of the most touching songs in the film is entitled, "HOME" and it can be heard on 2ND''s new debut album, "Freaky Mon" as a special “Bonus Cut”. And the music video which has already received numerous raves and accolades, can be seen on You-Tube, Myspace and various other media outlets.

2ND will be the featured performer on a special “After the Storms Aid Concert” to help aid Hurricane Storm victims and charitable organizations providing assistance to them (Red Cross, Save the Children, UNICEF, Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans, North Shore Animal League, Baton Rouge Area Foundation, Salvation Army {LA, MS, AL Division}, Hands On Network, Harvest Hope Food Bank and Atlanta Community Food Bank, among others).

2ND will perform his song “Home” live on stage. The concert is set to take place in New York , LA , Houston , San Antonio , Austin , Atlanta , Montgomery , Galveston , New Orleans and several other states. The concert event will recorded for DVD sale, and will also air on various cable channels and/or PBS. Many Celebs will be participating as the hope is to raise as much money as they can for these poor victims who were still recovering from Katrina before hurricane Gustav and Ike made landfall. In the wake of this years Hurricane season, 2ND will not only show his support by his performance, but he is also donating 100% of every download sale of his song “HOME”, to hurricane victims and charities. 2ND’s hope is to use his song “HOME” to not only help raise money for hurricane victims, but also an awareness to the American people of a rebuilding effort, that will be ongoing and should not be forgotten by maintream media.

2ND without a doubt, 2ND is indeed a force to be reckoned with in 2008-2009! And he truly believes that has the talent to be right up there with the heavy hitters in the music industry. 2ND''s main goal for himself and his label "ICP Records", is to release an album independently and sell a sufficient amount of units to later secure a good P&D deal with a major label, where he can then have the leverage and time to produce and develop more talented acts, and crank out even more "Hits" on a bigger scale!. The album "Freaky Mon" will give you an idea of the "Genius", "deep insight" and "talent" that this new up and coming recording artist truly has. 2ND is truly a multi-talented genius in his own right, a huge entertainment "commodity" who excels in anything he touches.

With his love for all styles of music, deep respect for the art of acting/filmmaking, and sincere Humanity & Compassion for others, he''s a "Mega Solo-Entertainment Powerhouse Package!" destined to reach huge heights in the entertainment industry, and his name is simply, "2ND".

2ND''s new debut album "FREAKY MON" is now available on CD Baby! And coming to I-tunes soon! If you would like to become a new fan of "2ND", then simply send him a friend request at his myspace page and you will be notified of his up and coming live performances, exciting events and exclusive RECORD RELEASE PARTY! To be held at a private "HOT SPOT" in his hometown of New York City . Are you 2nd''s new Number One Fan? Then call him at: 2nd at (347) 934-9015 and let him know.

For more info or bookings call ICP Records at: (212) 561-0369 or email: secondicprecords@https://www.tradebit.com

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